A Silver Lining—and Ominous Clouds

Erin Franklin (5) and Skye Sanderson (2) go for the block across the net from Johnson City.

COMFORT—This Llano High volleyball squad, playing some awfully good teams, suffered more setbacks than victories in August, but it can look plenty good when it does get a win, and they handled Florence, 2-0, in a best-of-three format in the Comfort tournament, August 27.“We had good stretches followed by ones not so good,” said head coach John Black. “Got to get out of that habit.”An 11-2 lead

Irish Eyes and Texas Eyes

Quarterback James Street and Coach Darrell Royal, in this iconic photo, discuss the sequence of events which will result in a Cotton Bowl win over Notre Dame.

My son-in-law, John Crabb, a big UT fan, wanted to go to South Bend for the September 5 game, but his folks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary that night so he won’t go. Good decision, despite my plea that he should make the trip. My rationale was he has already proven himself as a fine son.I told his wife, and my daughter, Kimberly—I don’t know if that’s how you spell it, because her

No-Fly Hawks Run to Daylight

Wyatt Casey will be a dangerous threat on the ground this season. He ran for two scores in Wall.

WALL—It was neighbor vs. neighbor—not the schools, but the coaches. Houston Guy, two years older than Craig Slaughter, was host, as head coach of the Hawks. In the mid-to-late 1980s, they lived across the street from each other and played for the Winters Blizzards. Oh, the Blizz was led by Craig’s dad, Dan. Guy’s team looked like it could run to Houston and won this match, 28-13. No disgrace at

Wall Hawks Defeat Llano JV

Thursday afternoon saw the season opener for Llano’s Junior Varsity Yellow Jackets against the Wall Hawks in a non-district confrontation. The Hawks won the toss and deferred to the second half with Llano getting the opening kick-off. With second year starter Ben Walling at quarterback and a solid receiving corps led by Ian Fletcher, the JV Jackets are looking forward to a good year. After a

HCM Recognized As A Top 100 Hospital

Hill Country Memorial has been listed as a “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Reviews, which in January recognized HCM CEO Jayne Pope as one of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.” The current list includes hospitals from around the country. Becker’s Hospital Reviews’ recognition is yet another indication of the quality of care that HCM provides for its patients and community.

Lampasas County Chamber Of Commerce & Visitor Center To Host Lampasas Wine Trail!

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will be hosting a Wine Tour Saturday, September 26, 2015, and will feature tastings at Fiesta Winery, Pillar Bluff Winery, Pilot Knob Winery, Texas Legato Winery, and Wedding Oak Winery. Guests will receive a goodie bag and picnic pack to enjoy on their tour of the wineries. These award winning wineries will provide you with tasting tips,

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