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Texas DPS boss announces temporary Capitol closing

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced the closure of the Texas State Capitol and Capitol Grounds out of an abundance of caution from Saturday, January 16 – Wednesday, January 20. “The Texas Department of Public Safety is aware of armed protests planned at the Texas State Capitol this week and violent extremists who may seek to exploit constitutionally protected events to conduct criminal acts,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.

Vaccine options grow

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Residents of Burnet and Llano counties continue to wait for more of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to become available in the area as a scant existing supply is being directed first to front-line first responders, such as Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander (pictured here), health care professionals, long-term care facility residents and the elderly or those with chronic health conditions.

Cities temporarily shutter municipal buildings to public

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Municipal offices will remain closed for two small communities in Burnet County as officials await a reduction in positive test results and regional hospital numbers connected to the coronavirus. In Meadowlakes, officials opted to close the city office to the public due to a return to a state-mandated 50 percent capacity in public venues as well as recent reports reflecting an increase in positive COVID-19 test results and regional hospital reports.

MFISD candidate filing period now open

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Three positions on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees are open for the May 1, 2021 election: • Place 5 currently held by Alex Payson. • Place 6 currently held by Kevin Naumann • Place 7 currently held by Kevin Virdell Each place will be elected to a three-year term.