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05
Aug

Romance writer conjures Burnet County villan

Writing a series of whodunits was the last thing on the mind of bestselling historical romance author Adrienne deWolfe until her computer crashed – and got stolen from the repair shop.
“I was struggling to write my first fantasy when my hard drive blew up,” deWolfe recalled. “The night before the meltdown, I actually had a dream that the manuscript would never get published. Does that make me psychic?”
DeWolfe works by day as a sales rep for Gumdrop Books and counts among her clients Burnet Junior High and Herman Brown Free Library.
While deWolfe can joke now about the computer debacle, she said the loss of a manuscript is every writer’s worst nightmare.
“There must have been some higher plan for me, because my publisher contacted me two days later, asking me to write a Western romance. From the ashes of that lost fantasy rose my favorite heroine: a fiery-haired, gun-slinging ex-bawd with a Pinkerton badge.”

Tue
02
Aug

Burnet County eateries make national menu

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON
BURNET BULLETIN

Wed
27
Jul

Riddell statue is 'home'

CHRISTI BERTELSON/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS
The statue of Burnet County Sheriff Wallace Riddell (1899~1978) stands proudly at its new home at the historic jail, over which he presided almost 40 years, on the corner of Washington Street and Pierce Street in Burnet.

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON
HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

Wed
27
Jul

Burnet 'Bachelorette' suitor has another prospect

Luke Pell of Burnet meets Bachelorette JoJoFletcher during the season premiere of "The Bachelorette" reality show. Rejected Monday, Pell may have other TV prospects in his future.

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON
HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

Thu
21
Jul

Saturday shoe drive aims for 1,500 pair

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A Walmart associate rings of shoes to be added to community donations of gently used shoes this Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Broadway Street. The goal is shoes up to adult size 13 for 1,500 school kids in need.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

A shoe drive at the Marble Falls Church of Christ Saturday, July 23, will be the first step in getting children in need ready for the new school year.

The drive, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Health Partnership Children's Coalition, will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m.at the church at 711 Broadway Street. The shoes will be available, first-come-first-served, at the big Back to School Blast at Marble Falls Middle School at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

Thu
21
Jul

MFPD honored as 'Fearless Blue'

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Lunch and good wishes are delivered to he Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) Monday, July 18. Members of Hillside Bible Study at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church and the Ridge Readers reading circle organized “The Fearless Blue” recognition. Pictured, from left, are Carolyn Furrh, the Rev. Ellen Ely, Leah Santy, Paulette Blade, MFPD Capt. Glenn Hanson, Det. Sgt. Tom Dillard, Brook Hanson, Ofcr. Tim McIntyre, Carole White, Yvonne Kyler, Det. Sgt. Trisha Ratliff, Ofcr. Justin Boucher.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

No one had to order out for lunch at Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) Headquarters Monday, July 18, thanks to a Fearless Blue recognition cooked up by members of Hillside Bible Study at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church and the Ridge Readers reading circle.

“We were driving home from Sunday school and we passed the police station and one of us said, 'We ought to do something for them,” said Yvonne Kyler in a small presentation ceremony. “Everyone wanted to be part of it.”

By noon Monday, a gift basket, bouquet of roses and a table loaded with sandwiches and goodies for lunch had been assembled for delivery to MFPD.

The group was headed back to the church for a prayer service for all the victims of violence against law enforcement and for the safety of all who serve.

Thu
21
Jul

Escamilla receives his Purple Heart

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Maj. David O’Leary Jr. of Fort Hood, left, presents Mark Escamilla with a plaque of all his service medals while serving in the U.S. Army.

By Addie Zinsen

Special to The Highlander

Tue
12
Jul

July is Parks and Recreation Month

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, right, proclaims July Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Marble Falls during the Tuesday, July 5, city council meeting. Being recognized from the city's Parks and Recreation Department are, from left, Director Robert W. Moss, Parks Superintendent Lewis Fincher and Administrative Assistant Monique Breaux.

At the meeting of the Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday night, July 5, Mayor John Packer proclaimed July Parks and Recreation Month in Marble Falls.

From the city's Parks and Recreation Department, Packer introduced Director Robert W. Moss, Parks Superintendent Lewis Fincher and Administrative Assistant Monique Breaux. The trio with a staff of maintenance personnel and city pool lifeguards and operators manage about 130 acres of park land, trails, green belt and facilities.

“Our parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities,” proclaimed Packer, praising them for maintaining physical and mental health and boosting the economy.

 

Tue
05
Jul

25th LakeFest gets a logo

The spirit of 25 Years of LakeFest dragboat racing have been captured in logo form by a Minnesota graphic artist, Stephen Dorsey.

Glynis Crawford Smith

THE HIGHLANDER

A Minnesota graphic artist has claimed the prize for creating a 25th Anniversary of LakeFest logo.

Stephen Dorsey, who produces freelance artistic creations under the name Dorsey Design, submitted the winning entry for promotion of the Lake Marble Falls event that takes place Aug. 12 – 14 this summer.

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce sponsored the logo contest, awarding Dorsey a $200 cash prize and two Top Eliminator Club tickets worth $350.

Tue
28
Jun

Phoenix Center addresses international confab

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Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured. See more photos on Facebook at The-Highlander page.

By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor

The Highlander

Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for assisting children with trauma at an international symposium.

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