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Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As two new faces and an incumbent are set to be sworn in on the Marble Falls City Council, officials have started taking applications for a fourth spot for which no one filed. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School interim principal on April 26 inadvertently released the private information of about 50 senior students in an email to all seniors. School officials say the privacy issue has been fixed. File photo

Marble Falls student IDs, passwords ‘inadvertently’ released in email

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials said they restored student privacy immediately after dozens of passwords and student identification numbers were “inadvertently” released by a high school administrator. (more…)

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Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While Alan and Inda Williams have already made quite an impact on the city of Marble Falls by opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant, they’re aiming to have an even bigger one on the future of the community’s schoolchildren. (more…)

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Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals will officially unveil its newest addition to Quarry Park: a wildlife viewing station A ribbon cutting for the station is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the facility off the Manzano Hike, Bike, and Run Trail. When driving toward city hall, 2221 N. […]

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Rising junior quarterback Andrew Stripling (center), who started for the Marble Falls High School football team in 2016, returns to the field with the rest of the Mustangs for spring practices Wednesday, April 26. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls football begins spring practices with 11 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team begins spring practices April 26 with one advantage it hasn’t had in about four years: a returning starter at quarterback. (more…)

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RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash involving a recreational vehicle that overturned on April 24 at the railroad tracks on U.S. 281 north of the city limits. (more…)

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Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

Early voting starts April 24 in city and school district races

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While presidential and gubernatorial elections garner a lot of attention, it’s often the local city councils and school boards that have a direct impact on residents’ lives, making the May elections an important part of the civic landscape. (more…)

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Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man faces charges of child sexual assault and abuse

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Child Protective Services alerted authorities about an accusation made by a youth under the age of 14, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

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Lampasas police launch murder-suicide probe in death of two women

Lampasas police launch murder-suicide probe in death of two women

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LAMPASAS — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving two women who died from gunshot wounds after one announced she wanted to end their relationship, according to a report by the Lampasas Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department Officer Kuso (left), a 2-year old German shepherd, and Officer Mark Edwards, Kuso’s handler and partner. Courtesy photo

Officer Kuso reports for duty at Burnet Police Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new officer who specializes in finding lost children and seniors as well as sniffing out drugs, has joined the Burnet Police Department. Officer Kuso, a 2-year-old German shepherd, became a Burnet police officer in early April. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Jodi Jack and her neighbors had a few reservations about the prospect of a third hotel in La Ventana until the private developer struck a deal with not only the city of Marble Falls but the property owners’ association as well. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B will be 'state-of-the-art' with expanded, new departments

Marble Falls H-E-B will be ‘state-of-the-art’ with expanded, new departments

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls H-E-B store manager David Crail took the stage April 7 at the official groundbreaking of a new store, he said he was relieved to finally be able to reveal his big secret. (more…)

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Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach Jerry English speaks with his players during a game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy dismisses Hall of Fame coach Jerry English

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Since 2004, Jerry English has led the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team to eight appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state tournament and one state championship in 2014. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are continuing discussions about the potential relocation of a boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls to help clear the way for hotel/conference center development and pedestrian-centered projects at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Cameras set up to gauge usage of Marble Falls boat ramps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed boat ramp relocation project has prompted Marble Falls city staff to install cameras at two municipal parks and a lakeside city property to assess use by residents and visitors, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls Bealls grand opening

Spacious new Marble Falls Bealls opens April 6 to appreciative shoppers

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Nancy Herrington moved easily through the clothing racks at the new Bealls department store, something that would have been harder to do at the old location across RR 1431 in Marble Falls. “Oh, this is so nice,” she said. “So much more room and space.” (more…)

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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. has restarted renovations to the Badger Building in an effort to coax a tenant and help spur economic growth in the downtown area. File photo

Burnet EDC moves forward with proposed Badger Building renovation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials have relaunched renovation plans for the historic downtown Badger Building aimed at making the space more attractive for a commercial venture. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (more…)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a new office, 1405A Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for April 11. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New driver’s license office opens in Marble Falls with online queuing

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A consolidated driver’s license office has opened with an additional online feature aimed at minimizing wait times for Burnet County residents, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School performers Madisyn Caraway (left), Christine Ashbaugh, Rachel Coursey, Gigi Goff, Katie Mintz, and Emily Gunlock received a special award for combining to play the lead role in “Alice!” in San Antonio last Saturday. The one-act play fished first in the area and now moves on to the regional competition. Photo by Raymond V. Whelan 

Marble Falls theater students move on to regionals with one-act play

RAYMOND V. WHELAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SAN ANTONIO — “Callooh! Callay!” as Lewis Carroll penned in his acclaimed novel, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.” (more…)

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DANNY CUDE

Burnet police add child rape charge in sexual assault case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Authorities have filed additional charges March 30 against a man accused of sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will as her two small children watched, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Flames shoot from a Horseshoe Bay house after a fire broke out in the structure at about 5 p.m. March 30. Workers nearby reported the fire. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, assisted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Granite Shoals Fire Department, battled the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes. The house was unoccupied at the time. The cause is still under investigation. Courtesy photos

Unoccupied Horseshoe Bay home ‘heavily damaged’ by blaze

FROM STAFF REPORT HORSESHOE BAY —  Fire heavily damaged an unoccupied home in the 200 block of Wennmohs Place in Horseshoe Bay on March 30, but fire crews were able to protect neighboring homes as they extinguished the blaze. (more…)

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Granite Shoals deer management program OK'd for second year

Granite Shoals deer management program OK’d for second year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — City leaders is continuing a wildlife management pilot program that has caught the attention of municipalities across the state. During its regular March 28 meeting, the Granite Shoals City Council approved a second year of the program that uses a small number of qualified bowhunters to kill […]

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High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER LLANO — High winds and heavy rain whipped through parts of the Highland Lakes and Llano on March 28, causing several thousands of dollars in damage along with temporary power outages. Officials warn more severe weather could be on the way. (more…)

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