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Cottonwood Shores police chief on leave pending investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials have placed Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Tom Williams on administrative leave with pay pending an undisclosed investigation, according to Mayor Donald Orr. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders took part in a training exercise Feb. 17 with Air Evac Lifeteam at the department’s helipad.  Volunteers learned how to set up a landing zone for the helicopter and what would be expected from them when Air Evac is called to a scene. The department holds regular training sessions every month and is taking steps to increase its membership. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Cottonwood Shores VFD works on training, rapport with city

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — At least three Tuesdays a month, Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders gather at the station for in-house training. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls officially opens

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials gathered under sunny skies Jan. 27 on Lake Marble Falls to officially open the Cottonwood Shores Public Boat Ramp. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Pig starts fire; boat ramp unveiled

FROM STAFF REPORTS These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Monday, Jan. 26, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune: (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. […]

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Cottonwood Shores police chief wants to hear ‘good, bad, ugly’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — New Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Tom Williams wants to introduce himself to the community during a town hall meeting Jan. 7. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores names police chief; new hire from Brownwood

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The city of Cottonwood Shores has found its new police chief. Tom Williams, previously a police officer in Brownwood, accepted the city’s offer to be its next police chief. He will start Nov. 17. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores has police chief candidate, hiring process

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores City Council came to an agreement with city staff on the hiring process for a new police chief during a special meeting Nov. 10. The council voted in executive session to approve city administrator and city secretary Sheila Moore’s recommendation of a candidate and not […]

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department elects new chief

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Travis Hockensmith as fire chief during a special meeting. Former chief Heather Hyslop will remain a member of the department as a firefighter. She also remains a member of the Houston Fire Department. Hyslop was named as the department’s fire chief […]

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HAROLD PIATT

Cottonwood Shores police chief resigns; list of candidates down to seven

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After more than two years, Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Harold Piatt has resigned to focus more on his private security business. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores celebrating town with new festival Oct. 18

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — OK, the date of the first ever Cottonwood Rocks festival is still a week or two away, but sometimes you just want to shout about something new and cool. At least that’s how Mary Ann Plumlee and her husband, Bill, feel about this event. (more…)

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Outdoor market and bazaar a possibility in Cottonwood Shores

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — An outdoor market might soon sprout up off FM 2147 on the western end of the city. Tentatively set to debut Oct. 28, the Castlerock Market and Art Bazaar could make Cottonwood Shores a new destination for vendors and shoppers. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores VFD accepts contract for emergency services

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — Residents of Cottonwood Shores will have emergency services for another year. The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department voted unanimously to accept the city’s contract as written during its Sept. 16 board meeting. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores fire service negotiations with city break down

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials say they might seek fire services from an outside agency should the volunteer fire department reject a proposed fire service contract on Sept. 18 during a regular council meeting. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores eyes retail expansion with a new business on the horizon

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES – The Cottonwood Shores City Council cleared the way Aug. 21 for a new business to come to town. The council released easements in six lots on FM 1431 for a Dollar General. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores VFD votes to change charter to resolve issue with city council

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department membership voted July 8 to change its dissolution clause in its charter as requested by the city council. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores council wants VFD to change its charter — or else

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores city council wants the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department to change its charter or possibly lose the city’s contract for fire protection services. “The council has come to the conclusion we needed them to revise their dissolution clause,” Mayor Donald Orr said. The council asked the […]

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MIKE RADEMAEKERS

L.A. actor takes lead role at Cottonwood Shores theater

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — When asked what brought him from Los Angeles to the Highland Lakes, Mike Rademaekers went literal about the transition. “My car,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a Prius.” (more…)

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Samantha Bramhall of Buchanan First Baptist Church of Texarkana (foreground) checks the elevation at the future home of Hope Baptist Church in Cottonwood Shores. She and members of her church youth group, through the Highland Lakes Baptist Encampment, conducted service projects in Cottonwood Shores on June 24-27. The mission training camp helped the youth develop skills they'll need for future mission projects. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Mission in Cottonwood Shores aids community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Cottonwood Shores Mayor Donald Orr stood watching the half-dozen youth move tires and cut some brush at the city’s BMX and skate park. He smiled. “This is great,” Orr said. “This is incredible. It’s wonderful.” (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD tightens security in wake of child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials have tightened security policies and launched facility monitoring procedures in the wake of a child pornography investigation involving a former technology department employee accused of collecting images of students in private areas at two campuses. (more…)

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DEAVON DELANCEY

Marble Falls ISD employee, ex-fire chief arrested in child porn case

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A former Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department chief and Marble Falls school employee is the target of a Texas Attorney General’s Office and Texas Rangers investigation regarding possible inappropriate photos taken on school property. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores council rescinds no-confidence vote on volunteer fire department

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City Council members reasserted their support for the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department during their regular meeting June 5, rescinding their previous vote of no confidence. The council on May 15 passed a vote of no confidence with the department. During this fiscal year, the city pays $33,000 […]

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores mayor indicted in alleged library theft in 2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A Burnet County grand jury indicted a former Cottonwood Shores mayor and another woman earlier in May for allegedly making off with between $5,000 and $10,000 in equipment and supplies from the Cottonwood Shores Library in May 2013. (more…)

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Elections results from across Burnet County: old and new faces and one tie

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Voters across Burnet County chose new faces and picked a few familiar ones for local councils and school boards. One of the most recognizable faces on the Granite Shoals city council is on the way back. Last year, Shirley King had to step down from the council due to term […]

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Election Day is May 10 for Highland Lakes contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes municipal, emergency service district and school districts elections are May 10. There are a bevy of elections across the Highland Lakes for selecting school board members, city council members and even deciding major school bonds. The list of elections cuts across almost every municipality and school district. Below is a […]

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores official charged with theft from city

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The former Cottonwood Shores administrator is accused of stealing a laundry list of items from the municipality prior to her resignation in June 2013. On April 8, Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Janet Kay Taylor-Carusi, 56, on theft of property charges between $1,500 and $20,000 for allegedly stealing a list […]

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