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Lakeside Park

Landscaping may delay Lakeside Park opening until September

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS While the city of Marble Falls hoped to reopen Lakeside Park later this summer, landscaping and irrigation work might delay it until September. During its regular meeting July 16, City Council approved a $210,232 bid by Myers Concrete Construction LP to do landscaping and irrigation work. The company is already handling […]

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John Wesley Norris

Packsaddle Motel arrest nets suspected major meth dealer

After a yearlong investigation, Llano County deputies arrested a man they believe to be a major meth dealer in Llano and the surrounding counties. Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Wood Forrest in Kingsland at 7PM on July 10. During the search, the deputies […]

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Roddick Tennis Center

Granite Shoals looks to sports facility’s future as Roddick foundation partnership ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As its partnership with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation comes to an end, the city of Granite Shoals can now move forward with plans to build a more diverse athletic complex. During the Granite Shoals City Council meeting July 9, city officials announced the end of the partnership. The decision came […]

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Zachary Trueblood

Granite Shoals man arrested for online solicitation of minor

A 24-year-old Granite Shoals man was arrested and booked into the Burnet County jail July 4 on the charge of online solicitation of a minor (sexual contact). He also faces a possession of marijuana charge. The suspect bonded out later the same day. Suspect Zachary Cheyenne Trueblood allegedly told a Marble Falls police officer he […]

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Nancy Bassett, 94, retires after 8 decades as pianist

94-year-old pianist Nancy Bassett retires after 8 decades

Nancy Bassett’s fingers immediately dance across the black and white keys as she sits down at the piano at the First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Without opening a hymnal or looking at any sheet music, the 94-year-old pianist fills the room with song. “I don’t know, I just love music,” she said when […]

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The Kingsland Community Park is open just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Boaters with water craft of all shapes and sizes are already taking advantage on July 3 with a number of people enjoying the sunshine in the Highland Lakes. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kingsland Community Park boat ramp open for holiday weekend

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As they examined the effects of the October 2018 flood on Kingsland Community Park, Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce leaders set a goal of having it open for the Fourth of July holiday. In short, they have. “It is open,” said chamber president Susan Patten. “There is construction work going on. […]

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Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

FROM STAFF REPORTS After a drug test on a 1-year-old boy came back positive for meth, Marble Falls police charged his mother and stepfather with child endangerment. (more…)

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Marble Falls Main Street

State of downtown Marble Falls: Many changes afoot

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS If it’s been more than a week since your last visit to downtown Marble Falls, chances are it looks completely different to you. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduate returns home as tourism director

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Mackenzie White grew up in Marble Falls and spent her college years traveling the state and working in Washington, DC. Now, the 2012 Marble Falls High School graduate will lead the city and chamber’s efforts promoting the area as the director of Tourism and Marketing for the Marble Falls Convention and […]

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Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay updates street resurfacing closure map

Drivers and residents in Horseshoe Bay should be aware of street closures now through June 27 as the city’s roadways are undergoing resurfacing. (more…)

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Former Bertram Police Chief James ‘J.J.’ Wilson.

Ex-Bertram police chief pleads guilty to crimes, loses license

FROM STAFF REPORTS Former Bertram Police Chief James “J.J.” Wilson agreed to a guilty plea in the 424th District Court on June 6 for three crimes. Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced Wilson to four days in jail on each of the two counts of official oppression and five years’ probation on one count of abuse of […]

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Marble Falls Sidewalk Master Plan

Marble Falls passes detailed sidewalks plan for grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls City Council passed a Sidewalk Master Plan on June 18 that would add nearly 10 miles of sidewalks to the 20 miles that already exist in the city limits. Current city sidewalks range in width from 4-10 feet and were installed by either the city, developers, or the […]

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Double Horn, Texas

Double Horn’s legal battle pushes city business to the side

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The difficulty of conducting city business during an ongoing legal battle loomed over Double Horn City Council members during their regular meeting June 13. (more…)

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Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls Stage 2 water-use restrictions have been canceled as of June 14. The city announced it is also implementing Stage 1 voluntary restrictions. (more…)

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Ice truck rollover in Marble Falls

Icy situation in truck rollover on RR 1431, but no injuries

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS No one was injured in a truck rollover Friday morning on Ranch Road 1431 near the intersection of County Road 342C. The driver and passenger of the double-axle box truck climbed out of the vehicle after it came to rest on the driver’s side. They were soon back to work unloading […]

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Marble Falls sidewalk plan

Marble Falls seeks $500,000 sidewalk grant to connect schools, neighborhoods

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A grant to build a network of sidewalks connecting three school campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods is in the works for Marble Falls. The city applied for more than $500,000 worth of sidewalk construction through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School project. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Kingsland pastor

STAFF REPORTS A Buchanan Dam man was charged with two second-degree felonies after a June 2 crash that killed a Kingsland pastor. (more…)

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Burnet Municipal Airport

Burnet airport display planes get a lift with fresh coat of paint

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS With a few days of sunshine and a bit of luck last week, two static display airplanes at Burnet Municipal Airport got a facelift. (more…)

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Kingsland Community Park

Kingsland park reopening has ‘hopeful’ July 4 date; aid needed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the October 2018 flood devastated Kingsland Community Park, the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce began a plan to both restore the facility and protect it. (more…)

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Luke Allen Mortensen, 29, of Marble Falls was booked into the Burnet County Jail on June 5 on charges of evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and stalking.

High-speed pursuit by Marble Falls police started with harassment report

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police responded to a harassment call on Resource Parkway off US 281 on June 5, the suspect took officers on a high-speed chase to Granite Shoals and back again, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council

Alternate routes proposed to keep large trucks out of downtown Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two pedestrians in the past 60 days have been hit by vehicles near US 281 and Second Street in Marble Falls. That sobering statistic from Marble Falls Police Chief Marc Whitacre caught the attention of City Council members during their regular meeting June 4. (more…)

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Driftwood Drive is one road the city of Granite Shoals wants to repair to get rid of the potholes and uneven shoulders that make it difficult for vehicles. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals focuses on $11M water projects and potholes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With three major road projects behind it, the city of Granite Shoals now turns its attention to water issues, particular lines and a tower. (more…)

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Double Horn, Texas

Newly incorporated Double Horn has GoFundMe for legal fees

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Most crowdsourcing efforts benefit something such as a family’s emergency medical bills or a nonprofit organization. But one that was recently launched is unlike any you’re likely to find. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch development

New Marble Falls housing development closer to construction

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Financing for a Public Improvement District on 242 acres of the Gregg Ranch development is edging closer to reality. (more…)

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Burnet RV ordinance

Burnet City Council amends RV and boat storage ordinance

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Burnet City Council approved changes to the city’s RV and boat storage ordinance during its meeting May 28. Previously, the ordinance required all RVs, watercraft, and trailers be kept on concrete, asphalt, paving stones, or “other impervious surface.” (more…)

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Marble Falls school bus crash

Marble Falls school bus crash sends one person to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cedar Park teen was transported to an Austin-area hospital after the SUV she was driving crashed into a Marble Falls Independent School District bus carrying 11 Colt Elementary School students Wednesday morning. (more…)

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