Llano news

Tue
20
Aug

Dove season begins Sept. 1, Here's what you need to know

Contributed/Texas Parks and Wildlife
Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County. The regular season extends through Nov. 3.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County.

The season extends through Nov. 3, then starts again on Dec. 20 through Jan. 14, 2020. Statewide falconry hunting season is Nov. 16 through Dec. 2.

Legal shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Bag limits for the central zone are 15 birds daily, no more than two white-tipped daily aggregate and three times daily bag possession limit.

Tue
20
Aug

Sporting for a good cause at the Llano Lions Club event

Photo by Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Brandon Loving, of Kingsland, took aim at Inks Ranch in Llano as part of the Llano Lions Club “Sporting Clays for a Cause” event on Saturday, Aug. 17. The event raised money for the Lions Club scholarship program. See more photos in the Tuesday, Aug. 20 issue of The Highlander. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

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.

Fri
12
Jul

Clay shooting event to benefit Llano Lions Club scholarships

Special to The Highlander/Jasper Lions Club
In keeping with clay shooting events hosted this year by fellow chapters statewide, the upcoming Llano Lions Club event will be the largest fundraiser for 2019. Net proceeds will support the club’s scholarship program.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Llano Lions Club has announced plans for their inaugural Sporting Clays for a Cause to be held Saturday, Aug. 17.

Tue
23
Apr

Llano River fish population recovering after October flood

Contributed/TP&W
As Texas Parks and Wildlife launched post-flood event studies on area waterways, they discovered the most abundant and diverse populations of fish on the Llano River near Junction.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

After finding more than 18 species of fish during a recent sampling trip on the Llano River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries staff are encouraged to see fish populations rebounding following historic flooding in October 2018.

Fri
12
Apr

Kayaker treks Colorado River, Highland Lakes on Gulf excursion

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Ethan West, at just 22 years old, embarked recently on a kayaking adventure from near the headwaters of the Llano River to the Gulf Coast. The Highlander caught up to him April 10 at the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina on Lake LBJ as he started to make a transition onto Lake Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The spirit of adventure can motivate people to do extraordinary things. For Ethan West, it was his motivation to kayak to the Gulf of Mexico.

Mon
05
Sep

Former Llano rancher found shot to death under Alabama interstate

By Carol Robinson

Alabama Media Group/AL.com

A retired Texas cattle rancher has been identified as the man found shot to death early Friday, Sept. 2, under a Birmingham, Alabama, interstate.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Jerald Douglas Wade. He was 64.

Birmingham police received a call just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, of a person down in the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue North. Officers and Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service responded to the scene at 1:38 a.m. and tried to revive him, but their efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:47 a.m.

The adult white male was found at 1:38 a.m. under the interstate in the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue North.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said the victim had been shot multiple times. He said it appeared the victim was transient, but at least one friend said he had an apartment.

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