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Posted September 17, 2014
The monthly meeting of the Llano Master Gardeners will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 18th at the Llano Library. We have the pleasure of welcoming Barbara Lowenthal, a Hill Country certified Master Naturalist from Kerrville. Barbara moved to the Hill Country in 1982 and spent several years working with the education program at the Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
          The City is seeing several projects completed or nearing completion that have been started by citizens, committees, and the youth of our community.  Several months ago, Jase Hinton approached the City of Llano staff about an Eagle Scout Project.  This project was to construct a fishing pier at Robinson Park, making the area accessible to the disabled and elderly.    After the initial discussion period with staff, the final project location and design was reached.  Aft ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
The Women’s Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Llano will be holding the 10th annual Shannon Kaspar 5K for School Supplies on Saturday, October 18. The race is held each year to raise money to purchase school supplies for students in our school district whose families need assistance in providing supplies for their kids.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 1:07 PM
It is that time of year again! The Llano County Junior Livestock Show Association will be hosting the 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner on September 13, 2014, at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center. The newly constructed facility is 25,000 square feet, climate controlled with restrooms and concession stand, located at 2200 Ranch Road 152, Llano, Texas.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:56 PM
Texas Extension Education Clubs in Llano County are looking forward to sponsoring the annual Ham and Bean Lunch and Country Store on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The fund raiser will be held at Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church in Llano and will feature good down-home cooking.  In addition to baked ham, diners will enjoy a variety of bean selections, cole slaw, cornbread, and a delicious array of homemade desserts.  Cost is $10 per person; carry-out pl ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:56 PM
A county courthouse is often the most important place a genealogist can visit, with valuable records for a family history researcher, plus many suggestions for additional sources to investigate. Bette Sue Hoy, Llano County Clerk, will be the guest speaker for the next meeting of the Kingsland Genealogical Society of the Highland Lakes (KGS), on Tuesday, September 9, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:56 PM
The committee for Heritage Days in Llano, Texas is well on its way to planning an even better event for this year’s festival to be held October 17-19. 2014. Several new events as well as the traditional popular ones will be a part of the festivities throughout the weekend. One event that is needing volunteers is the Pioneer Crafts demonstrations.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:54 PM
Donna Davis has been named Artist of the Month by the Llano Fine Arts Guild (LFAG). She prefers painting landscapes of the Texas Hill Country in acrylics. Two of her favorite spots to paint are the Llano River and Grape Creek in Blanco County. Donna is obsessed with her photos of the Llano River sunsets and works to capture their beauty in her paintings.  Donna realized her love for painting while creating back-drops for the competing winter Guard Groups at Southwest High School in San Antoni ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:53 PM
The Llano Country Opry will be staged at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano, Texas, on September 13. There will be two performances with the afternoon show at 2:30 PM. The afternoon show is sold out. There are still tickets available for the evening performance at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 each.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:53 PM
Our speaker for this month will be Mr. Ross J. Cox, Sr., of San Saba, who will present a film presentation and lecture concerning the Confederate States Ship Alabama which will include a scale model of the famous ship. During the War for Southern Independence (1861-1865) the Confederate States of America began the conflict with virtually no navy.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:49 PM
A Sunrise Beach police officer made a special delivery on Thursday, Aug. 28 while patrolling Hwy. 71 just south of Llano where there is currently road construction underway. Corporal Kyle Cox was monitoring traffic off-duty when he was flagged down by a construction worker around 8:30am that morning. According to SRB Police Chief Laurie Brock, Cox, along with fellow officer Dan Ross were summoned by a lady who was taking her friend, who happened to be in labor, to the hospital.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014 • Photos
Garrett Ratliff of Cherokee placed 2nd in the Texas State Guitar Flat Picking Championship. Garrett (17) is the son of Joel and Elizabeth Ratliff. He began playing guitar when he was 10 years old and has developed a love of bluegrass in the last 4 years. He is attending Howard Payne this fall where he received a scholarship for his vocal ability.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Kathleen Riordan enjoys playing dirty and has got the fingernails to prove it.  She has been throwing clay for a lot years but is always looking to expand her knowledge.  Workshops, private studio classes, college classes and many influential potters have helped her hone her practice over the years, but her favorite place to work is in her studio out back of the house.  Many of the forms that she throws on the pottery wheel are traditionally round but lately she’s taken to throwing and ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Another year has come and gone. We had a wonderful gathering at the American Legion Building this year. There was the usual great fresh catfish and all the trimmings, sides and plenty (or too many) desserts. This year we had about 65 people attending. Some usual ones and some newcomers or they haven’t been there for several years.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
This week the City of Llano will be hosting a Water Forum at the historic LanTex Theater.  The Mayor, City Council, and staff have scheduled the Water Forum to ensure that the public is aware of the prior, current, and possible actions that have or may be taken to ensure the City of Llano has a secondary source of water.  The Water Forum will have the following format: “Find out where we came from; Where we are now; What lies in our future.”  The Water Forum will begin at 5:30 pm on Thur ...