Marble Falls


Memorial 5K raises funds for Camp Agape

Camp Agape is for children grieving the loss of a loved one. A 5K memorial run is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. at Johnson Park in Marble Falls to raise awareness about next year’s camp.

The 2018 camp is scheduled for July 16-19 at Camp Buckner Retreat Center outside of Burnet. The memorial run fundraiser will allow children between the ages of 7-12 to attend Camp Agape at no cost to their families.

“Everyone who joins the 5K memorial run can be assured of their profound impact on a child’s life,” said Christen McVaney, the camp’s executive director. “Participation in the race will make it possible for precious children to attend Camp Agape where they no longer feel alone in their grief, giving them true hope for their future.”


Herbert injured in Marble Falls Rodeo

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Contributed/Pauline Reese-Herbert

Bill Herbert of Marble Falls lands on his head and neck in a fall from a bucking bronc Saturday, July 15, at the 2017 Marble Falls Pro Rodeo. Family and friends are rallying to help with the expense of surgery to take place Tuesday, July 25, and recovery.



During the Saddle Bronc Riding  Saturday, July 15, at the Marble Falls Rodeo, contestant Bill Herbert suffered severe injuries when he flipped off the bucking horse, landing on his head.

Upon landing, Herbert’s neck twisted and was shoved forward causing his neck to break at the C3 and C4 vertebras, said a go fund me account set up in Herbert’s name by Rachel Biagini.

Herbert also sustained a torn and occluded artery going to the right side of his brain from the fall, said his wife Pauline Reese-Herbert.

“He actually got up and walked away from the fall,” said Reese.

Reese, reaching out to all family and friends took to Facebook on Sunday, July 16, informed them Herbert was transported by ambulance to the Temple Trauma Center, where doctors stated that he would more than likely have to go through surgeries in order to fuse the two vertebras together.


Burnet County Sheriff's deputies arrest 17 in drug roundup

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By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Working in conjunction with other local agencies, Burnet County Sheriff's deputies in the Special Operations Unit have arrested 17 individuals in Burnet and Llano counties as part of a month-long undercover investigation targeting methamphetamine dealers in the two counties that culminated in a raid Thursday at multiple locations.

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said a total of 31 warrants were obtained on the 17 individuals arresed, charging each with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in penalty group 1, more than one gram but less than four grams.

Each charge is a second-degree felony under Texas Penal Code, Chapter 481.112(c), punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.

“This represents a significant impact on the local methamphetamine supply network,” Boyd said.


Dust Dawgs earn some hardware



Both the high school and middle school cross country teams recently competed at races hosted by Marble Falls. Each group did very well in their respective categories with the varsity girls earning a team gold and the eighth-grade boys earning an overall bronze.

The cross country season is moving right along with only one more tune-up meet before district. All teams will be in action this Thursday, Oct. 6 at Lampasas. Followed by the district meet for both middle school and high school on Saturday, Oct. 15 also in Lampasas.


Marble Falls Results-


Middle School

Seventh-grade girls: Maria Leon, 22, 14:18. Other Burnet runners included Ashlyn Calhoun and Zaida Freeman.


Eighth-grade girls: Gracyn Bennett, 20, 13:45; Esmerelda Carreon, 63; Halee Muccigrossi, 64; Makenna Gilmore, 72; Helena Rojas, 107; and Madison Carapepe, 125.



Battle for Burnet County still simmers the blood

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Call it an old flame I cannot put out, but going into last week the rivalry between Burnet and Marble Falls simmered in my blood.

Ever since I can remember, the battle for Burnet County has been buzzing between our two towns for centuries.

Now, no one who came into the Burnet County area after the mid 1990s will understand how bad this rivalry has been.

Anyone reading this that showed up after that, is probably thinking “this lady is crazy,” “we have not played Marble Falls in a million years except for the scrimmage games,” and the rivalry isn’t that bad.

However, anyone like myself who grew up a predominate part of their life in this area knows how much bad blood has been between Burnet and Marble Falls.


Flash flood watch issued twice this week, more rainfall to come

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A month of drought-like weather in the Hill Country ended with a boom as a tropical disturbance from the Gulf moved its way over Burnet county and dumped a large amount of rain on the area over the weekend.

The tropical disturbance, which was also responsible for heavy flooding in parts of Louisiana, collided with a stalled cold front in the Hill Country, leading to heavy downpours late Sunday and early Monday as well as several periods of rain Friday and Saturday.

Friday marked the first significant rainfall in Burnet County since early July and helped temperatures drop more than 20 degrees below normal for this time of year, making the weather the most temperate it has been since May.


Boater Injured in LakeFest wreck

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One man is in serious condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital in Austin following a boat accident Sunday during the LakeFest in Marble Falls.

Scott “Scotty” Lumbert, driver of the Top Fuel Hydro drag boat “Spirit of Texas,” was racing in the final rounds against “Nitrochondiac” during Sunday’s event when his boat crossed the finish line and began to flip, according to video footage The Highland Lakes Newspapers acquired from sources.

The boat, said to be traveling at speeds of 240 mph, looked as though something malfunctioned as it crossed the finish line and began to roll down Lake Marble Falls

(Colorado River) for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.


Lumbert critically injured after Lakefest accident

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One man is in serious condition at the Austin Trauma Center following a boat accident Sunday during the Lake Fest in Marble Falls.

Scott “Scotty” Lumbert, driver of the top fuel hydro drag boat “Spirit of Texas” was racing in the final rounds against “Nitrochondiac” during Sunday’s event, when his boat crossed the finish line and began to flip, according to video footage The Highland Lakes Newspapers acquired from sources.

The boat said to be traveling at speeds of 240MPH, looked as though something malfunctioned as it crossed the finish line and began to roll down the Colorado River for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.

“I was there at Sunday’s event, watching from around the starting line,” said Captain Glenn Hanson of the Marble Falls Police Department.


‘Thin Blue Line’ shootin’ good time

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Texas Police Association (TPA) held its first annual ‘Thin Blue Line’ sporting clay fundraiser at Copperhead Shooting Club on Saturday, July 23.

Tim Ryle, Executive Director of the TPA, travels all over the state of Texas planning fundraisers like this and others to help fund training for law enforcement.

“The TPA is the oldest law enforcement training association established in Texas,” said Ryle.

“We are a non-profit organization who are dedicated to improve the profession of law enforcement and we want to give the best training for the lowest cost to our state, city and sheriff law enforcement,”

TPA devotes a sizable amount of its resources to the sponsorship and support of law enforcement training and education.

A large number of training programs are conducted each year for law enforcement all around Texas due to TPA.


Shipley to lead Flames football program

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Stephen Shipley, the fifth all-time leading receiver in TCU history, brings name recognition to the Faith Academy football program.

Shipley has been named the head football coach for the local private school and will lead the team into its fifth year of 11-man football.

“I’m excited, he brings knowledge, experience and name recognition,’’ Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton said. “He can help us continue to move forward with the program.’’

Denton will hand over the duties of the football program to Shipley, who takes the job after coaching the Flames in 7-on-7 football in the summer.

Shipley, who has a full-time job in Odessa, said he had to work out his schedule to be able to devote the needed energy to lead the Flames.


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