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Marble Falls woman bitten by rabid fox; tips to stay safe

Marble Falls officials are asking people to take precautions with wild animals after a resident was bitten September 3 by a rabid fox. The city of Marble Falls and Marble Falls Animal Services reported that, on Tuesday, a resident went outside to find a fox attacking her puppy. The woman grabbed the puppy, but the […]

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Charlie Leo Levine

Spicewood teen killed in one-car accident on Paleface RR

A 16-year-old Spicewood resident died September 2 after his car crashed into a tree. Charlie Leo Levine was known for his “contagious laughter and kind heart,” according to his obituary. At 7:53 p.m. September 2, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a report of an accident on Paleface Ranch Road about 2 miles […]

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Toddler and 76-year-old man killed in US 281 collision

Toddler and 76-year-old man killed in US 281 collision

A 17-month-old girl and a 76-year-old man died September 1 after the vehicles in which they were traveling crashed on U.S. 281 in Round Mountain. Emergency crews responded to the collision at about 5:20 p.m. that day. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report, a 2017 Honda CRV driven by 76-year-old Stephen Kent […]

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Allan Hawley

Man who led law enforcement on long chase gets 55 years

A Cottonwood Shores man who led law enforcement on a chase through Marble Falls in February before crashing into a Marble Falls patrol vehicle in the Chick-fil-A parking lot on U.S. 281 will have up to 55 years to think about his actions. A Burnet County jury on August 20 convicted 53-year-old Allan Wayne Hawley […]

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Jason Toner

Traffic stop and officer’s memory link man to two crimes

A Granite Shoals police officer’s memory helped put a suspected burglar and thief behind bars. Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary on August 25 in the 100 block of West Granite Castle in Granite Shoals, where the homeowners listed what had been taken. One of the officers recalled seeing several of those […]

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Levi Baay

Granite Shoals man faces felony over ‘trash’ on property

A Granite Shoals man faces a felony charge for not cleaning up his property after numerous requests by the city’s code enforcement department. His lack of response triggered an investigation on April 10 by Burnet County Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil and then-Burnet County Environmental Crimes Investigator Chris Cowan. According to a media release from […]

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Gary and Meghann Wiggins

Couple indicted on human trafficking charges related to Bertram residential facility

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A Burnet County grand jury indicted an Alabama couple accused of trafficking boys in association with a Bertram-area residential facility. Gary Wiggins, 49, and Meghann Wiggins, 34, face human trafficking charges related to a July 2018 investigation. According to the grand jury indictment, the two knowingly trafficked four boys and made them […]

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LCRA grant to Granite Shoals

LCRA grant may help Granite Shoals residents save at the tap

With a $6,050 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city of Granite Shoals can add a customer portal to its smart meter system to help customers more easily monitor their real-time water use. The city matched the grant with a contribution of $6,050. Granite Shoals will add the new portal to its advanced […]

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Blaze destroys Hoover’s Valley home; firefighters keep eye on hot spots to prevent spread

Blaze destroys Hoover’s Valley home; firefighters keep eye on hot spots to prevent spread

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Several agencies responded to a house fire August 7 in the Hoover’s Valley area that destroyed one home and had firefighters on watch a day after the blaze. Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Marc Talamantez said the department responded to a three-story log home in the Kingsland Ranch subdivision […]

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Burnet drug bust nets 34 grams of meth

Routine traffic stop in Burnet nets 34 grams of meth, more

A Burnet police officer pulled over a vehicle on July 30 for a minor traffic violation. What the officer discovered was a whole lot more. According to the Burnet Police Department, the officer stopped an SUV at about 9:45 p.m. in a “known drug area,” and the three occupants “were known drug users.” After ensuring […]

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Groundbreaking July 29 for new Baylor Scott & White Health Burnet clinic

New Baylor Scott & White clinic a booster shot for Burnet

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the groundbreaking July 29 at the new site of Baylor Scott & White Health’s Burnet clinic was ceremonial, it represented the health care provider and the Burnet Economic Development Corporation digging in for the community’s future. “I look at this as an economic engine as well as for the health care,” […]

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Granite Shoals considers $7M bond for water system improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Council is eyeing a possible $7 million bond for water system improvements to put before voters in November. City Manager Jeff Looney said some of the water lines in the city have been in use for almost five decades. The proposed bond would address surface and ground water […]

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Llano County again denies Kingsland tiny home community; burn ban enacted

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Another attempt by a developer to create a tiny home community in Kingsland was once again tabled by the Llano County Commissioners Court. Commissioners said plans for Boxwood Tiny Home Community presented during their regular meeting July 22 lacked information about water runoff and easements. The item is expected to return […]

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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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