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Tue
11
Jun

Stalker suspect leads cops on chase through Burnet County

From staff reports

A Marble Falls man faces several charges including stalking, reckless driving and resisting arrest after a fallout with his estranged wife and a police pursuit, authorities reported.

Marble Falls Police officers responded to a harassment complaint June 5 in the 1500 block of Resource Parkway.

Tue
11
Jun

Tour boat stranded as storms sweep into Highland Lakes

Todd Boyd/Special to The Highlander
About 75 people were temporarily stranded June 9 when the Vanishing Texas River Cruise touring vessel took on water and made its way to Shaw Island on its route in Lake Buchanan as storm-like conditions swept into the area.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Nearly 75 passengers on a river boat cruise on Lake Buchanan experienced some tense moments as a brief but severe thunderstorm swept into the Highland Lakes June 9 and stranded the tourists on a remote peninsula on the waterway.

Tue
04
Jun

Burnet County hits mark with taxes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County taxpayers have been good about paying their taxes during the past two decades, as just $738,045 remains uncollected since 1999, a tax attorney told commissioners last month.

Mon
03
Jun

Power pole kills two PEC contractors

From staff reports

Two contractors for a Pedernales Electric Cooperative transmission line project died following an accident involving a transmission pole June 1 in Burnet County.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the mid-afternoon incident occurred at a job site, south of Horseshoe Bay on Texas 71, near the Burnet County line.

Fri
31
May

PEC promotes starry nights, utility cost savings

Contributed
In addition to supplying dark sky compliant streetlights to municipalities, PEC can supply and install compliant lights on members’ property as well. Members interested in having a light installed can contact PEC’s Planning Department at 877-372-0391.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

We all know the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. But keeping the night skies dark so we can continue to enjoy the stars requires some extra effort and mindfulness.

Thu
30
May

Video-monitoring breathalyzer watching drivers in Burnet County

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Get arrested in Burnet County for a subsequent offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and you will find Big Brother literally watching you as you pay them to do it.

Thu
30
May

Environmental crimes officer resigns, re-organization discussed

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After just eight months on the job, Burnet County environmental crimes deputy Chris Cowan has submitted his resignation in order to join the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Wed
29
May

Marble Falls ISD school bus involved in crash on 1431 East

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Marble Falls ISD school bus and a vehicle collided around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 on Ranch Road 1431 east near the intersection of Cimmaron Ranch Road. The children were loaded onto another bus and taken to school. Traffic was halted for at least two hours as crews cleared the scene.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

A school bus carrying about a dozen students on its way to an elementary school and a second vehicle collided on Ranch Road 1431 East of Marble Falls on May 29, resulting in at least one serious injury and a temporary roadway closure.

Tue
28
May

Community celebrates new Kingsland Bridge

Contributed/Texas Department of Transportation
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. District 25 Rep. Roger Williams were among dignitaries, public officials and residents who attended the Kingsland RM 2900 Bridge opening ceremony May 24 in Llano County.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Several hundred residents, officials and dignitaries showed their support for the expedited completion of the Kingsland Ranch-to-Market 2900 Bridge during a ceremony May 24 which featured live music, ceremonial walks across the span and presentations.

Tue
21
May

Community to celebrate Kingsland bridge wrap up

Contributed/325 Internet
TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape.

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