Marble Falls store among 2,100 Payless locations closing

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three words, “SALE! CLOSING STORE,” confirm that Payless ShoeSource in Marble Falls is one of the 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico that are going out of business. (more…)

Late baskets, defense key in Lady Dawgs’ area-round victory

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Key baskets and tenacious defense in the final minutes propelled the Burnet High School girls basketball team to a 64-48 victory over Smithville on Feb. 15 in the area round of the playoffs at Round Rock High School. (more…)

Burnet Bulldogs open basketball playoffs against Boerne

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two evenly matched teams face off in a battle of wills to begin the Class 4A boys basketball tournament Tuesday, Feb. 19. (more…)

Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Llano County jury sentenced a Kingsland man to life in prison after convicting him of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. According to the Llano County District Attorney, the jury could have sentenced 35-year-old Thomas Preston Davis to anywhere from 15 years to life in prison on the conviction. […]

New county environmental crimes officer swamped by cases

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Just over four months into the job, Environmental Crimes Deputy Chris Cowan already is a victim of his own success. (more…)

Give ‘High Five’ to ‘mompreneur’ with grant contest vote

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It’s not easy being a “mompreneur,” a woman actively balancing being a mom and an entrepreneur. Just ask Lerin Lockwood, the founder of Lion Latch. (more…)

LCRA is ‘stepping up to the plate’ on Lake LBJ cleanup

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The most significant flood since the dams were built on the Colorado River hit the Highland Lakes in October 2018. In that month alone, inflows of 1.3 million acre-feet of water were measured in the Highland Lakes chain. Lake Travis, when full, holds just more than 1.1 million acre-feet of water. […]

Granite Shoals considering public restroom at Quarry Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Council reopened talks about placing a public restroom at Quarry Park near City Hall during its regular meeting Feb. 12. Months earlier, former City Manager Ken Nickel began researching costs and options. (more…)

Signs in the window of Payless ShoeSource, 2713 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, confirm the store’s closing as part of the company’s plans to shutter all 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls store among 2,100 Payless locations closing

18 February 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three words, “SALE! CLOSING STORE,” confirm that Payless ShoeSource in Marble Falls is one of the 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico that are going out of business. (more…)

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Burnet High School junior guard Caitlynne Graves fights for the ball with Smithville senior guard Taaylor Beasley during the Lady Dawgs’ 64-48 win in the area round of the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Late baskets, defense key in Lady Dawgs’ area-round victory

18 February 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Key baskets and tenacious defense in the final minutes propelled the Burnet High School girls basketball team to a 64-48 victory over Smithville on Feb. 15 in the area round of the playoffs at Round Rock High School. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs open basketball playoffs against Boerne

Burnet Bulldogs open basketball playoffs against Boerne

18 February 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two evenly matched teams face off in a battle of wills to begin the Class 4A boys basketball tournament Tuesday, Feb. 19. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Feb. 8-14, 2019

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Feb. 8-14, 2019

18 February 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Feb 8-14, 2019, according to Burnet 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 […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for period of Feb. 4-10, 2019

Llano County Jail bookings for period of Feb. 4-10, 2019

18 February 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Feb. 4-10, 2019, 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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Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case

Kingsland man receives life sentence in meth case

15 February 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Llano County jury sentenced a Kingsland man to life in prison after convicting him of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. According to the Llano County District Attorney, the jury could have sentenced 35-year-old Thomas Preston Davis to anywhere from 15 years to life in prison on the conviction. […]

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Chris Cowan was hired four months ago to handle environmental crimes in Burnet County. He's been so busy with cases that the county is seeking funding for a second officer to help him. Courtesy photo

New county environmental crimes officer swamped by cases

15 February 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Just over four months into the job, Environmental Crimes Deputy Chris Cowan already is a victim of his own success. (more…)

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Give ‘High Five’ to ‘mompreneur’ with grant contest vote

15 February 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It’s not easy being a “mompreneur,” a woman actively balancing being a mom and an entrepreneur. Just ask Lerin Lockwood, the founder of Lion Latch. (more…)

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