Commentary

Tue
20
Aug

Press Play: Sugar and spice and everything not so nice

Photo by Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Certainly there's nothing wrong with following up a salad with this delightful dessert, right?

Connie is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. She covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. You can read more of her columns in both publications. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe call 830-693-4367.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

As a child, I could not understand how anyone could consider eating anything Rare, Raw, Marinated or Spicy.

A young palate might describe those “adult” cooking features as – Bloody, Bloodier, Slimy or Murder-mouth.

As an adult with a more mature palate, I find myself craving such foods, but all too often my tummy has determined the more exotic the meal the more I need to temper food portions.

Tue
06
Aug

Bugs beware! Escaping into the great outdoors

Savanna Gregg is the general assignments reporter and a layout and design editor for the Burnet Bulletin. You can read her columns in the Burnet Bulletin and The Highlander. To send her a note, email: savanna@burnetbulletin.com. To subscribe to the newspapers, call 830-693-4367 and 512-756-6136.

We all need a getaway every once in a while, a chance to leave our daily work behind, sit back, and enjoy the simpler things in life.

Fri
26
Jul

Not all that glitters is Mustangs gold

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls school board members fielded concerns recently over the outline color – which appears orange instead of gold – used on the Mustangs logo at midfield and in the end zone at Mustangs Stadium. Sports Editor Nathan Hendrix reveals his “true colors” on the discussion and what board members may need to do about the dilemma.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

When it comes to school colors, close enough is not good enough.

Tue
23
Jul

Meanwhile in Colorado: 52˚ at 12,000 feet

Connie Swinney is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. She covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. Her column "Press Play" appears monthly in both publications. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

 

Press Play
By Connie Swinney

Everyone agrees that “everything is bigger in Texas.”

But somehow when we planned our excursion to Colorado, I did not anticipate how much the features of that state could overwhelm a lifelong Texan such as myself.

Fri
17
May

Meat cute: A quest for brisket perfection

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.

 

 

 

 

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 them, I have lived to tell the tasty tale myself.

Wed
08
May

HCCAC, law enforcement heroes to area children

Something as simple as taking a moment for a conversation with a child can make a world of difference in that child’s life. Children are special little people and need to be treated as such; they need to know they are important and we as a society need to help them realize this by taking the time to show them how much they mean to us.

I built strong bonds with many children throughout seven years working in the childcare field and learned so much about their little minds in that time.

Wed
08
May

Area's historic houses deserve chance

By Caryl Calsyn

Special to The Highlander

Too many homes of historical value have been torn down or left to rot. Horseshoe Bay has only one still standing and that is the Fuchs (Fox) House and is one of only a few in Burnet County. The house was an important part of our past and can once again be an asset to the community.

Tue
07
May

Natural bug repllents and bug eaters available

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.

 

 

 

By Bill Luedecke & Martelle Luedecke

Our glorious rain this season has produced a mesmerizing array of wildflowers. Just think of all the seeds they will produce for future years! We are blessed to live in the center of a bouquet.

Fri
03
May

Press Play: Voting. . . Not to be taken for granted

Connie Swinney is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. Her column appears in both publications. She also covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

One of my proudest moments involved watching my daughter go into a voting booth for the very first time at age 18.

Tue
23
Apr

Early voting underway for city and school elections

Special to The Highlander

The early voting period ahead of the May 4 municipal and city elections began Monday, April 22 and ends Tuesday, April 30.

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