Don’t be the Grinch’s next victim; protect yourself against Christmas thieves

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — ‘Tis the season for thieves, so the Marble Falls Police Department has a gift of tips to keep you from becoming a victim during the Christmas shopping crunch. (more…)

Company pens deal with Llano County for solar power research

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — An agreement between the Llano County Commissioners Court and an international solar development company could result in considerable dividends for the Llano Independent School District, officials said. (more…)

Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Despite a state agency granting an air quality permit for a planned rock crushing operation, Marble Falls officials have vowed to oppose and potentially stall the pace of the industry within the city limits. (more…)

DPS issues winter weather travel alert for motorists

FROM STAFF REPORTS  AUSTIN — As colder weather descends on the Highland Lakes, residents need to take a few precautions at home and on the road to stay safe and avoid hazardous conditions, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

DPS creates scale diagram of alleged Burnet County road rage incident

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SMITHWICK — To assist the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in an investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety created a “scale diagram” Dec. 5 of the scene of an alleged road rage incident in which the armed suspect was shot by an off-duty police officer. (more…)

Marble Falls opts to expand two boat ramps as a third one closes

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have chosen to expand two existing boat ramp access points instead of building a new one in light of the eventual closure of the Lakeside Park ramp due to redevelopment on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

Highland Lakes schools remain in same UIL classes; districts announced in February 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There were no big surprises for local high schools Dec. 6 when the University Interscholastic League released the classification cutoff numbers. Those numbers will be used in the upcoming realignment. On Feb. 6, the UIL will announce the district in which public high schools will compete for the […]

Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS KILLEEN — Two Highland Lakes men are ready to serve the community as law enforcement officers after successfully completing police academy. Michael Tutor and David Walenta graduated Dec. 2 from the Central Texas College Police Academy in Killeen. (more…)

Don’t be the Grinch’s next victim; protect yourself against Christmas thieves

12 December 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — ‘Tis the season for thieves, so the Marble Falls Police Department has a gift of tips to keep you from becoming a victim during the Christmas shopping crunch. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior softball player Elicia Gonzales signs her National Letter of Intent to play for Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Dec. 11 as her parents, Mistee and Jesse Gonzales, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls’s Elicia Gonzales to play softball at Lamar State-Port Arthur

12 December 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The culmination of time and energy paid off for Marble Falls High School senior softball player Elicia Gonzales as she signed her National Letter of Intent on Dec. 11 to play for Lamar State College-Port Arthur. (more…)

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Company pens deal with Llano County for solar power research

11 December 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — An agreement between the Llano County Commissioners Court and an international solar development company could result in considerable dividends for the Llano Independent School District, officials said. (more…)

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Filing deadline is today statewide for primary candidates

11 December 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The filing deadline is Monday, Dec. 11, for those seeking the Republican or Democratic party nominations for the spring 2018 primaries. Typically closer to the end of the day, Republican and Democratic party leaders expect an onslaught of filings as candidates assess potential challengers. (more…)

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MATTHEW GRANT HARDEN

Llano officer indicted on charges of tampering and official oppression

08 December 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — A grand jury indicted a beleaguered Llano police officer Dec. 5 on charges of tampering with evidence and official oppression, accusations stemming from a drunk driving traffic stop, officials say. (more…)

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EMILIE MARTIN

Blood drive scheduled for Llano student in need of liver transplant

08 December 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A 16-year-old Llano High School student is in desperate need of a liver transplant, but as she waits on a donor organ she’s in dire need of continuous blood and plasma transfusions to stay alive. “She’s in need of a lot of blood,” said Llano County deputy John Hill […]

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Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

07 December 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Despite a state agency granting an air quality permit for a planned rock crushing operation, Marble Falls officials have vowed to oppose and potentially stall the pace of the industry within the city limits. (more…)

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DPS issues winter weather travel alert for motorists

07 December 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS  AUSTIN — As colder weather descends on the Highland Lakes, residents need to take a few precautions at home and on the road to stay safe and avoid hazardous conditions, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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