With purchase, Coldspring granite producer adding Marble Falls jobs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls area could see 40 more jobs heading its way after Coldspring purchased Coppell-based Stone Panels Inc. in November. (more…)

Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — A Horseshoe Bay man faces a charge he sexually assaulted an underaged female using the threat of violence and revealing to her parents that she attended a party with her friends, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

PEC holds emotional meeting over James Oakley’s ‘tree and rope’ comment

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — The world is now watching. Those were the words of Reneé Semien, a Pedernales Electric Cooperative employee, to the PEC board of directors Nov. 30 in response to what many believe was a racist comment posted by District 5 director and board vice president James Oakley on his personal […]

New ladder truck gives big push to Burnet Fire Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Game changer. That’s what Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram called the Quint 1 ladder truck during a so-called “push-in” ceremony at the fire station Nov. 30. The city purchased the truck in June for $1.1 million. (more…)

Arizona man claims self-defense after Llano County murder charge

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — An Arizona man faces a murder charge after he told a convenience store worker he shot his “friend,” who was found dead of multiple gunshots wounds in a pasture off a remote Llano County roadway, investigators say. (more…)

DPS driver’s license offices to consolidate in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite a time of growth in Burnet County, the Texas Department of Public Safety has opted to consolidate two driver’s license offices located in the north and south ends of the county into one facility in Marble Falls. (more…)

Faith coach Jerry English in the record books with 1200th win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One of coach Jerry English’s favorite terms is “rarefied air.” In fact, he used it so much during the Faith Academy girls basketball team’s 2007-08 season that former standout Kristen Jung asked him to define it during one of his chalk talks. “Air of the highest peaks,” […]

Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 40 years of coaching, Russ Roberts still believes most people are unaware what he and others in his profession really do. “Almost nobody understands what your job is,” he said. “There’s an unbelievable misunderstanding of what a coach is. He’s basically a developer of young people.” (more…)

The Coldspring facility in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

With purchase, Coldspring granite producer adding Marble Falls jobs

05 December 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls area could see 40 more jobs heading its way after Coldspring purchased Coppell-based Stone Panels Inc. in November. (more…)

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Rainy and colder weekend in the forecast

Rainy and colder weekend in the forecast

02 December 2016

MARBLE FALLS — Prepare for a rainy and colder weekend in the Highland Lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Friday, Dec. 2, through some of Monday, Dec. 5, with high temperatures dropping to the low 50s and lows in the mid-40s. (more…)

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Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

01 December 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — A Horseshoe Bay man faces a charge he sexually assaulted an underaged female using the threat of violence and revealing to her parents that she attended a party with her friends, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

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PEC holds emotional meeting over James Oakley's 'tree and rope' comment

PEC holds emotional meeting over James Oakley’s ‘tree and rope’ comment

01 December 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — The world is now watching. Those were the words of Reneé Semien, a Pedernales Electric Cooperative employee, to the PEC board of directors Nov. 30 in response to what many believe was a racist comment posted by District 5 director and board vice president James Oakley on his personal […]

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The Burnet Fire Department firefighters push Quint 1, the city’s ladder truck, into the firehouse bay at 2002 U.S. 281 in Burnet during a ceremony Nov. 30. The push-in ceremony was a first for the city. Attendees were from the city of Burnet, the Burnet Economic Development Corp., the Emergency Services District 1, and the Burnet Rotary Club. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New ladder truck gives big push to Burnet Fire Department

30 November 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Game changer. That’s what Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram called the Quint 1 ladder truck during a so-called “push-in” ceremony at the fire station Nov. 30. The city purchased the truck in June for $1.1 million. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 23-29, 2016

30 November 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 23-29, 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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