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A live internet video feed shows construction of the RR 2900 bridge in Kingsland. The livestream can be viewed at 325internet.com.

Residents can keep an eye on new RM 2900 bridge construction from home or work

FROM STAFF REPORTS The contractor tasked with rebuilding the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland by April has more than TxDOT eyes on their work. (more…)

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Officials moved dirt in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new RR 2900 bridge on Nov. 9 in Kingsland. Pictured are Marc Williams (left), Texas Department of Transportation deputy executive director; Joe Muck, Burnet assistant area engineer; Susan Patten, president of the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce; Peter Jones; Linda Raschke; Mike Sandoval; Gary Botkin of Capital Excavation; Cathy Kratz, Burnet area engineer; Terry McCoy, Austin District engineer; Martha Tyroch, chief of staff for state Sen. Dawn Buckingham. Courtesy photo by James Oakley

‘Warp speed:’ New RR 2900 bridge a priority for TxDOT

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Of all the projects under the Texas Department of Transportation’s umbrella, replacing the RR 2900 bridge will be the only one going at a 24/7 pace until completion. (more…)

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Flooding on the Llano River on Oct. 16 destroyed the 49-year-old 2900 bridge in Kingsland. On Oct. 26, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to build a new 1,200-foot bridge, which should be open by April 2019. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TxDOT: New 2900 bridge in Kingsland to ‘be open by next April,’ cost $15 million

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new 2900 bridge in Kingsland could be open in just six months. Terry McCoy, the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District engineer, said Oct. 26 that the 1,200-foot-long bridge is expected to cost $15 million and “be open by next April.” (more…)

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Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

FROM STAFF REPORTS The body found Oct. 16 on Lake LBJ near Kingsland was identified as that of a woman who had gone missing eight days prior during flooding of the Llano River in Kimble County. (more…)

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Kingsland Water Supply: Continue boiling water during restoration efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Kingsland Water Supply Corp. General Manager Leonard Leinfelder said a boil water notice is likely to be in effect “well into next week.” (more…)

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Woman killed in personal watercraft accident on Lake LBJ

Woman killed in personal watercraft accident on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 56-year-old Richmond woman died Aug. 17 after a personal watercraft accident on Lake LBJ. (more…)

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Kingsland Water Supply considering mandatory restrictions if drought continues

Kingsland Water Supply considering mandatory restrictions if drought continues

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS KINGSLAND — Kingsland Water Supply Corp. anticipates implementing Stage 2 of its drought management plan “within the next couple of weeks if there is not significant rain in that time period,” according to General Manager Leonard Leinfelder. (more…)

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Car blaze on RR 2900 in Llano County sends fireball into sky; no one injured

Car blaze on RR 2900 in Llano County sends fireball into sky; no one injured

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Firefighters doused a car fire July 3, which sparked a roadside blaze and temporarily delayed traffic on RR 2900 in Llano County. (more…)

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UPDATE: Man who died in swim attempt across Lake LBJ is ID'd

UPDATE: Man who died in swim attempt across Lake LBJ is ID’d

UPDATE: On July 9, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Colla Ross, 38, of Austin.   FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — An overnight swim outing involving four people turned deadly on July 4 in an area of Lake LBJ adjacent to the 2900 bridge where the community fireworks show takes place, authorities […]

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Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Llano County commissioners are trying to sort through the details and potential impact of a planned rock crushing and possible dredging operation on Sandy Creek near Sunrise Beach Village, officials said. (more…)

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Kingsland man, a former police officer, gets life sentences in child sexual abuse case

Kingsland man, a former police officer, gets life sentences in child sexual abuse case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury handed a former police officer two life sentences May 31 after he was found guilty of molesting a 9-year-old girl while on a family trip, according to court testimony. 424th Judicial District Judge Evan Stubbs presided over the three-day jury trial, held in the Llano County […]

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Authorities identified a body found in the Llano River on May 27 as that of Jarod Layton of Llano County.

Authorities identify body found in Llano River near Kingsland Slab on Memorial Day weekend

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Investigators are working to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found May 27 downstream of a popular swimming spot on the Llano River in Llano County. (more…)

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Robert Wayne Corporon was sentenced to 27 years in prison on April 12 in a sexual abuse of a child case.

