Enjoy all your local news and sports for less than 6¢ per day.

Subscribe Now

Top 10 most popular stories for 2015

City of Burnet first responder Daniel Hampton died after the ambulance he was driving struck a semi-truck Sept. 18. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Here are the most popular stories from from the past year.

10. Three men arrested in Horseshoe Bay aggravated robbery

Authorities arrested three men Dec. 13 after they were accused of knocking on a door at a Horseshoe Bay residence, flashing a gun and demanding cash. READ MORE

9. Marble Falls police investigating hits on referee by John Jay football players

Two San Antonio John Jay High School football players striking a game official from behind during the waning moments of the Marble Falls-San Antonio John Jay game Sept. 4 drew a police investigation as well as raised many questions regarding the act and what to do about it. READ MORE

8. TCEQ upholds order to withhold downstream water releases from Highland Lakes

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality upheld an emergency order July 1 to withhold water releases from the Highland Lakes reservoirs to rice farmers downstream. READ MORE

7. Authorities raid restaurant on RR 2147, seize drugs and cash

Local, county and federal investigators raided El Jardin Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 26, arrested two suspects and seized cash and drugs. Horseshoe Bay police and the narcotics arm of the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office had gathered evidence pertaining to the restaurant for a period of time before the case unfolded. READ MORE

6. Burnet police: Whataburger employee stabs customer

Whataburger employee Quenton Alexander Bailey, 29, of Granite Shoals was arrested after allegedly stabbing a customer in the parking lot of the Burnet eatery. READ MORE

5. Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

Deavon DeLancey, a 32-year-old Cottonwood Shores man, was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child and related charges Oct. 28. At the time of his arrest, DeLancey worked for the Marble Falls Independent School District technology department. When authorities notified the district of DeLancey’s arrest, school officials dismissed him. READ MORE

4. Small plane crash shuts down Texas 71 west of U.S. 281

A single-engine plane crash closed traffic in both directions on Texas 71 for several hours between U.S. 281 and FM 2147 on May 28. The pilot was able to get out of the plane before it burst into flames and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. READ MORE

3. Burnet firefighter and EMT killed on the job in Texas 29 accident

City of Burnet first responder Daniel Hampton died after the ambulance he was driving struck a semi-truck Sept. 18. Paramedic Timothy Pierce and a patient, later identified as 54-year-old Donna Girard of Marble Falls, were injured in the accident. READ MORE

2. Marble Falls beats John Jay 15-9 with defensive effort

The Marble Falls High School football team defeated San Antonio John Jay 15-9 on Sept. 4. But taking away from the victory were the actions of two John Jay players, who intentionally hit a referee in the closing minutes of the game. That incident made national news and is covered in our No. 9 most popular story of the year. READ MORE

1. Bertram woman sentenced to life for murdering husband

After more than two weeks of hearing testimony in the murder trial of Karra Trichele Allen, a Llano County jury took about 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict just before noon June 2. Less than five hours later, that same jury sentenced her to life in prison. READ MORE