ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS A joyful Kelsie Tackett of Marble Falls is crowned Miss Aqua Boom 2016 at the pageant held at Kingsland Community Center Saturday, June 25.
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By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers   For those going out on the town on Independence Day weekend, there are a number of local celebrations to visit for July 4th activities. The crowing of Miss Aqua Boom Kelsie Tackett Saturday was only the beginning of celebrations, some... + continue reading

The Volunteer Appreciation Reception at 5 p.m. this evening, June 28, and Meet With Mayor! on Thursday, June 30, are two events drawing citizens to Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.
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BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH THE HIGHLANDER It is Volunteer Appreciation Day in Granite Shoals, Tuesday, June 28, and a reception will be held at 5 p.m. at city hall. “We want to honor all the people who have volunteered for boards and commissions and advisory groups and to honor the passing... + continue reading

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured.
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By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor The Highlander Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for assisting children with trauma at an international symposium. Attending and participating in the... + continue reading

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Heritage trees like the one between Avenues H and G near Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls retain some protections in city ordinances, but the city council rejected proposals from a tree committee, the Planning & Zoning Commission and city staff for an ordinance with more teeth to protect, not only heritage trees, but all of the city's tree canopy.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The City of Marble Falls will have to continue to depend on aspects of existing rules that regulate tree removal, following action by the city council Tuesday, June 21. Council members voted unanimously against a revision of the Landscape Ordinance... + continue reading

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS The Burnet County Sheriff's Office recovered scant evidence with charred remains of a human being at the site of a car fire on County Road 202, southeast of Lake Victor in Precinct 2.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS   A charred license plate and melted side mirrors are all that remain on County Road 202 of a vehicle that caught fire Monday night with an unidentified man inside. Burnet County officials said the fire was reported on Monday evening, June... + continue reading

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS A joyful Kelsie Tackett of Marble Falls is crowned Miss Aqua Boom 2016 at the pageant held at Kingsland Community Center Saturday, June 25.

The Volunteer Appreciation Reception at 5 p.m. this evening, June 28, and Meet With Mayor! on Thursday, June 30, are two events drawing citizens to Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured.

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Heritage trees like the one between Avenues H and G near Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls retain some protections in city ordinances, but the city council rejected proposals from a tree committee, the Planning & Zoning Commission and city staff for an ordinance with more teeth to protect, not only heritage trees, but all of the city's tree canopy.

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS The Burnet County Sheriff's Office recovered scant evidence with charred remains of a human being at the site of a car fire on County Road 202, southeast of Lake Victor in Precinct 2.

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06/28/2016
BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH THE HIGHLANDER The end is in sight on the project to realign Avenue N with Bluebonnet Drive at Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls. An opening is planned today, June 28, or tomorrow, according to an announcement from the City of Marble Falls yesterday. "The... + continue reading
06/27/2016
BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS Authorities are still waiting on the results of an autopsy for an unidentified man found in a burned vehicle on County Road 202 last Monday. Burnet County Chief Sheriff Deputy Joe Canady said the man has still not been identified, and the results... + continue reading

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ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS A joyful Kelsie Tackett of Marble Falls is crowned Miss Aqua Boom 2016 at the pageant held at Kingsland Community Center Saturday, June 25.
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By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers   For those going out on the town on Independence Day weekend, there are a number of local celebrations to visit for July 4th activities. The crowing of Miss Aqua Boom Kelsie Tackett Saturday was only the beginning of celebrations, some... + continue reading

The Volunteer Appreciation Reception at 5 p.m. this evening, June 28, and Meet With Mayor! on Thursday, June 30, are two events drawing citizens to Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.
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BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH THE HIGHLANDER It is Volunteer Appreciation Day in Granite Shoals, Tuesday, June 28, and a reception will be held at 5 p.m. at city hall. “We want to honor all the people who have volunteered for boards and commissions and advisory groups and to honor the passing... + continue reading

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured.
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By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor The Highlander Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for assisting children with trauma at an international symposium. Attending and participating in the... + continue reading
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Marble Falls' Dillon Mayberry tries to stretch for a touchdown. Mayberry, who will be a sophomore in the fall, was ruled short of the goal-line. Three players later Heath Dooley intercepted an Andrew Stripling pass and returned it for a touchdown. Later in the game, Dooley had another pick six against junior quarterback Zach Rangel.
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By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor Marble Falls linebacker Heath Dooley had two interceptions returned for touchdowns in Monday's spring game for the Marble Falls Mustangs. Drake Harkins... + continue reading

Mark Goodson/The Highlander Reann Hall is joined by her mother Rachel and brother Michael at Monday's signing. Hall signed to play basketball for Tarleton State University.
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By Mark Goodson/The Highlander TJ Stephenson will try to better his personal best of 12 feet and six inches in the pole vault at Thursday's area round track meet at Marble Falls High School.
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By Mark Goodson/The Highlander Leo Manzano and retired Marble Falls High School coach Kyle Futrell were at the opening of the Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail last May. Manzano won nine state medals in his track and cross country career at Marble Falls High School.
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CONTRIBUTED Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured.
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By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor The Highlander Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for... + continue reading

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS Lake Buchanan just south of the Buchanan Dam churns and caps white with fast moving water – the floodgates are open after heavy rainfall in recent weeks. Visit The-Highlander on Facebook for maps of local aquifers: bit.ly/1MZW51U
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BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Standing together after Marble Falls High School honors announcements Thursday, May 19, are the three top graduates of the Class of 2016. From right to left, they are William “Liam” Baskin, valedictorian; his brother, Wiley R. Baskin, salutatorian; and their sister, Terrill Baskin, ranked third in the class.
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Highland Lakes Newspapers I was so excited when it was finally Sunday, April 24, and Game of Thrones returned to HBO for its sixth season. The epic drama, based on... + continue reading

Highlander Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn met Nile Rodgers of CHIC at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday, April 19, after he opened for Duran Duran.
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