City and school board races top May 7 elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Highland Lakes residents can help determine the future of their communities and school districts during the May 7 elections. (more…)

Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.  (more…)

Llano County sheriff’s candidate suspends GOP runoff campaign

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A candidate for sheriff has suspended his campaign in the upcoming May 24 runoff election, while the incumbent opponent says he will remain active in his bid to capture the Republican primary nomination. Challenger James Schilling’s name will still appear on the ballot. However, on April 25, he […]

Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Bessie Jackson recounted how Johnson Park impacted the Marble Falls community, she shared the story of how, more than 120 years ago, the congregation of St. Frederick Baptist Church first met under some trees in the park. She quickly pointed out that the park hasn’t just welcomed church […]

Two arrested after stray bullet from target practice hits motorist

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two men face felony charges after a target practice round struck an unsuspecting motorist in the right hip. Burnet County deputies charged Ronald Mason Reynolds, 18, and Richard Phillip Spradling, 18, with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after an incident April 13 that sent the motorist to Seton Williamson […]

City and school board races top May 7 elections

City and school board races top May 7 elections

04 May 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Highland Lakes residents can help determine the future of their communities and school districts during the May 7 elections. (more…)

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An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the break but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An employee inside the building whose desk was near the window the car crashed into was treated for a minor non-life-threatening injury. Staff photo

Man crashes car into Texas Oncology in Marble Falls

04 May 2016

An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the brake but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An […]

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James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

03 May 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

03 May 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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Kelly Forister joins the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center as its executive director. She brings more than 11 years in children's services, including with Child Protective Services and the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center welcomes new executive director

03 May 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Kelly Forister looks into the face of a child at the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, she doesn’t see a kid making their way “through the system.” (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

30 April 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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