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TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape. “I did federal contracting for close to 17 years. Federal contracting is the 'spinning up' of getting something done,... + continue reading

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Marble Falls police officers Ben Masters and Moriah Esquivel displayed their new agency uniform patches May 16 at the public safety building, 606 Avenue N. To offer a compliment or support for the local agency, call 830-693-3611.

Friday, May 17, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls police officers are wearing their sense of duty on their sleeves. A new uniform patch design also conjures a new sense of identity and service. The agency launched a committee recently to design a new... + continue reading

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Bailey Goggans won the gold Friday in the 800-meter run during the state track meet.

Monday, May 13, 2019
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      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor After clarification by University Interscholastic League officials, Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans broke the conference 5A 800-meter run state record at the 2019 State track meet on Friday at the University of Texas. Goggans... + continue reading

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Former MFISD teacher and coach Travis Crain has rejoined the district as the new head basketball coach.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
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        By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor Marble Falls Independent School District hired Travis Crain as the new boys basketball head coach at a special school board meeting on Thursday. Crain takes the reins after previous head coach Matt Bailey accepted the... + continue reading

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Marble Falls police are investigating a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. Contact 9-1-1 or call (830) 693-3611.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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      From staff reports Marble Falls police officials are sending out an alert to residents about a possible mountain lion sighting May 8 near two churches within the city limits, according to a press release. “[We] received an unconfirmed report of a possible... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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By Caryl Calsyn Special to The Highlander Too many homes of historical value have been torn down or left to rot. Horseshoe Bay has only one still standing and that is the Fuchs (Fox) House and is one of only a few in Burnet County. The house was an important part of our past and can once... + continue reading

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05/21/2019
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The Burnet County Sheriff's Office faces a personnel gap at the jail and has offered to pay “competitive” salaries to coax potential employees to the facility. “We have a few openings and need to fill them. We had several that moved on to... + continue reading
05/21/2019
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Pedernales Electric Cooperative District 5 director candidates offered their views on single-member districts, renewable energy, board member conduct and electric reliability during last month's PEC candidate forum. Now voting in the election begins Friday... + continue reading

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TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.

05/21/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape. “I did federal contracting for close to 17 years. Federal contracting is the 'spinning up' of getting something done,... + continue reading

Contributed/Marble Falls Police Department
Marble Falls police officers Ben Masters and Moriah Esquivel displayed their new agency uniform patches May 16 at the public safety building, 606 Avenue N. To offer a compliment or support for the local agency, call 830-693-3611.

05/17/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls police officers are wearing their sense of duty on their sleeves. A new uniform patch design also conjures a new sense of identity and service. The agency launched a committee recently to design a new... + continue reading

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Marble Falls police are investigating a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. Contact 9-1-1 or call (830) 693-3611.

05/08/2019
      From staff reports Marble Falls police officials are sending out an alert to residents about a possible mountain lion sighting May 8 near two churches within the city limits, according to a press release. “[We] received an unconfirmed report of a possible... + continue reading

Sports

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Bailey Goggans won the gold Friday in the 800-meter run during the state track meet.

05/13/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor After clarification by University Interscholastic League officials, Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans broke the conference 5A 800-... + continue reading

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Former MFISD teacher and coach Travis Crain has rejoined the district as the new head basketball coach.

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Mustangs outfielder Sean Ferrell honored his mother's memory with a banner in right field at Marble Falls High School's Scearce field.

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Coach Chris Schrader worked with MFHS state-bound runner Bailey Goggans May 3 in preparation for the upcoming state track meet.

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Features

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The lineup of Marble Falls MayFest music artists include Creekside Republic, Hard Right, Thunderosa, ArchEgo, Doug Day, CRVNCH and JR Gomez y Los Conjuntos Bandits (pictured here).

05/07/2019
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The lineup has been set for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bands as Marble Falls MayFest 2019 returns for another action-... + continue reading

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STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

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As Texas Parks and Wildlife launched post-flood event studies on area waterways, they discovered the most abundant and diverse populations of fish on the Llano River near Junction.

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From left, Helen Ward, Amy Masuda, Gabriele Grasmick, Eliana Palmer, and Donna Petty star in the comedy “Doublewide, Texas,” opening April 25 at Hill Country Community Theatre.

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Lew K. Cohn is the managing editor for Highland Lakes Newspapers, comprised of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. He also covers Burnet County Commissioners, the city of Horseshoe Bay, political news and general features. To offer a comment, column idea, news or feature tip email lew@highlandernews.com.

05/17/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor You may call me Ahab or Galahad, because I defied the odds and hunted down my white whale and Holy Grail. However, unlike... + continue reading

The Luedeckes, father and daughter writing team, contribute a regular column to The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin, the newspapers of record for Highland Lakes and Burnet area. To request submission of a column for either publication, email lew@highlandernews.com.

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