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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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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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Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Reports in Burnet and Llano counties of some stations temporarily closing and others running out of certain grades of fuel prompted a “run on gas” by motorists concerned about the limited availability of the resource in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People have reported long lines at several […]

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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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First Baptist Church of Kingsland youth pastor Jason Cullison, who also serves as the president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingsland Branch Council, stands in what will be the main room youths new to the club will use. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kingsland kids will have their own Boys and Girls Club starting in August

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — When the first day of school ends Aug. 16 for Packsaddle Elementary students, the children will have a safe place to stay until their parents get off work thanks to the efforts of a church, elected officials, and volunteers. (more…)

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Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON KINGSLAND — Many people have concerns about highways and transportation issues and wonder why the Texas Department of Transportation “doesn’t do this” or what state officials are up to. TxDOT and the Capital Area Council of Governments are basically giving Llano and Blanco counties a chance to ask those questions during two […]

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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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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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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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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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