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The Johnson City Library is located at 501 N. Nugent Ave. Go to jclibrarysite.org or call (830) 868-4469 for more information. Facebook photo

Johnson City Library asking for input regarding 5-year plan

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — What do you need from your library? What will get you here? Those questions will be posed to patrons during the Johnson City Library’s community forum Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the library, 501 N. Nugent Ave. (more…)

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The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Texas White House, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, due to structural and safety issues. Photo by NPS

LBJ park’s Texas White House temporarily shuts its doors due to structural issues

STONEWALL – The National Park Service is temporarily closing the Texas White House and the adjacent pool house until further notice due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. Both facilities are part of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. (more…)

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Johnson City hires police chief with Department of Defense experience; first day June 18

Johnson City hires police chief with Department of Defense experience; first day June 18

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — With a focus on a close relationship with the school district and keeping the community safe, a new police chief started his first day of work with the Johnson City Police Department on June 18. (more…)

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The Blanco County Courthouse is aglow during a past Lights Spectacular. The annual Christmas lights display might not continue if volunteers and funding are not secured. File photo

Johnson City Lights Spectacular’s future is dim without new volunteers, funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — It’s hard to believe, but there’s a chance Johnson City will be turning off Lights Spectacular, the event that celebrates the holiday season from late November through New Year’s Day. (more…)

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Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Johnson City Independent School District officials have sent out a warning to parents and are cooperating with federal authorities in a criminal investigation into individuals sharing nude Snapchat photos of minors. (more…)

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An 18-wheeler slammed into the front porch of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Feb. 15, prompting officials to close the facility due to structural damage. Photo courtesy of Johnson City Police Department

18-wheeler crashes into Johnson City visitors center; damage to be assessed

UPDATE: At 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, National Park Service officials reopened the Johnson City Visitors Center. However, visitors must enter the building from Lady Bird Lane instead of the front porch, which sustained damage and remained closed Feb. 19 pending an assessment by a structural engineer. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An 18-wheeler jack-knifed […]

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Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A man convicted of kidnapping and raping an acquaintance in August 2016 will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Blanco County jury found him guilty on five out of six charges connected with the violent incident. (more…)

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A Johnson City police traffic stop Dec. 20 resulted in three arrests and the seizure of about 108 pounds of marijuana. Courtesy photo

Johnson City traffic stop nets 108 pounds of pot and THC ‘wax’

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Three men who were en route from California to Austin face felony possession charges after a Johnson City police officer seized 108 pounds of marijuana and a THC-laden substance known as “wax” during a traffic stop, officials said. (more…)

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Johnson City police chief opts for voluntary leave, retirement after battle with mayor

Johnson City police chief opts for voluntary leave, retirement after battle with mayor

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An embattled police chief opted Nov. 27 to take “voluntary leave,” accept a severance package, and retire in June 2018 following a contested public hearing about his suspension by the mayor. (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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Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

  UPDATE: Blanco County Emergency Management officials stated that the Trails End Road fire had grown to an estimated 359 acres but was 40 percent contained as of 7 p.m. July 11. There are approximately 90 personnel on the scene making up the 41 ground units as well as two aerial units fighting the blaze. […]

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Investigators are looking for as many as three suspects in a credit card skimming case at a Johnson City bank. Call (830) 868-3189. with tips. Courtesy photos

Police: Several ID theft victims in Johnson City credit card skimmer case

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Authorities are investigating a string of identification theft reports as they continue to look for the suspects caught on surveillance installing and removing “skimming” devices from a Johnson City bank ATM machine. (more…)

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Volunteer cook Ann Godwin unpacks some of the food stocked for the Kids’ Lunch Club, which provides free lunches for children three days a week through June and July. Lunch is served every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through July 28 at First United Methodist Church in Johnson City. Courtesy photo

Johnson City groups providing kid-friendly lunches, books this summer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — Area organizations in Johnson City are uniting to ensure children can get a meal and a book this summer. (more…)

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PEC makes deal for pilot solar farm in Johnson City

PEC makes deal for pilot solar farm in Johnson City

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative has struck a deal with a private energy developer and Johnson City officials to build a 14-acre solar farm to offset utility cost during peak times of the year, officials said. (more…)

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Regional youth science center breaks ground in Johnson City

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE JOHNSON CITY — State and local dignitaries gathered Dec. 3 for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction for the Hill Country Science Mill. The center, to be located at the intersection of Nugent and Main Street off U.S. 290, will offer families an interactive learning experience through […]

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