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28-year-old man dies from accidental drowning on Lake Buchanan

28-year-old man dies from accidental drowning on Lake Buchanan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAKE BUCHANAN — A Mexican national died July 23, several hours after he fell off a floating tube into Lake Buchanan at Llano County Park during a weekend outing, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department report. (more…)

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The area of Lake Buchanan where Joshua Reid died is straddled by 20- to 30-foot bluffs and known for its idyllic views and quaint waterfalls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Local man dies after jumping from bluff into Lake Buchanan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — A man’s death after jumping from a bluff into Lake Buchanan has prompted a cautionary note by water safety officials as people descend on the Highland Lakes this Fourth of July weekend. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives presented a $24,000 grant to help the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department purchase a system to refill air tanks. The department’s old system was damaged after thieves broke into the facility in January. Pictured are Lt. Wade Williamson (left), department secretary Amanda Lehmann, LCRA board member Lori A. Berger, firefighter Tim Gardner, Capt. Mike Butler, Chief Mark Hutson, Assistant Chief Chad Mitchell, LCRA board member Raymond A. ‘Ray’ Gill Jr., and LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BUCHANAN DAM – The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently struck by vandals and thieves, thousands of dollars in grant funding to replace life-saving equipment. (more…)

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Thieves destroyed property and stole items Jan. 13 at the Buchanan Dam Volunteer Fire Department. Courtesy photo

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department break-in results in significant losses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who broke into a volunteer fire department, destroyed equipment, and burglarized the building, causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage. (more…)

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Man missing in Lake Buchanan after rescuing other swimmers

UPDATE BUCHANAN DAM — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials said they have recovered the body of the man who went missing Sept. 24 on Lake Buchanan. Game wardens assisted by the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department found the body of Dennis Fernandes, 37, of Round Rock at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the vicinity […]

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Buchanan Dam man charged in sexual assault of child, attack on adult

Buchanan Dam man charged in sexual assault of child, attack on adult

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — Llano County authorities are investigating a Buchanan Dam man on charges he assaulted an adult using a knife and sexually assaulted a child at the same residence in mid-July, according to the report. (more…)

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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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Possible accidental shooting death prompts gun safety warning

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Preliminary reports indicate the shooting death of a 21-year-old man the day after Christmas might have been an accident, according to Llano County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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Head-on crash near Buchanan Dam kills one, injures another

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A 37-year-old Taylor man has died and a Buchanan Dam man is in stable condition after a collision on Texas 29. The crash was reported at 3 a.m. Jan. 3 on Texas 29 about four miles west of Buchanan Dam, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. […]

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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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Leander woman killed in one-car rollover in Buchanan Dam

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A Leander woman has died after a one-car rollover June 25 on a remote roadway near Lake Buchanan in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The single-vehicle wreck happened just after midnight on Ranch Road 261, a rural roadway that stretches north of Texas 29 […]

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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LCRA arrests Bluffton man, 68, accused of taking settlement stones

FROM STAFF REPORTS SILVER CREEK — Law enforcement with the Lower Colorado River Authority arrested a 68-year-old man Feb. 10 and accused him of taking historic stones from an early settlement dwelling exposed by dwindling water levels on Lake Buchanan, officials say. (more…)

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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter in ‘crisis’ mode as it faces closure

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Since 2000, the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter/Adoption Center has accepted and taken in more than 38,000 dogs and cats from Llano and Burnet counties. But if the facility doesn’t get an infusion of donations and volunteers, officials say this could be the last year for it. (more…)

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