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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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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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Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While voter attention is mostly focused on the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries in March, Highland Lakes school districts are getting ready for the May 7 election. (more…)

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Possible accidental shooting death prompts gun safety warning

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Preliminary reports indicate the shooting death of a 21-year-old man the day after Christmas might have been an accident, according to Llano County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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92-year-old woman dies after car rolls over her at Llano store

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 92-year-old woman died Dec. 3 after she was struck by her own vehicle in a Dollar General parking lot the day before, according to a Llano police spokesman. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the store in the 400 block of Bessemer Avenue (Texas 16). […]

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Llano Parks Project working with city to improve facilities

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — Though she lived in Llano, Julie Leverett would often leave town just to take her kids to the park a few years ago. The Llano parks, she felt, just didn’t have the facilities her kids wanted or the parks’ playscapes weren’t quite up to date. “So I’d end up spending […]

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Llano County deputies arrest drug suspect after wake-up call, foot chase

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Richland man remains in the Llano County Jail following a foot chase after authorities found him sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the roadway on Texas 16 north, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Chronic wasting disease affects the nervous system of deer, elk and moose. State officials recently confirmed a case in Medina County.

With nearby chronic wasting disease case confirmed, meeting is Oct. 26

LLANO — In June, state officials confirmed a case of chronic wasting disease in a Medina County deer breeding facility, making it the farthest east in Texas the disease has been reported. In an effort to keep people informed about the disease, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Llano County AgriLife Extension Service are […]

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Dynamite hoax leads to Llano man’s arrest on drug charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Police seized three road flares and arrested a Llano man on a drug charge after he made claims to a customer at a convenience store that he possessed dynamite, according to the Llano Police Department. (more…)

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Biting, scratching incidents spark probe into Llano day care center

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The state Department of Family and Protective Services has launched an investigation into Little Jackets Learning Center, where a child sustained several bite marks and scratches in one day to his face and arm, officials say. (more…)

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Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Fire crews on Aug. 29 contained an approximate 9,300-acre brush fire, which led to evacuations and a large-scale containment effort in a remote area of Mason County. “We were able to prevent the loss of any houses. We did lose some hunting cabins, some deer blinds,” Mason County Judge Jerry […]

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Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Fake U.S. marshal steals $1,000 from elderly Llano County man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A phone scam artist has bilked an elderly Llano County resident out of more than $1,000 by claiming to be a federal marshal with a warrant collecting cash for failure to report for jury duty, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. About a dozen people reported to LCSO that […]

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New Llano Police Department location offers more space, tools, convenience

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A move closer to the heart of the city has translated into more space, upgraded technology, more crimefighting tools and a quicker response time for the Llano Police Department, officials say. (more…)

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'Raging' Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

‘Raging’ Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO —  City officials sent a warning to residents May 29 to stay away from the river after closing two flooded parks to traffic and the Llano Municipal Golf Course because of several days of storms and flooding in the community. Rain in the city of Llano as well as […]

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Small plane crash shuts down Texas 71 west of U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — A single-engine plane crash closed down traffic in both directions on Texas 71 for several hours between U.S. 281 and FM 2147 about 2 p.m. May 28. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Two students confess to vandalizing Llano ISD buses

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Two middle school-aged boys have admitted to causing about $5,000 worth of damage to a handful of Llano Independent School District buses after a student came forward with information for the investigation, officials said. According to school officials, a transportation maintenance worker discovered the damage the morning of May 2 […]

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Private well water screening for Llano residents is May 11

LLANO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a well screening so residents can have their water tested. The event is 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 11 in Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and high salinity. (more…)

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The city of Llano has launched a dredging campaign on the Llano River to increase water storage capacity and eradicate water weeds such as milfoil in Town Lake, the community's sole water source. Courtesy photo

Llano contracts with company to dredge river at no cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO  — A large quarry and mining operation in the Highland Lakes has joined forces with the city of Llano to remove tons of sand and gravel from the Llano River at no cost to the city, officials said. On April 24, Collier Materials signed a 10-year contract to launch […]

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Llano city officials wrangle over a possible well project as the drought takes a toll on the Llano River, the sole water source for the community. File photo

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

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Jury sends strong message with 15-year burglary sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Law enforcement officials believe a recent 15-year prison sentence for burglary sends a message to would-be criminals from residents fed up with property crimes allegedly tied to the drug trade. On March 11, a jury found 28-year-old Johnathan Lee Fehr guilty of burglary of a habitation and sentenced […]

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Angelo State offers Llano ISD free dual-credit college courses

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano High School students enrolled in dual-credit college courses through Angelo State University can now do so for free. The Llano Independent School District inked a deal Feb. 9 with the San Angelo institution to pay for the college courses high school students take to earn university credits, […]

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Business could slow down for Junk Sisters, 507 Bessemer Ave. in Llano, because of rising electric costs, says Kim Thomas, the owner of the store that sells vintage items. The latest electric bills spiked about 55 percent for a number of customers in the city, which blamed the Lower Colorado River Authority and the colder weather for the hike. Courtesy photo

Llano blames LCRA, weather for spike in electric bills

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — When Kim Thomas received her latest electric bill, she was shocked to see it was $200 more than the previous month. (more…)

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