Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

Granite Shoals voters to ‘reconfirm’ $3 million in road bonds in November

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Although already approved, Granite Shoals city leaders want to make sure they still have residents’ support for a $3 million bond issue for a scaled-down version of upgrades to the city’s main roadways. (more…)

Fall Resource Fair brings together organizations that help low-income residents

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties wants people to be able to find government help when they need it. The nonprofit organization, which offers social services such as Meals on Wheels and economic opportunity programs, is hosting a Fall Resource Fair. (more…)

Faith Academy cancels football game due to shortage of players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With only 10 players available to play against Waco Reicher on Friday, Oct. 20, Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the decision to cancel the football game against the Cougars. Head coach Pete Rhoades announced the decision Oct. 16. (more…)

Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Even a little more than 30 years ago, dialing 911 in the Highland Lakes wasn’t going to get you emergency services, even though school children were learning to do just that in class. Only two Texas cities at that time had true 911 services: Houston and Lubbock. (more…)

Pickleball courts coming to Horseshoe Bay’s Martin Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — A foundation grant has laid the groundwork for Horseshoe Bay officials to install two pickleball courts at Martin Park. Pickleball is played on a court with a net and paddles, combining aspects of ping pong, tennis, and badminton. (more…)

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — For the Burnet Bulldogs, Friday the 13th’s chills didn’t include Jason Voorhees but a big dose of Cayden Johnson, Erik Hart, and Brayden Mathis, and a dash of Tyrick James. (more…)

Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

17 October 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals voters to ‘reconfirm’ $3 million in road bonds in November

17 October 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Although already approved, Granite Shoals city leaders want to make sure they still have residents’ support for a $3 million bond issue for a scaled-down version of upgrades to the city’s main roadways. (more…)

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Fall Resource Fair brings together organizations that help low-income residents

17 October 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties wants people to be able to find government help when they need it. The nonprofit organization, which offers social services such as Meals on Wheels and economic opportunity programs, is hosting a Fall Resource Fair. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls assistant coach Jared Garza works with the quarterbacks during a recent practice. The Flames have canceled their Oct. 20 game against Waco Reicher due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy cancels football game due to shortage of players

17 October 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With only 10 players available to play against Waco Reicher on Friday, Oct. 20, Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the decision to cancel the football game against the Cougars. Head coach Pete Rhoades announced the decision Oct. 16. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

16 October 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Even a little more than 30 years ago, dialing 911 in the Highland Lakes wasn’t going to get you emergency services, even though school children were learning to do just that in class. Only two Texas cities at that time had true 911 services: Houston and Lubbock. (more…)

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Pickleball is fast becoming a popular sport. Pictured are enthusiasts Patrick O’Malley and Rebecca Kashdan on Oct. 16 at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Pickleball courts coming to Horseshoe Bay’s Martin Park

16 October 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — A foundation grant has laid the groundwork for Horseshoe Bay officials to install two pickleball courts at Martin Park. Pickleball is played on a court with a net and paddles, combining aspects of ping pong, tennis, and badminton. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

16 October 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

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Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

14 October 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — For the Burnet Bulldogs, Friday the 13th’s chills didn’t include Jason Voorhees but a big dose of Cayden Johnson, Erik Hart, and Brayden Mathis, and a dash of Tyrick James. (more…)

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