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District 5 PEC director James Oakley, left, and District 4 director Jim Powers were re-elected Saturday, June 22, to their respective posts during the annual PEC meeting at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County Judge James Oakley won re-election by a very slim 55-vote margin to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors at Saturday's annual meeting, held at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Oakley, seeking his third... + continue reading
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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas delivered the Black Powder Salute during the Texas Ranger Memorial Cross Dedication Saturday, June 22 at Bethel Cemetery in Burnet County. The ceremony honored the lives of Texas Rangers Hugh McCoy, Archibald McCoy and... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored local Eagle Scouts Monday, June 17 for their promotion to the highest rank of Scouts. There were 12 promoted to Eagle Scout. Six were attendance. They are pictured here with Board Members, from left Kevin Virdell, Superintendent Chris Allen, Kevin Naumann, Rick Edwards, Gary Boshears and Larry Berkman. Scout Master Mike Hodge, who is also the Marble Falls City Manager (far right) presented the Scouts and their community Eagle projects, which include working with a local church.

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              Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored local Eagle Scouts Monday, June 17 for their promotion to the highest rank of Scouts. There were 12 promoted to Eagle Scout. Six... + continue reading

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Burnet County Commissioners honored Dorinda Duzan upon her retirement from the Burnet CPS office on June 11. From left are Llano County Attorney Becky Lang, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., Pct. 2 Commissioner Damon Beierle, Duzan, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, Pct. 3 Commissioner Billy Wall, Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

Friday, June 21, 2019
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          By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Co-workers, county officials, family and friends honored retiring Burnet Child Protective Services supervisor Dorinda Duzan last week in recognition of her many years of service. Burnet County commissioners... + continue reading
Friday, June 21, 2019
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From staff reports A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive. “This incident... + continue reading

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In October 2018 former Bertram police chief James J. (JJ) Wilson crashed his police vehicle on FM 1431 East of Marble Falls while off duty. Department of Public Safety troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was subsequently indicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for consuming alcohol and damaging the city vehicle.

Friday, June 21, 2019
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        Connie Swinney Staff Writer A former Bertram police chief has pled guilty to oppression and abuse, surrendered his peace officer's license, received an eight-day jail sentence, and exhibited “remorse” which influencing his judge-ordered... + continue reading

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06/25/2019
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved construction firm and associated contracts on the first read at the monthly school board meeting on Monday, June 17 in order to begin the projects as soon as possible. MFISD Superintendent... + continue reading
06/25/2019
By Nathan Hendrix Staff Writer Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Allie Hampton as Falls Career High School principal at the regular board meeting on Monday, June 17. Hampton has been with MFISD for seven years of her 24 years of experience in... + continue reading

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District 5 PEC director James Oakley, left, and District 4 director Jim Powers were re-elected Saturday, June 22, to their respective posts during the annual PEC meeting at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

06/25/2019
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County Judge James Oakley won re-election by a very slim 55-vote margin to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors at Saturday's annual meeting, held at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Oakley, seeking his third... + continue reading
06/21/2019
From staff reports A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive. “This incident... + continue reading

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City of Marble Falls municipal water plant

06/14/2019
    Special to The Highlander On Friday June 14, effective immediately the city of Marble Falls has moved from stage 2 water use restrictions to stage 1 voluntary restrictions. Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas by... + continue reading

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06/25/2019
  From staff reports Faith Academy athletic director Jeremy Wentrcek accepted an offer from The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio to become the school's AD and head... + continue reading

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Texas Bass Couples Southeast Region held the final regional tournament of their 2019 season on Saturday, June 15 on Lake LBJ. The next to the last tournament was held on Lake Buchanan. Members of the group said they enjoy their time in the Highland Lakes' fishing destination.

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Jake Becker and the other Mustange receivers found holes in the Regents zone to make catches during 7-on-7 action June 10 in Johnson City.

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Marble Falls High School graduates Genaro Arreguin Jr., Braidon Whiteside and Chance Haley made up the left side of the Gold Team's offensive line at the 2019 FCA Unity Bowl all-star game on Friday in Georgetown.

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06/25/2019
Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander Members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas delivered the Black Powder Salute during the Texas Ranger Memorial Cross Dedication Saturday, June 22 at Bethel Cemetery... + continue reading

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Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored local Eagle Scouts Monday, June 17 for their promotion to the highest rank of Scouts. There were 12 promoted to Eagle Scout. Six were attendance. They are pictured here with Board Members, from left Kevin Virdell, Superintendent Chris Allen, Kevin Naumann, Rick Edwards, Gary Boshears and Larry Berkman. Scout Master Mike Hodge, who is also the Marble Falls City Manager (far right) presented the Scouts and their community Eagle projects, which include working with a local church.

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Burnet County Commissioners honored Dorinda Duzan upon her retirement from the Burnet CPS office on June 11. From left are Llano County Attorney Becky Lang, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., Pct. 2 Commissioner Damon Beierle, Duzan, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, Pct. 3 Commissioner Billy Wall, Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

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Lew K. Cohn is the managing editor for Highland Lakes Newspapers, comprised of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. He also covers Burnet County Commissioners, the city of Horseshoe Bay, political news and general features. To offer a comment, column idea, news or feature tip email lew@highlandernews.com.

05/17/2019
        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor You may call me Ahab or Galahad, because I defied the odds and hunted down my white whale and Holy Grail. However, unlike... + continue reading

The Luedeckes, father and daughter writing team, contribute a regular column to The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin, the newspapers of record for Highland Lakes and Burnet area. To request submission of a column for either publication, email lew@highlandernews.com.

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