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Moderator Doug Sanders, left, stands ready to ask a question as Horseshoe Bay mayoral candidates Reagan Lambert and Cynthia Clinesmith address voters at a candidate forum Thursday, Oct. 3, at them Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor A full house of more than 300 people listened intently as the Horseshoe Bay mayoral Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert laid out their cases to be elected Thursday at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club Ballroom. Clinesmith,... + continue reading

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TxDOT will require more stringent requirements for determining traffic impact by commercial businesses (such as the US 281 mining operation entryway pictured here) and residential development located off state highways including US 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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        Connie Swinney Staff Writer To keep pace with growth and safety needs, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will require more rigorous assessment of how commercial and private development traffic patterns will impact the roadways. Within the... + continue reading

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Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials are two of three mining companies which have recently applied for air quality permits under consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The entryway is located, just north of Marble Falls on US 281 in Burnet County.

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        Knife River, Lhoist, Oldcastle expanding operations on US 281 By Lew K. Cohn and Connie Swinney The Highlander A Bismarck, North Dakota company has applied for a standard air quality permit to operate a permanent rock and concrete crusher just south of... + continue reading

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Residents who are supporters and opponents of the growing mining industry in Burnet County are set to come together during a public forum Monday, Oct. 7 in Marble Falls. Pictured here is a gravel truck on US 281 on Oct. 2 leaving the entryway of the Lhoist mining operation just north of Marble Falls. Concerns among residents include air and water quality as well as congestion and traffic safety.

Friday, October 4, 2019
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          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer An upcoming public forum will feature a debate among group representatives at odds over the impact and proliferation of the mining industry in the Hill Country. The event – sponsored by the Austin American... + continue reading

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A sulcata tortoise found his way to the newspaper parking lot Wednesday, Oct. 2. The tortoise was turned over to Marble Falls Police Department's animal control officer until its owner can be located. Call animal control at 830-693-3611 to offer information.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Sulcata tortoises are not indigenous to the Highland Lakes — they are more common to the southern Sahara desert and the savannas of Africa. However, someone forgot to tell that to one beautiful specimen who paid a... + continue reading

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Llano city officials expressed support for a partnership with a mining operations which is dredging in Town Lake (pictured here) and in Robinson Lake upstream on the Llano River to expand water storage capacity.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A private-public partnership between the city of Llano and a mining company has resulted in the removal of several tons of river sand from two lakes in the community, increasing domestic water storage capacity. On Sept.... + continue reading

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Moderator Doug Sanders, left, stands ready to ask a question as Horseshoe Bay mayoral candidates Reagan Lambert and Cynthia Clinesmith address voters at a candidate forum Thursday, Oct. 3, at them Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom.

10/08/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor A full house of more than 300 people listened intently as the Horseshoe Bay mayoral Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert laid out their cases to be elected Thursday at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club Ballroom. Clinesmith,... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
TxDOT will require more stringent requirements for determining traffic impact by commercial businesses (such as the US 281 mining operation entryway pictured here) and residential development located off state highways including US 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County.

10/08/2019
        Connie Swinney Staff Writer To keep pace with growth and safety needs, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will require more rigorous assessment of how commercial and private development traffic patterns will impact the roadways. Within the... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials are two of three mining companies which have recently applied for air quality permits under consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The entryway is located, just north of Marble Falls on US 281 in Burnet County.

10/04/2019
        Knife River, Lhoist, Oldcastle expanding operations on US 281 By Lew K. Cohn and Connie Swinney The Highlander A Bismarck, North Dakota company has applied for a standard air quality permit to operate a permanent rock and concrete crusher just south of... + continue reading

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During the cross-county rivalry gam Sept. 6 in Burnet, the Marble Falls Mustangs had 20 offensive plays where they gained seven or more yards. At one point, the team had an 11-play drive in the first half that didn't result in points - crucial moments which fed the other team's momentum, according to the coach.

09/10/2019
        By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor The Marble Falls Mustangs football team turned the ball over six times on Friday, Sept. 6 in a 41-6 loss against the cross-... + continue reading

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs defenders are coached to strip the ball, and that's exactly what they did on several occasions against Canyon Lake. On this play, the runner was ruled down by contact. For more photos, more about the Mustang players and details of the game, pick up the Friday, Sept. 6 issue of The Highlander.

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Marble Falls Mustangs Gabriel Perez (63) and Kaleb Alexander (33) took a breather between plays during the scrimmage Aug. 23 against Liberty Hill.

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Fullback Gabe Barker is swarmed by teammates and coaches following his long touchdown run on Friday, Aug. 16 at a scrimmage against Lampasas.

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Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A sulcata tortoise found his way to the newspaper parking lot Wednesday, Oct. 2. The tortoise was turned over to Marble Falls Police Department's animal control officer until its owner can be located. Call animal control at 830-693-3611 to offer information.

10/04/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Sulcata tortoises are not indigenous to the Highland Lakes — they are more common to the southern Sahara desert and... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Texas Tech Coding Academy is a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers. The local campus has teamed up with an Austin-based firm to launch the curriculum in the Highland Lakes.

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Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Area residents and visitors will have the opportunity to listen to Alan's music as he joins John Arthur Martinez, Pauline Reese, Kyle Park, and Shinyribs at the Marble Falls Music Festival this Saturday, Sept. 21, participating as part of the local talent setting the stage for the night's headliners.

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Horseshoe Bay City Council candidate will cover an array of topics ranging from future land use zoning and development to Lake LBJ waterway concerns and infrastructure, during a forum Oct. 3 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

09/30/2019
        Special to The Highlander Horseshoe City Council candidates will get a chance to connect with potential voters during a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 3... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Area EMS staff are among the first responder agencies who will demonstrate proper child safety seat installation.

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Contributed
The Burnet County Republican Women meeting and guest presentation, including Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd speaking about the illegal immigration crisis on the border, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Sylvester H. Reed Building, 402 East Jackson in Burnet. Lunch is $15.

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Lew K. Cohn is the managing editor for The Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin, the newspapers of record for the Burnet County area. Lew covers Burnet County Commissioners, the cities of Horseshoe Bay and Meadowlakes and political news. Send him a note at lew@highlandernews.com.

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