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Tue
16
Sep

Community comes out to support youth

by Erin Green
 
Tommy McCullough and his wife, Sandy, of Elgin, Texas, enjoy eating and helping good causes. It’s no surprise, then, really, that they made it a point to stop in at the 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner in Llano on Saturday, Sep. 13. “We’ve been to this one about four times now,” McCullough said as Sandy arrived with a heaping plate of food.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Taking the Stage

Country music legend Larry Gatlin took the stage Saturday afternoon, Sept. 20, during the first of two sold-out Llano Opry shows at the LanTex Theater in downtown Llano.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Council passes budget amid quorum queries

by Erin Gree n
 
High land Lakes Newspapers Llano City Council passed the city’s 2014- 15 budget with a 3-2 vote during its regular meeting Monday. The council was split, however, as to whether or not the majority rule applied to merely their attendance at the meeting or the individual vote itself.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Talking water


A group of concerned Llano residents gathered for an informal discussion Friday at Fuel Coffeehouse on the water issues Llano is facing.
By Erin Green.
 
Llano’s water issues are not so much about the water, but about management and decision-making regarding the Llano River. Or, as Llano resident Lynda Gammage said, “Let’s think it through and have a coherent plan.”

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Wed
10
Sep

Llano eagles will be building a new home


The eagle pair get comfortable in their Llano nest in January, 2014. The photographer, Jess Thompson, has been observing the eagle pair for more than 10 years.
By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
 
The well-known eagle pair who had a nest along Texas 29 near the Llano River will be building a new home this fall after their nest collapsed about a month ago because of a combination of a rotted tree trunk, a heavy nest and a windy day, a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department official said Friday, Sept. 5. People have traveled from all over the country to see the eagle’s nest.

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Wed
10
Sep

Llano County gives nod to budget

By Erin Green.

The Llano County Commissioners Court gave final, unanimous approval to the county’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget — which predicts more revenue than expected — during its regular meeting Monday. County Auditor Cindy Lent said the increase in revenue — about $96,000 — does not come from a tax increase.

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Wed
10
Sep

Hussey speaks on border crisis

By Erin Green.

The United States border with Mexico is not secure, according to activist Bill Hussey, who saw it for himself on a July trip to the Rio Grande Valley. He’s now putting his efforts into finding a solution to the border crisis and the flow of people who may not all be coming simply to find a better life. Hussey spoke about the situation to the Llano Tea Party’s regular monthly meeting held Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Wed
27
Aug

Suspicious death at Kland home


Alexandria Randolph/Staff Texas Rangers and Llano County Sheriff’s Deputies were on an active crime scene in the 200 block of McGee Trail in Kingsland on Tuesday afternoon.

by Alexandria Randolph

Texas Rangers and Llano County authorities are currently investigating the suspicious death of a 23-year-old male at a residence in the 200 block of McGee Trail in Kingsland Tuesday.

Llano County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Wednesday deputies, EMS personnel and firefighters responded to a 911 call of a deceased male inside the residence.

“When deputies arrived, they requested investigators respond as well,” the release stated.

A 46-year-old female was taken into custody at the scene, but not been formally charged as of Wednesday morning.

Texas Rangers out of the Waco area confirmed that a fire took place at the residence earlier that morning, but Kingsland Volunteer Fire Chief Danny Stone said he could not comment on the event.

Texas Rangers and a State Fire Marshall responded and assisted county authorities with the investigation.

Tue
19
Aug

Three will lead yellowjackets band

By Erin Green
 
High school life means getting involved in activities and for Logan Simpson, that means two things — theater and band. But if a conflict should arise, there is no doubt in the Llano High School senior’s mind which activity would win out.
 
Tue
19
Aug

Weekend fires keep LVFD busy

By Erin Green
 
Two fires kept Llano firemen busy late Friday afternoon and evening. Firefighters were called to a structure fire 5 p.m., Friday on 1601 Wright and later saw smoke rising from a city yard at Wright and West Haynie streets. The owner of the home on Wright was not in at the time and three dogs died of smoke inhalation, according to Llano Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Tim Harden.
 

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