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First freeze of the season overnight in the Highland Lakes

First freeze of the season overnight in the Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Freezing temperatures are coming to the Highland Lakes tonight, the first dip below 32 degrees since Feb. 12. Area lows overnight into Tuesday, Nov. 13, are expected to be around 29 degrees. (more…)

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Austin Disaster Relief Network founder and Executive Director Daniel Geraci recently visited with members of area churches at Lake Shores Church in Marble Falls as they help with flood recovery. Between 25 and 30 local congregations are creating Highland Lakes Crisis Network to provide immediate and long-term assistance during disasters, whether one like the recent flood or a house fire. Go to highlandlakescrisisnetwork.com for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New Highland Lakes Crisis Network training ‘shepherds’ to walk alongside disaster victims

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON In September, a few Highland Lakes clergy attended an Austin Disaster Relief Network workshop to learn how to create a similar network among area churches. The Rev. Jackie English was scheduled to present what he had learned during that eight-hour training session to the Marble Falls Ministerial Alliance on Oct. 23. (more…)

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A cold front moving through the Highland Lakes on Halloween could dampen trick-or-treaters’ plans with rain chances of 80 percent.

Boo! Halloween cold front bringing rain to Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Halloween trick-or-treaters unfortunately seem in store for a trick on Oct. 31 as a cold front moves into the area, bringing a high chance of rain in the evening. (more…)

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The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 25: Lake Buchanan to open; Marble Falls moves to Stage 4

Information regarding the recent flood from across the Highland Lakes. Lake Buchanan to open to public Oct. 26 The Lower Colorado River Authority will open Lake Buchanan to public use at noon Oct. 26. The remaining Highland Lakes — Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis — remain closed due to “debris and unsafe conditions caused by the […]

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National Weather Service: Sunshine is coming, but first, more rain in the forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sunny days are just around the corner. But before the clouds break and highs return to the upper 70s, one more “soaking” rain is expected. (more…)

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Robert Cook, a volunteer from First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, swept mud out of a home on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls on Oct. 19. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Force of volunteers cleans out flood-damaged homes along Lake Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Jake Jacobsen and Jennifer Jackson planned to return Oct. 15 to Marble Falls from Corpus Christi but decided to visit with friends an extra day. After returning to Marble Falls on Oct. 16, they realized they wouldn’t be going home that day either. (more…)

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Kingsland Water Supply: Continue boiling water during restoration efforts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Kingsland Water Supply Corp. General Manager Leonard Leinfelder said a boil water notice is likely to be in effect “well into next week.” (more…)

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UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

A previous story reported old information from the city of Horseshoe Bay. An update on the city’s website on Oct. 19 follows: FROM THE CITY OF HORSESHOE BY: The City has returned to 100% water production capacity. Citizens may begin to utilize water for full domestic use and cleanup operations. Currently, there are some residents […]

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Flooding on the Llano River in Llano. Courtesy photo by Lakay Oestreich

Body found in vehicle in Llano identified as 58-year-old woman

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A body found late Oct. 16 at West Sandstone and Flag streets in Llano has been identified as 58-year-old Rebecca Elaine Biddy of Llano, Llano Police Chief Mike Scoggins confirmed. (more…)

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Tripp Goodman waves the American flag during a visit to his grandparents’ home by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (left) and U.S. Sen/ Ted Cruz. Tripp’s grandfather, Gary Simmank (next to Cruz), his father, Casey Goodman (second from right), and mother, Valerie Goodman (right), were cleaning out the home Oct. 17 following the flood the day before that inundated the residence with water and mud. Cruz and Buckingham stopped by during a tour of the affected area. They met with a number of homeowners and volunteers who were cleaning out homes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sen. Cruz and other officials tour Highland Lakes; among muck and destruction, joy still found

  CORRECTION: The story on Oct. 18 incorrectly stated Tripp Goodman was in Meadowlakes. He was actually in Pecan Valley in Marble Falls.   STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Highland Lakes on Oct. 17 to view damage caused by recent flooding and offer federal help to Burnet and Llano counties. […]

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The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

NWS: More rain on Friday could cause additional flooding

CORRECTION: In the story, we stated that the LCRA had opened eight floodgates on Oct. 17, but this was incorrect. They only opened four. FROM STAFF REPORTS After days of devastating flooding, the Highland Lakes isn’t out of danger yet. (more…)

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This boat washed up during flooding in Kingsland. Staff photo by David Bean

What to do if you’ve found a boat or other property in the floods

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an online database to help locate owners of boats or other water recreational vehicles that have been washed away by floodwaters. Search the database by vehicle registration number (on the side after “TX”) and find the owner’s name and address. (more…)

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Debris cleanup guidelines for Burnet County residents outside the city limits

  FROM BURNET COUNTY: The following guide has been developed for managing and disposing of debris associated with flood cleanup in Burnet County areas outside of city limits. As much as possible, separate debris into piles: • branches and vegetation that can go into a wood chipper; • metal and appliances (remove food items); • […]

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When do you need a permit for flood-damaged properties?

