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Jeremy LeJeune

Principal of the Year picked to lead Burnet Middle School

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet school district officials found an experienced principal to take over the reins at Burnet Middle School with the selection of Jeremy LeJeune. (more…)

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20-year-old man killed in Lake LBJ boating accident

20-year-old man killed in Lake LBJ boating accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens are investigating a Lake LBJ boating accident that took the life of a Sugarland man. (more…)

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Dana Delgado and the Chicago North Stars

70-year-old Dana Delgado brings home basketball gold

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seventy-year-old Dana Delgado is a national basketball champion. The Burnet County resident is a member of the Chicago North Stars 3-on-3 basketball team, which won gold in the National Senior Games. The event was held June 14-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and featured more than 14,000 athletes and dozens of competitions […]

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Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

FROM STAFF REPORTS After a drug test on a 1-year-old boy came back positive for meth, Marble Falls police charged his mother and stepfather with child endangerment. (more…)

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Briley Sralla

Johnson City girl sets sights on shooting sports excellence

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Briley Sralla places the butt of her Feinwerkbau Evolution air rifle against her right cheek, tucks it up against her shoulder, and peers through the sight at a target 33 feet away. The canvas shooting jacket, pants, and gear she wears act as an exoskeleton, supporting her body and “locking” her […]

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Marble Falls Main Street

State of downtown Marble Falls: Many changes afoot

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS If it’s been more than a week since your last visit to downtown Marble Falls, chances are it looks completely different to you. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduate returns home as tourism director

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Mackenzie White grew up in Marble Falls and spent her college years traveling the state and working in Washington, DC. Now, the 2012 Marble Falls High School graduate will lead the city and chamber’s efforts promoting the area as the director of Tourism and Marketing for the Marble Falls Convention and […]

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Texas Tech-Highland Lakes offering Professional MBA

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes is offering a new Professional Master of Business Administration degree beginning this fall. The program is designed for managers and professionals who wish to remain fully employed as they pursue a graduate degree. (more…)

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New Falls Career principal ‘a champion’ for students

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Spend a few minutes talking to new Falls Career High School Principal Allie Hampton, and you’ll quickly understand why Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen recommended her for the job. (more…)

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Faith Academy AD resigns to take San Antonio coaching job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Jeremy Wentrcek has resigned as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls to become the head football coach and athletic director at The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio. The Marble Falls academy made the official announcement June 20. (more…)

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Former Bertram Police Chief James ‘J.J.’ Wilson.

Ex-Bertram police chief pleads guilty to crimes, loses license

FROM STAFF REPORTS Former Bertram Police Chief James “J.J.” Wilson agreed to a guilty plea in the 424th District Court on June 6 for three crimes. Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced Wilson to four days in jail on each of the two counts of official oppression and five years’ probation on one count of abuse of […]

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Spicewood Elementary School

MFISD considers new campus as officials monitor growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Anticipating continued growth in the Marble Falls Independent School District, board trustees adopted amendments to the long-range facilities plan at their regular meeting June 17. (more…)

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Eagle Scouts recognized by MFISD

Local Eagle Scouts recognized by Marble Falls ISD board

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored several Eagle Scouts during its regular meeting June 17. (more…)

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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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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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