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Report: Llano home invasion suspect spotted on Bandera County ranch

FROM STAFF REPORTS MEDINA — Authorities have spotted a home invasion suspect who remains at large on a ranch in Bandera County where a game camera captured his image on the property, according to a police statement released Sept. 30.

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Manhunt under way for suspect in Llano home invasion, firearms theft

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A man accused of attacking an elderly couple in their home and stealing their vehicle Sept. 26 remains at large as a number of agencies launch a search for the suspect, officials say.

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Lane closures Sept. 10-11 will delay Llano River bridge travel

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Scheduled inspection of the Llano River bridge on Texas 16 and 71 will close traffic to just one lane Sept. 10-11. Ken Shaffer, the Llano maintenance supervisor, said the Texas Department of Transportation inspection is standard every few years.

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Llano airport attracts sky-high dollars with events and location

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Llano Municipal Airport has made quite a name for itself as a destination for events featuring aircraft fly-ins, aerobatic exhibitions, contests, campouts and more.

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‘Texas 29’ bald eagles will have to find new home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician Dale Schmidt checked the area along the Llano River where two nesting bald eagles set up home during the winter, he made an upsetting discovery.

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Llano County HOP patrons get new bus with local touch

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Whether just around the corner or down U.S. 281 to San Antonio, veteran Hill Country Transit District HOP driver Jan Turman looks forward to making sure Llano County residents get to where they need to go.

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Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

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Llano County reinstates burn ban for unincorporated areas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Llano County Commissioners enacted a burn ban July 14 for the unincorporated portions of the county. The commissioners lifted the ban in May. A lack of rainfall, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, brought about a new ban.

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Llano couple turns family home into bed-and-breakfast

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When IdaNell Schuessler told her husband, Paul, about her idea to turn her grandparents’ Llano home into a bed-and-breakfast, let’s just say, he wasn’t as excited about it as she was. But now, three months since the couple opened the Westerman House Bed & Breakfast, he’s come around [...]

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72-year-old Llano man gets life following DWI

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — State District Judge Dan Mills sentenced a 72-year-old man to life in prison June 17 after a Llano County jury deliberated for 16 minutes before finding him guilty of his eighth intoxication-related crime. The jury convicted Richard Lee Pollard of Llano of driving while intoxicated (third or more.) He [...]

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter [...]

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Ballard keeps Llano justice of peace seat after coin toss

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Incumbent Linda Ballard will retain her seat as the Llano County Precinct 2 justice of the peace after a coin toss at the courthouse gazebo June 12, officials said. After a March primary, a May run-off and a June recount, the race for the Republican nomination between Ballard and challenger [...]

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Llano rodeo, parade return with new cook-off this weekend

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The classic favorites, and something new, are back for the Llano Open/Pro Rodeo on June 6-7. In addition to the 79th annual Llano County Rodeo Parade, the dances and the bucking bulls and broncs, there also will be a barbecue cook-off.

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Watchful neighbor spots drug operation in Llano Motel

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Three suspects remain in custody after being caught red-handed dealing methamphetamine in a local motel, according to Llano police investigators.

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