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Flooding on Oct. 16 caused water from Lake Marble Falls to rush over the top of Max Starcke Dam. The Lower Colorado River Authority said that, at the flood’s peak, the amount of water flowing through Lake Marble Falls was about 350,000 cubic-feet per second. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Report outlines LCRA’s response to historic Oct. 16 flooding

  CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story included incomplete numbers attributed to Kelly Payne. The LCRA recorded a flow of 375,000 cubic-feet per second coming into the Highland Lakes, and 25,000 cfs leaving the lakes, not 375 and 25 as written.  STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A report on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s flood […]

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Information about proposed improvements to a 13-mile stretch of Texas 29 from RR 1431 to RM 2241 will be available at an open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the East Llano County Annex, 8347 RR 1431 West in Buchanan Dam. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Proposed plans for stretch of Texas 29 on display at TxDOT open house Sept. 27

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Residents have two hours Sept. 27 to view proposed plans for improvements to about 13 miles of Texas 29 from RR 1431 to RM 2241 just east of Llano. (more…)

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Llano County Commissioners approved on Jan. 11 consolidating the county’s Kingsland annex with the East Llano County annex in Buchanan Dam despite rejection from hundreds of Kingsland residents by petition and opposition by the elected officials housed there. Commissioners who voted for the move cited lack of space, security concerns at the Kingsland annex and cost-savings for their decision. Courtesy photos

Commissioners OK moving Kingsland precinct office to Buchanan Dam

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — After a contentious debate Jan. 11 pitting Llano County Precinct 3 elected officials against Llano County commissioners, officials have approved consolidating the Kingsland annex into the East Llano County Annex in Buchanan Dam. (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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Lake Area Meals on Wheels serves Kingsland

Meals on Wheels seeks help to serve Kingsland and Buchanan Dam

KINGSLAND — For many senior citizens in the Kingsland area, the Lake Area Meals on Wheels program offers them a hot, healthy meal during the week. But after 24 years, the program is always looking to help more. (more…)

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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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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Officials from Burnet and Llano counties came to the rescue of the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter, which faced closure because of lack of volunteer and financial support. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam gallery showcasing Artists in Action

BUCHANAN DAM — See Artists in Action at the Buchanan Arts and Crafts Gallery. The gallery is launching a new program with artist demonstrations to generate interest in the work of local artists and craftspeople. The initial Artists in Action program is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 at the gallery, 17534 Texas 29 East. (more…)

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Church’s free health fair offers info, lifesaving screenings

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — When organizers last year promoted on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune the first free health fair at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, one woman was definitely listening. She heard special events coordinator Bonnie Wallace mention one of the screenings that would be taking place. The woman had a spot […]

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Buchanan Dam church putting on toe-tapping gospel music festival

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — With several acres of blooming wildflowers surrounding their church, Genesis Lutheran Church members decided not to “hide it under a bush” but let it and their love for the community shine. And to do it, the congregation is inviting everybody out to the Genesis Lutheran Music Festival […]

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Life coach holding free workshop at Buchanan Dam library

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — Nancy Patrick knew there had to be more to her life than being a flight attendant. So she became a life coach and now wants to help others find their own paths during a free seminar March 7. (more…)

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The Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild is located at 17534 Texas 29 in Buchanan Dam. Call (512) 756-7636. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Buchanan Arts & Crafts is creative outlet for many

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — For more than 50 years, the Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild has provided local artisans a place to come and share their work. But it’s more than that as well. (more…)

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Texas 29 bald eagles in Buchanan Dam

Texas 29 eagles have landed, but they’re harder to spot from road

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — The most popular Buchanan Dam-area residents are making it tough on Annette Gardner of the Buchanan Dam-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce. (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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Get healthy, fresh start to 2015 with ‘Naturally Clean Home’ program

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — As with every new year, people are looking for a fresh, clean start. To help, Linda Wallen is offering a program to get your home clean — naturally. (more…)

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Serving Buchanan Dam meal is couple’s Christmas tradition

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — And you thought your Christmas Day meal was jam-packed. Joel and Rose Deupree and a group of volunteers are inviting residents of the Highland Lakes to join them for Christmas lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 25 at the Buchanan Community Center, 2398 Texas 261. (more…)

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Highland Lakes United Methodist Church is set to pour concrete for the foundation of a new fellowship hall building this month. Construction is planned to last through December and will give the growing church room for more church and community groups. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Highland Lakes United Methodist expanding on members’ prayers

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — A new fellowship hall at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church won’t just be built on a foundation of concrete and steel. (more…)

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Cross and Spurs Cowgirl Gathering aims to help women refresh their faith

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Women looking for a chance to recharge their faith or just get it started can do just that during the Cross and Spurs Cowgirl Gathering on April 5. And it’s not just for cowgirls. “It’s open to any woman,” organizer Suzy G. McCravy said. “It’s a chance for […]

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Dick and Shirley Lackie of Buchanan Dam celebrated their 60th anniversary Dec. 29. The couple married in Monrovia, Calif., in 1953. They still cherish the moments together, even after six decades. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sixty years later, Buchanan Dam couple still celebrates moments together

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Six decades and about four months ago, Richard “Dick” Lackie took a woman’s advice that he still celebrates today. In fact, on Dec. 29, he celebrated 60 years with his wife, Shirley. It was her mother who actually led Dick to Shirley. “He was actually trying to […]

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Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church roping in youth with bull-riding nights

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — Most church gatherings outside of Sunday morning include a devotional with some fun and games. Starting Sept. 10, area youth and young men can find that in Buchanan Dam — but with a big difference. This fun includes riding live bulls. (more…)

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Daniel Adams recently moved his business, Daniel Adams Fine Art Gallery, from Burnet to its new location at 17617 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Buchanan Dam artist Daniel Adams still uses personal touch for his creations

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — For 61-year-old Daniel Adams, the painstaking process of capturing the detail, color or contrast in etchings, oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures or metalsmithing results in images that inspire “healing and compassion.” “When you hold an original work, there is a different feeling you get from something that was […]

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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