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Tue
14
Apr

Llano featured in ‘This is Where We Live’

Llano Main Street and Friends of the LanTex Theater will host a wine and hors ‘d oeuvres reception at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at the historic 1927 Art Deco LanTex Theater, prior to the screening of “This Is Where We Live,“ filmed in Llano. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the installation of new seating for the vintage theater.
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Creativity is on display

Packsaddle Elementary School third-grader Meredith Farley likes that she can do anything she want with art. So, when Llano ISD elementary art teacher Veronica Kuykendall had the students create artwork involving the blooming wildflowers of Central Texas, Meredith knew what she wanted to do.
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Going blue for a good cause

The rise in child abuse cases in Llano County from 2013 to 2014 — is up a staggering 49 percent. To raise public awareness about this issue, a group of blue-clad Llano County residents gathered at the courthouse on Wednesday, April 8, for the Llano County Child Welfare Board’s “Go Blue Day.”
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Cooking up some catfish

Starling and her friends were part of a group of two tour busloads from the Garland Senior Center in Garland, Texas, who were sightseeing in the area on a five-day bus trip and decided to attend the fundraiser meal of fried catfish and barbecue — including brisket, chicken or sausage — plus all the fixings after trip organizer Rusty Maxwell found out about it.
 
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Tue
14
Apr

Superfund site to get test wells

Four groundwater monitoring wells were given the go-ahead by the Llano County Commissioners’ Court Monday, April 13, as part of an ongoing investigation into contamination of a state Superfund site in Kingsland. The commissioners voted unanimously to allow the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to install the wells around the site — a former machine laundry/dry cleaner’s property that is now the site of a Re/MAX office — to monitor levels of toxic chemicals which reportedly leaked into the groundwater.
 
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Tue
07
Apr

Council hits brakes on water well

In a split vote, the Llano City Council chose to reject he bid made for the construction of the Leverett water well and reconsider the specifications for the project before taking it out for rebid. City Secretary Toni Milam conducted the 3-2 roll call ote on the matter, in which council members Allen Hopson, John Ferguson and Gail Lang voted to reject the current bid of $977,777 from C Miller Drilling in favor of rebidding the project. Councilmen Bryan Miiller and Todd Keller voted against rejecting the bid.

 

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Tue
07
Apr

New American Legion Squadron

Never served in the military but proud of those in your family who did? Now you can show your support by becoming members of the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 370 the only such Squadron in the tri-county area of Llano, Burnet and Mason. All male descendants, including adopted sons and step-sons, of those who have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during war time whether living or dead are eligible to join.

 

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Tue
07
Apr

Hunt offers Easter fun for kids

The weather may have been cool and misty, but that wasn’t a deterrent for the more than 100 children in attendance at the Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s Easter egg hunt. The staff placed candy in pproximately 3,000 eggs hidden in three different areas on the facility’s grounds — one each for ages younger than 5, as well as those ages 5-6 and ages 7-8.

 

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Tue
07
Apr

5th Annual Fiddle Fest brings competitors from across state to Llano

Sometimes it’s just all about good old-fashioned Texas fiddle music. Such was the throughout the weekend of April 3-5 in Llano at the Fifth Annual Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend. Encompassing everything from an air fiddle contest to an exhibit on the history of fiddling in Texas to a day-long fiddle-playing contest and jam sessions lasting well into the night, the event grew out a 20- plus year contest which then became a weekend-long event in 2011

 

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Tue
31
Mar

Llano’s all set for weekend fiddles, fun

It’s one of the most popular fiddle competitions in all of Texas and it’s coming back to Llano this weekend. Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend, set for Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, in Llano, will encompass everything from an air fiddle contest to an exhibit on the history of fiddling in Texas to the popular Llano Open
Fiddle Contest. 
 

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