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Posted August 14, 2014
11:15 AM -0- Due to the continued low flows on the Llano River and forecasted hot and dry conditions, the City of Llano has ordered Stage 3 Water Restrictions be implemented.   The goal of Stage 3 is to limit the daily pumpage at the water treatment plant to 880,000 gallons per day.
Updated August 13, 2014 4:06 PM
A Round Rock man was killed in a rollover accident on Aug. 12, on Hwy 16, approximately 8 miles north of Llano, according to a representative of the Texas Department of Safety. Hunter Ross Williams, 27, was heading northbound on Hwy 16 when he left the roadway on a curve, over corrected, and rolled the 2008 Ford F250 multiple times. Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
Do you remember the school bully who went around teasing and threatening you or your classmates? Remember how you felt? Remember how you wished he would just go away? Ever wondered what happened to someone who was teased or bullied or what became of the bully himself? According to Jennifer Page, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Llano County, teasing and bullying is an ongoing problem for many of our children.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
Prior to the Llano City Council Budget Workshop on Monday, July 28, the Council approved a resolution authorizing a loan for $40,000 from First State Bank to the Llano Economic Development Corporation for the purchase of a digital theater projector for the LanTex. Council then heard an overview of the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget from Lynda Kuder,, City Finance Director.
Updated August 1, 2014 3:31 PM
Llano County Commissioners passed a resolution concerning illegal alien minors in Llano County. Essentially, the resolution is a statement from the Court that Llano County is not prepared to take on the burden of housing illegal immigrant children. The resolution is in response to the current border crisis where thousands of children and single mothers are entering Texas by way of the southern borders. Llano County citizen and grassroots activist Bill Hussey recently traveled with other grassr ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
On Thursday, July 24, the Highland Lakes Democratic Women will gather for their monthly luncheon at Hidden Falls Restaurant at 220 Meadowlakes Dr. in Meadowlakes community. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served shortly thereafter and the meeting called to order before the guest speaker is introduced at noon.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
Council approved Ordinance 1282, which amends Chapter 70, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions in regards to the discharge of firearms in the city limits. The ordinance adds bows, compound bows, and cross bows to the current code, with the exception of being allowable when using the projectile with a target. Council opted to remove a section that would allow the discharge of a firearm, bow, compound bow or cross bow with a permit.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
Hunter Education provides instruction on Texas hunting regulations, modern and primitive firearms, safety, ethics and responsible hunting, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, and survival and outdoor skills. All materials are provided and subjects are covered in depth to enable the student to successfully complete the Hunter Education certification process. The Llano 4-H Youth Board will be sponsoring this course.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
The Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies® announced today they have received the “Highest Customer Satisfaction Among Auto Insurers in Texas” according to the recently released J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Auto Insurance StudySM.  This is the third consecutive year Texas Farm Bureau Insurance has received an award from J.D. Power for auto insurance customer satisfaction.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Updated July 10, 2014 9:42 AM
Baylor Scott & White confirmed this week that some Llano County EMS ambulances were ‘voluntarily taken out of service temporarily.” Baylor Scott & White contracts with Llano County to provide EMS service, a contract that began with the former hospital in the late 1990s. Llano County Judge Wayne Brascom said that the contract is still in force, and that the contract is still being fulfilled. Baylor Scott & White has brought in EMS personnel from Temple, where Scott & White is headquartered ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
A Llano County man is wanted by law enforcement officers with the Llano County Sheriff’s department after failing to appear for court on May 15, 2014. Robert Earl Griffith, 37, of Kingsland was charged with Sexual Performance by a Child, a first degree felony, $75,000 bond, Indecency with a Child by Exposure, third degree felony, $10,000 bond, and Possession of Child Pornography, third degree felony, $10,000 bond in July of last year. He was indicted on April 16, 2014 on nine counts of ‘t ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Updated July 10, 2014 9:41 AM • Photos
Thanks to the efforts of the Hill Country Prevention and Readiness Coalition, over twenty-five volunteers representing Llano, Blanco, Burnet, Travis and Gillespie Counties participated in forty (40) hours of training from the nation’s most respected fire fighter training organization. Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services, Emergency Response Training Institute (TEEX-ESTI) delivered this training to the Central Texas Hill Country community at no cost, allowing participation without the per ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
On Saturday, July 12, 2014 the Deer Capitol Friends will host their 7th Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet at the Hill Country Hall located at 15675 E State Highway 29 in Buchanan Dam. This annual event sponsored by the National Rifle Association and supported by many local businesses and individuals helps to raise funds for the NRA Foundation, the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, having awarded thousands of grants in support of educational programs s ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
As we approach summer in Texas, the danger of children dying from being left unattended in vehicles increases, warns Jennifer Page, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent, Llano County. Safe Kids USA has launched a campaign titled, ACT. ACT stands for: Avoid heatstroke-related injury, Create reminders, and Take action. The campaign is designed to link together these simple heatstroke prevention steps.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
San Antonio, TX – Isaac Carver from Llano of Llano County has been chosen to participate in the Texas Brigades’ 22nd Battalion of the Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade program this summer. He was selected based on his academic records, interest in wildlife and natural resources, and leadership activities. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths with leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sus ...