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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Accountability ratings for Texas school districts were released last Friday, July 27 by the Texas Education Agency. The Llano Independent School District received a Recognized rating, falling from the Exemplary rating received last year. Recognized is the second-highest rating a school or district can receive. School districts across Texas saw an overall fall in ratings, due in large part to the end of the Texas Projection Measure, which helped to boost ratings for schools the past t ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
May Ruth Hines, 83, of Kingsland, passed away July 20, 2011. She was born to Albert and Laura Austin Cole in Ionia, Michigan on May 15, 1928. Mrs. Hines has worked as a seamstress for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsland and AARP. She so enjoyed quilting, making afghans and swimming.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Michele Tribble-Dentino of Llano, Texas passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the age of 43. She was born November 9, 1967 to Pat (Ahrlett) and Glenn Tribble in Llano. Michele loved to collect rocks and working with her flowers. She is survived by daughters; Jessica Tribble, Emilee and Makeighla Dentino, grandchildren; Adrian, Arianna and Kianna Tribble-Riggs all of Llano, parents; Pat and Glen Tribble, sisters; Nita Tribble of Austin and Julie Bilski and husband Lance of Llano, bro ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Llano Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Sheffield Street at 6:34 am, responding to a call about a man on a porch. According to Llano Police Chief James Schilling, officers found Ronnie Stone, 79, who had apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Llano County Precint 4 Justice of the Peace Brian Alexander pronounced Stone dead at the scene. Next of kin was notified and the body was taken to Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home. Me ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission has granted approval for the transfer of license from M&M Broadcasting to Two Way Communications, LLC, based in Marble Falls, TX. Tim and Stacey Walker are the sole owners of Two Way Communications, LLC and will reside in Marble Falls. KBEY-FM will continue to serve the needs of Burnet and Llano counties.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Pardon me that I’m writing so fast, but this Llano volleyball team begins it season in about 20 minutes! Gracious, some of the girls may forget where their locker is. Am I exaggerating? On what do you base such judgment? The team began practice August 1 and is in action—no, not a scrimmage!—August 8.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
You may have seen the strange, square, digitized-looking symbols in magazines or newspapers. These labyrinthine cubes are actually quite a-mazing. They are called QR or Quick Response Codes which can by scanned by a smart-phone and takes the user to a website or another destination. Smart-phone users simply download a QR Code scanning application, point and click!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Llano River is still flowing, albeit at a slower rate from last week. Council learned from City Manager Finley deGaffenreid that flows were steady at around 4-6 cubic feet per second, with a slow down from last week. Flows upriver at Mason and Junction remained slower than normal, but were still flowing. deGaffenreid told Council that according to weather forecasts, there was no rain predicted in the near future, with predictions of a recurrence of El Nina, which would re ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
DALLAS—Remember the good old days when the toughest preseason questions for Texas head coach Mack Brown were: Will Ricky Williams win the Heisman? When are you ever going to beat Oklahoma? Will you change Vince Young’s throwing motion? Is Colt McCoy any good, and where is Tuscany…uh, Tuscola? On July 25 at the Big 12 Media Conference, the repetitive lines of the musical questions were, “What happened last year and why?” And, “Who’s going to ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
He coached and taught in five different decades, so he impacted a lot of lives. Don Scott—a lean six feet, five inches with white hair and beard that exclaim dignity—still looks like a basketball player or maybe a man playing a senator in a 1950s’ movie. He and his wife, Carline Rabb Scott, live in the Valley Spring area near Llano, and he and I talked some basketball the other day. “I went from Wewoka, Oklahoma—part of the Seminole Nation—to Abile ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
We know some things about the Llano High football team this season, but we don’t know Number One: what record it will have. (“We,” of course, is journalistic for “I,” which tells you I don’t know what’s going to happen.) One well-known name will replace another at quarterback. Junior Rhett Brooks will be under center succeeding Preston Rabb.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
The Llano Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has been asked to put together a list of events for the 2012 LCRA calendar. Llano has a lot to offer so we want to make sure we don’t miss your event. The Llano Jr. Livestock show kicks off the calendar of events followed by City Wide Garage Sale, Desserts of Llano, Opry, Fiddle Fest, Crawfish Open, Fandango, Rodeo, VFD Fish Fry, Lion’s Club Fish Fry, Rock’n River Fest, Wild Game Dinner, Catholic Church’s Chic ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
Suspects have been identified and three have been arrested in connection with the burglary of the First Baptist Church of Kingsland on April 22 of this year. Llano County deputies responded to a burglary, where they found evidence of a forced entry sometime during the night as well as a great deal of damage.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
Llano County Commissioners renewed the burn ban at their meeting on Monday, July 25. With no rain and no relief from the dry, hot weather, the Commissioners agreed to renew the ban for and additional 90 days. Commissioners did agree to allow some exceptions, though only with strict guidelines. These include guidelines for welders such as: a spotter is required fro each welder, the perimeter, shall be clear of all vegetation, and if possible, continued to be kept wet ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Posted July 27, 2011
Betsy Tinley was born April 9, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas, and passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her home in Kerrville. She is survived by her husband, Pat A. Tinley and by her children, Tory B. Virdell of Llano,Texas, Tara Bock and her husband Todd of Kerrville, Tana Watson and her husband Drew of Boerne, Texas, Scott Tinley and his wife Shannon of Cypress, Texas, Patrick Tinley Jr.