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Sheriff cites ‘general conduct’ in facility ban of Llano police officer

Sheriff cites ‘general conduct’ in facility ban of Llano police officer

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — The Llano County sheriff had issued a jail facility ban — due to “general conduct” — against a Llano Police Department officer prior to the officer being put on paid leave Nov. 24 by the Llano police chief, officials say. (more…)

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Angel Mitchell works on the Christmas tree at J&J’s on Main in Marble Falls. Shop owner Lindsay Burrow and many businesses in the Highland Lakes depend on people shopping locally. Since 2010, American Express has emphasized the importance of shopping locally through its annual Small Business Saturday: Shop Small promotion, which is Saturday, Nov. 25, this year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Small Business Saturday shopping fuels growing Marble Falls economy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City and business leaders are promoting a “shop local” theme this holiday season to motivate shoppers to support mom-and-pop businesses and boost the local economy. (more…)

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John W. Hoover Parkway dedicated to Burnet businessman instrumental in hospital, other projects

John W. Hoover Parkway dedicated to Burnet businessman instrumental in hospital, other projects

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Several hundred people turned out Nov. 21 to witness the official naming of a Burnet roadway, but it wasn’t just any name. (more…)

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Marble Falls man cleared of intoxication manslaughter, sentenced on probation violation

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury cleared a Marble Falls man of an intoxication manslaughter charge, but the defendant still faces a prison sentence for violating his probation due to alcohol detected in his system at the time of the incident, officials say. (more…)

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Inks Dam hatchery tightens safety regulations after investigation

Inks Dam hatchery tightens safety regulations after investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery staff will follow a stricter set of operations guidelines following an investigation that confirmed improper exposure and procedures connected to pesticide and disinfectant use as well as asbestos abatement. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter signs his National Letter of Intent to run for Texas State University Nov. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet hurdler Ian Carter to run for Texas State University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter will run for Texas State University. He made his commitment official Nov. 13 when he signed his National Letter of Intent. (more…)

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Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Things are taking shape at the Johnson Park Veterans Memorial as crews installed stone monuments and service branch flags, but officials say there’s still work to be done. (more…)

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Johnson City police chief gets public hearing following suspension

Johnson City police chief gets public hearing following suspension

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Legal counsel for the suspended Johnson City police chief has vowed to discredit the mayor’s decision, which was connected to a performance review. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 27. (more…)

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Granite Shoals redefines ‘active fishing’ in city parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Tying a fishing line to the end of a pole and leaving it unattended is no longer considered “active fishing” in Granite Shoals city parks. City Council approved changing the ordinance Nov. 14 after the Granite Shoals Police Department asked for a stronger definition. (more…)

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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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