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First-grader Lilly Clark participates in class activities from her hospital bed using her tablet and a live streaming service. The system allows her to interact with her classmates like she is present in class.

Friday, February 22, 2019
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        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer School districts all have circumstances that require creativity and ingenuity to effectively teach their students. In a modern world, technology can be used to assist in those endeavors, and nobody knows that better than... + continue reading

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Crews worked Feb. 20 to install rebar in anticipation of creating roadway foundation for the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. LCRA and TXDOT officials announced Feb. 21, the entities will partner to remove remaining bridge debris from the waterway.

Friday, February 22, 2019
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        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation are coordinating efforts to clean up debris from the RM 2900 bridge that washed away along the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ during historic flooding in... + continue reading

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Landry Stewart dives in during the 500 freestyle event at the UIL state finals Feb. 16 in Austin.

Monday, February 18, 2019
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      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor In their first year of official competition, two Marble Falls swimmers placed in the top-10 in the state finals in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 16. Sophomore Landry Stewart and freshman Taylor Ashbaugh competed with the best Texas... + continue reading

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Images of an exposed sandbar, just off Beaver Island near Granite Shoals lakeshore, offered a glance into debris which remains in the waterway, following the October flood in the Highland Lakes. LCRA officials announced Feb. 14 they will take steps to remove some debris which could pose a public safety risk.

Monday, February 18, 2019
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        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following the historic flooding of last October, according to a press release Feb. 14 from the entity. Lake... + continue reading

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This Van's RV-8 photo crashed into utility pole in Horseshoe Bay Friday, Feb. 15. The pilot and a passenger were taken to a South Austin hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained.

Friday, February 15, 2019
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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their single-engine experimental fixed wing aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15. At about 4:04 p.... + continue reading

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02/22/2019
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer The Marble Falls Indepedent School District school board considered increasing school meal prices for the 2019-2020 school year at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday. The proposal was presented by assistant superintendent of administration Dr. Jeff... + continue reading
02/22/2019
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer The Marble Falls Independent School District and Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen provided an update on the progress of the $55 million bond at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, the bond funds were deposited in the district's account... + continue reading

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Mary Groth/Special to The Highlander
First-grader Lilly Clark participates in class activities from her hospital bed using her tablet and a live streaming service. The system allows her to interact with her classmates like she is present in class.

02/22/2019
        By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer School districts all have circumstances that require creativity and ingenuity to effectively teach their students. In a modern world, technology can be used to assist in those endeavors, and nobody knows that better than... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Crews worked Feb. 20 to install rebar in anticipation of creating roadway foundation for the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. LCRA and TXDOT officials announced Feb. 21, the entities will partner to remove remaining bridge debris from the waterway.

02/22/2019
        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation are coordinating efforts to clean up debris from the RM 2900 bridge that washed away along the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ during historic flooding in... + continue reading

Austin M. Berry/Contributed Image
Images of an exposed sandbar, just off Beaver Island near Granite Shoals lakeshore, offered a glance into debris which remains in the waterway, following the October flood in the Highland Lakes. LCRA officials announced Feb. 14 they will take steps to remove some debris which could pose a public safety risk.

02/18/2019
        Special to The Highlander The Lower Colorado River Authority announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following the historic flooding of last October, according to a press release Feb. 14 from the entity. Lake... + continue reading

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Landry Stewart dives in during the 500 freestyle event at the UIL state finals Feb. 16 in Austin.

02/18/2019
      By Nathan Hendrix Sports Editor In their first year of official competition, two Marble Falls swimmers placed in the top-10 in the state finals in Austin on Saturday... + continue reading

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Mustangs forward Conner Chase (21) rips the ball away from a Grizzlies player on Friday. Despite the loss, head coach Matt Bailey said he was proud of the Mustangs' effort and fight.

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Features

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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.

02/08/2019
        Special to The Highlander When the Highland Lakes flooded in October, the Marble Falls Girl Scout Huber House was rendered unusable. Thanks to local... + continue reading

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

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Members of the Hill Country Blenders will perform as a barbershop quartet to deliver Singing Valentines on Thursday, Feb. 14, as a fundraiser.

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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.

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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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