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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals is on track to reopen by Monday, Dec. 3. The city closed the road from RR 1431 to Newcastle Drive on Nov. 5 as crews did a major overhaul of that stretch Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Stretch of Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals should reopen Dec. 3 after major work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Road construction crews will reopen Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals by Monday, Dec. 3. (more…)

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Marble Falls’s mid-level industry sales tax receipt report from September.

Marble Falls sales tax receipts show big gains for two industry segments

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls’s November state sales tax allocation increased 3.88 percent from the prior year’s amount, according to the state comptroller’s office. The growth in November’s allocation — which is based on September receipts — is the ninth month in 2018 the city has received more than the comparable month in 2017. This month’s […]

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A fire Nov. 19 displaced two residents of a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. The fire was reported at about 8:35 a.m. When Marble Falls Fire Rescue crews arrived, they evacuated a resident from the adjacent unit. No one was home in the first unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Fire damages Marble Falls duplex unit, displaces residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two people are without a home after a fire broke out Nov. 19 in a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Cowden Ward Jr. died Nov. 17 along with a World War II veteran when the plane in which they were flying, a P-51D Mustang, crashed in Fredericksburg. The aircraft, shown here on a flight a few years ago, was based out of Burnet. Ward had flown many veterans, particularly World War II veterans, in his plane over the years, often traveling to air shows across the country. The identity of the passenger hadn’t been released yet, and the crash is under investigation. File photo by Daniel Clifton

Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: A celebration of life party in memory of Cowden Ward Jr. will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the hangar in Burnet at 3202 S. Water St. UPDATE, NOV. 20: The passenger killed in the Nov. 17 crash of the Pecos Bill has been identified as 93-year-old Vincent Losada of […]

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Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson.

Bertram council votes to extend police chief’s suspension, negotiate separation agreement

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bertram City Council agreed to extend the unpaid suspension of the town’s beleaguered police chief through Dec. 27 and authorized staff to negotiate a separation agreement with him. (more…)

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The intersection of RR 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road is currently closed to drivers as road work is completed. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals adding safety striping to help with visibility during road work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Drivers approaching stop signs on the three Granite Shoals main arteries will get a little “help” in where to stop before moving on. (more…)

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Applications available for vacant Marble Falls City Council seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS Applications for a vacant Marble Falls City Council seat are available for residents. The deadline to apply for the Place 6 seat is Dec. 31. (more…)

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Officials moved dirt in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new RR 2900 bridge on Nov. 9 in Kingsland. Pictured are Marc Williams (left), Texas Department of Transportation deputy executive director; Joe Muck, Burnet assistant area engineer; Susan Patten, president of the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce; Peter Jones; Linda Raschke; Mike Sandoval; Gary Botkin of Capital Excavation; Cathy Kratz, Burnet area engineer; Terry McCoy, Austin District engineer; Martha Tyroch, chief of staff for state Sen. Dawn Buckingham. Courtesy photo by James Oakley

‘Warp speed:’ New RR 2900 bridge a priority for TxDOT

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Of all the projects under the Texas Department of Transportation’s umbrella, replacing the RR 2900 bridge will be the only one going at a 24/7 pace until completion. (more…)

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Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Parks and Rec commissioner resigns over planning and flood concerns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6, citing what he sees as the city’s lack of planning for its green spaces and flood mitigation. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. received a Community Leverage Grant from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. during its regular board meeting Nov. 7. The grant is a match with funds received from the Marble Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax committee to purchase a high-definition projector and an inflatable screen to show free movies in city parks and on the water. Staff photo by Jared Fields

With EDC decision, you could be watching movies on the lake

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Free monthly movies in Marble Falls parks could soon be a regular occurrence after the Economic Development Corp. and Hotel Occupancy Tax committee approved funds for an inflatable screen and a high-definition projector. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for First Baptist Church of Marble Falls to build a new facility to replace Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 408 Avenue R. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls church closer to new Avenue R mission center after City Council action

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS First Baptist Church of Marble Falls can move forward with a proposed new facility in the 400 block of Avenue R after Marble Falls City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit during its regular meeting Nov. 7. (more…)

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The Matt & Doraliza Raglin Splash Pad at Badu Park in Llano was destroyed after the Oct. 16 flood. The Llano Parks Project not only intends to help rebuild the many parks damaged in the flood, it also wants to develop a master parks plan with the city. Photo courtesy of Llano Parks Project

