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Spike Dykes speaks at a previous Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party. File photo

Friends remember Spike Dykes as a gentleman and an inspiration

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Former Texas Tech University football coach William Taylor “Spike” Dykes made his name coaching on the gridiron in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Flames shoot from a Horseshoe Bay house after a fire broke out in the structure at about 5 p.m. March 30. Workers nearby reported the fire. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, assisted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Granite Shoals Fire Department, battled the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes. The house was unoccupied at the time. The cause is still under investigation. Courtesy photos

Unoccupied Horseshoe Bay home ‘heavily damaged’ by blaze

FROM STAFF REPORT HORSESHOE BAY —  Fire heavily damaged an unoccupied home in the 200 block of Wennmohs Place in Horseshoe Bay on March 30, but fire crews were able to protect neighboring homes as they extinguished the blaze. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department recently trained together at the Marble Falls public yard to hone the first responders' skills at accident scenes. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay first responders simulate crash scenes for team training

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — From cutting through metal in a scorched vehicle to rushing a patient into an ambulance, the ability of first responders to successfully accomplish such feats requires regular training as well as experience. (more…)

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Planners of the Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay development, modeled after a neighboring community in Lakeway (pictured), have launched a 300-unit community comprised of villas, townhouses, and golf course estates within Summit Rock, located just off RR 2147 West and Texas 71. Photo courtesy of tuscanvillage.com

Village for 55 and older planned for Summit Rock in Horseshoe Bay

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Lakeway-based developer Legend Communities has launched an age-restricted community project within the footprint of the fledgling Horseshoe Bay golf course development Summit Rock. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas president and American Bank Association chairman-elect Ken Burgess (left) of Horseshoe Bay and Midland joined other ABA officials Laurie Stewart, Jeff Szyperski, Luanne Cundiff, Dorothy Savarese, Rob Nichols, Leslie Andersen, Tim Zimmerman, Rebeca Romero, and Scott Heittkamp with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office following a meeting March 9. The president invited ABA officials and community bank representatives to the meeting so he could hear their concerns and challenges. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay banker meets with Trump in relief effort for small banks

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Ken Burgess, chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, and other community bankers voiced their concerns with President Donald Trump during a White House meeting, the Horseshoe Bay resident liked what he heard in the president’s response. (more…)

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The Horseshoe Bay municipal complex will close from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 while the city's police department conducts an active shooter drill on the grounds to enhance response and training for staff and emergency personnel. File photo

Active shooter drill to test Horseshoe Bay city employees

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Officials will close the Horseshoe Bay municipal complex for two hours Feb. 23 to conduct a drill to help first responders and Horseshoe Bay city staff arm themselves with training on what to do in an active shooter situation. (more…)

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DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently indicted a suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano County, documents revealed. (more…)

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Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES — Officials have released a survey that indicated an overall favorable impression of a proposed Wirtz Dam bridge project, which would provide a bypass adjacent to Marble Falls. (more…)

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PHOTOS: Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

PHOTOS: 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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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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Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — A Horseshoe Bay man faces a charge he sexually assaulted an underaged female using the threat of violence and revealing to her parents that she attended a party with her friends, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

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Round Rock woman dies in crash outside Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating the cause of a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 on Nov. 1 in Llano County. The accident was reported around 8:20 p.m. that evening three miles west of Horseshoe Bay, according to the DPS. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay raises utility and tax rates, OKs $4M in bonds

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — With an eye on a water plant expansion project and keeping utility rates down, Horseshoe Bay city leaders have raised the tax rate a penny while approving an almost $15 million budget. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley discusses a proposed bridge that would cross the Colorado River below Wirtz Dam joining Wirtz Dam Road (about 3 miles west of Marble Falls) with a spur off RR 2147 between Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay. Oakley, who first proposed the idea more than a decade ago as a Burnet County commissioner, said the span would help alleviate traffic congestion in and around Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Officials discuss bridge below Wirtz Dam as solution to 281 traffic

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Burnet County Judge James Oakley was first elected to the Burnet County Commissioners Court in 1998 as Precinct 4 commissioner, he began advocating for an improved bridge below Wirtz Dam as a way to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 281 and through Marble Falls. (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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James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay annexes 600 acres to repel heavy industry

Horseshoe Bay annexes 600 acres to repel heavy industry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Two communities have joined the city of Horseshoe Bay through annexation as adjacent landowners signed agreements with the municipality to keep heavy industry from developing in and around the city limits, officials said. On March 10, several residents met with Horseshoe Bay City Council members and city […]

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Horseshoe Bay City Council recently voted to allow open carry during public meetings. File photo

Horseshoe Bay council votes to allow open carry at public meetings

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — As the open carry law takes hold in the state of Texas, local public entities have grappled with whether to allow firearms in their buildings to address what they perceive as gaps in the statute. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police, Virginia authorities find missing 8-year-old

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Police announced that a Horseshoe Bay girl missing since August has been found “safe and sound.” (more…)

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Former Horseshoe Bay resident with past convictions gets life in child molestation case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A former Horseshoe Bay man with two Colorado convictions of sexual abuse of a child is heading to a Texas prison for life after a Llano County jury convicted him of molesting another child from 2013 to 2014. (more…)

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Raymon James Brondo, Devon James Cole White and Henry Pina II were charged with aggravated robbery.

Three men arrested in Horseshoe Bay aggravated robbery

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities arrested three men Dec. 13 after they were accused of knocking on a door at a residence, flashing a gun and demanding cash, according to Horseshoe Bay police. (more…)

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Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are tackling what city council members have determined is an overpopulation of white-tailed deer causing health and safety problems in their communities, officials say. Courtesy photo

Communities battle deer populations blamed for crashes, health hazards

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Motorist safety, property damage and the potential for diseased herds have prompted several cities in the Highland Lakes to take steps to rid their communities of an overabundance of white-tailed deer, officials say. Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are three communities in various stages of deer-control efforts […]

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Funding for public input, surveys and meetings has breathed new life into a proposed bridge project connecting RR 1431 West of Marble Falls to RR 2147 west in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Bridge across river to Horseshoe Bay would bypass Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN— A proposal for an $18.3 million bridge connecting an area west of Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay gained steam as a state agency approved funding for public outreach and surveys for the project, officials said. (more…)

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Flash flood warning/watch in effect until Halloween morning

Flash flood warning/watch in effect until Halloween morning

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Low water crossings, flooded roadways and slick streets are just a few things that have officials concerned as rains returned Oct. 30. “The ground is still saturated from last weekend, so any additional rain will quickly run off, and that means flash flooding,” said Burnet County Judge James Oakley. “We […]

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Alleged sex crime victim says she was also assaulted at her apartment

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Arrest documents have unveiled more details about an alleged rape investigation including allegations a sexual assault suspect appeared at the 20-year-old woman’s apartment after an initial encounter in a boat on Lake LBJ. (more…)

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Two men accused of sexual assault on boat on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay authorities have charged two men with sexual assault after a 20-year-old woman reported she was possibly drugged and forced into non-consensual sex on a boat while on Lake LBJ, according to the report. (more…)

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