Kingsland news

Fri
16
Aug

Kingsland MUD crews mend flood-damaged wastewater lines

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Crews installed more than 600 feet of new wastewater lines Aug. 14 under the water at the Ranch Road 1431 Bridge in Kingsland. The community's municipal utility district discovered a crack in the pipeline along with a large piece of concrete on the lines; blamed on settling debris from the October flood.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As authorities closed a portion of Lake LBJ at the 1431 Bridge Aug. 14, Kingsland Municipal Utility District crews installed several hundred feet of new wastewater line which was pummeled by debris and buried under at least 8 feet of sand during the October flood.

“We were doing an emergency wastewater line replacement,” said Anita LaBier, general manager of Kingsland Municipal Utility District (KMUD). “We've had a couple of issues.”

Wed
31
Jul

Kingsland JP resigns to follow her heart

Contributed
Former Llano County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Era Lea Marion recently joined Eric, a retired naval officer, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to start their new life together.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Era Lea Marion made up her mind to “follow her dream,” she knew she had raised the stakes for happy retirement.

Two weeks ago, she packed up her belongings and drove to live in South Carolina.

Tue
23
Jul

Llano County needs more tiny home information

By Phil Reynolds/Contributing Writer

Llano County commissioners sent the developer of a tiny home plot in Kingsland back for more information about site drainage and access Monday, the second time he had appeared before commissioners court.

Fri
19
Jul

Llano County deputies nab drug dealing suspect

From staff reports

Llano County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant July 10 at 855 Wood Forrest, Kingsland, Llano County.

Around 7 p.m. deputies seized approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine, firearms and paraphernalia at the residence.

Tue
16
Jul

Two deaths in separate accidents on Lake LBJ

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
One of two reported fatalities in three days on Lake LBJ occurred near a congested area of the waterway, just off FM 1431 in Kingsland. On July 11 a woman's body was found floating in the vicinity of a personal watercraft authorities believe may have been involved in an accident. On July 14, game warden recovered the body of a Sarita man a few miles upstream from that area in the Legends subdivision.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials recovered two bodies in three days and unveiled the possible cause of death in the unrelated boating incidents over the weekend along the Colorado River on Lake LBJ.

Fri
12
Jul

Woman wearing lifejacket found dead in Lake LBJ

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities recovered a body in the water in Kingsland just off FM 1431 bridge near the confluence of Lake LBJ. A train bridge (seen here in this photo) can be viewed from the crossing.

 

 

 

Special to the Highlander

Texas Parks and Wildlife investigators are waiting for the autopsy results of a woman found unresponsive July 11 on Lake LBJ in Kingsland. Authorities believe the death may be related to a jet ski accident, according to a press release.

Tue
28
May

Community celebrates new Kingsland Bridge

Contributed/Texas Department of Transportation
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. District 25 Rep. Roger Williams were among dignitaries, public officials and residents who attended the Kingsland RM 2900 Bridge opening ceremony May 24 in Llano County.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Several hundred residents, officials and dignitaries showed their support for the expedited completion of the Kingsland Ranch-to-Market 2900 Bridge during a ceremony May 24 which featured live music, ceremonial walks across the span and presentations.

Tue
21
May

Community to celebrate Kingsland bridge wrap up

Contributed/325 Internet
TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape.

Fri
17
May

TXDOT announces Kingsland's 2900 Bridge completition ceremony

From staff reports

As crews poured the final concrete slab section May 15, officials announced the new Kingsland RM 2900 Bridge will meet a deadline for completion to accommodate an upcoming public grand opening ceremony for the structure, officials said.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

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