Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1836 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BUCHANAN DAM – The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently struck by vandals and thieves, thousands of dollars in grant funding to replace life-saving equipment. (more…)

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. (more…)

Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — A stretch of RR 1431 east just became a little safer after residents raised concerns after several collisions and close calls at and near the entryway of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

Marble Falls spring football game is a time to answer questions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team hopes to answer some questions May 23 about the 2017 squad when spring drills end with the purple and gold game. (more…)

PEC election early and online voting is May 18-June 9

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  JOHNSON CITY — For the first time, Pedernales Electric Cooperative will allow members to select candidates for Districts 2 and 3 using the single-member district method for the upcoming 2017 election. (more…)

Marble Falls City Council selects William Haddock to fill Place 4

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have selected a candidate with Marble Falls Planning and Zoning Commission experience to fill the Place 4 seat. William D. “Dee” Haddock was among three Marble Falls residents who applied to fill the slot, which did not draw any candidates for the May 6 election. […]

Burnet woman faces homicide charges in toddler vehicle death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet woman faces three indictments on charges of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of abandoning/endangering a child (criminal negligence) in connection with a 2015 one-vehicle rollover that killed a 2-year-old boy and injured a second child passenger. (more…)

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

24 May 2017

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1836 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives presented a $24,000 grant to help the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department purchase a system to refill air tanks. The department’s old system was damaged after thieves broke into the facility in January. Pictured are Lt. Wade Williamson (left), department secretary Amanda Lehmann, LCRA board member Lori A. Berger, firefighter Tim Gardner, Capt. Mike Butler, Chief Mark Hutson, Assistant Chief Chad Mitchell, LCRA board member Raymond A. ‘Ray’ Gill Jr., and LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

24 May 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BUCHANAN DAM – The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently struck by vandals and thieves, thousands of dollars in grant funding to replace life-saving equipment. (more…)

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The artificial turf at Bulldog Field on the Burnet High School campus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

24 May 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of May 17-23, 2017

24 May 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of May 17-23, 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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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of May 16-22, 2017

24 May 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of May 16-22, 2017, 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 court […]

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Blanco woman receives 30 years in 2016 death of toddler

23 May 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom May 17 for her role in the 2016 death of her daughter. The judged sentenced Jamie Petronella to 30 years in prison for her guilty plea to injury to a child for failing to seek medical attention for […]

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Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo (seated, center) signs his letter of intent to play baseball for East Texas Baptist University surrounded by his mother, Tina, and father, Robert, along with Burnet High School athletics director Kurt Jones (standing, left), head baseball coach Todd Doucet, and offensive coordinator Jerod Rye. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Steven Gallardo changes course with East Texas Baptist signing

23 May 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo could have played college football. After all, he was having conversations with East Texas Baptist University football coaches when the Bulldog changed course and called the baseball coaching staff. (more…)

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Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

22 May 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — A stretch of RR 1431 east just became a little safer after residents raised concerns after several collisions and close calls at and near the entryway of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

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