Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The owners of a tavern sifted through debris Feb. 9 after fire crews doused an early morning blaze believed to have started behind the bar area and suspected to be accidental, Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials say. (more…)

Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet’s will be ‘challenge’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is saying goodbye to District 25-5A in the 2016-17 school year with the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, which was announced Feb. 1. The Mustangs’ new District 26-5A will be in place for two years. (more…)

Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A select group of bowhunters might have another hunting spot this fall, but it’s not on a Highland Lakes ranch; it’s within the city of Granite Shoals. (more…)

Burnet County to bring back election functions to square

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Renovations are underway on a building, slated for election functions, bringing the process closer to the Burnet County Courthouse just off the square. Burnet County Commissioners approved the purchase of the building, 106 W. Washington St., on Jan. 26 for approximately $88,500. (more…)

Horseshoe Bay council votes to allow open carry at public meetings

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — As the open carry law takes hold in the state of Texas, local public entities have grappled with whether to allow firearms in their buildings to address what they perceive as gaps in the statute. (more…)

Marble Falls votes to raise rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19. The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director […]

Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

09 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The owners of a tavern sifted through debris Feb. 9 after fire crews doused an early morning blaze believed to have started behind the bar area and suspected to be accidental, Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials say. (more…)

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Burnet CISD offers ‘Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent’

09 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is inviting the community to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with him Feb. 11. His “Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent” is 8 a.m. at the BCISD Parent Resource Center, 208 E. Brier. This event will be similar […]

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Donna Klaeger

Donna Klaeger aims to expand reach of Highland Lakes Legacy Fund

08 February 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A little more than a decade ago, Donna Klaeger helped introduce the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund to the community. Several organizations, including the Seriff Foundation and the Marble Falls Independent School District, joined together to create an endowed fund that would benefit the community in the present but […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016

05 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2016

05 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2016, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a […]

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Llano man gets 15 years for stealing $1,600 worth of necklaces

04 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man who admitted to stealing several necklaces valued at approximately $1,600 will spend up to 15 years in prison. Matthew Wayne Manning, 46, of Llano pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s court to organized retail theft. He asked for the jury to sentence him. (more…)

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