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Game wardens investigating wakeboarder’s death on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 19-year-old man died while wakeboarding on Lake LBJ on Sept. 3, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. (more…)

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Collision with SUV in Kingsland injures motorcyclist, child rider

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe a motorcycle driver might have failed to his control speed, resulting in a two-vehicle collision near Lookout Mountain that hospitalized the man and a child rider, according to the report. The collision happened at about 2 p.m. Aug. 26 on RR 1431 at […]

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Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say. (more…)

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Kingsland man dies in three-car crash on U.S. 281 north of Blanco

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Investigators are trying to determine why a Kingsland motorist crossed over into oncoming traffic July 27, resulting in his death after a three-car collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Kathryn Louise Preston, 48, was found guilty July 25 of murdering 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Courtesy photos

Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)

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Game wardens looking for hit-and-run boating suspect

LAKE LBJ — Investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding a boating suspect who collided with a swimmer making her way from a boat to a nearby dock.

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San Antonio man drowns in Lake LBJ after jumping off dock

KINGSLAND — A 20-year-old San Antonio man apparently drowned March 19 after jumping off a dock on Lake LBJ in the Kingsland area. Officials reported that Edward Griffin was with friends when he jumped off the dock and didn’t resurface at about 2 p.m. Llano County sheriff’s deputies, Lower Colorado River Authority rangers, Buchanan Dam […]

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Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Zane Lewis remembers as a youth avoiding bad habits because of the advice of his coach. “My coach told me if I started smoking that I wouldn’t be able to run as fast, and I wouldn’t be able to breathe, so I didn’t smoke because I really enjoyed […]

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Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

LLANO — State District Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced a Kingsland man to 50 years in prison after the man pleaded guilty to killing his 19-month-old stepson in July 2013. Michael Grogg, 27, was arrested Aug. 2, 2013, after medical evidence revealed his stepson, Paydin Grogg, died from severe brain injury and swelling, likely caused by […]

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Kingsland, Texas, drug bust

Deputies make quick return visit to Kingsland home for theft and drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies arrested a man at a Dilly Street residence for allegedly stealing an all-terrain vehicle Aug. 12, only to return a few days later to nab two suspects for allegedly dealing drugs from the same home. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office said the two cases are related only […]

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Kingland man charged in string of roadside grass fires

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — An alert citizen might have helped put an end to a string of grass fires Aug. 13 after spotting a person acting suspiciously alongside RR 2900 between Kingsland and Sunrise Beach. Fire crews from Blanco and Llano counties responded to about a half-dozen roadside grass fires starting at 8:04 p.m […]

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Burnet County deputies investigating woman’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews and Burnet County deputies responded to the Scenic Hills RV Park on July 2 in reference to an unresponsive woman. When emergency medical personnel and the deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was identified as Taitia Luke. (more…)

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Public fireworks displays in Kingsland and Marble Falls will attract thousands of people to the two locations on July 4 with anticipated delays and extra public safety accommodations. File Photo

Police caution revelers about traffic, road closures on July 4

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Law enforcement in Kingsland and Marble Falls warn motorists about congestion, delays and pedestrian traffic July 4 during the two largest public fireworks displays in the area. Aqua Boom in Kingsland and the Marble Falls Community Fireworks will attract thousands of people to the area with limited roadway […]

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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TCEQ to check for groundwater contamination in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Crews have launched a project to drill water-quality monitoring wells in an area contaminated two decades ago by “improperly disposed of” dry-cleaning chemicals from a former self-serve laundry, officials said. On April 13, the Llano County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality […]

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Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for allegedly burning a cross at the entrance of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church in the 1800 block of FM 2342. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital. (more…)

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Matthew Evans

Two Kingsland meth busts in one day; cases on the rise

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND— Authorities made back-to-back drug arrests Dec. 3 on methamphetamine possession charges in an area of Llano County experiencing an uptick in cases involving the dangerous drug, officials say. (more…)

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Daniel Limon and Armon Tyler

Two charged in second drug raid in seven months at Kingsland home

KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies have arrested two men after seizing methamphetamines, marijuana, cash and a firearm in a residence off Skyline Drive, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Charter school eyeing Kingsland; informational meeting Oct. 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Kingsland area families could have another choice when it comes to educating their children if a charter school organization decides to open a campus in the community. According to several Kingsland residents, Gateway College Preparatory School is considering opening a new public charter school in the lakeside community. Gateway College […]

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ROCKY DREW MCINTOSH

Suspect in Kingsland truck theft caught in Galveston

FROM STAFF REPORTS GALVESTON — Authorities have caught the fourth fugitive in the past two weeks with the latest suspect accused of injuring a police officer with a vehicle, according to reports. Authorities say they captured 36-year-old Rocky Drew McIntosh after a 12:20 a.m. warrant dispatch Oct. 11 in Galveston. (more…)

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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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JAMES PAYNE

Kingsland man arrested in connection with possible methadone overdoses

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities have launched an investigation into the suspected methadone overdoses of four people who investigators believe obtained the drug from a Kingsland man with a prescription for it. (more…)

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Trudy Janiell Lintz

Llano County deputies seize drugs, guns, cash in Kingsland bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Kingsland on Sept. 25 and netted three suspects as well as drugs, money and guns. (more…)

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ROCKY DREW MCINTOSH

Llano County deputies seek man in truck theft, assault of officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies are looking for a 36-year-old man they believe stole a pick-up in Kingsland on Sept. 21 and then used the vehicle later the same day to ram a police cruiser and injure the officer when the officer pulled the man over. (more…)

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Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.” (more…)

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