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Tue
30
Sep

Chamber Shred Day a success


Casey Moss (left) and Briley Mitchell help Nell Ross unload several boxes of documents destined for shredding at the Llano Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Shred Day event. Between 1,200-1,500 pounds of documents were brought in to be destroyed and the resulting material will be recycled.

By Erin Green.

Nell Ross is a busy woman, Due to her schedule, she finds anything she can do to simplify her life an enormous help — especially when it comes to protecting her sensitive information. “I don’t have a shredder and I don’t want to sit there with a pair of scissors going snip, snip, snip,” she said with a smile.
 

 

Tue
30
Sep

LHS Hall of Fame inducts honorees


Judy Winkel Brooks, Jim Gauntt, Elaine Gauntt and Donna Davis chat during the reception prior to the Llano High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday.

By Erin Green.

Friendship is forever for pals like Judy Winkel Brooks and Donna Davis. For the duo, who first met as five-year-olds, it’s really no wonder why Brooks chose Davis to introduce her during Llano High School’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
 

 

Tue
30
Sep

Kingsland drug bust yields trio

By Alexandria Randolph.

A drug distribution operation in Llano County was busted up Thursday night, Sept. 25, to culminate a lengthy investigation by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. Two men and one woman were arrested at a residence at 317 Riverside Drive in Kingsland around 6:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
 

 

Tue
30
Sep

Home invasion leads to manhunt

By Alexandria Randolph.

Llano County authorities are on their second manhunt in a week’s time after a convicted felon allegedly drove a car into a home, stole another vehicle and assaulted two elderly Llano residents between Thursday night, Sept. 25, and Friday morning, Sept. 26. Law officers are searching for Edward Levi Adamson, 47, of Kerrville, after authorities said he drove a white Chevrolet pickup through a garage at a home at the intersection of West Ellis Street and Ames Avenue near Llano Park in efforts to evade a traffic stop at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. He fled the scene on foot.
 
Sat
27
Sep

Llano Sheriff's Office makes Kland drug bust

by Alexandria Randolph

Llano County Sheriff’s Deputies busted a drug distribution operation on Thursday night after a lengthy investigation.

Two men and one woman were arrested at a residence on Lakeview Drive in Kingsland Thursday, Sept. 25.

“We arrested three subjects, got 38 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, and we confiscated six or seven guns, $800 in cash and a vehicle,” said Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn.

The three were arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and felon in possession of a firearm, the sheriff said.

“They were just distributing. We don’t know for sure where they’re getting it,” Blackburn said.

For more on the story, see Tuesday’s Highlander or Wednesday’s Llano County Journal.

Sat
27
Sep

Llano home invasion leads to second manhunt this week

by Alexandria Randolph

Llano County authorities are on their second manhunt in a week after a convicted felon allegedly drove a car into a building, stole another vehicle and assaulted two elderly Llano residents on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The Llano County Sheriff’s Office and City of Llano Police are searching for Edward Levi Adamson, 47, after authorities said he drove a white Chevrolet pickup through a garage at a home at the intersection of West Ellis Street and Ames Avenue near Llano Park in efforts to evade a traffic stop at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

“A Llano City Officer was trying to make a traffic stop, and the pickup ran. The officer chased it to Badu Park where he crashed into a house. There was a female subject in the car. She was detained,” said Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn.

Brittany Trevino, reportedly a girlfriend of Adamson, was arrested on the scene for public intoxication.

Tue
23
Sep

Good food for a good cause


Mark Hutson and Tim Gardner of the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department hand Kay Simmons her bag of food at the department’s 39th annual barbecue Saturday, Sept. 20. Simmons is a regular customer at the barbecues, which Hutson said raises funds to outfit the department’s new brush truck.

By Erin Green.

Asking for a pound of brisket and a sausage link, Kay Simmons smiled and waited patiently as the volunteer firefighters manning the grills wrapped her order up. “I’m a regular and I always buy extra items,” she said of the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department’s barbecue Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Red Barn in Buchanan Dam.

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Tue
23
Sep

Quilts symbolize respect for vets

By Erin Green.

For these four men, handmade quilts – tokens of gratitude, love and appreciation – do not seem small at all, despite their relatively small size. Instead, they are significant of great respect and honor and the smiles and emotions evident on the faces of the each of the men show just how much they mean for men like John Jackson, a United States Army veteran of World War II.

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Tue
23
Sep

Highland Haven residents gather to celebrate William’s big 3-0


Thirty candles were ready to be lit on William Fowler’s cake Friday.

By Emily Hill ey-Sierzchula.

Highland Haven residents held an inaugural birthday party on Friday, Sept. 19, for William Fowler, a citizen who touches his small community every day. City administration announced the party on its digital sign in front of city hall. Laura Bearden described her cousin’s reaction when he saw it.

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Tue
23
Sep

Burn ban off, thanks to recent rains

By Erin Green.

Thanks to the recent rainfall in the area, Llano’s burn ban is off. Implemented by the Llano County Commissioners’ Court back on July 14, the ban prohibiting outdoor burning was lifted Friday, Sept. 19, by Llano County Judge Wayne Brascom. Commissioners meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, voted unanimously to leave the burn ban off.

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