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The first annual Community Pride Award is presented to Ridgemont Village for spring cleaning beautification within the city. Mayor John Packer is joined for the presentation at the Marble Falls City Council meeting Aug. 16 by, continuing left, Scott Matthews, Ridgemont Village owner; resident Dee Guinn, and Kelly Crane, Ridgemont Village manager.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Ridgemont Village recognized for community pride By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Ridgemont Village, a retirement community at 92 Gateway North, has been named recipient of the first annual Marble Falls Community Pride Award. The award was first on the agenda of the Marble Falls... + continue reading

Expect delays around eight Granite Shoals city streets Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25. The annual paving program, a stopgap of seal-coating is underway. If citizens vote yes to a bond issue in November, main arteries are to be brought to a Ranch to Market Road 1431 standard.

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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The Granite Shoals City Council on Monday, Aug. 15, changed course on a decision and now will give voters a chance in November to approve a $3 million bond issue for the restoration of the most heavily-traveled portions of its three main arteries. To... + continue reading
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Veterans of the Vietnam War era will be honored at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Burnet County Veterans Services and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376. Congressman Roger Williams will address the program to be held at the VFW Post, 1001 Veterans... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor The Highlander Proposed changes to the bylaws of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative that change how directors are elected were passed Monday, Aug. 15, by the co-op's board of directors during a meeting that, at times, was very heated and tense. The... + continue reading

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Scott Lumbert survived this crash of his top fuel hydro drag boat "Spirit of Texas" at LakeFest on Sunday, Aug. 14, and he is still hospitalized at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

Friday, August 19, 2016
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By Christi Bertelson Highland Lakes Newspapers   Scott Lumbert is showing signs of progress after injuries sustained during the boat races at LakeFest on Sunday, Aug. 14, according to his wife Lynn. “Scott is showing progress; it is baby steps and we still have a long road,... + continue reading

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER

The first annual Community Pride Award is presented to Ridgemont Village for spring cleaning beautification within the city. Mayor John Packer is joined for the presentation at the Marble Falls City Council meeting Aug. 16 by, continuing left, Scott Matthews, Ridgemont Village owner; resident Dee Guinn, and Kelly Crane, Ridgemont Village manager.

Expect delays around eight Granite Shoals city streets Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25. The annual paving program, a stopgap of seal-coating is underway. If citizens vote yes to a bond issue in November, main arteries are to be brought to a Ranch to Market Road 1431 standard.

Contributed/Eric Debris

Scott Lumbert survived this crash of his top fuel hydro drag boat "Spirit of Texas" at LakeFest on Sunday, Aug. 14, and he is still hospitalized at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

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The first annual Community Pride Award is presented to Ridgemont Village for spring cleaning beautification within the city. Mayor John Packer is joined for the presentation at the Marble Falls City Council meeting Aug. 16 by, continuing left, Scott Matthews, Ridgemont Village owner; resident Dee Guinn, and Kelly Crane, Ridgemont Village manager.

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Ridgemont Village recognized for community pride By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Ridgemont Village, a retirement community at 92 Gateway North, has been named recipient of the first annual Marble Falls Community Pride Award. The award was first on the agenda of the Marble Falls... + continue reading

Expect delays around eight Granite Shoals city streets Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-25. The annual paving program, a stopgap of seal-coating is underway. If citizens vote yes to a bond issue in November, main arteries are to be brought to a Ranch to Market Road 1431 standard.

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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The Granite Shoals City Council on Monday, Aug. 15, changed course on a decision and now will give voters a chance in November to approve a $3 million bond issue for the restoration of the most heavily-traveled portions of its three main arteries. To... + continue reading
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Veterans of the Vietnam War era will be honored at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Burnet County Veterans Services and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376. Congressman Roger Williams will address the program to be held at the VFW Post, 1001 Veterans... + continue reading
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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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MARK GOODSON/THE HIGHLANDER SPORTS EDITOR David Morgan, Marble Falls High School’s first player drafted in the National Football League, signed autographs July 23, a farewell before reporting... + continue reading

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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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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 Lue Angell sat under the shade tree in a her flip flops Friday morning, reflecting on 29 years of living in the country on the north shores of Lake... + continue reading

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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

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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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