Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Recent rains have provided enough moisture to allow officials in Burnet and Llano counties to lift burn bans, and more wet weather could be in the forecast for the weekend, officials say. (more…)

Rudy Davalos recognized for sports career with lifetime achievement award

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — Lifelong friends and family members came far and wide to help honor former University of Houston and University of Texas-San Antonio athletics director Rudy Davalos on Aug. 15. (more…)

Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted in connection with a stolen red 2003 Ford F150 pickup. (more…)

Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — Authorities arrested a Blanco County kidnapping and sexual assault suspect Aug. 18 using social media to coax him to surrender in Bexar County, officials say. (more…)

As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The summer break officially ends for many students Aug. 22, though some have until Aug. 23, but school and law enforcement officials caution all drivers to pay attention to the increase in traffic. Marble Falls and Llano students head back to class Aug. 22, while Burnet students return Aug. […]

Heavy rain leads to swiftwater rescues in Tobyville and Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER TOBYVILLE — Emergency crews and good samaritans rescued motorists Aug. 17 in two incidents as swift water from torrential rain the past several days overtook a number of low-water crossings across the area, officials say. (more…)

Marble Falls quarry again seeks to expand, raising environmental concerns

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A rock quarry has rekindled its efforts to expand in two areas in Burnet County while opponents say they have yet to give up the fight to protect air and water quality. (more…)

Burnet CISD upgrades campuses, facilities before new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Facility improvements across Burnet Consolidated Independent School District highlighted the past several months as administrators and staff members put the final touches in time for the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Teachers at Burnet Elementary School have been moving their classrooms to Shady Grove Elementary, which reopens […]

Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

23 August 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Recent rains have provided enough moisture to allow officials in Burnet and Llano counties to lift burn bans, and more wet weather could be in the forecast for the weekend, officials say. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School Starlettes varsity and junior varsity squads are preparing for the 2016 football and competition season, which requires hours of work and practice to master the dozen or so routines and dances for the new school year. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls High School Starlettes shine with spirit and strength

23 August 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Every step, every move comes down to one thing: execution. And for the Marble Falls High School Starlettes, that means taking a complex routine — actually eight or more — and breaking it down piece by piece. (more…)

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Former University of Texas-San Antonio and University of Houston athletics director Rudy Davalos (left) accepts the Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement award from Jared Mosley, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Rudy Davalos recognized for sports career with lifetime achievement award

22 August 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — Lifelong friends and family members came far and wide to help honor former University of Houston and University of Texas-San Antonio athletics director Rudy Davalos on Aug. 15. (more…)

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Burnet officers, DPS nab serial theft and drug suspect after pursuit

22 August 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A serial car thief and burglary suspect remains behind bars after several agencies tracked him down using social media and road spikes after a cross-county pursuit, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

19 August 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted in connection with a stolen red 2003 Ford F150 pickup. (more…)

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Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

Social media helps track Blanco County sex assault suspect to San Antonio

19 August 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — Authorities arrested a Blanco County kidnapping and sexual assault suspect Aug. 18 using social media to coax him to surrender in Bexar County, officials say. (more…)

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