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Game wardens investigating wakeboarder’s death on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 19-year-old man died while wakeboarding on Lake LBJ on Sept. 3, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. (more…)

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San Antonio man drowns in Lake LBJ after jumping off dock

KINGSLAND — A 20-year-old San Antonio man apparently drowned March 19 after jumping off a dock on Lake LBJ in the Kingsland area. Officials reported that Edward Griffin was with friends when he jumped off the dock and didn’t resurface at about 2 p.m. Llano County sheriff’s deputies, Lower Colorado River Authority rangers, Buchanan Dam […]

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Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — The list of potential pupils is growing as organizers of the new Kingsland Charter School opened enrollment for the tuition-free institution for kindergarten through eighth grade. “They’re planning on opening this fall,” said Zane Lewis, pastor of The Hill Church in Kingsland. (more…)

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Llano County Commissioners approved on Jan. 11 consolidating the county’s Kingsland annex with the East Llano County annex in Buchanan Dam despite rejection from hundreds of Kingsland residents by petition and opposition by the elected officials housed there. Commissioners who voted for the move cited lack of space, security concerns at the Kingsland annex and cost-savings for their decision. Courtesy photos

Commissioners OK moving Kingsland precinct office to Buchanan Dam

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — After a contentious debate Jan. 11 pitting Llano County Precinct 3 elected officials against Llano County commissioners, officials have approved consolidating the Kingsland annex into the East Llano County Annex in Buchanan Dam. (more…)

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Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Zane Lewis remembers as a youth avoiding bad habits because of the advice of his coach. “My coach told me if I started smoking that I wouldn’t be able to run as fast, and I wouldn’t be able to breathe, so I didn’t smoke because I really enjoyed […]

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Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

LLANO — State District Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced a Kingsland man to 50 years in prison after the man pleaded guilty to killing his 19-month-old stepson in July 2013. Michael Grogg, 27, was arrested Aug. 2, 2013, after medical evidence revealed his stepson, Paydin Grogg, died from severe brain injury and swelling, likely caused by […]

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Lake Area Meals on Wheels serves Kingsland

Meals on Wheels seeks help to serve Kingsland and Buchanan Dam

KINGSLAND — For many senior citizens in the Kingsland area, the Lake Area Meals on Wheels program offers them a hot, healthy meal during the week. But after 24 years, the program is always looking to help more. (more…)

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Kingsland, Texas, drug bust

Deputies make quick return visit to Kingsland home for theft and drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies arrested a man at a Dilly Street residence for allegedly stealing an all-terrain vehicle Aug. 12, only to return a few days later to nab two suspects for allegedly dealing drugs from the same home. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office said the two cases are related only […]

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Kingland man charged in string of roadside grass fires

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — An alert citizen might have helped put an end to a string of grass fires Aug. 13 after spotting a person acting suspiciously alongside RR 2900 between Kingsland and Sunrise Beach. Fire crews from Blanco and Llano counties responded to about a half-dozen roadside grass fires starting at 8:04 p.m […]

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The Kingsland Fitness Center, 2132 RR 1431, is hosting a Pushups for Charity event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6. Courtesy photo

Gym classic makes comeback to benefit service members

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Drop and give me 20. Or 10. Or just one. “It’s not how many you do, really,” said Charlotte Dilworth, owner of Kingsland Health and Fitness. “It’s really just about doing something to help out our service members and veterans.” (more…)

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Program on Neanderthals to show a more sophisticated side

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — The common perception of Neanderthals was that of the caveman. You know, the brooding, stooped-over brute usually dragging a club behind him. Over the past decades, and particularly the last one, the idea of Neanderthals resembling that caricature has changed to one that more resembles modern humans. (more…)

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TCEQ to check for groundwater contamination in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Crews have launched a project to drill water-quality monitoring wells in an area contaminated two decades ago by “improperly disposed of” dry-cleaning chemicals from a former self-serve laundry, officials said. On April 13, the Llano County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality […]

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Diane Doolittle (left) painted this mural in the Tow home of Bob Matthews (right). Doolittle, a lifelong artist, drew her inspiration for the piece from the land and landscape around Matthews’ residence. She’s working on a larger mural for a Kingsland church. Courtesy photo

Kingsland muralist leaves a big mark inside Tow home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOW — Bob Matthews looked over his unfinished wall in between his kitchen bar and a handmade rock waterfall. He wanted something unique to complete it— not just a few photos or any run-of-the-mill type of thing. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Kingsland Garden Club plant sale
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4
WHERE: Kingsland House of Arts and Crafts, 112 W. Chamberlain St. in Kingsland
ADMISSION: Free

