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In the spirit of her family’s involvement in civil service, Megan Klaeger — an attorney and community volunteer — has filed to run for Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Megan Klaeger files to run for Marble Falls City Council

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  Megan Klaeger comes from family familiar with political and legal service, so when she threw her hat into the Marble Falls City Council race, her decision seemed like a natural progression of her activities in the community. (more…)

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MFISD invites parents, community to give input in principal search

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Parents and community members can have a say in what they’re looking for in a new Marble Falls High School principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board and superintendent outlined the process and timeline for identifying and hiring a new principal during the regular Jan. 16 board meeting. […]

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Retired city official Crista Bromley has filed to run for mayor of Burnet. Courtesy photo

Crista Bromley hopes to return to city service in bid for Burnet mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Crista Bromley might have retired from city service, but she’s not finished serving the city of Burnet. On Jan. 18, Bromley filed to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. (more…)

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Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

HORSESHOE BAY — Images from Lake LBJ show the effects of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s drawdown in recent weeks. Lake LBJ has been lowered about 4 feet to allow customers and lakeside property owners the chance to perform maintenance work. The LCRA does not anticipate needing to operate floodgates, but it has continued to […]

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Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND —  Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects accused of damaging property and breaking into two collection boxes at the U.S. Post Office in Kingsland, officials say. (more…)

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Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (more…)

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Thieves destroyed property and stole items Jan. 13 at the Buchanan Dam Volunteer Fire Department. Courtesy photo

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department break-in results in significant losses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who broke into a volunteer fire department, destroyed equipment, and burglarized the building, causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage. (more…)

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Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

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Report: Post-wielding man attacks postal worker

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — Authorities have arrested a Spring Branch man accused of attacking two people, including a postal worker, and threatening Blanco County deputies after the incident, according to a sheriff’s investigator. (more…)

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Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Burnet police officer is fighting to recover from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 10 on U.S. 281, officials say. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the junction of 281 and FM 1855 (Fairland Road) in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Gas crews installing new line Jan. 12 in north Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — City officials said gas crews will be installing new gas lines in the north part of Marble Falls on Thursday, Jan. 12. ATMOS Energy will be installing the new line in the area of U.S. 281 near Bluebonnet and Northwood drives. According to the city of Marble Falls, “There […]

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New Marble Falls fire marshal Thomas Crane. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls hires former Travis County employee as fire marshal

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS —  City officials have chosen Thomas “Tommy” Crane as Marble Falls’ new fire marshal. Crane has 29 years in the fire service with the past 15 years serving as the assistant chief of prevention for Travis County Emergency Service District No. 2 (Pflugerville Fire Department). (more…)

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Plans are underway for the proposed annexation and potential private development of approximately 75 acres on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls. Courtesy map

Proposed south Marble Falls annex could be used for business, apartments

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — What was once primarily pasture land on a well-known family-owned property could be transformed into a business and multi-family housing development following the pending annexation of a 75-acre tract on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Vandalism a setback to renovations at old Burnet Elementary

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Vandals caused as much as $10,000 in damage to the old Burnet Elementary School, which is under renovation to be used by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Officials reported the incident Jan. 9 on the grounds of the unoccupied building, 607 Vanderveer. (more…)

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Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new playscape at Johnson Park will be unique to the city of Marble Falls. That’s the word from Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man in meth ring receives federal sentence

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A Granite Shoals man along with several others at the center of a methamphetamine operation received a sentence in federal court for dealing the illicit drug, keeping a cache of weapons, and illegally distributing cash across the state, officials say. On Nov. 22, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin […]

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The Federal Correctional Facility in Bastrop, where Larry Dewayne Hill is currently serving his sentence. Photo from BOP.gov.

Convicted drug dealer seeks new life in Granite Shoals after commuted sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — Convicted drug dealer Larry Dwayne Hill said he has a plan to live a different life when he gets out of federal prison. Hill is among more than two dozen people in Central Texas who were either pardoned or had their sentences commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama. […]

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Kirk Daniel Hullum, 32, and Sterling James Teall, 26, are suspects in a Bertram-area home burglary, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy photos

BCSO: Bertram burglary suspects barricade themselves in bathroom

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — Two Austin men are in custody and each charged with a felony after authorities say they broke into a Bertram-area home on New Year’s Day and barricaded themselves in a bathroom when Burnet County deputies arrived. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls parks technician Brian Murphy places a soundboard on a wall in the Westside Park Community Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls getting parks in shape as residents enjoy warm weather

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the warm weather in late December at city parks in Marble Falls. Amid children cavorting on playscapes, couples enjoying picnics, and boaters launching from docks, the parks and recreation department staff is busy with renovations, including improvements to the […]

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Pellet gun-toting shooter alarms Sunset Oaks motorist; suspect sought after windshield damaged

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SUNSET OAKS  — Burnet County authorities sent a warning to a suspect who allegedly took aim at a motorist using a pellet gun on a rural roadway recently. The incident was reported at about 11 p.m. Dec. 19 just off CR 269 in the Sunset Oaks subdivision, east of Bertram. […]

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Lampasas authorities nab Christmas car burglary suspects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LAMPASAS — Authorities arrested three drug suspects found loitering behind a motel Dec. 22 and charged them with more than a dozen vehicle burglaries, halting their alleged holiday theft spree, according to a Lampasas Police Department report. (more…)

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Site of construction for Chick-fil-A in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Karla Held

Construction sign means Chick-fil-A closer to opening

Drivers along U.S. 281 in Marble Falls may notice a new sign announcing the construction of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant.

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Blanco County authorities need help finding rural burglars

JOHNSON CITY — Blanco County investigators are on the trail of a possible burglary operation where more than $40,000 of items were stolen from a residence in a single incident.

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The historic depot building, 801 U.S. 281, will serve as the new hub for the CARTS regional transportation service with a grand opening Jan. 13. Staff photo by Karla Held

Marble Falls CARTS program moving to old train depot

MARBLE FALLS — CARTS buses are scheduled to “roll” into service from a newly renovated hub converted from an historic train depot just off U.S. 281 in January.

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Community outcry prompts speed reduction proposal on US 290

Community outcry prompts speed reduction proposal on US 290

FROM STAFF REPORTS STONEWALL –  A leisurely trip to Fredericksburg just might become a little safer if a Texas Department of Transportation speed reduction proposal gains approval, officials say. Following a traffic study, TxDOT staff concluded that a reduction in the speed limit from 70 mph to 60 mph along U.S. 290 between Fredericksburg and […]

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