Special to The Highlander Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce today, July 14,  announced the cancellation of Lakefest 2020 originally scheduled to take place on July 25 and 26. Lakefest organizers, health and local officials made the united decision based on the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 in…
Relaxing of widespread social distancing requirements in Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott during the month of May led to increases in July sales tax allocations for all but one Burnet County city, according to figures released by the Texas Comptroller's Office. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he…
Doug was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Wilma D. and Glenn Leonard Day, moved to Odessa, Texas, a year later. Doug swam for local teams, coached by his dad, and took up the guitar at an early age. He was playing gigs by age 15. After graduating from Permian High, he moved to Austin, pursuing his…
Marble Falls city officials and a local resident cautioned the city council July 7 to consider all potential issues and detailed regulation while evaluating the potential for a short-term rental policy. “It’s a contentious issue,” Assistant City Manager Caleb Kraenzel said. The item on the agenda…
Don Henry Bridges III (fondly known as Little Don, Butch, Farmer Don, Mother Earth, and PeePaw) passed away on July 3, 2020 at the age of 65. He was born on March 2, 1955 to Don Henry Bridges, Jr. and Anna Mae Garrett Bridges. He was welcomed home by his sister Janis. He lost his mother in 1959,…
Elective surgeries in Burnet and Llano counties have been suspended for a second time after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Thursday, July 9. The following day, Abbott alsoissued a proclamation extending his disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.…
Llano County Precinct Commissioner Peter Jones has arranged for tours of a Collier, Inc., sand plant in Jarrell for those who want to see how a proposed plant near Kingsland might look. The tours are set for Thursday, July 16; each tour will be limited because visitors must wear hard hats. Jones…
Norman Brooks Leftwich was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Oct. 7, 1926, to George and Sherley Leftwich. After childhood years in Waco and Dallas, the family moved to Shallowater, Texas (near Lubbock), where George managed a large cotton farm for many years. Norman served in the Navy during WWII…
The Marble Falls Education Foundation announced Jeanna Jette as the new executive director. Jette is a graduate of Marble Falls High School. Upon graduating from MFHS, she attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her B.S. in Advertising. She has worked in many different facets of the…
Katy Jo Lewis passed away July 4, 2020. She was born May 30, 1995 on a Tuesday at South Austin Hospital, to Joe and Vonda Lewis. She was welcomed by her brother Trapper, her sister Samantha and many grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mom,…
As a Democrat primary runoff election comes to a close in Burnet County, election officials have fielded fears about potential exposure to the coronavirus as citizens exercise their right to vote. "It's been a big, big year especially since the pandemic," Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug…
Relaxing of widespread social distancing requirements in Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott during the month…
Elective surgeries in Burnet and Llano counties have been suspended for a second time after Texas…
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, we must demonstrate that we can confront the challenges of…
Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce today, July 14, announced the cancellation of Lakefest 2020 originally scheduled to take place on July 25 and 26. Lakefest organizers, health and local officials made the united decision based on the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 in Central Texas. Tickets purchased for the event will be refunded. “While it appears that Burnet County is at a manageable stage regarding COVID-19, that will likely not be the case if there is a large gathering like Lakefest," said Burnet County Health Authority, Dr. Juliette…
Marble Falls city officials and a local resident cautioned the city council July 7 to consider all potential issues and detailed regulation while evaluating…
Llano County Precinct Commissioner Peter Jones has arranged for tours of a Collier, Inc., sand plant in Jarrell for those who want to see how a proposed plant…
Marble Falls City Council sorted through a few recommended regulatory rules for downtown signs, RV parks in the city limits and plans for a potential short-…
  Special to The Highlander From June to August each year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff place leg bands on thousands of mourning and…
Special to The Highlander The UIL legislative council met virtually on Friday morning to discuss a new agenda item that would most likely lead to a temporary…
By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor Texas schools are closed until at least May 4, and athletic events are put on hold. However, the long-distance runners at…
The Marble Falls Education Foundation announced Jeanna Jette as the new executive director. Jette is a graduate of Marble Falls High School. Upon graduating…
A group of residents hosted a local version July 5 of a nationwide call for boaters to rally for the President of the United States. Supporters from as far as…
Real estate and development company Harvard Investments, developer of Gregg Ranch, is partnering with local firms to complete the 240-acre master-planned…
After accounting for seasonal factors, existing homes sold through Texas Multiple Listing Services fell to their lowest level since 2012 amid public health…
  Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) led a bipartisan letter with Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO-6) and 136 of their colleagues to U.S. House Speaker Nancy…
Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to institute police reforms when he met with the Houston family of George Floyd, who was handcuffed and killed by police in front of a…
Texans have been witnessing things that would have been unthinkable until now: Surge teams, testing of nursing homes for COVID-19 and the National Guard…
Drip and soak In anticipation of a hot summer in central Texas (imagine that), watering trees and shrubs deeply and tracking the watering needs of flowers and…
Doug was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Wilma D. and Glenn Leonard Day, moved to Odessa, Texas, a year later. Doug swam for local teams, coached by his dad, and…
Norman Brooks Leftwich was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Oct. 7, 1926, to George and Sherley Leftwich. After childhood years in Waco and Dallas, the family…
Don Henry Bridges III (fondly known as Little Don, Butch, Farmer Don, Mother Earth, and PeePaw) passed away on July 3, 2020 at the age of 65. He was born on…
Katy Jo Lewis passed away July 4, 2020. She was born May 30, 1995 on a Tuesday at South Austin Hospital, to Joe and Vonda Lewis. She was welcomed by her…
Drew Franklin, 21, our beautiful, smart, and loving son, grandson, brother, boyfriend, and friend passed away on June 2, 2020. Drew was born on the evening of…

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