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Ellen Halbert Unit chapel

Joseph’s Hammer hopes to nail down Burnet prison unit chapel

PAM STEVENSON • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM Since the construction of the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet in 1995, faith-based organizations have borrowed cramped classrooms in the education wing for worship services. That could soon change as members of Joseph’s Hammer met recently with state officials to discuss building a worship center at the women’s prison. […]

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Granite Shoals sports complex at Quarry Park

Granite Shoals rethinks more tennis courts at sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals city leaders are re-evaluating the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation’s plans to build four more tennis courts at Quarry Park. (more…)

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Burnet City Council

Burnet delays road work in favor of healthy EDC budget

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council and Economic Development Corporation Board members managed to juggle three projects and come away with an agreeable solution May 14. (more…)

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New RM 2900 bridge almost finished

Construction on new RM 2900 bridge nearing its end

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland has crossed the Llano River and connected to the south side of Lake LBJ. (more…)

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Stock photo of a mountain lion for illustrative purposes.

Police warn residents over possible mountain lion sighting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Police Department is urging residents to take precautions after it received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N on May 8 in the early morning hours. (more…)

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Double Horn, Texas

State is appealing decision on Double Horn incorporation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Double Horn’s future remains uncertain. The Office of the Attorney General is appealing 424th District Court Judge Evan Stubbs’ ruling April 3 that denied the state’s lawsuit against the city’s incorporation. (more…)

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A pickup truck made its way over the Kingsland Slab low-water crossing when it was open. However, Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn is warning drivers who don’t heed low-water barricades when officials close the Slab due to high water. If drivers go around the barricades and attempt to cross the Kingsland Slab, deputies will arrest them. State law makes going around low-water barricades a misdemeanor offense. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sheriff: Kingsland Slab barrier evaders will be arrested

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn says anyone caught driving around barricades at the Kingsland Slab crossing is going to jail, he doesn’t care if you safely make it across or have to be rescued by first responders. (more…)

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Volunteer Brenda Davis (right) helps Jordyn Dilisle put the finishing touches on her pet rock. The youngster was participating in the pet rock contest at the first-ever GraniteFest, which was hosted by the city of Granite Shoals on April 27. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals eyes stretch of Phillips Ranch Road for business

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The city of Granite Shoals is looking for ways to encourage business development along one of its main thoroughfares. (more…)

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Watering hose

Marble Falls implements less restrictive Stage 2 water rules

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls implemented Stage 2 water use restrictions effective May 3. The city has been under Stage 3 restrictions since April 5. (more…)

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With ongoing construction at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls expected to last into August, the city has decided not to open the pool at Lakeside Park this summer. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Due to construction, Marble Falls pool closed this summer

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city pool at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be closed for the summer. Ongoing construction at the park and on Buena Vista Drive forced city officials to make a decision regarding the pool with its June 1 opening just a month away. (more…)

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A service for Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew E. Howe is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. Howe died April 26 in a motorcycle accident. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls officer remembered for leadership, sense of humor

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Andrew Howe joined the Marble Falls Police Department in July 2017, it didn’t take long for the veteran officer to prove himself. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls was recognized as a Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful for community projects near Westside Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls now Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city’s efforts to support the Westside community in the previous year elevated Marble Falls to a Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident April 26. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 36-year-old Marble Falls police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Friday, April 26, on his way to work, according to officials. (more…)

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Llano bank employee gets 3 years for embezzling $900,000

Llano bank employee gets 3 years for embezzling $900,000

FROM STAFF REPORTS A U.S. district judge sentenced a 45-year-old Llano woman to three years in federal prison for stealing more than $900,000 from a Llano bank over the seven years she worked for the institution. (more…)

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The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to build a teen center at the facility. The YMCA projects the cost to be about $430,000 and has already raised approximately $240,000. Through donations and fundraisers as well as Casino Night on June 15, officials hope to have enough money to break ground later this year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

