Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet’s will be ‘challenge’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is saying goodbye to District 25-5A in the 2016-17 school year with the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, which was announced Feb. 1. The Mustangs’ new District 26-5A will be in place for two years. (more…)

Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A select group of bowhunters might have another hunting spot this fall, but it’s not on a Highland Lakes ranch; it’s within the city of Granite Shoals. (more…)

Burnet County to bring back election functions to square

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Renovations are underway on a building, slated for election functions, bringing the process closer to the Burnet County Courthouse just off the square. Burnet County Commissioners approved the purchase of the building, 106 W. Washington St., on Jan. 26 for approximately $88,500. (more…)

Horseshoe Bay council votes to allow open carry at public meetings

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — As the open carry law takes hold in the state of Texas, local public entities have grappled with whether to allow firearms in their buildings to address what they perceive as gaps in the statute. (more…)

Marble Falls votes to raise rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19. The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director […]

Newest Bertram police officer hitting streets on four feet

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — The Bertram Police Department is adding a new officer in February, one with a nose for crime, one might say. “We’re so fortunate to get this addition,” Bertram Chief J.J. Wilson said. “We had a local businessman and resident step forward with a nice donation to make this happen.” (more…)

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016

05 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016, 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 […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2016

05 February 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2016, 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 […]

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Llano man gets 15 years for stealing $1,600 worth of necklaces

04 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man who admitted to stealing several necklaces valued at approximately $1,600 will spend up to 15 years in prison. Matthew Wayne Manning, 46, of Llano pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s court to organized retail theft. He asked for the jury to sentence him. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker (left) and Ethan Reed at their signing ceremony Feb. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs Ryan Becker, Ethan Reed headed to SMU and Abilene Christian

04 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker and Ethan Reed weren’t the only winners on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Becker signed to play for Southern Methodist University, while Reed will play for Abilene Christian University as a preferred walk-on. (more…)

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Infrastructure at center of Llano city manager’s termination

03 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — In a 3-2 vote, the Llano City Council terminated City Manager Brenton Lewis during the Feb. 1 council meeting. Mayor Mike Reagor, who doesn’t vote on council issues unless there is a tie, said the council cited several reasons for firing Lewis as well as reasons to keep him. But […]

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Burnet High School senior softball player Vanessa Escamilla (seated) signs her letter of intent to play for Cisco College on Feb. 3 Celebrating the day with her are Stephanie Bledsoe (standing, left), the wife of head coach Corey Bledsoe (center), and assistant coach Brent Kelley. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet softball’s Vanessa Escamilla signs with Cisco

03 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior softball player Vanessa Escamilla signed a letter of intent to play for Cisco College on Feb. 3, which was National Signing Day. (more…)

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Task force arrests 'Most Wanted' Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

02 February 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

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After three years of trying, Johnson Park in Marble Falls is receiving a Lone Star Legacy Park designation from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. Staff photo by David Bean

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

02 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Highland Lakes high school football schedules taking shape

02 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While some high school football coaches still hadn’t finalized which weeks their teams would host and travel during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, they did know who they would play soon after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1. Season openers are Aug. 26. (more…)

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New license plate readers alert Burnet County constables to warrants

01 February 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Two Burnet County constables now have new technology that will help them locate people with traffic warrants and assist in finding lost seniors and abducted children. (more…)

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Granite Shoals residents to vote on sales tax increase for roads

01 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Looking for ways to raise money for road improvements, Granite Shoals leaders will ask residents to consider increasing the city sales tax to 2 percent when they go to the polls during a special election May 7. Council members approved the special election during their regular meeting […]

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Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet's will be 'challenge'

Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet’s will be ‘challenge’

01 February 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is saying goodbye to District 25-5A in the 2016-17 school year with the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, which was announced Feb. 1. The Mustangs’ new District 26-5A will be in place for two years. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 22-28, 2016

29 January 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Jan. 22-28, 2016, 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 Jan. 19-25, 2016

29 January 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Jan. 19-25, 2016, 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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