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Llano County HOP patrons get new bus with local touch

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Whether just around the corner or down U.S. 281 to San Antonio, veteran Hill Country Transit District HOP driver Jan Turman looks forward to making sure Llano County residents get to where they need to go.

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Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

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Llano County reinstates burn ban for unincorporated areas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Llano County Commissioners enacted a burn ban July 14 for the unincorporated portions of the county. The commissioners lifted the ban in May. A lack of rainfall, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, brought about a new ban.

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Llano couple turns family home into bed-and-breakfast

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When IdaNell Schuessler told her husband, Paul, about her idea to turn her grandparents’ Llano home into a bed-and-breakfast, let’s just say, he wasn’t as excited about it as she was. But now, three months since the couple opened the Westerman House Bed & Breakfast, he’s come around [...]

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72-year-old Llano man gets life following DWI

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — State District Judge Dan Mills sentenced a 72-year-old man to life in prison June 17 after a Llano County jury deliberated for 16 minutes before finding him guilty of his eighth intoxication-related crime. The jury convicted Richard Lee Pollard of Llano of driving while intoxicated (third or more.) He [...]

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter [...]

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Ballard keeps Llano justice of peace seat after coin toss

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Incumbent Linda Ballard will retain her seat as the Llano County Precinct 2 justice of the peace after a coin toss at the courthouse gazebo June 12, officials said. After a March primary, a May run-off and a June recount, the race for the Republican nomination between Ballard and challenger [...]

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Llano rodeo, parade return with new cook-off this weekend

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The classic favorites, and something new, are back for the Llano Open/Pro Rodeo on June 6-7. In addition to the 79th annual Llano County Rodeo Parade, the dances and the bucking bulls and broncs, there also will be a barbecue cook-off.

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Watchful neighbor spots drug operation in Llano Motel

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Three suspects remain in custody after being caught red-handed dealing methamphetamine in a local motel, according to Llano police investigators.

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Rainfall over Highland Lakes provides temporary relief from drought, raises reservoirs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Watching runoff from rain pour over structures such as the Llano River Dam on Memorial Day provided some relief from the drought; however, unless the wet weather trend continues, the rise could become short-lived, officials say. “It’s coming over (the Llano River Dam); a tremendous amount of water [...]

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Brother charged in Llano County man’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 24-year-old man died after his brother allegedly punched him during an altercation May 21. Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said deputies responded to a residence in the 9700 block of RR 1431 in Buchanan Dam following a 911 call.

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Friends recall Diane Oatman as ‘lovely,’ ‘joyful’

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Those who knew the late Diane Oatman say she derived her strength and spirit from her passion for her family, friends and career.

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Incumbents upset in Llano city and school board elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — In Llano city and school candidate races, unofficial election results May 10 showed a string of incumbent upsets, including a close race for city alderman positions, according to the elections administrator.

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$33.4M bond for Llano ISD passes by wide margin

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Voters approved a $33.4 million bond proposition May 10, which improves, expands and upgrades facilities, security resources, maintenance, transportation and technology systems throughout the Llano Independent School District, according to unofficial voting results from the Llano County elections administrator.

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