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A map of the proposed Villages of Sienna Grove in Horseshoe Bay. Copyright of REES Associates Inc.

Horseshoe Bay residents raise concerns over retirement development

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Bay Country subdivision residents are raising concerns about a planned retirement center’s building size and height requests by the developer as well as potential traffic congestion issues. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay mourns employee killed in work-related incident

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  HORSESHOE BAY — Co-workers and staff associated with Horseshoe Bay city employee Steve Hawley, who died recently, are undergoing grief counseling to help deal with the loss, officials say. (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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Flames shoot from a Horseshoe Bay house after a fire broke out in the structure at about 5 p.m. March 30. Workers nearby reported the fire. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, assisted by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Granite Shoals Fire Department, battled the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes. The house was unoccupied at the time. The cause is still under investigation. Courtesy photos

Unoccupied Horseshoe Bay home ‘heavily damaged’ by blaze

FROM STAFF REPORT HORSESHOE BAY —  Fire heavily damaged an unoccupied home in the 200 block of Wennmohs Place in Horseshoe Bay on March 30, but fire crews were able to protect neighboring homes as they extinguished the blaze. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department recently trained together at the Marble Falls public yard to hone the first responders' skills at accident scenes. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay first responders simulate crash scenes for team training

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — From cutting through metal in a scorched vehicle to rushing a patient into an ambulance, the ability of first responders to successfully accomplish such feats requires regular training as well as experience. (more…)

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Planners of the Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay development, modeled after a neighboring community in Lakeway (pictured), have launched a 300-unit community comprised of villas, townhouses, and golf course estates within Summit Rock, located just off RR 2147 West and Texas 71. Photo courtesy of tuscanvillage.com

Village for 55 and older planned for Summit Rock in Horseshoe Bay

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Lakeway-based developer Legend Communities has launched an age-restricted community project within the footprint of the fledgling Horseshoe Bay golf course development Summit Rock. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas president and American Bank Association chairman-elect Ken Burgess (left) of Horseshoe Bay and Midland joined other ABA officials Laurie Stewart, Jeff Szyperski, Luanne Cundiff, Dorothy Savarese, Rob Nichols, Leslie Andersen, Tim Zimmerman, Rebeca Romero, and Scott Heittkamp with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office following a meeting March 9. The president invited ABA officials and community bank representatives to the meeting so he could hear their concerns and challenges. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay banker meets with Trump in relief effort for small banks

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Ken Burgess, chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, and other community bankers voiced their concerns with President Donald Trump during a White House meeting, the Horseshoe Bay resident liked what he heard in the president’s response. (more…)

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The Horseshoe Bay municipal complex will close from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 while the city's police department conducts an active shooter drill on the grounds to enhance response and training for staff and emergency personnel. File photo

Active shooter drill to test Horseshoe Bay city employees

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Officials will close the Horseshoe Bay municipal complex for two hours Feb. 23 to conduct a drill to help first responders and Horseshoe Bay city staff arm themselves with training on what to do in an active shooter situation. (more…)

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DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently indicted a suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano County, documents revealed. (more…)

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PHOTOS: Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

PHOTOS: Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

HORSESHOE BAY — Images from Lake LBJ show the effects of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s drawdown in recent weeks. Lake LBJ has been lowered about 4 feet to allow customers and lakeside property owners the chance to perform maintenance work. The LCRA does not anticipate needing to operate floodgates, but it has continued to […]

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Horseshoe Bay remembers Texas Ranger who helped save girl's life

Horseshoe Bay remembers Texas Ranger who helped save girl’s life

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Three decades ago, Texas Rangers Stanley Keith Guffey and John Aycock volunteered to hide in the back of a Lincoln Town Car provided by law enforcement to a kidnapper who had already killed a woman. (more…)

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Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

Authorities allege Horseshoe Bay man threatened teen in sexual assault

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — A Horseshoe Bay man faces a charge he sexually assaulted an underaged female using the threat of violence and revealing to her parents that she attended a party with her friends, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. (more…)

