UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

New turf at Mustang Stadium part of bond package on ballot; reason is safety, officials say

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Just before the 2018 football season started, Wade Whiteside and his son, Braidon, were looking at photos of Mustang Stadium from a few years ago. (more…)

Marble Falls Fire Rescue can hire 3 firefighters with Department of Homeland Security grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A Department of Homeland Security grant will enable Marble Falls Fire Rescue to add three firefighters to the department, putting an additional crew member on each shift. (more…)

Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — During a special meeting Sept. 18, the Granite Shoals City Council passed an ad-valorem property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The new tax rate is 59.6 cents per $100 valuation, up from 56.313 cents for the 2017-18 fiscal year. (more…)

Marble Falls City Council settles on tax rate, more than doubles funding for park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council tackled several budgetary-related items during its regular Sept. 18 meeting, including adopting a 2018-19 tax rate. (more…)

New season and big changes for Vikings tight end and former Mustang David Morgan

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Before boarding a Green Bay-bound airplane to take on the Packers, Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan was at his team’s practice facility getting ready for the big NFC North showdown Sept. 16. (more…)

Police: Driver ‘fell asleep’ in head-on collision on RR 2147

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A two-vehicle, head-on collision on RR 2147 at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 sent two people to Austin-area hospitals by non-emergency transport. (more…)

UTOPiAfest organizers to address Burnet residents’ concerns about music festival

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet County and UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival organizers are coming together Sept. 19 to provide more information on the Nov. 1-4 event. (more…)

The Burnet AgriLife Extension building in Burnet was the setting for an information meeting Sept 19 where nearly 100 people came to ask questions to organizers of the Nov. 1-4 UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival. Burnet County Judge James Oakley addressed the crowd before the meeting began. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Hayden Wells scores one of his two touchdowns during the 34-14 win over Burnet on Sept. 7. The Mustangs have a 2-1 start to the season. They will enjoy a bye Sept. 21 before starting District 13-5A Division II play against Georgetown East View. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls recharges this week before starting district play at Georgetown East View

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is thoroughly enjoying a well-earned bye this week. And they’ll need it as they recharge for district play starting next week. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior running back Silver Hinson tries to escape the grasp of Marble Falls senior linebacker Zachary Fearn during the team’s week 2 contest, which the Mustangs won 34-14. The Bulldogs are still looking for their first win. They take on Manor New Tech on Friday, Sept. 21, on the road. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs face Manor New Tech’s first-year varsity

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hopes its final non-district road game yields the outcome for which the Bulldogs have been working: a win. (more…)

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Llano seeks third straight win in front of homecoming crowd

Llano seeks third straight win in front of homecoming crowd

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — It’s homecoming week at Llano High School, which means a big crowd of enthusiastic fans eager to see if the football team can win three consecutive games. (more…)

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Faith Academy looking for second win at Cherokee

Faith Academy looking for second win at Cherokee

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is set on getting its second win of the season when the Flames face Cherokee on Sept. 21. (more…)

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While Mustang Stadium is typically associated with Marble Falls High School football, the facility actually serves many teams, programs, and events, including the band and commencement ceremonies. After eight years of use, the stadium’s turf and track are showing wear and tear. Marble Falls Independent School District is taking a $55 million bond proposal to voters on Nov. 6 that includes $900,000 for turf and track upgrades. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

New turf at Mustang Stadium part of bond package on ballot; reason is safety, officials say

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Just before the 2018 football season started, Wade Whiteside and his son, Braidon, were looking at photos of Mustang Stadium from a few years ago. (more…)

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A $553,968 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to Marble Falls Fire Rescue will enable the department to add three firefighters. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls Fire Rescue can hire 3 firefighters with Department of Homeland Security grant

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A Department of Homeland Security grant will enable Marble Falls Fire Rescue to add three firefighters to the department, putting an additional crew member on each shift. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

19 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — During a special meeting Sept. 18, the Granite Shoals City Council passed an ad-valorem property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The new tax rate is 59.6 cents per $100 valuation, up from 56.313 cents for the 2017-18 fiscal year. (more…)

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