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Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)



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Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BERTRAM — The days of baking only a handful of Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cakes at a time might be over for Bridget and Will McCoy after the couple nabbed first place in the 2017 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. (more…)



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Granite Shoals proposes property tax rate bump to increase fire protection

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is proposing to nudge up the property tax rate by about 1.6 cents, but residents still have time to put in their two cents about the change. (more…)



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Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department investigators are reconstructing a suspected accident scene on Lake LBJ where a Kingsland man died following a boat crash Aug. 13. (more…)



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Time2Eat on Main in Marble Falls will serve cafe-style food during breakfast and lunch. Staff photo by London Gibson

Local flavor on the menu at new Marble Falls Main Street restaurants

STAFF WRITER LONDON GIBSON MARBLE FALLS — While a surge of national food chains has hit Marble Falls, two new local restaurants on Main Street might just stanch the franchise flood, or at least keep a local flavor downtown. (more…)



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The Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a blaze Aug. 11 that destroyed a business in the 2300 block of RR 1431. Courtesy photo

Fire destroys household resale shop on RR 1431 in Kingsland

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — The owner of a consignment store on RR 1431 is picking up the pieces Aug. 11 following a suspected electrical fire that destroyed his business. (more…)



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Marble Falls Officer Cory Munoz subdues a pickup truck driver after the man became belligerent with emergency personnel at the scene of a collision Aug. 11 in the 1100 block of Avenue K in Marble Falls. The driver was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls. Information about his condition and possible charges is pending. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

After struggle, Marble Falls man detained following collision with cars, utility pole

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls man could face charges in a case in which he’s accused of driving erratically, crashing into three vehicles and a utility pole, cutting power to several blocks in the city, and resisting officers, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)



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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)



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The Granite Shoals City Council is holding a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in its chambers at City Hall, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Granite Shoals City Council special meeting on tax rate, road bond

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 10, to consider the proposed tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year and how to word a road bond proposal on the November ballot. (more…)



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Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano crews were able to shut down a damaged sewer line that was leaking domestic wastewater into Oatman Creek after heavy rainfall Aug. 7 caused flooding that apparently broke the line. (more…)



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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)



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Llano warns residents after 150,000 gallons of wastewater spills into creek

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — City of Llano officials estimate about 150,000 gallons of domestic wastewater spilled into Oatman Creek, which feeds the Llano River, after a storm Aug. 7 dumped 7-7½ inches of water on the creek, causing a break in the wastewater line. (more…)



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Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

Llano lifts water usage restriction for southside residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The city of Llano has lifted its restriction on water usage for residents on the south side of town. Llano officials posted a notice at about 9 a.m. Aug. 8 on the city website informing residents, “You may resume normal water use at this time. We appreciate your patience during […]



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Llano asks some residents to limit water use after lightning strike

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano officials are asking people on the south side of town to limit their water use to “essential use” only after a lightning strike. (more…)



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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney Read more: http://www.dailytrib.com/2017/07/27/4-story-parking-garage-take-spot-next-lakeside-park/#ixzz4op8GeurZMarble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Parking garage is part of the bigger picture, Marble Falls leaders say

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — It’s not just for the hotel/conference center. That’s one of the messages that came out of the city of Marble Falls’ Capital Improvement Plan Committee meeting Aug. 3, particularly in regards to a proposed $4.5 million parking garage. (more…)



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City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members cleared the way for the proposed eastside footprint of a hotel/conference center, which is part of private-public partnership coordinated by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. (more…)



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Keith Maynard and Johnny Loehr face drug charges in a July 25 arrest at a Burnet County home.

Two men face drug charges after authorities find meth, firearms in Burnet County home

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1500 block of Buchanan Drive in Burnet County on July 25 and recovered drugs and firearms. The search also resulted in two people facing drug charges. (more…)



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Northland moves to new Marble Falls location, plans to expand services

Northland moves to new Marble Falls location, plans to expand services

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — One of the largest cable TV, phone, and internet service providers in the Highland Lakes has moved its operations to a more visible location and announced plans to expand its services. (more…)



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Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An 8 percent hike in appraised property values prompted the Marble Falls City Council on Aug. 1 to approve a city tax rate lower than the current one and a rate recommended by city staff. The council discussed the 2017-18 budget year item at its regular meeting. (more…)



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Jimmy Richard Lerma (left) was arrested July 30 on a charge of driving while intoxicated after Marble Falls police say he struck and killed Jerrod Bradford Young on U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

Police: Man arrested on DWI charge after US 281 pedestrian death

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The accused is identified as Jimmy “Richard” Lerma as Burnet County Jail officials have confirmed that he has used the alias Richard in the past.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Authorities arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving after he struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking […]



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Marble Falls mulls $65,000-a-year ‘downtown coordinator’ job

Marble Falls mulls $65,000-a-year ‘downtown coordinator’ job

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have proposed a new position, potentially funded with a combination of city, sales, and tourism dollars, that will be involved in coordinating and organizing activities and improvements for downtown Marble Falls business owners and event planners. (more…)



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Marble Falls moving toward lower property tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council will take one more step toward adopting a lower property tax rate during its regular Aug. 1 meeting. Before any adoption, however, the council must schedule a public hearing and reading of an ordinance adopting the rate. The council will discuss and possibly vote […]



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Uptown Sound on Main Street in Marble Falls is partnering with the Brass Hall parent company Elevated Minds Music Group. Staff photo by Jared Fields

CORRECTION: Uptown Sound collaborates with Brass Hall parent company

STAFF WRITER JOANNA KOPP EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous published article about Uptown Sound, we incorrectly stated the venue had been sold to Elevated Minds Music Group. This was incorrect as Corey and Melissa Whitaker have not sold it and are still the owners. We apologize for this error and any problems it might have […]



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Community support inspires Noon Spoon owner to reopen in wake of burglary

Community support inspires Noon Spoon owner to reopen in wake of burglary

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Noon Spoon Cafe owner Jennifer Cayce credited community support and personal strength for her motivation to reopen two days after a destructive burglary at her eatery. (more…)



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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

4-story parking garage could take spot next to Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have unveiled plans for a proposed parking garage north of a potential hotel/conference center project on Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. property adjacent to Lake Marble Falls. (more…)



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Granite Shoals moving ahead with re-annexation of Beaver Island and Web Isle

Granite Shoals moving ahead with re-annexation of Beaver Island and Web Isle

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council gave its approval to begin the process of re-annexing Beaver Island and Web Isle during its regular meeting July 25. This follows an agreement between the city and residents of the island and the isle that, after seven years, the two would be […]



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