About 100 people attended a public meeting Sept. 19 to express concerns about a proposed festival permit that would bring thousands of people onto 105 acres just outside Burnet. A public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Burnet County Commissioners Court.

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        Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor • Utopiafest founder Travis Sutherland told more than 100 concerned Burnet County residents his festival is about “family, connection and community” during a public meeting Wednesday evening at the Burnet... + continue reading

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A pickup truck caught fire following a head-on collision Monday, Sept. 17 on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection, sending two people by ambulance to Austin-area ER's.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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      Connie Swinney Staff Writer • Investigators believe the driver of a pickup truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel resulting in a head-on collision on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection in Marble Falls. According to the police report, the... + continue reading

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Torrential rain and thunderstorms sent runoff down Backbone Creek, resulting in flash flooding in Johnson Park in Marble Falls.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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      From staff reports • Storm runoff caused a scare among some Pecan Valley and Meadowlakes residents Sept.8 and 9, as motorists were temporarily blocked from leaving their neighborhoods to avoid a flooded low-water crossing on Avenue N and a rain-swollen Backbone... + continue reading

The live auction, always a fun part of the Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraisers, gets underway at the September 2015 celebration. This year's Grand Finale fundraiser will take place this Saturday, Sept 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Hidden River Ranch, 10715 S. Hwy 281, Lampasas.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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        By Savanna Gregg Staff Writer The Highlander For the past six years, one of the most anticipated events in the community has been making a difference for the town's graduating seniors by providing nights of entertainment, fellowship, and fun for... + continue reading

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A Spicewood-area group, who have joined forces with the Texas Environmental Protection Coalition, will stage day-long protest rallies on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8 and 9 at the entryway of Double Horn Creek subdivision. Supporters of the non-profit group (Pictured here in September 2017) protested a similar operation planned just off the Texas 71/U.S. 281 intersection.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
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          By Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • A group of Spicewood residents has joined forces with a regional anti-mining group to fight plans for a rock-crushing plant and quarry operation on several hundred acres between two residential... + continue reading

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A traffic stop in Johnson City resulted in the arrest of the occupants and seizure of several different kinds of illicit drugs.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
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    From staff reports • On Sept. 4, Johnson City Police Department stopped a vehicle coming through town loaded with a variety of drugs and a stolen firearm. With the assistance of the Blanco County Sheriff's Office, investigators detected an “odor of... + continue reading

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About 100 people attended a public meeting Sept. 19 to express concerns about a proposed festival permit that would bring thousands of people onto 105 acres just outside Burnet. A public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Burnet County Commissioners Court.

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        Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor • Utopiafest founder Travis Sutherland told more than 100 concerned Burnet County residents his festival is about “family, connection and community” during a public meeting Wednesday evening at the Burnet... + continue reading

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A pickup truck caught fire following a head-on collision Monday, Sept. 17 on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection, sending two people by ambulance to Austin-area ER's.

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      Connie Swinney Staff Writer • Investigators believe the driver of a pickup truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel resulting in a head-on collision on FM 2147 West at the Rocky Road intersection in Marble Falls. According to the police report, the... + continue reading

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Torrential rain and thunderstorms sent runoff down Backbone Creek, resulting in flash flooding in Johnson Park in Marble Falls.

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      From staff reports • Storm runoff caused a scare among some Pecan Valley and Meadowlakes residents Sept.8 and 9, as motorists were temporarily blocked from leaving their neighborhoods to avoid a flooded low-water crossing on Avenue N and a rain-swollen Backbone... + 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
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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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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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.

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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

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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