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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
I know you’ve read this before, but I am not real happy when the Texas Longhorns win in athletics. That does not mean I don’t admire or defend them, and I will again in a moment. I recognize what Mack Brown did—15 bowl games in 16 years, a national championship. Volleyball is a perennial power. Both basketball teams rebounded to make the NCAA tournament.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
There aren’t any ties in baseball and softball, but Llano High School has come up with one. The sites for the new fields will offer twin locations, back-to-back, and behind the student parking lot. The area is quite green now and looks like it will be a picturesque setting. “It’s really nice,” said head baseball coach Stephen Campbell.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Not much has gone wrong for the Llano High baseball team this summer. The latest story of success was written July 10, when the Jackets walloped Wimberley, 18-0. This was not the best squad the Texans could offer, with some boys playing select ball and others involved in 7-on-7, but it is not Llano’s responsibility to fill out both lineup cards. “We hit the ball and played hard,” said head coach Stephen Campbell, who watched from the press box, while a rather low-key and highly-competent ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
I don’t know what surprised me more. Was it this question from Craig Slaughter, before the World Cup semifinals: “Art, who’s going to win?” Or, was it the answer? “I think it’ll be the Brazilians and Argentina.” This son of a football coach, now a coach himself, a boy from Winters, seeking a forecast in a real football game; and a boy from Memphis, Tennessee—who thought Pele invented the sport and who thought 1-0 games were akin to having lunch with the Geiko figure—daring to ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The lights from the courthouse cupola will return this year, and a lighting ceremony is proposed in conjunction with an “open house” shopping day around town. Llano Main Street office will be marketing the effort to draw visitors and citizens to shop Llano to boost our local economy. Llano Main Street Manager Tex Toler has proposed a 20+ foot tall deer antler tree, eight feet taller than the antler tree in Junction, to promote and secure our reputation as “Deer Capital of Texas”.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
(SAN ANGELO) -- The Sheep and Goat Predator Management Board will mail ballots this week to elect three producers to represent sheep and goat raisers in its 111-county area. In addition there will be a vote to set the refundable assessment to $1.00 per head. Ballots must be returned to the Board office by the midnight July 31 deadline.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
This year I celebrate my 20th year as a practicing grandfather. I am not sure that after 20 years I know anything more about being a grandfather than I did before. I have not found any books written on how to be a grandfather, maybe I should write one. I have enjoyed those 20 years and it just seems to be getting better. One of the interesting things about a grandfather is spending time with the grandchildren, especially when they are trying to watch a movie. I enjoy a movie every now and aga ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
In his helpful book, “Strength of Soul,” W. Phillip Keller says one of the most compelling invitations ever extended by God to man came when the Lord said quietly, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” (Matthew 11:28). He then explains that we don’t have to go far to find those laboring along with profound personal problems, carrying heavy loads which weigh them down in despair, frustration and grief.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Jason Lee Reese, 39, of Waco passed away Friday July 11, 2014. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Milton Emmett Mayer went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 89 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Milton and Rose Mayer on December 11, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents. Milton is survived by loving wife Donna Mayer; children Paul and wife Sharon Mayer, Martin and wife JoAnn Mayer, James and wife Bambi Mayer, Bruce and wife Christine Willing, Bryce Willing, Craig and wife Kelly Willing, Scott and wife Machelle Willing, as well a ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
After writing three articles about various “men around town” during three different time periods—early days, circa 1900, and post World War II, one thing became very clear: Where were the “women around town?” The answer really isn’t that difficult because for the most part, they weren’t there. With the status of women uplifted to its present point in the United States, it’s hard to believe this has been a reality for only a few years.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Roger Lewis Karl, age 72 of Kingsland, passed away on July 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas. He was born on November 2, 1941 to Chester Karl and Mae (Williams) Karl in Mills County, Texas. Roger had retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 20 years of service to his country.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Sarah Oatman Franklin, a lifelong resident of Llano and an Oatman legacy dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Llano passed away peacefully on July 10, 2014. She was born September 27, 1937 in Llano, Texas to Wilburn and Frances (Hicks) Oatman. Sarah was a dedicated mom attending almost every function in which her two boys were involved.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Our beloved Dale Pennington, age 75, passed from this life on July 10. He was born March 18, 1939 in Stamford, Texas and grew up on a cotton farm in Haskell, Texas where he developed his affinity for agriculture. Dale graduated from Texas A&M in 1961 and was commissioned into the US Army and held the rank of Captain.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Dorothy “Dot” Murchison of Buchanan Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the age of 76. She was born June 26, 1938 to Roland and Grace (Isenberger) Campbell in Llano, Texas. Dot married Donald Murchison on September 7, 1957 in Leander, Texas. She was a resident of Buchanan Dam most of her life.