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Investigators seek help in cracking rash of car burglaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office and the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who broke into three vehicles in a Lake Buchanan community. (more…)

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The annual stocking of Lake Buchanan with hybrid striped bass fry was carried out March 21 by the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. Shown introducing the fish into the lake is LBCC member and fishing guide, Max Milam, of Ken Milam Fishing Guide Service. This year’s stocking consisted of 1 million of the fry and brings the total number stocked into the lake by the LBCC over the past 10 years to more than 9 million. Visiting anglers are harvesting large numbers of keeper-size hybrids with new lake records being established and re-established within short periods of time. Courtesy photo

Lake Buchanan has healthy resurgence; state of the lake is June 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Lake Buchanan has experienced the spectrum of ups and downs the past several years, going from historic low inflows to four open floodgates recently, leaving people wondering, “How is Lake Buchanan doing?” (more…)

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State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR UPDATE: The State of the Lake program scheduled for May 17 has been postponed due to possible severe weather. It has been rescheduled for June 21. Go to www.lakebuchanancc.org for more information.   BUCHANAN DAM — A little wind made the difference in whether Lake Buchanan’s white bass population survived the […]

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Man dies on Lake Buchanan after kayak capsizes in high winds

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM —Crews found the body of a 30-year-old Austin man Jan. 10 after his kayak capsized in choppy water in Lake Buchanan, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens. Game wardens identified the man as Julian Everard Dahmen. (more…)

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Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOW— After several days of searching, a volunteer fire crew on July 25 found what authorities believe is the body of a 50-year-old man who went missing in the middle of the night during an outing with friends at a Lower Colorado River Authority park, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Authorities search for missing 50-year-old camper around Lake Buchanan

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOW— Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a 50-year-old camper believed to have been intoxicated before he went missing in the middle of the night July 18 around Lake Buchanan, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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As Lake Buchanan rises, some leery of releasing water downstream

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Domestic water use advocates caution that the drought remains a threat to water supplies as the peak of summer approaches, even though recent rains have boosted Lake Buchanan levels by nearly 20 feet in the past several weeks. (more…)

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Vanishing Texas River Cruise provides Freedom Flight for rehabilitated birds of prey

FROM STAFF REPORTS SILVER CREEK — Vanishing Texas River Cruise is providing a truly remarkable journey. The cruise has partnered with Last Chance Forever to release back into the wild injured birds of prey, including species such as hawks, ospreys, owls and eagles. (more…)

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Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. to host Texas Parks fishery biologist July 15

BUCHANAN DAM — If you’re looking for the inside scoop on Lake Buchanan fish populations and its ecosystem, you might want to attend the Lake Buchanan Conservations Corp. meeting July 15. (more…)

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Lake Buchanan enthusiasts stock hybrid striped bass, contribute more to lake

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Over the years, Lake Buchanan earned a reputation as a top spot for hybrid striped bass fishing. But fans of the fish feared that, without additional stocking efforts beyond what the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department does, the population would slip below strong angling levels. But thanks […]

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Winter eagles have landed on Lake Buchanan; tours offered

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LAKE BUCHANAN — During this time of year, taking a boat tour on Lake Buchanan could likely lead to a close encounter with a rare bird of prey. “It’s big and beautiful and awe-inspiring — especially when they soar right over the boat,” said Vanishing Texas River Cruise Capt. Shawn […]

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Houston man drowns during family outing on Lake Buchanan

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — A 62-year-old man died after disappearing in Lake Buchanan on July 20. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Capt. Kevin Davis said Calsido Cisneros of Houston was swimming during a family gathering on Lake Buchanan when relatives noticed he was missing around 11 a.m. (more…)

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Join the fishing frenzy on Lake Buchanan

Fishermen pulling hybrid striped bass out of Lake Buchanan can thank the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp., which will be releasing thousands more fingerlings this summer. “We’ve released 5.3 million fry and fingerlings since we started in 2006,”  says George Bold, director of the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. Of that 6-year total, 4.8 million were fry, or […]

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Chamber looking for memorabilia to re-establish museum for Buchanan Dam

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — Annette Gardner enjoys a front seat to the heart of the Highland Lakes as the Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce office manager. The small chamber office, located on Texas 29 just west of the Inks Lake bridge, might not be as large as others, but it […]

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Hop on board the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan

Take a voyage back in time on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan. Although the drought has left the lake too low for the Vanishing Texas River Cruise to chart its regular course along the shoreline, the receding waters have opened up other opportunities. In 1937, when Buchanan Dam blocked the waters of […]

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101 Fun Things - Canoe and Kayak

Perfect weather for a canoe or kayak on the Highland Lakes

Paddle your way across the waters of the Highland Lakes by kayak or canoe. The winter weather so far has been perfect for a nice day on the water. Bring your own or rent. (more…)

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