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Some residents of The Hills of Shady Grove in Burnet expressed concern about a road connecting their neighborhood to an adjacent 22-acre tract of undeveloped land. Courtesy photo

Proposed road sparks heated debate on fire safety, emergency response in Burnet subdivisions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Residents and city officials remain at odds over a potential decision to connect two subdivisions with a road that would increase access points and improve emergency response to the area, though homeowners fear it might bring more traffic problems. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at River City Grille in Marble Falls on the morning of June 21. Nobody was injured in the incident, but restaurant owner Paul Brady said River City Grille would likely be closed at least the rest of the day for cleanup. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

UPDATE: River City Grille in Marble Falls reopens after kitchen fire

  UPDATE: As of June 30, River City Grille in Marble Falls has reopened for business, announced officials with the restaurant.   EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Fire officials credited a calm but quick-acting River City Grille staff for ensuring everyone safely evacuated the restaurant after a fire broke out in the kitchen at […]

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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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David Gorman (left), president of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents, presented Theresa Friesenhahn of Salem Insurance in Marble Falls with the 2018 Customer Service Representative of the Year during a May 19 ceremony in Arlington. The TPIA gives the award to a customer service representative who has helped improve an agency’s operation, served the clients in a unique or extraordinary way, engaged in the community, and helped advance the insurance industry. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls insurance agent wins Texas Customer Service Rep of the Year award

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As a customer service representative for Salem Insurance, Theresa Friesenhahn loves taking care of her clients, and while she can take care of both personal and commercial clients, she focuses on one particular group. (more…)

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Bryant Edward Dulin, 46, of Granite Shoals was found guilty June 18 on several charges of child sexual abuse.

UPDATE: Granite Shoals Man gets 225 years in prison in child sexual abuse case

  UPDATE: At 2:30 p.m. June 19, a Burnet County jury recommended Bryant Dulin get 20 years for the indecency charge; 60 years on each count of aggravated sexual assault of a child; 50 years for continuous sexual abuse; and 35 years for the super aggravated charge. State District Judge Evan Stubbs then “stacked” several […]

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Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

Plans for Sandy Creek rock crusher stir concerns about traffic and environment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Llano County commissioners are trying to sort through the details and potential impact of a planned rock crushing and possible dredging operation on Sandy Creek near Sunrise Beach Village, officials said. (more…)

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Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet was killed June 15 when the Cessna 172N, similar to the one pictured here, in which he was a passenger crashed in West Texas.

Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROTAN — A Burnet man died June 15 along with the pilot in a single-engine plane crash, reportedly caused when the aircraft ran into power lines in a remote area of West Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Llano woman dies in one-car rollover on Texas 71; DPS investigating cause

Llano woman dies in one-car rollover on Texas 71; DPS investigating cause

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the cause of a deadly crash on a remote stretch of Texas 71 in Llano County. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative presented a $3,500 grant to Cottonwood Pride, a Cottonwood Shores organization, which will use the funds to help upgrade the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department’s training room. Pictured are Christine Widmer (left), Greg Widmer, Janet Taylor-Carusi, PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate, PEC Vice President of Safety and Support Services Richard Arellano, Rachelle Backer of PEC, Tommie Engler of PEC, and Tia Owens of PEC. Courtesy photo

PEC grant for $3,500 to fund upgrade to Cottonwood Shores VFD training room

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department’s training room will get an upgrade thanks to a Pedernales Electric Cooperative grant. (more…)

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A Burnet police officer responding to a call regarding a dog attack June 14 on Vanderveer Street shot two of the dogs when they attacked and bit her on the arm, according to a department report. A nearby resident shared this image with DailyTrib.com of the response to and location of the incident. Courtesy photo

Burnet police: Two dogs shot, one fatally, while attacking officer responding to call

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet police officer is recovering from dog bite wounds following an incident June 14 when she shot two dogs, one fatally, that attacked her as she shielded a bicyclist, officials said. (more…)

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Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two female juveniles face terroristic threat charges after confessing to calling in a bomb threat from inside the Burnet unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet police investigating stolen check call arrest meth suspect in ‘dope house’ bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man faces narcotics charges after a police responded to a call June 11 about a stolen check in a “known drug house,” according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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The proposed Burnet Police Station will be located on property north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281 South. Courtesy rendering

