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Michael Wright shows his opposition to a planned quarry and rock crusher on 281 acres next to the Double Horn Creek subdivision during a Sept. 8 rally. Wright, who lives in Double Horn Creek, fears the facility would increase the amount of dust and traffic in the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood neighborhood seeks to incorporate in fight against proposed rock crusher

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS DOUBLE HORN — If they get their way, residents near Double Horn Creek might be residents of Burnet County’s newest town. Added to the Burnet County Commissioners Court agenda for Sept. 25 is an item from residents looking to incorporate in order to gain control over a proposed rock quarry near […]

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Michael Wright shows his opposition to a planned quarry and rock crusher on 281 acres next to the Double Horn Creek subdivision during a Sept. 8 rally. Wright, who lives in Double Horn Creek, fears the facility would increase the amount of dust and traffic in the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Residents rally against planned quarry, rock crusher between Spicewood neighborhoods

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SPICEWOOD — More than two dozen people braved a potential storm Sept. 8 in an effort to stop a planned quarry and rock crusher being built between the Double Horn Creek and Spicewood Trails subdivisions. (more…)

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This map shows the proposed site of the Spicewood Crushed Stone quarry on Texas 71 in the Spicewood community. According to an information sheet from the company, the quarry is on 281 acres and ‘is strategically positioned to meet the needs of the surrounding community and support the growing economy.’ Courtesy illustration

Two groups plan weekend rally against proposed Spicewood rock crusher and quarry

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Opponents of a proposed rock crusher and quarry hoping to dig in between two Spicewood residential communities are holding rallies on Sept. 8-9 at the Double Horn Creek subdivision entrance starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. (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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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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Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Leah Hughes of Spicewood was headed back to work at her construction job in Spicewood on Texas 71 when the gravel truck came up behind her. She had stopped her eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe in the left lane of the 6600 block of the highway and was waiting for oncoming […]

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Two eastbound pickup trucks — one stopped to turn into a subdivision entrance — collided March 14, prompting Burnet County officials to capture images at the scene to encourage the Texas Department of Transportation to consider safety upgrades to the crash-plagued section of Texas 71. Photo courtesy Burnet County Judge James Oakley

Burnet County officials call for TxDOT road upgrades on crash-prone Texas 71 in Spicewood

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Burnet County officials on March 15 descended upon the scene of the second Texas 71 collision in a week to gather evidence and urge the Texas Department of Transportation to consider safety upgrades to the crash-prone stretch of highway. (more…)

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A rental truck loaded with medical supplies crashed into the back of a gravel hauler just before 8:30 a.m. March 12 east of the Vulcan Materials asphalt plant on Texas 71 in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Rental truck slams into gravel hauler on Texas 71 in Spicewood

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A rental truck driver was transported by ambulance to the emergency room March 12 with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler exiting an asphalt plant on Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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Emergency Services District No. 9 will soon have a new 24-hour facility just off Spur 191 adjacent to Spicewood Elementary School. Courtesy photo

New Spicewood emergency facility could cut life-saving response times in half, officials say

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — With the opening Dec. 18 of a 24-hour emergency medical station, staffed by Marble Falls Area EMS crews, the Spicewood community could see advanced life support response cut in half, officials say. (more…)

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A proposed rock crushing plant (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. Courtesy map

Residents stall rock crusher plans citing traffic and environmental fears

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — An effort to derail a rock crushing plant near the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection has gained steam as resistance to the project resulted in an extended public commenting period, a newly formed opposition committee, and an onslaught of complaints against a pending air-quality control permit. (more…)

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Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A group of Spicewood residents have formed Save Our Spicewood in an effort to help the area address industrial growth, light pollution, and Texas 71 traffic — to start. (more…)

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No injuries for pilot after plane crash on Lake Travis

No injuries for pilot after plane crash on Lake Travis

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SPICEWOOD — A pilot escaped with no injuries after his single-engine float plane crashed on Lake Travis at about 8 p.m. July 12. (more…)

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Missing Spicewood man's body recovered from Pedernales River

Missing Spicewood man’s body recovered from Pedernales River

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person found dead in the Pedernales River as a 57-year-old Spicewood man. (more…)

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FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Travis County authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body ended up outside a Spicewood home June 21 and who might have had contact with him in the hours leading up to his death. (more…)

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3 teens killed in collision with bus on Texas 71 in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Three teens died April 2 after their vehicle collided with a bus carrying an Austin college baseball team on Texas 71 near the Blanco/Travis county line, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle collision on Texas 71

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEE CAVE — A Spicewood man died Jan. 28 after an SUV collided with his motorcycle on Texas 71, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (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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Toppled sand truck kills AT&T worker in Bee Cave

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BEE CAVE — A telephone technician has died Dec. 9 after a dump truck toppled onto the worker while its contents were being unloaded, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. David Jur, 46, of Elgin died at the scene. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Mark E. Escott […]

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Two dead in back-to-back crashes on Texas 71 near Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Two Marble Falls residents died in back-to-back crashes Nov. 28 on Texas 71 involving two cars as well as a semi-truck attempting to avoid the initial collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The wrecks were reported at about 8:20 a.m. near the intersection of Fall Creek Estates […]

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Officials have proposed a $250,000 to $300,000 EMS station to be staffed by paid paramedics in Spicewood. Courtesy rendering

Proposed Spicewood EMS station would cut response time

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD —  A proposed EMS facility in Spicewood that would be built in cooperation with three government entities could cut response time and provide enhanced emergency medical care for residents in the southeastern portion of Burnet County, officials say. (more…)

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Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

MELISSA BLAIR • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Becky Sultemeier and her husband, Shelby, run a Red Brangus cattle operation on their 1,100-acre property that straddles the Travis-Blanco county line near Spicewood. The property has been in the family since the 1930s and originally belonged to Becky’s grandparents, Coke and Helen Hollingsworth, and father, Archie Hollingsworth. […]

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Fire officials believe lightning might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacation home in the 300 block of Coventry in Windermere in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Lightning strike blamed for Spicewood house fire; no one hurt

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Two days of storms in eastern Burnet County took its toll on residents in the Windermere community, which suffered a house fire and a temporary boil water notice, officials said. (more…)

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