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Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

Gravel truck crash in Spicewood reinforces concern about Texas 71 travel danger

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD — Leah Hughes of Spicewood was headed back to work at her construction job in Spicewood on Texas 71 when the gravel truck came up behind her. She had stopped her eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe in the left lane of the 6600 block of the highway and was waiting for oncoming […]

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Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

MELISSA BLAIR • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Becky Sultemeier and her husband, Shelby, run a Red Brangus cattle operation on their 1,100-acre property that straddles the Travis-Blanco county line near Spicewood. The property has been in the family since the 1930s and originally belonged to Becky’s grandparents, Coke and Helen Hollingsworth, and father, Archie Hollingsworth. […]

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To ease reported overpopulation, trappers are conducting a program in Spicewood’s Barton Creek Lakeside community to capture, remove and process deer. Courtesy photo

Some Spicewood residents argue deer-trapping process is ‘cruel’

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A deer-trapping program at Barton Creek Lakeside has sparked a debate about the role of rural communities in deer population control after some residents call the method “cruel” and an attempt to “control nature.” (more…)

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Appeal halts work on Spicewood asphalt plant

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has issued a second stop-work order in four months for an asphalt company attempting to build a plant on Texas 71 after a landowner filed an appeal critical of the company’s water-quality controls. (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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Spicewood students on ‘track’ with county-district collaboration

Spicewood students on ‘track’ with county-district collaboration

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Teachers and students at Spicewood Elementary School experienced the benefits of their upgraded running track Oct. 29 soon after Burnet County crews laid the foundation for a safer and more reliable surface. (more…)

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Texas Department of Transportation crews will close a portion of Spur 191 in Spicewood on Oct. 19 to launch sixth months of work to replace the Cypress Creek bridge. Staff photo

Spur 191 in Spicewood closing for 6 months for bridge work

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — Crews will begin work and close a portion of Spur 191 in Spicewood on Oct. 19 to dismantle and replace the Cypress Creek bridge with a safer and pedestrian-friendly structure, officials say. (more…)

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LCRA opens new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend on Lake Travis

SPICEWOOD — The Lower Colorado River Authority has opened a new boat ramp at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on Lake Travis, providing boaters with easy access for fishing and other water-based activities. (more…)

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Crash near roadside fire on 281 sends Spicewood firefighter to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Motorists slowing to look at a roadside grass fire caused a chain reaction collision on U.S. 281 on May 26, sending two people —  including a volunteer firefighter — to the emergency room, according to the police report. (more…)

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Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 23 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

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Spicewood cook-off throws good food, carnival, more into the pot

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — When Craig Schlicke helped organize the inaugural Spicewood Community Center Barbecue and Chili Cook-off last year, he was hoping for enough cooks to make it interesting. Being the first year and all, one doesn’t necessarily anticipate a big turnout. (more…)

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Spicewood library fundraiser features BBQ, auctions, music

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS — The Spicewood Community Library is holding its 10th annual barbecue and auction March 29 at Lakeside Pavilion. “This is always an exciting and busy time for all of our volunteers since this annual event is critical to the continued operation of the Spicewood Community Library,” board president Jim Lamar said. “Without […]

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Spicewood author explores God’s creation in children’s book

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE SPICEWOOD — Local author Deborah B. Meyer has just released a new children’s book, “Meet the Brazos Boys.” (more…)

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The Texas Gypsies will perform 7 p.m. March 20 at the Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409 in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Texas Gypsies bring unique sound to Spicewood on March 20

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — After about a five-year absence, the Texas Gypsies return to Spicewood for a March 20 performance. (more…)

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Rockets launch, planes fly at Spicewood school’s STEM Day

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — “All right, here we go,” Henry Vanicek called out to the group of students behind him. “3, 2, 1…” (more…)

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Spicewood veteran has been waiting 70 years for this flight

Spicewood veteran has been waiting 70 years for this flight

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Conway Laxson can’t recall the exact date he first laid eyes on a P-51 Mustang, but he knew he was in love with the plane as several streamed into sight across the Italian skies about 70 years ago. (more…)

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Rockin’ the Vineyard in Spicewood dishes out dinner, Duck Soup and scholarships

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Even a game of chance can have lasting effects for six area high school graduates. The Spicewood Arts Society’s fifth annual Rockin’ the Vineyard is 6-10 p.m. Feb. 20. (more…)

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Spicewood school’s Robotics Club gets ball rolling toward science careers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — There’s a Mindstorm rolling through Spicewood Elementary School every Friday after school. Fortunately, a group of dedicated students are meeting the challenge head on with lines of coding, scattered Lego pieces, electric motors and tons of ideas. (more…)

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Spicewood World War II veteran turns 90 with a surprise

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Conway Laxson picked up a box of doughnuts before his regular morning gathering Feb. 6 at the Spicewood Feed & Supply on CR 404. For Laxson and several other gentlemen, a morning just isn’t a morning without sitting in David and Nita Naumann’s feed store sipping on coffee […]

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Spicewood Arts Society scholarship fundraiser offers dinner and Duck Soup

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE SPICEWOOD — The Spicewood Arts Society is holding its annual scholarship fundraiser Feb. 20 at the Spicewood Vineyards Event Center. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Pig starts fire; boat ramp unveiled

FROM STAFF REPORTS These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Monday, Jan. 26, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune: (more…)

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The Texas Department of Transportation approved replacing the Cypress Creek Bridge in Burnet County. The project, along with installation of a traffic light on the south end of Spur 191 in Spicewood, addresses safety concerns and anticipated growth. Courtesy photo

TxDOT to replace 40-year-old bridge, add traffic light in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Growth and safety issues prompted Texas Department of Transportation officials to launch a bridge replacement project and the installation of a traffic light on a busy stretch of Texas 71 between Austin and Marble Falls. (more…)

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Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department

Spicewood VFD purchasing new first-responder vehicle with grant

FROM STAFF REPORT SPICEWOOD — A combined grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative is paving the way for the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and EMS to buy a new first-responder vehicle. (more…)

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Spicewood Community Library volunteer Jim Fink works the front desk of the library. The facility receives no government money and depends on fundraisers, grants and donations. While the library is doing well, organizers do have some items on their Christmas list including donations for books as well as a project to build a larger facility. Go to spicewoodlibrary.org for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood library’s Christmas list includes books, new building

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — When Jim Lamar considered what would be on the Spicewood Community Library’s Christmas list, he admitted most of the things the facility needed, it already has. (more…)

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Community aids Spicewood firefighter injured in wreck

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Despite a number of broken ribs and a punctured lung after a collision, 55-year-old volunteer firefighter Craig Schlicke said he would like to get back to work as soon as he can. “I just got to rest a little while and get myself back in gear,” he said. […]

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Andrea Marie & the Magnolia Band, featuring Andrea Marie (seated, left), John Fink (seated, center) and Matthew Ramirez, are performing during the Spicewood Arts Round Up, which is Oct. 25-26 at La Cabana Grill, 21103 Texas 71 East in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Spicewood Arts Round-Up celebrates visual works, supports school programs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — One of the things every artist appreciates is a place to exhibit his or her work and, if possible, make a sale or two. The 11th annual Spicewood Arts Society’s Arts Round-Up provides just such an opportunity and much more. (more…)

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