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Tue
09
Apr

Cottonwood Shores man receives five years for pedestrian death

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Department of Public Safety assisted Marble Falls police with a reconstruction of an incident where a truck collided and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk which killed a Comal County corrections officer. A jury sentenced a Cottonwood Shores April 3 to five years in prison for intoxication manslaughter.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An intoxication manslaughter suspect in a Fourth of July crosswalk death could be out of prison in a year, following a trial sentencing due to his demonstration of remorse and efforts to complete an alcohol abuse program, according to the man's defense attorney.

Tue
09
Apr

PEC director candidates announced for 2019 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in districts 4 and 5 will elect directors to serve a three-year term in the 2019 election, which culminates at the annual meeting in June at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Mon
08
Apr

City of Marble Falls to tackle Avenue G traffic concerns

Steven Goad/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials are working on a solution to concerns about heavy truck traffic in a residential neighborhood. One resident captured images of 18-wheelers using the street where he lives, Avenue G, as a cut-through route.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials addressed traffic issue concerns April 2 from an Avenue G resident, who expressed that he and his neighbors faced a safety risk and diminishing quality of life due to growing large truck and cut-through traffic in the neighborhood.

Fri
05
Apr

“Dangerous felon” wanted in Burnet County

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Burnet County authorities cautioned the public April 5 about a man wanted for crimes ranging from car theft to illegal firearms possession. Contact Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8477 to be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Cottonwood Shores and auto theft task force authorities have issued a public warning about a “dangerous felon,” wanted for crimes including illegal possession of a firearm and evading arrest.

Fri
05
Apr

Recoup uncertain in $335,000 Marble Falls flood expenses

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Officials released the latest figures April 2 of flood-related expenses – approximately $335,000 – in which the city has applied for insurance and potential FEMA fund reimbursement.

Fri
05
Apr

Burnet County Commissioners tracking Senate Bill 2 progress

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State lawmakers are considering a bill which would limit the amount of revenue local governments like cities, counties, school districts and special districts can raise before having to seek voter approval.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners say they are tracking two particular pieces of legislation with a great deal of interest, especially Senate Bill 2, which was placed on the Senate calendar for a second reading Thursday.

Fri
05
Apr

Marble Falls changes water restrictions to stage 3

From staff reports

The City of Marble Falls downgraded from a critical to severe water shortage, easing some of the restrictions for domestic water use among residents, according to an April 5 press release.

Tue
02
Apr

Turf War: Paragon edges Hellas for Mustang track, field

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MFISD selected a contractor for the replacement of the Marble Falls High School Mustang stadium field and track. The current surface has been used since 2009 and has suffered wear and tear.

 

 

 

 

Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Independent School Board selected a provider to replace the artificial grass and resurface the track at Mustang Stadium at the monthly school board meeting last week.

Tue
02
Apr

Police asking public to report all incidents following pedestrian/auto collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
In lieu of a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian March 30 at Second Street and U.S. 281, Marble Falls police have asked the public to pay close attention to busy intersections and follow through with calls to emergency workers and police.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An auto-pedestrian collision prompted authorities to remind witnesses to report incidents and possible crimes at the scene to help those involved obtain medical care in a timely manner and assist in unraveling clues in subsequent investigations.

Tue
02
Apr

Burnet County Commissioners boost funding for airport

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A project to restore the static airplane display at Burnet Municipal Airport got a big boost Tuesday, March 27, when the Burnet County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to fund $40,000 of the project through unclaimed Pedernales Electric Cooperative capital credits.

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