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Former camping site turned into gorgeous family home clad in charred wood and natural stone

When tasked with creating a family home in Austin, local firm, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, decided to go with a blend of charred wood, locally-sourced stone and glass panels. The result is the stunning Llano retreat, a design that was strategically built to embrace the natural landscape, while providing a contemporary, but cozy living space.   Situated along the Llano River in central Texas, the building site was used for years by the family as a camping and fishing spot for the weeken...
Tags: Texas, Design, Austin, Architecture, Gallery, Interior Design, Home Design, Llano, Laura Roberts, Douglas Fir, Llano River, Charred Wood, Shou Sugi Ban, Nature Inspired Homes, Locally Sourced Building Materials, Shou sugi ban homes


Heavy rainfall in Texas triggers flooding

The Llano and Colorado rivers meet at Kingsland and the National Weather Service said both were experiencing "major flooding" on Oct. 16, 2018.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: National Weather Service, Usa, Texas, News, Colorado, Usa Today, Llano, Kingsland


Credit to Dallas DA on #RoyOliver conviction, TDCJ's phony AC cost estimates, majority of Llano PD under indictment, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention this morning: Dallas DA deserves credit on Roy Oliver conviction Much has been written about the murder conviction of former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver for killing 15-year old Jordan Edwards, but here are a couple of things I've not seen emphasized. First, this is the second officer in Dallas County convicted of murder in the last year; Ken Johnson from the Farmers Branch PD received a 10-year sentence in January for k...
Tags: Texas, Law, US, Austin, Dallas, Johnson, Penn, Harris County, Springfield News, AJC, Texas Tribune, Llano, Dallas County, John Cornyn, Bexar County, Jose Cruz


Coroner identifies boy, 10, killed in Llano crash

PALMDALE – A 10-year-old boy killed when the pickup truck he was riding in crashed near the community of Llano southeast of Palmdale has been identified. Dravin Redman died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported on its website. The crash was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 30000 block of Valyermo Road, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver, 32-year-old Kevin Redman of Liano, was arrested, according to the CHP. It was not immediately revealed what charges he might face. “...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Redman, Palmdale, Llano, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Liano, Dravin Redman, Valyermo Road, Kevin Redman


The History of Tea in Colombia

This is an expanded section of a larger article detailing tea growing in Colombia and my travels there. You can read the full article here. The history of tea in Colombia is, in part, a history of the Llano family. 1960 - Té La Sophia At the beginning of the 1950s, the Colombian [...] The post The History of Tea in Colombia appeared first on American Specialty Tea Alliance. [Author: Jordan G. Hardin]
Tags: Tea, History, Colombia, Llano, Tea Education, Jordan G Hardin, Tea Farm, American Specialty Tea Alliance


California driver crushed by big rig as son stopped to help

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup that rolled over was fatally crushed by a big rig as his son stopped to help on a Southern California desert road. The California Highway Patrol says the Ford F-150 crashed late Tuesday in the Llano area east of Palmdale. KABC-TV reports the driver’s […]
Tags: News, California, Ap, Ford, California Highway Patrol, Southern California, KABC, Palmdale, Llano, Palmdale Calif, Nation & World


Half of small Texas city’s police force facing charges

LLANO, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has handed down more indictments to half the officers in a small city police force, including the chief. The Llano County grand jury indictments from late February include two previous counts of official oppression and one new count of tampering with a record to defraud against Llano […]
Tags: Texas, News, Llano, Nation & World, Llano Texas, Llano County


AMD agrees to drop $29.5m to make Llano go away once and for all

APU disaster rears its head again with class action payout Advanced Micro Devices has agreed to pay out $29.5m to settle a class action lawsuit its shareholders filed after the disastrous Llano chip rollout.…
Tags: Software, Amd, Llano, Advanced Micro Devices


Paddling Beautiful Llano River at Robbins Park

Geo 30.7592 98.6747Back from our trip to Africa and Switzerland and a little warmer weather. One of the things we enjoy doing while here in Llano is paddling on the Llano river. We have spent many an early morning watching the sun rise over the rive
Tags: Travel, Africa, Switzerland, Llano, Llano River, Robbins Park


Mad Dash Deer Dodging across Texas to Big Bend

Geo 30.3037 97.7696Mad Dash Deer Dodging across Texas to Big BendAfter we left Austin stopped by Llano to pickup some very important items. Guess what Cannot remember what they areWe chose a new route drove to Mason then on to Medina and
Tags: Travel, Texas, Austin, Medina, Mason, Llano


