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Four people survived, but two pets died in a Horseshoe Bay mobile home fire Oct. 17 on Stag Road in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Woman recovers from burns, two dogs perish in Horseshoe Bay fire

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY— Investigators have released more details regarding a manufactured home fire in which four people suffered injuries and two pets died in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. (more…)

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Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — From kindling commercial interests to protecting the waterways, Horseshoe Bay’s leadership will utilize features outlined in the city’s long-range 2016 Comprehensive Report at an upcoming forum to gather more input and generate civic interest. (more…)

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As part of a community health partnership, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls is offering health informational events to not only unveil available services but also enhance community wellness initiatives. File photo

Scott & White coaxing aging populations, new families to screenings

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From recovering after shoulder surgery to skin cancer screenings, Baylor Scott & White officials are inviting the public to several community outings for preventative care advice and free medical screenings and to get to know local health care workers. (more…)

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — During a non-presidential election year, voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide on bond issues, some city and school elections, and a few state constitutional amendments. (more…)

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A resident on Hi Circle North received an apology from Horseshoe Bay officials after a classic pickup in her driveway was mistakenly labeled a ‘junk vehicle.’ Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Horseshoe Bay official issues apology for mistaken ‘junk vehicle’ warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — City officials have rescinded a “junk vehicle” warning for a resident, cited by a code enforcement officer for having a 1967 Chevrolet pickup parked at her home. (more…)

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Burnet County officials have launched a partnership with the city of Horseshoe Bay to preserve an historic home in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, located on Thanksgiving Mountain. Courtesy photo

Historic Fuchs House in Horseshoe Bay to undergo refurbishment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Community leaders plan to breath new life into the historic Fuchs House, which has roots in the early pioneer settlements of Burnet County. Pronounced “Fox” House by many, the former dwelling, with its modern-day address in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, was built by Conrad L. Fuchs in […]

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A Horseshoe Bay resident faces vehicle impoundment following a city code enforcement warning that accuses her of having an unregistered “junk vehicle” — a 1967 Chevrolet truck — parked in her driveway. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Classic truck raises ire of Horseshoe Bay code enforcers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Kelly Davis admires classic vehicles, and the 1967 Chevrolet pickup that belongs to her mom is one of her favorites. “I think it’s wonderful. She was an antique dealer, and it helped her with her business,” Davis said. (more…)

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Government closures July 3-4

MARBLE FALLS — Since the Fourth of July is a national and state holiday, Highland Lakes residents can expect federal, state, and local offices to be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but there are some offices that will tack on July 3. (more…)

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A map of the proposed Villages of Sienna Grove in Horseshoe Bay. Copyright of REES Associates Inc.

Horseshoe Bay residents raise concerns over retirement development

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Bay Country subdivision residents are raising concerns about a planned retirement center’s building size and height requests by the developer as well as potential traffic congestion issues. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay mourns employee killed in work-related incident

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  HORSESHOE BAY — Co-workers and staff associated with Horseshoe Bay city employee Steve Hawley, who died recently, are undergoing grief counseling to help deal with the loss, officials say. (more…)

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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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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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