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Tue
27
Jan

Shoppers converge to pick up ‘treasures’ at city garage sale

 
As a self-described “flea market addict,” Ellie Wilemon has gathered many knickknacks over the years. Luckily for Wilemon — who moved to Llano from Port Aransas about a year and a half ago — and her granddaughter, Christina Wilemon, Llano’s Citywide Garage Sale offered the perfect opportunity to pare down the items she’d found over the years.
 
Tue
27
Jan

City workers work

City workers work to open the floodgate at the Llano River dam on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Council ... see Page 2A lake level must be lowered to remove sand, silt and debris from the riverbed.
 
Tue
27
Jan

County officials support online voter registration

Online voter registration has the support of the Llano County Commissioners Court. County officials unanimously  pproved a resolution during their Monday, Jan. 26,  meeting, urging the 84th Texas Legislature to enact authorization for Texans to be able to register to vote electronically. Cindy Ware, Llano County’s  elections administrator, said online voter registration, 
if the Legislature approves it, could be put in place as early as September 2015, streamlining the voter registration process, improving efficiency and accuracy in the process. 
 
Tue
20
Jan

‘Piecing’ together a quilt design show

by Erin Green
 
For Nancy Nehring, quilting isn’t just about fabric, thread and design. It’s about much more, according to the Buchanan Dam resident. “It’s about the challenge,” she said, browsing through quilts on display at the 8th Annual Kingsland Quilt Show held this past weekend. “It’s about the challenge. It’s the people. It’s the community. Quilting is really its own community.”
 
Tue
20
Jan

LHS Meats Team sizzles in competition

by Erin Green
 
If, as they say, “practice makes perfect,” then all the time the Llano High School Meats Team spends practicing has certainly paid off nicely. The team, comprised of seniors Kathryn Cunningham and David Forrister, along with juniors Julianna Ball and David Meier, brought home the “Champion Team” title from the Western National 4-H Roundup held Jan. 8-11 in Denver, Colorado.
 
Tue
20
Jan

Uncovering the past, for the future

by Erin Green
 
When doing restoration work, one never knows what one might find. Like old photos. Family photos. Class photos. Photos dating back to the early 1900s. Such is the case at the Red Top Jail, where volunteers found a bounty of items when the old pine fireplace mantels were removed as part of the on-site restoration work currently underway. Friends of the Red Top Jail member Martha Rowlett, who posted the photos on the group’s Facebook page, noted many people have been helpful in identifying the subjects depicted in the photos.
 
Tue
20
Jan

LISD Board hears bond project update

by Erin Green
 
Work on the 2014 Llano Independent School Board bond project is progressing with the completion of plans this week. That was the thrust of a presentation by Llano ISD Superintendent Casey Callahan during the trustees’ meeting Monday, Jan. 19. “The actual set of plans will be done this week,” Callahan told the six board members attending (Trustee Ron Cunningham absent.) “We like what we see. We have been working tirelessly to get you what you want.”
 
Tue
13
Jan

Rodriguez takes the stage

Johnny Rodriguez headlined the Llano Country Opry for two shows on Saturday, Jan. 8. He and special guest Dottsy performed a number of their hits, along with tributes to Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens, who died Jan. 2, 2015.

 

Tue
13
Jan

By Llano people for Llano people

By Erin Green

It was an evening of Llano films by Llano people. About 75 people turned out on a chilly, wet Friday evening, Jan. 9, to see the LanTex Film Society’s mini film fest, featuring four locally-made, locally-written movies.
 

 

Tue
13
Jan

TIME FOR THE SHOW

By Erin Green

With more than $200,000 raised for area youths, the 2015 Llano County Junior Livestock Show & Art, Craft and Food Sales s being considered by organizers as a “rousing success.”
 

 

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