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Marble Falls High School sophomore Landry Stewart dives in during the 500 freestyle event at the UIL state finals Feb. 16 in Austin.

Monday, February 18, 2019
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      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor In their first year of official competition, two Marble Falls swimmers placed in the top-10 in the state finals in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 16. Sophomore Landry Stewart and freshman Taylor Ashbaugh competed with the best Texas... + continue reading

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Images of an exposed sandbar, just off Beaver Island near Granite Shoals lakeshore, offered a glance into debris which remains in the waterway, following the October flood in the Highland Lakes. LCRA officials announced Feb. 14 they will take steps to remove some debris which could pose a public safety risk.

Monday, February 18, 2019
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        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following the historic flooding of last October, according to a press release Feb. 14 from the entity. Lake... + continue reading

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This Van's RV-8 photo crashed into utility pole in Horseshoe Bay Friday, Feb. 15. The pilot and a passenger were taken to a South Austin hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained.

Friday, February 15, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their single-engine experimental fixed wing aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15. At about 4:04 p.... + continue reading

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        Special to The Highlander H-E-B, Texas' finest grocery store and the first company inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, is teaming up with The Highlander, your hometown newspaper since 1959, to run the retailer's weekly shopping inserts... + continue reading

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Two houses on property owned by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation, along Backbone Creek, are set for demolition to make way for more green space.

Friday, February 8, 2019
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      By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls Economic Development Board members approved a contractor to demolish two Backbone Creek-side homes and ultimately transfer the cleared property to the city of Marble Falls for park space, officials said. The municipal... + continue reading

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A crew working with the Texas Department of Transportation, erected a traffic light Feb. 6 on Texas 29 at Hoover Valley Road (RR3509) on a section of raod that has been drowngraded on a federal list, threatening possible funding for improvements.

Friday, February 8, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County commissioners expressed their concern Wednesday that reclassification of Texas 29 from US 281 in Burnet west to Ranch Road 2341 would make it harder to fund any future improvements to the highway.... + continue reading

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02/18/2019
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Burnet County Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12, approved bids for companies to remove, dispose and monitor the process of disposing of large piles of debris, trash and flood-damaged structures collected in the wake of the October 2018 Highland Lakes flood event... + continue reading
02/18/2019
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Cathy Sereno made history Tuesday, Feb. 12, becoming the first mayor of the newly incorporated City of Double Horn in final but unofficial election results. Sereno received 85 votes to top a field of nine candidates who ran in a special election held at the... + continue reading

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Austin M. Berry/Contributed Image
Images of an exposed sandbar, just off Beaver Island near Granite Shoals lakeshore, offered a glance into debris which remains in the waterway, following the October flood in the Highland Lakes. LCRA officials announced Feb. 14 they will take steps to remove some debris which could pose a public safety risk.

02/18/2019
        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following the historic flooding of last October, according to a press release Feb. 14 from the entity. Lake... + continue reading

Contributed by a reader

This Van's RV-8 photo crashed into utility pole in Horseshoe Bay Friday, Feb. 15. The pilot and a passenger were taken to a South Austin hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained.

02/15/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their single-engine experimental fixed wing aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15. At about 4:04 p.... + continue reading

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Want to make sure you don't miss out on what's on sale at your neighborhood H-E-B or what's happening in your neighborhood? Subscribe today to The Highlander by calling our office at 830-693-4367, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

02/12/2019
        Special to The Highlander H-E-B, Texas' finest grocery store and the first company inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, is teaming up with The Highlander, your hometown newspaper since 1959, to run the retailer's weekly shopping inserts... + continue reading

Sports

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Landry Stewart dives in during the 500 freestyle event at the UIL state finals Feb. 16 in Austin.

02/18/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor In their first year of official competition, two Marble Falls swimmers placed in the top-10 in the state finals in Austin on Saturday... + continue reading

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Mustangs forward Conner Chase (21) rips the ball away from a Grizzlies player on Friday. Despite the loss, head coach Matt Bailey said he was proud of the Mustangs' effort and fight.

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Features

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Flooding in the Highland Lakes in October 2018 made the Girl Scout Huber House hut unusable on Pecan Valley Drive, but thanks to community assistance, the hut is celebrating its reopening this weekend.

02/08/2019
        Special to The Highlander When the Highland Lakes flooded in October, the Marble Falls Girl Scout Huber House was rendered unusable. Thanks to local... + continue reading

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

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Members of the Hill Country Blenders will perform as a barbershop quartet to deliver Singing Valentines on Thursday, Feb. 14, as a fundraiser.

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Commentary

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.

01/24/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor They say first impressions are the most lasting, and judging by the rst glimpse I have received of the character of Marble Falls,... + continue reading

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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Richard Zowie, a Fredericksburg resident, bids farewell to the Marble Falls area community in his final column for Highland Lakes Newspapers.

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Paying homage to Clement Clarke Moore's "Christmas Poem," Connie's column describes the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, while offering a modern rendition of the classic literary piece.

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