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Fri
18
May

GS Council plans coffee, reception

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Granite Shoals City Council on Tuesday, May 15, met briefly to canvass voting results from the May 5 election and members.

Fri
18
May

HSB postpones acting on construction ordinance

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Horseshoe Bay City Manager Stan Farmer, left, is recognized by Mayor Steve Jordan for 10 years of service to the city. Farmer was hired as city manager in May 2008 and has been credited with a number of innovative ideas which have helped the city.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Tue
15
May

Three seek District 1 nod in PEC election

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor, The Highlander

Three candidates with a vast range of experience in the public and private sector are seeking the District 1 seat on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors this year.

Tue
15
May

Picture perfect end to high school

school Richard Zowie/The Highlander
During a few light moments prior to Faith Academy’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet, Emily Eppler (center) and Caylee Steele (right) pause for a quick selfie. Both ladies will attend Urshan College, near St. Louis. For more graduation pictures, turn to page 5.

Tue
15
May

May sales tax revenues up for Burnet County

Sales tax distributions for Marble Falls for the month of May 2018 rebounded strongly as collections for the year are nearly back on par with 2017.

Statewide, sales tax collections and distributions were up 9.4 percent, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week, as he sent $861.8 million to Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.

Fri
11
May

CAMPO adds 281-1431 intersection to list

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Fri
11
May

MayFest continues through Saturday

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Shivani Damico and her son Jimmy, both of Kingsland, enjoy time on the Merry-Go-Round during the first day of the Marble Falls Mayfest Carnival at Johnson Park on May 9.

Music, carnival rides, shopping, games and fun for the whole family — all of it can be found this weekend at MayFest 2018 in Marble Falls, which continues to midnight Saturday at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J in Marble Falls.

The MayFest Carnival is a large draw each year and brings out fans of people who love rolling, spinning, whirling, playing games of fun and chance and eating all of the great food on the midway. The fun at the Carnival begins at 5 p.m. and continues to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights.

Market vendors are also open for shopping at the same time as the carnival with a variety of crafts and goods available for purchase.

Friday, May 11, is also Tejano music night and will feature a free concert with Rey Avila y Sus Legitimos Del Norte from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fri
11
May

Vacationing from Switzerland

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Reto Tschuppert makes sure his son, Lenny, is tall enough for the Fire Chief Ride on May 9, during the first day of the Marble Falls Mayfest Carnival at Johnson Park. Tschuppert, his son, and his wife are all Swiss tourists on a visit into the Texas Hill Country.

Fri
11
May

52nd annual Burnet County Rodeo kicks off tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

Bull riders and barrel racers, cowboys and cowgirls, and rodeo fans of all ages will once again take the opportunity to come together for the good of their sport at the 52nd annual Burnet County Rodeo this Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.

Fri
11
May

MayFest continues through Saturday

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Shivani Damico and her son Jimmy, both of Kingsland, enjoy time on the Merry-Go-Round during the first day of the Marble Falls Mayfest Carnival at Johnson Park on Wednesday, May 9.

 

 

 

 

 

Music, carnival rides, shopping, games and fun for the whole family — all of it can be found this weekend at MayFest 2018 in Marble Falls, which continues to midnight Saturday at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J in Marble Falls.

The MayFest Carnival is a large draw each year and brings out fans of people who love rolling, spinning, whirling, playing games of fun and chance and eating all of the great food on the midway. The fun at the Carnival begins at 5 p.m. and continues to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights.

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