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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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Felon arrested for threatening Marble Falls teens with an ‘air-soft’ pistol

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A man previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated sexual assault of a child, faces new charges after he allegedly threatened a group of teenagers with a pistol.

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Suspect in Kingsland truck theft caught in Galveston

FROM STAFF REPORTS GALVESTON — Authorities have caught the fourth fugitive in the past two weeks with the latest suspect accused of injuring a police officer with a vehicle, according to reports. Authorities say they captured 36-year-old Rocky Drew McIntosh after a 12:20 a.m. warrant dispatch Oct. 11 in Galveston.

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Cedar Park police capture Burnet County escapee

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — Police captured a Burnet County Jail inmate who assaulted a deputy and took his weapon before fleeing on foot Oct. 11. A Burnet County deputy had transported Murl Lamb, 40, to the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on Oct. 11. As medical staff was treating the inmate, police say [...]

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$2 million bond set for Burnet County man in murder case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — State District Judge Allan Garrett set a $2 million bond on Oct. 7 for Garrett James Ballard, 21, who faces a capital murder of multiple persons charge for allegedly gunning down two of his friends in August.

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Burnet police take gun-waving woman at H-E-B into custody

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Police responded to a local grocery story after a caller reported a woman in the parking lot waving a gun. Burnet officials said officers arrived at the H-E-B, 105 S. Broadway, at 4:53 p.m. Oct. 8 in response to a call about a women waving a gun around and putting [...]

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Burglary, drug fugitive caught after three-county search

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Authorities have captured a fugitive Oct. 8 who was on the loose after a nine-hour manhunt in Brady, Mason and Llano counties, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

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Officials hold U.S. 281 bridge ceremony before opening Oct. 9

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls welcomed its first non-construction vehicle Oct. 9. Local, county and state officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the north end of the southbound bridge at about 9 a.m. before two 2014 Ford Mustangs crossed the bridge.

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