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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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Llano Heritage Festival celebrates colorful characters, hardworking folks

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Word has it that the notorious outlaw Johnny Ringo is back in Llano, but fortunately, he’s behind bars at the Red Top Jail, where he’ll stay until authorities can transfer him to Austin for his date with the judge. Or maybe a group of local folks tired of […]

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Llano’s Western Trappings show ropes in local to international talent

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A trip to the Western Trappings on The Llano could introduce you to some things you probably have never seen before such as a momma polar bear watching over her two cubs on a moose antler. Yeah, you read that right.

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Llano 5K honors former teacher, raises funds for school supplies

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The hill catches the initial attention of most runners, but when they consider what and who they’re running for, it’s only a minor obstacle. “Yeah, the run starts off with a hill — Water Tower Hill, but after that it’s fairly easy course,” said Brenda Parker of the First […]

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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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