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Ed Necker of Signs 2 Go puts the finishing touches on the new Burnet County Elections Office on Oct. 26. The office is located at 106 W. Washington St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Elections Office moves to courthouse square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  BURNET — Touting more space and public accessibility, the Burnet County Elections Office will set up shop in Burnet’s downtown square after refurbishment of an older building by the county. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said closing the Special Operations Unit in Marble Falls will save the county about $36,000 a year.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closes Special Ops location, keeps staff

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In a move that will save Burnet County about $36,000 a year, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closed its Special Operations Unit (SOU) office, located in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Forgotten backpack or potential threat?

Las Vegas massacre prompts call for Texans to report suspicious activity

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN – In light of the Las Vega attack, law enforcement in the Lone Star State want Texans to pay closer attention to and report suspicious and potentially dangerous activity. (more…)

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Flu season is here and could be severe; get your shots now

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The influenza season typically starts in October and peaks from December to February; however, this year, health care workers warn that more severe and widespread infection could emerge if patients fail to take precautions. (more…)

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You can now text 911, but only if necessary

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes residents can now use text messaging to contact emergency services via 911, but officials caution people not to make it their “go-to” way of contacting a dispatch center. (more…)

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Burnet County launches radio tower upgrade plan with $1.82M award

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — An aging radio tower system in Burnet County will get a much-needed boost with $1.82 million from Capital Area Planning Council of Governments, officials said. (more…)

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New Texas laws: Swords, balloon hunts, and no more texting and driving

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With the first day of September comes signs of fall and a whole slate of new laws from the Texas Legislature. More than 600 laws went into effect Sept. 1. One will impact how you can use your cellphone while you drive, and another will allow you to openly […]

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Hill Country Memorial earns highest Women’s Choice Awards

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM FREDERICKSBURG — For the fourth consecutive year, Hill Country Memorial has been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. (more…)

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Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (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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The area of Lake Buchanan where Joshua Reid died is straddled by 20- to 30-foot bluffs and known for its idyllic views and quaint waterfalls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Local man dies after jumping from bluff into Lake Buchanan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO COUNTY — A man’s death after jumping from a bluff into Lake Buchanan has prompted a cautionary note by water safety officials as people descend on the Highland Lakes this Fourth of July weekend. (more…)

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Rep. Williams’ staff member injured in Virginia shooting; gunman is identified

Rep. Williams’ staff member injured in Virginia shooting; gunman is identified

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — A member of Rep. Roger Williams’ staff was among the injured when a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning during a congressional team baseball practice. Williams (R-Austin) was at the practice but wasn’t hurt by the gunfire, according to his office. (more…)

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PEC’s John Hewa resigns as CEO, returning to Virginia

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors and Chief Executive Officer John Hewa officially parted ways May 25. The board called an emergency meeting for 1 p.m. May 25 at the PEC headquarters in Johnson City. Hewa was not present at the meeting. (more…)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a new office, 1405A Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for April 11. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New driver’s license office opens in Marble Falls with online queuing

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A consolidated driver’s license office has opened with an additional online feature aimed at minimizing wait times for Burnet County residents, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. (more…)

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The Burnet County Jail is located at 900 County Lane in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Travis County’s ‘sanctuary’ fight with ICE could benefit Burnet County Jail

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A political battle brewing between the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and federal immigration officials could bring more inmates to the Burnet County Jail, translating into more local funds to house detainees, officials say. (more…)

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Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As the thermometer inches up toward spring-like conditions, a dry, cool front is expected Feb. 8 to move in and potentially raise the risk of wildfires. (more…)

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Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES — Officials have released a survey that indicated an overall favorable impression of a proposed Wirtz Dam bridge project, which would provide a bypass adjacent to Marble Falls. (more…)

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From Quail Point Community Center on Horseshoe Bay on Jan. 15 after Lake LBJ was lowered. Photo by Karla Held

LCRA will begin refilling lakes Austin and LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Lakes Austin and LBJ will begin returning to regular levels starting later this week after the Lower Colorado River Authority lowered both for six weeks beginning in early January. (more…)

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Authorities upend Burnet County drug operation with warrant sweep

Authorities upend Burnet County drug operation with warrant sweep

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — At least 12 suspects will face charges in connection with a methamphetamine network following a warrant sweep coordinated by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office and several regional agencies. (more…)

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Granite Shoals OKs partnership with MFISD for playing fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — With no public soccer and ballfields within its boundaries, Granite Shoals took a step closer to rectifying that issue at a recent city council meeting. (more…)

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Newly elected state Sen. Dawn Buckingham, District 24, will be sworn in Jan. 10. The Lakeway-based eye surgeon takes over a seat that outgoing Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has held since 1997. Buckingham, also a Republican, said she plans to focus on the same issues on which she campaigned: smaller government, border security, and education. Courtesy photo

Dawn Buckingham gets committee assignments, including health and border security

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Newly elected State Sen. Dawn Buckingham landed several committee assignments, including Health and Human Services as well as Veteran Affairs and Border Security. (more…)

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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors voted Jan. 17 to remove director James Oakley's vice president status and issue him a warning over a November Facebook post that some perceived as racist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Oakley not happy with PEC punishment, calls it political move

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Though two directors wanted James Oakley removed from the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board over a controversial Facebook post made Nov. 21, 2016, the board went with a recommendation from a PEC complaint committee to strip him of his vice president seat and issue him a warning. (more…)

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Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

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Report: Post-wielding man attacks postal worker

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — Authorities have arrested a Spring Branch man accused of attacking two people, including a postal worker, and threatening Blanco County deputies after the incident, according to a sheriff’s investigator. (more…)

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Newly elected state Sen. Dawn Buckingham, District 24, will be sworn in Jan. 10. The Lakeway-based eye surgeon takes over a seat that outgoing Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has held since 1997. Buckingham, also a Republican, said she plans to focus on the same issues on which she campaigned: smaller government, border security, and education. Courtesy photo

Newly elected state Sen. Buckingham keeps her focus on the issues

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Some politicians might adjust their stance on the issues once the ballots are tallied and they’re headed for Austin, but Dawn Buckingham isn’t one of these. “I’m going to work on the same issues I campaigned on,” she said. “Nothing has changed.” (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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