Pilot, passenger walk away from Granite Shoals plane crash

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Two men, who were on their way to Llano, survived an emergency landing into an empty lot in Granite Shoals. The incident happened about 1:15 Wednesday, March 6 at the intersection of Hilldale and Baker Street, a few blocks from the community's air strip. Police reported the Granite Shoals men in the single-engine aircraft said shortly after take off they heard what seemed to be engine problems. The refused treatment at the scene. Other than the aircraft, there was no damage to nearby property. The FAA will conduct an investigation.


Llano $4.8 million street project underway

Phil Reynolds/The Highlander
Upgrades on Llano streets throughout the community are expected to continue through the end of the year.



Phil Reynolds
The Highlander •
Pavers continue work on a $4.8 million dollar street project that began this spring in Llano, with the hope of being finished before the end of the year.

All of Llano’s streets will have some work being done on them, said City Manager Scott Edmonson.


Llano police hosting rabies prevention courses after pet crosses rabid raccoon

Facebook Photo
A rabid raccoon came into contact with a family pet recently in Llano, resulting in a 90-day quarantine for the dog and launching a rabies prevention and awareness effort by Llano Police Department.




By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Llano police officials will host a series of rabies prevention courses after a second wild animal this year has tested positive for the potentially fatal disease; the latest case resulted in a family pet being quarantined for 90 days due to coming into contact with the animal.

On Aug. 14, Llano Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious-acting raccoon at a residence in the 200 block of West Ellis Street in Llano.


Llano man killed in early morning accident

A Llano man was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Texas 71, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report.

The accident occurred at 5:45 a.m. Friday about seven miles east of Llano. A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu P4 driven by Robin Magrath Lacey, 52, was westbound on Texas 71 when, for unknown reasons, Lacey's vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right and then he overcorrected to the left.


Llano County meth ring busted through law enforcement cooperation



By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

On Monday, May 14, Kingsland resident Shaun Daughtry — fed up with the presence of methamphetamine dealers and users in his neighborhood off Lover's Laner — put up a sign on his property declaring the area to be a “meth-free zone.”


Boshears, Satsky, Trinidad, Dillard, Morren winners in local elections; Granite Shoals approves sales tax propositions

May 7 election results are in, but the Texas Party Primary Run-off election is May 24. Early voting takes place May 16-20 and you can visit www.VoteTexas.gov to schedule a text reminder and learn more. Visit www.BurnetCountyTexas.org to review sample ballots, polling place information and more.

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears was elected to Place 1 of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees, while Tony Satsky and Cheryl Mott Trinidad won seats on the Cottonwood Shores City Council in today's school board and municipal elections.


LCRA, PEC award grant to Llano County Historical Society

The Llano County Historical Society will be able to purchase new climate control equipment and lighting for its facility thanks to an $18,096 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Llano.

The historical society will buy two new air conditioners and two commercial ceiling fans to better cool and circulate air in the museum, and LED lighting fixtures to better illuminate the exhibit area.

Llano County Historical Society Board Director Martha Long said providing a comfortable viewing experience and preserving the artifacts entrusted to the museum’s care are paramount.


W.C. Jameson reviews his Amelia Earhart book in Burnet Feb. 24

Author W.C. Jameson will discuss the latest edition in his Beyond the Grave Series: "Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave," tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street in Burnet. 
Jameson, who lives in Llano, is the award-winning author of more than 90 books, 1,500 articles and essays, 320 songs and dozens of published poems. Other books in the Beyond the Grave series examine the lives of Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth and Butch Cassidy. His Buried Treasures of America series numbers 36 books and counting. Jameson a top-selling treasure author in the U.S. and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter led to stints as a consultant for the "Unsolved Mysteries" television show and the Travel Channel. He served as an advisor for the film "National Treasure," starring Nicolas Cage.
Subscribe to RSS - Llano