Rock’N Riverfest is Back!

After a two-year hiatus, the Llano Christmas Lighting Committee is teaming up with Llano County Sting to back the annual Fourth of July event, held on the banks of the Llano River at Badu Park.This year they are introducing the high-speed sport of jet ski racing - which will be held on Town Lake beginning Saturday, July 4 at 1pm. You do not want to miss the competition as more than 30 riders will

Man of Silver Digs for Gold

GRANITE SHOALS—If you Googled, "One person who doesn't like Leonel Manzano," you'd be greeted by "No Results Found."The highly-popular, readily available Marble Falls High School graduate (2004), who was silver medalist in the 1500-meter run in the 2012 Olympics—and competed in 2008--helped dedicate a hike and bike trail, May 9, in the community where he was raised."I want to thank the people of

The Simpson

SIGN OF THE TIMES. Teammates, seated, L-R: Tommy Yelvington, Holden Simpson, Kyle Tarter, and Clancy Durham. Standing, L-R: Logan Bauer, Alex Benge, Joey Albor, and friend, Guy Freeman.

A lot of us thought each time Holden Simpson came to bat for the Jackets he was going to get a base hit. That, of course, didn't happen, but a ground out or fly ball into the center fielder's glove did not erase the original belief when he next stepped into the batter's box.Soon, Holden will be playing—and attending classes—at Western Texas College in Snyder. It's a two-year school with an

This Fake is No Phony

Llano ISD Superintendent Casey Callahan says some of the dirt will be used in different locations and some of it stored.

100 yards of dirt never looked so good to the Llano High School Athletic Department and Jacket football fans. What it means is—apparently—there will be no turning back. "This makes it real, that it is happening," insisted Athletic Director and head football coach, Craig Slaughter.Synthetic turf will be the floor of Llano Stadium for the 2015 football campaign. "We will finish before the season,"

HCM sets semi-annual heart screening for teens

Imaging trying to walk through concrete. Every step becomes more difficult as the concrete hardens and your legs turn from stiff to rigid.That's how organizers of Hill Country Memorial's heart screening program "SCORE" describe a rare congenital heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a stiffening of the heart muscle that traps blood in the heart and can lead to an abnormal cardiac

You Are So Much More Than a Test Score

The following true story made the rounds in social media this fall, but I wanted to share it with you now in the spring as so many of us suffer through "testing season" and anxiously await the return of standardized test scores. An elementary school principal sent this message to all her students during the week they got their scores back:We are concerned that these tests do not always assess all

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