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Man struck and killed by vehicle after Marble Falls street brawl

Man struck and killed by vehicle after Marble Falls street brawl

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police are investigating the death of a man struck and killed by a vehicle following a street brawl in the early morning hours of Oct. 22. Marble Falls police have identified a number of suspects, who remain at large, according to Marble Falls Police Sgt. Trisha Ratliff. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police cite stolen car, alcohol in report following fatal crash

Granite Shoals police cite stolen car, alcohol in report following fatal crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An 18-year-old Granite Shoals man who died following a police pursuit Oct. 19 might have stolen the car he was driving at the time of his death, according to Granite Shoals Police Department officials. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

Granite Shoals man dies in crash during police pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An 18-year-old Granite Shoals man died Oct. 19 in a crash while being pursued by police, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Hall

Short stretch of Phillips Ranch Road to get biggest portion of funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The shortest segment of road on the proposed $3 million bond “reconfirm” vote in Granite Shoals will get the biggest dose of funding, but officials say they have a good reason for the expenditure: patchwork. (more…)

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Four people survived, but two pets died in a Horseshoe Bay mobile home fire Oct. 17 on Stag Road in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Woman recovers from burns, two dogs perish in Horseshoe Bay fire

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY— Investigators have released more details regarding a manufactured home fire in which four people suffered injuries and two pets died in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. (more…)

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Burnet officials released a conceptual design of the proposed police department to be located north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281. Courtesy rendering

Burnet police station plans take shape with release of design

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet city officials on Oct. 17 released a conceptual design of the future police station to be located on land north of the fire hall on U.S 281 south. Burnet City Council approved building on the city-owned parcel of land after narrowing the search from a list of 15 […]

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Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals voters to ‘reconfirm’ $3 million in road bonds in November

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Although already approved, Granite Shoals city leaders want to make sure they still have residents’ support for a $3 million bond issue for a scaled-down version of upgrades to the city’s main roadways. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

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School bus driver removes child who flashed unloaded BB gun

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — School officials are reminding parents to keep tabs on their children’s backpacks following an incident where an elementary student brought an unloaded BB gun onto the school bus in his backpack. Around 4 p.m. Oct. 10, witnesses on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus noticed the child with the […]

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The Granite Shoals Police Department purchased new firearms for each officer after receiving a grant from the Burnet County Friends of NRA. Courtesy Photo

Granite Shoals officers upgrade firearms, get training

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department upgraded the firearms for each one of its officers to help put the lawmen at an advantage in critical, life-and-death situations, officials said. GSPD officers recently completed training with nine Glock 9mm handguns, purchased with a grant from the Burnet County Friends of […]

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals town hall meeting on road bond Oct. 14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — When Granite Shoals residents sit in on a town hall meeting Oct. 14 on the road bond, they should leave with some solid answers on how it affects their property taxes. (more…)

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Burnet chooses site for new police station, offers cost estimate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — After narrowing the search from a list of 15 potential sites, Burnet officials have chosen the new location for the police station on a parcel of land adjacent to the fire hall on U.S 281 south, officials say. (more…)

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Thanks to $100,000 in donations and city funding, Live Oak Park in Burnet will get a new pavilion, a refurbished basketball court, lighting, and other improvements. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Live Oak Park gets funding for improvements

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet and the Lower Colorado River Authority partnered with the city of Burnet for funding to upgrade a family-friendly park in the southeast part of the community. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Mayors take stand against Burnet County rock crusher permit

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — The mayors of Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls have jumped into the fray against plans for a rock crushing facility just off the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — From kindling commercial interests to protecting the waterways, Horseshoe Bay’s leadership will utilize features outlined in the city’s long-range 2016 Comprehensive Report at an upcoming forum to gather more input and generate civic interest. (more…)

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A manufacturing company could lay down stakes on 16 acres in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park in an area where Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials cleared the way for new development. File photo

Manufacturing company considering move to Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials have taken steps to coax a manufacturing company to the city on several acres in an area of the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park opened for development with a roadway extension. (more…)

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The Highland Lakes Clean Air group lined U.S. 281 in southern Burnet County on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to protest the air quality permit application for a rock crushing operation. The group has invited the public to a second weekend of protests from 9 -5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the intersection of 281 and CR 403. Courtesy photo

Mining influx pits environmental concerns against economic impact

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — A mining industry representative has blasted environmental concerns by opponents of rock crusher permits, citing the economic benefits of aggregate materials tied to infrastructure and jobs. (more…)

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As part of a community health partnership, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls is offering health informational events to not only unveil available services but also enhance community wellness initiatives. File photo

Scott & White coaxing aging populations, new families to screenings

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From recovering after shoulder surgery to skin cancer screenings, Baylor Scott & White officials are inviting the public to several community outings for preventative care advice and free medical screenings and to get to know local health care workers. (more…)

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Flu season is here and could be severe; get your shots now

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The influenza season typically starts in October and peaks from December to February; however, this year, health care workers warn that more severe and widespread infection could emerge if patients fail to take precautions. (more…)

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Republic Services employees sort through recycling. Marble Falls residents can now recycle even more items through an agreement between the city and Republic Services. Photo from Republic Services Facebook page

Marble Falls recycling service expands with bigger bins, more items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Recycling just got easier in Marble Falls. On Oct. 2, Marble Falls residents started using bigger, 95-gallon recycling bins, but it wasn’t just the size of the bin that expanded thanks to a June agreement between the city and Republic Services, the local waste management provider. An amendment to […]

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — During a non-presidential election year, voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide on bond issues, some city and school elections, and a few state constitutional amendments. (more…)

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Opponents of a proposed rock crusher facility (pictured here Sept. 30) on U.S. 281 just south of Marble Falls are planning a second weekend of protests Oct. 7-8 at the intersection of 281 and CR 403 to express concerns about what they believe is an air quality issue should the operation move forward. Courtesy photo

Rock crusher opponents, advocates clash on danger of crystalline silica

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of two rock crusher permits in Burnet County have raised concerns about air quality connected to a substance called crystalline silica, but industry advocates scoff at their claims, saying the science does not support fears about pollution. (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

Online map for Marble Falls City Cemetery is ready

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Finding loved ones and historic figures buried at the Marble Falls City Cemetery won’t require walking from plot to plot in the hopes of stumbling upon for whom who you’re looking. (more…)

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Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victims of a fatal collision that happened Oct. 2 on an accident-plagued stretch of Texas 29. (more…)

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At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — At least two people died Oct. 2 following a crash involving multiple vehicles on Texas 29, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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