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Fri
21
Jun

Terrain-battered fugitive caught by armed resident

From staff reports

A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive.

Fri
21
Jun

Ex-Bertram chief pleads guilty, surrenders license

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In October 2018 former Bertram police chief James J. (JJ) Wilson crashed his police vehicle on FM 1431 East of Marble Falls while off duty. Department of Public Safety troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was subsequently indicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for consuming alcohol and damaging the city vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A former Bertram police chief has pled guilty to oppression and abuse, surrendered his peace officer's license, received an eight-day jail sentence, and exhibited “remorse” which influencing his judge-ordered penalty, officials said.

Fri
21
Jun

Marble Falls school board approves proposed district budget

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year at the monthly board meeting on Monday, June 17.

Fri
21
Jun

Meadowlakes citizen speech rules alarm experts

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Meadowlakes officials unveiled a “citizen comment” form that Freedom of Information (FOI) experts say violates the intent of the Texas Open Meetings Act and serves as an “intimidation tactic” to keep the public from criticizing their government leaders.

Fri
14
Jun

Marble Falls moves from mandatory to voluntary water restriction

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City of Marble Falls municipal water plant

 

 

Special to The Highlander

On Friday June 14, effective immediately the city of Marble Falls has moved from stage 2 water use restrictions to stage 1 voluntary restrictions.

Fri
14
Jun

Burnet County crimes involve arson case, stolen vehicles and fraud arrests

Latest Burnet County crimes involve fraud, stolen vehicles, arson

Contributed
One of the latest Burnet crime cases involved officers seizing items including printers, credit cards, ID’s, altered vehicle titles, gift cards, ledgers full of victim information and card numbers, social security cards, passports, checks, deposit slips with account numbers – not belonging to the suspects. About $1,500 in counterfeit US currency was also seized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

In a recent crime spate, Burnet County authorities are on the trail of an heirloom thief, a burglary and arson suspect and in unrelated cases have captured two fraud suspects and an alleged vehicle theif involved in a crime ring.

Fri
14
Jun

Burnet County Sheriff's Office to oversee illegal dumping crimes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Whoever takes over as the new environmental crimes officer for Burnet County will be reporting to Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd after commissioners voted to put the position under his supervision at Tuesday's regular court meeting.

Fri
14
Jun

JPs ask Burnet County to enhance annex security

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County elected officials discussed and debated the need for enhanced courthouse security at the South Annex in Marble Falls during Tuesday's regular commissioners court meeting.

Fri
14
Jun

City of Marble Falls mulls impact of street water slide

Contributed/Urban Slide
Marble Falls city officials unveiled a preliminary assessment of the impact of a chamber-sponsored street water slide event, which could use from 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water in a 12-hour period.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials unveiled a preliminary assessment of the impact of a chamber-sponsored street water slide event, which could use from 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water in a 12-hour period.

Tue
11
Jun

Buchanan Dam man faces manslaughter in crash

From staff reports

A Buchanan Dam man will face manslaughter and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury charges, following a collision that killed a man and injured his family member, according to Llano County documents.

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