GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER From Marble Falls upriver to Kingsland fireworks will light the sky on the 4th of July. You can see them going out on the town or just out on the porch.
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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, some that take place day-of, and some that stretch across several days of fun, family festivities.... + continue reading

County approval of $12.8 million private issue bonds is to bring two senior healthcare facilities to Llano County and another to Gillespie County by Crawford Facilities Development Corp., a Crawford-based real estate company specializing in the field of healthcare services.
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By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Llano County Commissioners approved a $12.8 million bond issue Monday, June 27, but the bonds won’t cost taxpayers a nickel. That’s because the bonds are actually being issued by a private company, not by the county. But the money will be... + continue reading

PHIL REYNOLDS/THE HIGHLANDER Joe Morris, chief of the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, left, and Valerie Black, assistant chief, right, recognize Capt. Bradley Casey, center, on his graduation from the National Fire Academy. Morris told the June 21 meeting of the Horseshoe Bay City Council that the academy provides leadership training to senior fire officials.
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By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Horseshoe Bay will continue handling its white-tailed deer overpopulation the way it has been, since a study group appointed to look at the matter couldn’t come up with a better alternative. City council members heard on June 21 that the study... + 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.
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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

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER No sooner are barricades removed than the first intrepid motorist takes the new tarmac of Avenue N to a Ranch to Market Road 1431 destination. The new roadway opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, ending the detour to Ford & Crew Home & Hardware, H-E-B and Bealls. A new home for the department store is well underway west of Avenue N.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH THE HIGHLANDER Without fanfare, barricades were moved aside at 8 a.m. this morning Wednesday, June 28, on the new realignment of Avenue N with Bluebonnet Drive at Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls. City of Marble Falls employees washed the entire roadway Monday... + continue reading

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER From Marble Falls upriver to Kingsland fireworks will light the sky on the 4th of July. You can see them going out on the town or just out on the porch.

County approval of $12.8 million private issue bonds is to bring two senior healthcare facilities to Llano County and another to Gillespie County by Crawford Facilities Development Corp., a Crawford-based real estate company specializing in the field of healthcare services.

PHIL REYNOLDS/THE HIGHLANDER Joe Morris, chief of the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, left, and Valerie Black, assistant chief, right, recognize Capt. Bradley Casey, center, on his graduation from the National Fire Academy. Morris told the June 21 meeting of the Horseshoe Bay City Council that the academy provides leadership training to senior fire officials.

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.

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER No sooner are barricades removed than the first intrepid motorist takes the new tarmac of Avenue N to a Ranch to Market Road 1431 destination. The new roadway opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, ending the detour to Ford & Crew Home & Hardware, H-E-B and Bealls. A new home for the department store is well underway west of Avenue N.

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06/29/2016
By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The 60th Annual Marble Falls Open/Pro Rodeo is on the horizon and rodeo events will be going on July 13-16. But the highlight for many families is the Marble Falls Rodeo Parade that will take place on Main Street July 16. “We invite all kinds of... + continue reading
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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

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GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER From Marble Falls upriver to Kingsland fireworks will light the sky on the 4th of July. You can see them going out on the town or just out on the porch.
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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, some that take place day-of, and some that stretch across several days of fun, family festivities.... + continue reading

County approval of $12.8 million private issue bonds is to bring two senior healthcare facilities to Llano County and another to Gillespie County by Crawford Facilities Development Corp., a Crawford-based real estate company specializing in the field of healthcare services.
06/29/2016 - 0 comment(s)
By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Llano County Commissioners approved a $12.8 million bond issue Monday, June 27, but the bonds won’t cost taxpayers a nickel. That’s because the bonds are actually being issued by a private company, not by the county. But the money will be... + continue reading

PHIL REYNOLDS/THE HIGHLANDER Joe Morris, chief of the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, left, and Valerie Black, assistant chief, right, recognize Capt. Bradley Casey, center, on his graduation from the National Fire Academy. Morris told the June 21 meeting of the Horseshoe Bay City Council that the academy provides leadership training to senior fire officials.
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By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Horseshoe Bay will continue handling its white-tailed deer overpopulation the way it has been, since a study group appointed to look at the matter couldn’t come up with a better alternative. City council members heard on June 21 that the study... + 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. See more photos on Facebook at The-Highlander page.
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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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