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…)

Throw out records and stats when Marble Falls and Burnet meet

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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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…)

Faith Academy opens season against defensive St. Andrew’s

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is using last season’s 2-8 record as a motivator as the Flames open the season at Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28. Until last season, Faith had won 22 consecutive regular-season games. (more…)

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

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 […]

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 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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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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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls

27 August 2015

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Ingram Tom Moore 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 on Aug. 25 in a non-district match. ON OFFENSE: Kills – Kasey Taylor 9, Madison Hall 7, Marissa Escamilla 5, Jill Rosow 4, Kaygen Floyd 3; assists – Sami Hogan 15, Taylor 7; aces – Rosow  5, Escamilla 2, Taylor  […]

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Burnet County lowers tax rate and boosts staff salaries

26 August 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — County commissioners adopted the 2015-16 fiscal year budget Aug. 25 with increases in employee pay as well as additional amenities and staff positions for various departments, officials say. And it all came with a tax rate decrease. (more…)

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Faith Academy football

Faith Academy opens season against defensive St. Andrew’s

26 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is using last season’s 2-8 record as a motivator as the Flames open the season at Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28. Until last season, Faith had won 22 consecutive regular-season games. (more…)

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Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

26 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

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