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Llano County Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke (standing, center) calls a town hall meeting to order on Tuesday, April 16, at the county’s east annex on Ranch Road 1431. Topics at the meeting ranged from crime prevention to highway construction.

Friday, April 19, 2019
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        By Phil Reynolds Contributing Writer Topics at the Llano County Precinct 2 town hall Tuesday, April 16, may have been few in number but they were wide-ranging in scope. Hosted by Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke at the Llano County East Annex, the... + continue reading
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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Brian Herman was named the new head football coach for Marble Falls High School on Monday, April 15. Herman and his family were introduced to those in attendance at the school board meeting by MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. The public is invited to a meet and... + continue reading

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Engineers from Huckabee Engineering shared conceptual sketches with the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15. One of the sketches showed what the Marble Falls High School commons area will look like after the renovations are complete.

Friday, April 19, 2019
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        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Representatives from Huckabee Engineering, construction managers for the Marble Falls Independent School District's $55 million bond projects, presented preliminary designs and budgets for district-wide renovations to... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel participated in a course in 2019 to sharpen tight-space and other rescue skills as part of the entity's enhanced efforts for comprehensive training. Pictured, from left, are: Fire Capt. Sam Stacks and Engineer Randy Rankin.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls Fire Rescue unveiled the state of local fire service with several new personnel, facility upgrades and training features during the entity's annual report to city leaders. Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief... + continue reading

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Brian Herman has accepted the position of head football coach and boys athletic coordinator at Marble Falls Independent School District. He and his wife Nicole and their children, including a high school, middle school and college student, will join the community this school year.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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        From staff reports Marble Falls school board members approved a new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator, during the April 15 regular school board meeting. Officials welcomed Brian Herman to start his position this school year. His past... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer (left) and City Manager Mike Hodge spoke before the Texas House Energy Resources Committee about the infiltration of the mining industry and its economic impact, near the city and in the Burnet County area.

Friday, April 12, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Burnet County officials offered insight April 8 into the pitfalls of the growing number of mining operations among fledgling residential developments, as state lawmakers in Austin considered potential bills which would further... + continue reading

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04/19/2019
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Local county and school officials were less than pleased this week with the passage of a Texas Senate bill that caps the amount property taxes can be increased without requiring voter approval. Senate Bill 2, which limits the amount of revenue local governments... + continue reading
04/19/2019
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls business owners along a stretch of U.S. 281 north could lose state right-of-way frontage including parking lot space, as the Texas Department of Transportation takes steps for highway construction projects for safety and to accommodate pedestrian... + continue reading

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Phil Reynolds/The Highlander
Llano County Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke (standing, center) calls a town hall meeting to order on Tuesday, April 16, at the county’s east annex on Ranch Road 1431. Topics at the meeting ranged from crime prevention to highway construction.

04/19/2019
        By Phil Reynolds Contributing Writer Topics at the Llano County Precinct 2 town hall Tuesday, April 16, may have been few in number but they were wide-ranging in scope. Hosted by Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke at the Llano County East Annex, the... + continue reading
04/19/2019
Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Brian Herman was named the new head football coach for Marble Falls High School on Monday, April 15. Herman and his family were introduced to those in attendance at the school board meeting by MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. The public is invited to a meet and... + continue reading

Contributed/MFISD
Engineers from Huckabee Engineering shared conceptual sketches with the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15. One of the sketches showed what the Marble Falls High School commons area will look like after the renovations are complete.

04/19/2019
        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Representatives from Huckabee Engineering, construction managers for the Marble Falls Independent School District's $55 million bond projects, presented preliminary designs and budgets for district-wide renovations to... + continue reading

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04/19/2019
Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Brian Herman was named the new head football coach for Marble Falls High School on Monday, April 15. Herman and his family were introduced to those in attendance at the... + continue reading

Contributed/MFISD
Brian Herman has accepted the position of head football coach and boys athletic coordinator at Marble Falls Independent School District. He and his wife Nicole and their children, including a high school, middle school and college student, will join the community this school year.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs senior goalkeeper Michael Vazquez made several key saves in the Mustangs' penalty kick victory over Caney Creek on Tuesday.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Junior midfielder Josiah Rojas (8) works against a Hippos defender in front of the Hutto goal in Thursday's playoff match. Rojas scored the only goal of the match in the Mustangs' win.

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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.

04/12/2019
      Special to The Highlander The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Doublewide, Texas,” the fourth show of its 2018-19 season¸ by playwrights... + continue reading

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A collision on the U.S. 281 Lake Marble Falls Bridge the evening of April 3 compounded traffic delays, following another multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Crews re-routed traffic off the main roadways in the heart of the city which backed up motorists in adjacent neighborhoods and businesses for nearly an hour.

04/09/2019
          By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Marble Falls may be a city divided by water, but it needs to come together for a common purpose — to call... + continue reading

Connie Swinney reflects on Presidents Day by offering a broader perspective on the contribution of the founding fathers of the United States.

22/02/19 -

First impressions mean everything. The new sports editor and school news reporter for The Highlander hopes to make a good one with the community. Learn more about his background in his introductory column.

24/01/19 -

In an era of contentious debate, Connie Swinney recalls how MLK, Jr.'s legacy should inspire everyone to carry out civic responsibilities through non-violent means.

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