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Twenty hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the award-winning Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, March 30 - April 1. This year’s festival will feature new kid’s activities including performances by Safari Gregg, a kid’s rock-climbing wall, a magic show, and a concert by headliner Jack Ingram at 8:30 p.m.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reported sending over $401 million in sales tax remittances to Texas cities in March, up 7.55% over the amounts sent to cities in March 2017. Two local municipalities soared above the statewide sales tax average increase for the month compared to last year, three cities showed increased collections but below the statewide average, and Marble Falls posted an 18.43% decrease in its March collections compared to March 2017.
Roger and Geneva Dalton of Horseshoe Bay are reminding area residents that their $5,000 matching fund campaign for the clinic at Living Love Animal Rescue is nearing its final days. The fund, dedicated to building a clinic and isolation room at the local no kill animal shelter will end on April 1. “Please remember to send in your contributions to our matching fund campaign for the puppy and kitty clinic at Living Love Animal Rescue,” said Geneva Dalton.
County commissioners and the public discussed a proposed bridge at Schneider Slab for almost an hour at Monday's regularly scheduled meeting. In January, commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build a bridge across the Llano River near the slab. The state presented preliminary plans, none of which have been approved, and the plan county officials most agreed with was one that would keep the slab in place for recreational use. ...
Voter apathy is not a problem in Llano County. Over 30% of Llano County’s 15,124 registered voters participated in the March 6 Primary Election, far exceeding the statewide turnout of about 17% of registered voters. The Republican Primary had 4,183 voters (26.5%) participate and the Democratic Primary drew 689 voters (4.3%) in Llano County. Llano County Election Administrator Cindy Ware and her hard working staff finished tabulating the votes Tuesday night by 8:45 p.m., and with a few pro ...


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