Llano County

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
26
Apr

Llano woman gets three years for stealing from bank

 

 

 

 

A Llano woman was sentenced in a San Antonio courtroom to three years in federal prison Thursday, April 25, for stealing more than $900,000 from Arrowhead Bank in Llano, officials announced.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced Kelley Ranae Jones, 45, to the prison term followed by five years of supervised release and ordered that she pay $905,372.49 in restitution to the bank, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs..

Fri
19
Apr

Llano County town hall meeting covers flood recovery, highway safety

Phil Reynolds/The Highlander
Llano County Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke (standing, center) calls a town hall meeting to order on Tuesday, April 16, at the county’s east annex on Ranch Road 1431. Topics at the meeting ranged from crime prevention to highway construction.

 

 

 

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Topics at the Llano County Precinct 2 town hall Tuesday, April 16, may have been few in number but they were wide-ranging in scope.

Fri
29
Mar

New Kingsland FM 2900 Bridge name recommendation would honor Enloes

Contributed
Family members and supporters celebrated recently at the nursing home bedside of Pat Enloe, the widow of David Enloe – both of which were pivotal organizers in years past of water-related festivities and a nationally-renowned ski team. Llano County Commissioner recently approved a resolution recommending naming the Farm-to-market 2900 Bridge, which is currently under construction, in honor of the Enloes. Pictured, from left, are: Darryl G. Miller Sr. Cindy A. Burnes Miller, Rhonda Burnes, Pat Enloe and her daughter Wendy Sue (Enloe) Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

That new bridge over the Llano River may get a new name if Kingsland community leaders have something to say about it.

Fri
29
Mar

Buchanan Dam man dies in dump truck, ATV collision

From staff reports

A Buchanan Dam man died March 28 after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving collided with a dump truck on Texas 261 near Bluffton, according to the Department of Public Safety report.

The incident happened around 11:33 a.m. that morning on the remote roadway, located in Llano County.

James Richard Von-Krosigk, 64, was initially sitting on an ATV parked at the entryway of his residence as a southbound 1996 Freightliner dump truck approached on Texas 261.

“Unit 1 (the ATV) shot out in front of unit 2 (the dump truck),” the DPS report stated.

The dump truck “swerved to the left crossing the double yellow line, trying to avoid crashing into unit 1 (the ATV),” according to the report.

Mon
25
Feb

President Trump declares October floods as national disaster; Public assistance now available

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Work on the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland progressed the week of Feb. 18. The structure is being rebuilt after flood water destroyed the bridge in October. The roadway was the site of a press conference by local, state and federal officials in the aftermath of the flood to unveil the announcement they would be pushing for the disaster declaration.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

On Monday, Feb. 25, President Donald Trump granted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's request for a presidential disaster declaration for 33 Texas counties, including Burnet and Llano counties.

This action provides access to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for impacted communities that are recovering and rebuilding following severe weather and flooding this past fall, especially the Oct. 16 Highland Lakes flood.

Sat
01
Dec

Lady in the Lake: New clues forge trail in Llano County homicide cold case

Contributed/Llano County Sheriff's Office
LCSO investigators are searching for tips, including the last owner of a distinctive dog house bought at a Buchanan Dam yard sale, which could lead to the capture of a suspect in the death of a woman found cemented into a boat submerged in the water up from Inks Dam. A photo on the Justice for Holly Simmons social media page captured an image during the 2009 investigation of a body, later identified as Simmons, found cemented into the hull of a boat in the water near Inks Dam.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

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.

The woman, 46-year-old Holly Simmons of Buchanan Dam, was last seen alive Nov. 28, 2006 after she dropped one of her children off for school.

Thu
15
Nov

Despite swifter current TXDOT re-opens Slab Road (RR 3404) in Kingsland

Frank Shubert/The Highlander
Commuter and bus routes resumed as usual Nov. 13, as Texas Department of Transportation crews re-opened Ranch Road 3404 to traffic following nearly a month-long closure due to Oct. 16 Llano River flooding.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Transportation opted to re-open Slab Road (Ranch Road 3404) in Kingsland Nov. 13, despite concerns about whether the river-swollen roadway was safe for vehicle traffic.

Following the Oct. 16 Llano River flooding originating from Junction-area stormwater runoff, officials closed the roadway due to swift water and dangerous conditions. The closure changed Llano Independent School District bus routes and prompted commuters to search for detours.

Slab Road is one of two main thoroughfares in the Kingsland community which takes commuters south to Texas 71. The other roadway, Ranch-to-Market 2900, was closed due to flood waters washing away the bridge, at confluence of the Llano River and Lake LBJ. TXDOT has placed reconstruction of a new RM 2900 bridge on a six-month timeline for completion.

Mon
12
Nov

Groundbreaking celebrates Kingsland 2900 bridge construction

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Capital Excavation Company crews continued Sunday afternoon working on the south side of Ranch to Market Road 2900 to undertake what will be a monumental task — building a new 2900 bridge within 150 days.

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