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Jack and Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano show off their new ‘hardware’ after Better Business Bureau officials presented them with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast is only one of four businesses in a 105-county area honored with the award. Courtesy photo

Llano’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast wins BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — When you do things right, you sometimes get rewarded. That’s what Virginia and Jack Walker and their staff at Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast learned Sept. 13. (more…)

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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)

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Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano crews were able to shut down a damaged sewer line that was leaking domestic wastewater into Oatman Creek after heavy rainfall Aug. 7 caused flooding that apparently broke the line. (more…)

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Llano warns residents after 150,000 gallons of wastewater spills into creek

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — City of Llano officials estimate about 150,000 gallons of domestic wastewater spilled into Oatman Creek, which feeds the Llano River, after a storm Aug. 7 dumped 7-7½ inches of water on the creek, causing a break in the wastewater line. (more…)

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Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The city of Llano has lifted its restriction on water usage for residents on the south side of town. Llano officials posted a notice at about 9 a.m. Aug. 8 on the city website informing residents, “You may resume normal water use at this time. We appreciate your patience during […]

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Llano asks some residents to limit water use after lightning strike

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano officials are asking people on the south side of town to limit their water use to “essential use” only after a lightning strike. (more…)

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Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — The city of Llano is one of the most beautiful communities in Texas. On July 13, a group is gathering in an effort to make it even more beautiful. A Keep Llano Beautiful organizational meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. that Thursday at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station […]

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Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A 64-year-old Austin man who landed his marijuana-ladened plane at the Llano Municipal Airport in March faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges June 28. (more…)

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Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Voters have paved the way for millions of dollars of upgrades to roadways across the city of Llano, and now officials are drafting plans to launch work as soon as this fall. (more…)

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The Llano Police Department says 29-year-old Robert Sutton (left) of Llano was shot and killed during the attempted burglary of Stonewall’s Pizza, Wings & Things in Llano. A second suspect, Jonathan Tuma, 19, of Tow, was arrested and charged with burglary. Courtesy photos

Police: Llano man shot and killed in attempted burglary of pizza eatery

UPDATE: Authorities arrested another suspect, 25-year-old Ashton Hutchison, on May 29 and charged him with burglary of a habitation in connection with the incident. He was taken into custody in Cherokee by the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office and the Llano Police Department.  FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Investigators are sifting through clues after one […]

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Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error. FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in […]

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High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER LLANO — High winds and heavy rain whipped through parts of the Highland Lakes and Llano on March 28, causing several thousands of dollars in damage along with temporary power outages. Officials warn more severe weather could be on the way. (more…)

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Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Federal authorities arrested an Austin man March 20 after he landed a plane carrying 230 pounds of hydroponic marijuana at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER STEPHENVILLE — Erath County authorities are investigating the death of a college student from Llano who might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. (more…)

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Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — City leaders appear to be “in step” with Llano residents as they unveil a new downtown sidewalk project, ponder how to pay for street upgrades, and begin work on plans for pedestrian access along a highway with ties to downtown. (more…)

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New Llano city manager begins first day at work

New Llano city manager begins first day at work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The first order of business for the new Llano city manager Aug. 1 involved not only getting to know the staff and the community but establishing himself as a leader with an “open door policy.” (more…)

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Tanya Lynn Slaughter and Courtney Slaughter

Llano police arrest woman twice in week’s time on meth charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano police arrested a 35-year-old woman for methamphetamine. Then, seven days later, officers found themselves doing the same thing with the same woman — this time with a lot more drugs. The first arrest also included the woman’s 17-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old man. (more…)

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Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

Llano teacher charged with improper relationship with student

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano authorities have charged a 28-year-old Llano High School teacher with having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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Llano man gets 15 years for stealing $1,600 worth of necklaces

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man who admitted to stealing several necklaces valued at approximately $1,600 will spend up to 15 years in prison. Matthew Wayne Manning, 46, of Llano pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s court to organized retail theft. He asked for the jury to sentence him. (more…)

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92-year-old woman dies after car rolls over her at Llano store

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 92-year-old woman died Dec. 3 after she was struck by her own vehicle in a Dollar General parking lot the day before, according to a Llano police spokesman. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the store in the 400 block of Bessemer Avenue (Texas 16). […]

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Fake U.S. marshal steals $1,000 from elderly Llano County man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A phone scam artist has bilked an elderly Llano County resident out of more than $1,000 by claiming to be a federal marshal with a warrant collecting cash for failure to report for jury duty, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. About a dozen people reported to LCSO that […]

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Llano partners with nearby cities, utilities for dark skies program

Llano partners with nearby cities, utilities for dark skies program

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Several Hill Country communities will join forces with electric utilities to launch a “dark skies” program aimed at reducing light pollution, which takes an economic, health and aesthetics toll on growing communities, officials say. (more…)

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The city of Llano has launched a dredging campaign on the Llano River to increase water storage capacity and eradicate water weeds such as milfoil in Town Lake, the community's sole water source. Courtesy photo

Llano contracts with company to dredge river at no cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO  — A large quarry and mining operation in the Highland Lakes has joined forces with the city of Llano to remove tons of sand and gravel from the Llano River at no cost to the city, officials said. On April 24, Collier Materials signed a 10-year contract to launch […]

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Llano city officials wrangle over a possible well project as the drought takes a toll on the Llano River, the sole water source for the community. File photo

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

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Jury sends strong message with 15-year burglary sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Law enforcement officials believe a recent 15-year prison sentence for burglary sends a message to would-be criminals from residents fed up with property crimes allegedly tied to the drug trade. On March 11, a jury found 28-year-old Johnathan Lee Fehr guilty of burglary of a habitation and sentenced […]

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JUSTIN FRIAR

Burglary, drug fugitive caught after three-county search

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Authorities have captured a fugitive Oct. 8 who was on the loose after a nine-hour manhunt in Brady, Mason and Llano counties, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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