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The Johnson City Library is located at 501 N. Nugent Ave. Go to jclibrarysite.org or call (830) 868-4469 for more information. Facebook photo

Johnson City Library asking for input regarding 5-year plan

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — What do you need from your library? What will get you here? Those questions will be posed to patrons during the Johnson City Library’s community forum Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the library, 501 N. Nugent Ave. (more…)

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The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Texas White House, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, due to structural and safety issues. Photo by NPS

LBJ park’s Texas White House temporarily shuts its doors due to structural issues

STONEWALL – The National Park Service is temporarily closing the Texas White House and the adjacent pool house until further notice due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. Both facilities are part of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. (more…)

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Johnson City hires police chief with Department of Defense experience; first day June 18

Johnson City hires police chief with Department of Defense experience; first day June 18

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — With a focus on a close relationship with the school district and keeping the community safe, a new police chief started his first day of work with the Johnson City Police Department on June 18. (more…)

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Expect a better crop of Texas Hill Country peaches for the 2018 season. File photo

More ‘chill hours’ over the winter mean bigger, better Hill Country peach crop than in 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON STONEWALL — As much as I want to stay away from it, because it’s just so cliche, I can’t resist, so here goes. Things are looking peachy this summer for Hill Country peach growers, especially those in the Stonewall and Fredericksburg area. (more…)

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The Blanco County Courthouse is aglow during a past Lights Spectacular. The annual Christmas lights display might not continue if volunteers and funding are not secured. File photo

Johnson City Lights Spectacular’s future is dim without new volunteers, funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — It’s hard to believe, but there’s a chance Johnson City will be turning off Lights Spectacular, the event that celebrates the holiday season from late November through New Year’s Day. (more…)

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Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Johnson City Independent School District officials have sent out a warning to parents and are cooperating with federal authorities in a criminal investigation into individuals sharing nude Snapchat photos of minors. (more…)

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An 18-wheeler slammed into the front porch of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Feb. 15, prompting officials to close the facility due to structural damage. Photo courtesy of Johnson City Police Department

18-wheeler crashes into Johnson City visitors center; damage to be assessed

UPDATE: At 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, National Park Service officials reopened the Johnson City Visitors Center. However, visitors must enter the building from Lady Bird Lane instead of the front porch, which sustained damage and remained closed Feb. 19 pending an assessment by a structural engineer. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An 18-wheeler jack-knifed […]

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Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A man convicted of kidnapping and raping an acquaintance in August 2016 will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Blanco County jury found him guilty on five out of six charges connected with the violent incident. (more…)

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A Johnson City police traffic stop Dec. 20 resulted in three arrests and the seizure of about 108 pounds of marijuana. Courtesy photo

Johnson City traffic stop nets 108 pounds of pot and THC ‘wax’

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Three men who were en route from California to Austin face felony possession charges after a Johnson City police officer seized 108 pounds of marijuana and a THC-laden substance known as “wax” during a traffic stop, officials said. (more…)

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Johnson City police chief opts for voluntary leave, retirement after battle with mayor

Johnson City police chief opts for voluntary leave, retirement after battle with mayor

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An embattled police chief opted Nov. 27 to take “voluntary leave,” accept a severance package, and retire in June 2018 following a contested public hearing about his suspension by the mayor. (more…)

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Johnson City police chief gets public hearing following suspension

Johnson City police chief gets public hearing following suspension

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Legal counsel for the suspended Johnson City police chief has vowed to discredit the mayor’s decision, which was connected to a performance review. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 27. (more…)

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Fire crews contain Trails End fire near Johnson City

Fire crews contain Trails End fire near Johnson City

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Fire crews saved all structures in the area as they battled the Trails End fire on July 11 and into the overnight of July 12 that grew to as much as an estimated 359 acres. Blanco County Emergency Management officials also posted that nobody was injured as a result […]

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Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

  UPDATE: Blanco County Emergency Management officials stated that the Trails End Road fire had grown to an estimated 359 acres but was 40 percent contained as of 7 p.m. July 11. There are approximately 90 personnel on the scene making up the 41 ground units as well as two aerial units fighting the blaze. […]

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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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Investigators are looking for as many as three suspects in a credit card skimming case at a Johnson City bank. Call (830) 868-3189. with tips. Courtesy photos

Police: Several ID theft victims in Johnson City credit card skimmer case

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Authorities are investigating a string of identification theft reports as they continue to look for the suspects caught on surveillance installing and removing “skimming” devices from a Johnson City bank ATM machine. (more…)

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Blanco County authorities need help finding rural burglars

JOHNSON CITY — Blanco County investigators are on the trail of a possible burglary operation where more than $40,000 of items were stolen from a residence in a single incident.

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Community outcry prompts speed reduction proposal on US 290

Community outcry prompts speed reduction proposal on US 290

FROM STAFF REPORTS STONEWALL –  A leisurely trip to Fredericksburg just might become a little safer if a Texas Department of Transportation speed reduction proposal gains approval, officials say. Following a traffic study, TxDOT staff concluded that a reduction in the speed limit from 70 mph to 60 mph along U.S. 290 between Fredericksburg and […]

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Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — Authorities arrested a Blanco County kidnapping and sexual assault suspect Aug. 18 using social media to coax him to surrender in Bexar County, officials say. (more…)

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Man dies in 18-wheeler collision on U.S. 281 near Blanco

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A Dripping Springs man died after the vehicle he was driving veered into oncoming traffic and struck an 18-wheeler on U.S. 281, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened at 9:42 p.m. March 19 just outside Blanco. (more…)

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Blanco Middle School evacuated over ‘suspicious device’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — Authorities evacuated Blanco Middle School on Feb. 12 after a student reportedly brought a “suspicious device” onto the campus, officials say. The incident was first reported by school officials as “an explosive device” at about 1:30 p.m. at Blanco Middle School, 1500 Rocky Road. (more…)

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Man drowns attempting to rescue dog in debris-filled Blanco River

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man died of an apparent drowning after he attempted to retrieve his dog from the Blanco River on June 14 and was swept under a debris-clogged bridge, according to the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. At about 6:30 p.m., authorities received a 911 calls from an area of the river […]

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