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Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls Stage 2 water-use restrictions have been canceled as of June 14. The city announced it is also implementing Stage 1 voluntary restrictions. (more…)

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Ice truck rollover in Marble Falls

Icy situation in truck rollover on RR 1431, but no injuries

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS No one was injured in a truck rollover Friday morning on Ranch Road 1431 near the intersection of County Road 342C. The driver and passenger of the double-axle box truck climbed out of the vehicle after it came to rest on the driver’s side. They were soon back to work unloading […]

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Marble Falls sidewalk plan

Marble Falls seeks $500,000 sidewalk grant to connect schools, neighborhoods

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A grant to build a network of sidewalks connecting three school campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods is in the works for Marble Falls. The city applied for more than $500,000 worth of sidewalk construction through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School project. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam man charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Kingsland pastor

STAFF REPORTS A Buchanan Dam man was charged with two second-degree felonies after a June 2 crash that killed a Kingsland pastor. (more…)

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Burnet Municipal Airport

Burnet airport display planes get a lift with fresh coat of paint

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS With a few days of sunshine and a bit of luck last week, two static display airplanes at Burnet Municipal Airport got a facelift. (more…)

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Kingsland Community Park

Kingsland park reopening has ‘hopeful’ July 4 date; aid needed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the October 2018 flood devastated Kingsland Community Park, the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce began a plan to both restore the facility and protect it. (more…)

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Luke Allen Mortensen, 29, of Marble Falls was booked into the Burnet County Jail on June 5 on charges of evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and stalking.

High-speed pursuit by Marble Falls police started with harassment report

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police responded to a harassment call on Resource Parkway off US 281 on June 5, the suspect took officers on a high-speed chase to Granite Shoals and back again, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council

Alternate routes proposed to keep large trucks out of downtown Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two pedestrians in the past 60 days have been hit by vehicles near US 281 and Second Street in Marble Falls. That sobering statistic from Marble Falls Police Chief Marc Whitacre caught the attention of City Council members during their regular meeting June 4. (more…)

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Driftwood Drive is one road the city of Granite Shoals wants to repair to get rid of the potholes and uneven shoulders that make it difficult for vehicles. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals focuses on $11M water projects and potholes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With three major road projects behind it, the city of Granite Shoals now turns its attention to water issues, particular lines and a tower. (more…)

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Double Horn, Texas

Newly incorporated Double Horn has GoFundMe for legal fees

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Most crowdsourcing efforts benefit something such as a family’s emergency medical bills or a nonprofit organization. But one that was recently launched is unlike any you’re likely to find. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch development

New Marble Falls housing development closer to construction

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Financing for a Public Improvement District on 242 acres of the Gregg Ranch development is edging closer to reality. (more…)

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Burnet RV ordinance

Burnet City Council amends RV and boat storage ordinance

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Burnet City Council approved changes to the city’s RV and boat storage ordinance during its meeting May 28. Previously, the ordinance required all RVs, watercraft, and trailers be kept on concrete, asphalt, paving stones, or “other impervious surface.” (more…)

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Marble Falls school bus crash

Marble Falls school bus crash sends one person to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cedar Park teen was transported to an Austin-area hospital after the SUV she was driving crashed into a Marble Falls Independent School District bus carrying 11 Colt Elementary School students Wednesday morning. (more…)

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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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RM 2900 bridge opening

Communities reconnected with opening of RM 2900 bridge

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS For 220 days, residents south of the Llano River looked across to a community they could no longer quickly reach. Short trips to the grocery store or school had become 45-minute treks after a flood on October 16, 2018, destroyed the old RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland. (more…)

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RM 2900 bridge

Officials cut the ribbon on RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland

Officials joined together in the middle of the new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland on May 24 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council

Marble Falls, homeowners go back and forth on house’s safety

Correction: A previous version of this story said a police officer ordered the Dunnams to leave their home on October 18, 2018. It was actually a city staff member who was with the officer that day who asked them to leave. STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS For over 14 years, the city of Marble Falls has […]

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Marble Falls possible pedestrian bridge location

Marble Falls explores adding pedestrian bridge across US 281

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS What began as an idea for a gateway arch to welcome people to Marble Falls’ downtown area took quite the turn during the May 21 regular City Council meeting. A proposed arch to cross Third Street, welcoming visitors to downtown, turned into discussion of a possible pedestrian bridge to cross US […]

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lakeshore branch library

Friends group selling engraved bricks for Lakeshore Library walk

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Friends of the Lakeshore Library are selling bricks for a walkway that will encircle the Buchanan Dam facility. (more…)

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Ellen Halbert Unit chapel

Joseph’s Hammer hopes to nail down Burnet prison unit chapel

PAM STEVENSON • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM Since the construction of the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet in 1995, faith-based organizations have borrowed cramped classrooms in the education wing for worship services. That could soon change as members of Joseph’s Hammer met recently with state officials to discuss building a worship center at the women’s prison. […]

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Granite Shoals sports complex at Quarry Park

Granite Shoals rethinks more tennis courts at sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals city leaders are re-evaluating the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation’s plans to build four more tennis courts at Quarry Park. (more…)

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Burnet City Council

Burnet delays road work in favor of healthy EDC budget

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council and Economic Development Corporation Board members managed to juggle three projects and come away with an agreeable solution May 14. (more…)

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New RM 2900 bridge almost finished

Construction on new RM 2900 bridge nearing its end

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland has crossed the Llano River and connected to the south side of Lake LBJ. (more…)

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Police warn residents over possible mountain lion sighting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Police Department is urging residents to take precautions after it received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N on May 8 in the early morning hours. (more…)

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Double Horn, Texas

State is appealing decision on Double Horn incorporation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Double Horn’s future remains uncertain. The Office of the Attorney General is appealing 424th District Court Judge Evan Stubbs’ ruling April 3 that denied the state’s lawsuit against the city’s incorporation. (more…)

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A pickup truck made its way over the Kingsland Slab low-water crossing when it was open. However, Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn is warning drivers who don’t heed low-water barricades when officials close the Slab due to high water. If drivers go around the barricades and attempt to cross the Kingsland Slab, deputies will arrest them. State law makes going around low-water barricades a misdemeanor offense. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sheriff: Kingsland Slab barrier evaders will be arrested

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn says anyone caught driving around barricades at the Kingsland Slab crossing is going to jail, he doesn’t care if you safely make it across or have to be rescued by first responders. (more…)

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