Get good advice, native plants at Kingsland Garden Club sale

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — As the weather warms, thoughts are turning to gardening. One of the challenges gardeners face is whether a particular plant or plant variety can take the Highland Lakes summer. (more…)

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Weather forces postponement of Kingsland monarch program

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Officials with the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildlife Society have postponed the March 5 program “Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed” because of the possibility of inclement weather. (more…)

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Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Marvin Bloomquist did not start out being an expert on how to take nature photos. And yet, he now finds himself presenting a program called “The Digital Camera as a Tool for Flower Identification.” (more…)

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Packsaddle Elementary School staff and volunteers learned The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners definitely love them. All the Horseshoe Bay/Llano/Kingsland-area Locals Love Us education honors went to campus staff while the favorite volunteer honor went to a Packsaddle volunteer. Pictured are favorite volunteer Pam Peterson (left), favorite school administrator Packsaddle principal Maela Edmonson and favorite teacher Lisa Hill (with some of her students). Other Packsaddle Elementary winners included Misti Atkinson for favorite coach and Regina Beauchamp for favorite receptionist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Packsaddle Elementary takes several honors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — There were high-fives, hugs, cheers and a few jumps as Packsaddle Elementary School staff learned just how much The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners love them. (more…)

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Emergency crews work a one-vehicle crash at the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 exchange south of Marble Falls. The driver of the vehicle fled from a Llano County sheriff's deputy in Kingsland after the deputy attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Traffic stop leads to high-speed chase, crash at 281-71 intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Llano County deputy charged a man with felony evading arrest and aggravated assault after the suspect led officers on a high-speed pursuit, sometimes in excess of 100 mph, that started in Kingsland and ended with the man’s car crashing and flipping over just south of Marble Falls. (more…)

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World War II veteran Herschel Leon Pruitt, 89, of Kingsland

Kingsland World War II veteran receives DAR award

World War II veteran Herschel Leon Pruitt, 89, of Kingsland was awarded the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizens Medal, which was presented to him by Llano Uplift chapter regent Georgi Brochstein at a Jan. 24 meeting. Pruitt served aboard the USS President Jackson from 1943 to 1945. He piloted a Higgens boat, […]

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Pure American Young Miss Texas Rebekah Nelson of Kinglsland

Kingsland teen competing in Pure American pageant

Pure American Young Miss Texas Rebekah Nelson of Kingsland seats patrons dining at Pizza Hut of Marble Falls during the fundraiser for the Randle family Jan. 29. One part of the Pure American pageant is giving back to a contestant’s community through volunteering. If Nelson has the most community hours of other contestants living in […]

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Squash bug eggs send shivers up the backs of all gardeners as the pests are tough to get rid of once they infest a garden. But not all insects are bad. In fact, quite a few play beneficial roles in gardens. On Feb. 6, retired Burnet County AgriLife Extension agent Wade Hibler will go over the good, the bad and the others when it comes to Highland Lakes insects at the Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland. The program ‘Identifying and Dealing with Hill Country Bugs’ is part of the Kingsland Garden Club meeting at 1 p.m. Everybody is welcome. File photo

Get the dirt on the good and the bad Hill Country bugs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Wade Hibler knows the value of a subject that makes your skin crawl — or, in this case, something that could crawl across your skin. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital. (more…)

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Friendships are priceless at DAV Thrift Store in Kingsland

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Bill Lewis turns the lamp around a couple of times at the check-out counter. He examines several places on the lamp and makes his pronouncement. (more…)

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These aren’t your ordinary pickles, but Biker Pickles made right in Kingsland. Wally McKinnon started canning and selling the pickles after he found people really liked them. It’s an example of how sometimes adding a little more coin to your pocket is as simply as a pickle. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Biker Pickles sweet deal for Kingsland’s Wally McKinnon

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — As Wally McKinnon and his Willow Mist Store crew — Kim McKinnon and Celeste Wright — made their rounds at various festivals and the Burnet Farmers’ Market, they felt they needed something that really hit it off with customers. (more…)

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Barb Selby, organizer of the Kingsland Quilt Show.

Kingsland Quilt Show celebrates creativity, stories — one stitch at a time

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — As Barb Selby prepares for the annual Kingsland Quilt Show, she hopes quilters and sewers understand it’s not about their skill level, it’s about coming together to celebrate an artform. (more…)

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On Jan.  9, Mike Warriner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depatment is giving a program on native bumblebees during the Kingsland Garden Club meeting at the Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland. The public is invited. Photo courtesy of Sheryl Yantis

Get the buzz on vital native bumblebees, problems they face

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — The European honeybee gets a lot of credit as a pollinator, but one can’t overlook the importance of native bumblebees in this critical role. (more…)

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