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Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage, right, won a nice haul while appearing on the airing of the popular CNBC TV show "Deal or No Deal."

Friday, January 18, 2019
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage came home from his appearance on CNBC's “Deal or No Deal” with an additional $69,000 and a new 55-inch flat-screen TV he won on the hit game show — a nice haul... + continue reading

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The pile of flood debris, just off Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals could be closer to being hauled off. Burnet County will likely apply for a block grant to help pay for debris removal. The debris pile is the result of the October flood event.

Friday, January 18, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, about applying for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant for removal of October 2018 flood debris. Commissioners voted Tuesday,... + continue reading

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The city of Marble Falls boat ramp area on Lakeshore Drive in the so-called Hays Addition on Lake Marble Falls is undergoing several thousands of dollars in upgrades and improvements, including expanded parking and ramp improvements. At the request of some council members, city officials are researching the expense and possible gain of invoking boat ramp fees.

Friday, January 18, 2019
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          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer City officials debated the possible merits Jan. 15 of passing proposed fees for the public using two city-maintained boat launch locations to access Lake Marble Falls. Within the city limits, boaters can access... + continue reading

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Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage, left, looks unphased as “Deal or No Deal” host Howie Mandel discusses his options from the banker during an episode of the CNBC hit show, which will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor One thing is for certain: no one watching Wednesday's upcoming 8 p.m. episode of the hit CNBC game show “Deal or No Deal” will forget Marble Falls High School choir teacher Bryce Gage anytime soon.... + continue reading

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High school students can apply for Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C. in June sponsored by the Central Texas Electric Cooperative. More than 1,900 students from across the nation attend Youth Tour, including 150 from Texas.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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        By Savanna Gregg Staff Writer Area high school students are invited to apply for Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C. in June sponsored by the Central Texas Electric Cooperative, on which students have the opportunity to... + continue reading

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Authorities are searching for suspects in at least two ATM machine thefts at First Capital Bank of Texas in Horseshoe Bay, the latest of which was Jan. 9, involving tens of thousands of dollars in cash taken by using stolen identity information cloned onto gift cards.

Friday, January 11, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Authorities are searching for suspected ATM machine thieves, who stole 10s of thousands of dollars in cash using “cloned” gift cards in a two-night period at the same Horseshoe Bay bank, according to the police... + continue reading

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01/18/2019
Faye Gene Fox Graveside funeral services for Gene Fox of Marble Falls, Texas, were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in the Brewster Cemetery in Red River County, Texas. The family received friends at the Wood Funeral Home, 414 N. Main Street, Bogata, Texas, before the service. Faye Gene Fox,... + continue reading
01/04/2019
      By Richard Zowie If Don Meredith were still alive and working on television, he'd probably have this to say about my career in journalism: “Turn out the lights, the party's over.” All good things must end, and that includes what I like to... + continue reading

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John Daly/CNBC
Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage, right, won a nice haul while appearing on the airing of the popular CNBC TV show "Deal or No Deal."

01/18/2019
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage came home from his appearance on CNBC's “Deal or No Deal” with an additional $69,000 and a new 55-inch flat-screen TV he won on the hit game show — a nice haul... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The pile of flood debris, just off Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals could be closer to being hauled off. Burnet County will likely apply for a block grant to help pay for debris removal. The debris pile is the result of the October flood event.

01/18/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, about applying for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant for removal of October 2018 flood debris. Commissioners voted Tuesday,... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The city of Marble Falls boat ramp area on Lakeshore Drive in the so-called Hays Addition on Lake Marble Falls is undergoing several thousands of dollars in upgrades and improvements, including expanded parking and ramp improvements. At the request of some council members, city officials are researching the expense and possible gain of invoking boat ramp fees.

01/18/2019
          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer City officials debated the possible merits Jan. 15 of passing proposed fees for the public using two city-maintained boat launch locations to access Lake Marble Falls. Within the city limits, boaters can access... + continue reading

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Mustang Football players earning All-State Academic Honors are, from left, kneeling: Honorable Mention: Zach Fearn, Chance Haley, and Braidon Whiteside; standing: First Team: Brock Linder and Andrew Stripling; Second Team: Genaro Arregin and Dillon Mayberry.

12/14/2018
        Compiled by Richard Zowie Sports Editor Many Marble Falls High School Varsity Football athletes received both athletic and academic honors for their... + continue reading

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The Faith Flames, seen here in a game earlier this season, will open the playoffs tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy.

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Burnet County Sheriff's Lt. Grayson Floyd, left, celebrates his accomplishments with his wife, Liv, after winning the gold in the powerlifting competitions of the 2018 Texas Police Games.

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12/06/2018
The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal... + continue reading

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The Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be on a shortened timeline and end on Dec. 26 due to work set to began on the city's parks improvement plan.

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The Highlander
Lerin Lockwood's invention, the Lion Latch, comes from her lifelong love of alliteration and helps people not to lose valuable items. Lions are also her favorite animal.

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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.

01/04/2019
      By Richard Zowie If Don Meredith were still alive and working on television, he'd probably have this to say about my career in journalism: “Turn out the... + continue reading

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.

14/12/18 -

". . . And sitting on the western shore of Lake Buchanan is the community of Tow, another name I had to learn how to pronounce. It's not pronounced “Toe” like “Someone better call in a tow truck!” It's pronounced like the first three letters in the word “towel.” That's because it's named after two brothers, William and Wilson Tow, who settled in the area in the 1850s.." - Lew K. Cohn

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One of the lessons of life reveals that, "Those who become mired in perceived impending crisis may spend much of their lives 'living in the wreckage of the future.'” ~Connie Swinney

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