Burnet County sheriff defends ‘In God We Trust’ decals

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A move to allow deputies to affix “In God We Trust” decals on their patrol units has tipped off a firestorm on social media and prompted the Burnet County sheriff to recommit his support for the display of faith by his staff. (more…)

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…)

Blanco Middle School evacuated over ‘suspicious device’

12 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Authorities evacuated Blanco Middle School on Feb. 12 after a student reportedly brought a “suspicious device” onto the campus, officials say. The incident was first reported by school officials as “an explosive device” at about 1:30 p.m. at Blanco Middle School, 1500 Rocky Road. (more…)

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Prairie Creek work projected to cost Granite Shoals $3.7M

12 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals took another step toward street improvements when the council approved a contract with Greg Haley of KC Engineering to lead the study and create a report with recommendations on what to do. The council approved the measure Feb. 9. (more…)

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Marble Falls track, receivers coach hired as New Diana AD

12 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School coach Robbie Coplin will become the New Diana athletic director and head football coach, pending board approval Feb. 15. Coplin, who is the Mustangs head track-and-field coach and the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the football team, has been at Marble Falls […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Feb. 5-11, 2016

12 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Feb. 5-11, 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 court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Feb. 2-8, 2016

12 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Feb. 2-8, 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 court […]

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The Burnet County sheriff has reaffirmed his stance on allowing deputies to place 'In God We Trust' decals on their patrol cruisers after the department received some complaints by commenters on social media. Courtesy photo

Burnet County sheriff defends ‘In God We Trust’ decals

11 February 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A move to allow deputies to affix “In God We Trust” decals on their patrol units has tipped off a firestorm on social media and prompted the Burnet County sheriff to recommit his support for the display of faith by his staff. (more…)

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