Inks Lake

Wed
20
Nov

LCRA will lower Inks, LBJ lakes in January

File Photo
The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower Lake LBJ and Inks Lake for eight weeks with the drawdown expected to take place Jan. 2 through Feb. 28, 2020. Inks Lake, above, was last lowered in 2018, while Lake LBJ was lowered earlier this year due to the October 2018 Highland Lakes flood.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

For the past several months, property owners around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake as well as Burnet County officials had been asking the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for assistance so they could complete repairs to docks, retaining walls and other structures damaged by the October 2018 flood.

LCRA officials heard their requests and announced Tuesday, Nov. 19, they will lower the two lakes for eight weeks, with the drawdown expected to take place Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020.

“LCRA normally doesn’t lower the same lake two years in a row, but we are making an exception after hearing from local officials and residents about needed repairs and maintenance resulting from the historic flooding last year,” said John Hofmann, LCRA executive vice president of water.

Wed
10
Oct

Burnet traffic stop nets mushroom, LSD and marijuana

Contributed
KUSO, the Burnet Police Department K9 drug dog, uncovered raw hallucinogenic mushrooms among several other suspected illicit drugs during an Oct. 4 traffic stop on East Polk Street in Burnet.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney •
Staff Writer •

Authorities seized a variety of illicit narcotics, including hallucinogenic mushroom and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), after the Burnet Police Department K9 drug dog alerted on four individuals during a traffic stop on Texas 29 within the city limits, according to the report.

Four suspects were eventually arrested the afternoon of Oct. 4, following a “reckless driver” call on East Polk Street (Texas 29).

Investigators questioned the occupants of the vehicle, smelled marijuana and dispatched KUSO the drug dog, the report stated.

The dog “alerted” on the vehicle, which resulted in a probable cause search warrant, where subsequently officers found mushrooms and LSD among several other drugs which were turned into DPS for testing.

The suspects told police they were traveling from the Austin area to the Inks Lake area in Burnet County.

Sun
29
Jul

Residents evacuate as fire burns near Inks Lake

Contributed/Daniel Adams Art Gallery
This photo by local artist Daniel Adams captures the fantastic image of a water drop occurring in an effort to cease progress of the Hoover Valley fire on Sunday, July 29. First Responders from Burnet, Llano, Blanco, Williamson, and Travis Counties teamed together Sunday afternoon and continue to fight the fire off of County Road 116 as residents and campers from the area fled towards safer ground.

 

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Wed
06
Sep

Harvey's impact reaches the Highland Lakes area

All state parks are open free of charge to people taking shelter from the storms in South Texas. The staff at Inks Lake State Park welcomes Hurricane Harvey refugees with smiles. They include, front from left, Crystal Kohanek, office manager; T.K. Laurendo, park host, and Kristen New: back, from left, Jasmine Scott, interpreter; Nichelle Hodge; Cory Evans, superintendent, and Shawn Greene, assistant manager.

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Estimates have more than 30,000 Texans seeking emergency shelter as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues, but many are safe and dry in the Texas Hill Country.

Mission Marble Falls at St. Frederick Church geared up for a lunch Tuesday, Aug. 29, to welcome people fleeing the storm. Ann Sherman and Ron Farmer had traveled from Port Aransas.

“When they said Harvey would come as a Category 1, we were going to stay,” said Sherman. “Then they said Category 3 or maybe 4.

“Ron said we are going. We grabbed our cat, our records, our pictures and we got out in 45 minutes.”

A few people stayed behind and the couple said the news was disheartening.

“The roof is gone and the ceiling is on the floor,” he said.

Two groups of people from Sweeney who had never met were lunching in the St. Frederick dining room.

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