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Llano County commissioners and staff look at a map provided by county surveyor John Ables showing discrepancies between high-water marks from the October 2018 flood and proposed Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain maps. Commissioners approved a resolution to send to FEMA during the May 6 workshop demanding the federal agency consider all new flood data before beginning the final appeal process. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano County questions accuracy of FEMA flood maps

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Patty Pfister not only has high-water marks from the October 2018 flood on her family land in Castell but also from the historic flood of 1935. (more…)

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Llano County close to recouping money spent on flood cleanup

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Llano County is gradually getting closer to recouping some of the nearly $1.1 million it spent since October 2018 on flood debris removal. (more…)

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Work is on pace for the new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland to open in May. Once built, Llano County commissioners hope the bridge will have a new name in honor of Pat and David Enloe. Staff photo by Jared Fields

2900 bridge on schedule for May opening, possibly with new name

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Construction is on pace for the new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland to open in May, but it could have a new name. (more…)

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Llano County commissioners on Jan. 28 allocated an expenditure of more than $1 million to T.F.R. Enterprises Inc. for flood debris removal. Photo from Facebook

Llano County approves $1M for flood debris removal with hope of being reimbursed

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Llano County commissioners approved a seven-digit flood debris expenditure and voted against a proposal on how to allocate a $100,000 donation from the Lower Colorado River Authority during their regular meeting Jan. 28. (more…)

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Matthew Rienstra (standing, left), first assistant county attorney, reviewed wording in an amendment to the county’s emergency declaration with Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Don Moss during the commissioner’s court meeting Jan. 14. Next to Moss is Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke then Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Commissioners: No more flood debris pickup in Llano County

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Llano County commissioners voted during the Jan. 14 regular meeting to cease all debris removal in the county from the October flood. (more…)

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Llano County Commissioners held a workshop Jan. 7 with city leaders, and representatives from the Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, state lawmakers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to discuss the October flood. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New 2900 bridge going through old one as construction, recovery move forward

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Construction of the new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland has hit a snag. (more…)

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Damon Beierle, incoming Burnet County Precinct 2 Commissioner, takes the oath of office Jan. 1 during a ceremony at the Burnet County Courthouse. Administering the oath is 424th Judicial District Judge Evan Stubbs. Photo courtesy of James Oakley

Elected officials in Burnet and Llano counties sworn in

FROM STAFF REPORTS Officials elected in Burnet and Llano counties took part in oath-of-office ceremonies Jan. 1. (more…)

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Flood debris from Llano County is expected to be removed ‘well before the new year,’ according to Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham. Removal of construction and demolition debris, like this pile from Kingsland in November, is 100 percent finished in Precincts 2 and 3. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano County expects flood debris to be gone by start of 2019 and at lower cost

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Despite awarding a debris removal contract a month after the devastating Oct. 16 flood, Llano County officials expect debris to be gone by the new year at a fraction of the estimated cost. (more…)

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Llano County commissioners awarded a debris removal contract to TFR Enterprises Inc. during a special-called meeting Nov. 16. The Leander-based company will soon begin the process of removing debris left from the Oct. 16 flood in neighborhoods like this one on Harris Loop in Kingsland. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano County awards debris-removal contract, votes to accept LCRA’s $100,000 donation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More than a month after floodwaters destroyed hundreds of Llano County homes, county commissioners awarded a debris removal contract Nov. 16 to Leander-based TFR Enterprises Inc. (more…)

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Debris remains piled outside homes at many places in Llano County such as this section of Harris Loop in Kingsland. Llano County commissioners will meet Nov. 16 to review debris removal bids with Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham to select a contractor. Staff photo by Jared Fields

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…)

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Strong night for GOP in Burnet and Llano counties; Marble Falls ISD bond passes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet and Llano counties remained staunchly in the Republican corner during the Nov. 6 midterm elections, and Marble Falls Independent School District voters approved a $55 million bond. (more…)

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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6; polling places and ballots for Burnet and Llano counties

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6; polling places and ballots for Burnet and Llano counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS Election Day for midterm races is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents in Burnet and Llano counties can cast their ballot at the following polling locations, based on voting precincts (which is not the same as commissioner precincts): (more…)

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Local county judges say one of the biggest challenges they face after October flooding has been debris cleanup. Residents affected by the flood, such as on Harris Loop in Kingsland, have had to move almost all of their belongings to the street for removal. The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Oct. 29 it will give $100,000 each to Burnet and Llano counties to ensure public safety. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

