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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Rob O'Connor has been named the lone finalist at Sharyland ISD. File photo

Marble Falls superintendent lone finalist for South Texas job

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After almost four years of leading the Marble Falls Independent School District, Superintendent Rob O’Connor looks to be moving on. The Sharyland ISD board has named O’Connor the lone finalist in its superintendent search. SISD is located in South Texas and serves the communities of Mission, McAllen, Edinburg and […]

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Llano city officials wrangle over a possible well project as the drought takes a toll on the Llano River, the sole water source for the community. File photo

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

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Cottonwood Shores police chief under investigation regarding domestic disturbance

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Cottonwood Shores officials will consider accepting the police chief’s resignation during a meeting April 16 after he was allegedly involved in a domestic disturbance in March. (more…)

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Grady Hodge, 43, of Wyoming faces charges of sexual assault of a child in Burnet County.

Wyoming man charged with sexual assault of a child in Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Wyoming man sentenced to at least 60 years behind bars in the Cowboy State for sexual abuse of a child is in the Burnet County Jail awaiting trial on similar charges here. (more…)

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Russell Coty Powers, 30, of Burnet County was charged with fraud in connection with a burglary at Bay Pharmacy in Horseshoe Bay.

Bay Pharmacy break-in leads to prescription fraud suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have nabbed a “person of interest” in a burglary after connecting area pharmacy records with a customer illegally shopping for pain medications with multiple prescriptions, according to a Horseshoe Bay police investigator. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores police chief on leave pending investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials have placed Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Tom Williams on administrative leave with pay pending an undisclosed investigation, according to Mayor Donald Orr. (more…)

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Marble Falls developers propose public improvement district

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials with two large developments in the southern end of the city have approached the Marble Falls City Council with a public improvement district (PID) proposal to try to jumpstart their projects. (more…)

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Bomb threat suspect leads officers on two-county chase

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County deputies investigating a bomb threat April 8 arrested a 42-year-old man after he led investigators on a vehicle chase from northeastern Burnet County into Copperas Cove. Burnet County deputies charged Daniel Henderson Lins with terroristic threat. (more…)

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Burnet County, schools respond to ‘non-specific’ bomb threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials initiated a search of all their campuses after the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office received a “non-specific” bomb threat for the county April 8. Burnet and Bertram police and fire departments began conducting sweeps of all Burnet Consolidated Independent School District campuses as a precaution, officials said. The […]

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Marble Falls officials still seeking name for dog park at Westside

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Seventeen name nominations for the city’s new dog park have been submitted, but officials are looking for more. Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss briefed the Parks and Recreation Commission during its regular meeting April 6. (more…)

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Marble Falls looking at smaller, more affordable events venue

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — City officials are eyeing a second rental venue similar to Lakeside Pavilion but with less square footage and possibly a lower cost. Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss told the Parks and Recreation Commission during its April 6 meeting the city has budgeted $30,000 […]

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Burnet County deputies charge daughter with mother’s murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County deputies have charged a 39-year-old woman in the apparent strangulation death of her 63-year-old mother, whose body was found April 3. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police nab suspect in sexual assault of a child case

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — After a suspect in a sexual assault of a child case didn’t come to the door when officers knocked, Granite Shoals police used a spotlight and a public address system to help get the man. (more…)

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F YOU GO
WHAT: Rubbery Ducky Race for Literacy Highland Lakes
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. April 11
WHERE: YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet
TICKETS: Sponsor a ducky for $5 each or $20 for a Quack Pack of five
FOR MORE: Call Literacy Highland Lakes at (512) 756-7337

Rubber Ducky Race for Literacy Highland Lakes hits the water April 11

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the big race around the corner, rubber duckies across the Highland Lakes are putting in extra time in the water. Each one wants to cross the finish line first on April 11 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond to earn their sponsor prizes and bragging rights […]

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