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Leander woman killed in one-car rollover in Buchanan Dam

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A Leander woman has died after a one-car rollover June 25 on a remote roadway near Lake Buchanan in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The single-vehicle wreck happened just after midnight on Ranch Road 261, a rural roadway that stretches north of Texas 29 […]

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SHAWN PFISTER

Marble Falls investigators crack case of man with many names

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “What’s in a name?” the poet and writer William Shakespeare once penned. While his Juliet character went on to say, “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet,” the writer might have thought differently had he ever dealt with Shawn Michael Pfister. […]

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BENJAMIN KENT INGRAM

Man accused of giving teen girl Xanax at Camp Peniel retreat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 21-year-old Austin man faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly supplying a 16-year-old girl with four pills of prescription Xanax while on a retreat at a local camp, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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SANTOS OZUNA JR.

Argument over ride to work lands man behind bars

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 36-year-old Spicewood Beach man could be looking for another job after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman who refused to give him a ride to work. (more…)

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Man drowns attempting to rescue dog in debris-filled Blanco River

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man died of an apparent drowning after he attempted to retrieve his dog from the Blanco River on June 14 and was swept under a debris-clogged bridge, according to the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. At about 6:30 p.m., authorities received a 911 calls from an area of the river […]

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Granite Shoals to replace water meters with ‘smart’ models

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — After a two-year study, the Granite Shoals City Council approved purchasing 2,300 smart water meters to replace current meters. Installation will begin July 9. The total cost is $560,000, though City Manager Ken Nickel said residents won’t be burdened with paying extra for the change. Instead, the city […]

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CHRIS ALLEN

Marble Falls ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls school board on June 22 named Chris Allen, a Lake Travis Independent School District deputy superintendent, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls chooses site for new police department

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 25 years in a repurposed electric utilities building, it’s time for the Marble Falls Police Department to think about finding a new home. “We outgrew this facility. We’ve converted closets to office spaces over the years. We’ve done a lot to make it work for us,” […]

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LCRA opens new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend on Lake Travis

SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has opened a new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on Lake Travis, providing boaters with easy access for fishing and other water-based activities. (more…)

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Man gets 10 years in prison for throwing knife at Marble Falls officers

Man gets 10 years in prison for throwing knife at Marble Falls officers

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Marble Falls man with a history of confrontations with police received a 10-year prison sentence for throwing a serrated-edged knife at two law enforcement officers in August 2014. (more…)

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Fake U.S. marshal steals $1,000 from elderly Llano County man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A phone scam artist has bilked an elderly Llano County resident out of more than $1,000 by claiming to be a federal marshal with a warrant collecting cash for failure to report for jury duty, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. About a dozen people reported to LCSO that […]

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Granite Shoals interviews three candidates for municipal judge

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals City Council members interviewed municipal judge applicants during a special meeting June 17 but took no action. Instead, City Manager Ken Nickel advised members to take the next seven days to study and think carefully about which candidate will best serve the city. The council is […]

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MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — School board members on June 15 whittled down a list of 50 applicants to six for the Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent’s position and expect to possibly name a lone finalist within the next two weeks, officials say. (more…)

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BRAD BEHRENS

Marble Falls ISD reinstates band director after show of support

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After an outpouring of support by alumni, band students and the band booster club, the outgoing Marble Falls school superintendent has reinstated the head band director June 15, a month after demoting him to a middle school position. (more…)

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