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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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Crash near roadside fire on 281 sends Spicewood firefighter to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Motorists slowing to look at a roadside grass fire caused a chain reaction collision on U.S. 281 on May 26, sending two people —  including a volunteer firefighter — to the emergency room, according to the police report. (more…)

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 23 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District staff and parents offered one-one-one input May 19-20 on traits sought for in a new superintendent during sessions held in the community room in the MFISD administration building. Kay Stripling of Meadowlakes (right), who has graduates from the district and a child currently enrolled, discussed course offerings and class scheduling with educational consultant Gary Patterson during the May 20 session. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Consultant meets with staff, parents in MFISD supe search

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials wrapped up parent and staff meetings May 20 but offered more time for public input by extending an online survey deadline in the search process for a new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent. (more…)

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Elementary principals named; search on for MFMS principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — School trustees have approved hiring two new principals and launched a search for a new middle school principal, according to a news release May 21 from the Marble Falls Independent School District. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A state district judge sentenced Juston Aaron Curbow to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two Spicewood residents. (more…)

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Spicewood couple loses home after garage fire reignites

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A couple has lost their home to a fire that reignited several hours after firefighters worked to contain it to a garage, officials say. The fire was first reported about 6 p.m. March 14 in the 1300 block of Rustic Lane, located off Texas 71 in a subdivision called The […]

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11-year-old rescued in swift water at Narrows Recreation Area

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — An outing at the Narrows Recreation Area in Spicewood turned into a rescue operation after an 11-year-old girl became stranded on a rock surrounded by rising water on the Colorado River, according to emergency officials. The incident happened about 3 p.m. March 14 on an arm of the waterway in […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation approved replacing the Cypress Creek Bridge in Burnet County. The project, along with installation of a traffic light on the south end of Spur 191 in Spicewood, addresses safety concerns and anticipated growth. Courtesy photo

TxDOT to replace 40-year-old bridge, add traffic light in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Growth and safety issues prompted Texas Department of Transportation officials to launch a bridge replacement project and the installation of a traffic light on a busy stretch of Texas 71 between Austin and Marble Falls. (more…)

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Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department

Spicewood VFD purchasing new first-responder vehicle with grant

FROM STAFF REPORT SPICEWOOD — A combined grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative is paving the way for the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and EMS to buy a new first-responder vehicle. (more…)

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