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Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — The Marble Falls Mustangs lost to Kerrville Tivy 38-0 in a District 26-5A contest Oct. 20. The Antlers (5-2 overall, 3-1 district) led 17-0 at the half. (more…)

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Burnet strikes first, but then it’s all Gatesville in 47-7 win over Bulldogs

Burnet strikes first, but then it’s all Gatesville in 47-7 win over Bulldogs

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON GATESVILLE — The Burnet Bulldogs defense made an important stand late in the first half to force the Gatesville Hornets to settle for a field goal, and the two teams went into the half with the Hornets leading 17-7. (more…)

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Humid and rainy over the weekend, fall-like and sunny come Monday

Humid and rainy over the weekend, fall-like and sunny come Monday

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a few cool, dry days in the Highland Lakes, higher temperatures and humidity are returning along with possible rain chances over the weekend. (more…)

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Early voting starts Oct. 23; state amendments, local items on ballot

Early voting starts Oct. 23; state amendments, local items on ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While it definitely doesn’t have the glitz and glamor of presidential or gubernatorial elections, the upcoming Nov. 7 election has several items worth heading to the polls. Early voting for the election runs Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-Nov. 4. All Texans have a say in the proposed seven state constitutional amendments on […]

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State amendments offer tax breaks to those who ‘sacrificed for others,’ spouses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In the face of concerns about tax contributions, a veterans advocate has defended two proposed state constitutional amendments aimed at providing tax breaks for veterans, fallen emergency workers, and their spouses. (more…)

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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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Short stretch of Phillips Ranch Road to get biggest portion of funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The shortest segment of road on the proposed $3 million bond “reconfirm” vote in Granite Shoals will get the biggest dose of funding, but officials say they have a good reason for the expenditure: patchwork. (more…)

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Bluebonnet Trails Community Service executive director Andrea Richardson (left) says retired Burnet County Judge Martin McLean has been an instrumental leader in establishing the program as well as advocating for it over the years as a board member. McLean recently stepped down from the Bluebonnet Trails Community Service board but believes it’s in good hands. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

For two decades, Bluebonnet Trails has provided mental health care services close to home

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Martin McLean admitted that his initial reluctance 20 years ago to opening community centers for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services missed the mark. But as he steps down from the organization’s board that he helped bring to fruition, McLean sees the community locations as a major part of Bluebonnet Trails’s […]

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Seton Care-A-Van offering free flu shots for children at two locations

Seton Care-A-Van offering free flu shots for children at two locations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The death of a child prompted Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes, to approach Care-A-Van workers about offering free flu shots to youths. (more…)

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Four people survived, but two pets died in a Horseshoe Bay mobile home fire Oct. 17 on Stag Road in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Woman recovers from burns, two dogs perish in Horseshoe Bay fire

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY— Investigators have released more details regarding a manufactured home fire in which four people suffered injuries and two pets died in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. (more…)

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Burnet officials released a conceptual design of the proposed police department to be located north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281. Courtesy rendering

Burnet police station plans take shape with release of design

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet city officials on Oct. 17 released a conceptual design of the future police station to be located on land north of the fire hall on U.S 281 south. Burnet City Council approved building on the city-owned parcel of land after narrowing the search from a list of 15 […]

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Fall Resource Fair brings together organizations that help low-income residents

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties wants people to be able to find government help when they need it. The nonprofit organization, which offers social services such as Meals on Wheels and economic opportunity programs, is hosting a Fall Resource Fair. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls assistant coach Jared Garza works with the quarterbacks during a recent practice. The Flames have canceled their Oct. 20 game against Waco Reicher due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy cancels football game due to shortage of players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With only 10 players available to play against Waco Reicher on Friday, Oct. 20, Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the decision to cancel the football game against the Cougars. Head coach Pete Rhoades announced the decision Oct. 16. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Even a little more than 30 years ago, dialing 911 in the Highland Lakes wasn’t going to get you emergency services, even though school children were learning to do just that in class. Only two Texas cities at that time had true 911 services: Houston and Lubbock. (more…)

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Pickleball is fast becoming a popular sport. Pictured are enthusiasts Patrick O’Malley and Rebecca Kashdan on Oct. 16 at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Pickleball courts coming to Horseshoe Bay’s Martin Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — A foundation grant has laid the groundwork for Horseshoe Bay officials to install two pickleball courts at Martin Park. Pickleball is played on a court with a net and paddles, combining aspects of ping pong, tennis, and badminton. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

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Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — For the Burnet Bulldogs, Friday the 13th’s chills didn’t include Jason Voorhees but a big dose of Cayden Johnson, Erik Hart, and Brayden Mathis, and a dash of Tyrick James. (more…)

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Boerne Champion dominates Marble Falls from opening kickoff

Boerne Champion dominates Marble Falls from opening kickoff

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BOERNE — The game’s opening play defined the outcome for the Marble Falls High School football team against Boerne Champion on Oct. 13. (more…)

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School bus driver removes child who flashed unloaded BB gun

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — School officials are reminding parents to keep tabs on their children’s backpacks following an incident where an elementary student brought an unloaded BB gun onto the school bus in his backpack. Around 4 p.m. Oct. 10, witnesses on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus noticed the child with the […]

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The Granite Shoals Police Department purchased new firearms for each officer after receiving a grant from the Burnet County Friends of NRA. Courtesy Photo

Granite Shoals officers upgrade firearms, get training

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department upgraded the firearms for each one of its officers to help put the lawmen at an advantage in critical, life-and-death situations, officials said. GSPD officers recently completed training with nine Glock 9mm handguns, purchased with a grant from the Burnet County Friends of […]

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Fall temperatures coming after warm weekend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the calendar says it’s fall, the temperatures haven’t quite reflected the season, but that’s about to change. (more…)

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Burnet County Pct. 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter not filing for re-election

Burnet County Pct. 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter not filing for re-election

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — As many as three candidates have announced they plan to seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 county commissioner seat as the current commissioner, Russell Graeter, announced he will not seek re-election. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School introduces newest Sandy Hook Promise program: ‘Say Something’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Last year, Burnet Middle School students started with “hello.” This year, they want everyone — their peers, staff members, parents, and residents — to say something. (more…)

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Thanks to $100,000 in donations and city funding, Live Oak Park in Burnet will get a new pavilion, a refurbished basketball court, lighting, and other improvements. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Live Oak Park gets funding for improvements

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet and the Lower Colorado River Authority partnered with the city of Burnet for funding to upgrade a family-friendly park in the southeast part of the community. (more…)

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Spike in stomach illnesses prompts word of caution from health official

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From bad food preparation skills to poor hygiene, Highland Lakes residents might be making themselves sicker than usual this season. “We have been seeing a lot more gastro-intestinal illnesses,” said Burnet County Health Authority Dr. Juliette Madrigal Dersch. “It looks like it’s mostly viral.” (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Mayors take stand against Burnet County rock crusher permit

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — The mayors of Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls have jumped into the fray against plans for a rock crushing facility just off the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County. (more…)

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