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The city of Marble Falls has planned a vote Nov. 21 to annex several hundred acres of land that extend along the corner of the Texas 71-U.S. 281 intersection. Courtesy map

Rancher opts for 5-year delay in Marble Falls anti-mining annexation plan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials are expected to delay the annexation of more than 500 acres of land, initially part of a plan to deflect mining operations in southern Burnet County, but another swath is still on the agenda for annexation. (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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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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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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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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Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said the city will now go out for bids after voters reaffirmed a $3 million road bond Nov. 7. File photo

With bond reaffirmed, Granite Shoals aims to finish roads by September

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Hours after Granite Shoals residents reaffirmed the $3 million road bond Nov. 7, City Manager Ken Nickel said he was pleased with the number of voters who spoke their minds. But, he pointed out, it’s still months away before crews can tackle the road upgrades. (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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Opponents of a proposed rock crusher just off the southwest corner of Texas 71 and U.S. 281 have presented a petition to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him for a mining permit moratorium. Petitioners believe the location of the operation is a threat to housing development and air and water quality. 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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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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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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Jason Tom (left) and Michael Osborne of Net Solutions work to install the internet system Nov. 2 at the new Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, 606 Ave. N. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Grand opening of new home of Marble Falls police slated for Nov. 14

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — With just two weeks until the grand opening, crews are installing what you won’t see when you walk into the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will be the new home of the police department. (more…)

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Two Cottonwood Shores councilmen resign after spat with mayor

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two members have resigned from the Cottonwood Shores City Council after  “contentious” regular meetings and disagreement on the draft of a police department drug dog policy, officials said. (more…)

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New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Walkers, cyclists, and families can traverse the city’s parks more safely with additional sidewalks near Westside Park. It’s only the first phase of a plan to connect Westside Park on Second Street with the Childers Park ballfields on Broadway Street by sidewalks and the hike-and-bike trail. (more…)

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Collier Materials in Burnet County has applied for a air quality permit with the state to construct a rock crusher at one of its quarry sites in the Tobyville area. Photo Courtesy http://colliermaterials.com/

Tobyville residents, quarry owner at odds over rock crusher impact

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY TOBYVILLE — Opponents of a proposed rock crusher on a quarry property in the Tobyville area have cited concerns about groundwater quality, truck traffic and dust, while the owner contends he’s a “good neighbor” in a growing industry. Collier Materials is seeking approval of a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air […]

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Several hundred people with a number in support of the Highland Lakes Clean Air Coalition were asked to minimize spoken discontent at a TCEQ air quality permit public meeting Oct. 26, so the audience used  signs to communicate their opinion towards speakers at the event. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Output estimate, quarry plans unveiled for proposed rock crusher site

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From healthcare officials to city leaders, hundreds of people attended a public meeting Oct. 26 hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to answer questions about a controversial air quality permit connected to a proposed rock crushing operation. (more…)

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Renderings for the layout of a toddler area, covered playing fields, and youth softball field of the Granite Shoals multipurpose sports facility located near the Granite Shoals City Hall at 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Drawings courtesy of city of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals approves ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ grant from TPWD

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council brought up two concerns during a recent meeting related to a $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last spring to build a multipurpose sports facility. (more…)

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Ex-Llano police sergeant faces misuse of information charge

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — A former Llano police officer faces a charge of misusing confidential information after her employment with the agency was terminated, officials confirmed. Melissa “Lisa” Sloan was a patrol sergeant with the Llano Police Department, where she worked for more than eight years. (more…)

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