Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Elizabeth Johnston/Special to The Highlander The “Got Pie” team is inviting pie bakers of all ages to participate in the Community Pie Bake-Off on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Burnet Fairgrounds. Pictured are: Michelle Meadows, Sarah Ray and Lisa Whitehead. Pie entries... + continue reading
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Mary Jane Avery/Special to The Highlander Republicans are busy planning two upcoming events. Organizers along with the Burnet Chamber of Commerce and Burnet Bulletin will be hosting the 2020 Candidate Forum on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Agrilife Extension at 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet.... + continue reading

Katie Boswell/Special to The Highlander
Llano's Katie Boswell uses photography to capture the quality of Boer goats her son Rode Ligon raises and breeds as well as chronicle the progress and memories of the experience. Rode not only provides goats to clients from around the state but he has inspired a growing community of youngsters, including his seven-year-old brother Holden, to participate in the activity.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer When he was a first grader, 15-year-old Rode Ligon knew he had discovered his calling. “To build something like that, watch it be born, to take care of it, nurture it and watch it succeed in the world, it... + continue reading

Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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        From staff reports The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel,... + continue reading
Friday, January 17, 2020
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Connie Swinney/The Highlander A global fast-food icon's Marble Falls location will temporarily close its doors in January to make way for a new building at the same location. The last day of business at McDonald's, 1605 RR 1431, is Jan. 26. Demolition is scheduled to begin Jan. 30.... + continue reading

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01/21/2020
By Phil Reynolds Contributing Writer Jo Karr Tedder had a message for Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. (LBCC) members Wednesday, Jan. 15, and it probably wasn’t a message most of them wanted to hear. Tedder is president and founder of the Central Texas Water Coalition, a volunteer... + continue reading
01/17/2020
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer As U.S. 281 projects in Burnet and Llano counties continue into the new year, crews are scheduled to launch work in at least two more highly-traveled areas in 2020. In southern Burnet County, construction crews have continued to remove tons of crushed rock... + continue reading

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Granite Shoals Fire Rescue (pictured here in August 2019) agreed to move three part-time firefighters into full-time positions, while assisting Granite Shoals Volunteer Fire Department in striking a deal for more funding from the Emergency Services District (ESD) 3.

01/17/2020
        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Emergency Service District 3 agreed to an increase in money for the Granite Shoals Volunteer Fire Department to fill a funding gap left by a Burnet County Commissioners' decision to reduce payments to local volunteer... + continue reading

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The Granite Shoals City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Jan. 14 that bans automated and unsupervised deer feeders within the city limits. The ordinance is the second of its kind aimed at reducing the urban population.

01/17/2020
        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer The Granite Shoals City Council approved an ordinance Jan. 14 to prohibit automated and unsupervised deer feeders within the city limits in an effort to stem the population of deer in municipal areas. The ordinance was... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities temporarily reduced traffic lanes Jan. 15 in the 10000 block of Hwy 71 in Spicewood, while investigating a road rage incident which ended in a fatal shooting in an adjacent convenience store parking lot.

01/16/2020
        From staff reports A Spicewood man is dead following an alleged “road rage” incident Jan. 15 in the parking lot of a convenience store, just off Texas 71 in Spicewood, according to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office. A BCSO press release... + continue reading

Sports

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Marble Falls senior Rylie Ulbricht is one of only 900 seniors nationwide to receive a nomination as a McDonald's All American player.

01/20/2020
        By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Rylie Ulbricht received national attention this season by being... + continue reading

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Lady Mustangs sophomore Lillie Deeds fueled the team with her defense on Friday, Jan. 17 against Weiss.

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Marble Falls sophomore Viktor Lamberg qualified for the Region V swim meet in two events following his performance at the District swim meet on Friday, Jan. 17 in Burnet.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Lady Mustangs Head Coach John Berkman has placed significant responsibility on the shoulders of underclassmen this season, including freshman Alyssa Berkman (pictured). While the seniors are still the engine of the team, the underclassmen are playing valuable minutes as role players.

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Katie Boswell/Special to The Highlander
Llano's Katie Boswell uses photography to capture the quality of Boer goats her son Rode Ligon raises and breeds as well as chronicle the progress and memories of the experience. Rode not only provides goats to clients from around the state but he has inspired a growing community of youngsters, including his seven-year-old brother Holden, to participate in the activity.

01/21/2020
          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer When he was a first grader, 15-year-old Rode Ligon knew he had discovered his calling. “To build... + continue reading

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In December, Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA), Highland Lakes region, expanded their commitment to the building trades with a $10,000 investment in skills training for adults. Pictured, from left, are: Gail Davalos and Fay Crider of Workforce Network Inc., Matt Fields of Fields Company Builders, Marble Falls and Julie Farmer of Workforce Network, Inc.

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Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

01/21/2020
        From staff reports The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Jeff Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4, as the new publisher and editor of the publications based in Marble Falls and Burnet, Texas.

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA Executive Vice President of Water John Hofmann addressed the Marble Falls City Council in February about the entity's operations during the October 2018 flood. Council members quizzed Hofmann about debris and sediment deposits left in the flood's wake.

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