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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.

Friday, February 21, 2020
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        From staff reports The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week. Through mid-to-late March, LCRA will release water every few days, as... + continue reading

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Phase 1 of the plan would be developed on an EDC-owned parking lot, on the north side of the former police station, and will include green space amenities and sidewalks to tie into three other phases on city property, west of city hall, 800 Third Street.

Friday, February 21, 2020
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The city of Marble Falls and downtown merchants support a revitalization plan for a corner on Main Street, but some business owners differ sharply with planners on what it should look like. The Marble Falls Economic... + continue reading

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Colder winters in the northeast motivate eagles to migrate to Texas for temporary homestead.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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    By Connie Swinney Staff Writer At the height of the winter season, catching a glimpse of one of the largest birds of prey on Earth is not out of reach for visitors to Burnet and Llano counties. From December to spring time, Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River which feeds... + continue reading

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Mission Outreach representative Bessie Jackson accepted a welcomed Black History Month proclamation by Marble Falls Mayor John Packer on Feb. 18 during a regular city council meeting. Jackson invited the public to the Mission Outreach Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Frederick Baptist Church, featuring soul food, music and descendants' speeches.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Well-documented, celebrated and steeped in rich culture, the history of black residents in Marble Falls will unfold during the upcoming Mission Outreach 2020 Black History Month event, hosted at St. Frederick... + continue reading

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Early voting gets underway Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 25 in the primaries for Burnet and Llano counties. Locations are listed here, and you can find sample ballots in the Friday, Feb. 14 issue of The Highlander.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Early voting for the Tuesday, March 3, Republican and Democratic primaries in Burnet and Llano counties begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Friday, Feb. 28. Burnet County Early voting in Burnet County will... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls city officials will work with First United Methodist Church for possible solutions to water runoff issues onto the grounds which posed a safety hazard to the congregation and visitors to the facility. City staff met with church representatives... + continue reading
02/21/2020
From staff reports Granite Shoals police will not file charges against a man who shot and killed a pit bull that was in the midst of attacking a woman on a walk near her home, according to the report. The incident was reported at 2:52 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the 3900 block of Valley View Lane in... + continue reading

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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.

02/21/2020
        From staff reports The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week. Through mid-to-late March, LCRA will release water every few days, as... + continue reading

Rendering/Marble Falls EDC
Phase 1 of the plan would be developed on an EDC-owned parking lot, on the north side of the former police station, and will include green space amenities and sidewalks to tie into three other phases on city property, west of city hall, 800 Third Street.

02/21/2020
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The city of Marble Falls and downtown merchants support a revitalization plan for a corner on Main Street, but some business owners differ sharply with planners on what it should look like. The Marble Falls Economic... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mission Outreach representative Bessie Jackson accepted a welcomed Black History Month proclamation by Marble Falls Mayor John Packer on Feb. 18 during a regular city council meeting. Jackson invited the public to the Mission Outreach Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Frederick Baptist Church, featuring soul food, music and descendants' speeches.

02/19/2020
          By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Well-documented, celebrated and steeped in rich culture, the history of black residents in Marble Falls will unfold during the upcoming Mission Outreach 2020 Black History Month event, hosted at St. Frederick... + continue reading

Sports

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Mason Neill (21) will be one of the key juniors that returns to the Mustangs next season. Head Coach Travis Crain praised Neill's work ethic this season.

02/21/2020
        By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor At the end of a rollercoaster 2019-20 season, the Marble Falls High School boys basketball team sent the seniors off with... + continue reading

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The Marble Falls football team will play six different district opponents from 2020 to 2022, including five Austin schools.

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Mustangs senior Josh Whitecotton (32) delivered the game-winner on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the buzzer for the Mustangs' second victory over Rouse this season.

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Senior Alfonso Soto is one of the Mustangs' captains this season. The team has lost significant players in the past two seasons and are leaning on their seniors more than ever.

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Colder winters in the northeast motivate eagles to migrate to Texas for temporary homestead.

02/19/2020
    By Connie Swinney Staff Writer At the height of the winter season, catching a glimpse of one of the largest birds of prey on Earth is not out of reach for visitors to Burnet... + continue reading

Kelly McDuffie Photography/Special to The Highlander
The new Tottie's features open mic Thursdays, karaoke Fridays, live music Saturdays and feature growing in popularity, the Pickers Circle, which attracts singer/songwriters from Austin and San Antonio to Buchanan Dam and Spicewood.

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Marble Falls High School construction trades students Joscelyn Smith (left) and Chris Whitecotton played a pivotal role in the assembly of eight pet houses that were given to Live Love Animal Rescue for outdoor felines.

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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.

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Commentary

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

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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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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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