Gateway neighbors deal with blasting, noise, dust at CVS construction site

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several weeks of construction, the CVS Pharmacy project has made quite an impact on nearby residents and businesses in the Gateway subdivision. (more…)

Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOW— After several days of searching, a volunteer fire crew on July 25 found what authorities believe is the body of a 50-year-old man who went missing in the middle of the night during an outing with friends at a Lower Colorado River Authority park, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. […]

Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say. (more…)

Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The synthetic turf has been installed at Bulldog Field at Burnet High School. Now workers are busy adding some of the final touches to the turf, the black fencing around the facility and the new eight-lane track. (more…)

Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A young man who brightened the lives of many will be laid to rest July 25. Stephen Roy Sylvester Jr. died July 17 in Austin. On his Facebook page, friends and acquaintances remembered Sylvester as a loving and caring individual. (more…)

Despite outcome, rocket launch propels MFHS aeroscience group

DANIEL CLIFTON • STAFF WRITER WHITE SANDS, N.M. — With their 18-foot rocket ready go and everything clear on the launch site, the four Marble Falls High School aeroscience students waited, hoping the rocket they spent the past 10 months designing and building would set a new record. (more…)

Marble Falls seeks public input on future city planning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City officials will update the growth and development blueprint known as the Marble Falls Comprehensive Plan for the community and have asked those who live in and around the Marble Falls area for their input in the process. (more…)

Horseshoe Bay hires former Arlington agency leader as fire chief

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — An Arlington Fire Department administrator will join Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue as the city’s new fire chief beginning in August. (more…)

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Gateway neighbors deal with blasting, noise, dust at CVS construction site

27 July 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several weeks of construction, the CVS Pharmacy project has made quite an impact on nearby residents and businesses in the Gateway subdivision. (more…)

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Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

27 July 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOW— After several days of searching, a volunteer fire crew on July 25 found what authorities believe is the body of a 50-year-old man who went missing in the middle of the night during an outing with friends at a Lower Colorado River Authority park, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Marble Falls lineman Ryan Becker commits to Southern Methodist

27 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — Marble Falls High School incoming senior lineman Ryan Becker committed to play for Southern Methodist University on July 26. “It felt like home,” he said. (more…)

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Jerod Rye takes over as Burnet QB coach, offensive coordinator

27 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Jerod Rye has accepted the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator position at Burnet High School. Head coach Kurt Jones announced the addition July 24. (more…)

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Crews cleared debris during the demolition of a building July 24 at the intersection of RR 1431 and Mustang Drive. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Landmark former MFISD building demolished for potential development

24 July 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY• STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Potential economic development has prompted the owners of a 21,000 square-foot building to demolish an unoccupied structure considered a landmark for 30 years in the eastern entryway of the city. On July 23 and 24, crews tore down the structure built in 1986 as a school district facility. […]

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Granite Shoals outlines priorities, continues studying deer issue

24 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council members learned about changes in the sales tax law, outlined priorities for the year and continued their conversation about the deer population during a special meeting July 21. (more…)

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Symmetry Turf Installations workers continue to smooth out gravel in the end zone of Llano Stadium on July 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano Stadium progress keeps athletic director on edge of his seat

24 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Construction workers continue to smooth out gravel and other parts of Llano Stadium to prepare the surface for synthetic turf. The current state of the stadium left athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter with hope that the turf will be laid down and ready to use […]

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After-hours dumping costing Marble Falls Library Thift Store

24 July 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Virginia Cervantez and Dottie Yturri love the mission of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store. Everything the store makes through sales of donated items goes toward the Marble Falls Public Library. But the store has a few problems, and the two hope the community can help them out. […]

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Parents holding homeschooling info meeting at Westside Park

23 July 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As parents look for education options, one choice remains homeschooling, but many may hesitate at making the jump to homeschooling for a variety of reasons. (more…)

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Marble Falls golfer Macy Fox

Young Marble Falls golfer plays tough USGA qualifier tournament

23 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER TULSA, Oklahoma — Golfer Macy Fox, a student at Marble Falls Middle School, missed qualifying for the U.S. Girls’ Junior after shooting 75-77–152 during two qualifying rounds July 20-21 at the Tulsa Country Club. (more…)

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Central Texas College grant to help students, businesses

23 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Central Texas College received a $208,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to make paying for higher education easier for income-eligible students living in Burnet and Llano counties. An information meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 17-22, 2015

23 July 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 17-22, 2015, 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 July 14-20, 2015

23 July 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of July 14-20, 2015, 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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Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

22 July 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say. (more…)

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