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Buchanan Dam man found not guilty of manslaughter, other charges in fatal 2016 crash

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A Llano County jury found a Buchanan Dam man not guilty on charges of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a July 2016 vehicle collision that killed an 87-year-old man and severely injured a 58-year-old man. (more…)

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A sales office opened this week at 108 Main St. for a planned development next to the Marble Falls Public Library called the Lofts at 99 Main. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Latest ‘sign’ of development in downtown Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The next step in the evolution of downtown Marble Falls came earlier this week when the sales office opened for the Lofts at 99 Main. (more…)

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Jardin Corona Mexican Restaurant will be the newest addition to the Marble Falls food scene in early 2019. The restaurant is the latest in a list of new restaurants in the Highland Lakes. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Downtown Marble Falls Mexican food eatery latest in list of area restaurant additions

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Foodies in the Highland Lakes can look forward to one new addition coming to downtown Marble Falls in early 2019. (more…)

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Brian Murphy (left) and Lewis Fletcher, both of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, Chelsea Seiter-Weatherford, GIS analyst for the city of Marble Falls, and Monique Breaux, administrative assistant of the Parks and Recreation and Water departments, are using their smartphones to pinpoint their exact location in Marble Falls City Cemetery through the city’s new online mapping system. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls cemetery mapping system more user-friendly; parks improvements continue

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed several important items during its regular meeting Oct. 1, including the online map of Marble Falls City Cemetery, Phase 1A of improvements at Lakeside and Johnson parks, and Spring Break 2019.  (more…)

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Hidden Ranch Road off CR 200 in Burnet County was at the heart of a debate over a ‘mass gathering’ permit application for UTOPiAfest music festival. Before Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd made a decision on the permit application, the event’s organizers decided Oct. 3 to move the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest moving to Reveille Peak Ranch; decision comes during debate over permit

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After weeks of friction between festival promoters and local landowners, UTOPiAfest organizers are moving the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. (more…)

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Bertram Police Chief J.J. Wilson

Bertram police chief indicted on charges of official oppression, aggravated perjury

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Bertram Police Chief James “J.J.” Wilson surrendered himself to the Burnet County Jail on Oct. 3 following a grand jury indictment on several of charges, including official oppression and aggravated perjury. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council chambers were at capacity for the Oct. 2 regular meeting as residents, landowners, and representatives came for two public hearings on proposed changes to the city’s zoning code and map. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Packed house at Oct. 2 public hearings on Marble Falls zoning map and codes

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Not only were the Marble Falls City Council chambers full, but at least a dozen other people spilled out into the hallway during the Oct. 2 regular meeting for public hearings about proposed changes to the city’s zoning map and and zoning codes. (more…)

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality scheduled an information meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, 307 Buena Vista Drive. Residents of a neighboring subdivision of the proposed site of Spicewood Crushed Stone have requested a special election to incorporate the area into a city and have signs posted along Texas 71 to draw attention to the permit application. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TCEQ meeting Oct. 11 in Marble Falls regarding proposed Spicewood rock crusher

FROM STAFF REPORTS An information meeting hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will focus on an air quality permit for Spicewood Crushed Stone LLC. (more…)

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Granite Shoals raises water rates, approves bigger contract with animal shelter

Granite Shoals raises water rates, approves bigger contract with animal shelter

UPDATE: This article as of Oct. 1 reflects the increase to the city’s water tier rates as well as minimum monthly rate. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals residents will be paying a little more for their water beginning Oct. 1. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed that the skeletal human remains found in rural northwest Burnet County in August are those of 40-year-old Tina Marie Logan. The woman was last seen in early April at a tire store in the Burnet area. She was driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute, which investigators found on the property where they located her remains. BCSO officials are asking anyone with information about Logan or her whereabouts in early April to contact them at (512) 756-8080 or cidadim@burnetsheriff.com. Courtesy images

Skeletal remains found in Burnet County in August those of woman last seen in April

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the skeletal remains they found in early August are those of Tina Marie Logan, who had been last seen April 2. (more…)

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Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS A rabid skunk was found Sept. 21 at the corner of West Washington Street and U.S. 281 in Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council members approved amending the city’s retirement policy, purchasing two new patrol units, and platting two subdivisions during a Sept. 25 regular meeting. (more…)

