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Cottonwood Shores names police chief; new hire from Brownwood

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The city of Cottonwood Shores has found its new police chief. Tom Williams, previously a police officer in Brownwood, accepted the city’s offer to be its next police chief. He will start Nov. 17.

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Cottonwood Shores has police chief candidate, hiring process

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores City Council came to an agreement with city staff on the hiring process for a new police chief during a special meeting Nov. 10. The council voted in executive session to approve city administrator and city secretary Sheila Moore’s recommendation of a candidate and not […]

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department elects new chief

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Travis Hockensmith as fire chief during a special meeting. Former chief Heather Hyslop will remain a member of the department as a firefighter. She also remains a member of the Houston Fire Department. Hyslop was named as the department’s fire chief […]

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Cottonwood Shores police chief resigns; list of candidates down to seven

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After more than two years, Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Harold Piatt has resigned to focus more on his private security business.

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Cottonwood Shores celebrating town with new festival Oct. 18

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — OK, the date of the first ever Cottonwood Rocks festival is still a week or two away, but sometimes you just want to shout about something new and cool. At least that’s how Mary Ann Plumlee and her husband, Bill, feel about this event.

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Outdoor market and bazaar a possibility in Cottonwood Shores

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — An outdoor market might soon sprout up off FM 2147 on the western end of the city. Tentatively set to debut Oct. 28, the Castlerock Market and Art Bazaar could make Cottonwood Shores a new destination for vendors and shoppers.

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Cottonwood Shores VFD accepts contract for emergency services

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — Residents of Cottonwood Shores will have emergency services for another year. The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department voted unanimously to accept the city’s contract as written during its Sept. 16 board meeting.

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Cottonwood Shores fire service negotiations with city break down

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials say they might seek fire services from an outside agency should the volunteer fire department reject a proposed fire service contract on Sept. 18 during a regular council meeting.

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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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