Commentary

Mon
30
Sep

Horseshoe Bay Resort hosting council candidates forum October 3

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Horseshoe Bay City Council candidate will cover an array of topics ranging from future land use zoning and development to Lake LBJ waterway concerns and infrastructure, during a forum Oct. 3 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Horseshoe City Council candidates will get a chance to connect with potential voters during a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The event will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The resort will provide round-trip shuttle service between the hotel to the Yacht Club, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Tue
17
Sep

TxDOT: Child car seats used incorrectly

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Area EMS staff are among the first responder agencies who will demonstrate proper child safety seat installation.

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly.

Fri
06
Sep

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd to speak about border security

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The Burnet County Republican Women meeting and guest presentation, including Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd speaking about the illegal immigration crisis on the border, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Sylvester H. Reed Building, 402 East Jackson in Burnet. Lunch is $15.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd will be speaking Thursday, Sept. 12, about the crisis on the border, drug cartels and the financial burdens of unchecked illegal immigration as well as the collateral damage and potential dangers of an unsecured border.

Wed
28
Aug

I literally moved heaven and earth for my daughter

Lew K. Cohn is the managing editor for The Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin, the newspapers of record for the Burnet County area. Lew covers Burnet County Commissioners, the cities of Horseshoe Bay and Meadowlakes and political news. Send him a note at lew@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

“Honey, my water broke. I'm in labor! I'm driving myself to Texarkana!”

That was the first thing my then-wife Selina said to me when I answered the phone at my parents' house in Austin on Sunday, Aug. 22, 1993, and if I panicked at the time, it could be excused. My first biological child was due any minute and I might as well have been on another planet because of how far away she was right then.

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.

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