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Michael Wright shows his opposition to a planned quarry and rock crusher on 281 acres next to the Double Horn Creek subdivision during a Sept. 8 rally. Wright, who lives in Double Horn Creek, fears the facility would increase the amount of dust and traffic in the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood neighborhood seeks to incorporate in fight against proposed rock crusher

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS If they get their way, residents near Double Horn Creek might be residents of Burnet County’s newest town. Added to the Burnet County Commissioners Court agenda for Sept. 25 is an item from residents looking to incorporate in order to gain control over a proposed rock quarry near their neighborhood. (more…)

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The Burnet AgriLife Extension building in Burnet was the setting for an information meeting Sept 19 where nearly 100 people came to ask questions to organizers of the Nov. 1-4 UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival. Burnet County Judge James Oakley addressed the crowd before the meeting began. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

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A $553,968 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to Marble Falls Fire Rescue will enable the department to add three firefighters. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls Fire Rescue can hire 3 firefighters with Department of Homeland Security grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A Department of Homeland Security grant will enable Marble Falls Fire Rescue to add three firefighters to the department, putting an additional crew member on each shift. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — During a special meeting Sept. 18, the Granite Shoals City Council passed an ad-valorem property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The new tax rate is 59.6 cents per $100 valuation, up from 56.313 cents for the 2017-18 fiscal year. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan during its Sept. 18 regular meeting. The council increased a committee recommendation from $250,000 to $550,000 for upcoming improvements to the 10-acre Park View Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls City Council settles on tax rate, more than doubles funding for park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council tackled several budgetary-related items during its regular Sept. 18 meeting, including adopting a 2018-19 tax rate. (more…)

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New Granite Shoals City Manager Jeffery Looney. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New Granite Shoals City Manager Jeffery Looney believes in ‘service above self-interest’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jeffery Looney, the new Granite Shoals city manager, knows the economic growth of the city depends on addressing the lack of a wastewater system, something that’s gone before voters in the past but was shot down. (more…)

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Marble Falls sale tax allocation in July up slightly from 2017

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls’s state sales tax allocation in July increased slightly from the previous year. The September payment — based on July receipts — was up 1.92 percent to $736,295.41. (more…)

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Police: Driver ‘fell asleep’ in head-on collision on RR 2147

Police: Driver ‘fell asleep’ in head-on collision on RR 2147

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A two-vehicle, head-on collision on RR 2147 at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 sent two people to Austin-area hospitals by non-emergency transport. (more…)

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The remains of the city of Marble Falls tennis court at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

City tennis, basketball courts being removed at Lakeside Park as part of upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The tennis court at Lakeside Park is being removed as part of Phase 1A upgrades to Lakeside Park. (more…)

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The Johnson City Library is located at 501 N. Nugent Ave. Go to jclibrarysite.org or call (830) 868-4469 for more information. Facebook photo

Johnson City Library asking for input regarding 5-year plan

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — What do you need from your library? What will get you here? Those questions will be posed to patrons during the Johnson City Library’s community forum Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the library, 501 N. Nugent Ave. (more…)

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The corner of Main and Second streets will be one of the first to be improved as part of the upcoming Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) projects. New rails will be installed or replaced from the corner all the way to the alley. The project is expected to begin later this fall. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TIRZ board discusses Marble Falls downtown coordinator opening, upcoming projects

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) board members discussed their upcoming projects and heard the first update on the city’s search to fill its new downtown coordinator position. (more…)

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Burnet City Council discusses health benefits for retired employees working elsewhere

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council members tried balancing benefits promised to retired employees with the costs of those benefits in a workshop and the following regular meeting Sept. 11. (more…)

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Llano man files suit against two officers and city; claims excessive force in 2016 arrest

Llano man files suit against two officers and city; claims excessive force in 2016 arrest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — A Llano man filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 7 against two former Llano police officers alleging they violated his civil rights and used excessive force during a November 2016 arrest. (more…)

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New zoning map and districts coming for Marble Falls property owners; public hearing Oct. 2

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Almost 2,500 Marble Falls property owners will begin receiving notices this week about an overhaul to the city’s zoning code and map that has been 10 years in the making. (more…)

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