Guess who's back downtown again? After 23 years away, The Highlander is moving back to historic downtown Marble Falls. We will be settling into our new office at 905 Third Street during the weekend and Monday, Sept. 28, will be our first official day open in the new place. We're excited about the…
Eligible voters have through Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election in Texas. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Friday, Oct. 30. Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Tuscan Village was given the go-ahead to build a community garden and dog park for their residents at the Sept. 15 Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting. Council members unanimously approved a conditional use permit (CUP) application by Tuscan Village following a public hearing. Two individuals spoke…
Local residents, including advocates from Double Those Horn and the Sandy Creek area, have combined forces with a state entity calling for more restrictions on the aggregate industry's unfettered expansion in and around communities, officials said. “Landowner and resident groups from around the…
The upper Highland Lakes is undergoing a real estate revival, and experts say the coronavirus may be to blame. “The market is as hot as it has ever been. Everything listed is selling," said Patty Gillean, part owner of Horseshoe Bay ONE Realty, 111 Par Three Ct. Gillean, who has been in the…
With the goal of encouraging self-sufficiency a non-profit group born outof local disasters has launched an effort to build a venue to termporarily house students and their families who are homeless or strug gling to find stable housing. Highland Lakes Crisis Network (HLCN) officials asked Marble…
As the active cases of COVID-19 drop in Burnet County, Marble Falls Independent School District is seeing an increase in the number of students joining in-person classes. Monday, Sept. 21 was the latest "on ramp" date for students to move from remote learning to in-person instruction, and all…
The House Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations (House APO Committee) is looking for your input! Every even-numbered year, the legislature assembles study committees to examine issues brought up in the previous legislative session that require more research and discussion.…
Cheryl Michel, 70, of Marble Falls, passed away Sept. 19, 2020. She was born Oct. 29, 1949 in the Burnet Hospital to Jacob Gus Michel and Patricia Knoph Michel. Cheryl worked for many years at Southwestern Bell Telephone (AT&T). She also was a longtime employee of The Highlander newspaper in…
Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham filed for exemption of Gov. Greg Abbott’s GA-29 face covering requirement on Sept. 16 due to the county sustaining fewer than 20 cases of COVID-19 for over 30 days. “We are extremely grateful to our residents and businesses for their cooperation during this…
Burnet and Llano county nursing facilities and assisted living centers are preparing for Thursday, Sept. 24, when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will allow expanded visitation by people the state Health and Human Services Commission deems “essential family caregivers.” The executive order signed by Abbott…
Local residents, including advocates from Double Those Horn and the Sandy Creek area, have combined…
The upper Highland Lakes is undergoing a real estate revival, and experts say the coronavirus may…
With the goal of encouraging self-sufficiency a non-profit group born outof local disasters has…
After 23 years away, The Highlander is moving back to historic downtown Marble Falls. We will be settling into our new office at 905 Third Street during the weekend and Monday, Sept. 28, will be our first official day open in the new place. We're excited about the move — even as we sadly say goodbye to our former home.
Eligible voters have through Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election in Texas. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and…
A plane which left Horseshoe Bay Sept. 20 crashed in Leon County, killing four people aboard, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 1984…
In an emergency meeting Monday, Sept. 21, Llano County commissioners invoked a state law allowing them to grant an exemption to seeking bids on county work,…
Marble Falls Mustangs fans got their first glimpse of the 2020 squads on Thursday, Sept. 17 during scrimmages with Leander High School, and it’s clear that…
The Marble Falls High School volleyball team learned a lot about themselves in their 3-0 loss to Boerne Champion to open the 2020 season on Tuesday night. The…
The Mustangs football team has worked more play reps into their practices this season than last year. The team played their first scrimmage of 2020 on Thursday…
Tuscan Village was given the go-ahead to build a community garden and dog park for their residents at the Sept. 15 Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting. Council…
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer read a proclamation Sept. 15 recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, 1620- 2020. Pictured with Packer are…
One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope…
The House Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations (House APO Committee) is looking for your input! Every even-numbered year, the…
Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s early days yet. Presently we are ranked ninth in the state but I have a saying. “Rankings don’t win races; runners do!” Here is my…
Sept. 11, 2001, was deadline day at the Bowie County Citizens Tribune and DeKalb News in New Boston, Texas. As managing editor, I had already gone in to work…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt by Marble Falls EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher on the entity’s website titled COVID and the MF Economy.…
Whether you are in an urban community or rural Texas, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our families, businesses, communities, and schools are far-…
Cheryl Michel, 70, of Marble Falls, passed away Sept. 19, 2020. She was born Oct. 29, 1949 in the Burnet Hospital to Jacob Gus Michel and Patricia Knoph Michel…
T Jones (James C Jones), 89, born on a farm in Childress, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 44 years and the love of his…
Douglas Lee Johns, 68, of Kingsland, Texas passed away on September 17, 2020. He was born to Glover and Rita (LeCuyer) Johns on May 31, 1952 in Washington DC…
Mary Christine Odom, 96, of Marble Falls, Texas, was born on April 27, 1924, in Waxahachie, Texas, and passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020. Mary, or…
Inez Wiley Bowen, 91, of Burnet, Texas, formerly of Midland, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Inez was born on September 22, 1928, in Fisher…