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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Swingin’ Fiddles & Bows fundraiser to benefit Fiddle Fest

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano Fiddle Fest organizer John Caballero knew just who to call to put together a star-studded concert that would benefit the annual contest. Dick Gimble, the son of legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble, has played with Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

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Starry, Starry Nights display shines big and bright in Llano

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — You might not know it, but there’s a great place along the Llano River that just sparkles during the Christmas season. And you and your family can get into the spirit — if you already haven’t — starting Nov. 28 when Badu Park in Llano starts glowing.

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Residents from the past still ‘living’ in Llano’s Badu House

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up the Oct. 29 edition of The Picayune — always free — to read the next story. See previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County and “Stretch,” who haunts Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.) JARED […]

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Don your finest for old-fashioned Llano tea party Oct. 26

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Women’s fashion — and fashion, in general — both reflects and influences culture. One hat, the bird hat, even impacted the women’s suffrage movement, according to Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano.

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LanTex Jamboree part of effort to renovate iconic Llano arts fixture

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — For more than eight decades, the LanTex Theater has served up entertainment for Llano and the surrounding communities. Now folks can help restore the theater to how it looked when it first opened in 1927, and all they have to do is enjoy a night of live, local […]

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Llano Historic Cemetery Tour tells story of city’s Boom Era

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — During the 1800s, people flocked to California for the Gold Rush. But in the later part of the century, a great deal of attention focused on Llano. And you can learn a great deal about this explosive time — known as Llano’s Boom Era — during a tour […]

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