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Crystal City knocks off Llano on receiver’s two late TD catches

Crystal City knocks off Llano on receiver’s two late TD catches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — In less than three minutes, the Llano High School football team’s apparent playoff victory turned into defeat Nov. 17. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls has planned a vote Nov. 21 to annex several hundred acres of land that extend along the corner of the Texas 71-U.S. 281 intersection. Courtesy map

Rancher opts for 5-year delay in Marble Falls anti-mining annexation plan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials are expected to delay the annexation of more than 500 acres of land, initially part of a plan to deflect mining operations in southern Burnet County, but another swath is still on the agenda for annexation. (more…)

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Burnet police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man (pictured here) they believe is responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries and used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Kingsland store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police ID and issue warrant for tattooed suspect in theft cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a vehicle burglary suspect caught on surveillance using a reported stolen credit card at a Kingsland store, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Second truck theft suspect caught thanks to tip

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities apprehended the second of two suspects in a vehicle theft thanks to a cooperative effort among area law enforcement agencies and a tip through Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers, officials say. (more…)

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The drawdown of Inks Lake will be from Jan. 2-Feb. 13, 2018. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

Inks Lake property owners should pay heed to rules prior to drawdown

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Lower Colorado River Authority officials have asked lakeside property owners to follow a few steps prior to repair and dredging plans during an upcoming Inks Lake drawdown. (more…)

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Be sure to protect your hands and eyes from the hot oil while deep-frying turkeys.

If you’re gonna fry your Thanksgiving turkey, follow these safety tips

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re considering frying your turkey for Thanksgiving, Marble Falls Fire Marshal Tommy Crane says it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what you’re doing and, if possible, consider a oil-less fryer. (more…)

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Victim ID'd in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

Victim ID’d in fatal rollover on rural road outside Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A motorist died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on a rural roadway on Nov. 14, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened at around 9:40 p.m. on CR 212A about 10 miles northeast of Bertram. (more…)

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Authorities on Nov. 13 nabbed three juvenile suspects accused of stealing items from more than a dozen vehicles in the Claremont neighborhood in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

3 teens arrested in Marble Falls neighborhood car burglaries

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Police have charged three juvenile suspects with burglary in connection with a rash of unlocked vehicle break-ins in the Claremont neighborhood, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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U.S. marshals track down suspect in stolen truck case; one still at large

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities captured a suspect on Nov. 14 who was wanted in connection with a stolen truck and pursuit six days prior when he and another man evaded Burnet County sheriff’s deputies on a rural road. (more…)

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Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — After teaching English acquisition classes at Marble Falls High School, where she helps students develop their language skills, Lori Reed shared an observation. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Marissa Escamilla signs her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 10 to play basketball for Tarleton State University. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet athletes Marissa Escamilla, Dalton Harned sign letters of intent

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Two Burnet High School seniors fulfilled childhood dreams to play collegiate sports Nov. 10 when they signed National Letters of Intent. (more…)

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Traffic was backed up for several hours Nov. 13 as Marble Falls authorities cleared the scene of a collision on U.S. 281 south in Marble Falls involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. Courtesy photo

Woman survives head-on crash with 18-wheeler on US 281 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A young woman escaped injury after the vehicle she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 281 on Nov. 13. (more…)

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Cut fiber line blamed for Marble Falls internet and phone outages

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Reports of internet and phone outages plagued the Marble Falls area Nov. 13-14, prompting some entities to use backup systems to keep customers connected to their services. (more…)

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New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — More than two decades after Marble Falls officials first contemplated moving the police department from its location on Main Street, it’s finally happened. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Mya McMillian (seated, center) signs her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 13 to play for Liberty University. She is surrounded by sister Aaliyah (seated, left), mother Lauren Berkman, sister Allyssa (standing), Marble Falls High School interim athletics director Mike Birdwell, brother Beckett, and father John Berkman, who is also the Lady Mustangs coordinator and head basketball coach. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs center Mya McMillian signs with Liberty University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior basketball center Mya McMillian made her commitment to Liberty University official Nov. 13 when she signed her National Letter of Intent. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Pounds expects court proceedings to go a lot smoother as staff is able to use more space and added amenities to serve the public at the newly built Public Safety Facility. (more…)

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Tom Stephens is running for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

Longtime resident, community servant Tom Stephens seeks Pct. 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With three times the signatures he needed to get a spot on the March primary ballot, fifth-generation Burnet County resident Tom Stephens officially filed Nov. 11 for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. (more…)

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Burnet’s Michael Rodriguez goes nose to nose with Waco La Vega’s Alex Gomez during the game Nov. 10. The Pirates capped off a perfect regular season with the 63-3 win over the Bulldogs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Waco La Vega captures district title with 63-3 win over Burnet

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The visiting Waco La Vega Pirates showed why they are one of the top-ranked 4A teams in the state and, now, the District 13-4A Division I champions as they routed the Burnet Bulldogs 63-3 on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls's Dillon Mayberry dives for extra yards during the Mustangs' 35-14 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Mustangs fall to district champ Dripping Springs 35-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended the 2017 season with a 35-14 district loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

Stolen truck leads to suspects’ flight, crash involving Burnet County deputy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities are searching for two suspects who reportedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene Nov. 8 on a remote stretch of CR 323 on the Burnet-Williamson county line, according to investigators. (more…)

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Opponents of a proposed rock crusher just off the southwest corner of Texas 71 and U.S. 281 have presented a petition to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him for a mining permit moratorium. Petitioners believe the location of the operation is a threat to housing development and air and water quality. File photo

Rock crusher foes petition governor’s office for mining moratorium

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a proposed rock-crushing operation south of Marble Falls presented Gov. Greg Abbott’s office with a petition asking for a moratorium on new mining permits, citing concerns about air and water quality and roadway safety. A “moratorium” is a temporary halt on a particular activity. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley is seeking re-election. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Judge James Oakley seeking re-election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Judge James Oakley has announced his intention to seek re-election for that spot. He is running for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County judge seat in the March 6, 2018, primary. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority official Ryan Rowney is seeking the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

LCRA official Ryan Rowney seeks Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ryan Rowney, a longtime local rancher and community leader, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. (more…)

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Llano High School senior running back Ben Walling has 539 yards and three touchdowns on 91 carries and 47 yards passing on six completions during the regular season. The Yellow Jackets are off this week and waiting to see who they’ll play in the first game of the postseason next week. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano preparing for first-round foe on bye week

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team got the win it needed to secure the No. 3 spot in District 13-4A Division II and a playoff berth. Now, the Yellow Jackets are taking a much-needed bye before starting postseason play next week. (more…)

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Burnet’s Ian Carter finds running room during the Bulldogs’ game against the Lampasas Badgers on Nov. 3. The Bulldogs end their season at home Nov. 10 against District 13-4A Division I champion Waco La Vega. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet faces district champion Waco La Vega in last game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hosts District 13-4A Division I champion Waco La Vega to end its regular season Friday, Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior defensive back Bryce Murphy and the Mustangs have been solid on that side of the ball for the past several weeks. The Mustangs will face their toughest test when they host Dripping Springs on Friday, Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls ends season against undefeated Dripping Springs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will end its season against an opponent other District 26-5A coaches say is a bar above the rest in the division. (more…)

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