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Llano County Historical Museum Has Two New Exhibits, Including One on Popular Veterinarian
When Dr. Robert Hunger Jr. began his veterinary practice in Llano over six decades ago, he brought more than his knowledge of animal health. He and his wife, Bette Overstreet Hunger, a Llano native, were true servant-leaders. The veterinarian served on the City Council, the Jaycees, and the Lions Cl
After wet October, Llano County braces for gusty winter weather
Just when Llano County thought Mother Nature would give them a break after historic flooding in October, winter weather and high winds have hit the Hill Country. Two months ago, Central Texas watched in awe as a rising Llano River washed the FM 2900 bridge away and a low water crossing kept 120 resi
Dec. 8 in Llano Will Be Snow Much Fun
When it snowed in Midland, Briley Mitchell and his family would grab a pair of skis and rope to tie to the back of a pickup truck or go-cart. The driver pulled the skier on the family’s one-acre property, and they would pretend they were on a mountain gliding through the snow.
Llano softball player Faith Manning signs with Lyon College
Llano High School softball player Faith Manning made her commitment to Lyon College official Dec. 12 when she signed her National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.
FORECAST: Brace for gusty winds; high of 65, rain possible at night
Thursday forecast for Austin: A wind advisory will be in effect starting at 10 a.m. for much of Central Texas — including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Blanco and Burnet counties — until midnight, the National Weather Service said.
Llano postpones decision on zoning ordinance amendments
Llano City Council voted to table two agenda items related to amending the city’s zoning ordinance during its regular meeting Dec. 3. The ordinance has not been updated since 1998. The Planning and Zoning Commission has worked for three years to present amendments to the city’s land uses.
Lady in Lake: New clues forge trail in Llano County homicide cold case
A new perspective and new leads prompted the Llano County Sheriff Office Nov. 27 to take another look at a homicide cold case involving the discovery of a woman's body submerged and cemented into the hull of a boat just up from Inks Dam nearly a decade ago.
Massive haul of meth, cocaine, heroin seized at US-Mexico bridge
A drug bust at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas earlier this week exposed nearly $7 million worth of narcotics at a cargo facility. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officers with drug-sniffing dogs
Marble Falls woman killed in Grimes County accident
An accident in Grimes County left one person dead and another injured early Tuesday. Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the accident involved a car and a pickup and happened around 8 a.m. on Texas 30, just east of County Road 190.
Society aims to preserve Canyon Lake Gorge
When 34 inches of rain fell during one week in the upper watershed of the Guadalupe River in 2002, the natural disaster unveiled a geological wonder – Canyon Lake Gorge. Canyon Lake Gorge is leased to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Stewardship, research and
KISD selects Gatesville ISD leader as deputy superintendent
Gatesville ISD Superintendent Eric Penrod was appointed deputy superintendent of Killeen ISD, the area’s largest school district, by the KISD school board Tuesday night. The board approved Superintendent John Craft's recommendation to hire Penrod in a 5-0 vote. Purser and Rainwater were absent.
Special election set for Double Horn mayor, aldermen, marshal
Burnet County commissioners canvassed votes during its regular meeting Dec. 11 from the Dec. 6 incorporation election for Double Horn, officially making the Spicewood-area neighborhood a city.
Blanco Vista students star in national commercial
From the moment they first met in kindergarten, Blanco Vista Elementary students Owen Sirmons and Gunnar Franchione have been nearly inseparable. Like most best friends their age, the duo, who sit next to each other in class, try to stay at the forefront when it comes to creating new handshakes and
Immigration Legal Services now helping citizenship-seekers from office in Marble Falls
Undocumented people living in the United States and wanting to start the process of becoming citizens often turn to notarios publicos. In Latin America, notarios publicos are trained legal professionals, similar to attorneys.
Expect the Unexpected at Heart of Texas Orchestra’s ‘Vintage Christmas’ Concert
Even when you’re performing a traditional Christmas concert, it’s good to add your own spin to one or two songs or just drop in something unexpected. It’s good for the musicians, and it’s great for the audience.
Executive director of Marble Falls chamber, CVB resigning
Patti Zinsmeyer is resigning as executive director of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau effective Dec. 31. The resignation was announced Dec. 10, although she had told chamber leadership her decision Nov. 29.
Crash on NB I-35 causes traffic delays through rush hour
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A crash on northbound I-35 at Grand Avenue Pkwy east of Wells Branch in Windemere shuts down two lanes Monday evening. TxDOT tweeted around 4:50 p.m. about the lane closures. Tow trucks went to the scene to clear the crash.
Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 30-Dec. 6
The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2018, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all perso
Texan Allergy & Sinus Center opens first Katy-area clinic
Texan Allergy & Sinus Center opened its first Katy-area location Dec. 8 at 23530 Kingsland Blvd., Ste. 201, Katy, a spokesperson said. The company, which has about 25 locations across Texas, offers allergy testing and personalized treatment plans, which include allergy shots and allergy drops. These
Llano High School honors college-bound seniors on signing day
Llano High School Principal Jenifer Neatherlin refers to her students as dream chasers. On Nov. 28 during a “signing day,” 23 of her seniors took a step toward realizing their dreams when they announced where they will be attending college.