Appraisal district to launch online bidding for tax-delinquent Burnet County properties

CONNIE SWINNEY •  STAFF WRITER BURNET — Property buyers will soon have the option of participating in an online bidding war for tax-delinquent properties now that Burnet County officials approved policies that would move the process from the courthouse steps to a bidder’s desktop. (more…)

Marble Falls parks master plan sent to city council for vote

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — During a special meeting of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 20, commissioners approved recommending to the city council that it adopt the comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. (more…)

Scrap truck rolls over in Marble Falls store parking lot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A truck driver en route to a recycling center is being treated for injuries Feb. 23 after the truck tractor-trailer he was driving rolled over in a convenience store parking lot at the intersection of Avenue Q and RR 1431. (more…)

Marble Falls police to use integrated body camera/mobile system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department will purchase a state-of-the-art, integrated body and vehicle camera system to enhance evidence collection and keep officers “honest” on the scene. (more…)

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently indicted a suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano County, documents revealed. (more…)

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  In an effort to launch a large-scale housing project, private developers will fund water and wastewater extensions to the planned Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

Lady Mustangs fall to Flour Bluff as dream season ends

24 February 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball season’s magical season ended in a 46-28 loss to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Feb. 24 in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal. (more…)

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Burnet County property bidders soon will be able to go online to purchase tax-delinquent property rather than travel to the Burnet County Courthouse in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Appraisal district to launch online bidding for tax-delinquent Burnet County properties

24 February 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY •  STAFF WRITER BURNET — Property buyers will soon have the option of participating in an online bidding war for tax-delinquent properties now that Burnet County officials approved policies that would move the process from the courthouse steps to a bidder’s desktop. (more…)

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One recommendation in the Marble Falls parks system master plan was renaming all the downtown parks, including Lakeside and Falls Creek, as Johnson Park. File photo

Marble Falls parks master plan sent to city council for vote

24 February 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — During a special meeting of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 20, commissioners approved recommending to the city council that it adopt the comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. (more…)

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A truck driver was injured Feb. 23 after the vehicle he was driving toppled onto its side at a convenience store in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Scrap truck rolls over in Marble Falls store parking lot

23 February 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A truck driver en route to a recycling center is being treated for injuries Feb. 23 after the truck tractor-trailer he was driving rolled over in a convenience store parking lot at the intersection of Avenue Q and RR 1431. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Police Department will become the first agency in Burnet County to utilize a combination body/vehicle camera system for patrol officers. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls police to use integrated body camera/mobile system

23 February 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department will purchase a state-of-the-art, integrated body and vehicle camera system to enhance evidence collection and keep officers “honest” on the scene. (more…)

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The Berkman family poses with the same banner the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team was presented after the Lady Mustangs’ win over Port Lavaca Calhoun. Courtesy photo

Berkman family covering a lot of court with Marble Falls, Faith in playoffs

23 February 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Sometime today, Larry and Tammy Berkman will climb into one of their family vehicles and make a trek that, when it’s all finished, will cover 421 miles in 6 hours and 49 minutes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior guard Molly Myrick (10) forces Port Lavaca Calhoun senior guard Genesis Villarreal to the middle of the lane, where Marble Falls senior small forward Aspen Woerner (33), junior power forward Aubree Adams, and junior center Mya McMillian force a bad shot. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs win close one on way to regional tournament

22 February 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — In a game during which every possession mattered, it was the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s defense that caused so much grief for Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Class 5A regional quarterfinals contest Feb. 21. (more…)

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The Horseshoe Bay municipal complex will close from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 while the city's police department conducts an active shooter drill on the grounds to enhance response and training for staff and emergency personnel. File photo

Active shooter drill to test Horseshoe Bay city employees

22 February 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Officials will close the Horseshoe Bay municipal complex for two hours Feb. 23 to conduct a drill to help first responders and Horseshoe Bay city staff arm themselves with training on what to do in an active shooter situation. (more…)

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