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Mustang Football players earning All-State Academic Honors are, from left, kneeling: Honorable Mention: Zach Fearn, Chance Haley, and Braidon Whiteside; standing: First Team: Brock Linder and Andrew Stripling; Second Team: Genaro Arregin and Dillon Mayberry.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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        Compiled by Richard Zowie Sports Editor Many Marble Falls High School Varsity Football athletes received both athletic and academic honors for their prowess on the football field and in the classroom.   District 13-5A, 2018 All-District... + continue reading

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The Wirtz Dam Road bridge project is moving forward with a $425,000 stipend by Burnet County Commissioners to allow for several upfront payments for planning, surveying and engineering for the crossing.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 11, to begin the process of obtaining $2.5 million in 2019 tax anticipation notes to fund a number of projects, including $1.6 million for upgrades to the Burnet County Jail... + continue reading

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On the Proffitt property’s south end is a building that was once one of Burnet County’s old country school houses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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      By Richard Zowie Staff Writer The descendants of a property that’s been family owned and family farmed for almost 130 years are hoping to return the land to its former glory. Proffitt Property is a long, narrow strip of land, consisting of approximately... + continue reading
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 909 Avenue D, Marble Falls. Tickets are $20 for this special, family-friendly Celtic... + continue reading
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Residents and representatives of the Highland Lakes paused this week to reflect on and remember the life of the late former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. A national day of mourning was observed... + continue reading

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LCSO investigators are searching for tips, including the last owner of a distinctive dog house bought at a Buchanan Dam yard sale, which could lead to the capture of a suspect in the death of a woman found cemented into a boat submerged in the water up from Inks Dam. A photo on the Justice for Holly Simmons social media page captured an image during the 2009 investigation of a body, later identified as Simmons, found cemented into the hull of a boat in the water near Inks Dam.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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        By Connie Swinney Staff Writer A new perspective and new leads prompted the Llano County Sheriff Office Nov. 27 to take another look at a homicide cold case involving the discovery of a woman's body submerged and cemented into the hull of a boat just... + continue reading

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By Glynis Crawford Smith Contributor Although the Granite Shoals City Council made several important decisions Tuesday night (Dec. 11), it was a non-action item on the agenda that piqued as much interest as professional contracts. Mayor pro tem Jim Davant reported that more than 100 lots in... + continue reading
12/14/2018
    By Connie Swinney Staff Writer The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce will be seeking new leadership following the resignation announcement by the entity's executive director. On Dec. 10, Patti Zinsemeyer submitted her letter of resignation to the chamber... + continue reading

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The Wirtz Dam Road bridge project is moving forward with a $425,000 stipend by Burnet County Commissioners to allow for several upfront payments for planning, surveying and engineering for the crossing.

12/14/2018 - 0 comment(s)
      By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor Burnet County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 11, to begin the process of obtaining $2.5 million in 2019 tax anticipation notes to fund a number of projects, including $1.6 million for upgrades to the Burnet County Jail... + continue reading

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On the Proffitt property’s south end is a building that was once one of Burnet County’s old country school houses.

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      By Richard Zowie Staff Writer The descendants of a property that’s been family owned and family farmed for almost 130 years are hoping to return the land to its former glory. Proffitt Property is a long, narrow strip of land, consisting of approximately... + continue reading
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The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 909 Avenue D, Marble Falls. Tickets are $20 for this special, family-friendly Celtic... + continue reading

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Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Mustang Football players earning All-State Academic Honors are, from left, kneeling: Honorable Mention: Zach Fearn, Chance Haley, and Braidon Whiteside; standing: First Team: Brock Linder and Andrew Stripling; Second Team: Genaro Arregin and Dillon Mayberry.

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        Compiled by Richard Zowie Sports Editor Many Marble Falls High School Varsity Football athletes received both athletic and academic honors for their... + continue reading

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The Faith Flames, seen here in a game earlier this season, will open the playoffs tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy.

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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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The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be on a shortened timeline and end on Dec. 26 due to work set to began on the city's parks improvement plan.

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The Highlander
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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Paying homage to Clement Clarke Moore's "Christmas Poem," Connie's column describes the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, while offering a modern rendition of the classic literary piece.

12/14/2018 - 0 comment(s)
    By Connie Swinney 'Twas 12 days before Christmas and all through the town, Not a creature was ready for what was to go down. All I could see was a glazed look in... + continue reading

". . . And sitting on the western shore of Lake Buchanan is the community of Tow, another name I had to learn how to pronounce. It's not pronounced “Toe” like “Someone better call in a tow truck!” It's pronounced like the first three letters in the word “towel.” That's because it's named after two brothers, William and Wilson Tow, who settled in the area in the 1850s.." - Lew K. Cohn

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One of the lessons of life reveals that, "Those who become mired in perceived impending crisis may spend much of their lives 'living in the wreckage of the future.'” ~Connie Swinney

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