Lake LBJ sandbar cleanup June 21

Since forming after the October 2018 flood, the Lake LBJ sandbar has become popular with boaters and swimmers. However, debris and vegetation are taking over the “island,” located east of the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland. Resident Jordan Martin organized a sandbar cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, June...
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Marble Falls,

Free Marble Falls concert series opens Friday with Rick Trevino

The Marble Falls Summer Concert in the Park series kicks off Friday, June 18, with a performance by Grammy Award-winning country singer Rick Trevino. The concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Johnson Park pavilion, 230 Avenue J South. The Steel Belts will open for Trevino. “It’s free to attend,”...
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Llano County,

Illegal fentanyl use, ODs worry officials

Llano County law enforcement agencies are investigating an influx of illegally made synthetic drugs possibly containing fentanyl that have contributed to six overdoses and at least one death in recent weeks. According to a media release from Llano County officials, law enforcement officers recovered illegal drugs at several of the...
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Marble Falls,

Peach-perfect growing fields in the Highland Lakes

The pursuit of peachy goodness in Texas ultimately leads all pioneers of peach perfection to Gillespie County, where the Stonewall Peach JAMboree once again will be held on the third weekend of June. Peach season officially begins in mid-May and runs through mid-August in Gillespie County. The JAMboree, which this...

Vision Lampasas to hold mural photo contest

The non-profit Vision Lampasas is creating a new mural contest. The group announced its photo contest featuring Vision Lampasas murals last week and provided preliminary details to the Dispatch Record. The following are the contest categories: • Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 senior photos via professional photographers • Class of 2020 senior photos via professional photographers • General…

Badgers qualify for state lineman challenge

Badger football players Conner Keele, Sosa Sokimi, Michael Neary, Josh Carter, A.J. Torrez and Nick Torrez teamed up to win Division II of a Lineman Challenge in Burnet on Friday. They qualified for the State Lineman Challenge, which will be hosted by Hardin-Simmons University later this summer. The challenge tested players in several competitions: 1. Most reps on bench press with 185 pounds …
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Marble Falls gas price survey: Cheapest station saves $0.43 per gallon

(MARBLE FALLS, TX) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Marble Falls area offering savings of $0.43 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Major Brand at 407 N Us-281. Regular there was listed at $2.44 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.87 at Valero at 1710 N Us-281, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

LEDC job fair features 30 employers

On a warm Thursday afternoon, 20-year-old Marlee Hyatt walked through the doors of the Lampasas County Higher Education Center in hopes of landing a new fulltime job. Hyatt was one of dozens of potential candidates who spoke with 30 Lampasas-based employers during the Lampasas Economic Development Corp.’s annual job fair. Hyatt said she was interested in the medical field and connected with…
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Kingsland (TX) Weather Channel

Take advantage of Sunday sun in Kingsland

(KINGSLAND, TX) The forecast is calling for sun today in Kingsland. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
Killeen, TXKilleen Daily Herald

Police reports for Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Lampasas

Deadly conduct discharge of a firearm towards a habitation, building or person was reported at midnight Thursday in the 2600 block of Alma Drive. Criminal mischief was reported at 12:45 a.m. Friday in the 3400 block of Toledo Drive. Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled or denied was reported at...
Burnet County,

Burnet County Jail bookings for June 4-10

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 4-10, 2021, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.