DailyTrib.com reporter gets her big day at Big 12 Media Days

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — You know those movie scenes of press conferences where reporters are pushing each other, sidestepping equipment and yelling out questions to a single person? And as you watch, you feel sorry for the one who has to answer those questions? Last week was just like that at the […]

Time to purchase season tickets for high school football

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A change in how Burnet High School season football tickets are designed means more of a pro look and a savings in printing costs. Having a private company print the tickets saved the athletic department about $2,500, athletic secretary Sandra Garrett said. (more…)

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. […]

Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

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. […]

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…)

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Faith Academy’s Russ Roberts new AD at First Baptist Christian School

28 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Russ Roberts has been named the new athletic director at First Baptist Christian School. Roberts announced his hire July 23. (more…)

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A new home in the 700 block of Pierce Street in Burnet is among about a dozen lots purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp. for the My Town initiative, which works with the private housing industry to create more middle-income housing in the community. Courtesy photo

Burnet EDC cultivating middle-income housing initiative

28 July 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Since Ryan Smith moved into a new house in the 700 block of Pierce Street in June, he has taken his time with the finishing touches. “Now I’m just working on getting everything set up,” he said. “Getting everything ready to turn it from a place to live into […]

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Toddler killed, 10-year-old hurt in Hoover’s Valley rollover

28 July 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — A 2-year-old boy has died and a 10-year-old child is in serious condition after a pickup truck rollover on a rural road in Burnet County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. The rollover was reported at 2:43 p.m. July 26 on CR 116 in Hoover’s Valley. […]

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DailyTrib.com reporter gets her big day at Big 12 Media Days

DailyTrib.com reporter gets her big day at Big 12 Media Days

28 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — You know those movie scenes of press conferences where reporters are pushing each other, sidestepping equipment and yelling out questions to a single person? And as you watch, you feel sorry for the one who has to answer those questions? Last week was just like that at the […]

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Time to purchase season tickets for high school football

Time to purchase season tickets for high school football

28 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A change in how Burnet High School season football tickets are designed means more of a pro look and a savings in printing costs. Having a private company print the tickets saved the athletic department about $2,500, athletic secretary Sandra Garrett said. (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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Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

Landmark ex-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 Thrift 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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