Presentation: Border issue isn’t political; it’s a ‘human crisis’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Rev. Mel Hazlewood had always considered immigration a political issue better left to elected officials. However, after a recent journey to the Texas-Mexico border as part of an ACLU-led group and observing immigration courts, Hazlewood changed his mind. He hopes others will look at the challenges on the border and seek […]

Local school districts earn B’s in state accountability ratings

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The three Highland Lakes public school districts scored B’s for overall performance in the latest Texas Education Agency accountability ratings.  Ratings are based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, college/career/military readiness, and graduation rates from the 2018-19 school year. Districts and campuses earn letter grades from A […]

Couple indicted on human trafficking charges related to Bertram residential facility

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A Burnet County grand jury indicted an Alabama couple accused of trafficking boys in association with a Bertram-area residential facility. Gary Wiggins, 49, and Meghann Wiggins, 34, face human trafficking charges related to a July 2018 investigation. According to the grand jury indictment, the two knowingly trafficked four boys and made them […]

Fox News contributor Allen West to speak at GOP picnic

Former U.S Rep. Allen West is the keynote speaker for the Burnet County Republican Picnic on Sunday, September 8, at Bill’s Burgers in Burnet. West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, will be joined by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham and state Rep. Terry Wilson at the event, which is 4-7 p.m. at the Burnet eatery, 306 […]

Marble Falls football shows progress in scrimmage against ranked Lampasas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs football team learned how well they’re progressing on new offensive and defensive schemes. The lessons came in a scrimmage August 16 against the Lampasas Badgers, a squad ranked in the top 10 in many preseason polls. The hosting Badgers outscored the Mustangs 3-2 in the controlled portion […]

Concrete pour begins at Inks Lake State Park boat ramp

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Concrete pouring for the new boat ramp and dock began August 15 at Inks Lake State Park. Park Superintendent Corey Evans said the goal is to have both ramp and dock opened this fall. The original timeline scheduled the ramp to open in mid- to late summer. “We’ve been delayed a […]

Hog dog logs 15,000 miles with his Kingsland owners

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Brew Van Gogh rolls by on his Harley-Davidson donned in leather, he demands attention. No ordinary biker, this 7-year-old broken coat Jack Russell terrier mix has logged more than 15,000 miles on the back of owners Diane and Roy Lenoch’s red, black, and silver Harley. On a recent ride near […]

Faith football shows promise with spread in scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In one play, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Stephen Shipley got his answer on whether his version of the 11-man spread offense could work in the six-man game. It came August 15 during the Flames’ first scrimmage, which was against Giddings State School. Junior quarterback Grayson Poage found […]

Immigration-presentation

Presentation: Border issue isn’t political; it’s a ‘human crisis’

21 August 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Rev. Mel Hazlewood had always considered immigration a political issue better left to elected officials. However, after a recent journey to the Texas-Mexico border as part of an ACLU-led group and observing immigration courts, Hazlewood changed his mind. He hopes others will look at the challenges on the border and seek […]

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Local school districts earn B’s in state accountability ratings

21 August 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The three Highland Lakes public school districts scored B’s for overall performance in the latest Texas Education Agency accountability ratings.  Ratings are based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, college/career/military readiness, and graduation rates from the 2018-19 school year. Districts and campuses earn letter grades from A […]

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Levi Baay

Granite Shoals man faces felony over ‘trash’ on property

20 August 2019

A Granite Shoals man faces a felony charge for not cleaning up his property after numerous requests by the city’s code enforcement department. His lack of response triggered an investigation on April 10 by Burnet County Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil and then-Burnet County Environmental Crimes Investigator Chris Cowan. According to a media release from […]

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Gary and Meghann Wiggins

Couple indicted on human trafficking charges related to Bertram residential facility

19 August 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A Burnet County grand jury indicted an Alabama couple accused of trafficking boys in association with a Bertram-area residential facility. Gary Wiggins, 49, and Meghann Wiggins, 34, face human trafficking charges related to a July 2018 investigation. According to the grand jury indictment, the two knowingly trafficked four boys and made them […]

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Allen West

Fox News contributor Allen West to speak at GOP picnic

19 August 2019

Former U.S Rep. Allen West is the keynote speaker for the Burnet County Republican Picnic on Sunday, September 8, at Bill’s Burgers in Burnet. West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, will be joined by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham and state Rep. Terry Wilson at the event, which is 4-7 p.m. at the Burnet eatery, 306 […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls football shows progress in scrimmage against ranked Lampasas

19 August 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs football team learned how well they’re progressing on new offensive and defensive schemes. The lessons came in a scrimmage August 16 against the Lampasas Badgers, a squad ranked in the top 10 in many preseason polls. The hosting Badgers outscored the Mustangs 3-2 in the controlled portion […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of August 5-11

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of August 5-11

19 August 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of August 5-11, 2019, 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 […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of August 9-15

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of August 9-15

19 August 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of August 9-15, 2019, 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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