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Round Rock woman dies in crash outside Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating the cause of a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 on Nov. 1 in Llano County. The accident was reported around 8:20 p.m. that evening three miles west of Horseshoe Bay, according to the DPS. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay raises utility and tax rates, OKs $4M in bonds

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — With an eye on a water plant expansion project and keeping utility rates down, Horseshoe Bay city leaders have raised the tax rate a penny while approving an almost $15 million budget. (more…)

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Officials release ballot list of Horseshoe Bay city candidates

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Llano County officials on Sept. 14 released the ballot of candidates for Horseshoe Bay City Council. Horseshoe Bay has opted to conduct its municipal election in November as opposed to May when other area city and school entities typically do so. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley discusses a proposed bridge that would cross the Colorado River below Wirtz Dam joining Wirtz Dam Road (about 3 miles west of Marble Falls) with a spur off RR 2147 between Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay. Oakley, who first proposed the idea more than a decade ago as a Burnet County commissioner, said the span would help alleviate traffic congestion in and around Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Officials discuss bridge below Wirtz Dam as solution to 281 traffic

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Burnet County Judge James Oakley was first elected to the Burnet County Commissioners Court in 1998 as Precinct 4 commissioner, he began advocating for an improved bridge below Wirtz Dam as a way to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 281 and through Marble Falls. (more…)

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Former Horseshoe Bay resident with past convictions gets life in child molestation case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A former Horseshoe Bay man with two Colorado convictions of sexual abuse of a child is heading to a Texas prison for life after a Llano County jury convicted him of molesting another child from 2013 to 2014. (more…)

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Raymon James Brondo, Devon James Cole White and Henry Pina II were charged with aggravated robbery.

Three men arrested in Horseshoe Bay aggravated robbery

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities arrested three men Dec. 13 after they were accused of knocking on a door at a residence, flashing a gun and demanding cash, according to Horseshoe Bay police. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay fire starts at golf course and burns 52 acres

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay Fire Department crews as well as several other agencies battled a blaze July 31 that burned 52 acres and sent a reminder of just how dry conditions are in the Highland Lakes. “The (spring rain and early summer rains) definitely has added more fuel out there,” said […]

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Horseshoe Bay conserves with drought-tolerant gardens, audits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Persistent drought has prompted a comprehensive water conservation campaign by the city of Horseshoe Bay that includes irrigation audits with potential fines, drought-tolerant demonstration gardens and a shift in perception about landscaping needs. (more…)

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Search for new Horseshoe Bay fire and police chiefs underway

Search for new Horseshoe Bay fire and police chiefs underway

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay is preparing to hire replacements for its fire and police chiefs after one agency leader recently resigned and the other is retiring, officials say. Police Chief Bill Lane is expected to announce his retirement after 16 years with the department. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A state district judge sentenced Juston Aaron Curbow to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two Spicewood residents. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police charge former housekeeper in burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have recovered about $15,000 worth of reported stolen merchandise and arrested a Granite Shoals woman after an investigation into a rash of burglaries, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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LCRA shows off new Ferguson power plant in Horseshoe Bay

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY – Officials unveiled the new Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant on Oct. 15 with a dedication ceremony and tours for community leaders, touting its environmentally friendly technology that will be more efficient and reliable. More than a hundred people attended the event on the grounds of the $500 million […]

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Police took a a Horseshoe Bay man into custody two days after his pickup slammed into the garage of a house Sept. 1 in the 5300 block of FM 2147 West. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay man arrested after crashing pickup truck into house

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — A man has turned himself in after an investigation involving a pickup truck crashing into a house on Labor Day, according to Horseshoe Bay police. (more…)

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Four Horseshoe Bay candidates file for three city council spots

FROM STAFF REPORTS  HORSESHOE BAY — Four candidates — including two incumbents — have filed to run for three at-large positions on the city council during the upcoming election in November, according to city filing records. The filing deadline for Horseshoe Bay City Council ended Aug. 19. (more…)

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