Memorial Day kicks off a week of 100-degree weather, sunny skies

MARBLE FALLS — Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the Highland Lakes will get an early blast of the season with seven days of 100-degree heat starting Memorial Day. (more…)

Llano County investigators and DEA round up drug suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities conducted a sweep of 20 drug suspects in a joint operation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety after a seven-month-long investigation targeting drug dealers in Llano and surrounding counties. (more…)

School shootings prompt officials to place police officers on all Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, prompted Burnet and Bertram city and school officials to approve officers for the 2018-19 school year on all school campuses in Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

Masters champion Patrick Reed reopens Horseshoe Bay’s Ram Rock Golf Course with opening drive, plea to higher power

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — The grand reopening of Ram Rock Golf Course drew a special visitor, who had the honor of hitting the first shot off the tee: 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed.  (more…)

Messy Llano High School senior ‘prank’ results in broken equipment, students disciplined

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Several Llano High School seniors face disciplinary action after they were involved in an after-hours “prank” at the campus that included damaging equipment and moving around furniture, according to a statement by Llano Independent School District administrators. (more…)

Beloved Marble Falls track coach and mentor Anthony Torns taking private coaching job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With 10 meters to go at the District 26-5A meet April 5, Marble Falls High School’s Gisela Mata was on her way to winning the junior varsity 1600-meter run. Mata had pulled away from the pack with 300 meters to go and left no doubt she was going […]

PRIMARY RUNOFFS: Beierle, Hurst win in Burnet County, Riggs in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The results are in for the primary runoff elections in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton ‘shocked’ after school lets him go

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls contacted athletic director Randy Denton on May 22 to inform him the school was going in a different direction. (more…)

Cassi Sultemeier is the Marble Falls ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Marble Falls school district chooses teachers of the year

25 May 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to begin thinking of summer, but Marble Falls Independent School District officials are also thinking about their top teachers. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School Principal Roger Barr (left) accepts a check May 21 from the Marble Falls Education Foundation, which is represented by Mike Oosse and Gene Baker of Johnson Sewell Ford Lincoln. The money will fund Learn A Lattè – Coffee Shop Collaboration, which will create collaborative learning spaces outside the classroom in school common areas to enable students to work with each other and learn from multiple perspectives while exploring solutions through problem solving. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Education Foundation grants fund several innovative MFISD projects

25 May 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As the Marble Falls Education Foundation Prize Posse presented check after check after check from the Grants for Great Ideas program to Marble Falls Independent School District teachers, there was loud cheering, plenty of hugs, and even tears. (more…)

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Memorial Day kicks off a week of 100-degree weather, sunny skies

25 May 2018

MARBLE FALLS — Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the Highland Lakes will get an early blast of the season with seven days of 100-degree heat starting Memorial Day. (more…)

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(Top, from left) Chance Adrian Adverse Braziel, 21; Jeremy Elmer Helterbran, 37; and Pennie Joanna Hodge, 29; (bottom, from left) Coquetta Elaine Morgan, 27; Kalley Jo Odom, 36; and Robert Robinson, 62.

Llano County investigators and DEA round up drug suspects

24 May 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Authorities conducted a sweep of 20 drug suspects in a joint operation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public Safety after a seven-month-long investigation targeting drug dealers in Llano and surrounding counties. (more…)

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Burnet Patrol Officer Mark Edwards visited Shady Grove Elementary on May 16 for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has approved a full-time school resource officer for each of its campuses starting next school year. Courtesy photo

School shootings prompt officials to place police officers on all Burnet CISD campuses

24 May 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, prompted Burnet and Bertram city and school officials to approve officers for the 2018-19 school year on all school campuses in Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

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Masters champion Patrick Reed reopens Horseshoe Bay's Ram Rock Golf Course with opening drive, plea to higher power

Masters champion Patrick Reed reopens Horseshoe Bay’s Ram Rock Golf Course with opening drive, plea to higher power

24 May 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — The grand reopening of Ram Rock Golf Course drew a special visitor, who had the honor of hitting the first shot off the tee: 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed.  (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives presented a $44,950 grant to Bertram Volunteer Fire Department on May 23. The department will use the grant for defibrillators and to repair the fire station’s roof. The grant is part of the LCRA’s Community Development Program. Pictured are LCRA Chief of Staff Clint Harp (left), LCRA Governmental Affairs representative Steve Dyer, Bertram VFD Chief Bobby Huffstuttler, PEC CEO Julie Parsley, LCRA board member Lori A. Berger, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson, Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 4 Commissioner John White, ESD No. 4 Commissioner Carol Ann Young, ESD No. 4 commissioner Kim Dickinson, and Burnet County Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall. Courtesy photo

Bertram Volunteer Fire Department gets new roof thanks to LCRA and PEC grant

24 May 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — After suffering through many days and nights under a bad roof, Bertram Volunteer Fire Department crews as well as residents seeking refuge in storms, will have a new roof over their heads thanks to a Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative grant. (more…)

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative board candidates in District 1: Donna Holland Wilcox, Frank Haskell, and Milton Rister.

Online voting begins May 24 for PEC board election candidates in districts 1, 6, and 7

23 May 2018

SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE JOHNSON CITY —  Voting gets underway Thursday, May 24, in Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s annual board election. PEC members are choosing from among candidates in districts 1, 6, and 7. (more…)

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