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U.S. 281 crash sends 85-year-old Marble Falls man to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An elderly man is recovering from injuries after a collision July 29 on U.S. 281 adjacent to the La Ventana subdivision on the south end of the city, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. The wreck happened at 8:17 p.m. on the highway at the La Ventana Drive […]

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Upcoming Burnet Job Fair making beneficial connections

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Businesses from across the Hill Country will participate in a job fair Aug. 6 in the hopes of finding eager people wanting to start a career. The event is 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 Jackson St. (more…)

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Baylor Scott & White hospital opens in Marble Falls with ER, labor and delivery

Baylor Scott & White hospital opens in Marble Falls with ER, labor and delivery

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the new Baylor Scott & White Medical Center opens 7 a.m. Aug. 3, it marks the realization of a dream that’s a decade old — even older, in some circles. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Russ Roberts new AD at First Baptist Christian School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Russ Roberts has been named the new athletic director at First Baptist Christian School. Roberts announced his hire July 23. (more…)

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A new home in the 700 block of Pierce Street in Burnet is among about a dozen lots purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp. for the My Town initiative, which works with the private housing industry to create more middle-income housing in the community. Courtesy photo

Burnet EDC cultivating city middle-income housing initiative

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Since Ryan Smith moved into a new house in the 700 block of Pierce Street in June, he has taken his time with the finishing touches. “Now I’m just working on getting everything set up,” he said. “Getting everything ready to turn it from a place to live into […]

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Toddler killed, 10-year-old hurt in Hoover’s Valley rollover

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — A 2-year-old boy has died and a 10-year-old child is in serious condition after a pickup truck rollover on a rural road in Burnet County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. The rollover was reported at 2:43 p.m. July 26 on CR 116 in Hoover’s Valley. […]

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Gateway neighbors deal with blasting, noise, dust at CVS construction site

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several weeks of construction, the CVS Pharmacy project has made quite an impact on nearby residents and businesses in the Gateway subdivision. (more…)

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Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

Body of man believed to be missing camper found near Lake Buchanan

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOW— After several days of searching, a volunteer fire crew on July 25 found what authorities believe is the body of a 50-year-old man who went missing in the middle of the night during an outing with friends at a Lower Colorado River Authority park, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

CONNIE SWINNEY• STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Potential economic development has prompted the owners of a 21,000 square-foot building to demolish an unoccupied structure considered a landmark for 30 years in the eastern entryway of the city. On July 23 and 24, crews tore down the structure built in 1986 as a school district facility. […]

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Granite Shoals outlines priorities, continues studying deer issue

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Council members learned about changes in the sales tax law, outlined priorities for the year and continued their conversation about the deer population during a special meeting July 21. (more…)

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Central Texas College grant to help students, businesses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Central Texas College received a $208,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to make paying for higher education easier for income-eligible students living in Burnet and Llano counties. An information meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls […]

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Hoover’s Valley father of 7 seriously injured in ATV crash

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HOOVER’S VALLEY —  A father of seven fights for his life at University Medical Center Brackenridge after an all-terrain vehicle accident on CR 118 on what was supposed to be a night of fun with friends, according to family members. (more…)

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Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The synthetic turf has been installed at Bulldog Field at Burnet High School. Now workers are busy adding some of the final touches to the turf, the black fencing around the facility and the new eight-lane track. (more…)

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Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A young man who brightened the lives of many will be laid to rest July 25. Stephen Roy Sylvester Jr. died July 17 in Austin. On his Facebook page, friends and acquaintances remembered Sylvester as a loving and caring individual. (more…)

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