Llano plans Flood Aid concert; group pushes to rebuild parks after Badu facilities destroyed

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Flood recovery efforts were at the forefront of a discussion Nov. 5 during the Llano City Council’s regular meeting. (more…)

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A ceremony Oct. 31 was held to rededicate Live Oak Park, 801 Live Oak in Burnet, as Randy Longoria Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet renames park in memory of supervisor Randy Longoria

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Before his death, Randy Longoria dedicated 14 years to the city of Burnet, and those who knew him best wanted to ensure he would be remembered in a fitting way. (more…)

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Granite Shoals closes portion of North Phillips Ranch Road through Nov. 20 for work

FROM STAFF REPORTS Granite Shoals residents and those visiting the community need to take a different route for the next several weeks if their usual one involves North Phillips Ranch Road from RR 1431 to Newcastle Drive. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Inks Lake will remain closed to recreational use until the Lower Colorado River Authority makes a determination Nov. 2 about when to reopen the lake. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

After fire and flood, Inks Lake State Park fully reopens Nov. 2

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS When the Lower Colorado River Authority opened floodgates at Buchanan Dam, staff at Inks Lake State Park had to scramble to move park visitors and equipment away from the shore. (more…)

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Marble Falls doctor killed in Texas 71 crash in Lakeway

Marble Falls doctor killed in Texas 71 crash in Lakeway

  NOV. 7 UPDATE: Funeral services for Dr. Michael James Babineaux are being handled by Harrell Funeral Home of Austin. Click HERE for an obituary and service information.   FROM STAFF REPORTS A Baylor Scott & White Specialty Clinic-Marble Falls physician died Oct. 29 after a pickup struck his vehicle on Texas 71 in Lakeway. […]

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Megan Klaeger Ruff has resigned from the Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Klaeger Ruff resigns from Marble Falls City Council, citing move outside of city limits

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Megan Klaeger Ruff resigned from Marble Falls City Council effective Oct. 30. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Texas

August sales tax receipts a mixed bag for Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls’s October state sales tax allocation increased 3 percent from the prior year’s amount, according to the state comptroller’s office. (more…)

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Flooding on the Llano River on Oct. 16 destroyed the 49-year-old 2900 bridge in Kingsland. On Oct. 26, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to build a new 1,200-foot bridge, which should be open by April 2019. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TxDOT: New 2900 bridge in Kingsland to ‘be open by next April,’ cost $15 million

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new 2900 bridge in Kingsland could be open in just six months. Terry McCoy, the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District engineer, said Oct. 26 that the 1,200-foot-long bridge is expected to cost $15 million and “be open by next April.” (more…)

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Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson.

Bertram police chief charged with DWI after his patrol car crashes near Marble Falls

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Three Texas Department of Public Safety troopers noted an odor of alcohol — two were “overwhelmed” by it — coming from Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson as they investigated the crash of his marked patrol car Oct. 24 near Marble Falls. (more…)

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Marble Falls passes rewritten development code, postpones zoning map action

Marble Falls passes rewritten development code, postpones zoning map action

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls City Council took a half-step toward replacing its development code and zoning map during the rescheduled regular meeting Oct. 23. (more…)

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Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council approved adding a building inspector/official position and making several purchases for city departments during its regular meeting Oct. 23. (more…)

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Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

FROM STAFF REPORTS The body found Oct. 16 on Lake LBJ near Kingsland was identified as that of a woman who had gone missing eight days prior during flooding of the Llano River in Kimble County. (more…)

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Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

The city of Marble Falls sent out an alert Oct. 20 that the boil water notice has been canceled and city water is safe to drink and use. The city remains under Stage 5 Emergency Water Conditions. Click here to view Stage 5 restrictions.

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Kingsland Water Supply: Continue boiling water during restoration efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Kingsland Water Supply Corp. General Manager Leonard Leinfelder said a boil water notice is likely to be in effect “well into next week.” (more…)

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UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

A previous story reported old information from the city of Horseshoe Bay. An update on the city’s website on Oct. 19 follows: FROM THE CITY OF HORSESHOE BY: The City has returned to 100% water production capacity. Citizens may begin to utilize water for full domestic use and cleanup operations. Currently, there are some residents […]

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