Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

Seton Care-A-Van event raises $230,000 for mobile clinic for kids

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Former Texas Tech University head football coach Spike Dykes barely had time to catch his breath during the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party on June 17. Just as he finished one conversation, he saw someone else who wanted to say hello to him. (more…)

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

Exercise program fits into Open Door’s path to recovery

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Addiction goes deeper than appearances. But how a recovering addict feels about her looks can sometimes hinder her path to a better life. (more…)

Lake Buchanan has healthy resurgence; state of the lake is June 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Lake Buchanan has experienced the spectrum of ups and downs the past several years, going from historic low inflows to four open floodgates recently, leaving people wondering, “How is Lake Buchanan doing?” (more…)

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Llano County home with murder and arson past raided, meth seized

01 July 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Authorities arrested a 51-year-old woman found with a large quantity of methamphetamines on a property where investigations into past incidents of arson, murder and suicide have occurred, according to reports. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of June 24-30, 2016

01 July 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 24-30, 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 June 21-27, 2016

01 July 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 21-27, 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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Granite Shoals OKs pay raise for city manager, home exemption

30 June 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a two-year contract extension and a 6 percent pay raise for City Manager Ken Nickel on June 28 to bump up his salary to $101,500 a year. The increase was the result of an annual review. (more…)

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Faith 7-on-7 football finishes second at state TAPPS tourney

30 June 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team finished second in its division of the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on June 25. The Flames posted a 3-1 record and lost to Plano John Paul II in the championship. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council on June 21 unanimously voted against the passage of an expanded tree ordinance over concerns it might hinder development in the city. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

29 June 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

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