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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. [...]

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Judge stacks 2 life sentences against sexual predator

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury convicted a 37-year-old man on two counts of indecency with a child March 18, but the district judge virtually ensured the molester would never walk the streets again by leveling two life sentences and then “stacking” them.

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State high school fishing championship returns to Lake LBJ on March 14-16

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — Lake LBJ becomes the hot spot of high school fishing March 14-16 when the 2014 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship hits the water. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls High School Bass Fishing Team and Marble Falls/Lake LBJ [...]

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Horseshoe Bay man faces capital murder charges in Spicewood deaths

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — On Feb. 4, the Burnet County Grand Jury indicted a 35-year-old man in his alleged role in the murder of two Spicewood residents in May 2013. Juston Aaron Curbow of Horseshoe Bay faces two counts of capital murder by terror or threat while committing another felony and capital murder of [...]

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Texas AD Steve Patterson talks Longhorns at Horseshoe Bay Sports Club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — The eyes of the members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club were squarely on University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson on Feb. 12. Patterson, who has been on the job since Nov. 7, was the featured speaker at the club’s regular meeting.

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St. Paul’s The Apostle in Horseshoe Bay expands its spiritual view

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  HORSESHOE BAY — For more than 30 years, a Catholic church overlooking Horseshoe Bay has become a symbol of spiritual life as well as one of the most notable landmarks in the area.

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Fire destroys Granite Shoals residence; woman escapes

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A woman was able to get out of her home after a fire erupted, but a family member said her dog likely died in the blaze. Granite Shoals and Marble Falls fire units responded to a fire about noon Jan. 28 at a residence in the 2500 block of [...]

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. [...]

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Posted in Bertram, Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Granite Shoals, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Llano, Marble Falls news, Meadowlakes, News By Town, Sunrise BeachComments Off

State reduces speed limit through Cottonwood Shores

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — City leaders got their wish for slowing down traffic on FM 2147 going through the lakeside community. The Texas Transportation Commission approved reducing the speed limit from 50 mph to 45 mph for the stretch of highway that goes through Cottonwood Shores to the Texas 71 intersection west of [...]

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Steve Jordan edges Tom Schmersahl for Horseshoe Bay mayor

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay voters selected a new mayor during the Nov. 5 election. Council member Steve Jordan edged out fellow council member and mayor pro tem Tom Schmersahl, 538-508.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort hotel to drop Marriott brand

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  HORSESHOE BAY — Opting for more control over consumer amenities options and an independent brand, Horseshoe Bay Resort will sever ties with the Marriott franchise for hotel operations, officials confirmed. “Over the last few years, we held the Marriott flag. Horseshoe Bay Resort has a history of being an independent [...]

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Horseshoe Bay firefighter defies odds in recovery; fundraiser set for Nov. 3

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — When doctors began treating Horseshoe Bay firefighter Jeff Walker after an August car accident, they told his friends and family the father of three faced great odds in recovering. “They said he had a one-in-10,000 chance of surviving,” said Austin Fletcher, a friend of Walker’s since elementary [...]

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Former ambassador Karen Hughes speaks about women’s roles in politics at Horseshoe Bay event

The Star Republican Women’s club hosted Karen P. Hughes, a former U.S. ambassador and a counselor to President George W. Bush, at its meeting and luncheon Oct. 22 at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay. She spoke about women’s roles in politics and shared candid moments from her time in the Bush administration. Hughes is [...]

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Thieves steal 200-pound ATM from Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Surveillance video might assist authorities in catching thieves accused of stealing an ATM from the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott lobby sometime overnight Oct. 21, according to police.

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