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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.