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Maribel Nikole Enriquez (left), 17, of Granite Shoals was killed in a collision on Texas 71 in Travis County on June 9. A passenger in the car she was driving, Jose Angel Ornelas, 31, of Marble Falls, was 'critically injured' and transported to an Austin hospital.

Three killed, including Marble Falls High School student, in two-vehicle crash on Texas 71

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BEE CAVE — An outpouring of community support has followed the death of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student killed in a two-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked Texas 71 on June 9 in Travis County. (more…)

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A thunderstorm dumped as much as 6 inches of rain in the Spicewood area June 3-4, causing flooding and damage from debris and closing at least two roads, including CR 404 at Double Horn Creek. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes hit with heavy rainfall and flooding overnight; Spicewood sees road closures

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — A thunderstorm swept through the Highland Lakes overnight June 3-4, dumping up to 6 inches of rain in some areas, flooding creeks, and closing at least two Burnet County roads. (more…)

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Two eastbound pickup trucks — one stopped to turn into a subdivision entrance — collided March 14, prompting Burnet County officials to capture images at the scene to encourage the Texas Department of Transportation to consider safety upgrades to the crash-plagued section of Texas 71. Photo courtesy Burnet County Judge James Oakley

Burnet County officials call for TxDOT road upgrades on crash-prone Texas 71 in Spicewood

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Burnet County officials on March 15 descended upon the scene of the second Texas 71 collision in a week to gather evidence and urge the Texas Department of Transportation to consider safety upgrades to the crash-prone stretch of highway. (more…)

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A rental truck loaded with medical supplies crashed into the back of a gravel hauler just before 8:30 a.m. March 12 east of the Vulcan Materials asphalt plant on Texas 71 in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Rental truck slams into gravel hauler on Texas 71 in Spicewood

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A rental truck driver was transported by ambulance to the emergency room March 12 with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler exiting an asphalt plant on Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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Spicewood ESD No. 9 commissioners celebrated the grand opening of the new Spicewood EMS station on Spur 191 on Feb. 10. Pictured are ESD No. 9 board President Byron Zinn (left) and board Commissioners Johnnie Bindseil, Martha Norwood, Renee Hollingsworth, and Karen Bruett. Courtesy photo

Spicewood officials celebrate new EMS station, hear early success story

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — It was the “longest nine minutes” of Karen Bruett’s life. Her husband, Michael, suffered a seizure on Jan. 16 at their Lakeside Beach home, just off Spur 191 in Spicewood, and she dialed 9-1-1. (more…)

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Emergency Services District No. 9 will soon have a new 24-hour facility just off Spur 191 adjacent to Spicewood Elementary School. Courtesy photo

New Spicewood emergency facility could cut life-saving response times in half, officials say

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — With the opening Dec. 18 of a 24-hour emergency medical station, staffed by Marble Falls Area EMS crews, the Spicewood community could see advanced life support response cut in half, officials say. (more…)

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A proposed rock crushing plant (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. Courtesy map

Residents stall rock crusher plans citing traffic and environmental fears

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — An effort to derail a rock crushing plant near the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection has gained steam as resistance to the project resulted in an extended public commenting period, a newly formed opposition committee, and an onslaught of complaints against a pending air-quality control permit. (more…)

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Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A group of Spicewood residents have formed Save Our Spicewood in an effort to help the area address industrial growth, light pollution, and Texas 71 traffic — to start. (more…)

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Missing Spicewood man's body recovered from Pedernales River

Missing Spicewood man’s body recovered from Pedernales River

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person found dead in the Pedernales River as a 57-year-old Spicewood man. (more…)

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FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

Authorities investigate body found outside Spicewood home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Travis County authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body ended up outside a Spicewood home June 21 and who might have had contact with him in the hours leading up to his death. (more…)

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3 teens killed in collision with bus on Texas 71 in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Three teens died April 2 after their vehicle collided with a bus carrying an Austin college baseball team on Texas 71 near the Blanco/Travis county line, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

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A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle collision on Texas 71

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEE CAVE — A Spicewood man died Jan. 28 after an SUV collided with his motorcycle on Texas 71, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Two dead in back-to-back crashes on Texas 71 near Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Two Marble Falls residents died in back-to-back crashes Nov. 28 on Texas 71 involving two cars as well as a semi-truck attempting to avoid the initial collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The wrecks were reported at about 8:20 a.m. near the intersection of Fall Creek Estates […]

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Officials have proposed a $250,000 to $300,000 EMS station to be staffed by paid paramedics in Spicewood. Courtesy rendering

Proposed Spicewood EMS station would cut response time

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD —  A proposed EMS facility in Spicewood that would be built in cooperation with three government entities could cut response time and provide enhanced emergency medical care for residents in the southeastern portion of Burnet County, officials say. (more…)

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Fire officials believe lightning might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacation home in the 300 block of Coventry in Windermere in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Lightning strike blamed for Spicewood house fire; no one hurt

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Two days of storms in eastern Burnet County took its toll on residents in the Windermere community, which suffered a house fire and a temporary boil water notice, officials said. (more…)

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Battle heats up between asphalt plant, Spicewood residents

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD —  Michael Moore says he will continue the fight against a proposed asphalt plant adjacent to his neighborhood on Deerpath Way because of concerns about health and safety as well as to save his own livelihood. (more…)

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Spicewood ESD asks voters to approve 2% sales tax for EMS

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Voters will decide the fate of a proposed 2-cent sales tax increase to enhance the level of EMS personnel and training for communities in the Spicewood area. Emergency Services District No. 9 officials petitioned for the sales tax hike, which amounts to a 2 percent (2 cents) increase […]

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Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A state district judge sentenced Juston Aaron Curbow to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two Spicewood residents. (more…)

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Spicewood couple loses home after garage fire reignites

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A couple has lost their home to a fire that reignited several hours after firefighters worked to contain it to a garage, officials say. The fire was first reported about 6 p.m. March 14 in the 1300 block of Rustic Lane, located off Texas 71 in a subdivision called The […]

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11-year-old rescued in swift water at Narrows Recreation Area

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — An outing at the Narrows Recreation Area in Spicewood turned into a rescue operation after an 11-year-old girl became stranded on a rock surrounded by rising water on the Colorado River, according to emergency officials. The incident happened about 3 p.m. March 14 on an arm of the waterway in […]

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Five familes lost everything after a blaze destroyed The Hill at Windermere Oaks condominium complex Nov. 17 in the Spicewood area in eastern Burnet County. Members of the community launched the Windermere Oaks Fire Donation Fund and are collecting household items to assist the families. Donations may be made at the Grand Bank locations in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay or by visiting www.youcaring.com and searching for Windermere Oaks. Courtesy photo

Residents of condos displaced after fire in Windermere Oaks

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Fire officials believe a dryer or an underground grinder pump might be to blame in a blaze that displaced the occupants of at least six condominium units and destroyed a complex in the Windermere Oaks subdivision. The blaze, reported at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 17, destroyed the condos within The Hill […]

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Spicewood VFD, ESD sign emergency services agreement

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Burnet County ESD No. 9 and Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. announced July 9 that the two entities have signed the first emergency services provider agreement for the district’s area in southeastern Burnet County. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue crew saves father’s life

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before 44-year-old Jon-Erik Johnson’s recent cardiac arrest, nothing gave his wife and family any reason to suspect he might suffer from a serious heart issue. (more…)

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