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Fri
24
Jan

Marble Falls trades students donate pet houses to rescue shelter

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls High School construction trades students Joscelyn Smith (left) and Chris Whitecotton played a pivotal role in the assembly of eight pet houses that were given to Live Love Animal Rescue for outdoor felines.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls High School construction trades students refuse to let a good lesson go to waste.

Projects in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department typically end with a product that shouldn't be thrown away like a posterboard or Powerpoint presentation. So a partnership with Living Love Animal Rescue was the purr-fect way to ensure student-built houses found worthy residents. …

Tue
21
Jan

Teen takes goat breeding business to next level

Katie Boswell/Special to The Highlander
Llano's Katie Boswell uses photography to capture the quality of Boer goats her son Rode Ligon raises and breeds as well as chronicle the progress and memories of the experience. Rode not only provides goats to clients from around the state but he has inspired a growing community of youngsters, including his seven-year-old brother Holden, to participate in the activity.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When he was a first grader, 15-year-old Rode Ligon knew he had discovered his calling.

“To build something like that, watch it be born, to take care of it, nurture it and watch it succeed in the world, it brings a lot of joy,” he said about showing goats. “I enjoyed it and thought it would be a fun and economical thing to pursue.”

Fri
17
Jan

Marble Falls McD's to close for new building

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A global fast-food icon's Marble Falls location will temporarily close its doors in January to make way for a new building at the same location. The last day of business at McDonald's, 1605 RR 1431, is Jan. 26. Demolition is scheduled to begin Jan. 30. “That's when the bulldozers show up,” said Teresita Arnold, area supervisor over the Marble Falls and Burnet eateries. “It will be new, bigger and more parking.” The new building is expected to be completed in 100 days.

Fri
10
Jan

HCBA invests in trades training

Contributed
In December, Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA), Highland Lakes region, expanded their commitment to the building trades with a $10,000 investment in skills training for adults. Pictured, from left, are: Gail Davalos and Fay Crider of Workforce Network Inc., Matt Fields of Fields Company Builders, Marble Falls and Julie Farmer of Workforce Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

By Julie Farmer
Special to The Highlander

Two entities, focused on cultivating new careers in the skilled trades for adults, have joined forces to infuse more funding into the Workforce Network Inc. program.

On Dec. 10, 2019, Hill Country Builders Association, Highland Lakes region (HCBA) expanded their commitment to the building trades with a $10,000 investment in skills training for adults. …

Wed
11
Dec

Granite Shoals first responders collecting gifts through Dec. 22

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Granite Shoals Capt. Chris Decker and Chief Gary Boshears, kneeling, worked together to gather gifts and books for the Fill the Boat Christmas campaign at the police station, 410 Phillips Ranch Road. Fill the Boat, which benefits Christmas Outreach, goes until Dec. 22. Drop off new, unwrapped toys in the parking lot or at the Granite Shoals Fire Hall, 8410 RR 1431.

Tue
26
Nov

Burnet County crisis negotiation team created

Contributed/BCSO
Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County.

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

Fri
22
Nov

FBCS teacher inspires faith with prayer journals

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
FBCS teacher Kasey Smith distributed copies of her prayer journal, The 30 Day Gift, to students to pray for wisdom and courage for political and military leaders in Washington D.C. The school will send the completed journals to the White House on Dec. 18.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

What started as a routine lesson about the power of prayer has morphed into a school-wide project aimed at sending prayers to political and military leaders in our nation's capital.

Kasey Smith, a fifth-through-eighth-grade teacher at First Baptist Christian School, started her instruction on prayer using the Biblical story of Daniel and the lion's den as inspiration.

Wed
13
Nov

Rotarians and Falls on the Colorado Museum team to honor veterans

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

The Marble Falls Rotary Club and Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) hosted a Veterans Day event Nov. 11, to honor veterans and educate the community about their resources. Among the attendees were 97-year-old U.S. Air Force and Navy veteran Ken Lindow (front right). Behind him, from left, are Rotarian Bruce Jackson, Donna Pahmiyer, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Rotarian Mike Atkinson and Ryan Atkinson.

Fri
08
Nov

Burnet County veteran recounts near-death flight experience

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his country.

Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and aced his aptitude tests. The career advisor listed aircraft pilot as one of his potential jobs.

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Mustangs gave Max-imum effort with tribute to Brother Max Copeland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Marble Falls football team honored the number one Mustang fan, Bro. Max Copeland, at the Friday Oct. 18 game versus Bastrop by wearing red socks in honor of the late pastor. The Mustangs are undefeated on Max Copeland Night. See the story of the Mustangs' first win of the season in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander, your high school sports authority for the Highland Lakes.

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