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Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)



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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 9-15

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 9-15

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 9-15, 2017 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. 8-14

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 8-14

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 8-14, 2017, 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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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 2-8

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 2-8

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 2-8, 2017 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. 1-7

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 1-7, 2017, 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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Keith Maynard and Johnny Loehr face drug charges in a July 25 arrest at a Burnet County home.

Two men face drug charges after authorities find meth, firearms in Burnet County home

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1500 block of Buchanan Drive in Burnet County on July 25 and recovered drugs and firearms. The search also resulted in two people facing drug charges. (more…)



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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 26-Aug. 1, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 26-Aug. 1, 2017 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 […]



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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of July 25-31, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of July 25-31, 2017, 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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Jimmy Richard Lerma (left) was arrested July 30 on a charge of driving while intoxicated after Marble Falls police say he struck and killed Jerrod Bradford Young on U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

Police: Man arrested on DWI charge after US 281 pedestrian death

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The accused is identified as Jimmy “Richard” Lerma as Burnet County Jail officials have confirmed that he has used the alias Richard in the past.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Authorities arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving after he struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking […]



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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 19-25, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 19-25, 2017 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 17-24, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of July 17-24, 2017, 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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The Bertram Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding suspects accused of passing a $100 bill at a Bertram convenience store, located in the 500 block of Texas 29. Courtesy photo

Police: Woman buys cigars with counterfeit cash in Bertram

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities are sifting through surveillance video to identify a woman accused of purchasing cigars with counterfeit cash at a convenience store on Texas 29, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)



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PEC warns customers of survey scam, offers protection tips

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Officials with Pedernales Electric Cooperative are warning members of a “power survey” scam and offering ways to report suspicious activity. On July 17, the cooperative reported that unidentified individuals were approaching customers and claiming to be conducting energy surveys on behalf of the utility. (more…)



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Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)



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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 11-18, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 11-18, 2017 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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Phillip Austin Morris, 37, of Burnet.

Officers catch Burnet drug suspect fleeing from courtroom hearing

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Following a pursuit on foot, authorities captured a drug suspect July 14 when he attempted to flee in the midst of courtroom proceedings at the Burnet County Courthouse annex, according to a report. (more…)



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Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A state district judge on July 14 denied a request for early release from probation by a man who pleaded guilty in a Lake Buchanan hit-and-run boating incident that left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured.  (more…)



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Burnet Chamber warns people about potential phone scam asking for personal info

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Chamber of Commerce is cautioning people and businesses about a potential phone scam by someone who claims to represent a chamber of commerce. (more…)



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DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The Texas Department of Public Safety on July 10 reconstructed the scene of a pedestrian death that happened after a Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lakeside Park. (more…)



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Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities made an emergency purchase of a new police vehicle July 6 after back-to-back crashes in which motorists slammed into the agency’s patrol units, one of which resulted in a drunken driving arrest, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)



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Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls

Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a driver leaving the scene after colliding with a pedestrian after a Fourth of July celebration adjacent to Lakeside Park. (more…)



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Thomas Pfeifer Jr., 33, of Cottonwood Shores is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with a July 4 incident in Marble Falls. Photo from Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

Pedestrian hit by truck and killed July 4 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 60-year-old Spring Branch woman died after a pickup truck struck her at about 10:50 p.m. July 4 in Marble Falls. (more…)



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Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

Pilot pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison in Llano airport pot bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A 64-year-old Austin man who landed his marijuana-ladened plane at the Llano Municipal Airport in March faces up to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to federal drug charges June 28. (more…)



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Investigators are looking for as many as three suspects in a credit card skimming case at a Johnson City bank. Call (830) 868-3189. with tips. Courtesy photos

Police: Several ID theft victims in Johnson City credit card skimmer case

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Authorities are investigating a string of identification theft reports as they continue to look for the suspects caught on surveillance installing and removing “skimming” devices from a Johnson City bank ATM machine. (more…)



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Michele Lee Weems, 35, of Burnet was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hitting a man with her vehicle in June 2016 while she was intoxicated.

Burnet woman gets 10 years in prison for intoxication assault in 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a Burnet woman to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking a man with her vehicle while he was walking down Texas 29, according to court documents. (more…)



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Jackie Lee Lett

Granite Shoals man accused of sexually abusing teen girl

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces several charges related to allegations he molested a teenage girl over a four-month period, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)



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