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Cottonwood Shores eyes retail expansion with a new business on the horizon

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES – The Cottonwood Shores City Council cleared the way Aug. 21 for a new business to come to town. The council released easements in six lots on FM 1431 for a Dollar General.

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Cottonwood Shores VFD votes to change charter to resolve issue with city council

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department membership voted July 8 to change its dissolution clause in its charter as requested by the city council.

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Cottonwood Shores council wants VFD to change its charter — or else

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores city council wants the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department to change its charter or possibly lose the city’s contract for fire protection services. “The council has come to the conclusion we needed them to revise their dissolution clause,” Mayor Donald Orr said. The council asked the [...]

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MIKE RADEMAEKERS

L.A. actor takes lead role at Cottonwood Shores theater

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — When asked what brought him from Los Angeles to the Highland Lakes, Mike Rademaekers went literal about the transition. “My car,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a Prius.”

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Mission in Cottonwood Shores aids community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Cottonwood Shores Mayor Donald Orr stood watching the half-dozen youth move tires and cut some brush at the city’s BMX and skate park. He smiled. “This is great,” Orr said. “This is incredible. It’s wonderful.”

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Marble Falls ISD tightens security in wake of child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials have tightened security policies and launched facility monitoring procedures in the wake of a child pornography investigation involving a former technology department employee accused of collecting images of students in private areas at two campuses.

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Marble Falls ISD employee, ex-fire chief arrested in child porn case

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A former Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department chief and Marble Falls school employee is the target of a Texas Attorney General’s Office and Texas Rangers investigation regarding possible inappropriate photos taken on school property.

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Cottonwood Shores council rescinds no-confidence vote on volunteer fire department

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City Council members reasserted their support for the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department during their regular meeting June 5, rescinding their previous vote of no confidence. The council on May 15 passed a vote of no confidence with the department. During this fiscal year, the city pays $33,000 [...]

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores mayor indicted in alleged library theft in 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A Burnet County grand jury indicted a former Cottonwood Shores mayor and another woman earlier in May for allegedly making off with between $5,000 and $10,000 in equipment and supplies from the Cottonwood Shores Library in May 2013.

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term [...]

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Election Day is May 10 for Highland Lakes contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes municipal, emergency service district and school districts elections are May 10. There are a bevy of elections across the Highland Lakes for selecting school board members, city council members and even deciding major school bonds. The list of elections cuts across almost every municipality and school district. Below is a [...]

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores official charged with theft from city

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The former Cottonwood Shores administrator is accused of stealing a laundry list of items from the municipality prior to her resignation in June 2013. On April 8, Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Janet Kay Taylor-Carusi, 56, on theft of property charges between $1,500 and $20,000 for allegedly stealing a list [...]

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department picks new chief

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department chose training officer Heather Hyslop as the new fire chief Jan. 14. Hyslop replaces Deavon DeLancey, who resigned from the department Jan. 8. Hyslop has been a firefighter for seven years and a firefighter/EMT for the Houston Fire Department for three [...]

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