YMCA of the Highland Lakes raising money for teen center

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond has half the money it needs to begin construction on a teen center, and officials are making a push to bring in the rest. (more…)

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Former Burnet Police Sgt. Russell Butler was booked into the Llano County Jail after a Burnet County grand jury indicted him April 23 on one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault by a public servant in the shooting death of 25-year-old Brandon Michael Jacque. Courtesy photo

Ex-Burnet police officer indicted on murder charge in shooting

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A former Burnet police officer is now facing a first-degree murder charge after he shot and killed a man in the early hours on March 27. (more…)

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The instruments in Harmony Park, 800 Third St. in downtown Marble Falls, will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The five permanent instruments are installed but sealed until Thursday’s event. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Downtown Harmony Park instruments unveiling Thursday

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Anyone can be a musician in downtown Marble Falls starting April 25, when city officials unveil six new instrument installments at Harmony Park. (more…)

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LakeFest is returning to Lake Marble Falls in 2020 after a two-year break. The Southern Drag Boat Association, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Marble Falls made the announcement April 22. File photo

LakeFest drag boat races returning to Marble Falls in 2020

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a two-year hiatus, LakeFest will return to Lake Marble Falls in 2020. (more…)

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UPDATE: Two men killed in plane crash from Kingsland

UPDATE: Two men killed in plane crash from Kingsland

UPDATED APRIL 24: The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the two victims in the Easter Sunday plane crash in Kingsland as 69-year-old William Lee Glenn and 66-year-old John Timothy Sharp. Both men are from Kingsland. PREVIOUS REPORTING FROM STAFF REPORTS A single-engine planed crashed April 21 at a Kingsland-area airport, killing two people […]

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An aerial photo of Sandy Creek between Sandy Harbor and Sunrise Beach Village show how much sand has taken over the riverbed. Residents cut channels on the edges of the riverbed so they can get their boats and other watercraft to deeper water. At one time, the water in this area was about 15 feet deep, Sandy Harbor residents say, and people would waterski and sail boats on it. Courtesy photo

Sandy Harbor sand pile a mountainous problem

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Sandy Harbor residents Soc Gonzalez and Keith Woody stood on the historic bank and looked out at Sandy Creek. The problem was a pile of sand was all there was to look at. (more…)

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Marble Falls has included a potential new City Hall in its five-year Capital Improvement Plan. During the city’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting April 17, more details were presented about how a future move might affect downtown. File photo

More revealed about potential new Marble Falls City Hall

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Details of a potential new Marble Falls City Hall emerged April 17 during the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting. (more…)

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Granite Shoals/Bob Sylvester Airport

Granite Shoals selects construction company for Phase 1 of $500,000 sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The city of Granite Shoals took another step toward creating its multipurpose sports complex. City Manager Jeff Looney told council members during their regular meeting April 9 that the city has contracted H.D. Irvin Steel Construction to refurbish the inside of the metal building that currently houses two regulation-sized tennis courts. […]

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Granite Shoals man charged with attempted capital murder of peace officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Granite Shoals police officer knocked on the door of a travel trailer at 9:13 a.m. April 10 after responding to a shots fired call then stepped to the side of the door to watch it. Moments later, a suspect inside fired a shot in the area where the officer had been […]

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Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city of Marble Falls implemented Stage 3 water restrictions April 5. (more…)

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New Llano Community Development director ready to be city’s ‘biggest cheerleader’

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS I was lucky enough to interview Tony Guidroz in his office at Llano City Hall on April 2. It’s one of the few times anyone will find him there. (more…)

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The Fourth of July fireworks show in Marble Falls has been taking place at Lakeside Park, but with construction ongoing at the park, the public viewing location this year will be moved to First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, seen on the horizon across the lake on the far left. That’s not the only change: The city of Marble Falls has taken over the event this year. File photo

New viewing location for 2019 Marble Falls fireworks show

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With construction underway at Lakeside Park, Marble Falls city officials had to find a new location for people to enjoy the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. (more…)

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