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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals town hall meeting on road bond Oct. 14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — When Granite Shoals residents sit in on a town hall meeting Oct. 14 on the road bond, they should leave with some solid answers on how it affects their property taxes. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said closing the Special Operations Unit in Marble Falls will save the county about $36,000 a year.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closes Special Ops location, keeps staff

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In a move that will save Burnet County about $36,000 a year, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closed its Special Operations Unit (SOU) office, located in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School introduces newest Sandy Hook Promise program: ‘Say Something’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Last year, Burnet Middle School students started with “hello.” This year, they want everyone — their peers, staff members, parents, and residents — to say something. (more…)

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Burnet High School sophomore quarterback Chandler Galban runs for a first down during the 31-21 win over the Llano Yellow Jackets on Oct. 6. The Bulldogs open District 13-4A Division I against China Spring on Oct. 13. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet opens district against 2016 state semifinalist China Spring

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones watched film on China Spring, he saw some similarities to his own team. “China Spring still has quick athletes,” Jones said. “It always starts with that. You look at their skill players, the quarterback, running backs, and receivers, and their […]

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Bryce Murphy is one of nine Mustangs to record at least one catch this season. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls faces Boerne Champion in what could be ‘dogfight’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is starting a pivotal stretch in its season. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) will travel to Boerne Champion (2-3, 1-1) on Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Boerne ISD Stadium, 1 Greyhound Drive in Boerne. Catch the game […]

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Llano High School sophomore quarterback Cade Fly must continue to make sound decisions with the football, especially against Navarro, the Yellow Jackets’ district-opening opponent on Friday, Oct. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano on the road against defending district champ Navarro

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — While a 3-3 record after six games is an accomplishment, members of the Llano High School football team will say the Yellow Jackets’ most important season is about to start. Llano begins District 13-4A Division II on the road at Navarro (6-0). Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, […]

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will rely heavily on sophomore running back Eli Oliver as the Flames begin Division III, District 4 play against Bryan St. Joseph Catholic School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Flames start ‘new’ season with district opener against Bryan St. Joseph

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The best part of starting district play for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team? Everybody is 0-0. The second best part? The Flames (0-5) are hosting a Division III District 4 opponent, Bryan’s St. Joseph Catholic School, that has a small roster as well. St. Joseph […]

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Burnet chooses site for new police station, offers cost estimate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — After narrowing the search from a list of 15 potential sites, Burnet officials have chosen the new location for the police station on a parcel of land adjacent to the fire hall on U.S 281 south, officials say. (more…)

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Thanks to $100,000 in donations and city funding, Live Oak Park in Burnet will get a new pavilion, a refurbished basketball court, lighting, and other improvements. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Live Oak Park gets funding for improvements

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet and the Lower Colorado River Authority partnered with the city of Burnet for funding to upgrade a family-friendly park in the southeast part of the community. (more…)

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Spike in stomach illnesses prompts word of caution from health official

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From bad food preparation skills to poor hygiene, Highland Lakes residents might be making themselves sicker than usual this season. “We have been seeing a lot more gastro-intestinal illnesses,” said Burnet County Health Authority Dr. Juliette Madrigal Dersch. “It looks like it’s mostly viral.” (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Mayors take stand against Burnet County rock crusher permit

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — The mayors of Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls have jumped into the fray against plans for a rock crushing facility just off the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police officer gives ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show a spin

Horseshoe Bay police officer gives ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show a spin

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — David Vaughn considers his experience on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” a success in that he represented the Highland Lakes like a champion. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — From kindling commercial interests to protecting the waterways, Horseshoe Bay’s leadership will utilize features outlined in the city’s long-range 2016 Comprehensive Report at an upcoming forum to gather more input and generate civic interest. (more…)

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A manufacturing company could lay down stakes on 16 acres in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park in an area where Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials cleared the way for new development. File photo

Manufacturing company considering move to Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials have taken steps to coax a manufacturing company to the city on several acres in an area of the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park opened for development with a roadway extension. (more…)

