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Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department investigators are reconstructing a suspected accident scene on Lake LBJ where a Kingsland man died following a boat crash Aug. 13. (more…)



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The Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a blaze Aug. 11 that destroyed a business in the 2300 block of RR 1431. Courtesy photo

Fire destroys household resale shop on RR 1431 in Kingsland

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — The owner of a consignment store on RR 1431 is picking up the pieces Aug. 11 following a suspected electrical fire that destroyed his business. (more…)



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First Baptist Church of Kingsland youth pastor Jason Cullison, who also serves as the president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingsland Branch Council, stands in what will be the main room youths new to the club will use. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kingsland kids will have their own Boys and Girls Club starting in August

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — When the first day of school ends Aug. 16 for Packsaddle Elementary students, the children will have a safe place to stay until their parents get off work thanks to the efforts of a church, elected officials, and volunteers. (more…)



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Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON KINGSLAND — Many people have concerns about highways and transportation issues and wonder why the Texas Department of Transportation “doesn’t do this” or what state officials are up to. TxDOT and the Capital Area Council of Governments are basically giving Llano and Blanco counties a chance to ask those questions during two […]



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Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — An investigation by several Burnet County law enforcement agencies as well as the state fire marshal led authorities to shutter a Kingsland motel after officials cited a number of health and safety concerns. (more…)



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Steel pipes support the top of the mosaic-tile wall map of the Highland Lakes, which faces RR 1431 from the original Highland Lakes Shopping Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

As it rebuilds, Kingsland bank looks to preserve iconic Highland Lakes map

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — If all goes well, the wall will not come tumbling down. That’s the word from Prosperity Bank officials about the iconic mosaic-tile map of the Highland Lakes that has been a fixture of Kingsland since 1964. (more…)



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Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A Kingsland man faces a child abuse charge after Kingsland School officials sent an elementary-aged student to the emergency room with a head injury, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)



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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with injured Kingsland toddler

UPDATE: Matthew Schworm, 24, of Kingsland, the caregiver who was responsible at the time for the injured toddler, was arrested at the scene and charged with abandoning/endangering a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Schworm was taken to the Llano County Jail, where he remained as of […]



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Authorities investigate possible boating hit-and-run on Lake LBJ

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Game wardens are searching for clues and asking for the public’s help in a case involving an alleged hit-and-run collision on Lake LBJ. The incident happened just after midnight March 22 in Kingsland on the waterway adjacent to Legends Golf Course, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]



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Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND —  Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects accused of damaging property and breaking into two collection boxes at the U.S. Post Office in Kingsland, officials say. (more…)



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Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (more…)



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Collision with SUV in Kingsland injures motorcyclist, child rider

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe a motorcycle driver might have failed to his control speed, resulting in a two-vehicle collision near Lookout Mountain that hospitalized the man and a child rider, according to the report. The collision happened at about 2 p.m. Aug. 26 on RR 1431 at […]



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Kingsland man dies in three-car crash on U.S. 281 north of Blanco

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Investigators are trying to determine why a Kingsland motorist crossed over into oncoming traffic July 27, resulting in his death after a three-car collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)



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Kathryn Louise Preston, 48, was found guilty July 25 of murdering 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Courtesy photos

Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)



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Two charged in second drug raid in seven months at Kingsland home

KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies have arrested two men after seizing methamphetamines, marijuana, cash and a firearm in a residence off Skyline Drive, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)



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Charter school eyeing Kingsland; informational meeting Oct. 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Kingsland area families could have another choice when it comes to educating their children if a charter school organization decides to open a campus in the community. According to several Kingsland residents, Gateway College Preparatory School is considering opening a new public charter school in the lakeside community. Gateway College […]



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Suspect in Kingsland truck theft caught in Galveston

FROM STAFF REPORTS GALVESTON — Authorities have caught the fourth fugitive in the past two weeks with the latest suspect accused of injuring a police officer with a vehicle, according to reports. Authorities say they captured 36-year-old Rocky Drew McIntosh after a 12:20 a.m. warrant dispatch Oct. 11 in Galveston. (more…)



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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)



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Kingsland man arrested in connection with possible methadone overdoses

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities have launched an investigation into the suspected methadone overdoses of four people who investigators believe obtained the drug from a Kingsland man with a prescription for it. (more…)



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Llano County deputies seize drugs, guns, cash in Kingsland bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Kingsland on Sept. 25 and netted three suspects as well as drugs, money and guns. (more…)



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Llano County deputies seek man in truck theft, assault of officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies are looking for a 36-year-old man they believe stole a pick-up in Kingsland on Sept. 21 and then used the vehicle later the same day to ram a police cruiser and injure the officer when the officer pulled the man over. (more…)



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Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.” (more…)



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Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)



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Kingsland man wanted after skipping out on child sexual abuse plea

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a man accused of failing to show up in court for a proposed 30-year prison sentence for allegedly molesting and videotaping a child under 14 years old, according to investigators and court documents. (more…)



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Storms bring needed rain but also damage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Storms across the Highland Lakes late June 12 brought welcome rain, but residents might have a different opinion of the high winds. “I heard both of the trees go down at the same time,” resident Martin McLean said. “The wind just came through there and blew them over.” […]



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Six suspects arrested in drug bust at Kingsland residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A search of a Kingsland residence March 31 turned up drugs and a large quantify of cash, which, in turn, landed six people behind bars. Llano County Sheriff’S Office deputies arrested and charged Dario Mata Flores, 36; Daniel Reyes Limon, 19; Marcus Galvin Limon Jr., 62; Nicholas Limon, 25; Ismael […]



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