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Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

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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Man indicted on attempted murder charges in attack in Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A Bastrop County man faces up to life in prison after a Llano County Grand Jury indicted him Aug. 5 on charges of attempted capital murder of multiple persons for allegedly attacking two women in Horseshoe Bay with a knife. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay to replace iconic street signs 

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — In the 1970s, the Hurd family, Horseshoe Bay developers, had a distinctive design for street signs throughout the lakeside community, but city leaders today believe the iconic posts have out-lived their durability, aesthetics and safety. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay OKs annexation of hundreds of acres of land

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay leaders approved absorbing several hundred acres of property into the city limits as a means to manage potential growth along the corridors of the community, officials said. (more…)

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Police: Quick response saves Horseshoe Bay stabbing victim’s life; man arrested

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Two German women visiting friends in Horseshoe Bay were the victims of a attack that sent both to the hospital June 10, but officials believe the quick response of medical and police personnel might have been the difference for at least one of the women. (more…)

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Nostalgia and symbolism inspire fund for Horseshoe Bay lighthouse

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — As a teenager visiting for summer vacation in the 1970s, Geneva Dalton developed a fondness for Lake LBJ and its features. “I’ve always loved Lake LBJ. I learned to water ski, (ride personal watercraft) up here,” she said.  “(The lighthouse) was always special because it was just […]

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$2.9 million donation aids Scott & White’s Hurd Regional Medical Center in Marble Falls

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE HORSESHOE BAY — The Scott & White Healthcare Foundation has received a $2.9 million gift from the Lake Area Health Center Foundation in Horseshoe Bay. The donation includes the two Horseshoe Bay clinic facilities and land along with $400,000 cash, and it has boosted the funds for the Hurd Regional Medical Center […]

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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. […]

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State reduces speed limit through Cottonwood Shores

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — City leaders got their wish for slowing down traffic on FM 2147 going through the lakeside community. The Texas Transportation Commission approved reducing the speed limit from 50 mph to 45 mph for the stretch of highway that goes through Cottonwood Shores to the Texas 71 intersection west of […]

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Man meets Horseshoe Bay police at door with gun, goes to jail for drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — When Horseshoe Bay officers went to the door of a residence on Dawn Street while investigating a drug case, a 21-year-old man with a 9 mm handgun tucked into his pants’ waistband met them at the entrance. (more…)

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