Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Voters have paved the way for millions of dollars of upgrades to roadways across the city of Llano, and now officials are drafting plans to launch work as soon as this fall. (more…)

Defense shines in Marble Falls football’s Black and White game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Defense set the tone early and often during the Marble Falls High School football team’s Black and White game May 23 to end spring practices. (more…)

Police: Llano man shot and killed in attempted burglary of pizza eatery

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Investigators are sifting through clues after one of two suspects was shot and killed during an attempted burglary, according to the Llano Police Department. (more…)

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1936 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BUCHANAN DAM – The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently struck by vandals and thieves, thousands of dollars in grant funding to replace life-saving equipment. (more…)

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. (more…)

Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — A stretch of RR 1431 east just became a little safer after residents raised concerns after several collisions and close calls at and near the entryway of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

PEC election early and online voting is May 18-June 9

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  JOHNSON CITY — For the first time, Pedernales Electric Cooperative will allow members to select candidates for Districts 2 and 3 using the single-member district method for the upcoming 2017 election. (more…)

Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

Llano eyes plan to fix streets after $4.7 million bond passage

26 May 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Voters have paved the way for millions of dollars of upgrades to roadways across the city of Llano, and now officials are drafting plans to launch work as soon as this fall. (more…)

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PEC’s John Hewa resigns as CEO, returning to Virginia

26 May 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors and Chief Executive Officer John Hewa officially parted ways May 25. The board called an emergency meeting for 1 p.m. May 25 at the PEC headquarters in Johnson City. Hewa was not present at the meeting. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School defensive backs stretch minutes before the start of the Black and White game May 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Defense shines in Marble Falls football’s Black and White game

26 May 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Defense set the tone early and often during the Marble Falls High School football team’s Black and White game May 23 to end spring practices. (more…)

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The Llano Police Department says 29-year-old Robert Sutton (left) of Llano was shot and killed during the attempted burglary of Stonewall’s Pizza, Wings & Things in Llano. A second suspect, Jonathan Tuma, 19, of Tow, was arrested and charged with burglary. Courtesy photos

Police: Llano man shot and killed in attempted burglary of pizza eatery

25 May 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Investigators are sifting through clues after one of two suspects was shot and killed during an attempted burglary, according to the Llano Police Department. (more…)

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Seminar to help civilians stay safe in mass casualty situations

25 May 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Knowing what to do to be an active participant in your own rescue is the focus of a free seminar Wednesday, May 31. “Civilian Response to an Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents” is 1-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet. Advanced registration is […]

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Splash pad event to gather input on Cottonwood Shores parks

25 May 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON COTTONWOOD SHORES — With summer creeping up, Cottonwood Shores parks committee members are looking for input on how to improve the city’s parks. They’re hoping hot dogs and a splash pad will entice people out Saturday, May 27, for fun as well as to share their suggestions. (more…)

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Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

Vandalized Packsaddle Mountain marker in Llano County restored

24 May 2017

EDITED DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — Rancher James Stotts watched as Robert Marshall tapped a new star into a metal wreath on an 1936 Texas Centennial marker commemorating the last recorded battle between Native Americans and settlers in what is now Llano County. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives presented a $24,000 grant to help the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department purchase a system to refill air tanks. The department’s old system was damaged after thieves broke into the facility in January. Pictured are Lt. Wade Williamson (left), department secretary Amanda Lehmann, LCRA board member Lori A. Berger, firefighter Tim Gardner, Capt. Mike Butler, Chief Mark Hutson, Assistant Chief Chad Mitchell, LCRA board member Raymond A. ‘Ray’ Gill Jr., and LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

24 May 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BUCHANAN DAM – The Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently struck by vandals and thieves, thousands of dollars in grant funding to replace life-saving equipment. (more…)

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