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Llano County investigating skeletal remains

By Richard Zowie

Burnet Bulletin

The Llano County Sheriff's Office said it could take months to get answers on skeletal remains found April 1 on a large ranch in the western section of the county.

Sheriff Bill Blackburn of Llano County said a family member of the ranch owner discovered the skeletal remains while riding around on a remote area of the property on an ATV.

“It's definitely not an archeological find, and we won't rule on a cause of death until we get forensic results back from Texas State University,” Blackburn said. “We'll then send DNA results to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) at the University of North Texas in hopes of getting a positive identification.”


Llano will not replace suspended officers

Burnet Bulletin

Llano city officials don’t plan to hire any police officers to replace four who are on paid administrative leave, according to City Manager Scott Edmonson.

City council members went behind closed doors during the Monday, Jan. 22, council meeting to talk the matter over with city attorneys, but took no action following the executive session, Edmonson said.

“We have the city covered with the four remaining officers and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO),” Edmonson said.

He explained the sheriff’s office and the city have a memorandum of understanding that calls for sheriff’s deputies to back up city police officers when necessary.


Early voting is underway

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County and Llano County residents began going to the polls this week as early voting started for the Nov. 7 general election.


Llano County cancels burn ban

The Llano County Commissioners Court rescinded a county-wide burn ban Monday, Aug. 14, just two weeks after imposing it.

When Llano got more than seven inches of rain Aug. 6-7, County Judge Mary Cunningham said she began receiving calls asking if the ban would be lifted.

Commissioners agreed, but will likely take a look at the ban again Monday, Aug. 21, at the special hearing on the proposed county budget. That meeting is set at 9 a.m. at the Llano County Law Enforcement Center, 2001 Texas 16 North in Llano. An agreement to review the ban was a compromise with Precinct3 Commissioner Mike Sandoval, who had suggested a one-week interruption of the ban only.

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