Roger Staubach’s biggest pass wasn’t with the Cowboys

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — After a professional football career that included several trips to the Super Bowl and a college career at the Naval Academy along with winning the Heisman Trophy, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had to really dig through his gridiron years when it came to picking his […]

Military flags, Warrior’s Walk coming to Johnson Park veterans memorial

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — To continue honoring those who donned a uniform for this nation, the Marble Falls Rotary Club is adding to the veterans memorial area at Johnson Park. The project will add flags from each of the five branches of the military as well as a Warrior’s Walk trail. […]

Faith Academy trainers keep it all together (with plenty of tape)

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — It takes plenty of rolls of medical tape to ensure the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players can compete without thinking of anything other than their assignments. Lots of tape. (more…)

Suspected Atkins Pharmacy burglar caught due to parking lot chat

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  When Kevin Atkins of Atkins Pharmacy, 701 Third St., decided to work a little longer on a remodel at his business after hours Sept. 6, he had no idea he would have a conversation with the man who would be accused of burglarizing his store a day […]

Job-training program seeks to include industrial trades with EDC assistance

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A job-training program offering free tuition has proposed expanding to include trades such as plumbing and electrical with potential seed money from the state and the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., officials said. (more…)

Spicewood family’s conservation efforts restore ranch’s productivity

MELISSA BLAIR • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Becky Sultemeier and her husband, Shelby, run a Red Brangus cattle operation on their 1,100-acre property that straddles the Travis-Blanco county line near Spicewood. The property has been in the family since the 1930s and originally belonged to Becky’s grandparents, Coke and Helen Hollingsworth, and father, Archie Hollingsworth. […]

Hotel developer signs Marble Falls EDC contract tied to jobs and profits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a hotel conference center project have agreed in a contract to create several dozen jobs and pay a portion of profits to the city on land adjacent to Lake Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

Officials discuss bridge below Wirtz Dam as solution to 281 traffic

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Burnet County Judge James Oakley was first elected to the Burnet County Commissioners Court in 1998 as Precinct 4 commissioner, he began advocating for an improved bridge below Wirtz Dam as a way to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 281 and through Marble Falls. (more…)

Marble Falls winless in district after loss to Medina Valley

23 September 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER CASTROVILLE — The Marble Falls High School football team dropped its second consecutive District 26-5A game, losing 35-21 to Medina Valley on Sept. 23. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs stay unbeaten with 32-6 win against Llano

23 September 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Burnet Bulldogs defense played a tremendous game against the Llano Yellow Jackets on Sept. 23, forcing at least four fumbles and one interception as the Bulldogs won 32-6. (more…)

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Michele Kesler was one of numerous individuals to listen to legendery Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach speak during a gathering of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Sept. 21. The two posed for a photo. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Roger Staubach’s biggest pass wasn’t with the Cowboys

23 September 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — After a professional football career that included several trips to the Super Bowl and a college career at the Naval Academy along with winning the Heisman Trophy, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had to really dig through his gridiron years when it came to picking his […]

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Burnet CISD accepting nominations for Hall of Honor

23 September 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 class of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay raises utility and tax rates, OKs $4M in bonds

22 September 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — With an eye on a water plant expansion project and keeping utility rates down, Horseshoe Bay city leaders have raised the tax rate a penny while approving an almost $15 million budget. (more…)

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Burnet’s Drew Kiser keeps his eye on the ball even as an Austin Crockett Cougar moves in for a hit. Kiser and the Bulldogs beat Crockett 44-18 on Sept. 17 at Bulldog Field and improved to 4-0. The Bulldogs travel to Llano on Sept. 23 to take on the Yellow Jackets with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 7 p.m. pregame. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet and Llano football square off in longtime rivalry

22 September 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Longtime rivals Burnet and Llano are meeting at Llano Stadium to renew acquaintances on the gridiron. The two square off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the stadium, 400 Texas 71 East. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with […]

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