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'Raging' Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

‘Raging’ Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO —  City officials sent a warning to residents May 29 to stay away from the river after closing two flooded parks to traffic and the Llano Municipal Golf Course because of several days of storms and flooding in the community. Rain in the city of Llano as well as […]

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Almost 300 STAAR exams are missing for Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School sophomores and staff did everything correct when it came to the English II End-of-Course STAAR test, but a box with 298 exams is apparently missing. (more…)

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City crews clear up fallen trees at Marble Falls parks after storm

Brian Murphy of the city of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department uses a chain saw to cut branches into smaller pieces to be removed from Westside Park on May 29. The pieces were the result of a tree at the park that was uprooted because of a severe storm that passed through city around […]

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Police: Prepare for traffic from Brother Max Copeland’s funeral

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the community prepares to honor the life and lay to rest longtime Baptist preacher Brother Max Copeland on May 29, law enforcement unveiled traffic routes and anticipated delays in and around the city. Copeland served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Marble Falls for 42 […]

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Small plane crash shuts down Texas 71 west of U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — A single-engine plane crash closed down traffic in both directions on Texas 71 for several hours between U.S. 281 and FM 2147 about 2 p.m. May 28. (more…)

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Crash near roadside fire on 281 sends Spicewood firefighter to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Motorists slowing to look at a roadside grass fire caused a chain reaction collision on U.S. 281 on May 26, sending two people —  including a volunteer firefighter — to the emergency room, according to the police report. (more…)

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At least 2 dead in Blanco County floods; volunteers assist victims

At least 2 dead in Blanco County floods; volunteers assist victims

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BLANCO — Rescue crews, volunteers and families begin recovery efforts after several days of storms and soaking rains through the Memorial Day weekend resulted in two reported deaths and damage to at least 20 homes along the Blanco River, officials say. (more…)

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New Granite Shoals Mayor Carl Brugger took the oath of office May 26 at the city council's regular meeting. Photo from graniteshoals.org

Granite Shoals discusses road repairs, welcomes elected officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — On a night when new and old council members were honored and welcomed, the Granite Shoals City Council also accomplished plenty during its regular meeting May 26. (more…)

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Burnet seeks grant to replace Hamilton Creek Park playscape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — If all goes well, children could enjoy a new playscape in Hamilton Creek Park later this year. Burnet city officials told council members during the regular meeting May 26 that staff plans to submit a request to the Lower Colorado River Authority for a grant to replace playscape […]

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Bertram man gets 30 years in connection to major meth operation

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Bertram man who local and state law enforcement authorities believed was behind an operation that put between 4-5 pounds of methamphetamine on Highland Lakes streets will spend the next three decades in prison. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 11 years for drug conviction

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury deliberated for 15 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against a 50-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine. The same jury recommended an 11-year prison sentence for Shanney Velwood after the punishment phase of the trial May 20. (more…)

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Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 23 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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