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Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judge on Sept. 22 sentenced a 65-year-old pilot who landed at the Llano Municipal Airport with 206 pounds of hydroponic marijuana to 37 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. (more…)

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Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-12 in district opener

Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-12 in district opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 42-12 to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 22 to begin District 26-5A play. But it didn’t start that way for the Mustangs (2-2, 0-1). (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council approved a resolution Sept. 19 opposing a proposed rock crusher plant on U.S. 281 just south of the city limits. The city also is taking steps to annex 1,200 acres in the area, including several hundred acres of the ranch on which the proposed rock crusher would sit. The Horseshoe Bay City Council adopted a similar resolution opposing the rock crusher. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is taking public comments on the proposed rock crusher’s air-quality permit until Oct. 9. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls eyes annexation of 1,200 acres, part of rock crusher site

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls is considering annexing approximately 1,200 acres southwest of the U.S. 281-Texas 71 intersection, including a parcel of a ranch where a proposed rock crusher has drawn the ire of nearby residents. (more…)

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Pecan weevils are on the move, experts say. Photo by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Bill Ree

Pecan weevils’ range is growing, warns AgriLife Extension expert

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM COLLEGE STATION — Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are being urged to watch for pecan weevils, which can decimate a crop right up to harvest. “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in areas where it’s never been found,” said Bill Ree, a Texas A&M […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre Executive Director Mike Rademaekers (left) and theater board President Linda DiFede (right) thank the Martin Foundation, represented by Larson Lloyd, Charlie Keiser, Frank Reilly, and Robert Klaeger (not pictured), for the foundation’s generous donation of $10,000. Courtesy photo

Nonprofit Hill Country Community Theatre receives Martin Foundation donation

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre recently received $10,000 from the Martin Foundation. Foundation trustees Charlie Keiser, Robert Klaeger, and Larson Lloyd donated the money to the nonprofit theater, whose mission is to present and promote quality theater and related programs that entertain, educate, and encourage community support of performance arts. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Deafness doesn’t block Marble Falls defensive lineman from goals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Part of the thrill of competing under the Friday night lights is hearing the roar of the crowd and the band playing the school’s fight song. But Marble Falls High School football player Ernesto Castenada has a different experience. (more…)

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Burnet High School quarterback Chandler Galban hangs tight to the ball during a 19-yard run as several Austin Crockett Cougars try to bring him down and strip the ball. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet beats Austin Crockett 33-32 in late-game comeback

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — Austin Crockett quarterback Ryan Waugh’s face said it all as he knelt on the Burnet sidelines after getting tackled and sliding out of bounds. It was as if he was thinking, “How did it come to this?” (more…)

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Burnet County officials have launched a partnership with the city of Horseshoe Bay to preserve an historic home in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, located on Thanksgiving Mountain. Courtesy photo

Historic Fuchs House in Horseshoe Bay to undergo refurbishment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Community leaders plan to breath new life into the historic Fuchs House, which has roots in the early pioneer settlements of Burnet County. Pronounced “Fox” House by many, the former dwelling, with its modern-day address in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, was built by Conrad L. Fuchs in […]

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps is taking its show, ‘The Darkness of Shadows,’ to the Bands of America’s regional championship on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. The event draws some of the best bands in Central Texas as well as across the Lone Star State. It’s a great opportunity for the Burnet High School band, flag corps, and drill team to get some feedback on their routine as they tweak it for the UIL contest in October. The Burnet band performs at 1 p.m. Saturday. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps headed to competitive Bands of Americas contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With about a month before the University Interscholastic League marching competition, Burnet High School band director Jason Jones  has put the Esprit de Corps smack dab in the middle of one of the toughest contests he could find. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Marble Falls opens district play at San Antonio Alamo Heights

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — For members of District 26-5A, the real football season begins Friday, Sept. 22. Marble Falls High School (2-1, 0-0) will drive south to face San Antonio Alamo Heights (1-2, 0-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Harry B. Orem Stadium, 150 E. Fair Oaks Place in San Antonio. (more…)

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Llano High School defensive coordinator Clint Easley (right) talks to defensive line coach Ricky Sparks (wearing the headset) during a timeout. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach: Llano defense needs to be ready for Lago Vista

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — A week after earning its first win of the season, the Llano High School football team is looking to start a winning streak. It won’t be easy as the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) travel to Lago Vista (2-1, 0-0 District 13-3A Division I) on Friday, […]

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Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a new Marble Falls apartment community with an adjacent commercial component said they will fill a niche in the housing market for those who settle in the area in the midst of a budding health care industry. (more…)

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Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones talks to his Bulldogs following a practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

