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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
This one got away. The Lady Jackets hit no field goals in the final quarter and were 6-for-14 from the line. Salado had four twos and was 9-for-13 with its free throws. The Eagles, therefore, had shaken off a 13-point deficit in the second quarter and erased a 43-37 Llano lead after three periods, to win the game, 54-49. The outcome meant the Jackets (0-5 in district) are the only winless team in 25-4A play at the halfway point of the campaign.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
LAMPASAS—With 21 brands and 176 styles from which to choose, you wouldn’t think shoes would be a problem for an athlete, but they were for Llano powerlifter Dalton Dewveall, January 22, in the second meet of the year. He was able to shake that off—the problem, not the shoes—and capture one of two gold medals claimed by Clint Easley’s team during a Thursday afternoon-and-night session that almost made it to Friday. “My shoes are not flat enough,” Dalton told me.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
SALADO—Must-win games can come along at various points of the season. They are not the private property of the final hours of the campaign. The Llano basketball boys had one, January 23, in the third contest of district play, and they escaped Salado with a 54-52 win. The Jackets (9-14 overall) are 1-2 in 25-4A competition; the Eagles drop to 0-3. “Our offense was really solid,” said Aidan Callahan.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Llano commemorated the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision making abortion-on-demand legal in the United States, with a memorial garden of white crosses erected on the church property. Fifty seven crosses comprise a “Cemetery of the Innocents” and reflect the parish’s sorrowful remembrance of the more than 57 million abortions which have occurred since the 1973 Supreme Court decision commonly referred to as Roe v.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
December and early January featured the annual college football bowl games, nearly all of them ending with trophy presentations. The last few weeks have brought trophies to deserving professional teams as they eliminated lesser squads on their way to the big showdown. Now all eyes are on the two teams left in the chase that will soon compete for the most prestigious trophy of all: the one given to the undisputed champions, the winners of the Super Bowl. What makes a champion? A desire to win; ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
A lot of publicity has recently focused on the livestock industry in Llano County. Newspapers offered several write-ups and published numerous photos of events that took place at the annual Llano County Junior Livestock Show. The week before the show opened the second weekend in January, highlights of last year’s show and its winners were recalled.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
This would have been one of those breakthrough wins, a signature moment, the most memorable triumph of the regular season. “Would have been,” of course, tells you it did not happen. How close were the Llano boys to beating Taylor, which left with a 17-3 record, January 20? Closer than Dez Bryant was to making that catch against Green Bay.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
David Roger Van Bramer, age 74, passed away after a lengthy illness on January 27, 2015, in Llano. He was born June 10, 1940 in Wink to Ercell and Roger Van Bramer and attended school in Jal, New Mexico. David worked and conducted business in Odessa and Midland for many years.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Kegan Lee Schmidt of Llano and Mason, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, at the age of 23.  A Memorial Service celebrating Kegan’s life was held on Tuesday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Survivors include his parents Sid Schmidt of Mason and Kalyn Kothmann of Llano; a brother Kaleb Schmidt and fiancé Emily of Tempe, Arizona; his grandmother Mary Schmidt, of Mason and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Kegan is preceded in death by grandparents Daniel an ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Mary Vick Scott Hamilton passed away peacefully on January 18, 2015 at age 86. She was born on November 15, 1928 to Jeff Davis “Babe” and Laura Ellen (Clinger) Scott. She graduated from Llano High School in 1946 where she played the baritone and worked on the school newspaper.  Upon graduation, she worked for several years at the Texas Highway Department in Austin, where she lived at a boarding house with her girlfriends.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Gwendolyn K. “Gwen” Anderson, 86 of Granite Shoals, Texas passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was a daughter of Dave and Gertrude (Robertson) King, born November 2, 1928 in Robert Lee, Texas. Gwen grew up in Edith, Texas and married the love of her life, T. Harry Anderson on December 21, 1947.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Jimmy Graham of Llano passed away on Jan. 2, 2015 at the age 50. He was laid to rest at Six Mile Cemetery. He was born August 23, 1965 in Llano Texas to Ben and Betty Graham both of Llano.   Jimmy was a lifetime resident of Llano. He loved sports, hunting, fishing, music and dancing.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Updated January 29, 2015 4:41 PM
The Llano High School Band and Llano Junior High School Band recently entered students to compete in the Region Band Auditions. The high school auditions were held on December 6th in Tolar with 14 students selected to perform with the All-Region Band. These students rehearsed and performed with the ATSSB Region 7 Honor Band at Tarleton State University on January 16th and 17th.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities, type-1 diabetes and cancer between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres outside of Kerrville in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
William Richard Randolph, age 83 of Llano, Texas, passed away January 15, 2015. He was born on July 3, 1932 in Seminole, Texas, to John B. Paul and S.T. (Wright) Randolph. He grew up in Lamesa and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture form Texas Tech University and for many years worked for General Sales Manager’ s Office of the U.S.