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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store officials say they’ve had a couple of customers report getting emails supposedly from the thrift store regarding unpaid accounts. However, the thrift store doesn’t use accounts for any of its sales and hasn’t sent out these emails. If someone receives such an email, thrift store officials urge them not to click on the link in it and definitely don’t pay any money. Call the store at (830) 693-5120 if you received such an email or if you have questions about a Marble Falls Library Thrift Store email. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Overdue account scam hits Marble Falls Library Thrift Store mailing list

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The email comes across as the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store just trying to clear up a customer’s overdue account. The message asks the customer to click on the link and settle up via PayPal. (more…)

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Burnet County JP office hooked into phishing scam; police send warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A so-called “phishing” scammer recently used the phone number of a Burnet County justice of the peace office to target a victim, leading authorities to send out a warning about potential fraud. (more…)

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 5-11

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Dec. 5-11, 2017, 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 […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 6-12

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec. 6-12, 2017, 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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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…)

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MATTHEW GRANT HARDEN

Llano officer indicted on charges of tampering and official oppression

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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DPS creates scale diagram of alleged Burnet County road rage incident

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…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2017

Burnet County Jail bookings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2017, 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 […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2017

Llano County Jail bookings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2017, 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 […]

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Armed man in road rage incident recovers from gunshot wounds

Armed man in road rage incident recovers from gunshot wounds

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SMITHWICK — An armed man shot by an off-duty Austin police officer is recovering from at least two gunshots wounds following an alleged “road rage” incident in Burnet County. (more…)

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Family threatened in 'road rage’ incident on RR 1431; off-duty Austin officer shoots suspect

Family threatened in ‘road rage’ incident on RR 1431; off-duty Austin officer shoots suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — A reported road rage incident late Nov. 30 on RR 1431 led to an exchange of gunfire between an off-duty Austin police officer and a male suspect, while a family of three escaped into the nearby brush. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 22-28

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 22-28

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 22-28, 2017, 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 the period of Nov. 21-27

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 21-27

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 21-27, 2017, 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 […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 15-21

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 15-21

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 15-21, 2017, 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 the period of Nov. 14-20

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 14-20

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 14-20, 2017, 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 […]

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Jimmy Lerma

Marble Falls man cleared of intoxication manslaughter, sentenced on probation violation

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury cleared a Marble Falls man of an intoxication manslaughter charge, but the defendant still faces a prison sentence for violating his probation due to alcohol detected in his system at the time of the incident, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man (pictured here) they believe is responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries and used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Kingsland store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police ID and issue warrant for tattooed suspect in theft cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a vehicle burglary suspect caught on surveillance using a reported stolen credit card at a Kingsland store, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Randy Wayne Johns

Second truck theft suspect caught thanks to tip

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities apprehended the second of two suspects in a vehicle theft thanks to a cooperative effort among area law enforcement agencies and a tip through Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers, officials say. (more…)

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Authorities on Nov. 13 nabbed three juvenile suspects accused of stealing items from more than a dozen vehicles in the Claremont neighborhood in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

3 teens arrested in Marble Falls neighborhood car burglaries

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Police have charged three juvenile suspects with burglary in connection with a rash of unlocked vehicle break-ins in the Claremont neighborhood, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Daniel Ray Castillo

U.S. marshals track down suspect in stolen truck case; one still at large

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities captured a suspect on Nov. 14 who was wanted in connection with a stolen truck and pursuit six days prior when he and another man evaded Burnet County sheriff’s deputies on a rural road. (more…)

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 7-13

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Nov. 7-13

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 7-13, 2017, 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 […]

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DANIEL RAY CASTILLO

Authorities ID ‘dangerous’ suspects in Lampasas stolen truck case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities have identified two at-large suspects possibly armed and dangerous due to a cooperative effort among area law enforcement agencies. (more…)

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Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities are searching for two suspects who reportedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene Nov. 8 on a remote stretch of CR 323 on the Burnet-Williamson county line, according to investigators. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 1-7

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Nov. 1-7

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 1-7, 2017, 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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Authorities in Burnet and Llano counties are looking for two suspects in a recent string of vehicle burglaries. One of the perpetrators, with potentially identifying tattoos, was captured on surveillance video Oct. 31 in a Kingsland convenience store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police looking for tattooed car burglary suspect 

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Investigators need the public’s help finding a suspect with potentially identifying tattoos who might be responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail raises the bar, but you still don't want to stay there

Burnet County Jail raises the bar, but you still don’t want to stay there

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Standing at one end of a long hallway in the Burnet County Jail, Sheriff Calvin Boyd pointed out the obvious: It’s not a warm and welcoming place. “It’s not supposed to be,” he said. “It’s here for a purpose, and it’s not a place you should want to go.” (more…)

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