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Granite Shoals redefines ‘active fishing’ in city parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Tying a fishing line to the end of a pole and leaving it unattended is no longer considered “active fishing” in Granite Shoals city parks. City Council approved changing the ordinance Nov. 14 after the Granite Shoals Police Department asked for a stronger definition. (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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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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The drawdown of Inks Lake will be from Jan. 2-Feb. 13, 2018. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

Inks Lake property owners should pay heed to rules prior to drawdown

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Lower Colorado River Authority officials have asked lakeside property owners to follow a few steps prior to repair and dredging plans during an upcoming Inks Lake drawdown. (more…)

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Victim ID'd in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

Victim ID’d in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A motorist died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on a rural roadway on Nov. 14, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened at around 9:40 p.m. on CR 212A about 10 miles northeast of Bertram. (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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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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Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — After teaching English acquisition classes at Marble Falls High School, where she helps students develop their language skills, Lori Reed shared an observation. (more…)

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Traffic was backed up for several hours Nov. 13 as Marble Falls authorities cleared the scene of a collision on U.S. 281 south in Marble Falls involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. Courtesy photo

Woman survives head-on crash with 18-wheeler on US 281 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A young woman escaped injury after the vehicle she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 281 on Nov. 13. (more…)

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Cut fiber line blamed for Marble Falls internet and phone outages

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Reports of internet and phone outages plagued the Marble Falls area Nov. 13-14, prompting some entities to use backup systems to keep customers connected to their services. (more…)

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New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — More than two decades after Marble Falls officials first contemplated moving the police department from its location on Main Street, it’s finally happened. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Pounds expects court proceedings to go a lot smoother as staff is able to use more space and added amenities to serve the public at the newly built Public Safety Facility. (more…)

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Burnet’s Michael Rodriguez goes nose to nose with Waco La Vega’s Alex Gomez during the game Nov. 10. The Pirates capped off a perfect regular season with the 63-3 win over the Bulldogs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Waco La Vega captures district title with 63-3 win over Burnet

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The visiting Waco La Vega Pirates showed why they are one of the top-ranked 4A teams in the state and, now, the District 13-4A Division I champions as they routed the Burnet Bulldogs 63-3 on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls's Dillon Mayberry dives for extra yards during the Mustangs' 35-14 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Mustangs fall to district champ Dripping Springs 35-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended the 2017 season with a 35-14 district loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls Elementary School students high-five local veterans following the campus’ Veterans Day program Nov. 10.

Veterans Day programs held Friday in Llano, Marble Falls

Programs honored those who have served in the United States military at Veterans Day events in Llano and Marble Falls. More Veterans Day events are planned throughout the weekend.

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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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In light of a granted air quality permit for a mining operation in Burnet County, opponents say they will continue their fight due to concerns about the impact on air and water quality associated with the industry. File photo

Rock crusher foes petition governor’s office for mining moratorium

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a proposed rock-crushing operation south of Marble Falls presented Gov. Greg Abbott’s office with a petition asking for a moratorium on new mining permits, citing concerns about air and water quality and roadway safety. A “moratorium” is a temporary halt on a particular activity. (more…)

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Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Voters overwhelmingly re-elected two incumbents to the Horseshoe Bay City Council, according to results of the Nov. 7 election from election officials in Llano and Burnet counties. (more…)

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Texans approve all 7 proposed constitutional amendments

Texans approve all 7 proposed constitutional amendments

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Texas voters approved all seven proposed state constitutional amendments during the Nov. 7 election, according to results from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals voters reaffirm road bonds for improvements

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — On Election Day, Nov. 7, Granite Shoals voters gave the go-ahead for city leaders to issue $3 million in bonds for road improvements. (more…)

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It’s about to get a lot colder and wetter in the Highland Lakes

It’s about to get a lot colder and wetter in the Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — You can put the shorts away for a day or two and grab your sweaters and coats thanks to a particularly brisk cold front coming to the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Minnesota tight end David Morgan took advantage of the NFL team’s bye week to say hello to his hometown of Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Cottonwood Shores Police Department is set to launch a canine unit — the catalyst for the resignations of two council member — sometime in 2018. Staff Photo by Connie Swinney 

Cottonwood Shores drug dog policy on hold after mayor, council dispute

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  COTTONWOOD SHORES — A drug interdiction program using drug-sniffing dogs will remain on hold for several months until the controversy quells over a dispute about the program, which pitted two former Cottonwood Shores City Council members against the mayor. (more…)

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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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BCISD leadership weighs in on Gatesville steroids controversy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The superintendent at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has reinforced his district’s philosophy and policy against drug use, including performance-enhancing drugs, in the wake of public outcry over alleged steroid use among Gatesville Independent School District athletes. (more…)

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