Kingsland man receives 27-year sentence in child sexual abuse case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A jury on April 12 found a Kingsland man guilty of two counts of indecency with a child and gave him a combined sentence of 27 years in prison, according to a media release by the 33rd/424th Judicial District. (more…)

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Officials say fluctuation in temperatures on Lake LBJ are to blame for a temporary bad smell and taste of the tap water in Kingsland.

Kingsland tap water leaves bad taste in residents’ mouths

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Residents have noticed a bad odor and taste in the water flowing from their faucets the past couple of days, so Kingsland Water Supply Corp. officials launched protocols to ensure water quality and remedy the pungent problem. (more…)

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Kingsland resident Tim Lewis said he captured this image of a nearly 3-foot-long alligator just off Game Street in the community where he lives. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Kingsland alligator captured, according to TPWD

UPDATE: A reptile believed to be the alligator in the below article was found, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On March 29, a Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the alligator and trapped it until a game warden took possession of it, a spokesman said. The creature, believed to be an American […]

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Kingsland meth house busts

Llano County Sheriff’s Office cracks down on Kingsland ‘meth’ houses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  KINGSLAND — Authorities on Feb. 25 conducted a sweep of two houses in the Royal Oaks subdivision of Kingsland and arrested several suspects on drug-related charges, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Two Kingsland men face charges in connection with missing teen case

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two men face child custody-related charges in connection with the case of a 15-year-old teen girl who was missing for 10 days after she walked off the Llano High School campus in early January. The girl was found Jan. 19 in a Kingsland residence. (more…)

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Kingsland Breakfast Club meetings promote local businesses

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — The best part of the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Breakfast Club meetings isn’t that they start at 8 a.m. and include the most important meal of the day. (more…)

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Kingsland home burglary caught on camera; Burnet County man arrested

Kingsland home burglary caught on camera; Burnet County man arrested

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Llano County Sheriff’s Office investigators charged a man accused in connection with a River Oaks Drive residential burglary who they say was caught on a surveillance tape while inside the home. (more…)

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At least two people escaped injury after a New Year’s Day fire destroyed a ranch house in Kingsland. Courtesy photo

Wood stove used for heat blamed in Kingsland ranch house fire

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — A wood stove used for heating possibly sparked a blaze that destroyed a ranch house on New Year’s Day, according to the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department. (more…)

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People who used a debit or credit card to pump gas at a Kingsland 7-11 gas station are advised to contact their financial institution to determine if their accounts have been compromised. Credit card skimmers recently were found at the station’s fuel pumps.

Credit card skimmers found at Kingsland gas pumps

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Investigators are sending out a warning to motorists after an attendant found several so-called credit card skimmers fastened to fuel pumps at a 7-11 store on RR 1431, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Authorities in Burnet and Llano counties are looking for two suspects in a recent string of vehicle burglaries. One of the perpetrators, with potentially identifying tattoos, was captured on surveillance video Oct. 31 in a Kingsland convenience store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police looking for tattooed car burglary suspect 

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Investigators need the public’s help finding a suspect with potentially identifying tattoos who might be responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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Jessamyn Putnam of Putnam Cremation Advocates (left) visits with someone about cremation and the options available that aren’t always associated with funerals. Jessamyn and her husband, Chris, own Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland. They noticed many customers steered away from traditional funeral homes and burials toward cremation. They opened Putnam Cremation Advocates, 206 Ave. H, Suite 204, in Marble Falls, in response to the changing needs of customers. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New Putnam Cremation Advocates offers ‘different’ option in final arrangements

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Walking into Putnam Cremation Advocates on the second floor of Market on Avenue H makes a person stop and wonder, “Where are the caskets?” It is, after all, a licensed funeral home. (more…)

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Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department investigators are reconstructing a suspected accident scene on Lake LBJ where a Kingsland man died following a boat crash Aug. 13. (more…)

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The Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a blaze Aug. 11 that destroyed a business in the 2300 block of RR 1431. Courtesy photo

Fire destroys household resale shop on RR 1431 in Kingsland

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — The owner of a consignment store on RR 1431 is picking up the pieces Aug. 11 following a suspected electrical fire that destroyed his business. (more…)

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Emergency town hall called over TxDOT's plans for RR 1431

Emergency town hall called over TxDOT’s plans for RR 1431

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON KINGSLAND — Residents who drive RR 1431 in Kingsland and Llano County can share their thoughts on possible changes to the roadway with the Texas Department of Transportation during an emergency town hall meeting Tuesday, June 27. (more…)

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