FROM THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS: REQUIRES A PERMIT: Roof repair/replacement ALL structural repairs Mechanical system repairs Electrical repairs Plumbing repairs All permit fees related to flood damages that occurred in October 2018 will be waived. It is the city’s goal to ensure any permitted work is built to safe building standards and codes adopted […]

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One of the two pecan trees lost at Johnson Park because of flooding Oct. 16. This tree was growing near the Johnson Park amphitheater and the boat ramp on Backbone Creek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

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Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

From the city of Marble Falls: Recent flooding has caused damage to the city of Marble Falls water plant resulting in the implementation of Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan. Residents must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately. According to the city’s plan, nonessential usage includes: irrigation of […]

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Beaver Island residents had to evacuate Oct. 16 due to rising water. File photo

Officials: Preparation saves Granite Shoals from severe damage; water safe to drink

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Manager Jeff Looney and Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith drove through their city Oct. 17 to see the damage done from floodwaters and rain Oct. 16. The two said they hardly saw any. (more…)

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Debris washed up on the banks of the Llano River at Grenwelge Park in Llano on Oct. 17. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: As river flows decrease, flood operations still underway in ‘historic’ event

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority is reminding Highland Lakes residents that though Llano River flows have decreased since early Tuesday, Oct. 16, flood operations are still underway throughout the chain of lakes. (more…)

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UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

UPDATE OCT. 18: The city of Llano is reporting that its water system is back to 100 percent. The city is not nor has it been under a boil water notice. PREVIOUS INFORMATION: From the city of Llano: The city of Llano is still under water conservation protocol. Bottled water is available at Llano Junior […]

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Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

From the city of Horseshoe Bay: Floodwaters have begun to recede, and the city of Horseshoe Bay’s water intakes are now functional with limited pump capacity. The city is working to install an alternative pumping system that should be functional by Friday morning and provide 100 percent capacity. Residents may return to normal household usage; […]

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Volunteers were preparing to feed lunch to people at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls flood shelter. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS: Where to drop off donations or volunteer in Marble Falls area

OCT. 18: INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO People can always count on Highland Lakes residents to pitch in when times are tough, and the recent destructive flooding is one of those times. (more…)

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Flooding on the Llano River in Llano. Courtesy photo by Lakay Oestreich

Llano Chamber of Commerce accepting monetary donations for flood victims

The Llano Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Llano County Office of Emergency Management, is accepting monetary donations for Llano County flood victims. These funds will go toward recovery efforts for those in Llano County affected by the flooding. Donations may be mailed or brought to the Llano Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Floodwaters washed away the RR 2900 bridge in Kingsland.

Flooding claims one life, destroys 2900 bridge in Kingsland, forces evacuations

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Unprecedented is how some are describing the torrential flooding that has killed one person, destroyed the RR 2900 bridge in Kingsland, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Bobbi Green and Duchess make their way into the foyer of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. The two hope to return to their home in Highland Haven soon. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Residents affected by flooding find shelter at area facilities

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Highland Lakes residents who had to evacuate homes were grateful to several facilities in Marble Falls and the surrounding area that offered meals and shelter as they awaited word they could return to their homes. (more…)

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FLOOD NEWS: Highland Lakes shelters for people and pets

FLOOD NEWS: Highland Lakes shelters for people and pets

  SHELTERS OPEN TO PEOPLE EVACUATING First Baptist Church, 505 S. Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals Meadowlakes City Hall, 177 Broadmoor in Meadowlakes, (830) 693-2951. Cottonwood Shores Civic Center at 4111 Cottonwood Drive The Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge, (830) 598-8390 First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, 901 La Ventana Drive Burnet […]

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Numerous roads were closed in Marble Falls on Oct. 15 after the city received almost 2 inches of rain. This gate on Second Street was closed as of 2:15 p.m. Monday. A full map of area road closures can be viewed at atxfloods.com. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Front brings cold temperatures, flooding, and road closures across the Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Steady rain across the Highland Lakes filled streams and creeks, forcing the closure of numerous roads Oct. 15. (more…)

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