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The Blanco County Courthouse is aglow during a past Lights Spectacular. The annual Christmas lights display might not continue if volunteers and funding are not secured. File photo

Johnson City Lights Spectacular’s future is dim without new volunteers, funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — It’s hard to believe, but there’s a chance Johnson City will be turning off Lights Spectacular, the event that celebrates the holiday season from late November through New Year’s Day. (more…)

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Burnet County officials propose reuse and recycle center on 9 acres donated by city

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — City and county officials have agreed to a land donation to jumpstart a proposed regional reuse and recycling facility for household hazardous waste. Burnet City Council approved the donation to Burnet County of a 9-acre tract of land on RR 963, adjacent to the existing trash transfer station, to […]

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Granite Shoals fire officials believe a smoke detector saved the life of a man by alerting him to a fire that destroyed a house on Lake LBJ. Courtesy photo

Man survives fire that destroyed Granite Shoals house on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A fire that destroyed a home on Lake LBJ and injured a man might have been an accident, according to a preliminary assessment by fire officials April 17. The blaze happened at about 4 p.m. April 14 at the two-story home in the 500 block of North Shorewood. (more…)

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Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two women in their 70s were sent to an emergency room April 17 with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at the entryway of a roadside park on RR 1431 West, officials said. (more…)

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Robert Wayne Corporon was sentenced to 27 years in prison on April 12 in a sexual abuse of a child case.

Kingsland man receives 27-year sentence in child sexual abuse case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A jury on April 12 found a Kingsland man guilty of two counts of indecency with a child and gave him a combined sentence of 27 years in prison, according to a media release by the 33rd/424th Judicial District. (more…)

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18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Llano County man is in serious condition after his pickup truck crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on Texas 29 on April 13, prompting authorities to issue a traffic alert as Burnet Bluebonnet Festival weekend gets underway. (more…)

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Officials say fluctuation in temperatures on Lake LBJ are to blame for a temporary bad smell and taste of the tap water in Kingsland.

Kingsland tap water leaves bad taste in residents’ mouths

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Residents have noticed a bad odor and taste in the water flowing from their faucets the past couple of days, so Kingsland Water Supply Corp. officials launched protocols to ensure water quality and remedy the pungent problem. (more…)

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100-acre brush blaze east of Marble Falls sparks fire danger warning

100-acre brush blaze east of Marble Falls sparks fire danger warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JONESTOWN — A 100-acre brush fire off RR 1431 east of Marble Falls, which resulted in injuries to at least two firefighters, prompted Burnet County officials on April 12 to ask residents not to burn outdoors for the next couple of days due to the fire danger. (more…)

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John Jamyz Melton, 27, is the suspect in the recent thefts of a truck and an ATV.

Man arrested in Burnet County truck theft also suspect in stolen ATV case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies thwarted a man allegedly stealing a truck while also nabbing the suspect on a stolen ATV charge. At about 8:50 a.m. April 11, deputies responded to a report of a stolen truck in the 200 block of Corner Drive near Burnet. The truck was equipped […]

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Robert Williams, Leisha Holmes, and Farren Hawkins were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and booked into the Llano County Jail in March.

Horseshoe Bay police uncover burglary ring tied to resale stores, online shopping

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities nabbed suspects — caught redhanded on the scene of a previously reported burglary — connected to a theft ring selling stolen property to resale stores and through online shopping platforms, according to a Horseshoe Bay Police Department release. (more…)

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People must now pay a $50 deposit fee along with a $50 rental fee to use Crockett (pictured here), Blue Briar, and Veterans parks in Granite Shoals for events such as reunions and parties. The deposit fee is refundable as long as the renter cleans up after their event. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Granite Shoals park rental fees go up due to left-behind trash and alcohol rule-breakers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Those wishing to rent parks in the city of Granite Shoals are going to need to dig deeper into their pockets. Granite Shoals City Council approved raising the deposit fee for the city’s community center, located at 1208 N. Phillips Ranch Road, from $200 to $300 for residents […]

