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Thu
30
Mar

Police respond, arrest Burnet man in brutal sexual assault

Burnet police arrested a local man Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman at her apartment while her two small children were inside the home.

Danny Cude, 55, was arrested for aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. According to Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, he allegedly made entry into an apartment in the 800 block of Dixie, where the female victim was alone with her kids.

Cude allegedly sexually assaulted the woman multiple times while putting a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her and her children.

Wed
29
Mar

Alice! takes stage at MFHS tonight

Marble Falls High School One Act Play theatre students took first place in the One Act District competition last Wednesday, March 22, advanced from the Bi-District contest Friday, March 24, with a second place finish, and will now represent Marble Falls in the area contest this Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio.

Residents can experience “Alice!,” the show that judges called “visually stunning, inspiring to watch, brilliantly staged, and genius!” in the MFHS Auditorium, today, March 29, at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages and tickets are $5 each at the door.

Tue
28
Mar

Boat sought in lake hit-and-run

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement is asking for information tied to a hit-and-run boating accident on Lake LBJ Wednesday night, March 22.

A man and a woman from Kingsland were injured when their boat struck retaining wall near Legends Golf Course about 11:30 p.m. that night. The woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital where she was treated and released for facial lacerations.

“They said they were struck by another boat, causing them to run into the wall,” said Steve Lightfoot, TPWD spokesperson.

Anyone with information about a boat that fled the scene not far from the Ranch to Market Road 1431 Bridge should call the TPWD law enforcement number, 512-389-4848, and request a callback from Capt. Cody Hatfield.

Tue
28
Mar

Keep a weather eye on incoming storm system

A National Weather Service severe weather risk map shows Burnet County in the center of the area vulnerable to an approaching storm front. See The Highlander page on Facebook for maps of the timing of that approach.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a notice of severe storms possible this evening through early Wednesday, March 29.

All of South Central Texas, but this time primarily near the I-35 corridor west to the Rio Grande.

Straight-line wind gusts up to 70 mph, hail up to 2 inches in diameter and isolated tornadoes are possible. Rainfall up to two inches in some areas are possible across the Hill Country.

Timing and Overview

Mon
27
Mar

Sculpture going to the dogs in Marble Falls

 

Marble Falls council approves sculpture to enhance dog park

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

A usual addition to sculpture in Marble Falls will be come to Ruff Dog Park with the acceptance of a gift by the city council at its meeting Tuesday, March 21.

Robert W. Moss, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, submitted the proposal for dog-themed art through a donation of $9,450 from Robert Ruff.

Concrete artist Cheryl Latimer of Bastrop is to create four dog bone sculpture, two of them plain and two more with backrests to read “Sit” and “Stay.”

In addition the concept of a dog sculpture, 4.5 feet tall on a 6-foot wide base was approved.

Mon
27
Mar

Edwards resigns MFISD board, district-wide pre-K approved

From staff reports

The Marble Falls ISD Board of Trustees accepted President Rick Edwards’ resignation Tuesday night at their regular meeting and reorganized the board’s slate of officers.

Trustees also agreed to accept nominations for Edwards’ open position and to appoint his replacement at the next board meeting.

The person appointed would then serve out the remainder of Edwards’ term until May 2018.

Fri
24
Mar

Granite Shoals making million dollar 'lemonade'

The long-abandoned stone processing building in Granite Shoals Quarry Park is to be repurposed as a multi-purpose sports complex, thanks to a new Texas Parks & Wildlife grant. Find more views of the project on The Highlander page of Facebook.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

After years of planning, it appears the City of Granite Shoals has its chance to complete the conversion of former granite mine buildings to an indoor sports complex and community meeting space in the heart of Quarry Park.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) board on Thursday, May 23, awarded the city a $500,000 grant for a multi-purpose sports facility. Combined with the value of the land and buildings, about $450,000 and a grant administration cost the total would be $1 million.

Wed
22
Mar

Crazy Gals host Granite Shoals Saturday

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Between wildlife and streets, fences and fees, issues have been wide ranging in the City of Granite Shoals this year and the city council is reaching out to the citizenry who have been unable to follow the action at council meetings.

Coffee with Council” is an event being sponsored by the city at Crazy Gals Restaurant on Saturday, March 25. The popular restaurant at the corner of Ranch to Market Road 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road is opening its doors and coffee pots to the informal klatch from 9-11 a.m.

Wed
22
Mar

Granite Shoals hears PEC on solar project

At the March 14 meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council are, from left Cristi Clement, a member of the board of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC); Jim Spaulding, director of PEC Project Development Energy Services, and Michael Steenbergen, the citizen promoting a solar initiative in the city.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Granite Shoals became the first city in the entire Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) service area to hear a presentation on the current status of the co-op's new solar farm initiative when Jim Spaulding, director of Project Development Energy Services, attended a meeting of the city council Tuesday night, March 14.

The PEC is partnering with the City of Johnson City to construct two, one-megawatt (MW) solar facilities as part of a cooperative-wide solar power generation project,” said Spaulding. “Solar has become very cost competitive and could to be at or below what you pay now.”

Tue
21
Mar

Rep. Williams meets with President Trump

Contributed

Rep. Roger Williams of U.S. Congressional Dist. 25 in Texas is the central figure, in red tie, on the front row of congressmen welcoming President Donald Trump to a meeting at the Capitol Tuesday, March 21.

 

 

 

Rep. Roger Williams was among members of the 115th session of the U.S. Congress to meet with President Donald Trump Tuesday, March 21. The congressmen's greeting was described by CNN as a “loud and enthusiastic standing ovation.”

Trump reportedly told the GOP House conference, “Many of you came in on the pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare. I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don’t get this done.”

The analysis website www.fivethirtyeight.com, in a Congress Tracker project, has found Williams aligned with President Trump 100 percent of the time.

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