Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Concerns about a rising heat index have prompted emergency officials to send out a warning and offer advice to avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. (more…)

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)

BIG 12 REPORT: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury remembers coach Spike Dykes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Long before he was the head coach of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team, Kliff Kingsbury was a New Braunfels High School quarterback looking for a chance to play college ball. (more…)

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

21 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

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Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

21 July 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)

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First State Bank of Burnet is located at Washington and Pierce streets on the courthouse square in Burnet. Go to fsbburnet.com for more. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

20 July 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

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Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

20 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Concerns about a rising heat index have prompted emergency officials to send out a warning and offer advice to avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. (more…)

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PEC warns customers of survey scam, offers protection tips

19 July 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Officials with Pedernales Electric Cooperative are warning members of a “power survey” scam and offering ways to report suspicious activity. On July 17, the cooperative reported that unidentified individuals were approaching customers and claiming to be conducting energy surveys on behalf of the utility. (more…)

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Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

19 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)

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Four Marble Falls High School students earned their FFA Lone Star Degrees during the state convention July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the honor, students must have met a number of qualifications. Students are (clockwise from top left) Amber Fearn, Madeline Holder, Benjamin Sconci, and Holly Atkinson. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls FFA students, educator earn Lone Star Degrees

19 July 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — Despite it being the middle of summer, four Marble Falls High School students and one Marble Falls Independent School District faculty member earned their “degrees” during the Texas FFA 89th State Convention in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. (more…)

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BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

19 July 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)

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