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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the Llano Worman’s Culture Club’s Holiday Home Tour will include this rock home built in 1938 by German stone masons which was acquired by Vince and Kate Tanner Faris when Buchanan Dam was built in 1939. The house was remodeled in the 1970’s by Bill and Thelma Long Faris.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Llano Country Opry will be held on Saturday, December 13.  Grammy Award Winners Asleep At The Wheel will headline two shows at the Llano Country Opry with an afternoon concert at 2:30 PM and an evening show at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 and are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers or by calling (325) 247-5354. Asleep At The Wheel will be doing all of their hit recordings plus a special section of Christmas music as well. In 1969, Ray Benson ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Lou Quallenberg, a born and raised “Jersey” boy, works primarily with Texas mesquite wood in an area of Texas that has become quite famous for it’s mesquite smoked barbecue. Lou Quallenberg has now won the “Best Texas Style” Category at the Texas Furniture Makers® Show six times. This year with the massive curves in “Walker Curve Mesquite Entry Table”, last year 2013 with his impressive 10.5 foot long Susan Entry Table, in 2012 with his artsy “Drift” Sculptural Coffee Table ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Thanksgiving is the traditional start to the holiday season, Christmas shopping, family get-togethers, and of course, the lighting of Badu Park and the beginning of Starry Starry Nights. This year has an added treat with the canopy lights on the courthouse and the twenty Christmas trees around the square that have been decorated by local businesses, non-profits and Llano High School.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Llano’s Christmas events continue on December 6 with Eliza Roush from Packsaddle Elementary, 2nd Grade Winner of the Christmas Coloring Contest, flipping on the switch to turn on and all of Llano’s lights and displays all around the Courthouse Square, and the “Courthouse Star”.  The Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at dark after the lights are turned on, and watch for Santa on the Fire Truck.   The Lantex Theater will feature the movie Penguins of Madagascar on Friday Dec ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Area food pantries have been busy preparing for the holidays this year, and thanks to donations by various organizations and people, there will be lots of smiles on area residents this Thanksgiving. Cheer has been spread to many families by pantry directors and volunteers, who have spent their time planning and distributing food to make sure that no one will go hungry during the holidays.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas participated in the Genealogy Fair and Research Workshop that was held Saturday 22nd at the Kingsland Library.  The event was sponsored by the Llano Uplift Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and there were both men’s and women’s Texas patriotic organizations represented who spoke about their individual organization and Chapter.  The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the DRT meets the 2nd Monday of each ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
This week’s featured home on the Woman’s Culture Club Holiday Home Tour is the recently renovated upstairs loft at Charlie’s Store on the square in downtown Llano. The loft, which is now the residence of owner Billy Ratliff, is part of a unique two-store building built by J.K. Findlay in 1879.
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.