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Burnet County Judge James Oakley

Burnet County requests LCRA again lower Lake LBJ

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON At the request of residents, Burnet County commissioners are sending a letter to the Lower Colorado River Authority asking the agency to consider lowering Lake LBJ again this coming winter, if conditions allow for it. Burnet County Judge James Oakley pointed out that the county can only make the request; the decision […]

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New Kali’s Law requires emergency kill switch on boats

EDITOR’S NOTE: Under the approved legislation, the law “does not require the retrofitting of any vessel that has not come equipped with an (emergency cut off switch),” according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. A new boating law goes into effect in Texas on September 1 that requires all watercraft less than 26 feet […]

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Inks Lake State Park boat ramp

Concrete pour begins at Inks Lake State Park boat ramp

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Concrete pouring for the new boat ramp and dock began August 15 at Inks Lake State Park. Park Superintendent Corey Evans said the goal is to have both ramp and dock opened this fall. The original timeline scheduled the ramp to open in mid- to late summer. “We’ve been delayed a […]

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Wastewater leaks into Lake LBJ

Up to 50,000 gallons of wastewater leaked into Lake LBJ from busted KMUD line

A leak in a Kingsland Municipal Utility District line has resulted in up to 50,000 gallons of wastewater flowing into Lake LBJ. Someone spotting bubbles around the waterline near the RR 1431 bridge on July 27 and contacted the Lower Colorado River Authority, which relayed the information to KMUD, according to Anita LaBier, the Kingsland […]

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Lake LBJ in Kingsland

Lake LBJ at 1431 bridge to close for wastewater line work

Lake LBJ boaters and watercraft enthusiasts will have to steer clear of the RR 1431 bridge area on August 14 while utility crews replace a wastewater line. The Lower Colorado River Authority is closing the upper portion of Lake LBJ to boat traffic at the bridge to allow the Kingsland Municipal Utility District to work. […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ

Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ; Marble Falls probably next

FROM STAFF REPORTS More bad news for the Highland Lakes as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake LBJ. The species was previously discovered in Lake Travis. “It is disheartening to see zebra mussels spreading higher up the chain of […]

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Lake Buchanan sedimentation survey

Sedimentation surveys on the Highland Lakes a look into the future of water resources

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Nathan Leber is all about finding the dirt on Lake Buchanan and other Texas reservoirs, or, more precisely, the dirt at the bottom. Leber, manager of the TexMesoNet and Hydrosurvey programs for the Texas Water Development Board, is in charge of a crew that’s currently surveying sedimentation in Lake Buchanan. Sedimentation […]

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Cadaver dog locates missing Lake LBJ boater’s body

Cadaver dog locates missing Lake LBJ boater’s body

The body of a 44-year-old man who went missing after his boat slammed into a large wave two days prior was recovered July 14 with the assistance of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cadaver K9. Officials identified the man as Jesse Marcus Estes of Sarita. On July 12, Estes and several other people were […]

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UPDATE: Woman found dead in Lake LBJ identified

UPDATE: Woman found dead in Lake LBJ identified

UPDATE, JULY 15: The woman found dead in Lake LBJ on July 11 has been identified as 50-year-old Karen Rodgers Mykleby of Lubbock. An autopsy was ordered. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the “preliminary report of the autopsy indicated that the victim suffered a medical emergency and succumbed to that emergency causing […]

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Safety on the Highland Lakes

Boaters beware: Buoys mark dangers, game wardens on patrol

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens are prepared for an increase in boat traffic this July 4 holiday weekend as they take part in Operation Dry Water. The operation is a national boating while intoxicated awareness and enforcement campaign that takes place July 5-7. These law enforcement efforts are one of a number of […]

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20-year-old man killed in Lake LBJ boating accident

20-year-old man killed in Lake LBJ boating accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens are investigating a Lake LBJ boating accident that took the life of a Sugarland man. (more…)

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