Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judge on Sept. 22 sentenced a 65-year-old pilot who landed at the Llano Municipal Airport with 206 pounds of hydroponic marijuana to 37 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. (more…)

Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-12 in district opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 42-12 to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 22 to begin District 26-5A play. But it didn’t start that way for the Mustangs (2-2, 0-1). (more…)

Pecan weevils’ range is growing, warns AgriLife Extension expert

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM COLLEGE STATION — Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are being urged to watch for pecan weevils, which can decimate a crop right up to harvest. “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in areas where it’s never been found,” said Bill Ree, a Texas A&M […]

Deafness doesn’t block Marble Falls defensive lineman from goals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Part of the thrill of competing under the Friday night lights is hearing the roar of the crowd and the band playing the school’s fight song. But Marble Falls High School football player Ernesto Castenada has a different experience. (more…)

Burnet beats Austin Crockett 33-32 in late-game comeback

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — Austin Crockett quarterback Ryan Waugh’s face said it all as he knelt on the Burnet sidelines after getting tackled and sliding out of bounds. It was as if he was thinking, “How did it come to this?” (more…)

Historic Fuchs House in Horseshoe Bay to undergo refurbishment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Community leaders plan to breath new life into the historic Fuchs House, which has roots in the early pioneer settlements of Burnet County. Pronounced “Fox” House by many, the former dwelling, with its modern-day address in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, was built by Conrad L. Fuchs in […]

Marble Falls opens district play at San Antonio Alamo Heights

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — For members of District 26-5A, the real football season begins Friday, Sept. 22. Marble Falls High School (2-1, 0-0) will drive south to face San Antonio Alamo Heights (1-2, 0-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Harry B. Orem Stadium, 150 E. Fair Oaks Place in San Antonio. (more…)

Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a new Marble Falls apartment community with an adjacent commercial component said they will fill a niche in the housing market for those who settle in the area in the midst of a budding health care industry. (more…)

Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

Pilot who landed pot-filled plane in Llano gets 37 months for drug trafficking

25 September 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judge on Sept. 22 sentenced a 65-year-old pilot who landed at the Llano Municipal Airport with 206 pounds of hydroponic marijuana to 37 months in federal prison for drug trafficking. (more…)

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Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-12 in district opener

Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-12 in district opener

22 September 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 42-12 to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 22 to begin District 26-5A play. But it didn’t start that way for the Mustangs (2-2, 0-1). (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council approved a resolution Sept. 19 opposing a proposed rock crusher plant on U.S. 281 just south of the city limits. The city also is taking steps to annex 1,200 acres in the area, including several hundred acres of the ranch on which the proposed rock crusher would sit. The Horseshoe Bay City Council adopted a similar resolution opposing the rock crusher. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is taking public comments on the proposed rock crusher’s air-quality permit until Oct. 9. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls eyes annexation of 1,200 acres, part of rock crusher site

22 September 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls is considering annexing approximately 1,200 acres southwest of the U.S. 281-Texas 71 intersection, including a parcel of a ranch where a proposed rock crusher has drawn the ire of nearby residents. (more…)

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Pecan weevils are on the move, experts say. Photo by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Bill Ree

Pecan weevils’ range is growing, warns AgriLife Extension expert

22 September 2017

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM COLLEGE STATION — Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are being urged to watch for pecan weevils, which can decimate a crop right up to harvest. “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in areas where it’s never been found,” said Bill Ree, a Texas A&M […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre Executive Director Mike Rademaekers (left) and theater board President Linda DiFede (right) thank the Martin Foundation, represented by Larson Lloyd, Charlie Keiser, Frank Reilly, and Robert Klaeger (not pictured), for the foundation’s generous donation of $10,000. Courtesy photo

Nonprofit Hill Country Community Theatre receives Martin Foundation donation

22 September 2017

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre recently received $10,000 from the Martin Foundation. Foundation trustees Charlie Keiser, Robert Klaeger, and Larson Lloyd donated the money to the nonprofit theater, whose mission is to present and promote quality theater and related programs that entertain, educate, and encourage community support of performance arts. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Deafness doesn’t block Marble Falls defensive lineman from goals

22 September 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Part of the thrill of competing under the Friday night lights is hearing the roar of the crowd and the band playing the school’s fight song. But Marble Falls High School football player Ernesto Castenada has a different experience. (more…)

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Burnet High School quarterback Chandler Galban hangs tight to the ball during a 19-yard run as several Austin Crockett Cougars try to bring him down and strip the ball. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet beats Austin Crockett 33-32 in late-game comeback

22 September 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — Austin Crockett quarterback Ryan Waugh’s face said it all as he knelt on the Burnet sidelines after getting tackled and sliding out of bounds. It was as if he was thinking, “How did it come to this?” (more…)

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Burnet County officials have launched a partnership with the city of Horseshoe Bay to preserve an historic home in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, located on Thanksgiving Mountain. Courtesy photo

Historic Fuchs House in Horseshoe Bay to undergo refurbishment

21 September 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Community leaders plan to breath new life into the historic Fuchs House, which has roots in the early pioneer settlements of Burnet County. Pronounced “Fox” House by many, the former dwelling, with its modern-day address in the 1300 block of Stagecoach, was built by Conrad L. Fuchs in […]

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