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Cynthia Stogner and her raccoons

The wild life of animal rehabbers in the Highland Lakes

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Searching for an albino raccoon — all that white against the shadows of Hill Country foliage — seems an easy task. When it comes to keeping track or taking care of injured wild animals, however, not much is easy, even for Cynthia Stogner, who is licensed and trained to do just that. […]

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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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Stock photo of a mountain lion for illustrative purposes.

Police warn residents over possible mountain lion sighting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Police Department is urging residents to take precautions after it received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N on May 8 in the early morning hours. (more…)

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Granite Shoals town hall on likes, dislikes, and insights regarding deer management program

Granite Shoals town hall on likes, dislikes, and insights regarding deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Residents who have questions about or insights into the Urban Deer Management program are invited to voice them during an upcoming town hall meeting. (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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Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, June 24. The event is 9-11 a.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 RR 1431 West. (more…)

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Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals will officially unveil its newest addition to Quarry Park: a wildlife viewing station A ribbon cutting for the station is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the facility off the Manzano Hike, Bike, and Run Trail. When driving toward city hall, 2221 N. […]

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Granite Shoals deer management program OK'd for second year

Granite Shoals deer management program OK’d for second year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — City leaders is continuing a wildlife management pilot program that has caught the attention of municipalities across the state. During its regular March 28 meeting, the Granite Shoals City Council approved a second year of the program that uses a small number of qualified bowhunters to kill […]

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To ease reported overpopulation, trappers are conducting a program in Spicewood’s Barton Creek Lakeside community to capture, remove and process deer. Courtesy photo

Some Spicewood residents argue deer-trapping process is ‘cruel’

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A deer-trapping program at Barton Creek Lakeside has sparked a debate about the role of rural communities in deer population control after some residents call the method “cruel” and an attempt to “control nature.” (more…)

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Communities battle deer populations blamed for crashes, health hazards

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Motorist safety, property damage and the potential for diseased herds have prompted several cities in the Highland Lakes to take steps to rid their communities of an overabundance of white-tailed deer, officials say. Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are three communities in various stages of deer-control efforts […]

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‘Texas 29’ bald eagles will have to find new home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician Dale Schmidt checked the area along the Llano River where two nesting bald eagles set up home during the winter, he made an upsetting discovery. (more…)

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