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Ex-Burnet County investigator gets probation, loses license for falsifying arrest warrant

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a former Burnet County investigator to 10 years of probation after the man pleaded guilty to an aggravated perjury charge regarding a search warrant in August 2013. Irvin “Bo” Boshears entered the plea April 24 in Judge Dan Mills’ court. As part of the plea, [...]

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Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls.

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LCRA chips away at rate-hike proposal after public outcry

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Lower Colorado River Authority officials have tempered a proposed water-rate hike by narrowing the increase contributed by upstream customers and shifting more of the burden of the hike to agricultural interests downstream, according to calculations from the revised plan.

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Ex-Llano County jailer tied to inmate death sues county for attorney’s fees

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Attorneys for an ex-jailer who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in connection with an in-custody death at the Llano County Jail have filed a lawsuit to recover legal fees in resolved criminal and civil cases against their client. Private defense attorney Nina Willis represented ex-Llano County jailer Scottie Bryan [...]

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Burnet County taking over jail operations; no taxpayer impact, officials say

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With its two latest dance partners fleeing the floor, Burnet County is doing a little two-stepping on its own when it comes to operating the county jail starting April 1. But county officials said it shouldn’t impact the budget or taxpayers’ pocketbooks.

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Rules to fight zebra mussels take effect in Burnet and Llano counties

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN — In the state’s continuing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, Burnet and Llano counties were among 30 additional counties added March 23 to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use. Under the regulations, persons leaving or approaching public [...]

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LCRA hosting meeting to discuss proposed water rates

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Lower Colorado River Authority is hosting a meeting March 31 at Lakeside Pavilion to discuss proposed new raw water rates. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. LCRA staff will be available one on one to discuss the proposed rates and other water-related [...]

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Anti-Obama campaign causes traffic stir at Marble Falls HEB

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police cut a protest and campaign stump short during the lunchtime rush March 19 for a volunteer with state runoff candidate Kesha Rogers, who is vying for the Democrat nomination for U.S. Senate. Ema Reuter, who pitched an umbrella and handed out materials in the 1500 block of RR [...]

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Cop, former PEC employees accused of credit card abuse

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A police officer, his wife and her former co-worker face felony organized crime charges after allegations of using a utility company credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in personal items over several months, according to Johnson City police.

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Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay launch tighter restrictions, fines for water waste

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Municipalities have implemented more stringent water conservation measures detailing use guidelines and waste penalties which could leave customers and cities paying more even as water usage decreases, officials say. Persistent drought conditions and recent limits placed on downstream agricultural customers hastened the move towards tighter water use [...]

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Llano County deputies make two drug busts in two days

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — An off-duty Llano County deputy nabbed an alleged drug dealer who was apparently peddling methamphetamine in a youth ball field parking lot March 12. According to a Llano County Sheriff’s Office press release, an off-duty deputy was attending his child’s baseball practice at Barney Lee Field in Llano when somebody [...]

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Burnet County Jail transitions to new management company

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Jail will have a new operator as of April 1, but county officials said the transition will be smooth and virtually undetectable by county residents and taxpayers. “There will be very little change out there,” said Burnet County Precinct 1 Commissioner Bill Neve. He also chairs the [...]

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Oakley, Russell in runoff for Burnet County judge; other GOP races decided

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A three-way race for the Burnet County judge Republican nomination is now down to two after the March 4 primaries. Former Burnet County Commissioner James Oakley will face current Marble Falls Mayor George Russell in a future runoff after they were the top two vote getters in the race for [...]

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Evan Stubbs takes all counties in 424th District judge race

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As the final Burnet County election results rolled in at the Riverbend Conference Center just about 10 p.m. March 4, the cheers went up, confirming what was probably known for an hour: Challenger Evan Stubbs beat incumbent Dan Mills in the 424th District judge race in the [...]

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