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Lake LBJ will remain closed until least Nov. 16, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 9. Staff photo Jared Fields

LCRA will keep lakes Marble Falls and LBJ closed for now

FROM STAFF REPORTS Lakes Marble Falls and LBJ will not open Nov. 9, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.  (more…)

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The Lower Colorado River Authority lowered Lake LBJ in 2017 so lakeside property owners could remove debris and maintain or repair docks, retaining walls, and other infrastructure. The authority is planning another drawdown of the lake, along with Lake Marble Falls, beginning Dec. 30 so property owners can clean up following historic flooding. File photo

LCRA drawdowns of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls begin Dec. 30

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes LBJ and Marble Falls starting Dec. 30 for about eight weeks to assist lakeside property owners recovering from recent historic flooding along the Colorado and Llano rivers. (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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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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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 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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Officials do not suspect foul play in a boat fire June 9 during which four occupants escaped into the water on Lake LBJ in Burnet County. Authorities towed the vessel to shore, where fire crews doused the blaze before the boat sunk to the bottom. Courtesy photo

Four escape boat fire on Lake LBJ in Cottonwood Shores

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Authorities are investigating the cause of a boat fire on Lake LBJ near a marina where at least four occupants dove into the water and escaped the blaze with non-life-threatening injuries. (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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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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Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES — Officials have released a survey that indicated an overall favorable impression of a proposed Wirtz Dam bridge project, which would provide a bypass adjacent to Marble Falls. (more…)

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From Quail Point Community Center on Horseshoe Bay on Jan. 15 after Lake LBJ was lowered. Photo by Karla Held

LCRA will begin refilling lakes Austin and LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Lakes Austin and LBJ will begin returning to regular levels starting later this week after the Lower Colorado River Authority lowered both for six weeks beginning in early January. (more…)

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This wooden platform at Robin Hood Park in Granite Shoals will get a ladder so people can climb on top to sunbathe. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals holding workdays to clean up parks while lake is down

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With days remaining until the Lower Colorado River Authority begins raising Lake LBJ to its normal level, the city of Granite Shoals parks committee is calling for two work days on Feb. 4 and 11, both Saturdays. (more…)

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PHOTOS: Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

PHOTOS: Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

HORSESHOE BAY — Images from Lake LBJ show the effects of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s drawdown in recent weeks. Lake LBJ has been lowered about 4 feet to allow customers and lakeside property owners the chance to perform maintenance work. The LCRA does not anticipate needing to operate floodgates, but it has continued to […]

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Sunrise Beach resident Tim Webb recently released his catch — a 71-pound blue catfish — back into Lake LBJ following an official weigh-in with Texas Parks and Wildlife noting the record-breaking fish. Courtesy Photo

Sunrise Beach man catches record blue catfish with rod and reel on Lake LBJ

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER Fisherman’s Prayer: “Lord help me catch a fish so large that even I in the tell of it never need to lie.” SUNRISE BEACH — Tim Webb says on Dec. 22, he got “lucky” when he crossed paths on Lake LBJ with a “lazy” blue catfish. Around 5:30 p.m. that […]

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The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin the drawdown of Lake LBJ (shown) and Lake Austin on Jan. 2 for dock repairs and maintenance. Photo by Keith Bedard of Down to Earth Aerial Photography

LCRA lakes drawdown begins Jan. 2 for dock repairs, maintenance

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes Austin and LBJ for six weeks beginning Jan. 2. The drawdowns will give lakeside property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls, and other shoreline property. The lake lowerings also aid in curbing the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation […]

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Lake LBJ from Lookout Mountain on RR 1431 in Kingsland. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA to lower Lake LBJ by 4 feet for maintenance

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower Lake LBJ as well as Lake Austin for about six weeks in early 2017 to give lakeside property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls, and other shoreline property. The drawdown also will aid in curbing the growth of nuisance aquatic […]

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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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Search crews recover man’s body from Lake LBJ; victim had been swimming from boat

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Search and rescue crews located the body of a man on Aug. 10 in Lake LBJ after he had gone missing the day before while swimming from a boat. (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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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say. (more…)

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Teen girl stable after Lake LBJ boat-propeller accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A teenager is recovering after being injured by a boat propeller while swimming in Lake LBJ, officials say. The incident happened about 7 p.m. June 30 in 3-5 feet of water just off Kingsland Community Park. (more…)

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State fishing tourney on Lake LBJ nets national weight record

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — If it hadn’t already committed to conducting the 2015 High School Fishing State Championship on Lake LBJ, the Student Angler Federation of the Texas Bass Federation would do so after this past weekend. (more…)

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Marble Falls fishing club has home-lake advantage for state tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Several hundred high school anglers will descend upon the area beginning March 14 for the Texas Bass Federation state tournament. The event will be conducted at first light March 15 on Lake LBJ starting at the Granite Beach Grill, 200 Wirtz Dam Road. (more…)

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State high school fishing championship returns to Lake LBJ on March 14-16

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — Lake LBJ becomes the hot spot of high school fishing March 14-16 when the 2014 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship hits the water. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls High School Bass Fishing Team and Marble Falls/Lake LBJ […]

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Marble Falls fishing team members win second, Big Bass at Fall Open on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School held its 2013 Fall Open on Lake LBJ on Nov. 9. Team members Jack Degolier and Jake Meadows placed second, while Austin Pegues won the Big Bass category with a 4 pound-14 ounce catch. (more…)

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