MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Citing great fiscal management during previous years, Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent Chris Allen said the board of trustees adopted a 2015-16 tax rate that is the same as the previous one. And the one before that and the one before that. And, yes, the one before that. […]

Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Fire crews on Aug. 29 contained an approximate 9,300-acre brush fire, which led to evacuations and a large-scale containment effort in a remote area of Mason County. “We were able to prevent the loss of any houses. We did lose some hunting cabins, some deer blinds,” Mason County Judge Jerry […]

Burnet opens season on new turf with 30-15 win over Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The 101st meeting between the Burnet and Marble Falls high school football teams will be fondly remembered by the Bulldogs as they won the first game on their new turf, a 30-15 victory over their Burnet County rival Aug. 28. (more…)

Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The curtain is falling again for an historic theater on Main Street, but its owners hope to find a group of investors to purchase the building or operate the venue for its third act. The Uptown on Main, 218 Main St., recently closed after a nearly two-year […]

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…)

Authorities raid restaurant on RR 2147, seize drugs and cash

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 […]

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 […]

MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

01 September 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Citing great fiscal management during previous years, Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent Chris Allen said the board of trustees adopted a 2015-16 tax rate that is the same as the previous one. And the one before that and the one before that. And, yes, the one before that. […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet wins; MFalls, Llano at tournaments

01 September 2015

WACO — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Waco University 25-15, 25-10, 23-25, 25-18 on Aug. 28. ON OFFENSE: Kills — Kasey Taylor 13, Marissa Escamilla 11, Madison Hall 10, Jill Rosow 4, Kaygen Floyd 3, Kylah Arnold 2; assists – Sami Hogan 22, Taylor 15, Arnold 1; aces – Taylor 5, Samantha Edwards […]

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Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

31 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Fire crews on Aug. 29 contained an approximate 9,300-acre brush fire, which led to evacuations and a large-scale containment effort in a remote area of Mason County. “We were able to prevent the loss of any houses. We did lose some hunting cabins, some deer blinds,” Mason County Judge Jerry […]

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PEC chief to discuss Bertram office’s future at town hall

31 August 2015

BERTRAM — Pedernales Electric Cooperative CEO John D. Hewa will be on hand Sept. 3 for a town hall meeting regarding the future of the Bertram PEC office. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. at Bertram City Hall, 110 E. Vaughan. (more…)

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Burnet senior linebacker Mason Campbell hits Marble Falls junior running back Dalton Mayberry during the Bulldogs’ victory against the Mustangs 30-15 on Aug. 28.

Burnet opens season on new turf with 30-15 win over Marble Falls

28 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The 101st meeting between the Burnet and Marble Falls high school football teams will be fondly remembered by the Bulldogs as they won the first game on their new turf, a 30-15 victory over their Burnet County rival Aug. 28. (more…)

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Faith Academy senior running back Jonathan Reyes rounds the corner and decides how best to avoid the Austin St. Andrew’s tackler during the Flames' loss 49-0 on Aug. 28. Photo by Paloma Ortiz

Faith Academy loses 49-0 to Austin St. Andrew’s

28 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 49-0 to Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28 to begin the 2015 season. Head coach Randy Denton said the Flames (0-1) faced numerous obstacles on both sides of the ball: (more…)

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Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

28 August 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The curtain is falling again for an historic theater on Main Street, but its owners hope to find a group of investors to purchase the building or operate the venue for its third act. The Uptown on Main, 218 Main St., recently closed after a nearly two-year […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 23-27, 2015

28 August 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 23-27, 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 Aug. 18-24, 2015

28 August 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 18-24, 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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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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Burnet Preston Reeves

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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