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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Last week, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) held two so-called public information sessions regarding recently-proposed water rate increases which I adamantly oppose. If adopted, the increases would make the Colorado River basin’s rates, far and away, the most expensive of any other major basin in the state. Customers in the upper basin would see rates increase from $151 per acre-foot to $175.46 per acre-foot in 2015 with annual increases of 3% from 2016 through 2019. It’s my fear ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Dear Editor, I own a company that sells and installs solar power systems. When I read Mayor Virdell’s opinion piece in last week’s paper, I was dismayed by his remarks on solar power. I had suggested that the city could increase its revenue by owning a solar power farm, so the mayor asked me to put a proposal together.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
Dear Editor, Mr. Bovey’s article (response in the March 26 edition of The Llano News) was replete with misinformation without addressing the key issue: 79 Llano citizens were denied their property rights because the City Manager knowingly misrepresented the law. City Council approved $18,000 in unnecessary legal fees protecting Brenton Lewis from possible misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from his behavior.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 10:40 AM
Dear Editor, The Llano Master Gardeners, in conjunction with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, hosted the Llano Lawn and Garden Show on March 22. Our efforts to provide knowledgeable speakers and gardening information, as well as give an opportunity for the community to buy plants and shop vendors, were rewarded by a good crowd. We appreciate these speakers for sharing information on these topics: Keenan Fletcher - Heirloom Bulbs of the South, Kelly Conrad Simon - Wildscapes, John Newe ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Dear Editor, On Saturday, March 5, my husband and I had our friends and business partners as guests from the Houston area. Ryan had to find a scanner for an important business document, so he brought his corporate computer to town and the library served him well. In the running around the square looking in stores, etc., he left his computer on a bench.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Once again, this last weekend, Llano proved to be a city with a lot going on. The weekend kicked off with the Jeep Jamboree 10th Texas Spur being in Llano, which brought over 150 Jeeps from all over the Nation to our community. It was great to see so many Jeeps in town, and the participants enjoying what Llano had to offer.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
The dredging contractor has completed the month of February with 7368.98 tons of material being hauled from the removal site, located at the north end of California Street where in intersects with Town Lake. This amount of material was occupying space in Town Lake equivalent to two and a half days worth of water storage.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
On March 1, 2011, in the year of our worst drought in Texas history, the CFS (Cubic Feet per Second of Water flow) measured “90” near our Llano bridge and on March 1, 2014 it was”72”. The City Ordinance that is now in place would have the City moving towards Stage 3 watering very soon, but on March 17, the Llano City Council will address this ordinance and consider new provisions and new bench marks before we go into more restrictive watering.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Dear Editor, Since this summer, Llano citizens have participated in some of the most informed discussion City Council has seen in the last few years. Some estimate that due to this participation the City ended up saving well over a million dollars on the smart meter deal it approved. While the value of the smart meters is still not clear, the value of saving a million dollars is. And, in recent sessions citizens have stood up to point out fundamental flaws and errors in ordinances being consi ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Dear Editor, We want to extend our appreciation to your paper for running the press release for “Awaken To Your Inner Well Being” Wellness Workshop that was held March 15, 2014, at the Llano Library. Because you helped us get the word out to the community we had a fine group of enthusiastic participants who interacted with our four panelists to create an enlightening and rewarding experience! Several people helped to make it a success: Llano County Library, the Friends of the Llano County ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Dear Heather, We at the Llano Alliance for Drug Intervention want to reiterate our appreciation for your individual attention to our special needs in advertising during the month of February. This is something that was new to all of us, and you were a perfect guide. From the time the Mayor made the Proclamation of February being the month of Drug Awareness, to the climaxing with the March 1 Rally, you stuck by us and worked with us with our full-page ads.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Dear Editor, Due to the extreme drought we have experience in the last few years our area has suffered greatly with many of our beautiful old oak trees and other species falling prey to the lack of water. Many of you have noticed this past year that use CR 217 the danger of the fallen large limbs of these stressed trees.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Dear Editor, Last week’s News had lots of nice compliments for the Main Street Program that has been ongoing for what, about 10 years now, and I agree that the whole town, especially downtown, looks clean and updated. One thing I wish you had said was “Thanks” to Sarah Franklin, the Main Street Director that entire time, for her diligence, hard work, and ability to coordinate projects which were given special recognition by the Main Street Program organization.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 28, 2014
Dear Editor, I am a retired teacher of 31 years in the Texas Public School system. My years of experience range from the late 70’s, I began my career in 1977, and ended my career in 2012. Most of my years were spent in elementary grades with a few years in a middle school setting.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 24, 2014
Note: Ordinance is spelled two different ways in this letter because in the Notice of Violation it was misspelled Ordanance. I used the correct spelling when not citing the way Mr. Shawn Sutton – Community Service Officer had spelled it in the Notice of Violation. On January 13, I received a Notice Of Violation from the City of Llano regarding ‘Ordanance Number 1108 Subsection 7.’ The Notice of Violation stated that I was in violation of ‘City of Llano Ordanance Number 1108 Subsection ...