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Benjamin Becker of Round Mountain

Wanted man caught after 7-hour search, residents’ help

FROM STAFF REPORTS With the combined efforts of residents and Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies, a suspect was found after chases by vehicle and foot and a search that lasted seven hours from the first day into the next morning. (more…)

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Sunrise Beach Village father needs help paying for lifesaving kidney transplant

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Sunrise Beach Village resident Wyatt Larew must undergo a kidney transplant to save his life. The 36-year-old father of two has a donor and a hospital date for the surgery. What he needs now is help paying the $20,000 bill. (more…)

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Marble Falls Sidewalk Master Plan

Marble Falls passes detailed sidewalks plan for grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls City Council passed a Sidewalk Master Plan on June 18 that would add nearly 10 miles of sidewalks to the 20 miles that already exist in the city limits. Current city sidewalks range in width from 4-10 feet and were installed by either the city, developers, or the […]

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Central Texas heat advisory issued through Friday

Central Texas heat advisory issued through Friday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet and Llano counties are under a heat advisory from June 19-21, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced. Hot and humid conditions will lead to peak heat index values of 108-111 degrees Wednesday and 102-110 on Thursday. The advisory covers the entire Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. (more…)

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Burnet school bands shouldn’t miss a beat with new directors

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School and Burnet Middle School each have new band directors. Hired to lead the high school was Nick Stephenson. The new middle school director is Allen Andrus. The hirings and several other band-related changes were made at the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board meeting June 17. (more…)

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Gov. Greg Abbott signs HB3

Burnet and Marble Falls teachers and staff getting pay raises

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Teachers and staff in the Burnet and Marble Falls school districts are getting pay raises now that House Bill 3 has been signed into law. The boards of trustees for both districts voted in the pay increases at their meetings June 17. The increases — but not the amounts — were […]

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The Helping Center garden is moving

Helping Center garden pulling up roots for new location

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area garden soon will be rooted in a new home with more level land and space and a permanent storage building. Produce from the garden, which is currently located at 1315 Broadway in Marble Falls, goes to families seeking assistance from the food pantry. (more…)

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MFHS runner Goggans ends summer season with 5th place

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School junior Bailey Goggans ended her summer running season with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on June 15. (more…)

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Hugh McCoy gravesite

Father and son to receive Texas Ranger Memorial Crosses

FROM STAFF REPORTS Almost 150 years since they served as frontier Texas Rangers, a father and son will be honored for their dedication to the state and their community. (more…)

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Double Horn, Texas

Double Horn’s legal battle pushes city business to the side

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The difficulty of conducting city business during an ongoing legal battle loomed over Double Horn City Council members during their regular meeting June 13. (more…)

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Information sought in Burnet County burglaries; firearms and instruments stolen

Information sought in Burnet County burglaries; firearms and instruments stolen

FROM STAFF REPORTS Information regarding two recent Burnet County burglaries is being sought by Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers and the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls Stage 2 water-use restrictions have been canceled as of June 14. The city announced it is also implementing Stage 1 voluntary restrictions. (more…)

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Former Horseshoe Bay couple take home Tonys as producers of ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Tootsie’

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Carolyn and Marc Seriff experienced an extraordinary bucket list moment that few can claim during the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 9. The former Horseshoe Bay couple co-produced “Hadestown,” which won eight Tonys, including the coveted Best Musical. That’s the one they […]

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Ice truck rollover in Marble Falls

Icy situation in truck rollover on RR 1431, but no injuries

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS No one was injured in a truck rollover Friday morning on Ranch Road 1431 near the intersection of County Road 342C. The driver and passenger of the double-axle box truck climbed out of the vehicle after it came to rest on the driver’s side. They were soon back to work unloading […]

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Burnet County Courthouse South Annex

JPs feel like ‘stepchild’ regarding security at south annex

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two justices of the peace told Burnet County commissioners they are concerned about the lack of full-time security in the county’s south courthouse annex in Marble Falls. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Jane Marie Hurst and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Debbie Bindseil addressed the Commissioners Court at its […]

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Marble Falls sidewalk plan

Marble Falls seeks $500,000 sidewalk grant to connect schools, neighborhoods

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A grant to build a network of sidewalks connecting three school campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods is in the works for Marble Falls. The city applied for more than $500,000 worth of sidewalk construction through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School project. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mustang Stadium

MFISD bond projects on schedule; student safety priority

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Taxpayers passing by Marble Falls Independent School District campuses might not be able to see it, but implementation of the projects they approved in a $55 million bond election last year are underway and on schedule, including programs and facility enhancements designed to make the schools safer. (more…)

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Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center offering free training

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is expanding its education program to childcare providers and the community. (more…)

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Thomas Reyes

Buchanan Dam man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Kingsland pastor

STAFF REPORTS A Buchanan Dam man was charged with two second-degree felonies after a June 2 crash that killed a Kingsland pastor. (more…)

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Athletes in Action assistant basketball coach Zakk Revelle stands in front of the living stones in Tel Gezer, Israel, site of the team’s first devotional in that country. Courtesy photo

Zakk Revelle deepens faith, coaches basketball in Israel

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Zakk Revelle recently returned to Marble Falls from Israel, where he served as assistant coach for Athletes in Action. Spending time and walking in the same area as Jesus did more than 2,000 years ago had a profound effect on the Faith Academy boys head basketball coach and director of basketball […]

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Burnet Municipal Airport

Burnet airport display planes get a lift with fresh coat of paint

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS With a few days of sunshine and a bit of luck last week, two static display airplanes at Burnet Municipal Airport got a facelift. (more…)

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Buster and front desk staff member Stacee Hopkins (seated) with their family: Mikah Hopkins (standing, left), Mackinzee Mayfield, Steven Davidson, Konnor Mayfield, Taylor Wimberly, Tatum Hopkins (seated, left), Ranger Hopkins, and Distel Wimberly. Courtesy photo by KSra Photography

Lessons from Dad: Fathers (almost) always know best

The Picayune Magazine and DailyTrib.com staff shared thoughts, memories, and dad-related stories in honor of Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 16. Maybe a few will stir memories of your dad or the lessons he taught you. Share your stories and photos with us by messaging The Picayune Magazine on its Facebook page. JENNIFER FIERRO: […]

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Kingsland Community Park

Kingsland park reopening has ‘hopeful’ July 4 date; aid needed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the October 2018 flood devastated Kingsland Community Park, the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce began a plan to both restore the facility and protect it. (more…)

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A display metal building in Llano crashed into a pole supporting a Pizza Hut sign due to high winds during a storm June 9. Photo courtesy of Gilbert Bennett

Storm strands tour boat, causes damage across Highland Lakes

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS About 80 people waited out a storm June 9 in a tour boat beached on a Lake Buchanan island. The private charter group was at Shaw Island when Vanishing Texas River Cruise Captain Shawn Devaney noticed storm clouds quickly building that evening. (more…)

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Luke Allen Mortensen, 29, of Marble Falls was booked into the Burnet County Jail on June 5 on charges of evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and stalking.

High-speed pursuit by Marble Falls police started with harassment report

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police responded to a harassment call on Resource Parkway off US 281 on June 5, the suspect took officers on a high-speed chase to Granite Shoals and back again, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. (more…)

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HARTH Foundation

Veterans and horses connect during HARTH Foundation equine therapy programs

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Bill McCartney walked along the outside edge of the HARTH Foundation’s covered arena. Spartacus, or Sparty for short, a 20-year-old bay Hanoverian warmblood horse, trailed just off his left shoulder. When Bill turned right, so did Sparty. If the horse didn’t follow, an instructor stepped in to get the two back in […]

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