Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

Seton Care-A-Van event raises $230,000 for mobile clinic for kids

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Former Texas Tech University head football coach Spike Dykes barely had time to catch his breath during the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party on June 17. Just as he finished one conversation, he saw someone else who wanted to say hello to him. (more…)

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

Exercise program fits into Open Door’s path to recovery

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Addiction goes deeper than appearances. But how a recovering addict feels about her looks can sometimes hinder her path to a better life. (more…)

Lake Buchanan has healthy resurgence; state of the lake is June 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Lake Buchanan has experienced the spectrum of ups and downs the past several years, going from historic low inflows to four open floodgates recently, leaving people wondering, “How is Lake Buchanan doing?” (more…)

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of June 14-20, 2016

24 June 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 14-20, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of […]

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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

23 June 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

23 June 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores fire chief resigns; board appoints interim

23 June 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The fire chief for the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department tendered his resignation, and board members appointed a new chief, officials said. Travis Hockensmith resigned after accepting a full-time job and announcing plans to enter the master’s degree program at the University of Texas in San Antonio. (more…)

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The Marble Falls under-14 softball team is heading to the Pony League softball regionals on June 24 at the Cedar Park Youth League complex, 1225 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. The 14U squad consists of coach Brianna Hamilton (back, left), players Emily Norton, Tapenga Macias, Mikaella Garcia, Adrianna Garza, Krissy Macias, Lindy Grubbs, coach John Hamilton, players Kamryn Preece (front, left), Jesse Stephenson, Bailey Hamilton, Trinity Blum, Brooklyn Chavez and Monika Gonzales. In the back is coach Leno Garza. Not pictured is coach Jimmy Grubbs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls youth baseball, softball teams at regionals

23 June 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite having a great grasp on the fundamentals of a sport, it sometimes takes a little extra, something you can’t necessarily see, to give a team the edge. That’s what Marble Falls Pony coaches faced with the 14-and-under squad during a sectional tournament June 10-12. (more…)

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One dead after attempted rescue in Llano River at Badu Park

22 June 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — One person has reportedly died June 22 after he and several others, including city workers, attempted to rescue a female victim who slid into the Llano River in Badu Park during a fishing trip. (more…)

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