Friday, August 18, 2017
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Public hearings Tuesday, Aug. 15, unveiled a final proposed budget based on a tax rate slightly lower than the effective rate and including proposed utility fee increases lower than anticipated for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the City of Marble Falls.... + continue reading

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Living Love Animal Rescue, already bursting with cats and dogs looking for new homes, has taken on most of a 14-puppy litter and now a fund has been established to care for them until the Lab-mix heart melters can find homes. The Clear the Shelters campaign is in full swing and adoptions now could help answer that call.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The volunteers of Living Love Animal Rescue in south Burnet County went above and beyond their previous commitments this month when they made room for more than 10 animals at once. The shelter already was full to bursting with 20 dogs and close to... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) will be offering a one-day only adoption special in keeping with the spirit of the upcoming national “Clear the Shelters” event, Saturday, Aug. 19. National advertisements for the campaign have been running on NBC television stations. “... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Members of the Granite Shoals City Council left one of their meetings Thursday, Aug. 10, to attend the very first Know Your Neighbor block party. Know Your Neighbor is a program being conducted by the Granite Shoals Faith Alliance, with the support... + continue reading

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Drag boats fairly leap from the water and down the quarter liquid race track of Lake Marble Falls during LakeFest. Check the winners in this story and see photos and videos of the event on the The-Highlander Facebook page. Like us and keep up with all the news.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The 26th annual LakeFest was a success on all fronts. The roar of engines that echoes from Lake Marble Falls up and down the Highland Lakes on the second weekend of August each year has become familiar, but the attraction seems to grow. “We... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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The Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT) will unveil its 3rd annual talent show in a one-night performance designed to fit any theater goer's budget on Saturday, Aug. 19. “We had some amazing talent try out,” said Mike Rademaekers, executive director of HCCT. “You will... + continue reading

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08/16/2017
The Llano County Commissioners Court rescinded a county-wide burn ban Monday, Aug. 14, just two weeks after imposing it. When Llano got more than seven inches of rain Aug. 6-7, County Judge Mary Cunningham said she began receiving calls asking if the ban would be lifted. Commissioners agreed... + continue reading
08/16/2017
By Richard Zowie The Highlander The Texas Education Agency released its preliminary 2016-2017 financial accountability ratings, and Marble Falls Independent School District scored an A. Created in 2001, the school Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) encourages public schools... + continue reading

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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Public hearings Tuesday, Aug. 15, unveiled a final proposed budget based on a tax rate slightly lower than the effective rate and including proposed utility fee increases lower than anticipated for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the City of Marble Falls.... + continue reading

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Living Love Animal Rescue, already bursting with cats and dogs looking for new homes, has taken on most of a 14-puppy litter and now a fund has been established to care for them until the Lab-mix heart melters can find homes. The Clear the Shelters campaign is in full swing and adoptions now could help answer that call.

08/16/2017 - 0 comment(s)
By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The volunteers of Living Love Animal Rescue in south Burnet County went above and beyond their previous commitments this month when they made room for more than 10 animals at once. The shelter already was full to bursting with 20 dogs and close to... + continue reading
08/16/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) will be offering a one-day only adoption special in keeping with the spirit of the upcoming national “Clear the Shelters” event, Saturday, Aug. 19. National advertisements for the campaign have been running on NBC television stations. “... + continue reading

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Cyril Lemon’s football career included holding down the offensive line for the Marble Falls Mustangs and University of North Texas Mean Green. After briefly playing for the New Orleans Saints, he has returned to Marble Falls to coach the defensive line in football.

08/08/2017 - 0 comment(s)
By Richard Zowie The Highlander Hurricane Katrina brought him and his family from New Orleans to Marble Falls, where he played football for the Mustangs as an offensive guard and graduated from... + continue reading

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Living Love Animal Rescue, already bursting with cats and dogs looking for new homes, has taken on most of a 14-puppy litter and now a fund has been established to care for them until the Lab-mix heart melters can find homes. The Clear the Shelters campaign is in full swing and adoptions now could help answer that call.

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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The volunteers of Living Love Animal Rescue in south Burnet County went above and beyond their previous commitments this month when they made room for... + continue reading

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Safety checks takes place in Johnson Park before an entry is ready for LakeFest Drag Boat Races, underway through Sunday, Aug. 13, on Lake Marble Falls. Driver of the entry Nitrochondriac, Bryan Sanders of Houston, left, goes over the list with Matt Schubauer of Lucas Oil, corporate sponsor of the race. Sanders is the driver that pushed to the world elapsed time (ET) record of 3.38 seconds at 268 mph.

11/08/17 - 0 comment(s)

Kim Green (as the Silver Banshee) and her daughter Cierra Jones (as Jaylah) pose before the Star Trek Galactic Federation symbol at the Alamo City Comic-Con. The mild-mannered Green, who is the office manager of The Highlander, has a geeky side that only comes out at Comic-Con.

04/08/17 - 0 comment(s)

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Bill Hutton and his girlfriend Gina Ciauri (left) visit with longtime friends and Marble Falls residents Jack and Cathy Harris, right. Hutton keeps in close touch with the Harris’ son, Jeff, who currently serves in the U.S. Marines.

01/08/17 - 0 comment(s)

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The sheriff responds, here, to ideas heard in a Llano County Commissioners Court budget workshop. They were published in the Tuesday, Aug. 8, edition of The Highlander and here, on HighlanderNews.com.

08/10/2017 - 0 comment(s)
A Letter from Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn: I would like to address the article in last week’s paper concerning the “depopulation” of the Llano County Jail. First, only... + continue reading

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Train lead singer Pat Monahan snaps a selfie with Highlander Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn's cellphone during a Saturday night, May 20, concert at Austin360 Amphitheater.

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