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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.

Fri
04
May

Cardenas: City on right track for fiscal 2018

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, center, proclaims May 6-12 Public Service Recognition Week in Marble Falls. Various city employees joined him for the reading of the proclamation, including City Manager Mike Hodge, Assistant City Manager Caleb Kraenzel, Finance Director Margie Cardenas, Director of Development Services Valerie Kreger, Police Chief Mark Whitacre, Fire Marshal Tommy Crane, Public Works Director James Kennedy, Assistant Public Works Director Jay Everett, Building Inspector Chris Pounds, Building Official Mike Ingalsbe, Permit Technician Amy Williams, Fire Engineer Randy Rankin, Firefighter Jonathon Morrison, Fire Capt. Sam Stacks, Patrol Officer Benjamin Master and Patrol Officer Colin Owen.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

The city of Marble Falls is right on track financially with half of the fiscal year completed, Finance Director Margie Cardenas told City Council members Tuesday night.

Fri
04
May

Polls open 7 a.m. Saturday in Granite Shoals

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Fri
04
May

Blanco County residents voice quarry concerns

Grant Dean, left, listens as Davy Roberts talks about the potential for a rock quarry and crushing operation to move into land off RM 962 and Smith West Ranch Road (County Road 308) in Round Mountain.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

ROUND MOUNTAIN — Blanco County residents voiced concerns Wednesday evening that a rock quarrying operation may move into the heart of this idyllic, tranquil ranchland west of town.

Denver-based Summit Materials, which sells aggregates, has a subsidiary, Austin Materials, located in Central Texas. According to Davy Roberts, a developer who lives nearby, Summit Materials has made an offer on 350 acres of property owned by the family of the late Donald Edgar Smith.

The land in question is located at the corner of Ranch to Market Road 962 and Smith West Ranch Road (Blanco County Road 308) and includes about one mile of frontage along RM 962 and a half-mile frontage along Smith West Ranch Road. It is part of an overall tract of about 1,340 acres the family owns in northern Blanco County.

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