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Mon
06
Oct

Missing Marble Falls woman found

by Alexandria Randolph

A Marble Falls woman reported missing on Sept. 30 was reportedly found by the Seguin Police Department early on Sunday morning, Oct. 5- some six days after her trip began.

Anna McCoy, 80, was classified as missing by family members after she did not return home from a doctor’s appointment in Round Rock on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

“We think she got turned around and was traveling in the wrong direction,” said Marble Falls Police Lt. Steve Eckstein, adding that she had traveled through Luling, Marlin and Navasota before taking I10 to Seguin.

McCoy reportedly drove down the interstate and passed a Seguin Police Officer who was on a traffic stop, Eckstein said. When she drove by, her license plate number triggered an automatic alert in the officer’s license plate reader. The officer tracked down McCoy, and her family came to pick her up.

For the full story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

Fri
03
Oct

First "Poodie Party" to benefit Austin musicians

Contributed
James Randall "Poodie" Locke

From Staff Reports

Austin musicians and Spicewood community members are celebrating a local icon with a benefit in his honor.

The first Poodie Party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut-N-Putt in honor of James Randall “Poodie” Locke.

Poodie passed away suddenly on May 6, 2009, and his funeral was standing-room-only. Celebrating Locke’s birthday, the event will include the “No Bad Days” Golf Tournament and an afternoon of live music.

All proceeds from the golf tournament and daytime event will be donated to HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians) and the Cut-N-Putt Golf Course, where Poodie loved hanging out with close friends.

General Admission gate opens at 10 a.m. General admission wristbands for the Music Concert are only $10. Children 6 and under are free.

Fri
03
Oct

MFPD asks citizens to watch for missing person

From Staff Reports

Citizens are asked to keep a look out for a missing Marble Falls woman who was last scene Monday, Sept. 20.

Anna McCoy, 80, was last seen by her son at noon Monday, Sept. 20 at her home in Marble Falls. McCoy was at a doctor’s appointment in Round Rock at 11:30 a.m. the following day and her vehicle passed through a toll booth at SH 130 near Round Rock that afternoon.

McCoy was last seen wearing a blue blouse with flower print, denim leggings and blue athletic shoes. She drives a silver, 2012 Ford Escape with Texas license plate BZK4839.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or click on the leave a tip button on the Marble Falls Police Department Facebook page or website.

Thu
02
Oct

Adamson apprehended

by Alexandria Randolph

Kerr County authorities have confirmed Thursday, Oct. 2, that a man wanted in multiple area counties has been apprehended. Edward Levi Adamson, a 47 year-old Kerrville resident, has been at-large since Thursday, Sept. 26, when he drove a white Chevrolet pickup through a Llano residence. Adamson fled the scene on foot and allegedly broke into another home the next morning. While Kerr County Sheriff W.R. Hierholzer was not available for comment Thursday afternoon, staff said a press release would be issued as soon as information was available. The Llano Police Department issued a statement at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. “The Llano Police Department just received information that Edward Levi Adamson is in custody in Kerr County. We do not have any details at this time, but wanted to let the public know that he is no longer at large.”

Thu
02
Oct

Lace 'Em Up for Leukemia Saturday

Get ready to "Lace 'Em Up for Leukemia" Saturday, Oct. 4, to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Registration for the 5K race is ongoing, or you can register the day of the event at 7 a.m. 

All funds raised will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The website set up for the event, on www.active.com (search for Marble Falls), makes clear that the event is not a timed run. "Bring your friends, bring your family, kids in strollers, dogs on leashes...walk, run, skip, hop or jump to the finish line."

Early race packets may be picked up Friday, Oct. 3 from the American Bank of Texas, 418 U.S. 281, Marble Falls. Or you can pick them up at the race.

It costs $35 for ages 13 and older; $15 for ages 5-12.

Runners and walkers take off at 9 a.m. from Westside Park, 1610 Second St., Marble Falls.

Thu
02
Oct

Time is running out to register to vote

November elections will be here before you know it. Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in both Burnet and Llano counties. Statewide political races are already in full-swing for Election Day on Nov. 4.

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Election Day, a resident of the county in which you are voting, free of felony convictions, and not have a court judgment of “mentally incapacitation without the right to vote” by a court, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

Both Burnet and Llano counties allow people to register to vote by filling out an application and returning it to the county clerk’s office by Oct. 6, either in person or by mail. Any applications sent by mail have to be postmarked by 30 days before Election Day.

Additionally, you can register to vote through an online application on the Texas Secretary of State website at www.sos.state.tx.us.

Thu
02
Oct

Murder trial ends in conviction for Nikki McKee's killer

Nicole Lynn "Nikki" McKee

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

It took a Travis County jury ten hours to return from deliberations Thursday, Sept. 25, with a guilty verdict for James Palacio, 31, who assaulted his girlfriend Nicole “Nikki” McKee, 40, over the course of three days in a Mustang Ridge trailer in January, 2013 as their young daughter, now 4 years old, watched.

“This last week was beyond difficult,” said Caryl Calsyn, Nikki’s step-grandmother, in an email to family and friends. “Emotions were all over the map.”

Nikki called both Austin and Marble Falls home and has many family and friends in the area. Caryl asked her fellow members of the United Methodist Church in Marble Falls for prayers and they came through.

Thu
02
Oct

Cottonwood Rocks Festival ready to ‘rock’ the region

Event organizers Mary Ann Plumley, left, and her daughter Lauren Vance, sit with wooden hand-crafted trophies, created by Cottonwood Shores Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Sherry, a professional woodworker. “These are unique trophies. There’s never going to be anyone else with one like it,” Plumley said.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

It’s a homespun affair that has depended on the “gung-ho” spirit of community volunteerism for which Cottonwood Shores is known. Now, residents in the small city are poised to “rock the region” with the inaugural Cottonwood Rocks Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Setting up in Community Park on Birch Lane will be some 24 vendors offering mostly arts and crafts items, a barbecue cook-off and a concert by the Wesley Westbrook Band.

A mom-and-daughter team has been organizing the free event for more than a year and, as the date comes closer, it has become a community effort for a community cause.

Mary Ann Plumley’s goal is to raise money to for the volunteer fire department and to add art programs at the library, she said.

Wed
01
Oct

MFAEMS Fish Fry today!

From Staff Reports

The Marble Falls Area EMS Fish Fry will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, 4-8 p.m. at The Blue Bonnet Café in Marble Falls.

Plates will be served for $8, and $3 for children five and under. Take out orders can be made by calling 830-693-2444.

The semi annual fish fry is one of MFAEMS’ primary fundraisers for the year. During the fundraiser, the Blue Bonnet Café shuts down normal operations and serves fried fish; giving 100 percent of the proceeds to the EMS department.

Tue
30
Sep

Rumours of home invastion suspect unconfirmed

Reports that the suspect of a Llano County home invasion has burglarized a private ranch in Bandera County are just speculation, said Bandera County authorities on Tuesday.

Rumours in the communities of Bandera and Llano have spread that Edward Levi Adamson, wanted on charges of burglary from several counties including Kerr, Kimble and Burnet, may have stolen a champagne 2001 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer from a hunting ranch. However, Bandera County Lt. Danny Bowermaster said none of this has been confirmed.

“We haven’t confirmed anything at this point. The rumor is that he has connections up here, so people are getting stirred up about that,” he said. “We do have a missing vehicle off of a hunting lease, but we don’t know the time frame yet."

Bowermaster added the owner of the property does not live there full time and therefore it is not known when the vehicle was stolen.

"We haven’t put eyes on him so we can’t say that he’s in the area," Bowmaster said.

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