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Lake Marble Falls subdivision, city treading rocky road on extension of waterlines

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When the city of Marble Falls annexed the Rocky Road area and Lake Marble Falls subdivision about six years ago to pave the way to annexing the Flat Creek area south of town, the residents didn’t oppose the idea because they thought it would bring additional services and improvements [...]

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Burnet teens save 5-year-old’s life in store parking lot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When 14-year-old Brailey Hall and 16-year-old Hannah Smith and Vanessa Escamilla walked into the hospital room, the first thing they saw was a sleeping child and her grateful mother. “We saw the mom, and tears just came to all of our eyes,” Smith said. ” She just burst out [...]

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Cottonwood Shores fire service negotiations with city break down

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials say they might seek fire services from an outside agency should the volunteer fire department reject a proposed fire service contract on Sept. 18 during a regular council meeting.

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Council approves 13% raise for Burnet city manager

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City Council members unanimously passed a 13 percent, $15,000 per year raise for the city manager to keep the position’s pay competitive and to reflect the work of the city’s steward. Starting Oct. 1, David Vaughn’s salary will increase from $113,000 per year to $128,000 per year plus [...]

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New Faith Academy administrator Joe Rispoli settles in

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — God often unveils his plan at his own pace — not at ours. Just ask Joe Rispoli, the new administrator at Faith Academy of Marble Falls.

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Burnet seeks OK to stop refilling Hamilton Creek Park ‘ponds’

CONNIE  SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  BURNET — City officials have asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to change a permit that requires the municipality to refill the Hamilton Creek Park waterway using well water.

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Marble Falls pauses Sept. 11 for reflection and recognition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — On Sept. 11, 2001, while others ran from the destruction caused by two airliners slamming into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, firefighters, police and EMS personnel ran toward it to rescue those injured and trapped.

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Marble Falls council says ‘no’ to $50,000 for landmark signs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Erecting signs to find civic landmarks such as the pavilion, a boat ramp or Historic Main Street in Marble Falls has raised questions about use of capital improvement funds for tourism-related projects, officials say.

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Marble Falls parks discusses tree care program, fenced dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss couldn’t hide the smile on his face. “This is a surprise,” said the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department director as he told the parks and recreation commission that the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. has agreed to give in-kind matching funds to the department. [...]

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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter in ‘crisis’ mode as it faces closure

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Since 2000, the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter/Adoption Center has accepted and taken in more than 38,000 dogs and cats from Llano and Burnet counties. But if the facility doesn’t get an infusion of donations and volunteers, officials say this could be the last year for it.

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Lane closures Sept. 10-11 will delay Llano River bridge travel

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Scheduled inspection of the Llano River bridge on Texas 16 and 71 will close traffic to just one lane Sept. 10-11. Ken Shaffer, the Llano maintenance supervisor, said the Texas Department of Transportation inspection is standard every few years.

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Llano airport attracts sky-high dollars with events and location

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Llano Municipal Airport has made quite a name for itself as a destination for events featuring aircraft fly-ins, aerobatic exhibitions, contests, campouts and more.

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Marble Falls EDC hands Scott & White big check for creation of jobs

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a $302,670 reimbursement check Sept. 3 because of the healthcare facility’s creation of 52 jobs this year at the Scott & White Speciality Clinic-Marble Falls, 800 Texas 71 West just off U.S. 281.

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Save the World Brewing Co. holding tasty grand opening

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Its beers are on shelves in Burnet County, Austin, Dallas and Houston, but folks will soon be invited to Save the World Brewing Co. to enjoy its brews on site.

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