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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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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      Special to the Highlander Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin as well as a growing number of print publications and digital platforms... + continue reading

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Crews began to repair landscaping damage Nov. 15 caused by feral hogs overnight in the 1000 block of Ridge Point Drive. Authorities blamed wild pigs for rooting up two other areas of town that same night, including the Colt Elementary School campus and businesses, just off Mormon Mill Road.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Feral hogs caused thousands of dollars in damage in one night recently at a local school campus, at least two private businesses and a number of residences, resulting in calls to authorities who contract with a trapper to... + continue reading

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LCRA will allow for an eight-week drawdown period for Lake LBJ and Inks Lake from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020 to allow for shoreline clean up, maintenance and other repairs needed following the October 2018 flood.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor For the past several months, property owners around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake as well as Burnet County officials had been asking the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for assistance so they could complete repairs to docks,... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Connie Swinney/The Highlander The Marble Falls Rotary Club and Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) hosted a Veterans Day event Nov. 11, to honor veterans and educate the community about their resources. Among the attendees were 97-year-old U.S. Air Force and Navy veteran Ken Lindow (front right... + continue reading

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Avenue N features one of the flood-prone, low-water crossings in which city staff is seeking grant funding for a bridge project.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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    By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls City Council approved applying for matching grants funding two bridge crossing projects and a crossing emergency warning system to mitigate issues on city streets prone to flooding. The FEMA grant request –- involving... + continue reading

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Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

Friday, November 8, 2019
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      By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his... + continue reading

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11/20/2019
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer The Granite Shoals City Council asked city staff to research details related to adding a “business fee” for profit-based associations utilizing the city's boat launch facilities. City Manager Jeff Looney presented the option to the council at... + continue reading
11/19/2019
UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, crews completed repair of the water main, city officials said. Residents should boil water for the next 24 to 48 hours as the city has water samples sent for testing. By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Cottonwood Shores city officials have sent an... + continue reading

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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.

11/20/2019
      Special to the Highlander Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin as well as a growing number of print publications and digital platforms... + continue reading

Contributed
Crews began to repair landscaping damage Nov. 15 caused by feral hogs overnight in the 1000 block of Ridge Point Drive. Authorities blamed wild pigs for rooting up two other areas of town that same night, including the Colt Elementary School campus and businesses, just off Mormon Mill Road.

11/20/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Feral hogs caused thousands of dollars in damage in one night recently at a local school campus, at least two private businesses and a number of residences, resulting in calls to authorities who contract with a trapper to... + continue reading

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LCRA will allow for an eight-week drawdown period for Lake LBJ and Inks Lake from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020 to allow for shoreline clean up, maintenance and other repairs needed following the October 2018 flood.

11/20/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor For the past several months, property owners around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake as well as Burnet County officials had been asking the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for assistance so they could complete repairs to docks,... + continue reading

Sports

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Mustangs boys basketball team is returning several key players, including junior Tate Deering, as they aim for the playoffs in Head Coach Travis Crain's first season. The Mustangs will open their season on Saturday, Nov. 23 against Liberty Hill.

11/19/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor With the conclusion of the football and cross country seasons, the Marble Falls boys basketball team has a full roster to begin... + continue reading

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Flames athlete Colby Offutt made several big plays against Denton Calvary in the first round of the 6-on-6 playoffs on Nov. 16 in Groesbeck. Outside of a few big plays, the Faith Academy offense never got on track in the loss.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Marble Falls Mustangs celebrated their second win of the season on Friday, Nov. 8 in the finale against Cedar Creek in Bastrop. In the above photo, the Mustangs pumped up the home crowd after their first win against Bastrop.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls sophomore Eric Nickowski is one of six underclassmen that could return next season for the Mustangs boys cross country team. Eric ran the 5,000-meter race in 18:10 on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Round Rock.

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11/13/2019
Connie Swinney/The Highlander The Marble Falls Rotary Club and Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) hosted a Veterans Day event Nov. 11, to honor veterans and educate the community about their... + continue reading

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Marble Falls football team honored the number one Mustang fan, Bro. Max Copeland, at the Friday Oct. 18 game versus Bastrop by wearing red socks in honor of the late pastor. The Mustangs are undefeated on Max Copeland Night. See the story of the Mustangs' first win of the season in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander, your high school sports authority for the Highland Lakes.

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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.

11/20/2019
      Special to the Highlander Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA Executive Vice President of Water John Hofmann addressed the Marble Falls City Council in February about the entity's operations during the October 2018 flood. Council members quizzed Hofmann about debris and sediment deposits left in the flood's wake.

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During extreme drought situations such as the case in 2012, the Lower Colorado River Authority can limit the amount of water flows downstream to so-called "interruptible" customers such as the rice farmers in Matagorda Bay on the Texas coast.

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