Monday, January 15, 2018
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This story updated at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Burnet County offices and many others across the region will be closed tomorrow it was announced this afternoon, as the National Weather Service, the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Pedernales... + continue reading

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Holly Atkinson, an outstanding Marble Falls FFA member, will show sheep at the Burnet County Livestock Show in Burnet Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6.  She will be among more than 200 FFA and 4-H youth stock raisers taking part.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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By Glynis Crawford Smith and Richard Zowie The Highlander If you think it will be only fellas showing poultry, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats and swine at the 2018 Burnet County Livestock Show this weekend, think again. On a chilly December morning last week, it was four gals feeding stock... + continue reading
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Texas a 'Top 10' flu state By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander When is being a “Red State” a bad thing? That would be when your state is coded red on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) flu activity map. Texas is one of the 10 states that experienced high... + continue reading

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This latest architectural rendering of the downtown hotel/conference center is a view looking up from Lake Marble Falls. In addition to a banner year for economic growth, signs of that continuing into 2018 include a probable late-summer groundbreaking on this project.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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        By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Reports have been steady that things have been promising on the economic front in Marble Falls this year and the long-awaited downtown hotel/conference center seems to back on track. “By just about every... + continue reading

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Amber Fern coaxes her market steer from a pen in the Marble Falls High School show barn. The senior FFA student will be one of more than 200 Burnet County youth entering the 2018 Burnet County Livestock Show, Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6.

Friday, December 29, 2017
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The rewards of long months of work will be on the line for more than 200 Burnet County youth when they take to the show ring Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6, in the 2018 Burnet County Livestock Show. “I’m proud of the work of the families and... + continue reading

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Taking part in the GOP ballot drawing in Burnet County were, front row from left, Janet Parker, Jennifer S. Freel, Missy Bindseil, Karrie Crownover, Jane Marie Hurst and Damon Beierle. Second row are Ryan Rowney, Jeff Sellers, Tom Stephens, Carey Headrick, Brandon Smith and Casie Walker. Back row are Roxanne Nelson, James Oakley, Lisa Whitehead, Debbie Bindseil and Donna Holland Wilcox. (See a photo album on the Facebook page for The Highlander for all the scenes of the evening: http://bit.ly/2Cl6BjU )

Friday, December 29, 2017
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          By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander   With only two local races contested Burnet County Republican Primary, most of the candidates who attended the primary ballot order drawing Thursday night will move straight through the General... + continue reading

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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Burnet County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday, Jan. 9, which prohibits the opening of a solid waste disposal landfill in the county. A public hearing was held prior to passage of the ordinance and there was no public... + continue reading
01/16/2018
By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Llano city council members will go behind closed doors today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, to talk with their attorney about a police force that’s been reduced by half. Three members of the eight-person force – Chief Kevin Ratliff, Sgt. Jared Latta and... + continue reading

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This story updated at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Burnet County offices and many others across the region will be closed tomorrow it was announced this afternoon, as the National Weather Service, the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Pedernales... + continue reading

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Holly Atkinson, an outstanding Marble Falls FFA member, will show sheep at the Burnet County Livestock Show in Burnet Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6.  She will be among more than 200 FFA and 4-H youth stock raisers taking part.

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By Glynis Crawford Smith and Richard Zowie The Highlander If you think it will be only fellas showing poultry, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats and swine at the 2018 Burnet County Livestock Show this weekend, think again. On a chilly December morning last week, it was four gals feeding stock... + continue reading
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Texas a 'Top 10' flu state By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander When is being a “Red State” a bad thing? That would be when your state is coded red on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) flu activity map. Texas is one of the 10 states that experienced high... + continue reading

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Proposed site plan for Faith Academy's campus expansion to include an athletics complex.

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  By Richard Zowie The Highlander A financial gift from a benefactor will help Faith Academy begin the first phase of the school’s athletic complex project. A gift from Ray and... + continue reading

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Play for great prizes and a great cause at the American Cancer Society  Hill Country Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 28.

 

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Holly Atkinson, an outstanding Marble Falls FFA member, will show sheep at the Burnet County Livestock Show in Burnet Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 4-6.  She will be among more than 200 FFA and 4-H youth stock raisers taking part.

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By Glynis Crawford Smith and Richard Zowie The Highlander If you think it will be only fellas showing poultry, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats and swine at the 2018 Burnet County Livestock Show... + continue reading

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Two brothers who love fishing Cullen, left, and Hudson Gardner, grandsons of Marion and David Gardner of Horseshoe Bay, will share their passion for fishing in 2018 on “Reel Brothers,” a show on the Pursuit Channel. The two boys hold a fishing record in Costa Rica.

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R.I.P. Ofcr. Bock. The Bertram Police Department’s K-9 died last month, due to cancer. 'Bock served Bertram until his last day of life,' said Bertram PD Chief JJ Wilson. “He was faithful ‘til the end.'

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Tommy Puryear, local rodeo champion, sits down for interviews after learning of his induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

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by Bartee Haile   Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second president of the Texas Republic, dropped dead of a heart attack at his Richmond home on Dec. 18, 1859. When he stepped down as the... + continue reading

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan provided this State of the City review for the Oct. 20 edition of The Highlander.

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