Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The curtain is falling again for an historic theater on Main Street, but its owners hope to find a group of investors to purchase the building or operate the venue for its third act. The Uptown on Main, 218 Main St., recently closed after a nearly two-year […]

Two get 15 years in Burnet ‘water boarding’ case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people involved in torturing two women, one of which died, for more than a year in a Burnet residence pleaded guilty Aug. 27 in State District Judge Evan Stubb’s courtroom. (more…)

Throw out records and stats when Marble Falls and Burnet meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Athletes, coaches and fans hope the 101st meeting between the Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams doesn’t involve an uninvited player. (more…)

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BURNET — On Aug. 28, cross-county rivals the Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs square off against each other on the football field. While the game doesn’t impact district standings and who makes the playoffs, it’s a big contest for the fans, the teams and the alumni. (more…)

Faith Academy opens season against defensive St. Andrew’s

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is using last season’s 2-8 record as a motivator as the Flames open the season at Austin St. Andrew’s on Aug. 28. Until last season, Faith had won 22 consecutive regular-season games. (more…)

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HIGHLAND LAKES — Dry brush, low humidity and human error have fueled a string of brush fires at the peak of the fire season in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. Fortunately, agencies report no significant damage to property and no loss of life as a result of the […]

Bank VP cautions people over ‘lottery’ and other scams

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of the toughest things J. Don McAlpin and his American Bank of Texas staff have to deal with: Someone withdrawing a large amount of cash because they’ve “won” a lottery or a car and must send off money to cover “fees” or “taxes.” “It breaks our […]

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

25 August 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HIGHLAND LAKES — Dry brush, low humidity and human error have fueled a string of brush fires at the peak of the fire season in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. Fortunately, agencies report no significant damage to property and no loss of life as a result of the […]

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

25 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet at Glen Rose, Marble Falls at Bastrop

25 August 2015

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team kept U.S. 281 moving during the weekend. The Lady Dawgs played in the Glen Rose Tournament on Aug. 20 and 21, finishing seventh out of 26 teams. In between that, they traveled to Bandera on Aug. 21, winning in four sets. “The Lady Dawgs showed exactly what […]

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Llano High School junior Dane Black turns to begin his run.

CROSS COUNTRY: Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano compete at Burnet Relay

25 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Area high school cross-country teams competed at the Burnet Relay meet Aug. 22. Organizers divided the divisions into Classes 5A and 6A and private schools through Class 4A. (more…)

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Burnet standoff results in aggravated kidnapping charge

24 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities took a Burnet man into custody Aug. 22 after a day-long standoff at a residence where investigators say the suspect held his estranged girlfriend against her will, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Bank VP cautions people over 'lottery' and other scams

Bank VP cautions people over ‘lottery’ and other scams

24 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of the toughest things J. Don McAlpin and his American Bank of Texas staff have to deal with: Someone withdrawing a large amount of cash because they’ve “won” a lottery or a car and must send off money to cover “fees” or “taxes.” “It breaks our […]

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Thieves steal prescription drugs in Atkins Pharmacy break-in

Thieves steal prescription drugs in Atkins Pharmacy break-in

24 August 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  Authorities are investigating a burglary Aug. 24 during which thieves broke into a pharmacy, ransacked the business and stole a large quantity of prescription narcotics, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mustangs football

Marble Falls coach encouraged by performance vs. ranked Tivy

24 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CHERVIL — The Marble Falls High School football team ended fall training camp in a scrimmage against Kerrville Tivy on Aug. 21. The Antlers, who are ranked in the top 10 in most of the Class 5A preseason polls, outscored the Mustangs 5-3. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs football

Burnet matches Wimberley score for score in scrimmage

24 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER WIMBERLEY — The Burnet and Wimberley high school football teams matched each other score for score during the teams’ final scrimmage of the season Aug. 20. Each side scored at least four touchdowns. Burnet head coach Kurt Jones said the Bulldogs left Wimberley feeling very good about their performances on […]

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Yellow Jackets have ‘sharp’ final scrimmage against Sonora

24 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The Llano High School football team gave fans plenty to cheer about as it played its first opponent on the new synthetic turf at its own stadium in a scrimmage Aug. 20. The Yellow Jackets welcomed Sonora by pounding the football with the blocking of the offensive line […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls faces Kerrville Tivy in final scrimmage

21 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team travels to face Kerrville Tivy on Aug. 21 in a final scrimmage before the regular season starts next week. Freshmen take the field at 4 p.m. followed by the junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m. […]

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Burnet Relay Invitational cross-country meet opens season

21 August 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Area high school cross-country teams will compete at the Burnet Relay Invitational on Aug. 22. The varsity girls start the meet at 7:30 a.m. followed by varsity boys, junior varsity girls and junior varsity boys. All races are at Haley Nelson Park, 301 Garden Trails Drive. (more…)

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Account set up to help man who lost leg after being hit by trailer

21 August 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Within a blink of an eye, John Bolin’s life changed. He had stepped out of his truck Aug. 10 to open a gate off a county road in Round Mountain to some property where he and fellow surveyor Shawn Moore needed to work. As he was standing at […]

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Follow the speed limit and put cellphones away when driving through school zones. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

School year brings buses, more traffic and students — practice caution

21 August 2015

MARBLE FALLS — Area public schools start a new academic year Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, depending on the district, so what does that mean for your workday commute? More traffic in the mornings and afternoons, particularly near schools. (more…)

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