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Fri
01
Jun

Marble Falls wins GFOA budget award

Chicago, Illinois—Government Finance Officers Association has announced the City of Marble Falls, Texas, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

Officials say the award represents “a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.”

These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

A policy document;

A financial plan;

An operations guide;

A communications device.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

Fri
01
Jun

MFHS Seniors receive scholarships, awards

Richard Zowie/The Highlander

Sarah Cauble received a $2,500 Priest Holmes Foundation Scholarship. Former Houston Oiler Gary Cutsinger and his wife, Pam, presented her with the the scholarship.

Fri
01
Jun

Officials say Llano intersection needs improving

Llano County Commissioner Mike Sandoval is worried about traffic on Chamberlain Street in Kingsland (behind the white car in photo), so he wants to make it one-way headed away from Ranch Road 1431 (where the white car is). Sandoval said he hopes to bring the matter to a public hearing before commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday, June 24. The intersection has streets converging from six different directions and is adjacent to a bank ATM machine, which Sandoval says is a recipe for a bad accident.

Llano County Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Sandoval hopes by June 25 to have started a process to make a Kingsland intersection safer.

Sandoval explained the process to a crowd of around 60 at a precinct town hall meeting on Tiesdau, May 29. He’s referring to where Ranch Road 1431, Altman Street and Chamberlain Street all come together, making what he calls an extremely dangerous intersection.

Thu
31
May

Cooperation leads to meth ring bust

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Thu
31
May

MFHS commencement set for June 1

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
At the Marble Falls High School Scholarship Awards Night May 24 for the MFHS Class of 2018, Mark Grubbs was named Valedictorian while Anna Herrington was named Salutatorian. The two won several awards and scholarships. The 2018 graduation ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Mustang Stadium, and will be held rain or shine.

Thu
31
May

Former GS chief Wilson faces June 15 arraignment

J.P. Wilson

Former Granite Shoals police chief Joshua Patrick “J.P.” Wilson has been indicted on a charge of aggravated perjury, a third-degree felony, by a Burnet County grand jury — nearly two years to the date after he stepped down from his job.

Thu
31
May

Opening up more of the world for Raffie

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Rafael ‘Raffie’ Hernandez gets used to his new hearing aids, which are an upgrade over hearing aids he’s had for several years. The hearing aids were a donation from Estes Audiology in Marble Falls.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Rafael “Raffie” Hernandez is 16 and attends Marble Falls High School. The oldest of five children, he enjoys art and math and playing baseball. He also likes to listen to music and watch movies, which means a lot of time listening to Youtube.

Thu
31
May

Granite Shoals discusses entry level salary increase

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
In a reception that preceeded the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council, outgoing members of the council and the departing city attorney are honored. They are, from left, councilwoman Shirley King, city attorney Brad young and councilmen Mark Morren and Tom Dillard.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Fri
25
May

Westerman retires after 17 years as MFISD trustee

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Karl Westerman reflects on 17 years of service as a Marble Falls Independent
School District trustee. We s t e r m a n did not seek re-election.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

When Karl Westerman began serving on the Marble Falls Independent School District board, the year was 2001 and society was no longer alarmed about the “Y2K” bug and what problems it might cause to computers.

On May 21, Westerman called it a career as three incumbents took the oath of office to serve on the board.

Kevin Naumann, Alex Payson and Kevin Virdell took the oath to continue serving on the board.

“We have a great administration,” Westerman said.

“I served with a lot of great board members. we have an outstanding team right now. I leave this place in good hands.”

MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen thanked Westerman’s family for its sacrifice over the years.

Fri
25
May

Llano County meth ring busted through law enforcement cooperation

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

On Monday, May 14, Kingsland resident Shaun Daughtry — fed up with the presence of methamphetamine dealers and users in his neighborhood off Lover's Laner — put up a sign on his property declaring the area to be a “meth-free zone.”

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