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Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Llano High School athletes now have an edge on their opponents: the school’s new multipurpose building. The Yellow Jackets football team had their first official practice in the artificial turf-covered facility Nov. 2. (more…)

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Llano County commissioners consider solar farm deal for school revenue

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Llano County commissioners proposed leasing several thousand acres of property in West Texas to a renewable energy company to launch a solar power farm, creating a potential revenue stream for local education. (more…)

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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

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Is your child attending Llano ISD? What you need to know

LLANO — Llano Independent School District classes start early this year: Wednesday, Aug. 16. With only a few days left between now and that first day, Yellow Jackets of all ages and their parents still have a few things left on their back-to-school to-do list. (more…)

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Llano Elementary School students are participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program sponsored by the NFL and several other organizations.

Fuel Up to Play 60 and get active with Llano Elementary

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A big issue facing our children today is lack of physical activity. It’s often easier to put a screen in front of a kid to keep them busy rather than take them to a park or on a bike ride. (more…)

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Llano Independent School District Superintendent Casey Callahan has accepted a position with Region 15 Education Service Center in San Angelo. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Llano ISD superintendent leaving for state education job

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano Independent School District Superintendent Casey Callahan has resigned to take a position as the executive director of the Region 15 Education Service Center, based in San Angelo. (more…)

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As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The summer break officially ends for many students Aug. 22, though some have until Aug. 23, but school and law enforcement officials caution all drivers to pay attention to the increase in traffic. Marble Falls and Llano students head back to class Aug. 22, while Burnet students return Aug. […]

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Llano library grant provides summer books for students

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Just when Llano Elementary School students thought they’d gotten away from cracking open a book, the Llano County Library arrived with several books on the last day of class so the youngsters could take them home to read. (more…)

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Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano authorities have charged a 28-year-old Llano High School teacher with having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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Llano elections forum to feature school and city candidates

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO  —  Candidates vying for school and city positions will talk about issues in the Llano community and introduce themselves to the public during an upcoming forum. The event on April 7 will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. with the forum at 7 […]

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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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BACK TO SCHOOL: Lessen the stress of the first day back

BURNET — Let’s face it: Going back to school feels like a mixed blessing to some degree. The kids are finally heading back after a summer off, and you’re ready for them to be there, but you also realize there are some added stresses — for you as well as your children — when making […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: District information and important dates

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Central Office 208 E. Brier, Burnet First Day of School: Aug. 25 • Bertram Elementary School 315 Main St., Bertram (512) 355-2111 Principal Jennifer Simpson School Day: 7:55 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Meet the Teacher: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 • Burnet Elementary School (Pre-K through second grade) 607 N. Vanderveer, Burnet (512) […]

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Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Llano student tackles tough topic as she preps for national competition

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For Llano High School freshman Sydney Kuehne, the topic and format her teacher Deidre Henderson picked for her for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition just didn’t seem to fit. Kuehne found herself having to create an illustrated talk (a speech with visual aides) on sex […]

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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

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Angelo State offers Llano ISD free dual-credit college courses

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano High School students enrolled in dual-credit college courses through Angelo State University can now do so for free. The Llano Independent School District inked a deal Feb. 9 with the San Angelo institution to pay for the college courses high school students take to earn university credits, […]

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A Valentine's Day gala fundraiser for the Llano High School Project Graduation 2015 is 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the high school, 2509 Texas 16 South in Llano. Cost is $30 a person.

Treat your Valentine to steak and a show for Llano Project Graduation 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Here’s an offer even Cupid can’t top. A steak dinner with all the trimmings and a variety show to follow — all for $30 a person. (more…)

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Llano High School band members earn all-region honors

Members of the Llano High School band recently competed in the Association of Texas Small School Bands auditions for the Region 7 Honor Band. Fourteen members earned spots on the all-region band. The band members rehearsed Jan. 16 and performed Jan. 17 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. The students who earned the honor are […]

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It’s a new edition of school libraries in the digital age

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As Cory Clausen winds his way though the Llano High School library, he passes shelves of books and a rack of magazines and cuts through a smaller room before ending up in a supply room. He’s here to do library work — just not book work. (more…)

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Cold weather, hot chili perfect combo for Llano Project Graduation fundraiser

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Few hot-and-cold combinations are more appealing than chili and winter. And the Llano High School Project Graduation committee is selling the meaty dish with all the fixings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Wright St. The cost is $6 for dine-in […]

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Law enforcement from Llano County as well as state agencies have launched a series of training sessions in the event of an active shooter on school campuses. The last session was held Oct. 18-19. Pictured are Robert Clark of the Burnet County Sheriff's Office; Kirk Jowers of the Llano County Sheriff's Office; Bryan Scoggins of the Llano Police Department; and William Dudley of the Llano County Sheriff's Office. Courtesy photo

Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Upgrades to Llano ISD athletic facilities delayed due to cost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Facilities upgrades for the Llano High School athletic department will not be ready for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, athletic director Craig Slaughter announced Oct. 17. That includes the new baseball and softball fields that were projected to be ready by the 2015 season, which begins […]

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Llano High School band members rehearse during the summer break for the upcoming year. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Llano High School band members in step with each other

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As the Llano High School band ends its daily practice, the three drum majors call out to each of the classes. One student, holding his trumpet, smiles. He’s the only eighth-grader among high school students, but here, he’s just a member of the band. (more…)

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter […]

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Llano and Marble Falls gear up for powder puff fundraisers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Powder puff games might not be big business, but, to organizers, the football contests draw big interest from students and the communities. For those reasons, Llano and Marble Falls high schools will conduct their games as fundraisers to pay for camps and scholarships, organizers said. The games will […]

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