Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While presidential and gubernatorial elections garner a lot of attention, its often the local city councils and school boards that have a direct impact on residents’ lives, making the May elections an important part of the civic landscape. (more…)

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

Blanco ISD counselor’s resignation effective immediately

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Blanco Independent School District board of trustees on April 17 accepted the resignation effective immediately of a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Aletha Laterza, the Marble Falls Head Start center director, and Sarah Dominguez of Head Start, know what many people think their program is, but it’s not. “People think that this is a day care,” Dominguez said. “But it’s not.” (more…)

Granite Shoals man faces charges of child sexual assault and abuse

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Child Protective Services alerted authorities about an accusation made by a youth under the age of 14, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

Lampasas police launch murder-suicide probe in death of two women

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LAMPASAS — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving two women who died from gunshot wounds after one announced she wanted to end their relationship, according to a report by the Lampasas Police Department. (more…)

Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

22 April 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)

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Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

21 April 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While presidential and gubernatorial elections garner a lot of attention, its often the local city councils and school boards that have a direct impact on residents’ lives, making the May elections an important part of the civic landscape. (more…)

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Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

20 April 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

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Blanco ISD counselor's resignation effective immediately

Blanco ISD counselor’s resignation effective immediately

19 April 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Blanco Independent School District board of trustees on April 17 accepted the resignation effective immediately of a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

19 April 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

19 April 2017

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Aletha Laterza, the Marble Falls Head Start center director, and Sarah Dominguez of Head Start, know what many people think their program is, but it’s not. “People think that this is a day care,” Dominguez said. “But it’s not.” (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Kim Boni signs her letter of intent to compete for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Kim Boni signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

19 April 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Kim Boni defied the mold, even that of her distance coach Anthony Torns. The Marble Falls High School senior signed her letter of intent to run for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 18 after Torns, who is the Lady Mustangs head cross-country and track-and-field coach, […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of April 11-18, 2017

19 April 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of April 11-18, 2017 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 court […]

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