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Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

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Burnet man dies in motorcycle accident on Park Road 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 59-year-old Burnet man died July 20 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed on Park Road 4. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said James Chandler was driving his 1997 Kawasaki Vulcan east on Park Road 4 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle left the [...]

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Marble Falls resolution focuses on border crisis, influx of children

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though the U.S.-Mexico border is several hundred miles away, Marble Falls leaders want nothing to do with the influx of children crossing into the country that’s left some communities bewildered and the federal government reeling over what to do with the 50,000-plus unaccompanied youth.

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Burnet school officials talk $26M bond, tax rate

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Action taken by the Texas Legislature almost four years ago reared its head during a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District discussion on a proposed bond package, teacher pay and campus maintenance.

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Solar-powered cars ‘invade’ Marble Falls during challenge

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Drivers along U.S. 281 in Burnet County might have noticed something odd July 21. They weren’t spaceships — or boats on wheels.

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Beer by the Bay Music Festival hot ticket in Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Beers, bands and bites will comprise the three-day Beer by the Bay Music Festival in Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 1-3. “We’re extremely excited about the Beer By the Bay Music Festival,” said Bryan Woodward, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s chief marketing officer. “We have 10 talented musical acts coming to Horseshoe [...]

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Police arrest second suspect in Marble Falls armed robbery

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Burnet police arrested the second man wanted in an alleged Marble Falls home robbery that occurred July 11. Burnet police booked Jacob Michael Murley into the Burnet County Jail on an aggravated robbery charge. He was also charged with three alleged drug-related crimes, one felony and two [...]

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Marble Falls parks projects might have to wait

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners learned July 7 the city’s Capital Improvements Projects committee will not be recommending that the city council spend more than $100,000 on three park projects. Director Robert Moss told the commissioners of the decision during their regular meeting.

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Marble Falls man gets life for multiple DWIs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — State District Judge Dan Mills sentenced a 46-year-old Marble Falls man to life in prison after a Burnet County jury convicted him July 15 on his sixth driving-while-intoxicated charge.

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Marble Falls police ID armed robbery suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS  UPDATE: Following a tip to Marble Falls police, Jacob Rashad Chubb, 30, was arrested at 3:09 p.m. July 15 as he was driving away from a house on the 1100 block of Avenue F in Marble Falls. Investigators say he was taken into custody without incident and was expected to be booked into [...]

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Granite Shoals woman charged with embezzling from Marble Falls dentist office

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals woman allegedly admitted to Marble Falls police that she took several thousand dollars from the dentist office at which she had once worked.

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Llano County reinstates burn ban for unincorporated areas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Llano County Commissioners enacted a burn ban July 14 for the unincorporated portions of the county. The commissioners lifted the ban in May. A lack of rainfall, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, brought about a new ban.

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Burnet man pleads guilty to killing his grandfather

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A 24-year-old man will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandfather in November 2013.

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Plea deal possible in Colt Elementary PTO theft case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Attorneys are negotiating a possible plea deal in the indictment of a former Colt Elementary PTO treasurer accused of stealing as much as $30,000 from the volunteer organization, according to the prosecutor in the case.

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