Llano County awards debris-removal contract, votes to accept LCRA’s $100,000 donation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More than a month after floodwaters destroyed hundreds of Llano County homes, county commissioners awarded a debris removal contract Nov. 16 to Leander-based TFR Enterprises Inc. (more…)

Two men lead Burnet County deputies on high-speed chase, crash Mini Cooper at high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS One man is behind bars and another in a Williamson County hospital after leading Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase Nov. 17. The pursuit ended with the two suspects’ car rolling over on the Burnet High School campus. (more…)

Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON One of Cowden Ward Jr.’s biggest thrills was sharing his P-51D Mustang Pecos Bill with veterans. The Burnet pilot probably gave hundreds of veterans rides in the classic World War II-era warbird. (more…)

LCRA: Lake LBJ reopens Nov. 17; boaters should use caution due to submerged hazards

FROM STAFF REPORTS One month after historic flooding in the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 16 that Lake LBJ will finally reopen to public use. (more…)

Bertram council votes to extend police chief’s suspension, negotiate separation agreement

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bertram City Council agreed to extend the unpaid suspension of the town’s beleaguered police chief through Dec. 27 and authorized staff to negotiate a separation agreement with him. (more…)

Granite Shoals adding safety striping to help with visibility during road work

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Drivers approaching stop signs on the three Granite Shoals main arteries will get a little “help” in where to stop before moving on. (more…)

Report outlines LCRA’s response to historic Oct. 16 flooding

  CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story included incomplete numbers attributed to Kelly Payne. The LCRA recorded a flow of 375,000 cubic-feet per second coming into the Highland Lakes, and 25,000 cfs leaving the lakes, not 375 and 25 as written.  STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A report on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s flood […]

Grand Bank of Texas signs merger agreement with BancorpSouth

FROM STAFF REPORTS Grand Bank of Texas — with locations in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay — signed a definitive merger agreement with BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS), according to a BancorpSouth Bank media release Nov. 13. (more…)

Llano County commissioners awarded a debris removal contract to TFR Enterprises Inc. during a special-called meeting Nov. 16. The Leander-based company will soon begin the process of removing debris left from the Oct. 16 flood in neighborhoods like this one on Harris Loop in Kingsland. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano County awards debris-removal contract, votes to accept LCRA’s $100,000 donation

19 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More than a month after floodwaters destroyed hundreds of Llano County homes, county commissioners awarded a debris removal contract Nov. 16 to Leander-based TFR Enterprises Inc. (more…)

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Cody Landon Hobgood, 41, of Fort Worth

Two men lead Burnet County deputies on high-speed chase, crash Mini Cooper at high school

19 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS One man is behind bars and another in a Williamson County hospital after leading Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase Nov. 17. The pursuit ended with the two suspects’ car rolling over on the Burnet High School campus. (more…)

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Cowden Ward Jr. died Nov. 17 along with a World War II veteran when the plane in which they were flying, a P-51D Mustang, crashed in Fredericksburg. The aircraft, shown here on a flight a few years ago, was based out of Burnet. Ward had flown many veterans, particularly World War II veterans, in his plane over the years, often traveling to air shows across the country. The identity of the passenger hadn’t been released yet, and the crash is under investigation. File photo by Daniel Clifton

Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

18 November 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON One of Cowden Ward Jr.’s biggest thrills was sharing his P-51D Mustang Pecos Bill with veterans. The Burnet pilot probably gave hundreds of veterans rides in the classic World War II-era warbird. (more…)

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Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

17 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s season ended in Amarillo with a 50-0 playoff loss to San Jacinto Christian Academy on Nov. 17. (more…)

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Llano High School football coach Matt Green congratulates the Yellow Jackets after their 21-14 overtime win against Hondo for a bi-district championship Nov. 16.

Llano defeats Hondo in overtime for 21-14 bi-district win

17 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team captured a bi-district championship Nov. 16 in a game the Yellow Jackets had to claw, fight, and overcome challenges to win. (more…)

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Lake LBJ will reopen to the public at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Lake LBJ boaters are asked to reduce speeds and use extra caution because of submerged hazards that might be difficult to see. This sandbar in the middle of Lake LBJ in Kingsland is a new one created since the Oct. 16 flood. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: Lake LBJ reopens Nov. 17; boaters should use caution due to submerged hazards

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS One month after historic flooding in the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 16 that Lake LBJ will finally reopen to public use. (more…)

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Bertram Police Chief James Jay “J.J.” Wilson.

Bertram council votes to extend police chief’s suspension, negotiate separation agreement

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bertram City Council agreed to extend the unpaid suspension of the town’s beleaguered police chief through Dec. 27 and authorized staff to negotiate a separation agreement with him. (more…)

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State Rep. Andrew Murr of District 53 and state Sen. Dawn Buckingham of District 24.

Two area state lawmakers file several bills; 86th legislative session begins Jan. 8

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two state legislators representing the Highland Lakes have been busy since bill filing began Nov. 19 for the Texas Legislature’s 86th session. The session begins Jan. 8, 2019. (more…)

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