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LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level.

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Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry [...]

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Burnet County Extension agent Wade Hibler retiring after three decades

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After more than three decades of serving communities as an agriculture extension agent, Wade Hibler is making a change. It’s one he says is good for him and his family as well as for Burnet County.

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Canadian company buys water and wastewater plants in Central Texas

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Canada-based Corix Utilities Inc. finalized on July 31 the acquisition of 18 Texas water and wastewater systems, 10 of which are in the Hill Country, from the Lower Colorado River Authority, officials said. LCRA originally put the water and wastewater faciliities, located primarily in the Austin area and [...]

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Llano County resists housing immigrant children

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Two more commissioners courts in the Hill Country have approved resolutions rejecting the placement of undocumented immigrant children in facilities within their counties citing an “unsupportable burden on local taxpayers,” according to one of the public documents.

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LCRA puts pressure on those with illegal ‘straws’ in water

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority is stepping up enforcement against people without a contract who take water from the lakes and lower Colorado River via “straws,” but officials are giving a few days’ warning before really cracking down.

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Colorado River advocacy groups squaring off in water fight

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As drought conditions continue, the battle over water from the Colorado River heats up between advocacy groups fighting to get their messages across to state agencies with the power to halt supplies.

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Marble Falls resolution focuses on border crisis, influx of children

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though the U.S.-Mexico border is several hundred miles away, Marble Falls leaders want nothing to do with the influx of children crossing into the country that’s left some communities bewildered and the federal government reeling over what to do with the 50,000-plus unaccompanied youth.

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Leading ladies blaze trails in Burnet, Llano counties

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A slow-paced rural setting might evoke images of “The Way Texas Used to Be” — as the motto for the city of Llano might suggest — however, recent election outcomes catapulting women into top leadership roles continue to defy that perception.

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Court upholds ex-PEC general manager’s conviction

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — The Third Court of Appeals denied former Pedernales Electric Cooperative general manager Bennie Fuelberg’s appeal of his December 2010 conviction for misapplication of fiduciary property, theft and money laundering.

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Llano County reinstates burn ban for unincorporated areas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Llano County Commissioners enacted a burn ban July 14 for the unincorporated portions of the county. The commissioners lifted the ban in May. A lack of rainfall, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, brought about a new ban.

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Lobby for taller billboards riles Hill Country residents

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — As the Texas Department of Transportation mulls a request for higher billboard allowances, some residents in Burnet and Travis counties are worried about driving dangers and the obstruction of Hill Country views if the proposal passes.

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Spicewood VFD, ESD sign emergency services agreement

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Burnet County ESD No. 9 and Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. announced July 9 that the two entities have signed the first emergency services provider agreement for the district’s area in southeastern Burnet County.

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Cottonwood Shores VFD votes to change charter to resolve issue with city council

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department membership voted July 8 to change its dissolution clause in its charter as requested by the city council.

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