Oakley not happy with PEC punishment, calls it political move

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Though two directors wanted James Oakley removed from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board over a controversial Facebook post made Nov. 21, 2016, the board went with a recommendation from a PEC complaint committee to strip him of his vice president seat and issue him a warning. (more…)

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (more…)

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department break-in results in significant losses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who broke into a volunteer fire department, destroyed equipment, and burglarized the building, causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage. (more…)

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Burnet police officer is fighting to recover from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 10 on U.S. 281, officials say. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the junction of 281 and FM 1855 (Fairland Road) in Marble Falls. (more…)

Proposed south Marble Falls annex could be used for business, apartments

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — What was once primarily pasture land on a well-known family-owned property could be transformed into a business and multi-family housing development following the pending annexation of a 75-acre tract on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls. (more…)

Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new playscape at Johnson Park will be unique to the city of Marble Falls. That’s the word from Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss. (more…)

Horseshoe Bay remembers Texas Ranger who helped save girl’s life

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Three decades ago, Texas Rangers Stanley Keith Guffey and John Aycock volunteered to hide in the back of a Lincoln Town Car provided by law enforcement to a kidnapper who had already killed a woman. (more…)

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors voted Jan. 17 to remove director James Oakley's vice president status and issue him a warning over a November Facebook post that some perceived as racist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Oakley not happy with PEC punishment, calls it political move

17 January 2017

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Though two directors wanted James Oakley removed from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board over a controversial Facebook post made Nov. 21, 2016, the board went with a recommendation from a PEC complaint committee to strip him of his vice president seat and issue him a warning. (more…)

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Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

17 January 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (more…)

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Thieves destroyed property and stole items Jan. 13 at the Buchanan Dam Volunteer Fire Department. Courtesy photo

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department break-in results in significant losses

16 January 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who broke into a volunteer fire department, destroyed equipment, and burglarized the building, causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage. (more…)

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Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

16 January 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

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Report: Post-wielding man attacks postal worker

13 January 2017

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — Authorities have arrested a Spring Branch man accused of attacking two people, including a postal worker, and threatening Blanco County deputies after the incident, according to a sheriff’s investigator. (more…)

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New Marble Falls CARTS center opens up transportation opportunities

New Marble Falls CARTS center opens up transportation opportunities

13 January 2017

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Since joining the Capital Area Rural Transit System board 24 years ago, Blanco County commissioner Paul Granberg has witnessed the need for the program grow, which made Jan. 13 even more relevant. (more…)

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A Pedernales Electric Cooperative complaint committee released its recommendation for Director James Oakley in regard to a Facebook post he made in November 2016 that some people perceived as racist. The committee voted 2-1 to recommend taking Oakley’s board vice president role from him and issuing him a warning. The full PEC board will take up the matter during its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at the headquarters, 201 Ave. F South in Johnson City. File photo

PEC committee recommends warning, ending Oakley’s VP role over Facebook post

12 January 2017

DANIEL EDITOR • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — After completing its investigation into Director James Oakley, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s three-director complaint committee recommended the full board strip him of his vice president position and issue him a warning for a November social media post he wrote that some people took as being racist. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Priem (back row, center) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Team Japan in International Bowl VIII on Jan. 16-17 in Arlington. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach brings Marble Falls offense to Team Japan for International Bowl

12 January 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Ryan Priem is taking the Mustangs’ offensive scheme to an international level. He is spending Jan. 11-16 teaching Team Japan the Marble Falls spread offense after accepting a special appointment from USA Football as the international squad’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks […]

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