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Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

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Info meeting on new and changed Texas lodging laws Aug. 10

LLANO — The Llano B&B alliance is hosting an informational meeting Aug. 10 to discuss recent changes and proposals that could impact the lodging industry. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at the Dabbs Railroad Hotel, 112 E. Burnet in Llano. Justin Bragiel, the general counsel for the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association, […]

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Llano American Legion member appointed state chaplain

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — After a year’s break, Harvey H. Klee finds himself right back in a role he’s served for a record-breaking number of years: the American Legion chaplain for Texas. (more…)

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Highland Lakes community raises $10,000 for Roy Inks

LLANO — After complications during surgery last October to correct a spinal problem left him a quadriplegic, Roy Inks found himself on the receiving end of the same care and compassion he showered the Llano and Highland Lakes communities with for decades. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: District 7 4H Horse Show
WHEN: 9 a.m. June 16
WHERE: John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 in Llano
ADMISSION: Free to spectators
FOR MORE: Contact Kelly Haydon at tradingdays@yahoo.com or (830) 265-8048

District 4H horse show saddles up in Llano for first time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The District 7 4H Horse Show will be held in Llano for the first time. The show begins at 9 a.m. June 16 at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152. All events are free to attend. (more…)

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New Llano Police Department location offers more space, tools, convenience

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A move closer to the heart of the city has translated into more space, upgraded technology, more crimefighting tools and a quicker response time for the Llano Police Department, officials say. (more…)

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'Raging' Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

‘Raging’ Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO —  City officials sent a warning to residents May 29 to stay away from the river after closing two flooded parks to traffic and the Llano Municipal Golf Course because of several days of storms and flooding in the community. Rain in the city of Llano as well as […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: “Find Your Ancestors”
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. May 28
WHERE: Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano
COST: FREE

‘Find Your Ancestors’ at free Llano seminar

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A conversation and a need for more space prompted librarian Tommi Myers to ask Timmie DeBusk and Fred “Elder” Zirkle to help Llano area residents find their family roots. (more…)

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Tex Toler talks Llano Blue Bell Bluegrass Festival

Tex Toler talks Llano Blue Bell Bluegrass Festival

Thanks to Llano Main Street Manager, Tex Toler, who stopped by and gave us all the details about this weekend’s Llano Blue Bell Bluegrass Festival​! (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Blue Bell and Bluegrass Festival and Taste of Llano
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Llano County Courthouse square in Llano
COST: $10 to concerts; $5 to Taste of Llano
NEED TO KNOW: Blue Bell ice cream won’t be served this year, but the Texas company will still be involved in the future

No Blue Bell, but cobbler contest adds sweet touch to Bluegrass Festival

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Organizers of Llano’s annual Blue Bell and Bluegrass Festival are following one of the oldest rules of entertainment – the show must go on — despite knowing it won’t be serving Blue Bell ice cream, which has been a sponsor of the event since the festival debuted five […]

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MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from 'long line of warriors'

MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from ‘long line of warriors’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Michael DeVerne Bird epitomized the role of “big brother.” As the oldest of six, Bird had a lot of eyes on him. “He loved fast cars and beautiful girls, but not always in that order,” said his brother Kelly Bird, who fell third in line as the children […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Armed Forces Day celebration
WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16
WHERE: American Legion Hall, 200 Legion St. in Llano
TICKETS: $8 (includes lunch); children 10 and younger admitted free
FOR MORE: Call (512) 470-4149 or (325) 423-2009

Llano community to honor military members on Armed Forces Day

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — From the comfort of a handmade quilt and the fellowship of a meal to the stories of sacrifice and music of patriots, the Llano community will offer veterans and active duty military remembrance and gratitude for their service to their country. (more…)

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Private well water screening for Llano residents is May 11

LLANO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a well screening so residents can have their water tested. The event is 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 11 in Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and high salinity. (more…)

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IF YOU GO WHAT: Skeet shoot for John L. Kuykendall Event Center WHEN: Morning of May 2 into the afternoon WHERE: Wrights Creek Outfitter, 121 CR 413, north of Llano COST: $60 a person TO REGISTE: Go to www.wrightscreekoutfitter.com

Skeet shoot raising money to improve Llano events center

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Tally Kelso says an upcoming skeet shoot fundraiser could help put the finishing touches on the John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena. “We’re needing more money to finish it off,” said Kelso, president of the Llano Economic Development Corp.. “To finish it, we need more money to […]

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