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Grant Dean (on the left) of the Texas Environmental Protection Coalition helped rally protesters against a planned quarry operation by Spicewood Crushed Stone in September at the entryway of Double Horn subdivision in Spicewood. His group is attending a TCEQ public meeting on that air quality permit application at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.

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          Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • Grant Dean has a message for the state of Texas and a New York-based company looking to launch a mining operation on 280 acres between two subdivisions in Spicewood in Burnet County. “This is... + continue reading

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Kingsland residents Ben Salazar and Dianna Hardesty checked out flooding at the Kingsland Slab Tuesday (Oct. 9) as rushing flood waters in the Llano River made their way from the Junction area through the Highland Lakes. Authorities reported no swiftwater rescues or injuries in Llano or Burnet counties.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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        Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • As the surge of the Llano River subsided, Highland Lakes residents and property owners reported minimal damage Oct. 9 and 10 to lakeside structures as well as some rising water along shorelines inching onto... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Police officers are proud to sport pink badges
Pictured, from left, are: Marble Falls Police Officer Diego Villareal, Officer Moriah Esquivel, Officer Andrew Howe and Sgt. Aaron Garcia.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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      By Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • It typically prompts a double take. However, that's the point – to get those who notice to “think pink” for breast cancer awareness. Marble Falls police officers are donning bright pink badges... + continue reading

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Several flood gates of Max Starcke Dam (pictured above in April 2016) are slated to be opened — along with gates at Wirtz Dam — to pass floodwaters rushing in from Junction into the Llano River through to Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls. While Lake Marble Falls is expected to be kept at a constant level, the pass through is expected to create fast-moving currents and residents are advised to use caution.

Monday, October 8, 2018
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          From staff reports • The Lower Colorado River Authority was expected to open flood gates at Wirtz and Starcke Dams Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, due to a large inflow of water from flooding along the Llano River which will pass... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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    By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Utopiafest organizers announced on their website Wednesday, Oct. 3, they are moving the festival to Reveille Peak Ranch on County Road 114. Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd confirmed the move Wednesday and said he... + continue reading

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Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson faces several indictment charges, alleging official oppression, aggravated perjury and misuse of official information.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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      Editor's Note: Bertram Police Chief JJ Wilson offered comments in response to the indictments against him in the Friday, Oct. 5 issue of The Highlander. In that same issue, 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney Wiley ("Sonny") McAfee also offered a statement from the... + continue reading

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Grant Dean (on the left) of the Texas Environmental Protection Coalition helped rally protesters against a planned quarry operation by Spicewood Crushed Stone in September at the entryway of Double Horn subdivision in Spicewood. His group is attending a TCEQ public meeting on that air quality permit application at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.

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          Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • Grant Dean has a message for the state of Texas and a New York-based company looking to launch a mining operation on 280 acres between two subdivisions in Spicewood in Burnet County. “This is... + continue reading

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Kingsland residents Ben Salazar and Dianna Hardesty checked out flooding at the Kingsland Slab Tuesday (Oct. 9) as rushing flood waters in the Llano River made their way from the Junction area through the Highland Lakes. Authorities reported no swiftwater rescues or injuries in Llano or Burnet counties.

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        Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • As the surge of the Llano River subsided, Highland Lakes residents and property owners reported minimal damage Oct. 9 and 10 to lakeside structures as well as some rising water along shorelines inching onto... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Police officers are proud to sport pink badges
Pictured, from left, are: Marble Falls Police Officer Diego Villareal, Officer Moriah Esquivel, Officer Andrew Howe and Sgt. Aaron Garcia.

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      By Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • It typically prompts a double take. However, that's the point – to get those who notice to “think pink” for breast cancer awareness. Marble Falls police officers are donning bright pink badges... + continue reading

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Burnet County Sheriff's Lt. Grayson Floyd, left, celebrates his accomplishments with his wife, Liv, after winning the gold in the powerlifting competitions of the 2018 Texas Police Games.

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By Savanna Gregg The Highlander Last week, Lt. Grayson Floyd represented the Burnet County Sheriff's Office in the 2018 Police Games at the Fort Worth Training Academy. After lifting a... + continue reading

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Three Marble Falls senior softball players competed in the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Game in San Marcos. The Gold Team won, 9-7. (From left), Elicia Gonzales received the MVP award for the gold team with two doubles
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Cody Owens will take his rodeo skills to the national level, later this month, in North Dakota.

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By Savanna Gregg The Highlander The memory of Marble Falls resident and well-respected physician Dr. Ivan Shepperd will forever hold a spot in the hearts of the members of the community he... + continue reading

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Eleven years ago, I decided to leave the comfy confines of community journalism for corporate America, taking a job with healthcare insurer Cigna in Denison, Texas, as a customer service... + continue reading

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