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‘Iconic’ Llano figure dies at 76

‘Iconic’ Llano figure dies at 76

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers   The Llano community has lost one of its most dedicated, hard-working, high-spirited and, some say, “iconic” champions. Sarah Oatman Franklin, a lifelong resident of Llano, died July 10 of cancer. She was 76. For more information, read Wednesday’s Journal.…

A touch of creativity

A touch of creativity

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers It really doesn’t take much for a child’s imagination to take flight. In fact, for the 24 youngsters in the first session of the Llano Fine Art Guild’s second annual Art Camp Wednesday, all it takes is a little bit of clay and plenty…

Burn ban on in Llano County

Burn ban on in Llano County

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers The burn ban is back on in Llano County. The Llano County Commissioners Court approved reinstating the county-wide burn ban at its regular meeting Monday due to the hot, dry conditions prevailing over the area. Llano County Pct. 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke made the…

Music petition draws many signatures

Music petition draws many signatures

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers A petition is making its way around Llano via area churches and businesses stating the residents’ desire to allow a Llano convenience store to play gospel music there. But, according to the store’s corporate spokeswoman, the situation isn’t what it seems. For more, read…

Border crisis has many sides

Border crisis has many sides

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers The recent influx of children across the border from Mexico into Texas has created a humanitarian crisis and added fuel to the ongoing debates surrounding immigration and border security. But the flood of children — many unaccompanied and some as young as 2 or…

Burn ban on in Llano County

Burn ban on in Llano County

by Erin Green The burn ban is back on in Llano County. The Llano County Commissioners Court approved reinstating the county-wide burn ban at its regular meeting Monday due to the hot, dry conditions prevailing over the area. Llano County Pct. 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke made the motion to put…

July 4 packed with fun, events

July 4 packed with fun, events

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers Independence Day is here yet again and that means Llano is gearing up to celebrate with plenty of offerings for everyone. The red, white and blue patriotic fun will last all day, but all of the fun kicks off at noon Friday at Robinson…

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