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Local motorists are having to contend with the growing number of 240-foot long wind turbine blades, making their way onto U.S 281 from RR 2147 (seen here on May 19) in Marble Falls traveling north on the highway to expanding wind farms.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The old adage – “Everything is bigger in Texas” – lives up to its phrasing as far as motorists are concerned who attempt to navigate frequent loads of monster wind turbine blades blowing through town... + continue reading
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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  Contributed/Alexandria Randolph Thunderstorms which swept through the area on the morning of Tuesday, May 26, brought lightning, rain, flash flooding and hail, as pictured here in Round Mountain at the Southwest Center on U.S. 281 in Blanco County. Other reports included pea-sized hail... + continue reading
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Amber Westerman, who grew up in Marble Falls, first picked up a guitar at age 17. Her love of music has taken her from Texas to Iowa to Hawaii and now to Nashville. Listen to her new single "Your Homebody" and read more about her journey at amberwestermanmusic.com.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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    By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Amber Westerman's travels have taken her to Iowa, Hawaii and her current home of Nashville, Tennessee, but the singer-songwriter's roots remain firmly grounded in her Marble Falls upbringing. Westerman released her first single,... + continue reading
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City officials hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at 4 p.m. today, Friday, May 22, for newly-renovated and newly-created amenities including a lakes swimming area and the manmade sandy beach in Lakeside Park, 200 Buena Vista Dr.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer As the temperatures heat up, Marble Falls city staff have created a program to help youngsters cool off this summer, while adhering to COVID-19 protocols from the state. “We are planning to have pool hours as far as... + continue reading
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Marble Falls Athletic Club owner Patrick Bonner and certified personal trainer Johnny Henderson planned May 15 how to space clients for fitness activities in anticipation of the re-opening of facilities Monday, May 18.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer From a new name to a new way of doing business upon re-opening, the Verus Strength & Fitness Transformation Lab, has cultivated a plan for eventually coaxing clients back into the facility by keeping them active online... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Granite Shoals council members appointed Libby Edwards to the city council to replace Todd Holland, who resigned on April 21 after moving outside of the city. The council interviewed four applicants for the vacant seat at a special meeting on May 19 held via... + continue reading
05/22/2020
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Test results from a Texas National Guard mobile COVID-19 testing site in Marble Falls came back Friday, May 22, with all individuals testing negative, Burnet County Judge James Oakley said. Seventy people were tested by the Texas National Guard and Department of... + continue reading

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Local motorists are having to contend with the growing number of 240-foot long wind turbine blades, making their way onto U.S 281 from RR 2147 (seen here on May 19) in Marble Falls traveling north on the highway to expanding wind farms.

05/26/2020
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The old adage – “Everything is bigger in Texas” – lives up to its phrasing as far as motorists are concerned who attempt to navigate frequent loads of monster wind turbine blades blowing through town... + continue reading
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05/26/2020
  Contributed/Alexandria Randolph Thunderstorms which swept through the area on the morning of Tuesday, May 26, brought lightning, rain, flash flooding and hail, as pictured here in Round Mountain at the Southwest Center on U.S. 281 in Blanco County. Other reports included pea-sized hail... + continue reading
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Amber Westerman, who grew up in Marble Falls, first picked up a guitar at age 17. Her love of music has taken her from Texas to Iowa to Hawaii and now to Nashville. Listen to her new single "Your Homebody" and read more about her journey at amberwestermanmusic.com.

05/26/2020
    By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Amber Westerman's travels have taken her to Iowa, Hawaii and her current home of Nashville, Tennessee, but the singer-songwriter's roots remain firmly grounded in her Marble Falls upbringing. Westerman released her first single,... + continue reading

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
MFHS Mustang Kaleb Alexander carries the ball past a defender during a 2019 scrimmage. His teammates may get a chance to get back on the gridiron for summer 2020 practices.

05/05/2020
          Special to The Highlander The UIL legislative council met virtually on Friday morning to discuss a new agenda item that would most... + continue reading
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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Prohibition of formal practices haven't changed much for Marble Falls High School long-distance runners. Coach Chris Schrader charges the athletes with self-guided workouts even when school is in session. MFHS runners Bryer Atkinson, Chris Talamantez, Bryce Atkinson, Jennifer Arreguin and Sayra Salazar met with Burnet High School runner Hudson Bennett at Granite Park in Granite Shoals on the morning of Wednesday, April 8 for a run around the Manzano Hike Bike and Run Trail.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
In the first half of the game on Friday, March 13, the Mustangs controlled possession, and senior Ethan Smith (left) netted a goal off a side throw from senior Gilder Vasquez.

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05/14/2020
    Special to The Highlander Highland Lakes Publishing, publisher of The Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin, has established a Community Marketing Grant Program to assist locally... + continue reading
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Marble Falls High School senior Bryce Laake was 'adopted' by Sherry Warren of Marble Falls who sent him a customized gift basket.

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Highland Lakes Crisis Center on April 7 mobilized volunteers from several churches to load free meals into the cars of volunteer delivery drivers at a site donated for use by Bear King Brewing Co., 207 Avenue G.

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The Ascension Seton Highland Lakes staff COVID-19 night shift expresses their gratitude to the community for support.

04/17/2020
        By Karen Litterer Hospital Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer Ascension Seton Highland Lakes As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals... + continue reading
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Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Jeff Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4, as the new publisher and editor of the publications based in Marble Falls and Burnet, Texas.

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