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Pursuits land two in county jail

A pair of separate pursuits involving the Marble Falls Police Department this past weekend landed two individuals in the Burnet County Jail on assorted charges. Capt. Glenn Hanson said his officers were notified at 7:54 p.m. Saturday, March 17, of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper pursuing

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 19:22:58

TxDOT project to preserve history, build new Llano River bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a new bridge over the Llano River in northwestern Llano County to retire the aging Schneider Slab Crossing bridge. Pictured is a popular area of the Llano River just off CR 152. Staff photo CASTELL - Llano County residents will consider safety vs.


Find the Right 'Ingredients' at Llano County Lawn and Garden Show March 24

LLANO - Starting a garden requires more than sunlight, water, and soil, according to the Llano County Master Gardeners. To help people learn all the ingredients of a thriving garden, the Master Gardeners are holding their annual Llano County Lawn and Garden Show from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 24


Marble Falls police: 'Suspicious package' actually discarded school project

Marble Falls police discovered March 20 that a suspicious package left the day before at a Marble Falls car wash was an 'innocent happenstance.' MARBLE FALLS - Investigators revealed March 20 that a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation and brought a bomb squad to the city was actually a di

DAILYTRIB.COM - 2018-03-20 13:36:13

Marble Falls Elementary School's Community Service Club Spreading Kindness

MARBLE FALLS - The Community Service Club at Marble Falls Elementary School, which began last year, is an ongoing project for one important reason. "Kindness always needs to be spread," said Kathy Payson, instructional coach at the school. Third-graders eagerly got to work on that effort March 8 at

101HIGHLANDLAKES.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

MFPD closing in on burglar

Contributed/MFPD Video images of a suspect in a string of auto burglaries last week provided no clear shots of the face of the alleged perpetrator. It primarily was police work that has identified the alleged perpetrator this time. Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander A suspect has been identified i

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 20:12:32

LHISD officials discuss drug testing, school police options

Two informational presentations given during the Liberty Hill Independent School District's regular meeting of the board of trustees Monday gave the Board a lot to think about when it comes to the health and safety of the district's students. The first presentation, given by Liberty Hill High Schoo

LHINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-03-21 13:54:47

SKYWARN training sessions Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

Come join us for Skywarn Weather Spotter Training on Tuesday evening in Llano, TX. Learn about our local weather and how you can help the NWS team by safely reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service. The class will begin at 530 PM at the Llano Library. Come join us for Skywarn Weather

KXAN - 2018-03-20 20:58:57

Cedar Park Man Dies In Custody After Swallowing Drugs

CEDAR PARK, TX - A Cedar Park man died in custody after police said he swallowed narcotics before being arrested, sending him into seizures before his death. Anthony Ray Harris, 35, of Cedar Park, was arrested after deputies were called to a nightclub along the 16300 block of North Interstate 35 jus


'Suspicious package' at Marble Falls car wash closes section of Mormon Mill; bomb squad called

A report of a suspicious package at a car wash on Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls on March 19 prompted police to close a three-block area of the roadway and request a bomb squad. Staff photo by Connie Swinney MARBLE FALLS - Police shut down a three-block section of Mormon Mill Road on March 19 afte


Longtime Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioner honored for service

Former Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Leta Stephenson-Smith reacts to a crown she found in a gift bag presented to her by Mayor John Packer as Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss looks on during a ceremony honoring the former commissioner March 15. The event was held before the


Spend a Relaxing Day Standup Paddleboarding in Marble Falls

MARBLE FALLS - "Early morning can almost be spiritual," Heather Rodgers said as she stood on the shores of Whitman Branch Creek in Johnson Park. "Being out there on the lake, especially at sunrise, it's something." Rodgers is referring to standup paddleboarding, an activity somewhat like surfing but


City Center talk, a water deal, luxury garages: 5 takeaways from March 19 Lakeway City Council meeting

City Center project discussed at City Council City Council on March 19 listened to citizen comment regarding the proposed City Center project. Mayor Joe Bain earlier wrote on his blog that his intention was to pass along any new information to the city's zoning and planning commission, which meets

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-03-20 03:15:27

HCM seeks student volunteers this summer

Hill Country Memorial is now accepting applications for its Student Volunteer Summer Program, according to a news release. Individuals aged 16 years or older as of June 1, 2018 must submit an application, two letters of recommendation and a parental release form by April 16. The program is open to 2

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-20 02:33:00

Former Marble Falls H-E-B store being demolished

Crews began tearing down the exterior of the old H-E-B building in the 1500 block of RR 1431 on March 14. Workers had previously stripped the exterior pieces such as A/C units from top of the building, as well as removed most of the interior items. The new H-E-B opened in February, clearing the way


Central Texas police chief, 3 officers named in indictments resign

LLANO, Texas (KWTX) The Llano police chief and three of his officers have left the force after charges of misconduct led to grand jury indictments. Former Chief Kevin Ratliff and Officer Grant Harden were indicted in connection with the May 2, 2017 arrest of a Llano man during which the officers are


Marble Falls High School fishing duo win 2nd at state, going to nationals

TYLER - After not catching any fish for almost three hours during the Student Angler Federation Texas high school state tournament March 10, Marble Falls High School seniors Kaleb Smith and Craig Dodson changed their strategy. That fateful decision netted the two second place in the tournament and


Half of small Central Texas city's police force facing charges

LLANO, Texas (AP) - A Texas grand jury has handed up more indictments to half the officers in a small city police force, including the chief. The Llano County grand jury indictments from late February include two previous counts of official oppression and one new count of tampering with a record to


Wildflower season expected to be average this year

Wildflowers along Highway 16 just north of Llano on April 2, 2016. (Courtesy: Joyce and Frank Greenlee) AUSTIN (KXAN) - Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, pink evening primrose and a variety of other vivid and colorful wildflowers make for a drive through Central Texas in the spring a lovely one. With


The Texas Rangers and The San Saba Mob

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM VOLUME I Epilogue After the elections, the Ranger detachment was ordered away to the Mexican border. The Spanish-American War was raging on, and troubles were anticipated. McDonald and the detachment left without Neal and Perry. Neal had married a local girl from San Saba coun