Llano County

 

 

Fri
03
Apr

Marble Falls Hospital postpones non-emergency procedures

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Baylor Scott & White Hospital, 810 W. Texas 71, just off the U.S. 281 north intersection, has suspended non-emergency procedures and launched more “virtual care” options.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

At the height of the COVID-19 concerns about access to testing and care, a local hospital has suspended non-emergency procedures to divert healthcare professionals to patient care associated with the coronavirus and other critical health issues, officials said.

Sun
29
Mar

Community spread of COVID-19 found in Llano County

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Community spread is being called the cause of a third confirmed COVID-19 case in Llano County, Judge Ron Cunningham announced Sunday, March 29.

Local Health Authority Dr. Jack Franklin notified Cunningham and Llano Mayor Gail Lang at 10 a.m. Sunday there had been a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Llano County and the patient's history “indicates this virus was contracted in a person-to person transmission which was not through household or known contact.”

The announcement moves Llano County into Phase 5 (Person-to-Person Spread in the Community) and Cunningham said the county “will be taking additional steps to contain and mitigate this virus in the most effective means available for Llano County.

Fri
20
Mar

Llano community volunteers replenish grocer shelves

John Roberie/Special to The Highlander
Llano residents rolled up their sleeves on March 17 to help the local grocer who was short staffed stock his shelves following the rush on goods by shoppers reacting to a COVID-19 scare. Pictured are customers and community volunteers Mike Steelman and Dr. David Hoerster, in the background.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When officials with the Llano Chamber of Commerce found out they would be canceling all business and group networking events, the group decided to help a fellow merchant in another way.

On March 17, dozens of local residents spent much of the day helping Store Manager John Roberie of Lowe's Markets, 104 W. Young, restock his shelves due to the run on goods in the wake of the coronavirus scare.

Tue
04
Feb

Counties join forces to explore broadband expansion

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Burnet County Judge James Oakley, left, and Connected Texas representative Tom Stephenson discuss the region's broadband internet access.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Recognizing a need exists for affordable and reliable high-speed broadband internet, officials from Burnet, Llano and Blanco counties came together Friday, Jan. 31, to launch a cooperative plan of action to connect their underserved communities.

Wed
08
Jan

Gov. Greg Abbott declares wildfire threat

Special to The Highlander

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a proclamation certifying that exceptional drought conditions continue to pose a threat of imminent disaster in several counties including Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties due to persistent drought conditions. …

Tue
05
Nov

TxDOT, historical commission to fix Packsaddle Mountain fight monument

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Vandals have knocked down the Packsaddle Mountain Fight historical monument just off Texas 71 adjacent to CR 309 in Llano County. The Texas Department of Transportation will work with the Texas Historical Commission to plan repairs.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: In an email statement Nov. 6, a Llano County Sheriff's Office investigator attributed the damage of the monument to a vehicle traveling eastbound on Texas 71 which left the roadway and crashed into marker and through the adjacent fence.

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Historic Commission (THC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will team up to repair a damaged historic monument which commemorates a pivotal battle in the region's settlement by western pioneers, officials announced Nov. 1.

Fri
18
Oct

Highland Lakes Crisis Network reflects on year of flood recovery

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Members of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network coordinated their third house blessing on Sept. 17 for October 2018 flood survivors with the most recent being Patty and Charles Hundley, who live on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls. HLCN has done several more since as well as provided other flood recovery assistance with the assistance of Catholic Charities, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), St. John's Catholic Church, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Burnet County Flood Relief Fund, Community Resource Center, First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kevin Naumann
HLCN Executive Director

October 16th marked one year since the Highland Lakes Floods of 2018.

We celebrated ‘House Blessings’ this week with two individuals as they were officially welcomed back home after completion of repairs from flood damage.

This makes five Home Blessings and one Vehicle Blessing we have completed in the last couple of months.

Fri
18
Oct

Officials and residents recall historic flood event 1 year later

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The October 2018 flood washed out the 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. TXDOT contractors replaced it within a year.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

One year after a historic flood event devastated the Highland Lakes area, the community has not forgotten what happened that fateful day — Oct. 16, 2018.

Tue
15
Oct

Texas constitutional amendment voting starts Monday

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election in both Burnet and Llano counties begins Monday, Oct. 21, and continues through Friday, Nov. 1.

Burnet County

Tue
13
Aug

Llano County Commissioners propose 2019-20 budget, tax rate

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Llano County commissioners Monday, Aug. 12, tentatively approved a proposed fiscal year 2020 budget and tax rate while sending an applicant for a tiny home project back for more work and continuing a county-wide burn ban.

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