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Ex-Llano County jailer tied to inmate death sues county for attorney’s fees

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Attorneys for an ex-jailer who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in connection with an in-custody death at the Llano County Jail have filed a lawsuit to recover legal fees in resolved criminal and civil cases against their client. Private defense attorney Nina Willis represented ex-Llano County jailer Scottie Bryan [...]

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Burnet woman faces intoxication manslaughter charge in death of 4-year-old son

FROM STAFF REPORTS  LLANO — A 29-year-old Burnet woman involved in a rollover accident that killed her 4-year-old son faces an intoxication manslaughter charge after her lab results came back positive for methamphetamines, officials said.

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DPS identifies 12-year-old victim of fatal Buchanan Dam accident on Texas 261

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A 12-year-old Burnet Middle School student died March 18 after a car struck him and the small motorbike he was riding on Texas 261. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Robbie Barrera said Marcus Mendell of Buchanan Dam died from his injuries after the accident.

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Llano extends contract for city manager, approves 12 percent pay increase

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano City Council members approved a 12 percent increase in salary and extended the length of the city manager’s contract from one year to 18 months in light of his work on both city and economic development projects, officials said. Llano City Manager Brenton Lewis’ contract, which increased [...]

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Llano police seize marijuana growing in cactus garden, arrest 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS  LLANO — Authorities seized 14 marijuana plants growing in a garden outside a residence in the northwest side of the city, leading to the arrest of two suspects on drug possession charges, according to the Llano Police Department. Investigators said they also found half a gram of methamphetamine as well as drug [...]

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano schools cancel classes Feb. 7 due to weather concerns

BURNET — Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano school district officials canceled classes for Feb. 7 due to winter weather concerns. School leaders issued the closings in anticipation of cold weather that could bring a mix of freezing precipitation. Weather officials placed the Highland Lakes in a winter weather advisory through noon Feb. 7.

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Fire damages home belonging to two Llano educators

FROM STAFF REPORTS  LLANO — Firefighters managed to save a two-story home belonging to two Llano educators and their children after a blaze Jan. 28, even as icy conditions caused safety and access issues for volunteer crews, officials said. The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. at the residence in the 1200 block of Mulberry Street.

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Icy roads in Burnet, Llano counties lead to slippery commutes

Wintery weather glazed roadways with ice overnight in Burnet and Llano counties Jan. 24, causing a few issues for motorists on their morning commute. The pickup truck on Texas 29 across from the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office slid off the roadway about 9:30 a.m. into a bar ditch and avoided colliding with other vehicles. Burnet [...]

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Llano hosting garage sale for pickers, treasure hunters

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — If you’re looking for a bargain or just want to do a little “pickin’,” the annual Llano City Pickers/Citywide Garage Sale on Jan. 18 is where you want to be. “With all the booths at the American Legion and other garage sales around town, it makes it more [...]

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Llano residents fear ‘smart meters’ will hike utility bills

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Aging utility meters have prompted city of Llano officials to propose replacing the devices across the city with high-tech “smart meters,” but some residents have expressed concerns about the potential for higher bills and suspected privacy and health risks. City Manager Brenton Lewis said city council members will [...]

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Llano’s Fuel Coffee House fuels people up with more than just caffeine

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When Fuel Coffee House board member Mark Martin was asked how to describe the eclectic Llano coffee shop, he responded by simply saying, “A community, the coffee is incidental.” While Fuel Coffee House, 106 E. Main St., offers the typical coffee shop fare, the sign outside describes it [...]

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Doug Stone to headline Llano Country Opry at Lantex Jan. 11

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE LLANO — Country legend Doug Stone will headline the Llano Country Opry on Jan. 11. Performances are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lantex Theater, 113 Main St. Admission is $15, and tickets may be purchased at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station Drive; Llano National Bank, 1001 Ford [...]

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. [...]

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Feral hog-trapping expert brings his techniques, expertise to Llano

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — While some people are happy if they catch two or three feral hogs in a trap, Osvaldo Rojas of City Trapping would probably consider that a slow day. “In the past five months, I’ve probably caught 450 hogs in one area that’s maybe 200 acres,” he said. “Now, [...]

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