Burnet chooses builder of PEC’s Marble Falls facility for $4.2M police station project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From a field of nine bidders, city officials selected a builder June 19 for the new Burnet police station because of the company’s “track record of coming in below estimated cost.” Burnet City Council picked American Constructors to build the facility, which will be located north of the fire […]

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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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Child sexual assault trial of Granite Shoals man underway; Bryant Dulin accused of molesting four girls

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Opening statements got underway June 12 in State District Judge Evan Stubbs’s courtroom in the trial of a Granite Shoals man accused of molesting four girls, some of whom alleged repeated sexually inappropriate behavior dating back 15 years. (more…)

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Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Amy Cozby admitted she had to get through a “Moses phase” — referring to the Biblical figure who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery but first had to give up life as an Egyptian royal — when officials approached her about the head of school position at […]

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Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 76-year-old woman died after being struck by a pickup truck that entered an intersection at which she was crossing the road, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Maribel Nikole Enriquez (left), 17, of Granite Shoals was killed in a collision on Texas 71 in Travis County on June 9. A passenger in the car she was driving, Jose Angel Ornelas, 31, of Marble Falls, was 'critically injured' and transported to an Austin hospital.

Three killed, including Marble Falls High School student, in two-vehicle crash on Texas 71

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BEE CAVE — An outpouring of community support has followed the death of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student killed in a two-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked Texas 71 on June 9 in Travis County. (more…)

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Marble Falls man gets 12 years in indecency with a child case involving 11-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Marble Falls man told the mother of an 11-year-old girl he was only trying to wake her for school when he touched the child inappropriately, but the mother, law enforcement, and now a Burnet County jury didn’t buy his explanation. (more…)

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Following projected revenue loss, Marble Falls considers lowering Lakeside Pavilion rental rates after 2016 hike

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Parks and Recreation Commission is re-evaluating fees for Lakeside Pavilion after officials project a $22,850 loss in revenues this year. “The feedback is that we’re expensive,” Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss told the commissioners during its monthly meeting June 4. (more…)

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Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls earned the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands for the staff’s efforts in 2017. It’s the only dealership in Central Texas to receive the awards. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls dealership has garnered the honors, which is quite impressive considering its only been under its current ownership for about 2½ years. Pictured are President Greg Wessels, office manager Lauren Duran, GM District Manager Robert Owusu, new car sales manager Jason Duran, used car sales manager Damon Farmer, service manager Geoff McElroy, parts manager Rand Bettencourt, and manager Matt Wessels. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls wins GM Mark of Excellence awards for second year in a row

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Just moments after GM District Manager Robert Owusu awarded Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls with the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands on June 6, the management and staff slipped off and went back to what they do best: taking care of customers and the […]

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Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — If all goes according to plans recently unveiled at the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lakeside Park will have a 400-foot sandy beach as early as next June. The beach would be located between Lake Marble Falls and Lakeside Pavilion. (more…)

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A fire on June 5 destroyed an RV used as a dwelling on Little Elm Road in Granite Shoals. The cause is undetermined pending an investigation. Courtesy photo

Fire chief investigates blaze that destroyed RV in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Investigators are trying to determine what ignited a blaze June 5 in an unoccupied RV. A renter had moved out days prior to the incident. (more…)

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Verizon sends phone fraud alert after scammer targets Marble Falls customers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As Marble Falls resident Jane Marie Hurst started answering questions from a recent caller claiming to be a Verizon Wireless representative, something just didn’t seem right. Now, Verizon officials are warning customers about such calls. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls accepted the resignation of administrator Joe Rispoli. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls administrator Joe Rispoli resigns by ‘mutual agreement’

STAFF MEMBER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The summer of change continues for Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Joe Rispoli, the private Christian school’s administrator, has stepped down. (more…)

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A thunderstorm dumped as much as 6 inches of rain in the Spicewood area June 3-4, causing flooding and damage from debris and closing at least two roads, including CR 404 at Double Horn Creek. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes hit with heavy rainfall and flooding overnight; Spicewood sees road closures

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — A thunderstorm swept through the Highland Lakes overnight June 3-4, dumping up to 6 inches of rain in some areas, flooding creeks, and closing at least two Burnet County roads. (more…)

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