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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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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 5-10, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 5-10, 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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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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Burnet County Jail bookings for June 28-July 4, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 28-July 4, 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 June 27-July 3, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 27-July 3, 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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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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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of June 21-27, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 21-27, 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 June 20-26, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 20-26, 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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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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Authorities investigate ‘domestic disturbance’ shooting in Tow

STAFF REPORTS TOW — A woman’s condition is improving after she suffered a gunshot wound June 13 during a “domestic disturbance” involving her husband. (more…)

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Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

Suspects face child abuse charges in separate cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A Kingsland man faces a child abuse charge after Kingsland School officials sent an elementary-aged student to the emergency room with a head injury, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

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The Llano Police Department says 29-year-old Robert Sutton (left) of Llano was shot and killed during the attempted burglary of Stonewall’s Pizza, Wings & Things in Llano. A second suspect, Jonathan Tuma, 19, of Tow, was arrested and charged with burglary. Courtesy photos

Police: Llano man shot and killed in attempted burglary of pizza eatery

UPDATE: Authorities arrested another suspect, 25-year-old Ashton Hutchison, on May 29 and charged him with burglary of a habitation in connection with the incident. He was taken into custody in Cherokee by the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office and the Llano Police Department.  FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Investigators are sifting through clues after one […]

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Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1936 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of May 17-23, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of May 17-23, 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 May 16-22, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of May 16-22, 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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Blanco woman receives 30 years in 2016 death of toddler

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom May 17 for her role in the 2016 death of her daughter. The judged sentenced Jamie Petronella to 30 years in prison for her guilty plea to injury to a child for failing to seek medical attention for […]

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