Except for Saturday night, this past weekend wasn’t quite as busy as most have been lately. I did miss a few events, and I did have to hustle to get from the Burnet Rodeo to the BHS prom at Log Country Cove to the Llano Country Opry between 8 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, but my main excuses for being in such a big hurry as I face my 8 a.m. Thursday deadline are not directly related to this paper.
John Hallowell, Editor       For one thing, I spent some time on Sunday and Monday on the “Kingsland, Texas!” magazine, and I think I have a good chance of finishing it this coming weekend. And for another thing, my flight-attendant daughter flew in to Austin on Tuesday, and I spent a few hours visiting with her. So please don’t mistake my “explanation” for an apology; I’m not really sorry at all. (I’m just explaining!)
       Now, if it turns out that my behindness (I think that’s a new word I just invented) causes me to make a serious mistake in this week’s paper, I will be sorry. I’ll wait to hear.
       I have quite a few things to mention, so I’ll try to stay focused. I did remember to include the Ball Brothers concert in “Upcoming Events,” but I want to mention it again here. It’s a Christian music concert sponsored by the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Llano, and ticket sales will help pay for the church’s mission trip to Costa Rica. Tickets are $12 each at the door (at Llano High School, beginning at 7 p.m. this Saturday).

       Earlier that day, the Llano Lions Club will be holding its annual golf tournament at the Llano golf course, and (the last I heard) they can still use a few more players. Call 325-247-5100 for up-to-date info; the tournament starts at 10 a.m. this Saturday (May 20).
       Dr. Jim Jenkins, from the Cedar Hills Vet Clinic, will be holding one more low-cost rabies clinic this year, it will be held from 9 to noon this Saturday, at the Kingsland Community Center. In addition to ALL core vaccines, they will have microchips, Vectra and Ovitrol flea products with them.
       The Hill Country Humane Society is offering an “Over 30” adoption special; through the end of June, any dog or cat which has been at the shelter for 30 days or more can be adopted for just $60. Call 512-793-5463 for details, or visit online at
       The postponed golf tournament to benefit the Kingsland Tuck n Tumble national team has been re-scheduled for next Saturday, at The Legends Golf Course.
       Also next Saturday (May 27), the Kingsland Masonic Lodge #1424 (900 Texas Ave.) will be holding an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served (no charge); children are welcome. Call 512-914-5761 for more information.
       You’ve probably seen the big blue building on Hwy 1431 in Buchanan Dam (less than a mile north of Hwy 29) where B&D Marine Services used to be. Lisa Moore is starting her new Oma’s Attic business there (a Grand Opening is scheduled for May 27), and she’s inviting vendors and shoppers to come and see it.
       Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be offering a Multi County Food Preservation Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at the new Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office (607 North Vandeveer, in Burnet). It will cost $20 per person; call 512-756-5463 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. The Extension Office will also be offering a safety course for food services professionals.
       Bulldog Center (on the east side of Burnet, on Hwy 29) is planning a big “block party” from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. They’re offering “music, food and fun,” plus lots of door prizes and raffles.
       The Women's Fellowship group at St. John's Catholic Church in Marble Falls is looking for local artists and crafters to exhibit and sell at the fifth annual Creative Arts Fair (July 15). For an application or more information please contact Frances Lachance at 830-598-2585.
       One of the many good-news items that I somehow missed was the opening of the Llano Farmer’s Market on April 29. But it’s not too late! They will be open from 8 to noon every Saturday on the courthouse square.

       Financial services firm Edward Jones, which has offices all around the Highland Lakes area, was recently named the No. 1 large company on the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” ranking, by Texas Monthly magazine. For 13 consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top 10 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

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