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Horseshoe Bay hires former Arlington agency leader as fire chief

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — An Arlington Fire Department administrator will join Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue as the city’s new fire chief beginning in August. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay conserves with drought-tolerant gardens, audits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Persistent drought has prompted a comprehensive water conservation campaign by the city of Horseshoe Bay that includes irrigation audits with potential fines, drought-tolerant demonstration gardens and a shift in perception about landscaping needs. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay strip mall faces potential condemnation after complaint

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — The Texan Mart, one of just two convenience stores in the city, could face condemnation after code enforcement investigators found dozens of violations involving building safety codes, leaks inside and outside the building and structural concerns with the roof, officials say. (more…)

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Small plane crash shuts down Texas 71 west of U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — A single-engine plane crash closed down traffic in both directions on Texas 71 for several hours between U.S. 281 and FM 2147 about 2 p.m. May 28. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Search for new Horseshoe Bay fire and police chiefs underway

Search for new Horseshoe Bay fire and police chiefs underway

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay is preparing to hire replacements for its fire and police chiefs after one agency leader recently resigned and the other is retiring, officials say. Police Chief Bill Lane is expected to announce his retirement after 16 years with the department. (more…)

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Russell Coty Powers, 30, of Burnet County was charged with fraud in connection with a burglary at Bay Pharmacy in Horseshoe Bay.

Bay Pharmacy break-in leads to prescription fraud suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have nabbed a “person of interest” in a burglary after connecting area pharmacy records with a customer illegally shopping for pain medications with multiple prescriptions, according to a Horseshoe Bay police investigator. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A state district judge sentenced Juston Aaron Curbow to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two Spicewood residents. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. […]

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Building permits for new housing construction have increased in the past couple of years in cities such as Marble Falls, but economy experts have expressed concerns that the housing market has not kept pace with the residential needs of the local workforce. File photo

Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

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A wind gust might be to blame in a helicopter crash at the Horsehoe Bay Airport on Dec.  29, according to police. A Horseshoe Bay man walked away with minor injuries. Courtesy photo

Helicopter crash at Horseshoe Bay Airport injures pilot

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — A man suffered minor injuries Dec. 29 after an apparent wind gust caused a private helicopter he was piloting to crash into the ground near an airport hangar, causing extensive damage to the aircraft, according to a Horseshoe Bay police report. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police charge former housekeeper in burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have recovered about $15,000 worth of reported stolen merchandise and arrested a Granite Shoals woman after an investigation into a rash of burglaries, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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