After loss, Burnet looks to bounce back against hungry Austin Crockett

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The best remedy for a loss is to play a game as quickly as possible. Fortunately for the Burnet Bulldogs (2-1, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I), they have a game a day earlier than normal after a 56-7 setback to Fredericksburg on Sept. 15. (more…)

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Legacy Ministry offers BBB program on protecting personal info

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As a regional director for the Better Business Bureau, Adam Price has seen how identity theft and other breaches of personal information can turn someone’s life upside down.  (more…)

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Several Texas sheriffs, including those from Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties, are collecting supplies and food to deliver and serve meals to first responders in Aransas County in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Pictured at the Lampasas County Courthouse Annex are Coryell County Chief Deputy Mark Wilcox (left), Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds, Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos, Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill, Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd, and Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams. Courtesy photo

Local sheriffs join forces to cook for Harvey first responders

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAMPASAS — Area sheriff’s offices have joined forces to collect donations and supplies for an upcoming trip to Aransas County, where they will cook hot meals for first responders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos has organized the effort with sheriffs and staff from counties including […]

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Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A brisk growth in commercial development helped set the stage for the Marble Falls City Council to adopt a tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year that’s lower than the previous one. (more…)

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Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Former college All-American and NFL All-Pro linebacker Dat Nguyen is known as one of the top players of his era. But these days, the husband and father also wants to be known as a mentor and motivator. (more…)

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Jack and Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano show off their new ‘hardware’ after Better Business Bureau officials presented them with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast is only one of four businesses in a 105-county area honored with the award. Courtesy photo

Llano’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast wins BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — When you do things right, you sometimes get rewarded. That’s what Virginia and Jack Walker and their staff at Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast learned Sept. 13. (more…)

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One of the first steps in emergency preparedness is knowing there is an emergency. The Capital Area Council of Governments offers emergency alerts through WarnCentralTexas.org. Highland Lakes residents can sign up any number of phones and/or email addresses, and even at different locations, to keep abreast of emergencies. The website also provides links to other emergency preparedness sites such as Ready.go, where people can learn how to get prepared. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Step one in an emergency: Be prepared by signing up for alerts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The value of emergency preparedness hits home during an emergency similar to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While they didn’t directly impact the Highland Lakes, Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander hopes people take note of how quickly an emergency — weather or otherwise — can affect a community […]

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Marble Falls senior receiver Keegan Deering runs for some of his 32 yards receiving during the 16-8 win over Austin Crockett Sept. 15. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Strong defense leads Marble Falls over Austin Crockett 16-8

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A late score and a stingy defense led the Marble Falls High School football team a 16-8 victory over Austin Crockett on Sept. 15. (more…)

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Fredericksburg too much for Burnet in 56-7 rout

Fredericksburg too much for Burnet in 56-7 rout

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies scored 21 points in the first quarter putting the Burnet Bulldogs in a corner they just couldn’t work themselves out of as the Billies went on to win 56-7. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department officials purchased three patrol rifles after receiving their first-ever grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. Photo courtesy of Burnet Police Department

Burnet police buy rifles with first NRA Foundation grant

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Police Department officers refuse to be caught “under the gun” now that the agency has outfitted itself with new rifles paid for by a National Rifle Association Foundation grant. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen and Phoenix Center founder and Executive Director Sarah Garrett. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center, Marble Falls ISD expand partnership through mental health care services

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS – Phoenix Center and the Marble Falls Independent School District are partnering to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma. The two will do this through implementing and expanding school-based programs and initiatives. The partnership, which started in the fall of 2015, reflects nationwide efforts for schools to […]

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A Horseshoe Bay resident faces vehicle impoundment following a city code enforcement warning that accuses her of having an unregistered “junk vehicle” — a 1967 Chevrolet truck — parked in her driveway. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Classic truck raises ire of Horseshoe Bay code enforcers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Kelly Davis admires classic vehicles, and the 1967 Chevrolet pickup that belongs to her mom is one of her favorites. “I think it’s wonderful. She was an antique dealer, and it helped her with her business,” Davis said. (more…)

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Lakeside and Johnson parks in Marble Falls are due from $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks commission discusses $3.3M in funding for major improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission learned during its regular meeting Sept. 11 how officials will pay for $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements to Lakeside and Johnson parks as well as received a timeline for Phase 1A of a multi-year parks plan. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior linebacker Reece Vanhoose recovers a fumble during the first half of the Mustangs’s 27-14 loss to Burnet on Sept. 8. The Mustangs host Austin Crockett on Sept. 15 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Looking to put Burnet loss behind them, Mustangs host ‘explosive’ Austin Crockett

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team finds itself in familiar territory: trying to bounce back after a loss to Burnet. The Mustangs (1-1, 0-0 in District 26-5A) welcome Austin Crockett (0-2, 0-0 District 25-5A) to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, on Friday, Sept. 15. Kickoff is 7:30 […]

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