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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The first day of school has come and gone, and with all of the fanfare proceeding the events, you would have thought there would have been fireworks...or something. The last minute shopping found me Saturday ‘swimming upstream’ amid the crowds of people who just had to come shop during Tax Free Weekend. The mall parking lot was a nightmare, but after a few false starts and minimal yelling at drivers who don’t know how to park, I managed to get a decent spot. ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
Lee O. Madden V, 35, of Granite Shoals,died, August 19, 2011. He was born to Lee O. and Patricia Marion Brown Madden IV on July 24, 1976 in San Demis, California. Lee was a graphic designer and all around handyman. He operated a graphic and painting service in Kingsland and Granite Shoals and his greatest love was drag boat racing. He is survived by son, Lee O.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read. CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S) ------------------------ Dist/Div: Austin Contract 0700-04-044 for UPGRADE TO SUPER 2 in LLANO County will be opened on September 08, 2011 at 1:00 pm a ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
ORDINANCE NO. 1194 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Llano, Texas, amending Ordinance Number 1162 concerning the budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2010, and ending September 30, 2011, providing for various unforeseen expenditures. Passed and approved this the 22nd day of August, 2011. s/Mike Reagor, Mayor, City of Llano, Texas. s/Kerry Williams, City Secretary This Ordinance may be viewed ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
REQUEST FOR BID Llano Independent School District has 23 used stadium light fixtures with bulbs for purchase. Sealed bids will be accepted until August 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. You may contact Jackie Center in the Business Office at (325) 248-2293 for more infomation. Bids should be sealed and clearly marked on the outside, "Bids for Stadium Lights", Attention: Jackie Center, Business Office, Llano Independent School District, 200 E.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
THE STATE OF TEXAS CAUSE # 17456 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRY WIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP VS FRANK ENBODY, ET AL IN THE DISTRICT COURT 424th JUDICIAL
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The volleyball Lady Jackets took on their usual 10 or 15 big schools, August 18-20, and, although, they recorded no victories, they played pretty well. Before those contests in New Braunfels, Llano hosted Class 3A Boerne, competed in their first five-set thriller of the year, but were defeated. “At times we looked out of this world,” head coach Shawn Sweeten said.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
Dear Editor, How is it possible for a death while in custody of the county jail to be called "not suspicious" before an investigation has even occurred? There is a long and unfortunate tradition in small Texas towns of abuse of power by local and county police agencies. I certainly hope the family of Shawn Michael Appell hold the feet of county authorities to the fire until they get real answers as to what caused the death of their mentally ill fam ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The Llano County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 22. Commissioners considered and approved adopting a joint resolution with the City of Horseshoe Bay to combine voting precincts for their city election. On the ballot for the city are two council seats as well as the seat for mayor. Write-in candidates have until September 12 to get on the ballot, and currently the only three who have indicated that they are running are Tom Schmersahl for a council seat; ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The City of Llano will remain at Stage 4 for the 8th consecutive week, even though rainfall last week has increased water flow over the dam by a small margin. Unfortunately, temperatures are still forecasted to over 100 degrees, and there is no rain forecasted soon. Officials are predicting that the drought could last through November of this year, or could extend until next year. The City Council encourages everyone to continue water conservation.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
We have already previewed the football hopes of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas Tech. Today’s fifth and final installment of our Big 12 forecast will focus mainly on Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, a pair of wicked foes for the hometown foursome. Stoops to Conquer The Sooners have been superb in the Bob Stoops era which began in 1999, and 2011 may be an all-world campaign.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
What started as a vehicle with a flat tire quickly turned into a raging grass fire in Round Mountain on the afternoon of Friday, August 19. According to the Texas Forest Service the fire claimed 137 acres. Approximately 12 surrounding agencies responded to the call for aid in controlling this fire including units from Blanco, Johnson City, Round Mountain, Comal County, Fredericksburg, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals, and Spicewood, plus the Texas Forest Service.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The great American poet, Robert Frost, wrote, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” He may not have had the Llano cross country teams in mind, certainly where snow is concerned, but the closing lines for eternity are: “And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep.” Those are the 2011 Yellow Jackets.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
Don’t expect any preview on this page. This is update city. The Llano volleyball team has played more games than NFL elevens play in a regular season. Through August 22, the first day of school, the Lady Jackets had taken on 18 opponents, and they were schools with more A’s in their classification designation than Warren Buffett got in business school. “We get to see how volleyball is supposed to be played,” head coach Shawn Sweeten likes to emphasize ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011
The number of players may be small; the quarterback and the defensive alignment may be new; and the district—with schools so big they could get a TV network before A&M does—will be formidable once again, but Llano High coaches and players display the only posture you can show in August: a positive attitude that will hopefully transfer to a positive performance of progress. “I like what we have,” says David Yeager, who is beginning his seventh season as hea ...