Granite Shoals police officers honored for community service, life-saving actions

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Granite Shoals Police Department honored several of their own Dec. 12 as Chief Gary Boshears presented officers and staff with awards, including Officer of the Year and the John F. Ortis Community Service Award. (more…)

Llano recycling center stops mobile service due to small staff

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano Recycling Opportunities is shutting down its trailer service as of Friday, Dec. 14, because the volume of items the center gets exceeds its small staff’s abilities at this point. (more…)

Cold front bringing high winds, slight chance for light snow

FROM STAFF REPORTS Cold, windy weather will blast into the Highland Lakes beginning Thursday afternoon. Any unsecured hats or inflatable Christmas decorations will be vulnerable to windy conditions through Friday night. (more…)

Kurt Jones sees opportunity in restructured Burnet CISD role

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows better than Kurt Jones the challenges of being the head football coach and athletic director at a school where the standard is set high. Being the head football coach at Burnet High School is an everyday job: one that requires watching massive amounts of film, developing offseason training […]

Special election set for Double Horn mayor, aldermen, marshal

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet County commissioners canvassed votes during its regular meeting Dec. 11 from the Dec. 6 incorporation election for Double Horn, officially making the Spicewood-area neighborhood a city. (more…)

Burnet CISD makes changes at head football coach, other district positions

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials unveiled sweeping changes in its administrative department Dec. 10, including at head football coach. (more…)

Faith Academy trifecta in upcoming All-Star football game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls is filling three spots in the upcoming All-Star six-man football game: one by senior Cameron Bowles, one by head coach Jeremy Wentrcek, and the last by the school’s home turf, which is playing host to the contest. (more…)

Phoenix Center therapist presents flood trauma program

BY PAM RODGERS The TV news crews have all returned home, the storm clouds have disappeared, and the water has subsided from the Highland Lakes flood on Oct. 16. But the rain and rushing water left behind a trail of physical reminders of the disaster and the lives it disrupted. (more…)

Granite Shoals Police Officer Christie Carter was awarded the John F. Ortis Community Service Award while Officer Tim Edwards earned the 2018 Granite Shoals Police Department Officer of the Year Award. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals police officers honored for community service, life-saving actions

14 December 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Granite Shoals Police Department honored several of their own Dec. 12 as Chief Gary Boshears presented officers and staff with awards, including Officer of the Year and the John F. Ortis Community Service Award. (more…)

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Due to the small number of workers and increased task of sorting trash from the recyclables, Llano Recycling Oppportunities management decided to end the trailer service. The facility, located at 1209 N. Bessemer Ave. in Llano, will continue to accept recyclable items on site. Courtesy photo

Llano recycling center stops mobile service due to small staff

14 December 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano Recycling Opportunities is shutting down its trailer service as of Friday, Dec. 14, because the volume of items the center gets exceeds its small staff’s abilities at this point. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 7-13, 2018

Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 7-13, 2018

14 December 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec.7-13, 2018, 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 of […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 3-9, 2018

Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 3-9, 2018

14 December 2018

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Dec. 3-9, 2018, 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 of […]

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Flood debris from Llano County is expected to be removed ‘well before the new year,’ according to Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham. Removal of construction and demolition debris, like this pile from Kingsland in November, is 100 percent finished in Precincts 2 and 3. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Llano County expects flood debris to be gone by start of 2019 and at lower cost

13 December 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Despite awarding a debris removal contract a month after the devastating Oct. 16 flood, Llano County officials expect debris to be gone by the new year at a fraction of the estimated cost. (more…)

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Property owners along lakes LBJ (pictured) and Marble Falls may perform work along the lakebeds without a permit during the upcoming drawdowns of the lakes beginning Dec. 30. The projects must be registered with the LCRA and a notice posted on the worksite. File photo

Marble Falls and LBJ lakeside property owners must register drawdown projects with LCRA

13 December 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Property owners and residents along lakes LBJ and Marble Falls who plan to dredge, remove debris, or work on existing retaining walls during the upcoming drawdowns must register their projects with the Lower Colorado River Authority. (more…)

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The Red Door Resale shop, 300 E. Pecan Drive, operated by Friends of the Johnson City Library is selling items at half-off to move inventory before closing at the end of the year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson City Library resale shop is closing its red door

13 December 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Now that the building loan for the Johnson City Library has been paid, the Red Door Resale shop, which supported the library, will close its doors after the holiday season. (more…)

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Llano High School second baseman and outfielder Faith Manning will attend Lyon College to play softball. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano softball player Faith Manning signs with Lyon College

13 December 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano High School softball player Faith Manning made her commitment to Lyon College official Dec. 12 when she signed her National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the high school. (more…)

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