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Feral hog-trapping expert brings his techniques, expertise to Llano

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — While some people are happy if they catch two or three feral hogs in a trap, Osvaldo Rojas of City Trapping would probably consider that a slow day. “In the past five months, I’ve probably caught 450 hogs in one area that’s maybe 200 acres,” he said. “Now, [...]

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Feral bee hive at Llano’s Badu Park outgrowing home

LLANO — On July 19, Walter Schumacher — known as the “Bee Czar” of Central Texas — inspected his bee trap or “box,” surrounding the main entryway of the hive of 250,000 bees in the trunk of a giant oak tree at Badu Park.

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King of the Hill Mud Races in Llano kick up Fourth of July fun

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — While one event might have bitten the dust, for now, another will continue to spray dust all over attendees. King of the Hill Mud Races will be conducted July 5 for the 11th consecutive year. It’s a fundraiser that helps to light Christmas park in the city. And [...]

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Renovations being made to Llano’s Red Top Jail to preserve its ‘haunted’ past

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Whether it is ghost stories or theories about the “gallows,” the Red Top Jail serves as a reminder about the harsh history of incarceration and justice as Llano grew and prospered during the 1890s.

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Art galleries in the Highland Lakes

Both local and out-of-town artists are inspired by the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes. Area art galleries often host exhibits and hold frequent workshops. You’ll find art of every kind from landscape paintings to bronze sculptures to contemporary photographs. Support a local artist or become one yourself! Visit a Highland Lakes Art Gallery today!

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Bald eagles at home in the Highland Lakes

Many bald eagles have long called the Highland Lakes their winter home, spending November to April around Lake Buchanan. Some 10 years ago, a particular eagle couple came a little closer to civilization, building nests in two trees between the Llano River and Highway 29 between Llano and Burnet.

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home.

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Music fills the nightlife in Highland Lakes

With everything from blues to country to rock to swing, music venues in the Highland Lakes feature live musicians almost every night of the week. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve to go out and have a good time in the Highland Lakes!

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Hunting season under way in Texas HIll Country

Hunting season is in full swing in the Highland Lakes, home to Llano, the “Deer Hunting Capital of the World.”

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