Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON One of Cowden Ward Jr.’s biggest thrills was sharing his P-51D Mustang Pecos Bill with veterans. The Burnet pilot probably gave hundreds of veterans rides in the classic World War II-era warbird. (more…)

Llano defeats Hondo in overtime for 21-14 bi-district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team captured a bi-district championship Nov. 16 in a game the Yellow Jackets had to claw, fight, and overcome challenges to win. (more…)

LCRA: Lake LBJ reopens Nov. 17; boaters should use caution due to submerged hazards

FROM STAFF REPORTS One month after historic flooding in the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 16 that Lake LBJ will finally reopen to public use. (more…)

Bertram council votes to extend police chief’s suspension, negotiate separation agreement

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bertram City Council agreed to extend the unpaid suspension of the town’s beleaguered police chief through Dec. 27 and authorized staff to negotiate a separation agreement with him. (more…)

Granite Shoals adding safety striping to help with visibility during road work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Drivers approaching stop signs on the three Granite Shoals main arteries will get a little “help” in where to stop before moving on. (more…)

Report outlines LCRA’s response to historic Oct. 16 flooding

  CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story included incomplete numbers attributed to Kelly Payne. The LCRA recorded a flow of 375,000 cubic-feet per second coming into the Highland Lakes, and 25,000 cfs leaving the lakes, not 375 and 25 as written.  STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A report on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s flood […]

Grand Bank of Texas signs merger agreement with BancorpSouth

FROM STAFF REPORTS Grand Bank of Texas — with locations in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay — signed a definitive merger agreement with BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS), according to a BancorpSouth Bank media release Nov. 13. (more…)

Llano County commissioners fight over $100,000 donation, flood debris cleanup

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Llano County commissioners bashed a $100,000 donation from the Lower Colorado River Authority and argued over how to proceed with flood debris cleanup during their Nov. 13 regular meeting. (more…)

Cowden Ward Jr. died Nov. 17 along with a World War II veteran when the plane in which they were flying, a P-51D Mustang, crashed in Fredericksburg. The aircraft, shown here on a flight a few years ago, was based out of Burnet. Ward had flown many veterans, particularly World War II veterans, in his plane over the years, often traveling to air shows across the country. The identity of the passenger hadn’t been released yet, and the crash is under investigation. File photo by Daniel Clifton

Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

18 November 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON One of Cowden Ward Jr.’s biggest thrills was sharing his P-51D Mustang Pecos Bill with veterans. The Burnet pilot probably gave hundreds of veterans rides in the classic World War II-era warbird. (more…)

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Llano High School football coach Matt Green congratulates the Yellow Jackets after their 21-14 overtime win against Hondo for a bi-district championship Nov. 16.

Llano defeats Hondo in overtime for 21-14 bi-district win

17 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team captured a bi-district championship Nov. 16 in a game the Yellow Jackets had to claw, fight, and overcome challenges to win. (more…)

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Lake LBJ will reopen to the public at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Lake LBJ boaters are asked to reduce speeds and use extra caution because of submerged hazards that might be difficult to see. This sandbar in the middle of Lake LBJ in Kingsland is a new one created since the Oct. 16 flood. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: Lake LBJ reopens Nov. 17; boaters should use caution due to submerged hazards

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS One month after historic flooding in the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 16 that Lake LBJ will finally reopen to public use. (more…)

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Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson.

Bertram council votes to extend police chief’s suspension, negotiate separation agreement

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bertram City Council agreed to extend the unpaid suspension of the town’s beleaguered police chief through Dec. 27 and authorized staff to negotiate a separation agreement with him. (more…)

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State Rep. Andrew Murr of District 53 and state Sen. Dawn Buckingham of District 24.

Two area state lawmakers file several bills; 86th legislative session begins Jan. 8

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two state legislators representing the Highland Lakes have been busy since bill filing began Nov. 19 for the Texas Legislature’s 86th session. The session begins Jan. 8, 2019. (more…)

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The intersection of RR 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road is currently closed to drivers as road work is completed. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals adding safety striping to help with visibility during road work

16 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Drivers approaching stop signs on the three Granite Shoals main arteries will get a little “help” in where to stop before moving on. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 9-15, 2018

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 9-15, 2018

16 November 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 9-15. 2018, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 5-11, 2018

Llano County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 5-11, 2018

16 November 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 5-11, 2018, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of […]

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