Two get 15 years in Burnet ‘water boarding’ case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people involved in torturing two women, one of which died, for more than a year in a Burnet residence pleaded guilty Aug. 27 in State District Judge Evan Stubb’s courtroom. (more…)

Throw out records and stats when Marble Falls and Burnet meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Athletes, coaches and fans hope the 101st meeting between the Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams doesn’t involve an uninvited player. (more…)

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BURNET — On Aug. 28, cross-county rivals the Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs square off against each other on the football field. While the game doesn’t impact district standings and who makes the playoffs, it’s a big contest for the fans, the teams and the alumni. (more…)

Faith Academy opens season against defensive St. Andrew’s

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is using last season’s 2-8 record as a motivator as the Flames open the season at Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28. Until last season, Faith had won 22 consecutive regular-season games. (more…)

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HIGHLAND LAKES — Dry brush, low humidity and human error have fueled a string of brush fires at the peak of the fire season in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. Fortunately, agencies report no significant damage to property and no loss of life as a result of the […]

Bank VP cautions people over ‘lottery’ and other scams

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of the toughest things J. Don McAlpin and his American Bank of Texas staff have to deal with: Someone withdrawing a large amount of cash because they’ve “won” a lottery or a car and must send off money to cover “fees” or “taxes.” “It breaks our […]

Thieves steal prescription drugs in Atkins Pharmacy break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  Authorities are investigating a burglary Aug. 24 during which thieves broke into a pharmacy, ransacked the business and stole a large quantity of prescription narcotics, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Two get 15 years in Burnet ‘water boarding’ case

27 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people involved in torturing two women, one of which died, for more than a year in a Burnet residence pleaded guilty Aug. 27 in State District Judge Evan Stubb’s courtroom. (more…)

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El Jardin Restaurant in Cottonwood Shores

Authorities raid restaurant on RR 2147, seize drugs and cash

27 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY  — Local, county and federal investigators raided a restaurant Aug. 26, arrested two suspects and seized cash and drugs, police reported. The raid happened at 6 p.m. at El Jardin Restaurant, located in the 4900 block of RR 2147 West, and involved the Horseshoe Bay Police Department, the Burnet County […]

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Throw out records and stats when Marble Falls and Burnet meet

27 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Athletes, coaches and fans hope the 101st meeting between the Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams doesn’t involve an uninvited player. (more…)

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Listen to Mustangs-Bulldogs football game on KBEY

Listen to Mustangs-Bulldogs football game on KBEY

27 August 2015

BURNET — On Aug. 28, cross-county rivals the Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs square off against each other on the football field. While the game doesn’t impact district standings and who makes the playoffs, it’s a big contest for the fans, the teams and the alumni. (more…)

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Llano faces smaller — but solid — Wall in season opener

27 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Wall High School might be in a smaller classification, but Llano head football coach Craig Slaughter warns the Yellow Jackets will face a formidable opponent to begin the 2015 season. The two meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Hawk Stadium, 8065 Loop 570 in Wall. (more…)

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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls

27 August 2015

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Ingram Tom Moore 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 on Aug. 25 in a non-district match. ON OFFENSE: Kills – Kasey Taylor 9, Madison Hall 7, Marissa Escamilla 5, Jill Rosow 4, Kaygen Floyd 3; assists – Sami Hogan 15, Taylor 7; aces – Rosow  5, Escamilla 2, Taylor  […]

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Burnet County lowers tax rate and boosts staff salaries

26 August 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — County commissioners adopted the 2015-16 fiscal year budget Aug. 25 with increases in employee pay as well as additional amenities and staff positions for various departments, officials say. And it all came with a tax rate decrease. (more…)

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Faith Academy football

Faith Academy opens season against defensive St. Andrew’s

26 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is using last season’s 2-8 record as a motivator as the Flames open the season at Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28. Until last season, Faith had won 22 consecutive regular-season games. (more…)

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Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

26 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

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Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

25 August 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HIGHLAND LAKES — Dry brush, low humidity and human error have fueled a string of brush fires at the peak of the fire season in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. Fortunately, agencies report no significant damage to property and no loss of life as a result of the […]

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

25 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet at Glen Rose, Marble Falls at Bastrop

25 August 2015

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team kept U.S. 281 moving during the weekend. The Lady Dawgs played in the Glen Rose Tournament on Aug. 20 and 21, finishing seventh out of 26 teams. In between that, they traveled to Bandera on Aug. 21, winning in four sets. “The Lady Dawgs showed exactly what […]

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Llano High School junior Dane Black turns to begin his run.

CROSS COUNTRY: Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano compete at Burnet Relay

25 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Area high school cross-country teams competed at the Burnet Relay meet Aug. 22. Organizers divided the divisions into Classes 5A and 6A and private schools through Class 4A. (more…)

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Burnet standoff results in aggravated kidnapping charge

24 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities took a Burnet man into custody Aug. 22 after a day-long standoff at a residence where investigators say the suspect held his estranged girlfriend against her will, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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