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A proposed rock crushing plant (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. Courtesy map

Residents stall rock crusher plans citing traffic and environmental fears

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — An effort to derail a rock crushing plant near the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection has gained steam as resistance to the project resulted in an extended public commenting period, a newly formed opposition committee, and an onslaught of complaints against a pending air-quality control permit. (more…)

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Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A group of Spicewood residents have formed Save Our Spicewood in an effort to help the area address industrial growth, light pollution, and Texas 71 traffic — to start. (more…)

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No injuries for pilot after plane crash on Lake Travis

No injuries for pilot after plane crash on Lake Travis

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SPICEWOOD — A pilot escaped with no injuries after his single-engine float plane crashed on Lake Travis at about 8 p.m. July 12. (more…)

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Missing Spicewood man's body recovered from Pedernales River

Missing Spicewood man’s body recovered from Pedernales River

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person found dead in the Pedernales River as a 57-year-old Spicewood man. (more…)

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a landing mishap involving a small aircraft June 24 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Photo from cityofburnet.com

FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Travis County authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body ended up outside a Spicewood home June 21 and who might have had contact with him in the hours leading up to his death. (more…)

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3 teens killed in collision with bus on Texas 71 in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Three teens died April 2 after their vehicle collided with a bus carrying an Austin college baseball team on Texas 71 near the Blanco/Travis county line, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle collision on Texas 71

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEE CAVE — A Spicewood man died Jan. 28 after an SUV collided with his motorcycle on Texas 71, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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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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Toppled sand truck kills AT&T worker in Bee Cave

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BEE CAVE — A telephone technician has died Dec. 9 after a dump truck toppled onto the worker while its contents were being unloaded, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. David Jur, 46, of Elgin died at the scene. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Mark E. Escott […]

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Two dead in back-to-back crashes on Texas 71 near Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Two Marble Falls residents died in back-to-back crashes Nov. 28 on Texas 71 involving two cars as well as a semi-truck attempting to avoid the initial collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The wrecks were reported at about 8:20 a.m. near the intersection of Fall Creek Estates […]

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Officials have proposed a $250,000 to $300,000 EMS station to be staffed by paid paramedics in Spicewood. Courtesy rendering

Proposed Spicewood EMS station would cut response time

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD —  A proposed EMS facility in Spicewood that would be built in cooperation with three government entities could cut response time and provide enhanced emergency medical care for residents in the southeastern portion of Burnet County, officials say. (more…)

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Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

MELISSA BLAIR • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Becky Sultemeier and her husband, Shelby, run a Red Brangus cattle operation on their 1,100-acre property that straddles the Travis-Blanco county line near Spicewood. The property has been in the family since the 1930s and originally belonged to Becky’s grandparents, Coke and Helen Hollingsworth, and father, Archie Hollingsworth. […]

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Fire officials believe lightning might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacation home in the 300 block of Coventry in Windermere in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Lightning strike blamed for Spicewood house fire; no one hurt

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Two days of storms in eastern Burnet County took its toll on residents in the Windermere community, which suffered a house fire and a temporary boil water notice, officials said. (more…)

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Flash flooding across the Hill Country on May 23-24, 2015, dumped several inches of rain into the Blanco River, causing several deaths and high-water damage in the Wimberley area. Photo courtesy of Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Cellphone users urged to join updated emergency warning system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — As the storm season looms, officials have launched an updated emergency notification system to relay warnings and alerts to more residents about potential disaster. (more…)

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To ease reported overpopulation, trappers are conducting a program in Spicewood’s Barton Creek Lakeside community to capture, remove and process deer. Courtesy photo

Some Spicewood residents argue deer-trapping process is ‘cruel’

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A deer-trapping program at Barton Creek Lakeside has sparked a debate about the role of rural communities in deer population control after some residents call the method “cruel” and an attempt to “control nature.” (more…)

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Appeal halts work on Spicewood asphalt plant

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has issued a second stop-work order in four months for an asphalt company attempting to build a plant on Texas 71 after a landowner filed an appeal critical of the company’s water-quality controls. (more…)

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Battle heats up between asphalt plant, Spicewood residents

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD —  Michael Moore says he will continue the fight against a proposed asphalt plant adjacent to his neighborhood on Deerpath Way because of concerns about health and safety as well as to save his own livelihood. (more…)

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Spicewood ESD asks voters to approve 2% sales tax for EMS

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Voters will decide the fate of a proposed 2-cent sales tax increase to enhance the level of EMS personnel and training for communities in the Spicewood area. Emergency Services District No. 9 officials petitioned for the sales tax hike, which amounts to a 2 percent (2 cents) increase […]

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Texas Department of Transportation crews will close a portion of Spur 191 in Spicewood on Oct. 19 to launch sixth months of work to replace the Cypress Creek bridge. Staff photo

Spur 191 in Spicewood closing for 6 months for bridge work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Crews will begin work and close a portion of Spur 191 in Spicewood on Oct. 19 to dismantle and replace the Cypress Creek bridge with a safer and pedestrian-friendly structure, officials say. (more…)

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Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A young man who brightened the lives of many will be laid to rest July 25. Stephen Roy Sylvester Jr. died July 17 in Austin. On his Facebook page, friends and acquaintances remembered Sylvester as a loving and caring individual. (more…)

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Argument over ride to work lands man behind bars

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 36-year-old Spicewood Beach man could be looking for another job after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman who refused to give him a ride to work. (more…)

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LCRA opens new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend on Lake Travis

SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has opened a new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on Lake Travis, providing boaters with easy access for fishing and other water-based activities. (more…)

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