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11
Jan

CWSVFD gets paid; city cracks down on code violations

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department (CWSVFD) liaison present at the city council meeting, Thursday, Jan. 7, left with a $5,000 check from the city after the council unanimously approved the department’s invoice for signing the contract, its first contractual milestone.

The performance-based contract with the city, which doles out money to the department as it reaches each of 10 goals, was approved by the CWSVFD board of directors last month, and by the city council in November.

Around two-thirds of the 62 cases that are scheduled in February in the city’s municipal court are for code violations, reported City Administrator/Secretary Sheila Moore.

Mon
11
Jan

Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker exhibit opens Friday at Falls on the Colorado Museum

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

A traveling exhibit of photos, titled “Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds,” will be on display at the Falls on the Colorado Museum, starting this Friday, Jan. 15, through Feb. 27, according to Darlene Oostermeyer, museum board president.

Items from both the museum collection and on loan from other museums will augment the exhibit.

Officially opening the display will be a reception, Friday, Jan. 15, from 4-6 p.m., at Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls.

The Parker family’s story is a tale of the Old West.

Mon
11
Jan

Austin teachers dies on Lake Buchanan

by Alexandria Randolph

A kayaker who drowned in Lake Buchanan during an excursion Saturday evening, Jan. 9, has been identified by authorities as Julian Everard Dahmen, an approximately 30-year-old Austin resident and teacher.

His body was recovered at the peninsula at Rock Point on Lake Buchanan the following morning, on Sunday, Jan. 10, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD.)

Dahmen was a teacher at the Austin Discovery School, which was closed Monday in support of a grieving staff.  

For more on the story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

Fri
08
Jan

Residents escape fire unharmed

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Area firefighters responded Monday night to what Marble Falls Fire & Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway termed a “significant fire” in Pecan Valley.

Fri
08
Jan

Farmers Market to open Jan. 16

A variety of winter vegetables will be available at the upcoming Higland Lakes Farmers Market in falls Creek Park.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

 

The Highland Lakes Farmers Market is set to open in just a week's time on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon in Falls Creek Park, 900 Yett Street in Marble Falls.

In a meeting that concentrated on aspects of recreation in the city, the Marble Falls City Council gave its approval Tuesday night, Jan. 5, to a park concession agreement with the farmers market, a newly-formed 501(c)(6) corporation.

Fri
08
Jan

It's stock show weekend!

Months of preparation will come together for local youths involved in agricultural projects as they get ready to step into the show ring and before the judges in the 49th Annual Burnet County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 7-9, at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet.

The barns opened Thursday at 10 a.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m.

Fri
08
Jan

Missing child found safe and sound

Eight-year-old Margo Murdock has been found in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
Her mother, Sonja Murdock, who absconded with the child from Horseshoe Bay Aug. 17, is in custody and awaiting extradition to Burnet County. Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow released a statement Friday morning, Jan. 8, stating that arrangements are being made to return Margo to Horseshoe Bay, where she had been living with her grandmother and legal guardian, Sandy Hays.
 
"Margo was safe and sound," Wardlow said.
 
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Jan. 12 edition of The Highlander.
Thu
07
Jan

Man falls into ravine, rescued by first responders

by Alexandria Randolph

A Burnet County Deputy played the star role in saving a man who fell from a cliff and was trapped in a ravine overnight.

Marble Falls area first responders have credited Burnet County Deputy Derrick Klotz with initiating the rescue of a Round Mountain man who fell down a creek bank that was estimated at 100 feet high, and landed in the ravine below.

Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief George Tennison said the man's pickup truck began to overheat while he was traveling down County Road 328 in the southeastern portion of the county Wednesday night, Jan. 6

“He stopped on the side of the road, and heard the sound of water running. He started walking toward it in the dark and fell down the cliff,” Tennison said. “He was trying to get water to cool down the truck engine.”

The man was seriously injured, and was airlifted to an area hospital, reportedly University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.  

Thu
31
Dec

Suspects sought in Bealls theft

Contributed

These two individuals are sought by Marble Falls Police for their involvement in a theft from Bealls on Dec. 15.

Marble Falls Police Department is seeking information on two suspects caught on video using a stolen credit card.

The two unidentified individuals were caught on surveillance footage at BEALLS Department Store in Marble Falls on Dec. 15, using a stolen credit card to make a large purchase.

Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the suspects should contact the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or via the “Submit a Tip” button on the department's official Facebook page. Tips can also be submitted to Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477. 

Mon
14
Dec

Suspect arrested in GameStop robbery

by Glynis Crawford Smith

A suspect in at least eight robberies, including the incident Tuesday, Dec. 8, of the GameStop in the 2400 block of US 281 in Marble Falls, has been apprehended.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Rusty Matthew Jordan, 42, of Buda on an Austin Police Department (APD) warrant in an Austin area motel.

Jordan subsequently confessed to APD Investigators that he committed seven the robberies.

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