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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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The Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) Board of Trustees have appointed Kevin Virdell to fill the vacancy in Place 7 created when Kelly Fox, PhD, resigned in July. The appointment was made after a lengthy executive session during the board meeting on Monday night, Aug. 29.... + continue reading
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Tickets to the 2016 FiestaJAM in Marble Falls are on sale now, but there is a chance to enjoy all the music free. All the folks, no matter where they are from, who complete the City of Marble Falls Parks Master Plan survey by today, Aug. 31, are entered into a drawing for two FiestaJAM tickets... + continue reading
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Depending on the value of their property, Marble Falls Independent School District taxpayers may see their individual taxes increase for the 2016-2017 school year, but they will be paying the same tax rate they have for the past several years... + continue reading

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The vineyard of Flat Creek Estate stretches quietly behind Ted Hindes of Dallas, left, assisting chuck-wagon cook Larry Sawyer, right, of Llano with a barbecue dinner held Saturday, Aug. 27, in honor of the volunteers who help pick the grape harvest for the winery east of Marble Falls. See more photos of the day at The-Highlander Facebook page.

Monday, August 29, 2016
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 From their first planting in the year 2000, Rick and Madelyn Naber have been able to depend on friends, neighbors on the north shore of Lake Travis and wine aficionados to dig into the soil and harvesting of grapes at Flat Creek Estates. On Saturday, Aug. 27, as in years before, those... + continue reading
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) will pull out of the federal health care marketplace in 2017, the health insurer announced Wednesday, Aug. 17, and by today, Aug. 30, letters about options should be in the hands of those insured. The... + continue reading

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The vineyard of Flat Creek Estate stretches quietly behind Ted Hindes of Dallas, left, assisting chuck-wagon cook Larry Sawyer, right, of Llano with a barbecue dinner held Saturday, Aug. 27, in honor of the volunteers who help pick the grape harvest for the winery east of Marble Falls. See more photos of the day at The-Highlander Facebook page.

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The owners of Spicewood Vineyards in Burnet County, Yates, are set to open their newest premium winery in Hye in September. Led by owner, Ron Yates, along with the award-winning winery team from Spicewood, the new winery will make high quality wine in proximity to several other wineries on the... + continue reading
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Kevin Virdell

08/30/2016 - 0 comment(s)
The Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) Board of Trustees have appointed Kevin Virdell to fill the vacancy in Place 7 created when Kelly Fox, PhD, resigned in July. The appointment was made after a lengthy executive session during the board meeting on Monday night, Aug. 29.... + continue reading
08/30/2016 - 0 comment(s)
Tickets to the 2016 FiestaJAM in Marble Falls are on sale now, but there is a chance to enjoy all the music free. All the folks, no matter where they are from, who complete the City of Marble Falls Parks Master Plan survey by today, Aug. 31, are entered into a drawing for two FiestaJAM tickets... + continue reading
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Depending on the value of their property, Marble Falls Independent School District taxpayers may see their individual taxes increase for the 2016-2017 school year, but they will be paying the same tax rate they have for the past several years... + continue reading
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A storm front clears the field at Mustang Stadium Friday night to the wee hours of Saturday morning, Aug. 26-27.

08/29/2016 - 0 comment(s)
By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor Marble Falls waited out a four-hour weather delay in its season opener Friday, but the wait was worth it. The Mustangs showed some rock solid defense... + continue reading

CHRISTI BERTELSON/HIGHLALND LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Gaynelle Sutherland has a special place in her heart for David Morgan and could not let him leave for Minnesota Viking training camp without saying goodbye one last time.
She watched Morgan grow up and rooted for him with the Marble Falls Mustangs and the UT San Antonio Roadrunners. Friday, July 23, she said she would be watching for him now on a new team.

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Leo Manzano, a graduate of Marble Falls High School and The University of Texas, leads a run with fans on the Leonel Manzano Hike, Bike & Run Trail at the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash in April. The silver-medal Olympian was seconds short of qualifying for a third Olympics in final trials Sunday.

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GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER

The vineyard of Flat Creek Estate stretches quietly behind Ted Hindes of Dallas, left, assisting chuck-wagon cook Larry Sawyer, right, of Llano with a barbecue dinner held Saturday, Aug. 27, in honor of the volunteers who help pick the grape harvest for the winery east of Marble Falls. See more photos of the day at The-Highlander Facebook page.

08/29/2016 - 0 comment(s)
 From their first planting in the year 2000, Rick and Madelyn Naber have been able to depend on friends, neighbors on the north shore of Lake Travis and wine aficionados to dig into the soil and... + continue reading

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Arrayed are some of the wines to be offered by the new Yates Winery, opening in Hye in September. Yates Winery is owned by the Yates family, which operates Spicewood Vineyards in Burnet County.

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GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER

Still honeymooning after 64 years of marriage, George and Germaine Gaulin, formerly of Rhode Island and now of Georgetown, share the fun of stomping grapes Lucille-Ball-style at the 27th Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20. George, who sang French folksongs to his bride, memorialized his romp through the stomp with vintage footprints on a commemorative tee shirt. The festival continued at the winery on Lake Buchanan in the Tow Community Saturday, Aug. 27. See more photos on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2bop4PK

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Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor The Highlander I confess. I think I am the one originally responsible for all of this rain in Burnet County. It started innocently enough. The cast was in the... + continue reading

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

At one point during her Choctaw Casino concert Friday night, there was about six feet of separation between me and Joan Jett. She is still an incredible performer. 

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Alexandria Randolph/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Hotel owner Foster Wilson (Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn) is stunned at the shooting prowess of Annie Oakley (Christine Ashbaugh) during a Hill Country Community Theatre performance of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.” The real Annie Oakley was an empowering figure for American women who, during her heyday, earned more than anyone else in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West except Buffalo Bill Cody himself. 

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