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Wed
26
Nov

ROUNDING THE CORNER

Wed
26
Nov

It’s Turkey Time!

by Erin Green
 
Talking turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving for the Toeppich family of Llano. Built at least a decade and a half ago by her husband, Paul, and her son, Justin, a turkey decoration outside the Toeppich family home at 1715 West Ranch Road 152 has become something of a local attraction, June Toeppich said.

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Wed
26
Nov

‘Fuel’ up on coffee, music, more

by Erin Green
 
Coffee. Music. Community. And, yet, so much more. During this time of thankfulness, the board and staff at the small-but-growing non-profit coffee house, which has been serving coffee, friendship, fellowship and so much more to Llano residents and visitors alike since 2007, has much for which to be thankful. “It’s a blessing for the community,” said Fuel Coffee House board member Stan Miller. “When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of what the community does for itself.”

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Wed
26
Nov

LISD Board taking pulse of bond projects

by Erin Green
 
A rundown of the final savings on the school district’s 2013 bond package will be available at the next meeting of the Llano Independent School District (LISD) board, according to officials at the Nov. 17 meeting. Dean Sharp, who is project manager for the school’s bond package, told school trustees that the work on the district’s 2013 bond package is nearing completion and an update will be forthcoming as to the savings the district will see.

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Sat
22
Nov

Flash flood warning issued

A flash flood warning is in effect for Burnet, Llano and Blanco counties from 5:30 p.m. Saturday until midnight.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy rainfall is expected through the evening, and "thunderstorm activity is taking aim over areas that have already seen one to three inches in the last 12 to 24 hours... there will be places that likely develop flooding with only one inch downpours."
According to the flash flood warning, creeks and minor streams in the area may develop flooding, which could cause travel hazards after midnight, but the flood risk decreases after midnight.

Sat
22
Nov

One dead in rollover on TX 29

By Alexandria Randolph

One person is dead in a rollover accident that occurred just east of Llano on TX 29 Friday night.
First responders arrived on scene near Midway Guns at about 8:45 p.m. to find two victims; the driver was reportedly injured, and the passenger was ejected from the vehicle and deceased, said Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn.

A second rollover wreck reportedly followed the first that evening at about 9 p.m. on TX 29 near the intersection of RR 1431. At least one individual was injured and entrapped, reports said.

For more on the story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal and this site for updates.

Tue
18
Nov

LanTex Theater gets digital projection

by Erin Green
 
A new era has dawned at a Llano landmark. Installation of the new Barco digital projector at the LanTex Theater started Tuesday, Nov. 11, and is nearing completion, according to Terry “Tex” Toler, manager of Llano Main Street.

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Tue
18
Nov

Students named coloring contest winners for ‘Starry, Starry Nights’

by Erin Green
 
Young Efrain Aviles III likes three things. Baseball is one. Football is another, said his father, Efrain Aviles Jr. The third? Drawing, which is what brought Aviles Jr., his wife, Marina, and their children, Efrain III, Andrea and Javier, to the Llano Fine Arts Guild for a reception Nov. 11.

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Tue
18
Nov

Festive Atmosphere

Tue
18
Nov

City to move police headquarters

by Erin Green
 
Plans are coming together to move the Llano Police Department’s headquarters onto Main Street, thanks to a vote by the Llano City Council when it met Monday, Nov. 17. The council voted unanimously to approve the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the city to issue a tax note in the amount of $240,000.

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