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Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

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Two MFISD board members resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two members of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees have resigned due to one moving out of the district and the other having a family member newly hired on as an athletic coordinator for the district, officials say. (more…)

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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Michelle Weems

Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores fire chief resigns; board appoints interim

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The fire chief for the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department tendered his resignation, and board members appointed a new chief, officials said. Travis Hockensmith resigned after accepting a full-time job and announcing plans to enter the master’s degree program at the University of Texas in San Antonio. (more…)

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One dead after attempted rescue in Llano River at Badu Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — One person has reportedly died June 22 after he and several others, including city workers, attempted to rescue a female victim who slid into the Llano River in Badu Park during a fishing trip. (more…)

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Officials with APAC Texas, a rock quarry north of Marble Falls on U.S. 281, dropped seeking an amendment to its state permit to expand operations. File photo 

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

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Two Collier Materials work vehicles, traveling in opposite directions adjacent to a rock quarry, collided June 22 on a narrow road in Burnet County. The drivers were uninjured. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Two work trucks collide on narrow road near quarry

FROM STAFF REPORTS FAIRLAND — Two work vehicles from a rock quarry collided June 22 as they were traveling down a narrow two-lane Burnet County road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Body found in burned car; ID sought in ‘suspicious’ death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators are working to identify a body found in a vehicle that burned in the Lake Victor area June 20 as they also try to determine what happened. (more…)

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The new truck purchased for the Burnet Fire Department has a ladder with a reach of 100 feet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

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Semi rolls over and kills passenger in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Washington state man has died in an 18-wheeler rollover on Texas 29 on June 19, just outside Llano, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Investigators seek help in cracking rash of car burglaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office and the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who broke into three vehicles in a Lake Buchanan community. (more…)

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Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities believe a dryer could be to blame for a fire on June 14 that destroyed a home on Los Escondidos and required several agencies to contain it. (more…)

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A town hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. June 18 will address the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow hunters chosen by the city to bowhunt deer within the city limits.

Town hall meeting to cover planned bowhunting of deer in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A town hall meeting to address deer overpopulation in Granite Shoals is June 18. On the agenda is the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow bowhunters chosen by the city to hunt deer within the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have launched steps to implement a blueprint for growth and development in Marble Falls with a hotel and conference center project just off Main Street at the core of the plans. (more…)

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Llano woman dies in bicycle accident in Michigan

FROM STAFF REPORTS MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan — A 79-year-old Llano woman died June 7 on a Michigan resort island after she fell from the bicycle she was riding and was hit by a horse-drawn carriage. (more…)

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Landing mishap on Sunrise Beach airstrip injures two

Landing mishap on Sunrise Beach airstrip injures two

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Authorities are investigating a plane incident that injured a couple when their aircraft tipped over on the airstrip. (more…)

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Young soccer players learn dribbling skills during a camp conducted by counselor James Pritchard of ChallengerSports.com on ‘The Greens’ soccer fields, located on Avenue K in Marble Falls. Youth sports leaders want the city to improve The Greens’ facilities and add more fields as part of the update to the Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls looks at parks plan update

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department is entering its busiest summer in several years, and it’s not only because of the increased use of recreational activities. (more…)

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Two San Angelo men die in two-vehicle Llano County crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Two San Angelo men died June 8 in a two-vehicle accident at the junction of Texas 29 and Texas 71 about two miles west of Llano. (more…)

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'Suspicious activity' reported before mobile home fire

‘Suspicious activity’ reported before mobile home fire

UPDATE The Marble Falls fire marshal on June 7 charged a Temple man with arson in connection with the mobile home fire. Adam Tijerina, 51, was initially arrested June 6 by Marble Falls police on a public intoxication charge at another location but now faces the additional arson charge. He remains in the Burnet County […]

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H-E-B officials announced June 1 that a new and bigger store will be built adjacent to the current store on RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New and bigger H-E-B coming to Marble Falls at 1431 location

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B shoppers wanting more choices and space are going to get those when the Texas grocery chain builds a new and bigger store in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Fire officials believe lightning might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacation home in the 300 block of Coventry in Windermere in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Lightning strike blamed for Spicewood house fire; no one hurt

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Two days of storms in eastern Burnet County took its toll on residents in the Windermere community, which suffered a house fire and a temporary boil water notice, officials said. (more…)

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‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The “illegal” posting of gun prohibition signs at the recent MayFest has prompted Marble Falls  leaders and chamber of commerce officials to adopt written policy and/or train staff about the state law on behalf of gun license holders, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A four-hour armed standoff in the 1100 block of Mulberry Drive in Marble Falls ended peaceably after officers were able to get the suspect to surrender. (more…)

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Flash flooding across the Hill Country on May 23-24, 2015, dumped several inches of rain into the Blanco River, causing several deaths and high-water damage in the Wimberley area. Photo courtesy of Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Cellphone users urged to join updated emergency warning system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — As the storm season looms, officials have launched an updated emergency notification system to relay warnings and alerts to more residents about potential disaster. (more…)

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Texas Fire Inspectors clarifies role, changing name due to residents’ confusion

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A private company has vowed to change its name after residents voiced confusion about its role regarding fire safety when soliciting local businesses, officials say. (more…)

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