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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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Police: Masked suspects shoot Marble Falls man in residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police are investigating a late night shooting that sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital with two bullet wounds. (more…)

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Tanya Lynn Slaughter and Courtney Slaughter

Llano police arrest woman twice in week’s time on meth charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano police arrested a 35-year-old woman for methamphetamine. Then, seven days later, officers found themselves doing the same thing with the same woman — this time with a lot more drugs. The first arrest also included the woman’s 17-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old man. (more…)

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David Paul Vanscoy, 54, was killed July 19 after being struck by two vehicles while walking to work on U.S. 281 in the early morning hours. Courtesy photo

Pedestrian killed in early morning Marble Falls accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 54-year-old man walking to work died July 19 after two vehicles struck him in the 3100 block of U.S. 281 North. (more…)

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The Granite Shoals City Council on July 12 passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer within city limits. After Sept. 12, residents will receive fines for feeding the animal.

Granite Shoals bans feeding deer within city limits; fines start Sept. 12

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents are no longer allowed to feed deer after the city council adopted an ordinance prohibiting such activity during its meeting July 12. (more…)

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New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — They warned us it was coming, and now it’s here. The lower speed limits on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls are now in effect. (more…)

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UPDATE: Meadowlakes boil water notice has been lifted

UPDATE: Officials lifted the boil water notice July 15. FROM STAFF REPORTS MEADOWLAKES — City of Meadowlakes officials are asking residents to boil water before consumption July 14 due to reduced pressure in the system. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A judge sentenced a 40-year-old Burnet County woman to 35 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her mother in April 2015. (more…)

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Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A timeshare development project by an international company that is nearing completion will offer dozens of units and is expected to add a substantial boost to the city of Marble Falls tax base, officials say. (more…)

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87-year-old man dies in head-on collision near Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — An elderly Horseshoe Bay man died July 10 after a head-on collision on Texas 71, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. about six miles east of Horseshoe Bay. (more…)

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Matthew Moss

Sunrise Beach man arrested after police chase, faces felony drug charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — An early morning chase July 10 with a suspect eventually led police to a Sunrise Beach residence where they discovered what was believed to be 40 grams of methamphetamine. The investigation also netted five people, including the initial suspect. (more…)

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MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

UPDATE: Failure to yield cited in 281 crash that killed retired teacher

MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

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Game wardens looking for hit-and-run boating suspect

LAKE LBJ — Investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding a boating suspect who collided with a swimmer making her way from a boat to a nearby dock.

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BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

Burnet man accused of placing hidden camera in neighbor’s bathroom

BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

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A fire at Century Asphalt Materials on U.S. 281 prompted a temporary evacuation of about 75 residents in the Burnet area due to a concern about flammable chemicals at the site. Courtesy photo

U.S. 281 reopens and dozens return home after asphalt plant fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Crews snuffed an equipment fire July 6 at an asphalt facility on U.S. 281 that resulted in the evacuation of several dozen residents and the temporary closure of the highway, officials said. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the first homes in the Gregg Ranch development are ready in late 2017, it will fill a need local leaders have been eyeing for some time. (more…)

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DIANNE LUCE BREWER

Llano County home with murder and arson past raided, meth seized

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Authorities arrested a 51-year-old woman found with a large quantity of methamphetamines on a property where investigations into past incidents of arson, murder and suicide have occurred, according to reports. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs pay raise for city manager, home exemption

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a two-year contract extension and a 6 percent pay raise for City Manager Ken Nickel on June 28 to bump up his salary to $101,500 a year. The increase was the result of an annual review. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council on June 21 unanimously voted against the passage of an expanded tree ordinance over concerns it might hinder development in the city. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

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Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

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Kelly Fox

Two MFISD board members resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two members of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees have resigned due to one moving out of the district and the other having a family member newly hired on as an athletic coordinator for the district, officials say. (more…)

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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Michelle Weems

Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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