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Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HIGHLAND LAKES — Dry brush, low humidity and human error have fueled a string of brush fires at the peak of the fire season in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. Fortunately, agencies report no significant damage to property and no loss of life as a result of the […]

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Bank VP cautions people over 'lottery' and other scams

Bank VP cautions people over ‘lottery’ and other scams

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of the toughest things J. Don McAlpin and his American Bank of Texas staff have to deal with: Someone withdrawing a large amount of cash because they’ve “won” a lottery or a car and must send off money to cover “fees” or “taxes.” “It breaks our […]

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Thieves steal prescription drugs in Atkins Pharmacy break-in

Thieves steal prescription drugs in Atkins Pharmacy break-in

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  Authorities are investigating a burglary Aug. 24 during which thieves broke into a pharmacy, ransacked the business and stole a large quantity of prescription narcotics, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Tobyville-area house fire displaces elderly couple

Tobyville-area house fire displaces elderly couple

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBYVILLE — A nighttime blaze believed to have originated in a garage destroyed the home of an elderly couple Aug. 16  in the Ancient Oaks Subdivision, according to fire officials. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity

Thieves take tools from Habitat for Humanity construction site

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Burglars broke into a utility trailer at a construction site of Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity and stole power tools used to build homes for families in need, according to Marble Falls police. (more…)

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Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion

Residents can offer input on future of Marble Falls at open house Aug. 13

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City officials will unveil data and information compiled for a proposed comprehensive plan Aug. 13 and offer citizens another opportunity for input during an open house with city leaders and consultants. (more…)

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Scotty Jodale Kelley

Police add burglary charge in Marble Falls shooting investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After further investigation of a possible shooting Aug. 6, Marble Falls police charged 35-year-old Scotty Kelley with a felony burglary charge after he allegedly stormed into his ex-wife’s residence. (more…)

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Llano High School

Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Tobyville fire

Broken-down car, dry conditions cause 35-acre fire at 1431 and 1980

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBYVILLE — Investigators blamed the heated underside of a broken-down vehicle for sparking a 35-acre blaze Aug. 9 just off RR 1431 near the intersection of FM 1980, also known as Tobyville Road. (more…)

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Racer dies following Marble Falls LakeFest boating accident

MARBLE FALLS — A 52-year-old racer died Aug. 9 after his boat crashed during LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls. Marble Falls Police identified the driver as Mike Fry. According to Fry’s racing website, www.meanstreakracing.org, he started Mike Fry Racing in 2000. He was the owner and driver of Meanstreak II, the boat he was driving […]

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The LakeFest Show & Shine is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls. File photo

LakeFest racers push limits as event infuses cash into Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  The long-running LakeFest drag-boat races not only fill an insatiable need for speed for motorsport junkies from across the state but also provide an economic boost to the Marble Falls community, officials say. More than 100 competitors are lining up for the 24th annual event, which takes […]

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Scotty Jodale Kelley

Marble Falls police respond to shots fired at home, arrest ex-husband

MARBLE FALLS — A 35-year-old man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the area of his ex-wife’s home about 8 p.m. Aug. 6. (more…)

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3 dogs die in Fairland-area house fire; no injuries reported

FROM STAFF REPORTS FAIRLAND — Three family pets died of smoke inhalation during a house fire Aug. 5 just off FM 1855 in Burnet County. The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m in the 1100 block of Timber Ridge Drive, according to Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials. (more…)

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Marble Falls Westside Park

Marble Falls parks and rec renovating, upgrading city’s party facilities

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A building located near Westside Park on Second Street is about four weeks away from renovations being completed. That’s the word from Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss during the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission on Aug. 3. (more…)

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