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Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error. FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in […]

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Rising junior quarterback Andrew Stripling (center), who started for the Marble Falls High School football team in 2016, returns to the field with the rest of the Mustangs for spring practices Wednesday, April 26. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls football begins spring practices with 11 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team begins spring practices April 26 with one advantage it hasn’t had in about four years: a returning starter at quarterback. (more…)

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RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash involving a recreational vehicle that overturned on April 24 at the railroad tracks on U.S. 281 north of the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School seniors Zachary Spruill (left) and Chase Salinas on April 20 sign their letters of intent to play basketball and baseball, respectively, for Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball, basketball players headed to Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Texas Lutheran University is getting a pair of quality Marble Falls High School athletes who will carry on what they learned as Mustangs to the next level. That’s what their head coaches said during the duo’s signing ceremony April 20. (more…)

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Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)

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Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

Llano voters to decide liquor-by-the-drink option, road tax hike

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO —  Llano voters will decide whether or not to give local businesses the option to sell mixed beverages as well as potentially pass a street repair proposition that would pay for tax bonds and increase city property taxes by nearly double the current rate. Early voting is April 24-28 […]

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Blanco ISD counselor's resignation effective immediately

Blanco ISD counselor’s resignation effective immediately

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Blanco Independent School District board of trustees on April 17 accepted the resignation effective immediately of a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Aletha Laterza, the Marble Falls Head Start center director, and Sarah Dominguez of Head Start, know what many people think their program is, but it’s not. “People think that this is a day care,” Dominguez said. “But it’s not.” (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Kim Boni signs her letter of intent to compete for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Kim Boni signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Kim Boni defied the mold, even that of her distance coach Anthony Torns. The Marble Falls High School senior signed her letter of intent to run for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 18 after Torns, who is the Lady Mustangs head cross-country and track-and-field coach, […]

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DUSTIN ALLEN BADGER

Granite Shoals man faces charges of child sexual assault and abuse

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Child Protective Services alerted authorities about an accusation made by a youth under the age of 14, according to a Granite Shoals Police Department report. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police seize pit bulls after pets attacked, 1 killed

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities have seized two of four pit bulls after residents who live in a Granite Shoals neighborhood reported the loose dogs attacked their pets, according to a Granite Shoals police report. (more…)

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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Joel Holland (seated, middle) signs his letter of intent to be a high jumper for Abilene Christian University as he’s surrounded by his parents, Matt (seated, left) and Clairissa Holland, and Burnet High School coaches Jerod Rye (standing, left) and Justin Marcellus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet high jumper Joel Holland signs with Abilene Christian University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Conversations with teammates led Burnet High School senior Joel Holland to the high jump pit. A love for the event resulted in landing a spot on the Abilene Christian University track-and-field team. (more…)

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Lampasas police launch murder-suicide probe in death of two women

Lampasas police launch murder-suicide probe in death of two women

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LAMPASAS — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving two women who died from gunshot wounds after one announced she wanted to end their relationship, according to a report by the Lampasas Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department Officer Kuso (left), a 2-year old German shepherd, and Officer Mark Edwards, Kuso’s handler and partner. Courtesy photo

Officer Kuso reports for duty at Burnet Police Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new officer who specializes in finding lost children and seniors as well as sniffing out drugs, has joined the Burnet Police Department. Officer Kuso, a 2-year-old German shepherd, became a Burnet police officer in early April. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Jodi Jack and her neighbors had a few reservations about the prospect of a third hotel in La Ventana until the private developer struck a deal with not only the city of Marble Falls but the property owners’ association as well. (more…)

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Spike Dykes speaks at a previous Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party. File photo

Friends remember Spike Dykes as a gentleman and an inspiration

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Former Texas Tech University football coach William Taylor “Spike” Dykes made his name coaching on the gridiron in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Burned body that of man under investigation in child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A San Antonio man whose death was ruled a suicide after his body was found in a burning vehicle in Lake Victor last June was under investigation by Bexar County authorities in connection with a child pornography case, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B will be 'state-of-the-art' with expanded, new departments

Marble Falls H-E-B will be ‘state-of-the-art’ with expanded, new departments

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls H-E-B store manager David Crail took the stage April 7 at the official groundbreaking of a new store, he said he was relieved to finally be able to reveal his big secret. (more…)

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Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach Jerry English speaks with his players during a game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy dismisses Hall of Fame coach Jerry English

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Since 2004, Jerry English has led the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team to eight appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state tournament and one state championship in 2014. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are continuing discussions about the potential relocation of a boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls to help clear the way for hotel/conference center development and pedestrian-centered projects at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Cameras set up to gauge usage of Marble Falls boat ramps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed boat ramp relocation project has prompted Marble Falls city staff to install cameras at two municipal parks and a lakeside city property to assess use by residents and visitors, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls Bealls grand opening

Spacious new Marble Falls Bealls opens April 6 to appreciative shoppers

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Nancy Herrington moved easily through the clothing racks at the new Bealls department store, something that would have been harder to do at the old location across RR 1431 in Marble Falls. “Oh, this is so nice,” she said. “So much more room and space.” (more…)

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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. has restarted renovations to the Badger Building in an effort to coax a tenant and help spur economic growth in the downtown area. File photo

Burnet EDC moves forward with proposed Badger Building renovation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials have relaunched renovation plans for the historic downtown Badger Building aimed at making the space more attractive for a commercial venture. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (more…)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a new office, 1405A Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for April 11. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New driver’s license office opens in Marble Falls with online queuing

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A consolidated driver’s license office has opened with an additional online feature aimed at minimizing wait times for Burnet County residents, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. (more…)

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