Peggy Simon

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Peggy Shell Simon announced last week she will not be seeking re-election to the position she has held since January 1991. Simon made the announcement Thursday night at the Lakes Republican Club. At least two candidates have announced they want to... + continue reading

Juan Antonio Bolaños

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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  By Richard Zowie The Highlander A weekend on the water turned into a tragedy as a man died in the early morning of July 23 after being pulled from the water at Buchanan Dam the day before. According to Steve Lightfoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Juan Antonio Bola... + continue reading

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One of the oldest structures in Horseshoe Bay, the Conrad Fuchs House, circa 1870, is formally presented to the city Tuesday, July 18. Ron Lynn Mitchel, Horseshoe Bay Resort vice chairman, president and CEO, center, here with Mike Brittain of the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, left, has just placed the deed and the keys to the historic home in the hands of Mayor Steve Jordan, right. See images of the home on Facebook page of The-Highlander.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander One of Horseshoe Bay's oldest structures now belongs to the City of Horseshoe Bay after the Horseshoe Bay Resort handed over the deed and the keys to the historic Fuchs House at Tuesday's regular council meeting. Ron Lynn Mitchell,... + continue reading

Re-zoning was granted Tuesday, July 18, to The Villages of Sienna Grove, proposed for a 13.96-acre tract in The Parks at Horseshoe Bay off Ranch to Market Road 2147, not far from Texas 71 and across from Bay Country subdivision.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander A new $40 million planned development that would include independent living and assisted living units is another step closer to becoming a reality after the Horseshoe Bay City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to grant rezoning and variance... + continue reading

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Residents of the Rockvale Community gather for an early record of what continues today as an annual Double Horn – Rockvale Reunion. This year it takes place Saturday, July 39, at the Marble Falls Church of Christ.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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The annual Double Horn – Rockvale Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Church of Christ, 711 Broadway Street in Marble Falls. The two communities that grew up southeast of Marble Falls, beginning in the 1850's, first thrived and then diminished over the decades,... + continue reading

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Alex Payson, left, accompanied by his wife Kathy, right, follows the procedure presented by Krystal Dunk, Marble Falls ISD superintendent administrative assistant, to be recorded as a member of MFISD Board of Trustees on Monday, July 17.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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By Richard Zowie The Highlander A new trustee took his seat on the Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) Board of Trustees on Monday, July 17, while the trustees voted for a student drug-testing plan that will save the district almost $3,000. A business office employee also... + continue reading

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07/25/2017
  By Phil Reynolds The Highlander With no discussion, Llano County commissioners voted Monday to extend a county-wide burn ban for another three weeks. The vote was unanimous, 4-0, with Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Sandoval absent. The Texas Forest Service lists Llano County with a... + continue reading
07/24/2017
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Horseshoe Bay is now the only city in either Llano or Burnet counties to hold the prestigious Gold Scenic City certification, it was announced at Tuesday's regular city council meeting. Assistant city planner Nathalie Kip said the Scenic... + continue reading

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Peggy Simon

07/25/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Peggy Shell Simon announced last week she will not be seeking re-election to the position she has held since January 1991. Simon made the announcement Thursday night at the Lakes Republican Club. At least two candidates have announced they want to... + continue reading

Juan Antonio Bolaños

07/25/2017 - 0 comment(s)
  By Richard Zowie The Highlander A weekend on the water turned into a tragedy as a man died in the early morning of July 23 after being pulled from the water at Buchanan Dam the day before. According to Steve Lightfoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Juan Antonio Bola... + continue reading

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One of the oldest structures in Horseshoe Bay, the Conrad Fuchs House, circa 1870, is formally presented to the city Tuesday, July 18. Ron Lynn Mitchel, Horseshoe Bay Resort vice chairman, president and CEO, center, here with Mike Brittain of the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, left, has just placed the deed and the keys to the historic home in the hands of Mayor Steve Jordan, right. See images of the home on Facebook page of The-Highlander.

07/24/2017 - 0 comment(s)
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander One of Horseshoe Bay's oldest structures now belongs to the City of Horseshoe Bay after the Horseshoe Bay Resort handed over the deed and the keys to the historic Fuchs House at Tuesday's regular council meeting. Ron Lynn Mitchell,... + continue reading

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07/24/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Last year, the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club made approximately $30,000 and members hope to continue to grow that amount every year. The club is in the middle of its membership drive and is... + continue reading

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Christian Ammons looks at home with Southern Methodist University Mustangs in the background. The sports future for the Marble Falls High School Mustang soccer forward, who attended an SMU soccer camp this summer.

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City of Marble Falls employees Brian Murphy (foreground, driving) and Junior Torrez work on the new soccer field at the corner of Avenue K and Sixth Street.

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Bridget Slyker reads to Honduran children during a summer mission.

07/21/2017 - 0 comment(s)
  Special to the Highlander Though Richard and Bridget Slyker — along with their children Carter, Susannah, and Will — are less than six weeks away from beginning a two-year... + continue reading

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Camp Counselor Noah Dexter introduces campers to the library inside The Hearth, the creative arts center at Camp Champions. The camp was named placed in the top 60 summer camps in North America and first among 14 traditional camps honored by the Canadian travel website Flight Network. Read about it in the Tuesday, July 18, edition of The Highlander. See more scenes of camp life on the Facebook Page for The-Highlander.

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Family is important to former Burnet Countian Elijah Brown, recently appointed to the post of general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. He and his wife Amy have three children, from left, daughters Keziah and Sahara, and oldest son Hudson.

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Janelle, a 2017 graduate of Project SEARCH at Seton Highland Lakes, performs data entry work at the hospital. See the whole class and more scenes from training in the new program on the Facebook page for The Highlander.

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Train lead singer Pat Monahan snaps a selfie with Highlander Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn's cellphone during a Saturday night, May 20, concert at Austin360 Amphitheater.

05/24/2017 - 0 comment(s)
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor, The Highlander Few bands can boast a discography as diverse and celebrated as that of Train, the San Francisco-based... + continue reading