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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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Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — An investigation by several Burnet County law enforcement agencies as well as the state fire marshal led authorities to shutter a Kingsland motel after officials cited a number of health and safety concerns. (more…)

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Steel pipes support the top of the mosaic-tile wall map of the Highland Lakes, which faces RR 1431 from the original Highland Lakes Shopping Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

As it rebuilds, Kingsland bank looks to preserve iconic Highland Lakes map

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — If all goes well, the wall will not come tumbling down. That’s the word from Prosperity Bank officials about the iconic mosaic-tile map of the Highland Lakes that has been a fixture of Kingsland since 1964. (more…)

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Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A Kingsland man faces a child abuse charge after Kingsland School officials sent an elementary-aged student to the emergency room with a head injury, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with injured Kingsland toddler

UPDATE: Matthew Schworm, 24, of Kingsland, the caregiver who was responsible at the time for the injured toddler, was arrested at the scene and charged with abandoning/endangering a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Schworm was taken to the Llano County Jail, where he remained as of […]

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Authorities investigate possible boating hit-and-run on Lake LBJ

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Game wardens are searching for clues and asking for the public’s help in a case involving an alleged hit-and-run collision on Lake LBJ. The incident happened just after midnight March 22 in Kingsland on the waterway adjacent to Legends Golf Course, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]

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Shayne Thomas Negri and Stella Marie Hernandez

Cops find stolen IDs, counterfeit documents at Marble Falls hotel; suspects arrested

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A couple faces several felony charges after authorities found counterfeit checks, stolen identification, and drugs at the Holiday Inn Express, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND —  Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects accused of damaging property and breaking into two collection boxes at the U.S. Post Office in Kingsland, officials say. (more…)

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Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (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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Game wardens investigating wakeboarder’s death on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 19-year-old man died while wakeboarding on Lake LBJ on Sept. 3, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. (more…)

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Collision with SUV in Kingsland injures motorcyclist, child rider

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe a motorcycle driver might have failed to his control speed, resulting in a two-vehicle collision near Lookout Mountain that hospitalized the man and a child rider, according to the report. The collision happened at about 2 p.m. Aug. 26 on RR 1431 at […]

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Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say. (more…)

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Kingsland man dies in three-car crash on U.S. 281 north of Blanco

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Investigators are trying to determine why a Kingsland motorist crossed over into oncoming traffic July 27, resulting in his death after a three-car collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Kathryn Louise Preston, 48, was found guilty July 25 of murdering 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Courtesy photos

Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)

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Game wardens looking for hit-and-run boating suspect

LAKE LBJ — Investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding a boating suspect who collided with a swimmer making her way from a boat to a nearby dock.

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San Antonio man drowns in Lake LBJ after jumping off dock

KINGSLAND — A 20-year-old San Antonio man apparently drowned March 19 after jumping off a dock on Lake LBJ in the Kingsland area. Officials reported that Edward Griffin was with friends when he jumped off the dock and didn’t resurface at about 2 p.m. Llano County sheriff’s deputies, Lower Colorado River Authority rangers, Buchanan Dam […]

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Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Zane Lewis remembers as a youth avoiding bad habits because of the advice of his coach. “My coach told me if I started smoking that I wouldn’t be able to run as fast, and I wouldn’t be able to breathe, so I didn’t smoke because I really enjoyed […]

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Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

Kingsland man gets 50 years for killing 19-month-old stepson

LLANO — State District Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced a Kingsland man to 50 years in prison after the man pleaded guilty to killing his 19-month-old stepson in July 2013. Michael Grogg, 27, was arrested Aug. 2, 2013, after medical evidence revealed his stepson, Paydin Grogg, died from severe brain injury and swelling, likely caused by […]

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Kingsland, Texas, drug bust

Deputies make quick return visit to Kingsland home for theft and drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies arrested a man at a Dilly Street residence for allegedly stealing an all-terrain vehicle Aug. 12, only to return a few days later to nab two suspects for allegedly dealing drugs from the same home. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office said the two cases are related only […]

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Kingland man charged in string of roadside grass fires

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — An alert citizen might have helped put an end to a string of grass fires Aug. 13 after spotting a person acting suspiciously alongside RR 2900 between Kingsland and Sunrise Beach. Fire crews from Blanco and Llano counties responded to about a half-dozen roadside grass fires starting at 8:04 p.m […]

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Burnet County deputies investigating woman’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews and Burnet County deputies responded to the Scenic Hills RV Park on July 2 in reference to an unresponsive woman. When emergency medical personnel and the deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was identified as Taitia Luke. (more…)

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