28-year-old man dies in accidental drowning on Lake Buchanan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAKE BUCHANAN — A Mexican national died July 23, a day after he fell off a floating tube into Lake Buchanan at Llano County Park during a weekend outing, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department report. (more…)

Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletes don’t have to go looking for a place to get their workouts in anymore since the school opened a 4,600-square-foot facility on its campus. (more…)

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Concerns about a rising heat index have prompted emergency officials to send out a warning and offer advice to avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. (more…)

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)

28-year-old man dies in accidental drowning on Lake Buchanan

28-year-old man dies in accidental drowning on Lake Buchanan

24 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAKE BUCHANAN — A Mexican national died July 23, a day after he fell off a floating tube into Lake Buchanan at Llano County Park during a weekend outing, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department report. (more…)

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Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

24 July 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletes don’t have to go looking for a place to get their workouts in anymore since the school opened a 4,600-square-foot facility on its campus. (more…)

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The Tex’s Waves Swim Team celebrated a successful Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region 3 swim meet July 15 at Landa Park Aquatic Complex in New Braunfels. Tex’s Waves swimmer are Brynlie Tappe (left), who earned two fourth-place finishes; Hayden Brown, who earned one first-, one third-, one fourth-, and one sixth-place finish; Katelyn LaJoie, who earned two firsts, one second, and one third; and Julianna LaJoie, who earned one fifth and one eighth. Hayden Brown and Kately LaJoie earned a berth in the 2017 TAAF Summer Games of Texas on July 27-30 at the Edinburg Water Park in Edinburg. Courtesy photo

Information meeting July 25 in Burnet for Tex’s Waves youth swim team

24 July 2017

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Coach James Cole is well aware of the Tex’s Waves swim team’s history and background, and that’s one reason he’s working to drum up attention and enthusiasm for the program, which is based out of the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

21 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

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Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

21 July 2017

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)

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First State Bank of Burnet is located at Washington and Pierce streets on the courthouse square in Burnet. Go to fsbburnet.com for more. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

20 July 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

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Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

20 July 2017

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Concerns about a rising heat index have prompted emergency officials to send out a warning and offer advice to avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. (more…)

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PEC warns customers of survey scam, offers protection tips

19 July 2017

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Officials with Pedernales Electric Cooperative are warning members of a “power survey” scam and offering ways to report suspicious activity. On July 17, the cooperative reported that unidentified individuals were approaching customers and claiming to be conducting energy surveys on behalf of the utility. (more…)

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