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Burnet Economic Development Corp. has decided to sell a 21-acre planned commercial park on Texas 29 to free up funding for Badger building renovations. The historic building is located on the Burnet County Courthouse square. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Burnet to sell 21-acre commercial park for Badger building funding

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Economic Development Corp. officials have shifted gears on planned development projects by putting a 21-acre commercial park up for sale and moving forward on the renovations of an historic courthouse square building. (more…)

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Leroy Lilley, 56, of Meadowlakes was arrested April 4 on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Meadowlakes man arrested on child sexual abuse charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS MEADOWLAKES — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 59-year-old Meadowlakes man April 4 and charged him with sexually assaulting three children over the span of several years. (more…)

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Investigation underway after human remains found on Llano County ranch

Investigation underway after human remains found on Llano County ranch

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Authorities are trying to uncover clues about human skeletal remains discovered on a sprawling ranch in the western part of the county, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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A Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner asked city leaders to study how conditions upstream from Johnson Park could impact planned park improvements in the event of a significant flood. Commissioner Steve Hurst pointed out that debris around the Avenue N low-water crossing could impact both flooding at that location as well as downstream in the Johnson Park vicinity. File photo

Marble Falls parks commissioner raises flooding concerns at meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While city leaders discussed utility work to support proposed park improvements, one Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner urged they address a potential flooding risk that could wipe out any park upgrades. (more…)

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Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Officers on routine patrol arrested two suspects April 1 after witnessing pickup trucks “racing down” U.S. 281 in the heart of Marble Falls, according to a police report. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added this Ford F550 brush truck to its fleet thanks to a $100,000 grant from Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. The Marble Falls department contributed to the purchase through fundraising efforts and Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6. The new vehicle replaced a 1997 Ford F350 brush truck. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Area VFD purchases new brush truck with forest service grant

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added a nice tool to its firefighting toolbox thanks in part to a cost-share grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. (more…)

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Rabid wildlife reported in Burnet and Marble Falls prompts alert

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of tests on skunks captured in Burnet and Marble Falls have come back positive for rabies, prompting an alert from public safety officials. (more…)

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Llano man among 18 arrested on federal drug charges; 32-year-old could face life

Llano man among 18 arrested on federal drug charges; 32-year-old could face life

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities swept through Central Texas on March 28, arresting 18 people, including a Llano man, on federal drug charges. (more…)

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Motel room death ruled suicide; man was 'person of interest' in fire at Hye winery

Motel room death ruled suicide; man was ‘person of interest’ in fire at Hye winery

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The motel room death of a winery owner and chef, considered a “person of interest” in a fire at the winery, was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, officials said. (more…)

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Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals man accused by fourth girl in child sex abuse investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY —  A fourth alleged child victim has come forward to accuse a Granite Shoals man of sexual abuse, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, turned himself into authorities March 27. He was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records. […]

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Kingsland resident Tim Lewis said he captured this image of a nearly 3-foot-long alligator just off Game Street in the community where he lives. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Kingsland alligator captured, according to TPWD

UPDATE: A reptile believed to be the alligator in the below article was found, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On March 29, a Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the alligator and trapped it until a game warden took possession of it, a spokesman said. The creature, believed to be an American […]

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Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury sentenced a Copperas Cove man to 60 years in prison after finding him guilty in the death of an elderly woman and responsible for injuries to another person in an October 2016 crash on U.S. 281, according to a media release from the 33rd/424th Judicial District […]

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Three uninjured after aircraft landing gear malfunction at Burnet airport

Three uninjured after aircraft landing gear malfunction at Burnet airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Three people walked away from a reported plane landing mishap that resulted in the aircraft’s nose cone crashing into the runway at the Burnet Municipal Airport on March 24, officials said. (more…)

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TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY TOBYVILLE — A mining company recently received permit approval to crush mined rock at one of its existing quarries in Burnet County, pending an April 2 “motion to overturn” deadline. (more…)

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paula smith marble falls isd bus driver of the year

MFISD bus driver recognized with two awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District board members celebrated one of the district’s bus drivers with two honors during the regular trustees’ meeting March 20. Paula Smith earned the district’s Living the Vision Award as well as the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas Bus Driver of the Year. (more…)

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