Sen. Cruz and other officials tour Highland Lakes; among muck and destruction, joy still found

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Highland Lakes on Oct. 17 to view damage caused by recent flooding and offer federal help to Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

NWS: More rain on Friday could cause additional flooding

FROM STAFF REPORTS After days of devastating flooding, the Highland Lakes isn’t out of danger yet. (more…)

What to do if you’ve found a boat or other property in the floods

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an online database to help locate owners of boats or other water recreational vehicles that have been washed away by floodwaters. Search the database by vehicle registration number (on the side after “TX”) and find the owner’s name and address. (more…)

When do you need a permit for flood-damaged properties?

FROM THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS: REQUIRES A PERMIT: Roof repair/replacement ALL structural repairs Mechanical system repairs Electrical repairs Plumbing repairs All permit fees related to flood damages that occurred in October 2018 will be waived. It is the city’s goal to ensure any permitted work is built to safe building standards and codes adopted […]

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

From the city of Marble Falls: Recent flooding has caused damage to the city of Marble Falls water plant resulting in the implementation of Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan. Residents must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately. According to the city’s plan, nonessential usage includes: irrigation of […]

Officials: Preparation saves Granite Shoals from severe damage; water safe to drink

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Manager Jeff Looney and Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith drove through their city Oct. 17 to see the damage done from floodwaters and rain Oct. 16. The two said they hardly saw any. (more…)

LCRA: As river flows decrease, flood operations still underway in ‘historic’ event

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority is reminding Highland Lakes residents that though Llano River flows have decreased since early Tuesday, Oct. 16, flood operations are still underway throughout the chain of lakes. (more…)

Tripp Goodman waves the American flag during a visit to his grandparents’ home by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (left) and U.S. Sen/ Ted Cruz. Tripp’s grandfather, Gary Simmank (next to Cruz), his father, Casey Goodman (second from right), and mother, Valerie Goodman (right), were cleaning out the home Oct. 17 following the flood the day before that inundated the residence with water and mud. Cruz and Buckingham stopped by during a tour of the affected area. They met with a number of homeowners and volunteers who were cleaning out homes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sen. Cruz and other officials tour Highland Lakes; among muck and destruction, joy still found

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Highland Lakes on Oct. 17 to view damage caused by recent flooding and offer federal help to Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

NWS: More rain on Friday could cause additional flooding

18 October 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS After days of devastating flooding, the Highland Lakes isn’t out of danger yet. (more…)

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This boat washed up during flooding in Kingsland. Staff photo by David Bean

What to do if you’ve found a boat or other property in the floods

18 October 2018

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an online database to help locate owners of boats or other water recreational vehicles that have been washed away by floodwaters. Search the database by vehicle registration number (on the side after “TX”) and find the owner’s name and address. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior defensive lineman Gabriel Perez tackled Brenham senior running back lloby Watts during the Cubs’ 41-21 win over the Mustangs on Oct. 12. The Mustangs will try to regroup in the midst of destructive flooding in the city as they travel to Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 West in Cedar Creek, to take on the Bastrop Bears on Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Ludecke Photography

Marble Falls-Bastrop game moved to Saturday due to flooding; Mustangs on the road

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Knowing their players’ hearts and minds were on helping their families, friends, and neighbors following the devastating Oct. 16 floods, sports administrators at Marble Falls and Bastrop high schools decided to move their District 13-5A Division II contest to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 […]

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Llano Yellow Jackets on the road against state-ranked Cuero

Llano Yellow Jackets on the road against state-ranked Cuero

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO While the task may be huge for the Llano High School football team, the fact the Yellow Jackets will board a bus to go to Cuero on Friday, Oct. 19, is considered a success. (more…)

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The Faith Academy Flames took to their new field Friday, Oct. 12, for the first time in a game. The Faith Academy Britton Track and Field is part of a building project by the private Christian school. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Flames host Round Rock Concordia; homecoming game moved to next week

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After rain and flooding Oct. 16 kept Faith Academy of Marble Falls from opening its doors, the Flames football team will give students, staff, alumni, and fans something to cheer for when it welcomes Round Rock Concordia at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. (more…)

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Burnet freshman running back Devonte Miller hurdled a Lampasas Badger tackler during the Bulldogs’ 56-7 loss Oct. 12. The Bulldogs travel to Fischer on Oct. 19 to take on Canyon Lake. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Photo by Brie Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs face undefeated Fischer Canyon Lake

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team is trying to even its District 13-4A Division I record, but the Bulldogs will be facing one of the top teams in Class 4A Division I: Fischer Canyon Lake.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Hawk Stadium, 8555 FM 32 in Fischer. (more…)

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Debris cleanup guidelines for Burnet County residents outside the city limits

18 October 2018

  FROM BURNET COUNTY: The following guide has been developed for managing and disposing of debris associated with flood cleanup in Burnet County areas outside of city limits. As much as possible, separate debris into piles: • branches and vegetation that can go into a wood chipper; • metal and appliances (remove food items); • […]

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