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Johnny Bush

Johnny Bush celebrating 80th birthday at Llano Country Opry

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE LLANO — Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush will celebrate his 80th birthday at the Llano Country Opry on Feb. 14. Performances are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St. Admission is $20. (more…)

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‘Souper’ Supper Smack Down serves up bragging rights, Llano library aid

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — There’s more to the Friends of the Llano County Library’s “Souper” Supper Smack Down than tasty soup. (more…)

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Business could slow down for Junk Sisters, 507 Bessemer Ave. in Llano, because of rising electric costs, says Kim Thomas, the owner of the store that sells vintage items. The latest electric bills spiked about 55 percent for a number of customers in the city, which blamed the Lower Colorado River Authority and the colder weather for the hike. Courtesy photo

Llano blames LCRA, weather for spike in electric bills

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — When Kim Thomas received her latest electric bill, she was shocked to see it was $200 more than the previous month. (more…)

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Clinton Beau Gaylord

UPDATE: Suspect in Llano police shooting in custody

FROM STAFF REPORTS UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. Feb. 5, the Llano Police Department reported that 26-year-old Clinton Beau Gaylord was taken into custody. He was found in San Saba County. Details about the circumstances of his capture are pending. On Feb. 4, searchers discovered the Ford Mustang he was driving in mud covered with a tarp. […]

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Town Lake in Llano

Crews drain lake, dredge 40,000 tons to maintain Llano water source

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For the first time in more than a decade, Llano residents can see the riverbed in Town Lake. “It looks like a wasteland with all the tree limbs and everything else that’s in there,” said Llano City Manager Brenton Lewis. “It actually shows how much material has built […]

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Llano library hosting free Medicare workshop

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As residents searched for answers to questions regarding Medicare at the Llano County Library, clerk Chris Jones realized there was a better way to help them. (more…)

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Dinner Tonight cooking class perfect recipe for busy families

LLANO — Learn to prepare easy, inexpensive and healthy meals with the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School on Jan. 29. The class, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is 6-8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. (more…)

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Polo, fiddles, electric typewriters give peek into Llano County past

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Jo Ann McDougall grew up in Llano County, where her father spent his entire career working for the Moss Ranch. Whenever she or a sibling became ill, usually right after a visit to the doctor, her mom would shepherd the children to the pharmacy in Llano. (more…)

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Husband and wife walk away from plane crash at Llano Airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A husband and wife from Keller walked away with no reported injuries from a plane crash at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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An area just east of the Texas 16 bridge over Town Lake in Llano demonstrates the lack of inflows from the river. The depth of Town Lake currently averages from 3-5 feet because of drought conditions. City officials launched a dredging project to ease the toll on the municipal water system and aquatic habitat. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano battles algae and low water levels with dredging of Town Lake

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For several decades, Terry Jackson has watched the ebb and flow of Town Lake on the Llano River. But this year, dwindling water levels have reached even more damaging depths — not only for fish habitat but for the municipal water system. (more…)

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Llano’s Snow Day is 1-9 p.m. Dec. 13 at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive in Llano. File photo

Llano turns into sledder’s paradise on Snow Day

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Growing up on the western edge of Michigan, when December rolled around, my thoughts turned to one thing (well, actually quite a few things since Christmas was so close, but for this story I’m sticking with one thing: sledding. (more…)

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Sam Rabb was cornerstone of Llano community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Sam Warren Rabb influenced just about every facet of life in Llano County. A seventh-generation Texan, Rabb, who died Dec. 8 at age 91, used to ride his horse to Llano school. (more…)

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The Llano County Courthouse will be shining brightly for the annual Llano Lighted Christmas Parade on Dec. 6. Courtesy photo

Get in the Christmas spirit with Llano parade, home tour

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Let’s face it, with all the activities and shopping going on, sometimes we feel a little more like the Grinch before he heard the songs of Whoville than the one who raced down the mountain with a heart that grew 10 times bigger that very day. So just how do […]

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Llano celebrates Western lifestyle with museum trappings exhibit

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When people walk out of the Western Trappings on the Llano exhibit at the Llano Historical Museum, event organizer Charles Wendt hopes they leave with one word on their mind. “Wow,” he said. “When you look around here, everything is original. There are no reproductions. This show really […]

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