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Mon
06
Oct

Phoenix Center Gala benefits Central Texas youths

Alexandria Randolph/Staff

Guests at the Phoenix Center Gala at River City Grille Sunday evening enjoyed a night of good food, romantic lake views and live music, all to benefit the center’s efforts to provide high-quality mental health programs and services to Central Texas youths.

Mon
06
Oct

Man in custody after four in family overdose

by Alexandria Randolph

A Kingsland man is in custody after four family members overdosed on methodone Saturday, Oct. 4.

Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said a man was arrested Saturday night on a charge of public intoxication, and is being held in connection with the overdoses.

"We managed to trace down the guy that supplied the methodone," Blackburn said. "He had a script for methodone and was apparently sharing it. The investigation is ongoing."

For the full story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

Mon
06
Oct

Former VFD treasurer charged in embezzlement

by Alexandria Randolph

A former Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department treasurer was indicted on embezzlement charges last month following an investigation surrounding some money that turned up missing from the organization’s coffers.

Pamela Joy McCormick, 34, of Buchanan Dam was indicted on charges of theft of property between $20,000 and $100,000, a second-degree felony, and misapplication of fiduciary property, a state jail felony.

Llano County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Glenn Williams said McCormick was initially charged in for several thefts from the organization beginning in May 2009 totaling up to $100,000.

“She did it over a period of time,” Williams said, “she was indicted on... theft from a non-profit organization. During that investigation they presented another indictment.”

For the full story, see Tuesday's Highlander.

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.

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