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Marble Falls High School cheerleaders stayed focused and pumped up behind the scenes Jan. 18 during the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Marble Falls High School Mustang cheerleaders reached new heights Friday, Jan. 18, with a sixth-place finish in Class 5A Division II at the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth — the program's best finish ever. This... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue Firefighters, from left, Andy Sanguiet, Travis Rabb and engineer Randy Rankin, on Jan. 21 prepped the agency's new squad vehicle, which enhanced their ability to handle multiple emergency calls.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer After nearly a week of being in-service Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel noticed the benefit of the entity's new squad response SUV. “It's a better use of resources,” Marble Falls Fire Capt. Sam... + continue reading

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Volunteer Barbara King (left) serves up pizza, pretzels and juice to the children at the Boys and Girls Club Highland Lakes in Marble Falls on Friday, Jan. 18.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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      By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer In the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes' time of need, the community of Marble Falls stepped up to the plate and put food on it, but there is work that still needs to be done. The Club is stuck in limbo waiting for... + continue reading

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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

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.

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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01/22/2019
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Llano County investigators believe a man suspected in the stabbing death of a 49-year-old Kingsland woman may have caused his own life-threatening injuries. A neighbor in the 200 block of Ridgeway called 9-1-1 around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in Kingsland,... + continue reading
01/22/2019
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer From water and infrastructure provisions to public health and safety response, an upcoming Marble Falls Town Hall Meeting will examine the municipality's response and community's recovery in the wake of the October flood event. The Town Hall Meeting is... + continue reading

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Lauren Berkman/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls High School cheerleaders stayed focused and pumped up behind the scenes Jan. 18 during the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth.

01/22/2019
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Marble Falls High School Mustang cheerleaders reached new heights Friday, Jan. 18, with a sixth-place finish in Class 5A Division II at the UIL Spirit Competition in Fort Worth — the program's best finish ever. This... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Fire Rescue Firefighters, from left, Andy Sanguiet, Travis Rabb and engineer Randy Rankin, on Jan. 21 prepped the agency's new squad vehicle, which enhanced their ability to handle multiple emergency calls.

01/22/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer After nearly a week of being in-service Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel noticed the benefit of the entity's new squad response SUV. “It's a better use of resources,” Marble Falls Fire Capt. Sam... + continue reading

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Volunteer Barbara King (left) serves up pizza, pretzels and juice to the children at the Boys and Girls Club Highland Lakes in Marble Falls on Friday, Jan. 18.

01/22/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer In the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes' time of need, the community of Marble Falls stepped up to the plate and put food on it, but there is work that still needs to be done. The Club is stuck in limbo waiting for... + continue reading

Sports

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
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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Richard Zowie
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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Commentary

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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