AustinLlano The Texas Hill Country

Geo 30.2676 97.743Miscellaneous pictures from the time between Costa Rica and Big BendSpent February March and part of April at our place in the Texas Hill Country town of Llano.It is a nice place to bicycle enjoy wildflowers along the side of t
Tags: Travel, Costa Rica, Texas Hill Country, Llano


Rest and Regroup Llano Stopover Then on Road Again

Geo 30.7592 98.6747On our way back to Llano stopped in Marble Falls and met John and Wanda for lunch and to catch up on what was happening and where they were going next. Nice visit and then off to Llano.Once we were there doing a lot of unpacking
Tags: Travel, John, Wanda, Llano, Llano Once


Winter Nature in Texas

Geo 30.2676 97.743While traveling around in Texas visiting friends and relatives for the holidays and enjoying antique camp house in Llano we encountered some interesting birds and such....You would think we would be experts by now as much traveli
Tags: Travel, Texas, Llano


Commandments for dating Texan

1. Thou shalt never assume she’s a stereotype. Yes, she grew up in the south. No, she’s not one to wear Daisy Dukes and bend over as she’s fixing her radiator. One thing’s for sure: if you keep trying to make sure she meets your unrealistic standards, you won’t be dating very long. 2. Thou shalt not mess with her long hair. “The longer the hair, the closer to god.” — or so the saying goes. True or not, despite the searing summer heat, Texas has an inordinate number of women who prefer their h...
Tags: Travel, Texas, West, All, Llano, Daisy Dukes, Torchy, Commandments Texas, Texas Woman, Alamo Clap


Outdoors adventures in Texas

1. Hiking at Big Bend National Park. Photo: Michael Hirsch Big Bend National Park, one of the few N.P.’s in Texas, is hundreds of miles away from major cities, in the southern part of the state along the Rio Grande River. You could easily spend a season or a year or more hiking, exploring and camping here. If you’re not looking for a long hike, the Boquillas Hot Springs are accessible less than a mile from the Hot Springs Road trailhead. Meanwhile, one of the best places in Texas for a sunse...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Texas, Mexico, US, Austin, Adventures, Dallas, Houston, Jupiter, Grand Canyon, San Antonio, All, South Padre Island, Marfa, South East


10 foods you need to try in Texas

1. Tacos A post shared by OHJ Food Travel Lifestyle (@onehungryjew) on Mar 15, 2017 at 2:03pm PDT Texas has street tacos you can buy from a variety of food trucks and restaurants, but our true passion is getting visitors addicted to breakfast tacos after a crazy night out in the Lone Star State. Where? Torchy’s Tacos in major cities and Veracruz All Natural Food Truck in Austin. You can throw a rock and find a taco place. A post shared by hangry girl 🙄 (@hangry__gi...
Tags: Travel, Food, Texas, Mexico, Austin, Czech Republic, Prague, Dallas, Lulu, Bob, Rudy, Dorothy, San Antonio, Mary, Amarillo, Jake


12 signs you learned to eat in Texas

Photo: Nan Palmero 1. Your first choice is always Dr. Pepper. This carbonated beverage is almost a staple now, with cans in vending machines in Tokyo and available on international flights to Europe. However, it wasn’t too long ago that it was difficult to find in bulk on the east coast, let alone abroad. Any Texans worth their salt grew up choosing Dr. Pepper as their go-to drink before Coke and Pepsi. After all, it originated in Waco. A photo posted by James Vang (@hmongpowerlifte...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, US, Austin, Dubai, Tokyo, Rudy, Coke, Marfa, Cultural Guides, Cooper, Lone Star State, Lindsey, Nan Palmero, Pepsi


15 reasons why we should all be moving to Texas right now

Photo: Tim Patterson 1. You don’t have to travel to experience all four seasons. No, really. Texas is one of the few places where residents have the pleasure of enjoying a bitterly cold and icy morning, leaves falling and rising temperatures midday, a balmy afternoon, and an evening worthy of relaxing on the porch with a cold one. 2. We’ve got all all the ecosystems. A photo posted by SHELBY (@pearlhaggard) on Jan 25, 2017 at 6:49am PST Well, as many as nature can cram i...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Travel Planning, Mexico, US, San Francisco, Best, Austin, Prague, New Jersey, Nebraska, Houston, Sxsw, South Padre Island, Austin City Limits, Fredericksburg


Where to go in Texas

Photo: Skeeze Texas usually conjures images of cowboys, riding off into the great unknown with the sun on their backs and mountains in the distance. The truth is not quite up to snuff, but beautiful nonetheless. The Lone Star State has several distinct ecosystems, each providing a number of natural wonders for its residents to enjoy. From out of the way places to cool off in the summer to landscapes with no sign of civilization, here are some spots that prove Texas is as impressive as you thi...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Travel Planning, Mexico, Austin, Louisiana, Google Maps, Grand Canyon, All, Travelstoke, East Texas, Lone Star State, Seminole, Jacob, West Texas, Llano


Should Paraguay allow its presidents to be reelected?

