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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.

Fri
11
May

Faith Academy breaks ground on 'Fields of Faith'

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This photo represents first first phase (football field and track) of what will be the new Faith Academy Athletic Complex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Academy announced its partnership with Hellas Construction, Inc. to construct phase one of its athletic complex, called “Fields of Faith.” 

Officials will break ground on the Faith Academy campus at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 to celebrate the launch of construction on the football field and track. The public is invited to this special event.

Fri
11
May

Joppa, Russell Fork marker dedication Saturday

The Joppa (North Fork) Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

A years-long dream will finally come to fruition for the community of Joppa and the whole of Burnet County on Saturday, May 12. The Russell Fork and North Fork bridges in Joppa will receive their well-deserved Texas Historical Registry recognition at two dedication ceremonies which will be held at the bridges' locations.

Fri
11
May

CAMPO adds 281-1431 intersection to improvement list

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A project to reconstruct the intersection of US 281 and Ranch to Market Road 1431 has been added to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for 2019-2022, CAMPO officials said this week.

Wed
09
May

Joint primary runoff early voting begins Monday

Early voting in the May 22 joint primary runoff election will begin Monday, May 14, and end Friday, May 18, in both Burnet and Llano counties.

Polls also will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, on Election Day at various polling locations in both counties

Burnet County

There are three contested races on the Republican side of the ballot in Burnet County, while there are two contested races on the Democrat side.

Wed
09
May

New land use regulations, zoning map coming

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Wed
09
May

Cunningham wins LISD trustee race, must resign

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor, The Highlander

The voters of the Llano Independent School District elected two trustees in Saturday's election, but will find themselves having to elect a new trustee again next year.

Ron Cunningham won his re-election bid for Place 5 LISD trustee in final but unoffical returns, but he will be forced to resign from the LISD Board of Trustees because he won the Republican Party nomination for county judge in the March primary.

Cunningham jumped out to a lead in early and absentee voting and claimed a 298-262 victory over his challenger, Dean Campbell. There were 29 under votes in the race, but even if all had gone to Campbell, he would still have finished seven votes shy of Cunningham.

Sat
05
May

Jones unseats King in Granite Shoals

By Lew K. Cohn

and Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

Fri
04
May

Granite Shoals honors Brady, hears city attorney is moving on

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Jason Brady was honored with the Granite Shoals Mayor's Award on April 21 in the meeting in which the city council  learned city attorney, Brad Young, is to depart.

Brady received applause from citizens at the meeting as well as accolades from Mayor Carl Brugger.

Fri
04
May

New style credit card skimmers appearing here

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Credit card skimmers are becoming more sophisticated and that is going to call for consumer vigilance, according to the Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD).

Police say a skimmer was found Tuesday, April 24, inside a pump at the Kwik Chek Exxon, 1003 Ranch to Market Road 1431 in Marble Falls.

“We have been asking people to look on the outside for skimmers installed there before they pay with a card, but the last two or three discovered in this area have been inside the pumps,” said MFPD Capt. Glenn Hanson. “Sometimes pumps are accessed by a key and the thieves may be coming up with a master key,” he said. “We don't know yet how much time it takes to install one, but it must be quickly and discretely.”

Hanson said to combat the problem the department has been urging gas stations and convenience stores to check their pumps regularly.

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