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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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Clinton Beau Gaylord

UPDATE: Suspect in Llano police shooting in custody

FROM STAFF REPORTS UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. Feb. 5, the Llano Police Department reported that 26-year-old Clinton Beau Gaylord was taken into custody. He was found in San Saba County. Details about the circumstances of his capture are pending. On Feb. 4, searchers discovered the Ford Mustang he was driving in mud covered with a tarp. […]

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Town Lake in Llano

Crews drain lake, dredge 40,000 tons to maintain Llano water source

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For the first time in more than a decade, Llano residents can see the riverbed in Town Lake. “It looks like a wasteland with all the tree limbs and everything else that’s in there,” said Llano City Manager Brenton Lewis. “It actually shows how much material has built […]

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Husband and wife walk away from plane crash at Llano Airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A husband and wife from Keller walked away with no reported injuries from a plane crash at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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An area just east of the Texas 16 bridge over Town Lake in Llano demonstrates the lack of inflows from the river. The depth of Town Lake currently averages from 3-5 feet because of drought conditions. City officials launched a dredging project to ease the toll on the municipal water system and aquatic habitat. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano battles algae and low water levels with dredging of Town Lake

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For several decades, Terry Jackson has watched the ebb and flow of Town Lake on the Llano River. But this year, dwindling water levels have reached even more damaging depths — not only for fish habitat but for the municipal water system. (more…)

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Two fatal accidents over weekend on same stretch of Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Wet weather could be to blame in a one-vehicle rollover Nov. 21 that killed a Nolanville man on Texas 29 in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two days later, a Burnet man died in an accident involving a motorcycle on the same stretch of roadway. […]

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Law enforcement from Llano County as well as state agencies have launched a series of training sessions in the event of an active shooter on school campuses. The last session was held Oct. 18-19. Pictured are Robert Clark of the Burnet County Sheriff's Office; Kirk Jowers of the Llano County Sheriff's Office; Bryan Scoggins of the Llano Police Department; and William Dudley of the Llano County Sheriff's Office. Courtesy photo

Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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