Buchanan Dam


Buchanan Arts Guild promotes local talent

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Encouraging new and returning artists to express their creativity, the Buchanan Arts and Crafts Gallery hosts various painting classes at their location along State Highway 29 in Buchanan Dam, including oil painting, watercolor, and an open painting class every Wednesday.





By Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

If there is one thing the Highland Lakes can boast, it is the multitude of artists that can be found residing in and sharing their work with their community.

At the Buchanan Arts and Crafts Gallery, much can be said for local talent, whose artwork and crafts are displayed with pride, and have been for over 50 years.

“The Guild was started in the 1960's by ladies who wanted to get together and paint while their husbands went fishing,” said Guild president Becky Carlberg. “The original ladies actually bought this building in the 1970's with money they saved up from bake sales they had hosted over the years. . . ."


Celebrating 95 years!



Helen White of Buchanan Dam celebrates her 95th birthday this month. She has three daughters and 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has lived in Buchanan Dam for almost 38 years and is an active member of Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet. Happy birthday, Helen!


Lady in 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

Burnet Bulletin

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.

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