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Reports: Cottonwood Shores arrest escapee found clinging beneath patrol car

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A manhunt on May 18 involving several law enforcement agencies from Burnet and Llano counties as well as state troopers resulted in the recapture of a woman accused of stealing a firearm and possessing dangerous drugs, according to police reports. (more…)

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Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple walked away without injuries May 19 after the plane they were in was “affected by wind” while attempting a landing at Burnet Municipal Airport, according a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Bessie Jackson of Community Resource Centers of Texas stands in front of Llano County Community Resource Center, 100 Legend Hills Blvd. in Llano. The center provides space for several agencies, including Texas Workforce Commission and nonprofits offering services such as legal assistance to people in need. Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center recently set up an office in the Llano County building to have a better connection with the community. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Llano County Community Resource Center opens doors to agencies, nonprofits

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center has always served Llano County, with temporary office space in Llano and from afar in Marble Falls. The important services the crisis center offers found a permanent home thanks to Community Resource Centers of Texas. (more…)

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Tiny house a huge lesson for MFHS building trades class

Tiny house a huge lesson for MFHS building trades class

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Shawn Reed’s upper-level building trade students hope to sell their end-of-course exam. Of course, Reed knows about it, and he wants the same thing. (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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Friday last day of early voting in GOP, Democratic primary runoffs; Election Day is May 22

Friday last day of early voting in GOP, Democratic primary runoffs; Election Day is May 22

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Early voting in the Republican and Democratic primary election runoffs wraps up Friday, May 17, giving voters in Burnet and Llano counties one more day to cast their ballots in advance of Election Day, which is Tuesday, May 22. (more…)

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Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As people waited in the lobby of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls student life center, alumna and assistant track-and-field coach Mary Ann Nunnally turned to a visitor and enthusiastically asked, “Isn’t this exciting?” (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhodes resigned May 15 to take a coaching job at Blanco High School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy football coach Pete Rhodes leaving for Blanco

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Pete Rhodes resigned as the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football head coach May 15 to take a position on the football staff at Blanco High School. Rhodes will coach tight ends and outside linebackers for the Panthers football team and be the head coach of the powerlifting […]

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Storm in Burnet County topples power lines, damages property

Storm in Burnet County topples power lines, damages property

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A brief but severe thunderstorm marked by high winds and hail swept into Burnet County on May 15, causing power outages and property damage. Crews were called out to clear uprooted trees and electrical lines blocking roads. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School chamber singers competed in the Director’s Choice Festival April 27-28 at San Antonio Madison High School, where the ensemble earned Best in Class honors and judges named five Marble Falls students outstanding soloists. The choir program is wrapping up a strong year with its ‘Red, White, and Blue Review’ at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the high school auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Admission is $5. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls choir program has two encores for successful year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School choir program is wrapping up one of its best years ever, but members still have a few things on their to-do list before graduation and summer. “It’s been a phenomenal year for us,” choir director Bryce Gage said. “The kids have worked so hard […]

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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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Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The future of classroom programs and teacher pay raises could be in jeopardy as Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joins the list of “property rich” schools to pay into the state of Texas’s so-called “Robin Hood” school finance system. (more…)

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Llano High School freshman Anna Casey won gold in the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes 7.60 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet May 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Ian Carter, Llano’s Anna Casey win gold at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — It’s one thing to be the favorite to win and quite another to perform as the favorite for the win. That’s what happened in the Class 4A state meet May 12 for Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter and Llano freshman distance runner Anna Casey. (more…)

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Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School freshman phenom Bailey Goggans entered the Class 5A state track meet May 11 expected to earn two medals. (more…)

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Marble Falls police are looking for the owner of a firearm left behind at an H-E-B checkout line, apparently by a customer. File photo

Marble Falls H-E-B staff find handgun left at register by customer

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This article reflects a clarification May 14 of the license to carry concealed firearms and open carry laws as detailed by state law.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are looking for the owner of a firearm left in a closed container at an H-E-B checkout lane May 10, […]

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Early voting for GOP, Democratic primary runoff elections May 14-18

Early voting for GOP, Democratic primary runoff elections May 14-18

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the school and municipal elections behind us, the focus is now on the Republican and Democratic primary runoffs May 22. Early voting for the runoffs is Monday-Friday, May 14-18. (more…)

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Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Leah Hughes of Spicewood was headed back to work at her construction job in Spicewood on Texas 71 when the gravel truck came up behind her. She had stopped her eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe in the left lane of the 6600 block of the highway and was waiting for oncoming […]

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Joshua Patrick 'J.P.' Wilson

Ex-Granite Shoals chief charged with perjury surrenders to authorities

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEEVILLE — A former Granite Shoals police chief turned himself into the Bee County Jail on May 9 in response to a Burnet County grand jury indictment alleging he lied under oath about recordings and documents he took from the agency after he parted ways with the city, according to court and […]

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TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jason Brady still remembers the long day of traveling and learning he and three others experienced when they decided to become certified bow hunters in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Chad Bishop tells rising senior linebacker Reece Vanhoosen and other players their assignments during a recent spring practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Competition level is high during Marble Falls spring football practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is about to complete its second week of spring football, and head coach Mike Birdwell said he is happy with how the players are competing. The retention of the returners is what has pleased the coaching staff the most because players […]

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A $1.6 million proposed upgrade to the RR 1431/U.S. 281 intersection would include widening of the roadway to enhance mobility and ease congestion. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

RR 1431-U.S 281 intersection on proposed upgrades list for $1.6M

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Another project aimed at easing congestion at a busy intersection — RR 1431 and U.S. 281 — has joined the list of proposed road upgrades eligible for millions of dollars in federal fuel tax funding, officials said. (more…)

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Lawyer presents ‘Rights of Students with Disabilities’ program in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Rev. Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries couldn’t help but notice the hurdles facing a family close to hers who has a mentally challenged child. Families with special-needs children often feel like they have to run the gauntlet when it comes to their education. (more…)

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Llano’s Crossroads High School for former students, those on verge of dropping out

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — In the moment a student decides to drop out of high school, it might seem like the right decision despite advice from teachers, educators, and parents. With time, however, the former student could look back and wonder what would their life would be like today if they only earned their […]

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The Burnet County Jail’s intake center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

ICE detainees flooding Burnet County Jail at twice the monthly average

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County Jail officials have reported a spike in the number of inmates in April and May on immigration holds due to an “overcrowding” issue in detention facilities near the South Texas border. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council will get three new members after the May 5 election that saw voters unseat a longtime councilwoman. (more…)

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Kristy Broadway and Robert Wayne Hicks III have been charged in a Bertram Library Thrift Store theft case.

Bertram police charge couple in thefts from library thrift store

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities used surveillance video and more than 100 social media tips to track down a couple accused of taking donated items from the local library thrift store to fund their methamphetamine habit, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)

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