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By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer The city of Granite Shoals rejected consideration for bulk dumpsters and roadside debris pick up for residents during the drawdown of Lake LBJ scheduled for early 2020 due to costly past experiences. City Manager Jeff Looney made the announcement at the regular... + continue reading

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Marble Falls city officials have announced hiring Baron Sauls as the new finance director, during the Dec. 3 regular meeting.

Friday, December 6, 2019
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    Connie Swinney Staff Writer A new finance director with an extensive background in civil service has joined the ranks of the city of Marble Falls. On Dec. 3 during a regular city council meeting, officials announced the hiring of Baron Sauls to oversee the finance... + continue reading

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Burnet County is putting out an enhanced request for qualifications (RFQ) for an engineering firm that would perform pre-construction work on a proposed bridge crossing just east of Wirtz Dam.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Later this month, Burnet County will put out an enhanced request for qualifications for the engineering component of the proposed Wirtz Dam Road bridge, which would allow traffic to go from Ranch to Market Road 1431 to RM 2147, County... + continue reading
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Contributed/BCSO Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County. Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov.... + continue reading

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John Kemper, second from left, first rejected the city's annexation plans during an October Marble Falls City Council meeting.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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    By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Marble Falls city officials indicated Nov. 19 they may work with property owners, in particular the John Kemper family, to delay and/or modify a plan to potentially annex several acres of land into the city limits. City staff has proposed... + continue reading
Friday, November 22, 2019
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Connie Swinney/The Highlander The city of Marble Falls has erected an approximately 35-foot Christmas tree in Harmony Park at the intersection of Third Street and Main in the downtown historic district. The lighting of the treeat 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 22, will coincide with the Marble... + continue reading

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12/05/2019
From staff reports What started as an attempt to serve an eviction notice, evolved into a suspect standoff Dec. 5 in Spicewood in Burnet County, authorities said. Marshall Willard Brown, 43, was eventually apprehended at 3:20 p.m. following an hours long standoff at an empty mobile home.... + continue reading
11/26/2019
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The public will have one final chance to give input on the Public Use Plan for the old Highland Lakes Golf Club course at Inks Lake State Park during a 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, public hearing at the Burnet Community Center. “Our park planner is... + continue reading

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials have announced hiring Baron Sauls as the new finance director, during the Dec. 3 regular meeting.

12/06/2019
    Connie Swinney Staff Writer A new finance director with an extensive background in civil service has joined the ranks of the city of Marble Falls. On Dec. 3 during a regular city council meeting, officials announced the hiring of Baron Sauls to oversee the finance... + continue reading

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Burnet County is putting out an enhanced request for qualifications (RFQ) for an engineering firm that would perform pre-construction work on a proposed bridge crossing just east of Wirtz Dam.

12/05/2019
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Later this month, Burnet County will put out an enhanced request for qualifications for the engineering component of the proposed Wirtz Dam Road bridge, which would allow traffic to go from Ranch to Market Road 1431 to RM 2147, County... + continue reading
11/26/2019
Contributed/BCSO Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County. Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov.... + continue reading

Sports

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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.

11/27/2019
        By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor Fifteen games into the 2019-2020 season, Lady Mustangs Head Coach John Berkman has learned that his team refuses to go... + continue reading

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Despite starting the season with back-to-back losses, the Mustangs have a chance to rebound after Thanksgiving break against Burnet on Dec. 3. Senior Brenden Sapp (23) will be a big part of the Mustangs' efforts to get on track this season.

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The Mustangs boys basketball team is returning several key players, including junior Tate Deering, as they aim for the playoffs in Head Coach Travis Crain's first season. The Mustangs will open their season on Saturday, Nov. 23 against Liberty Hill.

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Flames athlete Colby Offutt made several big plays against Denton Calvary in the first round of the 6-on-6 playoffs on Nov. 16 in Groesbeck. Outside of a few big plays, the Faith Academy offense never got on track in the loss.

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11/26/2019
Contributed/BCSO Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to... + continue reading

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
FBCS teacher Kasey Smith distributed copies of her prayer journal, The 30 Day Gift, to students to pray for wisdom and courage for political and military leaders in Washington D.C. The school will send the completed journals to the White House on Dec. 18.

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Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

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Commentary

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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.

11/20/2019
      Special to the Highlander Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The... + continue reading

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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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During extreme drought situations such as the case in 2012, the Lower Colorado River Authority can limit the amount of water flows downstream to so-called "interruptible" customers such as the rice farmers in Matagorda Bay on the Texas coast.

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