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The Highlander has won three awards in the 2017 Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced during the awards brunch at the Texas Press Leadership Retreat held this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The newspaper won second place in... + continue reading
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, June 20, approved a five-year extension of the solid waste and recycling contract with Republic Services that included good news for Marble Falls customers, especially those in the commercial category.... + continue reading

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Jim Moser, left, accepts the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership Award, presented by his father, Charles Moser, at this years Texas Press Association Summer Leadership Retreat. They are the only father and son recipients in the history of the award.

Friday, June 23, 2017
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    AUSTIN—Texas Press Association, an organization of more than 400 paid-circulation newspapers, has named Jim Moser the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership.  The presentation was made at Inn of the Mountain Gods in... + continue reading

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Llano County Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke, left, explains a Texas Department of Transportation plan to change Ranch Road 1431 from a four-lane highway in Llano County to a two-lane road with turn and passing lanes. Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Sandoval, whose precinct also would be affected by the project, is at right; County Judge Mary Cunningham is seated in the background.

 

Friday, June 23, 2017
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  By Phil Reynolds The Highlander A revolution may be brewing in Llano County over what some residents perceive as an unneeded and unwanted change to Ranch to Market Road 1431 and an attitude bordering on contempt for local officials by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT... + continue reading

David McGuffey and his latest catch

Friday, June 16, 2017
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  David McGuffey of Marble Falls is no stranger to catching big fish. He previously caught the lake record bass on Lake Marble Falls and while the largemouth he caught Thursday, June 15, at Wirtz Dam on Lake LBJ is not a record-setter, it still is a pretty nice catch. McGuffey reeled in... + continue reading

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Tom Hester, PhD, retired University of Texas archaeology professor, installs the bison fossil discovered on Rocky Creek in Burnet County. He and its discoverer, Ryan Murray, will unveil the fossil and present a program about it at Falls on the Colorado Museum in Marble Falls at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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          The head skeleton and several other large bones from a fossilized bison found on Rocky Creek in Burnet County will be on exhibit at The Falls on the Colorado Museum beginning with a program about it Saturday, June 17. Ryan Murray discovered the... + continue reading

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06/23/2017
  Voters in Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s District 2 and District 3 elected directors in the 2017 annual election. District 2 re-elected Emily Pataki to serve as its board director and District 3 elected Randy R. Klaus to serve as its new board director. Klaus replaces former... + continue reading
06/23/2017
By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander He may be better known to millions of viewers for his stint on the reality TV show, “The Bachelorette,” but country music singer-songwriter Luke Pell still considers himself a Burnet, Texas, boy at heart who has been fortunate... + continue reading

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The Highlander has won three awards in the 2017 Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced during the awards brunch at the Texas Press Leadership Retreat held this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The newspaper won second place in... + continue reading
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, June 20, approved a five-year extension of the solid waste and recycling contract with Republic Services that included good news for Marble Falls customers, especially those in the commercial category.... + continue reading

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Jim Moser, left, accepts the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership Award, presented by his father, Charles Moser, at this years Texas Press Association Summer Leadership Retreat. They are the only father and son recipients in the history of the award.

06/23/2017 - 0 comment(s)
    AUSTIN—Texas Press Association, an organization of more than 400 paid-circulation newspapers, has named Jim Moser the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership.  The presentation was made at Inn of the Mountain Gods in... + continue reading

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Spike Dykes finale Saturday at Delaware Springs.

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The grand finale of the Kids Care-A-Van Classic will be June 16-17. It will be a send off for Spike Dykes, the Texas Tech University coach who helped organize the event to raise money to provide... + continue reading

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Gibson Hensley runs through workout pads while head coach Matt Green tries to dislodge the football. Hensley is a fifth grader and was one of 48 kids in this week's camp..

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Cooper Wilson battles for yardage for the Mustangs. 

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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander He may be better known to millions of viewers for his stint on the reality TV show, “The Bachelorette,” but country music singer-... + continue reading

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Open Wide! Baby wrens in Horseshoe Bay make a bright summer picture. Have one of your own? Share it with The Highlander.

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A bee hive suspended from the large oak tree outside Kingsland Library is attracting honey bees to be relocated for a new job at Fain's Honey.

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The Packsaddle Mountain historical marker has been restored to former glory. Robert Marshall was able to remove graffiti, working on behalf of the Texas Historical Commission, on May 23.

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Train lead singer Pat Monahan snaps a selfie with Highlander Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn's cellphone during a Saturday night, May 20, concert at Austin360 Amphitheater.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor, The Highlander Few bands can boast a discography as diverse and celebrated as that of Train, the San Francisco-based... + continue reading