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Rev. George Perry and Julie Boyd, working with Mission Marble Falls, are among volunteers continuing to serve the free hot takeout meals during lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (pictured here on April 3) at 1701 Broadway Ave. in Marble Falls.

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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A local church and a non-profit organization have both made it their mission to work in tandem to do God's work as they serve the hungry, even in the midst of concerns about the coronavirus. “We've got to-go... + continue reading

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Singer/Songerwriter Alex Harvey had a large following in the Highland Lakes community, playing regularly at local music venues.

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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Singer-songwriter, actor and Highland Lakes resident Alex Harvey, who co-wrote the hit song “Delta Dawn,” died Saturday, April 4, his wife Gineille Sabilino posted on his Facebook page. Harvey was 73. No immediate cause... + continue reading

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A customer about to go into the Marble Falls Walmart April 6 prepped for safety. The Burnet County Health Authority, following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, encouraged residents to wear masks when in public to help mitigate the potential transmission of the coronavirus.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Federal and county health officials are now expanding COVID-19 prevention measures, including the wearing of surgical masks, aimed at halting the transmission of the coronavirus. Over the weekend, officials pivoted to... + continue reading

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The Church at Horseshoe Bay revives Stations of the Cross during the Easter season for spiritual reflection and worship.

Friday, April 3, 2020
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      Special to The Highlander The exact origin of The Stations of the Cross is not entirely clear, though it is associated with the Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem in the early Christian centuries. Those who were able to walk along the path Jesus walked on the... + continue reading

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Baylor Scott & White Hospital, 810 W. Texas 71, just off the U.S. 281 north intersection, has suspended non-emergency procedures and launched more “virtual care” options.

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      By Connie Swinney Staff Writer At the height of the COVID-19 concerns about access to testing and care, a local hospital has suspended non-emergency procedures to divert healthcare professionals to patient care associated with the coronavirus and other critical... + continue reading

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Special to The Highlander At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff, according to a press release from Texas Parks and... + continue reading
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide executive order on March 31 directing all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household and keeping schools closed to in-person classroon attendance through... + continue reading

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Rev. George Perry and Julie Boyd, working with Mission Marble Falls, are among volunteers continuing to serve the free hot takeout meals during lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (pictured here on April 3) at 1701 Broadway Ave. in Marble Falls.

04/07/2020
        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A local church and a non-profit organization have both made it their mission to work in tandem to do God's work as they serve the hungry, even in the midst of concerns about the coronavirus. “We've got to-go... + continue reading

Contributed
Singer/Songerwriter Alex Harvey had a large following in the Highland Lakes community, playing regularly at local music venues.

04/07/2020
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Singer-songwriter, actor and Highland Lakes resident Alex Harvey, who co-wrote the hit song “Delta Dawn,” died Saturday, April 4, his wife Gineille Sabilino posted on his Facebook page. Harvey was 73. No immediate cause... + continue reading

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A customer about to go into the Marble Falls Walmart April 6 prepped for safety. The Burnet County Health Authority, following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, encouraged residents to wear masks when in public to help mitigate the potential transmission of the coronavirus.

04/07/2020
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Federal and county health officials are now expanding COVID-19 prevention measures, including the wearing of surgical masks, aimed at halting the transmission of the coronavirus. Over the weekend, officials pivoted to... + continue reading

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03/18/2020
      From staff reports The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is suspending all sanctioned contests, to include all rehearsals, practices and workouts, ... + continue reading

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In the first half of the game on Friday, March 13, the Mustangs controlled possession, and senior Ethan Smith (left) netted a goal off a side throw from senior Gilder Vasquez.

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Senior outfielder Brooklyn Chavez has produced since moving into the lead-off spot for the Lady Mustangs. On Monday, Chavez finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a single, double, a stolen base and a run.

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Singer/Songerwriter Alex Harvey had a large following in the Highland Lakes community, playing regularly at local music venues.

04/07/2020
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Singer-songwriter, actor and Highland Lakes resident Alex Harvey, who co-wrote the hit song “Delta Dawn,” died Saturday,... + continue reading

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The Church at Horseshoe Bay revives Stations of the Cross during the Easter season for spiritual reflection and worship.

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Marble Falls-office Site Director Jeanne Emerson, back, and Community Resource Centers of Texas Executive Director Donna Klaeger continue to work to assist and protect vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson, left, and employee Ocean Leigh bake and package fresh bread for delivery to the Helping Center. The coffee shop has converted its dining room into a bakery to serve the needy.

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03/20/2020
        By Jeff Shabram Publisher As we all continue to deal with the fallout and effects of the threat of coronavirus, we realize that our readers need accurate... + continue reading

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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.

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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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