Granite Shoals City Secretary Elaine Simpson (center) joined in on the celebration with Donna and her husband former Granite Shoals Mayor Dennis Maier at a past reception for the late elected leader, who died on Aug. 8. Contributed

Monday, August 13, 2018
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      By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander A modern mainstay of the City of Granite Shoals and mayor from 2011-2015, Dennis A. Maier died Tuesday night, Aug. 8. “City council members, city staff and residents owe a debt of gratitude to Dennis A. Maier who... + continue reading

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Marble Falls officials took steps Aug. 7 to notify the public of the planned issuance of $6.35 million in bond debt to fund, in part, the first phase of a large-scale parks improvement project.

Friday, August 10, 2018
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      By Connie Swinney The Highlander With an eye on utilizing various entities to pay off the debt, Marble Falls city officials moved closer Aug. 7 to issuing a proposed $6.35 million bond issue to fund a portion of the first phase of a multi-faceted parks... + continue reading
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By Connie Swinney The Highlander BURNET – Due to the worsening fire danger, Burnet County Commissioners Aug. 7 approved restricting outdoor burning including activities such as outdoor cooking and burning cactus for livestock feed as well as welding and grinding projects without... + continue reading

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Scattered rain showers throughout Burnet County overnight Aug. 9 and 10 relieved some concerns about a rising fire danger, just days after officials extended the terms of a Declaration of Disaster and restrictive burn ban order.

Friday, August 10, 2018
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          By Connie Swinney The Highlander On the heels of the Burnet County Commissioners Court approving a restrictive outdoor burning order, reports of rain overnight Aug. 9 and 10 have eased the fire danger in some areas of Burnet County and more... + continue reading

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Llano County authorities are trying to identify a human skull found Aug. 8 by a jet skiier on the shoreline of Lake Buchanan.

Friday, August 10, 2018
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        Authorities have sent a human skull found in the receding Lake Buchanan shoreline Aug. 8 for forensic testing to determine identity and age of the bones, according to the Llano County Sheriff's Office. The human skull was found by an individual on a... + continue reading
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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By Phil Reynolds The Highlander The City of Cottonwood Shores has kept the same property tax rate, 54.38 cents per $100 of property valuation, for three years. Now a 14 percent leap in overall valuation is forcing city council members to lower the tax rate to keep from facing the possibility... + continue reading

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06/29/2018
By Richard Zowie The Highlander Marble Falls Independent School District trustees on June 25 approved the 2018-2019 budget, which includes an overall surplus of $1.5 million with a General Fund deficit of $416,000. Included in the budget is a sizable chunk of money to be paid to Texas... + continue reading
06/26/2018
By Phil Reynolds The Highlander Cottonwood Shores is looking at two purchases to reduce costs in some areas and to help deal with an expanding population. The city is buying a machine to help clean out clogged city storm sewers, which will help cut costs of keeping culverts cleared. And... + continue reading

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Granite Shoals City Secretary Elaine Simpson (center) joined in on the celebration with Donna and her husband former Granite Shoals Mayor Dennis Maier at a past reception for the late elected leader, who died on Aug. 8. Contributed

08/13/2018 - 0 comment(s)
      By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander A modern mainstay of the City of Granite Shoals and mayor from 2011-2015, Dennis A. Maier died Tuesday night, Aug. 8. “City council members, city staff and residents owe a debt of gratitude to Dennis A. Maier who... + continue reading

Contributed/City of Marble Falls rendering
Marble Falls officials took steps Aug. 7 to notify the public of the planned issuance of $6.35 million in bond debt to fund, in part, the first phase of a large-scale parks improvement project.

08/10/2018 - 0 comment(s)
      By Connie Swinney The Highlander With an eye on utilizing various entities to pay off the debt, Marble Falls city officials moved closer Aug. 7 to issuing a proposed $6.35 million bond issue to fund a portion of the first phase of a multi-faceted parks... + continue reading
08/10/2018 - 0 comment(s)
By Connie Swinney The Highlander BURNET – Due to the worsening fire danger, Burnet County Commissioners Aug. 7 approved restricting outdoor burning including activities such as outdoor cooking and burning cactus for livestock feed as well as welding and grinding projects without... + continue reading

Sports

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.

06/21/2018 - 0 comment(s)
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
and four RBIs. Also with her on the team were Summer Riley, Jaden DeLeon and Coach Tim Richter.

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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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Richard Zowie
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Lerin Lockwood's invention, the Lion Latch, comes from her lifelong love of alliteration and helps people not to lose valuable items. Lions are also her favorite animal.

08/07/2018 - 0 comment(s)
        By Richard Zowie The Highlander Many of the world’s great inventions, such as champagne, penicillin, and Teflon were discovered by accident. Add... + continue reading

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06/05/2018 - 0 comment(s)
By Richard Zowie This time of year for the newspaper, we’ve been busy with high school graduations. I took pictures of both Faith Academy’s and Marble Falls High School’s... + continue reading

Bob Costas speaks to UT students and faculty while giving the ninth annual Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism at Moody College of Communications.

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It only took 47 years plus, but Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn finally got to meet Roger Staubach at the 15th Annual Hill Country 100 Club Awards Banquet in Burnet on Jan. 18 and hear the story of the 'Hail Mary' pass from the legend himself.

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