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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a landing mishap involving a small aircraft June 24 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Photo from cityofburnet.com

FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A police officer is recovering from injuries after a van collided with his patrol unit while he was inside during a traffic stop June 24 on Texas 29, Bertram Police Department officials said. (more…)

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Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two women died after a one-vehicle rollover on a rain-slicked U.S. 281 on June 24 just south of the Burnet city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have negotiated a deal with a waste disposal service to expand recycling container options and add more bulk pickup days for residential and commercial customers at the same and, in some cases, lower rates. (more…)

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Regina Lewis, 30, has been reported missing and was last seen June 19. The Marble Falls Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding her.

Missing Marble Falls woman found in Chicago

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls woman reported missing June 19 was found in Chicago, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County issues alert after several rabid wildlife reports

Burnet County issues alert after several rabid wildlife reports

STAFF REPORTER CONNIE SWINNEY TIMBER RIDGE —As Burnet County animal control officers investigate a third case of rabies infection since April, authorities have asked rural residents to take precautions and update their pets’ vaccinations. (more…)

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Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker demonstrates the proper way to perform a deadlift at the Burnet High School fieldhouse weight room for Grant Jones and Luke Hudgins (right) as his wife, Lacy Parker, a girls basketball and track coach, looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘Big Eddy’ back in Burnet; line coach and wife return to alma mater

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Even as he sat down to pour glasses of chocolate milk for Burnet student-athletes after a morning of strength-and-conditioning workouts, it’s hard to miss Eddy Parker. (more…)

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The Burnet County Historical Commission received the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for 2016. The award is based on a number of criteria, including volunteer hours. The local commission’s board and volunteers are involved in several historical projects, including assisting at Fort Croghan Museum during its fall Fort Croghan Day in October. This marks the seventh year in a row the Burnet County Historical Commission has earned the honor. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet County Historical Commission wins Distinguished Service Award

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Burnet County Historical Commission won it seven years in a row with its eyes firmly fixed on No. 8. “I think we’ll get it again next year,” commission chairwoman JoAnn Myers said. (more…)

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Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Travis County authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body ended up outside a Spicewood home June 21 and who might have had contact with him in the hours leading up to his death. (more…)

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Marble Falls street department crews will begin work on Seventh Street on June 26. The work will stretch from U.S. 281 to Avenue J and include resurfacing. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Seventh Street repairs to take about two months

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls street is getting a major upgrade, but it means drivers will face some inconvenience for a little more than two months. On June 26, city of Marble Falls street department crews will begin repairing Seventh Street from U.S. 281 to Avenue J. (more…)

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Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — After being released from the hospital June 20, all David Baltz can think about is how to keep busy while he recovers from leg surgery. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

  UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office reported that crews repaired the damaged AT&T fiber-optic line, which restored the office’s 9-1-1 dispatch services. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet-area residents have temporarily lost all AT&T-based phone services, including direct access to 9-1-1 for emergency services. Those living in the unincorporated […]

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Woody and Donna McCasland (left), who helped create the Children’s Healthcare Endowment, and Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, are all smiles at the end of the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party on June 16. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Grand finale of Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party raises $730,000

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Woody McCasland definitely made the grand finale of the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party and Golf Tournament memorable. (more…)

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District 2 incumbent Emily Pataki (right) was re-elected to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board along with newcomer to District 3, board member-elect Randy R. Klaus. Courtesy photo

Pataki, Klaus win PEC board of directors election

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LEANDER — Pedernales Electric Cooperative members re-elected an incumbent to a second term in District 2 and welcomed a newcomer to District 3 who defeated several challengers. (more…)

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Burnet-based Trooper Franklin Randolph (front, center) was presented June 15 with a Life Saving Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for his involvement in a successful swift-water rescue in 2016. Pictured are Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven Mach (front, left) and DPS Director Steve McCraw; Public Safety Commissioners Jason K. Pulliam (back, left), Cindy Leon, Manny Flores, and Randy Watson. Courtesy photo

Texas DPS honors Burnet trooper for his life-saving and meritorious actions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — A Burnet-based trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety has earned a Life Saving Award for his courage and successful effort in rescuing a motorist stranded in a low-water crossing during a torrential storm. (more…)

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Jenny Loza of First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg suffered ‘massive head trauma’ in a collision on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on June 9.

Woman fighting for her life after collision between church van, truck on US 281

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Fredericksburg woman continues to fight for her life after a head-on collision on U.S. 281 involving a church van she was driving back from a faith-based camp. (more…)

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First Baptist Church of Kingsland youth pastor Jason Cullison, who also serves as the president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingsland Branch Council, stands in what will be the main room youths new to the club will use. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kingsland kids will have their own Boys and Girls Club starting in August

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — When the first day of school ends Aug. 16 for Packsaddle Elementary students, the children will have a safe place to stay until their parents get off work thanks to the efforts of a church, elected officials, and volunteers. (more…)

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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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Rep. Williams’ staff member injured in Virginia shooting; gunman is identified

Rep. Williams’ staff member injured in Virginia shooting; gunman is identified

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — A member of Rep. Roger Williams’ staff was among the injured when a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning during a congressional team baseball practice. Williams (R-Austin) was at the practice but wasn’t hurt by the gunfire, according to his office. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach and athletics director Michael Birdwell puts the Mustangs through mat drills on the first day of voluntary strength-and-conditioning workouts June 12 at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs coach Michael Birdwell takes handoff from Matt Green

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When current coach Michael Birdwell was offered the chance to become the interim Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletics director, he wasted no time in accepting. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas has acquired the former NorthStar Bank branch on RR 2147 in Marble Falls. Image by Google Maps

FirstCapital Bank acquires former Marble Falls NorthStar branch

MIDLAND — FirstCapital Bank of Texas has signed a definitive agreement with Independent Bank to acquire Independent Bank’s branch in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

Highway project workshops give residents direct route to TxDOT, CAPCOG

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON KINGSLAND — Many people have concerns about highways and transportation issues and wonder why the Texas Department of Transportation “doesn’t do this” or what state officials are up to. TxDOT and the Capital Area Council of Governments are basically giving Llano and Blanco counties a chance to ask those questions during two […]

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Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Earlier this month, Llano High School athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigned, sending the Yellow Jackets on a search for his replacement. They didn’t have to look far. (more…)

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These three lots, located on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street, are the future sites of new Habitat for Humanity homes in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Habitat for Humanity stakes out sites for three new homes in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity has staked out three new home sites on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street after a Marble Falls City Council zoning change cleared the way for construction. (more…)

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Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — For many years, if a pilot wanted to land just after sunset at the Granite Shoals airport, they had to let Bob Sylvester know so he could flip a switch in his house and turn on the 32 “Christmas” lights. (more…)

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A map of the proposed Villages of Sienna Grove in Horseshoe Bay. Copyright of REES Associates Inc.

Horseshoe Bay residents raise concerns over retirement development

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Bay Country subdivision residents are raising concerns about a planned retirement center’s building size and height requests by the developer as well as potential traffic congestion issues. (more…)

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