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87-year-old man dies in head-on collision near Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — An elderly Horseshoe Bay man died July 10 after a head-on collision on Texas 71, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. about six miles east of Horseshoe Bay. (more…)

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James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay annexes 600 acres to repel heavy industry

Horseshoe Bay annexes 600 acres to repel heavy industry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Two communities have joined the city of Horseshoe Bay through annexation as adjacent landowners signed agreements with the municipality to keep heavy industry from developing in and around the city limits, officials said. On March 10, several residents met with Horseshoe Bay City Council members and city […]

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Horseshoe Bay City Council recently voted to allow open carry during public meetings. File photo

Horseshoe Bay council votes to allow open carry at public meetings

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — As the open carry law takes hold in the state of Texas, local public entities have grappled with whether to allow firearms in their buildings to address what they perceive as gaps in the statute. (more…)

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SONJA MURDOCK AND MARGO MURDOCK

Horseshoe Bay police, Virginia authorities find missing 8-year-old

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Police announced that a Horseshoe Bay girl missing since August has been found “safe and sound.” (more…)

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Funding for public input, surveys and meetings has breathed new life into a proposed bridge project connecting RR 1431 West of Marble Falls to RR 2147 west in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Bridge across river to Horseshoe Bay would bypass Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN— A proposal for an $18.3 million bridge connecting an area west of Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay gained steam as a state agency approved funding for public outreach and surveys for the project, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet County voters pass liquor-by-the-drink measure

Burnet County voters pass liquor-by-the-drink measure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County voters approved Nov. 3 a measure that will allow businesses and restaurants in unincorporated portions of the county to sell liquor by the drink. The proposition passed 3,311 to 1,031. It creates a more uniform standard for businesses seeking the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s approval for liquor-by-the-drink sales. […]

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Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow (left) and the community’s Fire Chief Joe Morris are meeting one-on-one with residents to share information and gather input during scheduled sessions from November 4 to Feb. 26. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay fire, police chiefs to hold private meetings with residents

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY —  The police and fire chiefs will invite Horseshoe Bay residents into their offices so the public can learn more about the departments while the chiefs learn how they can better serve the community. (more…)

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Alleged sex crime victim says she was also assaulted at her apartment

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Arrest documents have unveiled more details about an alleged rape investigation including allegations a sexual assault suspect appeared at the 20-year-old woman’s apartment after an initial encounter in a boat on Lake LBJ. (more…)

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Two men accused of sexual assault on boat on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay authorities have charged two men with sexual assault after a 20-year-old woman reported she was possibly drugged and forced into non-consensual sex on a boat while on Lake LBJ, according to the report. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Bill Lane

Retiring Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Bill Lane grew agency and programs

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — In the past several months, the good words from well-wishers for retiring Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Bill Lane have only increased the closer he gets to the end of his tenure. “The only word that comes to mind is surreal, unbelievable. It’s almost embarrassing because I just never […]

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Horseshoe Bay offers 'safe zones' for swaps in online transactions

Horseshoe Bay offers ‘safe zones’ for swaps in online transactions

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — The popularity and potential risk of online sales and private swaps has prompted Horseshoe Bay city officials to offer so-called “safe zones” at the police and fire departments for residents to conduct in-person transactions with strangers. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police are searching for 8-year-old Margo Murdock

Horseshoe Bay still searching for 8-year-old girl last seen Aug. 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay police are still looking for a missing 8-year-old girl who was reported missing by her grandmother Aug. 17. The girl, Margo Murdock, is white with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 85 pounds. (more…)

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El Jardin Restaurant in Cottonwood Shores

Authorities raid restaurant on RR 2147, seize drugs and cash

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY  — Local, county and federal investigators raided a restaurant Aug. 26, arrested two suspects and seized cash and drugs, police reported. The raid happened at 6 p.m. at El Jardin Restaurant, located in the 4900 block of RR 2147 West, and involved the Horseshoe Bay Police Department, the Burnet County […]

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Horseshoe Bay man faces child enticement charge

Horseshoe Bay man faces child enticement charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY —  A 67-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly plying two 16-year-old girls with alcoholic beverages, making sexual comments and trying to coax them to take a trip with him, according to Horseshoe Bay police. (more…)

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73-year-old Horseshoe Bay man killed in accident on U.S. 281

MARBLE FALLS — A 73-year-old Horseshoe Bay resident died Aug. 6 after a three-vehicle accident about 10:40 p.m. Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said Donald Fraser was killed when a third vehicle struck his car and a second vehicle, sending one of them into the man. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Texan Mart

Horseshoe Bay Texan Mart avoids condemnation, agrees to repairs

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — The owners of a convenience store have promised to adhere to an October deadline to repair structural and fire code issues as well as renovate the facade of their building to avoid potential condemnation, officials say. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Fire Chief Joe Morris

Horseshoe Bay hires former Arlington agency leader as fire chief

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — An Arlington Fire Department administrator will join Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue as the city’s new fire chief beginning in August. (more…)

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Texan Mart Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay strip mall faces potential condemnation after complaint

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — The Texan Mart, one of just two convenience stores in the city, could face condemnation after code enforcement investigators found dozens of violations involving building safety codes, leaks inside and outside the building and structural concerns with the roof, officials say. (more…)

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First lady of Texas in Horseshoe Bay for GOP women’s luncheon

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — To admirers, Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, exemplifies “the true spirit of a woman.” “It’s her kindness. She’s just so congenial, so personable, and she has such a wonderful personality. She reaches out to so many people,” said Gail Teegarden, president of Burnet County Republican […]

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Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Seventy years had passed since Col. Thomas Sams of Horseshoe Bay sat in the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang. But as the World War II fighter plane raced through the skies above the Highland Lakes, the seven decades faded, and, for a moment, Sams was once again a […]

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Russell Coty Powers, 30, of Burnet County was charged with fraud in connection with a burglary at Bay Pharmacy in Horseshoe Bay.

Bay Pharmacy break-in leads to prescription fraud suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have nabbed a “person of interest” in a burglary after connecting area pharmacy records with a customer illegally shopping for pain medications with multiple prescriptions, according to a Horseshoe Bay police investigator. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. […]

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Building permits for new housing construction have increased in the past couple of years in cities such as Marble Falls, but economy experts have expressed concerns that the housing market has not kept pace with the residential needs of the local workforce. File photo

Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

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A wind gust might be to blame in a helicopter crash at the Horsehoe Bay Airport on Dec.  29, according to police. A Horseshoe Bay man walked away with minor injuries. Courtesy photo

Helicopter crash at Horseshoe Bay Airport injures pilot

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — A man suffered minor injuries Dec. 29 after an apparent wind gust caused a private helicopter he was piloting to crash into the ground near an airport hangar, causing extensive damage to the aircraft, according to a Horseshoe Bay police report. (more…)

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