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The fate of a waterway dredging operation hangs in the balance as Llano County residents assemble groups to try to defeat a plan for a mining company to remove sand from a portion of Sandy Creek. Courtesy photo

Save Sandy Creek meeting Aug. 16 over ‘sand mine’ concerns

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Those interested in how a proposed “sand mine” in Sandy Creek will affect the area can attend a public presentation Aug. 16. (more…)

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Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicates new burn room for live training

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Stephen Grove recalled the moment it happened. He was sharing the vision for the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s old station house with some folks gathered at Mosca’s restaurant. (more…)

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The fate of a waterway dredging operation hangs in the balance as Llano County residents assemble groups to try to defeat a plan for a mining company to remove sand from a portion of Sandy Creek. Courtesy photo

Fishery expert cites habitat concerns in Sandy Creek dredging plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — Construction company owner Steve Nash believes striking a deal with Collier Materials to dredge a portion of Sandy Creek on his property will prove beneficial and should dispel any concerns by area residents against the proposed operation. (more…)

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A newly formed group Save Sandy Creek has rallied Llano County residents against a proposed mining operation on the waterway (pictured here on the group’s social media page), citing concerns about a dwindling water table and gravel truck traffic. Courtesy photo

Save Sandy Creek group rallies against ‘sand plant;’ city council calls special meeting

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Sandy Creek, which flows about a mile through the property where Llano County resident Fermin Ortiz lives, has served as a valuable resource, not only for his own family but a number of other residents around the waterway. (more…)

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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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Texas DPS Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper (left) died Nov. 4, 2017, after a Chevy pickup struck the rear of his patrol vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 35 in Temple during a traffic stop. A Bell County grand jury indicted the driver of the pickup, Scott Douglas Taylor (right), 44, of Sunrise Beach Village, on a charge of criminal negligent homicide in the trooper’s death.

Sunrise Beach Village man indicted in 2017 traffic-stop death of Texas DPS trooper

FROM STAFF REPORT KILLEEN — A Bell County grand jury indicted a Sunrise Beach Village man in the November 2017 death of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Thomas Nipper. (more…)

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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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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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Search crews recover man’s body from Lake LBJ; victim had been swimming from boat

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Search and rescue crews located the body of a man on Aug. 10 in Lake LBJ after he had gone missing the day before while swimming from a boat. (more…)

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Sunrise Beach man arrested after police chase, faces felony drug charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — An early morning chase July 10 with a suspect eventually led police to a Sunrise Beach residence where they discovered what was believed to be 40 grams of methamphetamine. The investigation also netted five people, including the initial suspect. (more…)

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Landing mishap on Sunrise Beach airstrip injures two

Landing mishap on Sunrise Beach airstrip injures two

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Authorities are investigating a plane incident that injured a couple when their aircraft tipped over on the airstrip. (more…)

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Police: Sunrise Beach man busted for LSD, firearm

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities arrested a Sunrise Beach man on drug charges after they found what they believed to be LSD, another controlled substance and a firearm, according to the Sunrise Beach Police Department. (more…)

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Sunrise Beach mayor defeats councilman challenger

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Incumbent Mayor Pat Frain will maintain her leadership role with the city of Sunrise Beach after her wide-margin defeat of challenger and councilman Lou Henson, according to unofficial election results posted May 10. Frain received 155 votes (68 percent). Henson received 73 votes (32 percent). (more…)

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. […]

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Sunrise Beach VFD drawing

Sunrise Beach VFD, ladies auxiliary raise money for rural department

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SUNRISE BEACH — With a spin of the cage, Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jim Miiller mixed up a batch of tickets. As the cage came to a rest, inside sat the winning ticket for a $500 VISA gift card. (more…)

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Candidates file for Highland Lakes elections on May 11

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When voters head to the polls for the Highland Lakes elections May 11, they’ll find they have a lot of selections on the ballot, with a few exceptions. The filing date for the May elections closed March 1. Residents have until April 11 to register to vote if they […]

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PHOTO: Sunrise Beach Mayor Pat Frain (right) presents Sunrise Beach Police Sgt. Clay Kleen with a Certificate of Appreciation and Heroism during a Dec. 21 council meeting. Officials say Kleen's actions in the early morning hours of Dec. 4 saved the lives of a family of four — including two children. Kleen saw a home in the 100 block of Hi View on fire and banged on the door, waking the family and helping them escape the blaze. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sunrise Beach honors officer for saving family from fire

SUNRISE BEACH — While he might have been “doing his duty” when he woke a family of four early one morning as a fire attacked their home, Sunrise Beach council members didn’t necessarily see it that way when they presented Sgt. Clay Keen with a certificate of heroism for those actions. “Your actions have resulted […]

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