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Temperatures to dip overnight with lows in the 50s, winds

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While temperatures could hit a very un-autumn like 92 degrees Monday, Oct. 9, you might want to pull out your jacket as a cool front pushes through the Highland Lakes overnight into Tuesday. (more…)

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Llano gets 49-13 homecoming win with first TD before game even begins

Llano gets 49-13 homecoming win with first TD before game even begins

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team earned its first home win of 2017 on Oct. 6. The Jackets defeated Austin Eastside Memorial 49-13 on homecoming. (more…)

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District 24 State Sen. Dawn Buckingham

TCEQ extends deadline for commenting period on rock crusher permit

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has again extended the commenting period for an air quality standard permit for a proposed rock crusher as well as set a date for an informational meeting on the process. (more…)

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The Highland Lakes Clean Air group lined U.S. 281 in southern Burnet County on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to protest the air quality permit application for a rock crushing operation. The group has invited the public to a second weekend of protests from 9 -5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the intersection of 281 and CR 403. Courtesy photo

Mining influx pits environmental concerns against economic impact

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — A mining industry representative has blasted environmental concerns by opponents of rock crusher permits, citing the economic benefits of aggregate materials tied to infrastructure and jobs. (more…)

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Forgotten backpack or potential threat?

Las Vegas massacre prompts call for Texans to report suspicious activity

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN – In light of the Las Vega attack, law enforcement in the Lone Star State want Texans to pay closer attention to and report suspicious and potentially dangerous activity. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Cooper Wilson runs through a hole crated by junior receiver Brock Linder (80), senior lineman Jervon Collins, senior lineman Alec Oberle, and junior lineman Chance Haley (55) during the Mustangs’ 50-30 loss to Castroville Medina Valley on Sept. 29. After a bye this week, Marble Falls continues District 26-5A play on Oct. 13 against Boerne Champion. Photo by Luedecke Photography

On bye week, Marble Falls football addresses trench troubles

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team gets a Friday off Oct. 6, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) are using the off week to heal as well as address some line issues. (more…)

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With Llano Yellow Jackets in pursuit, Burnet’s Chandler Galban picks up some yardage during the first half of the two squads’ Sept. 29 game. The Bulldogs have a bye this week and return to action Oct. 13 against China Spring to start District 13-4A Division I play. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet Bulldogs back to basics on bye week before district starts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team’s schedule has an open date Oct. 6, but the Bulldogs haven’t taken the week off. In fact, Burnet (4-1, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I) has been practicing the three elements head coach Kurt Jones believes separates wins from losses: blocking, tackling, and taking […]

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Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls Independent School District buses originally slated for auction are now headed for a South Texas school district hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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As part of a community health partnership, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls is offering health informational events to not only unveil available services but also enhance community wellness initiatives. File photo

Scott & White coaxing aging populations, new families to screenings

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From recovering after shoulder surgery to skin cancer screenings, Baylor Scott & White officials are inviting the public to several community outings for preventative care advice and free medical screenings and to get to know local health care workers. (more…)

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Flu season is here and could be severe; get your shots now

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The influenza season typically starts in October and peaks from December to February; however, this year, health care workers warn that more severe and widespread infection could emerge if patients fail to take precautions. (more…)

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PEC customers can save money through solar energy program without panels

PEC customers can save money through solar energy program without panels

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative launched special rate savings for customers who opt in the cooperative’s diversified utility program connected to solar energy, according to a media release. (more…)

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Republic Services employees sort through recycling. Marble Falls residents can now recycle even more items through an agreement between the city and Republic Services. Photo from Republic Services Facebook page

Marble Falls recycling service expands with bigger bins, more items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Recycling just got easier in Marble Falls. On Oct. 2, Marble Falls residents started using bigger, 95-gallon recycling bins, but it wasn’t just the size of the bin that expanded thanks to a June agreement between the city and Republic Services, the local waste management provider. An amendment to […]

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