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The Horseshoe Bay municipal complex will close from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 while the city's police department conducts an active shooter drill on the grounds to enhance response and training for staff and emergency personnel. File photo

Active shooter drill to test Horseshoe Bay city employees

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Officials will close the Horseshoe Bay municipal complex for two hours Feb. 23 to conduct a drill to help first responders and Horseshoe Bay city staff arm themselves with training on what to do in an active shooter situation. (more…)

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Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

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Career Assets offering free trades classes in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Coordinators have launched a free certification program and are looking for students interested in a post-secondary education through Central Texas College in trades such as plumbing and electrician work. (more…)

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DPS eyes speed in crash that killed Marble Falls motorcyclist

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine if speed played a factor in a crash Feb. 15 that killed a Marble Falls High School graduate riding a motorcycle on RR 1431 east of the city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently indicted a suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano County, documents revealed. (more…)

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A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  In an effort to launch a large-scale housing project, private developers will fund water and wastewater extensions to the planned Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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A potential apartment project could pop up adjacent to the Marble Falls Public Library. Images courtesy of Coleman Team Realty

Marble Falls paves way for Main Street retail/apartment project

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Lakeway-based developer has unveiled plans for a Main Street retail/apartment project that would expand housing options south of the Marble Falls Public Library but also close a roadway to vehicle traffic, officials say. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Repairs made near Marble Falls’ Johnson Park bridge

The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by […]

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H-E-B sponsoring Marble Falls Spring Break 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B will have an even bigger presence at this year’s Marble Falls Spring Break. The Marble Falls City Council voted Feb. 7 to accept a $2,500 grant from H-E-B to sponsor the city’s Spring Break activities in March. The Parks and Recreation Commission had made the recommendation […]

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Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES — Officials have released a survey that indicated an overall favorable impression of a proposed Wirtz Dam bridge project, which would provide a bypass adjacent to Marble Falls. (more…)

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One dead, another seriously injured Feb. 4 in downtown Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALL —  A 73-year-old man has died from an apparent heart-related issue at a concert at Uptown Sound Studio on Main Street, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Llano High School graduate dies by suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER STEPHENVILLE — Erath County authorities are investigating the death of a college student from Llano who might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. (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

Marble Falls officials eye possible relocation of boat ramp

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have drafted plans to reinvent Lakeside Park — including adding a hotel/conference center — which has hastened the potential relocation of a boat ramp to another area of Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Blanco County man receives life without parole for toddler's murder in 2016

Blanco County man receives life without parole for toddler’s murder in 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET —  A Blanco County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2016 murder of a 15-month-old child. (more…)

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Ex-car dealership GM accused of buying show calf on company dime

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A former car dealership general manager and real estate salesman faces a charge he used dealership money to pay for a show calf instead of purchasing vehicles and advertising for the dealership, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Authorities spotted a possible suspect in an attempted vehicle burglary on surveillance video at a plumbing business in Marble Falls and are asking for the public’s help in capturing him. Courtesy photo

Would-be thief damages work van in Marble Falls break-in attempt

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Authorities have released an image that could provide clues in an attempted work van break-in that damaged the vehicle, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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This wooden platform at Robin Hood Park in Granite Shoals will get a ladder so people can climb on top to sunbathe. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals holding workdays to clean up parks while lake is down

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With days remaining until the Lower Colorado River Authority begins raising Lake LBJ to its normal level, the city of Granite Shoals parks committee is calling for two work days on Feb. 4 and 11, both Saturdays. (more…)

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Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

Llano takes steps for new sidewalks, street upgrades

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — City leaders appear to be “in step” with Llano residents as they unveil a new downtown sidewalk project, ponder how to pay for street upgrades, and begin work on plans for pedestrian access along a highway with ties to downtown. (more…)

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Cops find stolen IDs, counterfeit documents at Marble Falls hotel; suspects arrested

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A couple faces several felony charges after authorities found counterfeit checks, stolen identification, and drugs at the Holiday Inn Express, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle collision on Texas 71

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEE CAVE — A Spicewood man died Jan. 28 after an SUV collided with his motorcycle on Texas 71, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Give feedback on Granite Shoals police in online survey

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department wants residents to share their thoughts on how the department is doing through an online survey. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs partnership with MFISD for playing fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With no public soccer and ballfields within its boundaries, Granite Shoals took a step closer to rectifying that issue at a recent city council meeting. (more…)

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Burnet proposes deal with developer for affordable homes on 13 acres

Burnet proposes deal with developer for affordable homes on 13 acres

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — City and economic development officials have struck a deal with a private developer to potentially build about 35 homes on 13 acres as part of a community-wide housing program. (more…)

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Police arrest three juveniles in string of Burnet burglaries, vandalism

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Investigators arrested and charged two high school students and one middle school student Jan. 24 in connection with several break-ins and property damage during a two-week period. Authorities are scheduled to transport three males to a Texas juvenile detention center. (more…)

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