A Llano County wanted man three weeks at-large has finally been apprehended in Galveston County, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 10, authorities said. Rocky Drew McIntosh, 36, was apprehended over the weekend after deputies from the sheriff’s office there followed up on a tip, said Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn.
The Old West came alive again in Llano Friday night, Oct. 10. About 60 people attended the Johnny Ringo Society’s “Outlaw Feast,” a fundraiser to aid restoration efforts at the historic 1895 Llano County Red Top Jail. The feast — including exotic fare such as alligator, bear, venison, wild boar and Axis deer — was provided by society members in a variety of stews, sausages, barbecues and gumbo. Attendees provided complementary dishes, as well, including beans, cole slaw, potatoes and chips, plus desserts like pies, cakes and cookies, said Johnny Ringo Society member Steve Roberts.
This was a party more than 50 years in the making. With a venue full of members, friends and supporters in attendance, the Llano Fine Arts Guild came out in force to celebrate the guild and to raise money for its operation Saturday evening, Oct. 11, at the Dabbs Railroad Hotel.
With a nod to the city’s Old West legacy and pioneer past, Llano’s Heritage Days weekend will attempt to bring history to life with a variety of events planned Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19. Featured during the threeday festival, sponsored by the Llano Main Street program, will be a celebration of local heritage at an all-new location-- Leonard Grenwelge Park, where there will be an abundance of living history demonstrations, historical re-enactments, vendor booths, chuck wagon cooking, children’s activities, art and more.
One of the animals brought to Badu Park Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5, for the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony was Rockford. He has been a member of Patricia Perkins’ canine family for about six weeks now. Abandoned in Monahans, Texas, Rockford seemed scared and had already been adopted out and returned when his new family lost their housing. Perkins, who already had two dogs, fell for the one-and-a-half-year-old pooch she calls her “strong, dark and handsome guy.”
A former Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department treasurer was indicted on embezzlement charges last month following an investigation surrounding some money that turned up missing from the organization’s coffers. Pamela Joy McCormick, 34, of Buchanan Dam was indicted on charges of theft of property between $20,000 and $100,000, a second-degree felony, and misapplication of fiduciary property, a state jail felony.
Facing the fact that the Roy Inks Bridge over the Llano River is a critical link between Llano’s northern and southern halves, Llano City Councilmen heard a presentation Monday, Oct. 6, about possible low-water crossing options as a back-up option for traffic. Tom Ashcraft, of CP&Y, was contracted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to do a feasibility study on options for a low-water crossing to give Llano officials a second option for rerouting traffic.
Casey Moss (left) and Briley Mitchell help Nell Ross unload several boxes of documents destined for shredding at the Llano Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Shred Day event. Between 1,200-1,500 pounds of documents were brought in to be destroyed and the resulting material will be recycled.
By Erin Green.
Nell Ross is a busy woman, Due to her schedule, she finds anything she can do to simplify her life an enormous help — especially when it comes to protecting her sensitive information. “I don’t have a shredder and I don’t want to sit there with a pair of scissors going snip, snip, snip,” she said with a smile.
Judy Winkel Brooks, Jim Gauntt, Elaine Gauntt and Donna Davis chat during the reception prior to the Llano High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday.
By Erin Green.
Friendship is forever for pals like Judy Winkel Brooks and Donna Davis. For the duo, who first met as five-year-olds, it’s really no wonder why Brooks chose Davis to introduce her during Llano High School’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.