Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)

Sign of support: Burnet community can back first responders with banner program

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — As John Will and other Burnet Association of Merchants members saw the tragedies involving law enforcement unfold across the country, they were reminded of the men and women in blue within their community. (more…)

New Viking David Morgan battling for spot in Minnesota

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan is enjoying a few weeks of rest before he re-enters the Viking battle. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate will return to Minnesota at the end of July for the start of Vikings training camp as he fights for a spot on the NFL team’s […]

Pedestrian killed in early morning Marble Falls accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 54-year-old man walking to work died July 19 after two vehicles struck him in the 3100 block of U.S. 281 North. (more…)

Statue of longest-serving Texas sheriff moved to old Burnet County Jail

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In honor of his legacy in Burnet County and in preparation of a renovation project, officials have moved a statue of the longest-serving Texas sheriff, Wallace Riddell, to the grounds of the old jail on the courthouse square. (more…)

Granite Shoals bans feeding deer within city limits; fines start Sept. 12

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents are no longer allowed to feed deer after the city council adopted an ordinance prohibiting such activity during its meeting July 12. (more…)

New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — They warned us it was coming, and now it’s here. The lower speed limits on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls are now in effect. (more…)

Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A judge sentenced a 40-year-old Burnet County woman to 35 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her mother in April 2015. (more…)

Burnet County boosts law enforcement and lowers tax rate

29 July 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A spike in property values has prompted Burnet County Commissioners to consider a lower tax rate as well as hire more deputies and “unfreeze” positions at the county jail, officials say. (more…)

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Kingsland man dies in three-car crash on U.S. 281 north of Blanco

29 July 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Investigators are trying to determine why a Kingsland motorist crossed over into oncoming traffic July 27, resulting in his death after a three-car collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 22-28, 2016

29 July 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 22-28, 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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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of July 19-25, 2016

29 July 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of July 19-25, 2016, 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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Marble Falls police nab suspect after he brags about stealing truck

27 July 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A tipster helped Marble Falls police nab a suspect after the man bragged about stealing a vehicle with the keys inside from a driveway of a residence, authorities say. (more…)

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Kathryn Louise Preston, 48, was found guilty July 25 of murdering 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Courtesy photos

Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

27 July 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)

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