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Looking west toward the Horseshoe Bay airport from Mountain Dew Road, smoke can be seen Aug. 25 from a 400-acre fire in the city limits. Residents in the area are being advised to evacuate to Quail Point Lodge. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay fire 100 percent contained; total of 311 acres burned

UPDATE, AUG. 26: The Horseshoe Bay fire is 100 percent contained. After more accurate mapping was completed, officials determined 311 acres were burned. (more…)

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U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks about his vision for the country during a stop at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 16. The El Paso congressman is challenging U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Democrat O’Rourke attracts big town hall crowd in Republican Horseshoe Bay

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON HORSESHOE BAY —  As Dana Rushing began planning for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s town hall Aug. 16 at Quail Point, she thought 100 chairs would be enough, maybe 150. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Title named Tasha Comstock manager of its Horseshoe Bay office, 9650 RR 2147. Comstock has spent 16 years with Highland Lakes Title, most of it in the Kingsland area. Overall, she has 23 years of title industry experience. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Highland Lakes Title names longtime agent Tasha Comstock its Horseshoe Bay manager

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — After 16 years of primarily serving the Kingsland market for Highland Lakes Title, Tasha Comstock is relocating. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay amends livestock ban, clearing way for emotional support animal Doug the Rooster

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY Correction: In the original article, “Doug the Rooster” was referred to as a “service animal.” The therapeutically prescribed description of his role is “emotional support animal” (ESA) utilized for the benefit of an individual under a doctor’s care for emotional or psychological conditions. We regret the error. HORSESHOE BAY — The […]

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Fire officials say a blaze that destroyed a house in Horseshoe Bay on May 30 was caused by an art project torch malfunction. Courtesy photo

Officials: Art project torch to blame for blaze that destroyed Horseshoe Bay home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — An art project mishap might be to blame for a blaze May 30 that destroyed a home on Apple Rock Golf Course, according to Horseshoe Bay fire investigators. The incident was reported at about 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Black Stallion, just off hole No. 5, […]

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Horseshoe Bay City Council is considering a new ordinance that would ban private construction on Saturdays prior to a Sunday holiday, adding about five days a year to restrictions in the city’s construction code. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay considers ban on Saturday construction prior to Sunday holidays

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Area builders are pushing back on a proposal under consideration by Horseshoe Bay City Council that would ban more construction days in an effort to reduce the amount of noise in neighborhoods around the holidays. (more…)

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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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To keep safe, those who receive mail packages on their doorsteps or in their mailboxes should take a closer look for signs indicating the item contains explosives or toxic substances. Courtesy graphic

Authorities send suspicious package warning to avoid potential bombs

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A series of explosions of packages containing bombs in Austin has prompted Highland Lakes law enforcement to issue safety warnings. Authorities in a number of jurisdictions, including Burnet, Horseshoe Bay, and Lampasas, shared the suspicious package alerts shortly after the third explosion was reported March 12 in the capital, […]

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Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Give firefighters and EMS personnel a vacant 76,000-square-foot building, and you’ve created a training mecca. That’s what H-E-B presented to area first responders March 12 when it opened the former Marble Falls grocery store to crews from several departments. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay woman’s death in 2017 ruled ‘accidental drowning’

Horseshoe Bay woman’s death in 2017 ruled ‘accidental drowning’

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the October 2017 death of a 61-year-old Horseshoe Bay woman “an accidental drowning,” according to officials. (more…)

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RR 2147 turn lanes, light in Horseshoe Bay to ease increased traffic

RR 2147 turn lanes, light in Horseshoe Bay to ease increased traffic

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — To keep up with Horseshoe Bay traffic and development, state and local leaders are teaming up to add turn lanes to RR 2147 West and plan a traffic light for the Texas 71/RR 2147 intersection. (more…)

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Quick-acting staff at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club doused a fire in the facility's heating unit Jan. 2. Google Images

Quick-acting Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club staff douse blaze in heating unit

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Quick thinking and acting on the part of Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club staff might have averted a serious situation after they discovered a fire Jan. 2 in the facility’s heating unit. (more…)

