Burnet County, TXdailytrib.com

Inks Lake infested with zebra mussels

Inks Lake joined the growing list of Texas lakes fully infested with zebra mussels. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed in a news release that the invasive species has established a reproducing population in the Burnet County lake. Now, all of the Highland Lakes — Inks, Austin, Travis, Marble...
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Marble Falls, TXdailytrib.com

Highland Lakes pet sitters ensure creature comfort

Laverne and Shirley sleep all day, play all night, and love human companionship. The two furry friends are sugar gliders, marsupials native to Australia, who happen to live in a home in Marble Falls. “Mom” Misty Denney takes special care of her rescued babies, making them a salad every night and letting them sleep snuggled under her sweater during the day.
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Gatesville, TXGatesville Messenger

Gatesville Police Department acquires first K-9

The Gatesville Police Department has recently been training and becoming acquainted with their new K-9. Thor, a pure-bred black German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, initially started his training in his home country shortly after he was weaned. He was then brought to Liberty Hill to be specially trained in searching for narcotics.
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Bertram, TXlhindependent.com

Living Grace Canine Ranch provides forever home for senior dogs

BERTRAM — Rhonda Minardi doesn’t just love dogs. She also believes they deserve respect, especially as they age. That’s the main reason she started Living Grace Canine Ranch in Bertram in early 2020. “My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” Minardi said. “Her first worry was about her...
Texas Statehighlandernews.com

Blue Lacy painting donated to museum

A portrait of a Blue Lacy dog now hangs in the Falls on the Colorado Museum as a tribute to the official Texas state dog and the first breed to have originated in the state. Created by Buchanan Dam artist Daniel Adams, the painting was donated by Lily Garst, who led the battle for the statewide designation along with her husband, the late Robert M. Garst, Jr. Robert died in 2015 in Burnet where…
Granite Shoals, TXdailytrib.com

Granite Shoals residents asked to report dogs on the loose

After Granite Shoals residents expressed concern at the perceived lack of animal control enforcement in the city, Police Chief Gary Boshears explained that officers can’t respond to what they don’t know about. During a previous City Council meeting several residents suggested Granite Shoals needed stronger animal control ordinances. Residents also...
Texas Statefox7austin.com

Texas Humane Heroes adoption centers at max capacity

LEANDER, Texas - Texas Humane Heroes says it is in need of adopters as its shelters in Killeen and Leander are at maximum capacity. The nonprofit says that it rescues animals from shelters that euthanize for space and since every kennel and animal enclosure is full, it is no longer able to take in animals from shelter partners.
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Texas Humane Heroes shelters reach max capacity

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Humane Heroes (TXHH), a group that rescues animals from other shelters that choose to euthanize for space, has reached maximum capacity. With locations in Leander and Killeen, TXHH said every kennel and enclosure is full and they are no longer able to take other animals from shelter partners. They are now focusing on getting pets out of their shelters and into forever homes.
Horseshoe Bay, TXburnetbulletin.com

Residents attempt to save injured owl

A group of Horseshoe Bay residents valiantly but unsuccessfully tried to save the life of a great horned owl last week, Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow said. It happened on Friday, May 14, when a local ladies group, known as the Texanas, were walking in The Trails subdivision, located on Ranch Road 2831. This group, led by Trails resident Judy Keller, encountered a great horned owl which had suffered an injury and was unable to fly.
Bridge City, TXOrange Leader

Myra Stakes

Myra Stakes, 88, of Bridge City, passed away on May 25, 2021, in Orange, TX. Services are pending at Claybar Funeral Home. Mrs. Dorothy Beatrice Covington, 89, of Leander, Texas, passed away on May 25, 2021. Services are pending at Levingston Funeral... read more.
Marble Falls, TXkbeyfm.com

Spay It Forward Y’all offers low-cost pet vaccine clinic

Spay It Forward Y’all’s Sid Holden dropped by the KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune studio to tell listeners about a low-cost pet vaccine clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Save the World Brewing Company in Marble Falls. It’s sponsored by Spay It Forward Y’all, Living Love Animal Rescue, and Dr. Natalie Lord.
Bee Cave, TXAustin American-Statesman

Bee Cave council OKs new 'pet resort' with vet clinic, kennel

The Bee Cave City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the construction of Riley’s Ranch Luxury Pet Resort, a facility with a vet clinic, indoor kennels and an outdoor play space for the animals in the Bella Colinas subdivision at 15839 Texas 71. Riley’s Ranch will offer overnight boarding to...
Dripping Springs, TXaustinfamily.com

Fundraiser Run

Riding Equines for the Disabled (RED) Arena will be hosting a 5K and 10K trail run to support their mission of empowering individuals with disabilities through horses. The nonprofit offers equine-assisted therapies, family support and inclusive summer camps, among other programs. The run will take place along the beautiful trails...
Meadowlakes, TXdailytrib.com

Rabid skunk attacks Meadowlakes woman

Meadowlakes officials are once again reminding residents to avoid animals that are behaving strangely after a rabid skunk bit a women several times on Sunday, April 25. A rabies test on the skunk came back positive Wednesday, April 27, after the euthanized animal was examined by the Texas Department of Health Services.
Burnet, TXkbeyfm.com

Bark in the Park in Burnet

Hill Country Humane Society board member David Vaughn spoke to KBEY 103.9 FM’s Ed Chandler about the annual Bark in the Park gala at 6 p.m. May 22. The animal shelter fundraiser takes place in Haley-Nelson Park in Burnet and features country singer Rick Trevino. Listen to “Bark in the...
Burnet County, TXdailytrib.com

Rescue finds homes for dogs saved from Burnet hoarding situation

Legolas and Aragorn are among the last of 13 dogs that Highland Lakes Canine Rescue took in from a total of 90 dogs removed from a Burnet-area home earlier this year. Burnet County sheriff’s deputies found the dogs in a manufactured home with dilapidated walls and holes in the floor. Some were trapped underneath the floor and in the walls. Most of the dogs weighed 25 pounds or less and shared similar physical characteristics.
Leander, TXfox7austin.com

Texas Humane Heroes asks for donations for its Fur Baby Shower

LEANDER, Texas - Spring is puppy and kitten and Texas Humane Heroes says it is experiencing a higher demand to rescue pregnant animals and bottle babies. The organization is hosting a Fur Baby Shower to celebrate its rescued pregnant animals and their expecting babies and you can join in on the fun!
Johnson City, TXHill Country Passport


April 14, 2021, Johnson City, TX—If you’re feeling that spring itch to explore outdoors, know that you’re not alone: pollinators are all a-buzz too! You’ll spot butterflies, bees and other insects—even bats, if you’re lucky—as they visit spring blooms, spreading pollen as they go to help plants form new seeds.