Friday, March 15, 2019
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      Special to The Highlander The refill of Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to begin on March 18 and conclude by the end of the day on March 21. LCRA temporarily lowered lakes LBJ and Marble Falls in December to assist lakeside property owners in recovering from... + continue reading

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Jo Karr Tedder of the Central Texas Water Coalition presented an update March 12 to Burnet County Commissioners with a focus on the Sunset Review process which monitors and provides oversight for state agencies and river authorities.

Friday, March 15, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A watchdog group announced a victory in oversight of the Lower Colorado River Authority which can result in improvement recommendations or event potential abolition of water authorities, if they entity demonstrates either... + continue reading

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Hill Country Alliance, Save Sandy Creek members and several other volunteers planted grasses, sedges and trees March 2 along Sandy Creek, just off Texas 71 to mitigate future flood issues.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer An effort to restore Sandy Creek has taken root in Llano County. About 25 landowners, conservationists and other volunteers attended the Sandy Creek Riparian Restoration Field Day March 2 on private property (County Road... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Connie Swinney/The Highlander Two men, who were on their way to Llano, survived an emergency landing into an empty lot in Granite Shoals. The incident happened about 1:15 Wednesday, March 6 at the intersection of Hilldale and Baker Street, a few blocks from the community's air strip. Police... + continue reading

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Baylor Scott & White Marble Falls was awarded five stars in a recent Medicare online rating system.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Two hospitals with connections to Burnet and Llano counties are among the 24 hospitals statewide to have earned the highest quality of care rating possible from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Baylor Scott & White... + continue reading

Burnet County Judge James Oakley/Special to The Highlander
Crews began removing a pile of flood-related debris March 6 located on the grounds of Quarry Park in Granite Shoals. Burnet County contracted with the Austin-based Texas Disposal Systems to do the job for approximately $356,000.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The mountain of 2018 flood debris that has been sitting for four months at a Granite Shoals lot should be gone before spring arrives. Burnet County commissioners on Friday, March 1, awarded a bid for flood debris removal... + continue reading

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03/13/2019
Special to The Highlander A Burnet County jury acquitted an Alabama man of two counts of indecency with a child on Tuesday, March 5, in the 33rd District Court. Jonathan Gulley had been accused of engaging in sexual contact with a minor with offenses that were alleged to have occurred in... + continue reading
03/05/2019
From staff Reports The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house on improvements to Ranch to Market Road 1431 from Ranch to Market Road 1174 to Bar K Ranch Road this Tuesday, March 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lago Vista Middle School Cafeteria, 8039 Bar K Ranch Road, Lago Vista... + continue reading

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03/15/2019
      Special to The Highlander The refill of Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to begin on March 18 and conclude by the end of the day on March 21. LCRA temporarily lowered lakes LBJ and Marble Falls in December to assist lakeside property owners in recovering from... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Jo Karr Tedder of the Central Texas Water Coalition presented an update March 12 to Burnet County Commissioners with a focus on the Sunset Review process which monitors and provides oversight for state agencies and river authorities.

03/15/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A watchdog group announced a victory in oversight of the Lower Colorado River Authority which can result in improvement recommendations or event potential abolition of water authorities, if they entity demonstrates either... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Hill Country Alliance, Save Sandy Creek members and several other volunteers planted grasses, sedges and trees March 2 along Sandy Creek, just off Texas 71 to mitigate future flood issues.

03/06/2019
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer An effort to restore Sandy Creek has taken root in Llano County. About 25 landowners, conservationists and other volunteers attended the Sandy Creek Riparian Restoration Field Day March 2 on private property (County Road... + continue reading

Sports

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MFHS senior Mason Williams smiles as he signs his Letter of Intent to play tennis for the Eagles of the University of the Ozarks on Wednesday.

03/15/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor Marble Falls High School senior tennis player Mason Williams signed a letter of intent to play tennis at the University of the... + continue reading

Marble Falls head football coach Michael Birdwell resigned this week, according to a press release from the school district.

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Shortstop Zack Zavala slides into third base after a leadoff triple in the top of the first inning against Lampasas. The Mustangs won 5-4 but were eliminated in the first game on Saturday.

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Mustangs senior point guard Josh Mosley was selected by the Annual Basketball Classic Committee to play in the annual All-Star Game on March 23.

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Features

03/01/2019
Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander The Chain of Chairity Continues. . . Mission Marble Falls donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes on Thursday after receiving a $10,000... + continue reading

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Contributed/Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Flooding in the Highland Lakes in October 2018 made the Girl Scout Huber House hut unusable on Pecan Valley Drive, but thanks to community assistance, the hut is celebrating its reopening this weekend.

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Commentary

Connie Swinney reflects on Presidents Day by offering a broader perspective on the contribution of the founding fathers of the United States.

02/22/2019
    By Connie Swinney I noticed U.S. flags lining the main roadway as I drove to work Monday morning. When I realized the reason was Presidents Day, the images conjured memories... + continue reading

First impressions mean everything. The new sports editor and school news reporter for The Highlander hopes to make a good one with the community. Learn more about his background in his introductory column.

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In an era of contentious debate, Connie Swinney recalls how MLK, Jr.'s legacy should inspire everyone to carry out civic responsibilities through non-violent means.

23/01/19 -

Richard Zowie, a Fredericksburg resident, bids farewell to the Marble Falls area community in his final column for Highland Lakes Newspapers.

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