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Marble Falls leaders recently released a state-of-the-city report featuring the city's financial health, projects and business prospects. The report stated a Chick-fil-A, proposed in the 2100 block of U.S. 281, is expected to break ground in the early part of 2017, while Burger King officials are considering the southwest corner (pictured) of U.S. 281 and RR 1431. Staff photo

Marble Falls unveils timing of Chick-fil-A, Burger King and more projects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An annual state-of-the-city report has revealed business prospects for Marble Falls as well as its financial health, future and ongoing projects in the community, according to the document. (more…)

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Terry Wayne Perkins

Burnet officers, DPS nab serial theft and drug suspect after pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A serial car thief and burglary suspect remains behind bars after several agencies tracked him down using social media and road spikes after a cross-county pursuit, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted in connection with a stolen red 2003 Ford F150 pickup. (more…)

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Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — Authorities arrested a Blanco County kidnapping and sexual assault suspect Aug. 18 using social media to coax him to surrender in Bexar County, officials say. (more…)

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A Jeep Cherokee remained wedged in a cedar tree Aug. 18, a day after two men rescued a woman swept about 100 yards from a flooded low-water crossing. Courtesy photo

Heavy rain leads to swiftwater rescues in Tobyville and Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER TOBYVILLE — Emergency crews and good samaritans rescued motorists Aug. 17 in two incidents as swift water from torrential rain the past several days overtook a number of low-water crossings across the area, officials say. (more…)

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Officials with a rock-crushing facility and quarry operation have resubmitted an application for expansion, raising the ire of nearby residents who expressed concerns about water and air quality. File photo

Marble Falls quarry again seeks to expand, raising environmental concerns

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A rock quarry has rekindled its efforts to expand in two areas in Burnet County while opponents say they have yet to give up the fight to protect air and water quality. (more…)

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Bao Huyn and Aaron Barron

Puffy’s burglarized; one suspect reportedly points gun at officers during car chase

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two men suspected of burglarizing a Cottonwood Shores business took law enforcement on an early morning chase Aug. 17 with one suspect allegedly pointing a gun at officers before police finally stopped the two. (more…)

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The former Burnet Elementary School campus opens Aug. 23 as Quest High School. The elementary classes have moved to the renovated Shady Grove Elementary School. The facility changes are part of a 2014 school bond that are coming to fruition. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet CISD upgrades campuses, facilities before new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Facility improvements across Burnet Consolidated Independent School District highlighted the past several months as administrators and staff members put the final touches in time for the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Teachers at Burnet Elementary School have been moving their classrooms to Shady Grove Elementary, which reopens […]

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Granite Shoals names Boshears police chief; deer petition on ballot

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — After three months as the interim Granite Shoals police chief, Gary Boshears can put that behind him. At least, the “interim” part. (more…)

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Residents Charlotte Bales Dilworth of Kingsland and her sister, Brenda Bales Jefferson, posed with Spirt of Texas drag boat racer Scott Lumbert during LakeFest weekend Aug. 12 -14 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. Lumbert is recovering from injuries after a incident Aug. 14 during a pass in the top fuel hydro category. Courtesy photo

Drag boat racer in ICU after incident at Marble Falls LakeFest

UPDATE: As of Aug. 19, Scott Lumbert’s condition has improved and the swelling on his brain has subsided, according to a statement by his wife, Lynn Lumbert. Doctors also removed his chest tube. He remains at an Austin-area hospital recovering from injuries related to the drag boat crash. FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A […]

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Residents have complained to the city of Marble Falls about a half-block-long stucco wall in the 1500 block of RR 1431, the site of a proposed new Bealls department store under construction, but the developer says await the finished product. Staff photo

New Bealls building faces public criticism regarding 1431 view

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Construction of a side wall on the proposed new Bealls store on RR 1431 has prompted a torrent of complaints to city officials and on social media that have been critical of the current aesthetics as well as the developer’s decision to position the building’s storefront away […]

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Granite Shoals group submits petition against deer-feeding ban

Granite Shoals group submits petition against deer-feeding ban

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Citizens Advisory Group submitted its petition calling for a referendum of the No Deer Feeding Ordinance to the city council during the Aug. 9 meeting. (more…)

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Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say. (more…)

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Search crews recover man’s body from Lake LBJ; victim had been swimming from boat

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Search and rescue crews located the body of a man on Aug. 10 in Lake LBJ after he had gone missing the day before while swimming from a boat. (more…)

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Residents can give their input on Marble Falls’ parks and recreation outlook plan, which will help determine changes to local facilities such as Lakeside Park. Staff photo by David Bean

Survey to help shape future of Marble Falls parks

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls leaders are asking Highland Lakes residents to share their opinions on the city’s parks and recreation outlook plan. Mayor John Packer said the plan’s purpose is to create a clear set of objectives and provide direction for the parks and recreation system for the short […]

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KATHY OSBOURN and KALEB OSBOURN

Ex-Llano County dispatcher charged with hindering arrest of her son

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities looking for a suspect wanted for a parole violation arrested the man’s mother, a former Llano County dispatcher, according to a sheriff’s office report. (more…)

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Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A hotel/conference center to be located adjacent to Lakeside Park is expected to get its first monetary boost toward construction in the form of a $6.5 million bond, according to Marble Falls officials. (more…)

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Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK MILLS — A fire destroyed a home Aug. 4; however, a man and at least one pet managed to escape after neighbors alerted the homeowner to smoke pouring out of the house in Burnet County, officials say. The blaze was reported sometime before 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Bonnie […]

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Growth, aging lines could lead to water, wastewater rate increases

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Growing demand and aging infrastructure are two main reasons Marble Falls city leaders are eyeing rate increases for water and wastewater. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals Citizens’ Advisory Group is collecting signatures on a petition calling for a referendum by voters on the deer-feeding ban in Granite Shoals.

Group petitioning against deer-feeding ban in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals group wants residents to have the final say in whether they can feed deer after the city council recently adopted a “no deer feeding” ordinance. (more…)

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New Llano city manager begins first day at work

New Llano city manager begins first day at work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The first order of business for the new Llano city manager Aug. 1 involved not only getting to know the staff and the community but establishing himself as a leader with an “open door policy.” (more…)

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Kingsland man dies in three-car crash on U.S. 281 north of Blanco

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Investigators are trying to determine why a Kingsland motorist crossed over into oncoming traffic July 27, resulting in his death after a three-car collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Marble Falls police nab suspect after he brags about stealing truck

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A tipster helped Marble Falls police nab a suspect after the man bragged about stealing a vehicle with the keys inside from a driveway of a residence, authorities say. (more…)

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Kathryn Louise Preston, 48, was found guilty July 25 of murdering 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Courtesy photos

Kingsland woman found guilty of murder in 2014 death of man

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Llano County jury didn’t buy a 48-year-old defendant’s “battered woman” claim as a reason for killing 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez in Kingsland in August 2014. Instead, the jury on July 25 found Kathryn Louise Preston guilty of murder after a trial that lasted more than a week. (more…)

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Albert Monzon Jr., 14, of Marble Falls was killed in an automobile accident in Mexico over the weekend during a family trip.

Marble Falls teen dies in accident on family trip

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 14-year-old Marble Falls boy died during a family trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, in an automobile accident that sent several other family members to a hospital. (more…)

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MFISD holding laptop meeting for parents of grades 6-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District aims at preparing students for the ever-changing world, officials are asking parents and guardians of students in grades 6-10 to attend a laptop computer meeting. (more…)

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