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Highland Lakes Title named Tasha Comstock manager of its Horseshoe Bay office, 9650 RR 2147. Comstock has spent 16 years with Highland Lakes Title, most of it in the Kingsland area. Overall, she has 23 years of title industry experience. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Highland Lakes Title names longtime agent Tasha Comstock its Horseshoe Bay manager

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — After 16 years of primarily serving the Kingsland market for Highland Lakes Title, Tasha Comstock is relocating. (more…)

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An environmental group critical of a planned Sandy Creek dredging operation has offered development recommendations to government leaders and private companies in charge of decisions about granting permits. Photo courtesy of Collier Materials

Environmental group offers ‘good neighbor’ suggestions for mining operations

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Environmental groups and government entities have drafted resolutions and proposed stricter oversight on the burgeoning mining industry as planned dredging operations await word about permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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The fate of a waterway dredging operation hangs in the balance as Llano County residents assemble groups to try to defeat a plan for a mining company to remove sand from a portion of Sandy Creek. Courtesy photo

Fishery expert cites habitat concerns in Sandy Creek dredging plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — Construction company owner Steve Nash believes striking a deal with Collier Materials to dredge a portion of Sandy Creek on his property will prove beneficial and should dispel any concerns by area residents against the proposed operation. (more…)

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Collier Materials has applied for a new air quality permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to set up a portable crusher on private property near Sandy Creek just off Texas 71 in Llano County. TCEQ is holding a public meeting on the application at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 RR 152 West in Llano. Courtesy photo

Save Sandy Creek group rallies against ‘sand plant;’ city council calls special meeting

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Sandy Creek, which flows about a mile through the property where Llano County resident Fermin Ortiz lives, has served as a valuable resource, not only for his own family but a number of other residents around the waterway. (more…)

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David Gorman (left), president of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents, presented Theresa Friesenhahn of Salem Insurance in Marble Falls with the 2018 Customer Service Representative of the Year during a May 19 ceremony in Arlington. The TPIA gives the award to a customer service representative who has helped improve an agency’s operation, served the clients in a unique or extraordinary way, engaged in the community, and helped advance the insurance industry. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls insurance agent wins Texas Customer Service Rep of the Year award

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As a customer service representative for Salem Insurance, Theresa Friesenhahn loves taking care of her clients, and while she can take care of both personal and commercial clients, she focuses on one particular group. (more…)

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Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Llano County commissioners are trying to sort through the details and potential impact of a planned rock crushing and possible dredging operation on Sandy Creek near Sunrise Beach Village, officials said. (more…)

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Expect a better crop of Texas Hill Country peaches for the 2018 season. File photo

More ‘chill hours’ over the winter mean bigger, better Hill Country peach crop than in 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON STONEWALL — As much as I want to stay away from it, because it’s just so cliche, I can’t resist, so here goes. Things are looking peachy this summer for Hill Country peach growers, especially those in the Stonewall and Fredericksburg area. (more…)

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Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls earned the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands for the staff’s efforts in 2017. It’s the only dealership in Central Texas to receive the awards. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls dealership has garnered the honors, which is quite impressive considering its only been under its current ownership for about 2½ years. Pictured are President Greg Wessels, office manager Lauren Duran, GM District Manager Robert Owusu, new car sales manager Jason Duran, used car sales manager Damon Farmer, service manager Geoff McElroy, parts manager Rand Bettencourt, and manager Matt Wessels. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls wins GM Mark of Excellence awards for second year in a row

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Just moments after GM District Manager Robert Owusu awarded Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls with the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands on June 6, the management and staff slipped off and went back to what they do best: taking care of customers and the […]

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Seminar for small-business owners offers strategies for blocking cybercriminals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Low-hanging fruit. That’s how cybercriminals describe small businesses and their often inability to protect themselves from cyberattacks.    John Wright, a cybersecurity consultant, said he has seen how criminals ambush unprotected computer systems to steal valuable data, putting the business owner at risk. (more…)

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Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach will present a free program geared toward small-business owners looking to succeed in a world dominated by online retail giants. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls EDC hosting small business presentation on how to compete in Amazon-size world

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — If you’re the owner of a small business, especially a brick-and-mortar retail shop, your world shifted — well, actually endured an 8.0 earthquake — when online giant Amazon and other e-commerce sites started booming. (more…)

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A proposed rock crusher and quarry operation south of the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 intersection drew protests from residents. A lawsuit filed by the city of Marble Falls, two property owners, and a residential development challenged the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s permitting process. A recent opinon by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in favor of TCEQ, but the plaintiffs said they’ll keep pressing legal action. File photo

Mining opponents vow to continue lawsuit after AG opinion favors TCEQ permit process

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a planned rock crushing facility south of Marble Falls vowed May 17 to continue with a lawsuit aimed at halting mining operations, despite the Texas attorney general’s defense of the state’s permitting process. (more…)

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Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A San Saba-based winery has agreed to a deal with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. to lease the Badger Building, which is undergoing more than $1.5 million in renovations, on the downtown square, officials said. (more…)

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