Lady Mustangs rely on guards in 57-43 area-round win over Richmond Foster

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERO CEDAR CREEK — Going into the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s area-round playoff game against Richmond Foster on Feb. 16, there was little question the outcome would be dictated by the guards. (more…)

Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After 26 years, the LakeFest drag boat races appear to have come to a close. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce officials stated that they received a notice from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series that it would be proposing some significant changes for the 2018 event. (more…)

Burnet County magistrate flips the process to help defendants better their lives

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker knows when someone stands before him in his small county jail courtroom, the arrest paperwork sitting on his desk doesn’t tell the entire story, especially when it comes to those battling drug or alcohol issues. Though he’s a judge, Noaker isn’t judging the person for […]

Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls High School students face third-degree felony terroristic threat charges after authorities arrested them Feb. 16 on campus about an hour after the start of school, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

18-wheeler crashes into Johnson City visitors center; damage to be assessed

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and slammed into the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center with such force Feb. 15 that it might have shifted the building’s foundation by 4-5 inches. Police believe speed played a factor in the incident. (more…)

Marble Falls ISD creating STEAM Academy to prepare students for changing future

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Once upon a time, education was fairly uncomplicated. Students walked into class, took a seat, and the teacher stood at the front of the room and taught them “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.” (more…)

Two Cottonwood Shores restaurants close under state comptroller investigations

  UPDATE: On Feb. 14 at 4 p.m., officials at On the Rocks said the eatery was permitted by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office to re-open after updating their fire suppression system.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two restaurants recently closed their doors after the Texas State Comptroller’s Office began investigations into the […]

Morgan Shell: champion of the Sixth Amendment, indigent defense

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN —  The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution doesn’t get the fanfare of the first and second, but to Morgan Shell, it’s a very important one for all Americans. (more…)

Lady Mustangs rely on guards in 57-43 area-round win over Richmond Foster

Lady Mustangs rely on guards in 57-43 area-round win over Richmond Foster

16 February 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERO CEDAR CREEK — Going into the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s area-round playoff game against Richmond Foster on Feb. 16, there was little question the outcome would be dictated by the guards. (more…)

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Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

16 February 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After 26 years, the LakeFest drag boat races appear to have come to a close. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce officials stated that they received a notice from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series that it would be proposing some significant changes for the 2018 event. (more…)

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Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker believes that if he can get defendants with substance abuse issues connected with the programs at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services early in the criminal justice process, the individuals stand a better chance of getting out of the cycle. Courtesy photo

Burnet County magistrate flips the process to help defendants better their lives

16 February 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker knows when someone stands before him in his small county jail courtroom, the arrest paperwork sitting on his desk doesn’t tell the entire story, especially when it comes to those battling drug or alcohol issues. Though he’s a judge, Noaker isn’t judging the person for […]

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Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

16 February 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls High School students face third-degree felony terroristic threat charges after authorities arrested them Feb. 16 on campus about an hour after the start of school, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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School, city candidate filing deadline is Feb. 16

School, city candidate filing deadline is Feb. 16

15 February 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The filing deadline to run for a seat on a city council or school board is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Early voting is April 23 -May 1. The election is May 5. (more…)

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An 18-wheeler slammed into the front porch of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Feb. 15, prompting officials to close the facility due to structural damage. Photo courtesy of Johnson City Police Department

18-wheeler crashes into Johnson City visitors center; damage to be assessed

15 February 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and slammed into the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center with such force Feb. 15 that it might have shifted the building’s foundation by 4-5 inches. Police believe speed played a factor in the incident. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD creating STEAM Academy to prepare students for changing future

15 February 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Once upon a time, education was fairly uncomplicated. Students walked into class, took a seat, and the teacher stood at the front of the room and taught them “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.” (more…)

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On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores was one of two restaurants in the city that closed recently after the Texas State Comptroller’s Office, which handles sales tax collections, launched an investigation into their operations.

Two Cottonwood Shores restaurants close under state comptroller investigations

14 February 2018

  UPDATE: On Feb. 14 at 4 p.m., officials at On the Rocks said the eatery was permitted by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office to re-open after updating their fire suppression system.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two restaurants recently closed their doors after the Texas State Comptroller’s Office began investigations into the […]

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