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Marble Falls launches $5 million water treatment plant expansion

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews have built a water tank to expand the city’s water treatment plant capacity as part of a more than $5 million plant expansion project, Marble Falls officials said. The new structure is located at the north end of the U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls.

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Granite Shoals city worker charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An employee of the city’s streets and parks department faces a child sexual assault charge, after parents told investigators they found inappropriate messages on their teen daughter’s cell phone, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. Juan Carlos Morales, 35, of Marble Falls was arrested by Granite Shoals police [...]

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Manhunt in Marble Falls leads to capture of burglary suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities captured two suspects Oct. 28 who were wanted in a string of burglaries and a vehicle theft after a nearly two-hour manhunt in the north end of the city, according to a police report. Dylan Long, 39, of Graham and Jessica Grafton, 27, of Cleburne were arrested and [...]

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Charter school eyeing Kingsland; informational meeting Oct. 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Kingsland area families could have another choice when it comes to educating their children if a charter school organization decides to open a campus in the community. According to several Kingsland residents, Gateway College Preparatory School is considering opening a new public charter school in the lakeside community. Gateway College [...]

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Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood Shores police chief resigns; list of candidates down to seven

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After more than two years, Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Harold Piatt has resigned to focus more on his private security business.

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Upgrades to Llano ISD athletic facilities delayed due to cost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Facilities upgrades for the Llano High School athletic department will not be ready for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, athletic director Craig Slaughter announced Oct. 17. That includes the new baseball and softball fields that were projected to be ready by the 2015 season, which begins [...]

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Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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Two dead in two separate wrecks in Burnet, Travis counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Weekend accidents have resulted in the death of two people, one of them on a motorcyle, on roadways in Travis and Burnet counties, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A Columbiaville, Michigan, man died Oct. 18 after a collision between a car and a pickup pulling a trailer [...]

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Ebola brings ‘heightened awareness’ for emergency crews

DANIEL CLIFTON and CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Area EMS crews responded to a woman in Horseshoe Bay on the morning of Oct. 14 who was exhibiting symptoms possibly similar to ebola, staff went in prepared for the worst. “It was the first time to use our (high-contagion) plan,” [...]

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LCRA shows off new Ferguson power plant in Horseshoe Bay

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY – Officials unveiled the new Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant on Oct. 15 with a dedication ceremony and tours for community leaders, touting its environmentally friendly technology that will be more efficient and reliable. More than a hundred people attended the event on the grounds of the $500 million [...]

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Burnet man charged with intoxication manslaughter in Marble Falls crash

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Police charged a 26-year-old Burnet man with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a Granite Shoals woman after tests determined the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was three times over the legal limit.

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New U.S. 281 bridge signals progress for Marble Falls; some road work remains

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ray Dale Ashabranner watched the ribbon cutting Oct. 9 at the north end of the second U.S. 281 bridge from the driver’s seat. A few minutes later, he drove local officials south across the span in a 2014 Ford Mustang — the first non-construction vehicle to cross the new [...]

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