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Posted November 26, 2014
Llano’s Christmas Season kicks off Wednesday the 26th with Alysia Kight from Packsaddle Elementary, 1st Grade Winner of the Christmas Coloring Contest being the FIRST EVER to flip on the switch to turn on all of Llano’s new lights and displays all around the Courthouse Square and downtown. For the first time in many years these lights will include Llano’s all new “Courthouse Star” or canopy that has been on Llano’s “Christmas Wish List” for several years now. The Lantex Theater ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
In conjunction with a world wide focus on the persecution of Christians around the globe, Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church will be hosting the eighth annual Running Man Saturday, November 8 at 5:30 pm. In August of this year, the advance of Islamic State (IS) Iraq brought with it an extremely brutal persecution of Iraqi Christians.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
The Shannon Kaspar 5K for School Supplies was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014. With over 100 individuals pre-registered for the race, 125 runners and walkers participated in the run/walk, the most in the ten-year history of the 5K for school supplies. As the crowd gathered for the race, Llano elementary choir teacher Carrie Dodson and the elementary choir sang inspirational songs along with “The Star Spangled Banner.” Members of the Kaspar family were on hand as well to honor Shannon Ka ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
The Kingsland Genealogical Society of the Highland Lakes (KGS) will hold their next monthly meeting on November 11 (Veterans Day) at 2 p.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, FM 1431 West, just west of the Phillips Ranch Rd. traffic light. (The group normally meets at the Kingsland Branch Library, where the meeting room is unavailable that week due to preparations for an annual book sale.) The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. The November speaker will be Albert Breton, a ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and a little luck, helps too. Just days after hosting a jamboree to raise money for new seats in the Lantex Theater, Tex Toler went on eBay, where he just happen to find - you guessed it! Theater seating! Not only did Tex find seats to fill the stadium, they were at a fraction of the cost that he was anticipating, but there were more than enough to fill the Lantex! Let’s back up a minute to explain just how Mr.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
HOPE Haus will be honoring their one-year anniversary with a birthday celebration at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Monday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited for birthday cake and to hear an update on the past year’s activities. HOPE Haus is a transitional home for women in Llano; it is a faith-based organization that helps women rebuild their lives after addiction or domestic abuse.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Beth Mortenson will give a presentation on plant propagation at the Llano County Master Gardener meeting at 5:30 p.m. on November 20th  at the Llano Public Library, 102 E. Haynie, Llano, TX. The public is invited to attend at no charge.  Beth is a Master Gardener and a Master Naturalist in Burnet County.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Old and young alike were interested to see how the use of the illegal but popular drug methamphetamine changes the facial appearance over time. Bob Cunningham from the Llano Alliance for Drug Intervention (LADI) took requested photos of passersby at the Heritage Day Festival LADI tent. He then entered them into a computer program which showed how the person would appear over time. Teens were especially surprised at the results on the iPad screen.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
The Highland Lakes Chapter of Texas Democratic Women recently held a Fundraising Committee meeting to plan events and their budget for 2015. Seen left to right are the committee members from Highland Lakes Democratic Women (HLDW): Shirley Schmidt, Mary Odom, Arlis Schmidt, Patti Vincent; Mary Ann Copp, committee chair; and Andrea Peck. HLDW will not meet in November; but regular monthly luncheon meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of January through October at Hidden Falls Restaurant in ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
If you are looking for something fun to do with family and friends during Thanksgiving weekend, we’ve got it! Llano Fiddle Fest will present the fundraiser concert “Swingin Fiddles and Bows” featuring the musical artistry of Dick Gimble, Emily Gimble, Dennis Ludiker, Jason Roberts, and Ricky Turpin. On Saturday, November 29th, be at the LanTex Theater at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Updated November 13, 2014 1:28 PM
At the Eleventh hour, Veterans Day was commemorated at the American Legion Hall in Llano, a time to honor all Veterans. The theme was “Freedom isn’t Free”. We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of the Armed Services, who bought and paid for our Freedom. The Highland Lakes Republican Women, in cooperation with the American Legion, served lunch.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
This year of 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of The Hill Country Arts Foundation Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Bazaar. In 1974 a group of crafty ladies decided to put their talents to great use in order financially support the Hill Country Arts Foundation. They instituted their annual Holiday Bazaar; it has been going strong since, and this year’s promises to be one of the best.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Lantex Film Society in association with the Texas Independent Film Network and Austin Film Society, with support and encouragement from Llano Main Street is pleased to announce its program for Oct. 15,Tommy Hancock – West Texas Muse. The movie is a documentary about the Texas fiddler and songwriter Tommy Hancock and his spiritual quest that not only changed his life and music, but influenced many well known Texas musicians.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
On October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm, the Lantex Theater in Llano and the City of Llano Main Street will present the first time ever, “Lantex Jamboree” featuring local country music artists who are generously donating their time and talents to raise funds to purchase new theater seating. Entertaining at the event will be local artists Eric Schuessler & Jenny Kelso from the Cadillac Gypsies, 11-year old McKenzie Jones, Garrett, Joel and Kevin Ratliff, Allan Ray Reed and Les Hartman who will also ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
The City of Llano is involved in several community events before we see the start of the new calendar year. This weekend the Llano Heritage Weekend will be in full swing with various activities on the banks of the Llano River, at the Llano Red Top Jail, and a street dance on Saturday night.