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Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

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Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)

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First State Bank of Burnet is located at Washington and Pierce streets on the courthouse square in Burnet. Go to fsbburnet.com for more. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

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Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)

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BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)

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H-E-B employees will begin temporarily parking on a newly constructed lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property at the intersection of Pony Circle and Bluebonnet Drive until the new grocery store is completed in the summer of 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)

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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Days on July 17. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 REPORT: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury remembers coach Spike Dykes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Long before he was the head coach of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team, Kliff Kingsbury was a New Braunfels High School quarterback looking for a chance to play college ball. (more…)

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Bronc champ faces surgery after serious Marble Falls rodeo injury

Bronc champ faces surgery after serious Marble Falls rodeo injury

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A rodeo athlete injured July 15 during the Marble Falls Open/Pro Rodeo is facing a long road back after he reportedly landed on his head and twisted his neck when he flipped off a bucking horse. (more…)

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Phillip Austin Morris, 37, of Burnet.

Officers catch Burnet drug suspect fleeing from courtroom hearing

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Following a pursuit on foot, authorities captured a drug suspect July 14 when he attempted to flee in the midst of courtroom proceedings at the Burnet County Courthouse annex, according to a report. (more…)

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Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A state district judge on July 14 denied a request for early release from probation by a man who pleaded guilty in a Lake Buchanan hit-and-run boating incident that left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured.  (more…)

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Granite Shoals holding town hall meeting July 29 on road project

Granite Shoals holding town hall meeting July 29 on road project

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — In an effort to better communicate with residents regarding road improvements, the newly created Road Bond Education Committee will lead a town hall meeting about Granite Shoals’ road infrastructure project Saturday, July 29. The event is 9-11 a.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 RR 1431 West. […]

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Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover will represent the United States as a member of the Stars ’N Stripes soccer team. The team is playing in the Gothia Cup in Sweden. The Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football (soccer) tournament and draws 1,700 teams from more than 80 countries. Courtesy photo

Ex-Marble Falls soccer player competes in Gothia Cup in Sweden

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SWEDEN — When Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover walked the stage in 2016, she decided her desire of attending Texas A&M University was greater than her dream to play college soccer.  But a chance phone call in December 2016 put those college plans on hold. (more…)

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Burnet Chamber warns people about potential phone scam asking for personal info

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Chamber of Commerce is cautioning people and businesses about a potential phone scam by someone who claims to represent a chamber of commerce. (more…)

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Ministers of the Granite Shoals Faith Alliance gather at Christ Redeemer Fellowship to talk about the Know Your Neighbor program. They are Calvin Jones (left) of Grace United Methodist Church, Jackie English and Randy Moncebaiz, both of Christ Redeemer Fellowship, Alan Ramirez of Iglesia Conexiònes, Ray Kessler of Abundant Heart Church, and Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Alliance hopes to transform Granite Shoals with series of block parties

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — What happens when you combine a turquoise picnic table, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and a book called “Art of Neighboring?” (more…)

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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, looks for the first down marker during a preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16 last season. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Former Mustang David Morgan fully focused on second NFL season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Days before the start of his second NFL training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan was home visiting family and friends, playing golf, and even taking a quick trip to the Texas coast. (more…)

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Burnet hires baseball coach with strong record at Austin school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head baseball coach Todd Doucet resigned to take the same position at Llano High School, it only took a couple of days to find his replacement, someone with several championships under his belt and glowing references. (more…)

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Three Camp Champion staff members evacuated a building used as living quarters before a blaze destroyed the structure on July 11 on the property off Highland Drive in Highland Haven. Courtesy photo by Ashlin Broussard

Blaze destroys Camp Champion staff housing in Highland Haven

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  HIGHLAND HAVEN — Three Camp Champion staff members escaped serious injury July 11 before a blaze destroyed a manufactured home they used as temporary living quarters, officials say. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores City Administrator Sheila Moore (left) recently swore in the newly selected police Chief Johnny Liendo, whose first day with the city was July 11. Courtesy photo

Cottonwood Shores hires new police chief from officer reserve pool

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES —  City officials have hired a new police chief with administrative experience who worked as a reserve office for several months before rising to the top of the selection list. (more…)

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Marble Falls Tsunami member Elijah Blackington practices at the city pool at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers ride wave of effort to success

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The youngest, least experienced swimmers aren’t in the pool just to have fun and escape the Texas summer heat. Coach Krystal Lunsford has expectations and goals for them, just like she has for their more experienced teammates in the lane on the other end of the city pool at […]

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Firewise presentation to offer tips on how to lessen wildfire risk

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Wildfires are a constant concern for Texans, and the danger rises along with the Texas heat. To educate residents about how to decrease wildfire risk, the Texas A&M Forest Service is hosting a Firewise presentation from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 15, at the fellowship hall of First United […]

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Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

  UPDATE: Blanco County Emergency Management officials stated that the Trails End Road fire had grown to an estimated 359 acres but was 40 percent contained as of 7 p.m. July 11. There are approximately 90 personnel on the scene making up the 41 ground units as well as two aerial units fighting the blaze. […]

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Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle collision July 10 in which one of the motorists swerved to avoid vehicles waiting to turn left off U.S. 281 on the Blanco-Burnet County line. The photo shows first responders working within one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Courtesy photo

Judge: Serious crash highlights need for turn-lanes on U.S. 281

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY ROUND MOUNTAIN — At least one person is fighting for his life July 11 after a two-vehicle crash involving motorists stopped to turn off U.S. 281 at the Blanco-Burnet County line. (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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City of Marble Falls workers have already flattened the land and marked off where the new field at The Greens soccer complex on Avenue K will be located. Part of the challenge for the employees was keeping the trees that offer that shade intact. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls rolling out The Greens ‘carpet;’ soccer field ready soon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association athletes will have a new field to play on when the season begins in the fall of 2017. The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department announced it will finish the field, located on the corner of Avenue K and Sixth Street, by the […]

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Spicewood library now offering high-speed internet access

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD – The Spicewood Community Library has been testing a new high-speed broadband internet capability over the past few weeks and is making it available for all patrons. In addition, new computers and monitors have been purchased with everything available free to the community.  (more…)

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DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The Texas Department of Public Safety on July 10 reconstructed the scene of a pedestrian death that happened after a Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lakeside Park. (more…)

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