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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a Llano County teenager, a reported runaway, who might have dyed her hair to avoid being found. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old Llano girl found in Kingsland

UPDATE: The Llano County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the missing teen was found Jan. 19 at a residence in Kingsland. The investigation is ongoing, and more information on the circumstances surrounding the incident are pending, officials said.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO  — Llano County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe a 15-year-old girl, considered a […]

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Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff and officers Jared Latta and Aimee Shannon were placed on paid leave Jan. 12 in the midst of an investigation by the district attorney. File photo

Llano police chief, two officers placed on leave; DA investigating

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — The Llano police chief and two officers joined a list of suspensions within the past three months of department staff placed on leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, officials said. (more…)

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Texas Rangers investigating death of Llano County Jail inmate

Texas Rangers investigating death of Llano County Jail inmate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a Llano woman arrested Christmas Eve on a public intoxication charge who later died in an Austin hospital after suffering a “medical incident” while in custody at the Llano County Jail, officials said. (more…)

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Llano officer's Facebook posting of song lyrics leads to courthouse evacuation

Llano officer’s Facebook posting of song lyrics leads to courthouse evacuation

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Investigators are sorting through how a Llano police officer’s Facebook posting of a popular song’s lyrics led to a voluntary evacuation of at least one department at the Llano County Courthouse on the eve of Thanksgiving. (more…)

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Llano High School was one of three Llano Independent School District campuses locked down after a possible 'armed threat' report came into to law enforcement. It turned out to be a false alarm. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Man securing firearms in vehicle triggers Llano school lockdown

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — A man securing firearms in a vehicle Nov. 27 launched temporary lockdown protocols at three Llano Independent School District campuses, officials said. The so-called “soft lockdown” or “lockout” was implemented around 9:15 a.m. and lifted about 15 minutes later, according to LISD Superintendent Mac Edwards. (more…)

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Sheriff cites ‘general conduct’ in facility ban of Llano police officer

Sheriff cites ‘general conduct’ in facility ban of Llano police officer

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — The Llano County sheriff had issued a jail facility ban — due to “general conduct” — against a Llano Police Department officer prior to the officer being put on paid leave Nov. 24 by the Llano police chief, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man (pictured here) they believe is responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries and used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Kingsland store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police ID and issue warrant for tattooed suspect in theft cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a vehicle burglary suspect caught on surveillance using a reported stolen credit card at a Kingsland store, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Melissa 'Lisa' Sloan

Ex-Llano police sergeant faces misuse of information charge

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — A former Llano police officer faces a charge of misusing confidential information after her employment with the agency was terminated, officials confirmed. Melissa “Lisa” Sloan was a patrol sergeant with the Llano Police Department, where she worked for more than eight years. (more…)

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Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judge on Sept. 22 sentenced a 65-year-old pilot who landed at the Llano Municipal Airport with 206 pounds of hydroponic marijuana to 37 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. (more…)

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Jack and Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano show off their new ‘hardware’ after Better Business Bureau officials presented them with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast is only one of four businesses in a 105-county area honored with the award. Courtesy photo

Llano’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast wins BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — When you do things right, you sometimes get rewarded. That’s what Virginia and Jack Walker and their staff at Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast learned Sept. 13. (more…)

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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)

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Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano crews were able to shut down a damaged sewer line that was leaking domestic wastewater into Oatman Creek after heavy rainfall Aug. 7 caused flooding that apparently broke the line. (more…)

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Llano warns residents after 150,000 gallons of wastewater spills into creek

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — City of Llano officials estimate about 150,000 gallons of domestic wastewater spilled into Oatman Creek, which feeds the Llano River, after a storm Aug. 7 dumped 7-7½ inches of water on the creek, causing a break in the wastewater line. (more…)

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Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The city of Llano has lifted its restriction on water usage for residents on the south side of town. Llano officials posted a notice at about 9 a.m. Aug. 8 on the city website informing residents, “You may resume normal water use at this time. We appreciate your patience during […]

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Llano asks some residents to limit water use after lightning strike

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano officials are asking people on the south side of town to limit their water use to “essential use” only after a lightning strike. (more…)

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Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — The city of Llano is one of the most beautiful communities in Texas. On July 13, a group is gathering in an effort to make it even more beautiful. A Keep Llano Beautiful organizational meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. that Thursday at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station […]

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Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A 64-year-old Austin man who landed his marijuana-ladened plane at the Llano Municipal Airport in March faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges June 28. (more…)

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Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Voters have paved the way for millions of dollars of upgrades to roadways across the city of Llano, and now officials are drafting plans to launch work as soon as this fall. (more…)

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The Llano Police Department says 29-year-old Robert Sutton (left) of Llano was shot and killed during the attempted burglary of Stonewall’s Pizza, Wings & Things in Llano. A second suspect, Jonathan Tuma, 19, of Tow, was arrested and charged with burglary. Courtesy photos

Police: Llano man shot and killed in attempted burglary of pizza eatery

UPDATE: Authorities arrested another suspect, 25-year-old Ashton Hutchison, on May 29 and charged him with burglary of a habitation in connection with the incident. He was taken into custody in Cherokee by the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office and the Llano Police Department.  FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Investigators are sifting through clues after one […]

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Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error. FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in […]

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High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER LLANO — High winds and heavy rain whipped through parts of the Highland Lakes and Llano on March 28, causing several thousands of dollars in damage along with temporary power outages. Officials warn more severe weather could be on the way. (more…)

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Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Federal authorities arrested an Austin man March 20 after he landed a plane carrying 230 pounds of hydroponic marijuana at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER STEPHENVILLE — Erath County authorities are investigating the death of a college student from Llano who might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. (more…)

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Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — City leaders appear to be “in step” with Llano residents as they unveil a new downtown sidewalk project, ponder how to pay for street upgrades, and begin work on plans for pedestrian access along a highway with ties to downtown. (more…)

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New Llano city manager begins first day at work

New Llano city manager begins first day at work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The first order of business for the new Llano city manager Aug. 1 involved not only getting to know the staff and the community but establishing himself as a leader with an “open door policy.” (more…)

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Llano police arrest woman twice in week’s time on meth charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano police arrested a 35-year-old woman for methamphetamine. Then, seven days later, officers found themselves doing the same thing with the same woman — this time with a lot more drugs. The first arrest also included the woman’s 17-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old man. (more…)

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