Spicewood neighborhood seeks to incorporate in fight against proposed rock crusher

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS DOUBLE HORN — If they get their way, residents near Double Horn Creek might be residents of Burnet County’s newest town. Added to the Burnet County Commissioners Court agenda for Sept. 25 is an item from residents looking to incorporate in order to gain control over a proposed rock quarry near […]

With recent rain and more to come, Marble Falls down to Stage 1; events may be affected

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS – Texans know the weather can change quickly. In the matter of weeks, the Highland Lakes has seen severe drought and burn bans then large amounts of rain postponing outdoor events. (more…)

Business Roundup: News in brief from across the Highland Lakes

Here’s a quick look at business happenings in the area: ANNIVERSARIES • Save the World Brewing Co. is holding a fourth anniversary party from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets are on sale. Six new beers have been added, and there will be food vendors. The brewery has expanded its outdoor seating area and parking. Family-friendly […]

UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

New turf at Mustang Stadium part of bond package on ballot; reason is safety, officials say

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Just before the 2018 football season started, Wade Whiteside and his son, Braidon, were looking at photos of Mustang Stadium from a few years ago. (more…)

Marble Falls Fire Rescue can hire 3 firefighters with Department of Homeland Security grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A Department of Homeland Security grant will enable Marble Falls Fire Rescue to add three firefighters to the department, putting an additional crew member on each shift. (more…)

Granite Shoals City Council passes property tax rate

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — During a special meeting Sept. 18, the Granite Shoals City Council passed an ad-valorem property tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The new tax rate is 59.6 cents per $100 valuation, up from 56.313 cents for the 2017-18 fiscal year. (more…)

Marble Falls City Council settles on tax rate, more than doubles funding for park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council tackled several budgetary-related items during its regular Sept. 18 meeting, including adopting a 2018-19 tax rate. (more…)

All Llano on homecoming in 38-7 win over Lago Vista

All Llano on homecoming in 38-7 win over Lago Vista

21 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team made sure it was a fantastic homecoming with a 38-7 drubbing of Lago Vista on Sept. 21. (more…)

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Michael Wright shows his opposition to a planned quarry and rock crusher on 281 acres next to the Double Horn Creek subdivision during a Sept. 8 rally. Wright, who lives in Double Horn Creek, fears the facility would increase the amount of dust and traffic in the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood neighborhood seeks to incorporate in fight against proposed rock crusher

21 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS DOUBLE HORN — If they get their way, residents near Double Horn Creek might be residents of Burnet County’s newest town. Added to the Burnet County Commissioners Court agenda for Sept. 25 is an item from residents looking to incorporate in order to gain control over a proposed rock quarry near […]

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Forecasted rain in the area Sept. 21-23 could affect weekend events such as the opening of Sweet Berry Farm’s fall season. Staff photo by Jared Fields

With recent rain and more to come, Marble Falls down to Stage 1; events may be affected

21 September 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS – Texans know the weather can change quickly. In the matter of weeks, the Highland Lakes has seen severe drought and burn bans then large amounts of rain postponing outdoor events. (more…)

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At a recent tour of the Hill Country Memorial Obstetrics Department, nurses Wynter Doyal (left) and Rene Griffin greeted prospective parents and displayed a ‘baby box’ designed to keep an infant safe while sleeping. Courtesy photo

Business Roundup: News in brief from across the Highland Lakes

21 September 2018

Here’s a quick look at business happenings in the area: ANNIVERSARIES • Save the World Brewing Co. is holding a fourth anniversary party from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets are on sale. Six new beers have been added, and there will be food vendors. The brewery has expanded its outdoor seating area and parking. Family-friendly […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 14-20, 2018

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 14-20, 2018

21 September 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Sept 14-20, 2018, 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 period of Sept. 10-16, 2018

Llano County Jail bookings for period of Sept. 10-16, 2018

21 September 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Sept. 10-16, 2018, 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 of […]

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The Burnet AgriLife Extension building in Burnet was the setting for an information meeting Sept 19 where nearly 100 people came to ask questions to organizers of the Nov. 1-4 UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival. Burnet County Judge James Oakley addressed the crowd before the meeting began. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Hayden Wells scores one of his two touchdowns during the 34-14 win over Burnet on Sept. 7. The Mustangs have a 2-1 start to the season. They will enjoy a bye Sept. 21 before starting District 13-5A Division II play against Georgetown East View. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls recharges this week before starting district play at Georgetown East View

20 September 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is thoroughly enjoying a well-earned bye this week. And they’ll need it as they recharge for district play starting next week. (more…)

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