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Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have negotiated a deal with a waste disposal service to expand recycling container options and add more bulk pickup days for residential and commercial customers at the same and, in some cases, lower rates. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee hosting town hall

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Wildlife Advisory Committee is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, June 24. The event is 9-11 a.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 RR 1431 West. (more…)

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Regina Lewis, 30, has been reported missing and was last seen June 19. The Marble Falls Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding her.

Missing Marble Falls woman found in Chicago

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls woman reported missing June 19 was found in Chicago, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Travis County authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body ended up outside a Spicewood home June 21 and who might have had contact with him in the hours leading up to his death. (more…)

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Marble Falls street department crews will begin work on Seventh Street on June 26. The work will stretch from U.S. 281 to Avenue J and include resurfacing. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Seventh Street repairs to take about two months

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls street is getting a major upgrade, but it means drivers will face some inconvenience for a little more than two months. On June 26, city of Marble Falls street department crews will begin repairing Seventh Street from U.S. 281 to Avenue J. (more…)

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Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — After being released from the hospital June 20, all David Baltz can think about is how to keep busy while he recovers from leg surgery. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

  UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office reported that crews repaired the damaged AT&T fiber-optic line, which restored the office’s 9-1-1 dispatch services. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet-area residents have temporarily lost all AT&T-based phone services, including direct access to 9-1-1 for emergency services. Those living in the unincorporated […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Jeff Gasaway (left) accepts a $14,330.79 check from Walker Trudeau of Edwards Risk Management. The check was a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD’s risk management program a safety success

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A successful risk management program earned Marble Falls Independent School District a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program board of directors for the 10th year in a row. (more…)

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Burnet-based Trooper Franklin Randolph (front, center) was presented June 15 with a Life Saving Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for his involvement in a successful swift-water rescue in 2016. Pictured are Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven Mach (front, left) and DPS Director Steve McCraw; Public Safety Commissioners Jason K. Pulliam (back, left), Cindy Leon, Manny Flores, and Randy Watson. Courtesy photo

Texas DPS honors Burnet trooper for his life-saving and meritorious actions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — A Burnet-based trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety has earned a Life Saving Award for his courage and successful effort in rescuing a motorist stranded in a low-water crossing during a torrential storm. (more…)

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Jenny Loza of First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg suffered ‘massive head trauma’ in a collision on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on June 9.

Woman fighting for her life after collision between church van, truck on US 281

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Fredericksburg woman continues to fight for her life after a head-on collision on U.S. 281 involving a church van she was driving back from a faith-based camp. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man accused of sexually abusing teen girl

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces several charges related to allegations he molested a teenage girl over a four-month period, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Authorities investigate ‘domestic disturbance’ shooting in Tow

STAFF REPORTS TOW — A woman’s condition is improving after she suffered a gunshot wound June 13 during a “domestic disturbance” involving her husband. (more…)

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Officials do not suspect foul play in a boat fire June 9 during which four occupants escaped into the water on Lake LBJ in Burnet County. Authorities towed the vessel to shore, where fire crews doused the blaze before the boat sunk to the bottom. Courtesy photo

Four escape boat fire on Lake LBJ in Cottonwood Shores

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Authorities are investigating the cause of a boat fire on Lake LBJ near a marina where at least four occupants dove into the water and escaped the blaze with non-life-threatening injuries. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. office at 801 Fourth St. in Marble Falls. To contact the EDC or for more information, go to marblefallseconomy.com or call (830) 798-7079. File photo

Marble Falls City Council eases oversight of EDC board policies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have approved granting the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. more autonomy in decision-making policies, including removing the council’s role in approving the selection of the entity’s executive director. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas has acquired the former NorthStar Bank branch on RR 2147 in Marble Falls. Image by Google Maps

FirstCapital Bank acquires former Marble Falls NorthStar branch

MIDLAND — FirstCapital Bank of Texas has signed a definitive agreement with Independent Bank to acquire Independent Bank’s branch in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Fire agencies will use an unoccupied former boat dealership at 2009 U.S. 281 as a training ground until the building’s demolition to clear the way for a future Panda Express. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Fire agencies to train in Marble Falls building set for demolition

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — To assess equipment needs and enhance training, three firefighting agencies will tear down the walls of a structure set to be demolished on U.S. 281 to clear the way for new business. (more…)

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These three lots, located on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street, are the future sites of new Habitat for Humanity homes in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Habitat for Humanity stakes out sites for three new homes in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity has staked out three new home sites on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street after a Marble Falls City Council zoning change cleared the way for construction. (more…)

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Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

Bob Sylvester lit the way for Granite Shoals airport

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — For many years, if a pilot wanted to land just after sunset at the Granite Shoals airport, they had to let Bob Sylvester know so he could flip a switch in his house and turn on the 32 “Christmas” lights. (more…)

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A map of the proposed Villages of Sienna Grove in Horseshoe Bay. Copyright of REES Associates Inc.

Horseshoe Bay residents raise concerns over retirement development

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Bay Country subdivision residents are raising concerns about a planned retirement center’s building size and height requests by the developer as well as potential traffic congestion issues. (more…)

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Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

Local and state law enforcement close Kingsland’s Lake LBJ Motel

STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — An investigation by several Burnet County law enforcement agencies as well as the state fire marshal led authorities to shutter a Kingsland motel after officials cited a number of health and safety concerns. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay mourns employee killed in work-related incident

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  HORSESHOE BAY — Co-workers and staff associated with Horseshoe Bay city employee Steve Hawley, who died recently, are undergoing grief counseling to help deal with the loss, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls police investigated a two-vehicle rollover collision reported about 12:30 p.m. June 5 on U.S. 281 at the Second Street intersection where at least one person was taken to the emergency room. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Two injured in rollover collision on U.S. 281, Second in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Emergency crews treated two people with “non-critical” injuries after a two-vehicle collision June 5 at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Second Street. (more…)

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EPA to ‘sniff’ out contaminants with test wells on Burnet square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a followup investigation to try to narrow down the source of suspected well water contamination using monitoring devices on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)

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UPDATE: Mission Hill goes through another lane switch

UPDATE: Mission Hill goes through another lane switch

UPDATE: The lanes on Mission Hill in Marble Falls have been returned to their previous assignments as of Thursday, June 1. Check back on DailyTrib.com for more. Read the previous story below. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Knowing which lane to use for right turns or whether to yield or stop at residential intersections […]

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Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HOUSTON — The maker of the original shock pad installed at Bulldog Field disputes Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s claim the company hasn’t offered to help resolve an issue that led to the replacement of part of the synthetic turf. (more…)

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Steel pipes support the top of the mosaic-tile wall map of the Highland Lakes, which faces RR 1431 from the original Highland Lakes Shopping Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

As it rebuilds, Kingsland bank looks to preserve iconic Highland Lakes map

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — If all goes well, the wall will not come tumbling down. That’s the word from Prosperity Bank officials about the iconic mosaic-tile map of the Highland Lakes that has been a fixture of Kingsland since 1964. (more…)

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