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Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An 18-year-old Granite Shoals man died Oct. 19 in a crash while being pursued by police, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 10-16

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 10-16

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Oct. 10-16, 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 Oct. 11-17

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 11-17

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Oct. 11-17, 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 period of Oct. 3-9, 2017

Llano County Jail bookings for period of Oct. 3-9, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Oct. 3-9, 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 period of Oct. 4-10, 2017

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Oct. 4-10, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Oct. 4-10, 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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Forgotten backpack or potential threat?

Las Vegas massacre prompts call for Texans to report suspicious activity

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN – In light of the Las Vega attack, law enforcement in the Lone Star State want Texans to pay closer attention to and report suspicious and potentially dangerous activity. (more…)

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Llano County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Llano County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 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 […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 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 Sept. 19-25, 2017

Llano County Jail bookings for Sept. 19-25, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Sept. 19-25, 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 Sept. 20-26, 2017

Burnet County Jail bookings for Sept. 20-26, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Sept. 20-26, 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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Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judge on Sept. 22 sentenced a 65-year-old pilot who landed at the Llano Municipal Airport with 206 pounds of hydroponic marijuana to 37 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. (more…)

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Thomas Pfeifer Jr.

Marble Falls man indicted in July 4 crosswalk death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury indicted a man on three felony charges related to a July 4 road incident in Marble Falls that killed a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer. (more…)

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Kirk Edmund Hagen

Ex-Burnet car dealership GM to pay restitution to local 4-H in show calf cash plea deal

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former car dealership general manager has agreed to pay restitution to the Burnet County 4-H program in a plea deal related to charges he used dealership money to purchase a show calf, according to court documents. (more…)

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UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID'd

UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID’d

UPDATE: The man driving the reported stolen vehicle, who was killed in the Sept. 5 collision on RR 1431 in Marble Falls, has been identified as Alonso Castaneda Vasquez Jr., 39, of Colorado City. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators believe the victim of a fatal collision on RR 1431 within the city […]

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Buyers beware when purchasing cars off social media sites

STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN – More than a dozen car purchase scams stemming from transactions on social media sites has prompted the Texas Department of Public Safety to ask “buyers to beware” or lose money and potentially be tied the purchase of a stolen vehicle. (more…)

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Burnet police suspect rash of car burglaries tied to drug trade

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Police fear a string of recent vehicle burglaries could be fueling the drug trade in the Highland Lakes and are sending a warning to residents about securing valuables. There were two reported incidents Aug. 22 in the 1000 block of east Johnson Street in Burnet. In one, thieves stole […]

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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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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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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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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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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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