County judges to determine how to use $100,000 from LCRA for flood cleanup efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Now that the floodwaters have subsided, Burnet and Llano counties face a new challenge: removing trash and debris. (more…)

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An environmental group critical of a planned Sandy Creek dredging operation has offered development recommendations to government leaders and private companies in charge of decisions about granting permits. Photo courtesy of Collier Materials

Environmental group offers ‘good neighbor’ suggestions for mining operations

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Environmental groups and government entities have drafted resolutions and proposed stricter oversight on the burgeoning mining industry as planned dredging operations await word about permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County joins other counties as well as Marble Falls in imposing burn ban

UPDATE: Burnet County joins other counties as well as Marble Falls in imposing burn ban

  UPDATE: As of noon July 2, Burnet County joined the list of counties imposing a ban on outdoor burning, officials said.   FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As the summer dry spell and heat linger, several area counties and municipalities have imposed burn bans. The city of Marble Falls is under a burn […]

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PRIMARY RUNOFFS: Beierle, Hurst win in Burnet County, Riggs in Llano County

PRIMARY RUNOFFS: Beierle, Hurst win in Burnet County, Riggs in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The results are in for the primary runoff elections in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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Friday last day of early voting in GOP, Democratic primary runoffs; Election Day is May 22

Friday last day of early voting in GOP, Democratic primary runoffs; Election Day is May 22

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Early voting in the Republican and Democratic primary election runoffs wraps up Friday, May 17, giving voters in Burnet and Llano counties one more day to cast their ballots in advance of Election Day, which is Tuesday, May 22. (more…)

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Early voting for GOP, Democratic primary runoff elections May 14-18

Early voting for GOP, Democratic primary runoff elections May 14-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the school and municipal elections behind us, the focus is now on the Republican and Democratic primary runoffs May 22. Early voting for the runoffs is Monday-Friday, May 14-18. (more…)

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May 5 elections feature handful of contested races, city charter amendments

May 5 elections feature handful of contested races, city charter amendments

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Highland Lakes voters have one more opportunity to cast their ballots in a handful of local races. The May 5 elections feature contested races in Burnet, Bertram, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, and the Llano Independent School District. (more…)

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Llano County prosecutors have launched a weekly social media listing with mugshots and court violations to try to coax offenders to resolve outstanding warrants. File photo

Llano County spotlights offenders on social media to clear up warrants

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Offenders who fail to pay their fines or show up in county court could face another problem — public scrutiny — due to a new Llano County Attorney’s Office program that calls out warrant violators on social media. (more…)

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Llano County judge-elect, Llano ISD incumbent faces resignation if he wins board election

Llano County judge-elect, Llano ISD incumbent faces resignation if he wins board election

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Should he win back his Llano school board incumbency in an upcoming race, a newly elected Llano County judge would have to resign from the board due to state law, officials said. With no opposing party challenger in the general election, Llano County Judge-elect Ron Cunningham, a Republican, is […]

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Municipal and school district elections in Burnet, Llano counties

Municipal and school district elections in Burnet, Llano counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While not as “glamorous” as the major party primaries or the November gubernatorial election, local municipal and school district elections affect residents’ daily lives from property taxes to zoning ordinances. (more…)

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longhorn laying in grass in texas hill country

Longhorn steer shooting prompts $5,000 reward from rancher

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — The shooting death of a longhorn steer on a remote county road has resulted in a criminal investigation and a $5,000 reward offered by a Llano County rancher. The incident is believed to have happened sometime over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17-18, on a ranch just […]

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ELECTIONS: Llano County judge decided; one race goes to runoff

ELECTIONS: Llano County judge decided; one race goes to runoff

LLANO — Llano County is getting a new county judge after Republican voters gave the GOP nomination to a challenger during the March 6 primary elections. And the primary season isn’t over as one race is headed to a runoff. (more…)

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The Llano County Sheriff’s Office will issue body cameras to deputies and increase the number of stationary cameras (shown here) in vehicles. Courtesy photo

Body, vehicle cameras to give Llano County deputies edge on the scene

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputies will arm themselves with high-tech body cameras and vehicle surveillance equipment to give them an edge in collecting evidence and during on-scene interactions, officials said. (more…)

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Early voting underway in Republican, Democratic primaries

Early voting underway in Republican, Democratic primaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Early voting in the primaries for the Republican and Democratic parties got underway Tuesday, Feb. 20, and continues through Friday, March 2. Election day for the primaries is Tuesday, March 6. (more…)

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