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Burnet officials clear middle school for third time

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials found themselves evacuating the Burnet Middle School again April 18 after finding another “non-specific” bomb threat in a bathroom. The school was evacuated around 10:30 a.m. Burnet Police Department and Burnet Fire Department units searched the entire campus but found no evidence of a device and allowed [...]

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Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls.

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Students return to campus after bomb threat at Burnet Middle School

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Middle School students returned to school about 3 p.m. April 14 after a second bomb threat in less than a week. Seventh- and eighth-grade students were moved off campus April 14 out of caution for a non-credible report of a bomb, according to school officials. Those students were moved to [...]

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Man allegedly takes shot at officers during hit-and-run investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man is behind bars on attempted capital murder charges after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of law enforcement officers and others following a hit-and-run incident late April 12. Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwight Hardin said deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers [...]

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LARRY BERKMAN

Retired Marble Falls coach jumping into MFISD school board race

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For more than three decades, Larry Berkman helped turn teenage boys into young men as the Marble Falls High School basketball coach. Now, he’s hoping to extend his influence as he recently announced his candidacy for Place 4 on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees in [...]

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Burnet Middle School student charged in bomb threat; weapons removed from home

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet police said they have detained a Burnet Middle School student in connection with an April 10 bomb scare at the campus. According to a city news release, the eighth-grade male suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center, charged with false report/alarm and will have a hearing at [...]

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Texas Medical Board suspends license of Marble Falls doctor

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of a Marble Falls physician who is facing felony drug charges. The board suspended Dr. Barlow Smith’s license April 3. The action went into immediate effect.

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Burnet Middle School gets an ‘all-clear’ after bomb threat

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — An “all-clear” has been issued for Burnet Middle School by the Burnet Police Department. A bomb threat at the Burnet Middle School about 9:40 a.m. April 10 forced students and staff to evacuate the school and relocate to the Burnet High School gym while emergency responders searched the [...]

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Mormon Mill community discusses future of neighborhood park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents living near the proposed park at Park Ridge/Park View in the Mormon Mill area stood before the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission during its monthly meeting April 7 to talk about their vision of what they would like it to be. In essence, they want [...]

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Lee’s Diner in Marble Falls serves up food off silver trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A bare patch of land at one of the busiest corners in Marble Falls, a hungry electrician wrapping up his work and a question all came together in such a way that Lee’s Diner became the town’s first food-trailer restaurant.

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Bluebonnet Festival in full bloom this weekend

BURNET — Are you trying to figure out what to do or if there’s something for you at this year’s Bluebonnet Festival? Well, we’ve listed a few of the things we enjoy below. Go to www.bluebonnetfestival.org for a complete list of activities and times.

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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. [...]

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Marble Falls EDC looks to buy land, spur growth downtown

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS — Economic Development Corp. officials are eyeing a tract of land between historic downtown Main Street and Lakeside Park for potential development such as a performing arts center, a hotel and conference center or a retail, eatery and lodging complex.

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Rosin up your bows for Llano Fiddle Fest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — If the Devil really wanted to find somebody playing a fiddle hot, then he should have skipped that trip to Georgia and stopped by Llano during the annual Llano Fiddle Fest weekend. “We’re going to see some of the best fiddle players in Texas and even from outside [...]

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