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Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

Incumbents re-elected in Horseshoe Bay City Council race

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Voters overwhelmingly re-elected two incumbents to the Horseshoe Bay City Council, according to results of the Nov. 7 election from election officials in Llano and Burnet counties. (more…)

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Former Horseshoe Bay Resort restaurant staff face theft ring charges

Former Horseshoe Bay Resort restaurant staff face theft ring charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Investigators filed organized theft charges against four former Horseshoe Bay Resort restaurant employees. (more…)

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Police look into death of Horseshoe Bay woman found in bathtub

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of death of a woman found dead Oct. 22 in the bathtub in her home. Horseshoe Bay police responded to a call at 7:19 a.m. that morning at a residence in the 200 block of La Serena Loop. (more…)

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Four people survived, but two pets died in a Horseshoe Bay mobile home fire Oct. 17 on Stag Road in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Woman recovers from burns, two dogs perish in Horseshoe Bay fire

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY— Investigators have released more details regarding a manufactured home fire in which four people suffered injuries and two pets died in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. (more…)

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Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

Horseshoe Bay highlights community plans in Oct. 10 forum

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — From kindling commercial interests to protecting the waterways, Horseshoe Bay’s leadership will utilize features outlined in the city’s long-range 2016 Comprehensive Report at an upcoming forum to gather more input and generate civic interest. (more…)

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As part of a community health partnership, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls is offering health informational events to not only unveil available services but also enhance community wellness initiatives. File photo

Scott & White coaxing aging populations, new families to screenings

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From recovering after shoulder surgery to skin cancer screenings, Baylor Scott & White officials are inviting the public to several community outings for preventative care advice and free medical screenings and to get to know local health care workers. (more…)

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

Register to vote by Oct. 10 to decide on city elections, state amendments, more

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — During a non-presidential election year, voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to decide on bond issues, some city and school elections, and a few state constitutional amendments. (more…)

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A resident on Hi Circle North received an apology from Horseshoe Bay officials after a classic pickup in her driveway was mistakenly labeled a ‘junk vehicle.’ Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Horseshoe Bay official issues apology for mistaken ‘junk vehicle’ warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — City officials have rescinded a “junk vehicle” warning for a resident, cited by a code enforcement officer for having a 1967 Chevrolet pickup parked at her home. (more…)

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Burnet County officials have launched a partnership with the city of Horseshoe Bay to preserve an historic home in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, located on Thanksgiving Mountain. Courtesy photo

Historic Fuchs House in Horseshoe Bay to undergo refurbishment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Community leaders plan to breath new life into the historic Fuchs House, which has roots in the early pioneer settlements of Burnet County. Pronounced “Fox” House by many, the former dwelling, with its modern-day address in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, was built by Conrad L. Fuchs in […]

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A Horseshoe Bay resident faces vehicle impoundment following a city code enforcement warning that accuses her of having an unregistered “junk vehicle” — a 1967 Chevrolet truck — parked in her driveway. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Classic truck raises ire of Horseshoe Bay code enforcers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Kelly Davis admires classic vehicles, and the 1967 Chevrolet pickup that belongs to her mom is one of her favorites. “I think it’s wonderful. She was an antique dealer, and it helped her with her business,” Davis said. (more…)

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Government closures July 3-4

MARBLE FALLS — Since the Fourth of July is a national and state holiday, Highland Lakes residents can expect federal, state, and local offices to be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but there are some offices that will tack on July 3. (more…)

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A map of the proposed Villages of Sienna Grove in Horseshoe Bay. Copyright of REES Associates Inc.

Horseshoe Bay residents raise concerns over retirement development

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Bay Country subdivision residents are raising concerns about a planned retirement center’s building size and height requests by the developer as well as potential traffic congestion issues. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay mourns employee killed in work-related incident

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  HORSESHOE BAY — Co-workers and staff associated with Horseshoe Bay city employee Steve Hawley, who died recently, are undergoing grief counseling to help deal with the loss, officials say. (more…)

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