LCSO faces lawsuit in arrest cases

Citing “unlawful arrest and excessive use of force,” an Austin law firm filed a civil rights lawsuit in the Western District of Texas last week against Llano County, Sheriff Bill Blackburn, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office and three of Blackburn’s current or former deputies — Jackson Idol, Steven Sifford and an unknown officer identified as Officer John Doe.

Police file capital murder charge

After an exhaustive investigation, authorities say they have connected a man initially arrested on credit card abuse charges with the death of an elderly woman, who was last seen at a Burnet motel. Burnet police investiga-tors charged 45-year-old Adrian Vega with capital murder Dec.

A fire destroyed a home

A fire destroyed a home in the 600 block of Park Road 4. Investigators reported a juvenile playing with matches sparked the blaze.