Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

Burnet County and area agencies to collect old prescription drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Agencies across the country will join forces April 30 to collect unused and outdated medications and other prescription drugs to keep them from getting into the wrong hands as well as harming the environment, officials said. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative also gives residents a chance to […]

Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.  (more…)

Llano County sheriff’s candidate suspends GOP runoff campaign

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A candidate for sheriff has suspended his campaign in the upcoming May 24 runoff election, while the incumbent opponent says he will remain active in his bid to capture the Republican primary nomination. Challenger James Schilling’s name will still appear on the ballot. However, on April 25, he […]

Early voting underway for city, school district elections

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While it might not be as “big” as the Republican and Democratic primaries, local school and city elections play a major role in Highland Lakes communities. The May 7 election features several municipalities and school boards on the ballot. (more…)

Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Bessie Jackson recounted how Johnson Park impacted the Marble Falls community, she shared the story of how, more than 120 years ago, the congregation of St. Frederick Baptist Church first met under some trees in the park. She quickly pointed out that the park hasn’t just welcomed church […]

James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

03 May 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

03 May 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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Kelly Forister joins the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center as its executive director. She brings more than 11 years in children's services, including with Child Protective Services and the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center welcomes new executive director

03 May 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Kelly Forister looks into the face of a child at the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, she doesn’t see a kid making their way “through the system.” (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

30 April 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson

Granite Shoals police chief on paid administrative leave

29 April 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson is on paid administrative leave, City Manager Ken Nickel said April 29 but declined to say why. “I will not comment on personnel,” he said. “He is still a full-time employee. He is being paid with benefits.” (more…)

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Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

29 April 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

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