RR 2147




Marble Falls traffic swept up by turbines

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Local motorists are having to contend with the growing number of 240-foot long wind turbine blades, making their way onto U.S 281 from RR 2147 (seen here on May 19) in Marble Falls traveling north on the highway to expanding wind farms.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The old adage – “Everything is bigger in Texas” – lives up to its phrasing as far as motorists are concerned who attempt to navigate frequent loads of monster wind turbine blades blowing through town in the past few weeks.

In Marble Falls, the 240-foot long blades have made at least half a dozen trips in the month of May around the corner of RR 2147 onto U.S. 281, temporarily halting traffic as trailers negotiate the intersection. …


A&E to feature local attorney's manslaughter acquittal case

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A Burnet County man stood trial in the 2016 roadway death of an elderly man and his injured son on Texas 71, just outside Horseshoe Bay. A&E chronicled the case through the eyes of the accused and his defense team.





By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A new documentary series on A&E Network will offer an intimate and compelling look into a local man's journey from being accused to being acquitted of manslaughter and aggravated assault charges following a horrific 2016 car accident in Llano County.

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