To serve another term as president of Paraguay, where reelection is not allowed, Horacio Cartes might need to resign first. Jorge Adorno/Reuters Fernando Martinez Escobar, University of Buenos Aires Like the United States and Europe, most Latin American countries permit their presidents or prime ministers to be reelected, either consecutively (as in Brazil and Argentina) or after alternating out of office (as in Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay, among others). Presidents can serve indefinitely ...
Tags: Europe, News, Congress, Colorado, Colombia, United States, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Honduras, Ecuador, Huffington Post, Asuncion, Reuters, Jorge Adorno


10 things you’ll miss when you leave Texas

Photo: J Dimas 1. Food. This is number one for a reason, in that it’s really the only thing that matters. Unless you’re in Texas, California, or Mexico, the Mexican food – and good luck finding Tex-Mex – is going to suck big time. I don’t know what it is about this particular cuisine that’s so hard to replicate; if I can find decent Indian food in the middle of Europe, why have I seen queso made with cheez whiz and chips that feel like I could break a tooth biting into them? It’s not just bre...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, New York, Texas, Beyonce, Congress, Mexico, La, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Lance Armstrong


10 ways you’ll be stereotyped for living in Texas

Photo: a4gpa 1. You’re responsible for Bush. It doesn’t matter if you did vote for Obama in 2000 and 2008. You’re from Texas; he was your governor, the only candidate you supported, and you’re the reason the US went into Iraq and Afghanistan. Congratulations. 2. We all want to secede. Only about 1% of Texans are seriously committed to the idea of the Lone Star State leaving the US and forming a new Republic of Texas. It sounds good in theory, but could you imagine crossing the border at Lou...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Obama, Iraq, US, Austin, Afghanistan, Trayvon Martin, Dallas, John Wayne, Louisiana, Stereotypes, Westboro Baptist Church, Cultural Guides, Bush, Cooper


9 Stellar Places to Stargaze

You don't have to own a fancy computerized telescope or hold a degree in the planetary sciences to enjoy a simple night of stargazing. Here, peep the best sites for interstellar observation. By Chelsea Stuart Death Valley National Park, California It's hard to believe that an area just two hours south of the ever-illuminated Las Vegas strip could shelter some of the darkest skies in the US, but lo and behold, it's there you'll find one of the world's largest international dark sky parks with...
Tags: Europe, US, Chile, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Jupiter, Huffington Post, Perseid Meteor Shower, Death Valley, Big Island, San Pedro, Atacama Desert, Mauna Kea, Nicholas, Denali, Mojave Desert


Team Multicam Military Charity Initiative

Team Multicam Military Charity Initiative MultiCam Camo USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- Team MultiCam® has always been about relationships and common interests. Our brand ambassadors are respected in their fields, passionate about what they do and stand behind MultiCam®.From motorsports to competitive shooters, civilian to military, they are a diverse group. They believe in MultiCam® and represent us proudly.This year the team has grown to include off-road racing legend Ricky Johnson, veterans and...
Tags: Guns, Charity, Veterans, Luke Johnson, Gibson, Caldwell, Multicam, Llano, Navy SEAL Foundation, Shooting Industry News, Provenzano, Ricky Johnson, DeFoor


Rock Stacking World Championship 2016

A group gathers to watch the rock balancing competition which has contestants balance as many as they can in 2 minutes at the Llano Environmental Arts Festival Saturday March 12, 2016. The Llano Environmental Arts Festival bills itself as the rock stacking championships of the world. Rock balancing is an art, discipline, or hobby (depending upon the intent of the practitioner) in which rocks are balanced on top of one another in various positions. There are no tricks involved to aid in the bala...
Tags: Texas, Austin, Pennsylvania, Maine, North America, Anderson, James, Inspirations, PAUL, Allen, David Allen, Tom Anderson, Llano, Mogli, Tim Anderson, McGehee


No Place Like Home

J. Scott Brownlee may live in Philadelphia, but he's never far from Llano. You can sense that see it, touch it, smell it in Requiem for Used Ignition Cap , his first full-length collection of poetry, published this past October by Orison Books.
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