Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)

Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BERTRAM — The days of baking only a handful of Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cakes at a time might be over for Bridget and Will McCoy after the couple nabbed first place in the 2017 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. (more…)

Burnet defense ‘tough and physical’ in intersquad scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School starting varsity offense earned two first downs in its intersquad scrimmage against the starting defense Aug. 12 as the Bulldogs wrapped up the first week of training camp. (more…)

Llano County declines defunding jail in 2017-18 budget

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Llano County commissioners approved a proposed budget Aug. 14 that included continued funding for Llano County Jail operations. This followed an outcry from local law enforcement, who rejected a consideration to house all inmates at the Burnet County Jail, officials said. (more…)

Granite Shoals proposes property tax rate bump to increase fire protection

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is proposing to nudge up the property tax rate by about 1.6 cents, but residents still have time to put in their two cents about the change. (more…)

Kingsland man dies after boat hits retaining wall on Lake LBJ

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department investigators are reconstructing a suspected accident scene on Lake LBJ where a Kingsland man died following a boat crash Aug. 13. (more…)

Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s first practice of fall training camp Aug. 14 was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of work. (more…)

Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

16 August 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)

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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

16 August 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

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Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

16 August 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BERTRAM — The days of baking only a handful of Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cakes at a time might be over for Bridget and Will McCoy after the couple nabbed first place in the 2017 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 9-15

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 9-15

16 August 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 9-15, 2017 according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 8-14

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 8-14

16 August 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 8-14, 2017, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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The Burnet High School varsity scrimmage Aug. 12 featured projected starters on both sides of the ball, including the offensive and defensive lines. The defense didn’t give up a first down until the final drive of the hour-long intersquad scrimmage. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet defense ‘tough and physical’ in intersquad scrimmage

15 August 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School starting varsity offense earned two first downs in its intersquad scrimmage against the starting defense Aug. 12 as the Bulldogs wrapped up the first week of training camp. (more…)

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Llano County commissioners approved a proposed budget Aug. 14 that included fully funding the county jail, which faced potential closure of inmate housing operations to help decrease county expenses. Photo from Llano County’s Facebook page

Llano County declines defunding jail in 2017-18 budget

14 August 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Llano County commissioners approved a proposed budget Aug. 14 that included continued funding for Llano County Jail operations. This followed an outcry from local law enforcement, who rejected a consideration to house all inmates at the Burnet County Jail, officials said. (more…)

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Granite Shoals City Hall

Granite Shoals proposes property tax rate bump to increase fire protection

14 August 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council is proposing to nudge up the property tax rate by about 1.6 cents, but residents still have time to put in their two cents about the change. (more…)

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