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Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1836 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Despite the impact it might have on their city property taxes, Llano residents gave a thumbs-up to major road spending, and in Granite Shoals, voters decided to stick with the mayor they know instead of taking a chance on a new face. (more…)

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Nicholas Allen Middleton

Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error. FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in […]

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Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

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High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER LLANO — High winds and heavy rain whipped through parts of the Highland Lakes and Llano on March 28, causing several thousands of dollars in damage along with temporary power outages. Officials warn more severe weather could be on the way. (more…)

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Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Federal authorities arrested an Austin man March 20 after he landed a plane carrying 230 pounds of hydroponic marijuana at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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Vandals strike Packsaddle Mountain historical marker, state highway signs

Vandals strike Packsaddle Mountain historical marker, state highway signs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — After someone painted the words, “White history celebrates genocide” on a Texas historical marker commemorating the last battle in Llano County between settlers and Native Americans, state officials are seeking donations to restore the marker. Llano County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Glen Williams said that highway workers found the graffiti […]

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Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER STEPHENVILLE — Erath County authorities are investigating the death of a college student from Llano who might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. (more…)

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Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — City leaders appear to be “in step” with Llano residents as they unveil a new downtown sidewalk project, ponder how to pay for street upgrades, and begin work on plans for pedestrian access along a highway with ties to downtown. (more…)

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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JUSTIN LAMB

Arizona man claims self-defense after Llano County murder charge

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — An Arizona man faces a murder charge after he told a convenience store worker he shot his “friend,” who was found dead of multiple gunshots wounds in a pasture off a remote Llano County roadway, investigators say. (more…)

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Llano Independent School District Superintendent Casey Callahan has accepted a position with Region 15 Education Service Center in San Angelo. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Llano ISD superintendent leaving for state education job

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano Independent School District Superintendent Casey Callahan has resigned to take a position as the executive director of the Region 15 Education Service Center, based in San Angelo. (more…)

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JOHN MICHAEL VINCENT CASTILLO

Marble Falls man faces charges after children receive tattoos

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A 24-year-old man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly giving juveniles, one as young as 10, tattoos out of a Marble Falls residence. (more…)

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KATHY OSBOURN and KALEB OSBOURN

Ex-Llano County dispatcher charged with hindering arrest of her son

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities looking for a suspect wanted for a parole violation arrested the man’s mother, a former Llano County dispatcher, according to a sheriff’s office report. (more…)

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New Llano city manager begins first day at work

New Llano city manager begins first day at work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The first order of business for the new Llano city manager Aug. 1 involved not only getting to know the staff and the community but establishing himself as a leader with an “open door policy.” (more…)

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Tanya Lynn Slaughter and Courtney Slaughter

Llano police arrest woman twice in week’s time on meth charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano police arrested a 35-year-old woman for methamphetamine. Then, seven days later, officers found themselves doing the same thing with the same woman — this time with a lot more drugs. The first arrest also included the woman’s 17-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old man. (more…)

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DIANNE LUCE BREWER

Llano County home with murder and arson past raided, meth seized

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Authorities arrested a 51-year-old woman found with a large quantity of methamphetamines on a property where investigations into past incidents of arson, murder and suicide have occurred, according to reports. (more…)

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One dead after attempted rescue in Llano River at Badu Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — One person has reportedly died June 22 after he and several others, including city workers, attempted to rescue a female victim who slid into the Llano River in Badu Park during a fishing trip. (more…)

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Semi rolls over and kills passenger in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Washington state man has died in an 18-wheeler rollover on Texas 29 on June 19, just outside Llano, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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EFFIE 'GAIL' JOHNSON

Llano woman dies in bicycle accident in Michigan

FROM STAFF REPORTS MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan — A 79-year-old Llano woman died June 7 on a Michigan resort island after she fell from the bicycle she was riding and was hit by a horse-drawn carriage. (more…)

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ADAM TIJERINA

Two San Angelo men die in two-vehicle Llano County crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Two San Angelo men died June 8 in a two-vehicle accident at the junction of Texas 29 and Texas 71 about two miles west of Llano. (more…)

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Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano authorities have charged a 28-year-old Llano High School teacher with having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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Officers shoot armed man to death in Llano County traffic stop

Officers shoot armed man to death in Llano County traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS UPDATE: Authorities say Jeffrey Gray Wise robbed two banks in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon confirmed a warrant had been issued for Wise as a suspect in a March 9 robbery. He was also a suspect in an April 6 bank robbery in Lake Charles. LLANO — The Texas Department […]

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Llano elections forum to feature school and city candidates

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO  —  Candidates vying for school and city positions will talk about issues in the Llano community and introduce themselves to the public during an upcoming forum. The event on April 7 will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. with the forum at 7 […]

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Matthew Manning

Llano man gets 15 years for stealing $1,600 worth of necklaces

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man who admitted to stealing several necklaces valued at approximately $1,600 will spend up to 15 years in prison. Matthew Wayne Manning, 46, of Llano pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s court to organized retail theft. He asked for the jury to sentence him. (more…)

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Infrastructure at center of Llano city manager’s termination

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — In a 3-2 vote, the Llano City Council terminated City Manager Brenton Lewis during the Feb. 1 council meeting. Mayor Mike Reagor, who doesn’t vote on council issues unless there is a tie, said the council cited several reasons for firing Lewis as well as reasons to keep him. But […]

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