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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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Llano County again denies Kingsland tiny home community; burn ban enacted

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Another attempt by a developer to create a tiny home community in Kingsland was once again tabled by the Llano County Commissioners Court. Commissioners said plans for Boxwood Tiny Home Community presented during their regular meeting July 22 lacked information about water runoff and easements. The item is expected to return […]

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Packsaddle Motel arrest nets suspected major meth dealer

After a yearlong investigation, Llano County deputies arrested a man they believe to be a major meth dealer in Llano and the surrounding counties. Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Wood Forrest in Kingsland at 7PM on July 10. During the search, the deputies […]

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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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Buchanan Dam man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Kingsland pastor

STAFF REPORTS A Buchanan Dam man was charged with two second-degree felonies after a June 2 crash that killed a Kingsland pastor. (more…)

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Kingsland park reopening has ‘hopeful’ July 4 date; aid needed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the October 2018 flood devastated Kingsland Community Park, the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce began a plan to both restore the facility and protect it. (more…)

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RM 2900 bridge opening

Communities reconnected with opening of RM 2900 bridge

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS For 220 days, residents south of the Llano River looked across to a community they could no longer quickly reach. Short trips to the grocery store or school had become 45-minute treks after a flood on October 16, 2018, destroyed the old RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland. (more…)

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RM 2900 bridge

Officials cut the ribbon on RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland

Officials joined together in the middle of the new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland on May 24 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. (more…)

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New RM 2900 bridge almost finished

Construction on new RM 2900 bridge nearing its end

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland has crossed the Llano River and connected to the south side of Lake LBJ. (more…)

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UPDATE: Two men killed in plane crash from Kingsland

UPDATE: Two men killed in plane crash from Kingsland

UPDATED APRIL 24: The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the two victims in the Easter Sunday plane crash in Kingsland as 69-year-old William Lee Glenn and 66-year-old John Timothy Sharp. Both men are from Kingsland. PREVIOUS REPORTING FROM STAFF REPORTS A single-engine planed crashed April 21 at a Kingsland-area airport, killing two people […]

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The final obstructions left in the wake of the destruction of the old RM 2900 bridge are being removed from the path of the replacement bridge. Old bridge debris has caused delays in the drilling process. The new bridge is now expected to open to traffic in May. Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation

Obstructions slow 2900 bridge progress; opening moves to May

FROM STAFF REPORTS Obstructions from the collapsed RM 2900 bridge have delayed construction on the new one and pushed the opening to May, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (more…)

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Large debris from the old RM 2900 bridge that collapsed during the October flood is being removed during construction of the new bridge in Kingsland. Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation

Old out, new in: Work on 2900 bridge continues in all weather

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Freezing temperatures won’t affect progress being made on the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (more…)

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Kingsland man charged with murder in woman’s death

Kingsland man charged with murder in woman’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 26-year-old Kingsland man was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with murder, according to Llano County Jail records. Gary Reese posted a $50,000 bond later that day. (more…)

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Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case

Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Llano County jury sentenced a Kingsland man to life in prison after convicting him of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. According to the Llano County District Attorney, the jury could have sentenced 35-year-old Thomas Preston Davis to anywhere from 15 years to life in prison on the conviction. […]

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Death of woman in Kingsland is possible homicide; hospitalized man 'person of interest'

Death of woman in Kingsland is possible homicide; hospitalized man ‘person of interest’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Llano County deputies and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman in Kingsland as a homicide. (more…)

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On Jan. 17, construction crews began placing the first beams on the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland. The Texas Department of Transportation expects the project to be completed in April. Staff photo by Jared Fields

First beams going in at RM 2900 bridge construction site

FROM STAFF REPORTS The first beams for the RM 2900 bridge began being placed Jan. 17. Ten 80-foot-long beams will be set on the bridge’s first two spans on the north side of the Llano River. (more…)

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RM 2342 roadway work expected to cause traffic delays

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Construction is underway on repairing the depth of RM 2342 between RM 1431 in Kingsland and the intersection of Park Road 4. The work is expected to be completed within “a couple of weeks, weather permitting,” according to the Texas Department of Transportation. (more…)

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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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Heavy rain Sept. 21 near Sonora flowed down the Llano River, eventually causing flooding at the Slab on FM 3404 in Kingsland. Photo courtesy of Phil Ort

Heavy rain causes Llano River flooding; couple clinging to tree rescued by Kingsland VFD

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Quick, heavy rainfall Sept. 21 near Sonora caused the Llano River to reach flood stage as the water rushed downstream over the weekend. (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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