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Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As two new faces and an incumbent are set to be sworn in on the Marble Falls City Council, officials have started taking applications for a fourth spot for which no one filed. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School interim principal on April 26 inadvertently released the private information of about 50 senior students in an email to all seniors. School officials say the privacy issue has been fixed. File photo

Marble Falls student IDs, passwords ‘inadvertently’ released in email

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials said they restored student privacy immediately after dozens of passwords and student identification numbers were “inadvertently” released by a high school administrator. (more…)

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Alexandra Hahn, Michael Wall, and Connor Castillo were the first in line at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night before the new Chick-fil-A Highland Lakes franchise opened its doors at 6 a.m. Thursday. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Trio lined up the night before for the first bite of Chick-fil-A in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Video games, Netflix, and college classes. That’s how three people made it from 11:30 p.m. to the 6 a.m. opening of Chick-fil-A Highland Lakes on April 27. (more…)

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Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While Alan and Inda Williams have already made quite an impact on the city of Marble Falls by opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant, they’re aiming to have an even bigger one on the future of the community’s schoolchildren. (more…)

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Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

Granite Shoals unveils wildlife viewing station at Quarry Park on April 30

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The city of Granite Shoals will officially unveil its newest addition to Quarry Park: a wildlife viewing station A ribbon cutting for the station is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the facility off the Manzano Hike, Bike, and Run Trail. When driving toward city hall, 2221 N. […]

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DPS: Burnet County deputy car strikes man lying in the road; autopsy ordered

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office officials have placed a reserve deputy on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation involving a traffic incident during which authorities believe the officer ran over a man lying in the roadway in a remote part of the county. (more…)

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Clint Ringstaff (left) and Ryan Warwick are two of the Burnet High School students who helped build a barbecue pit this year on which culinary arts students will cook during the 2017 State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, April 29, at the high school, 1000 The Green Mile. Courtesy photo

State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off returns to Burnet on April 29

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The main thrust of a barbecue cook-off is usually to see who can cook the best brisket, beans, chicken — whatever you can put in a smoker. The State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off has a slightly different mission. (more…)

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Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error. FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in […]

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RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash involving a recreational vehicle that overturned on April 24 at the railroad tracks on U.S. 281 north of the city limits. (more…)

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Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)

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Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

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Blanco ISD counselor's resignation effective immediately

Blanco ISD counselor’s resignation effective immediately

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Blanco Independent School District board of trustees on April 17 accepted the resignation effective immediately of a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man faces charges of child sexual assault and abuse

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Child Protective Services alerted authorities about an accusation made by a youth under the age of 14, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police seize pit bulls after pets attacked, 1 killed

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities have seized two of four pit bulls after residents who live in a Granite Shoals neighborhood reported the loose dogs attacked their pets, according to a Granite Shoals police report. (more…)

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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department Officer Kuso (left), a 2-year old German shepherd, and Officer Mark Edwards, Kuso’s handler and partner. Courtesy photo

Officer Kuso reports for duty at Burnet Police Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new officer who specializes in finding lost children and seniors as well as sniffing out drugs, has joined the Burnet Police Department. Officer Kuso, a 2-year-old German shepherd, became a Burnet police officer in early April. (more…)

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Blanco ISD board to eye suspension of counselor accused of improper relationship

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — School board officials are scheduled to vote April 17 on possible suspension without pay for a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. On April 11, Blanco Independent School District officials were notified about the arrest of 43-year-old Lisa Rogers, “accused of having […]

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Task force hunts for Burnet sex offender who failed to register

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A recently probated sex offender has disappeared after failing to register with the Burnet Police Department, so authorities launched a fugitive task force to track him down as additional charges loom, authorities said. Aaron Dehart, 21, was accused of molesting a child under 4 years old involving an […]

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Process behind Granite Shoals’ $500k sports complex grant explained

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With a number of parks dotting the city, why did Granite Shoals apply for a $500,00 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant that would only be used to build sports fields and on other improvements to land around the City Hall area? (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Jodi Jack and her neighbors had a few reservations about the prospect of a third hotel in La Ventana until the private developer struck a deal with not only the city of Marble Falls but the property owners’ association as well. (more…)

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Spike Dykes speaks at a previous Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party. File photo

Friends remember Spike Dykes as a gentleman and an inspiration

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Former Texas Tech University football coach William Taylor “Spike” Dykes made his name coaching on the gridiron in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Burned body that of man under investigation in child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A San Antonio man whose death was ruled a suicide after his body was found in a burning vehicle in Lake Victor last June was under investigation by Bexar County authorities in connection with a child pornography case, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B will be 'state-of-the-art' with expanded, new departments

Marble Falls H-E-B will be ‘state-of-the-art’ with expanded, new departments

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls H-E-B store manager David Crail took the stage April 7 at the official groundbreaking of a new store, he said he was relieved to finally be able to reveal his big secret. (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

Cameras set up to gauge usage of Marble Falls boat ramps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed boat ramp relocation project has prompted Marble Falls city staff to install cameras at two municipal parks and a lakeside city property to assess use by residents and visitors, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls Bealls grand opening

Spacious new Marble Falls Bealls opens April 6 to appreciative shoppers

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Nancy Herrington moved easily through the clothing racks at the new Bealls department store, something that would have been harder to do at the old location across RR 1431 in Marble Falls. “Oh, this is so nice,” she said. “So much more room and space.” (more…)

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