News

Fri
12
Jul

Meadowlakes rescinds disputed Citizens Comment form

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Meadowlakes city officials changed course Tuesday, July 9, on a recently-enacted public comments policy after questions arose by citizens and legal experts about its legality.

Tue
02
Jul

Marble Falls school board hears proposal to expand pharmacy program

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District may inject $25,000 into the pharmacy program as part of the district's focus on career and technology education (CTE).

Tue
02
Jul

Granite Shoals eyes adding water bond to ballot

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Granite Shoals officials are working with the city's bond counsel to begin drafting an ordinance that would place a $7 million bond proposal for water system upgrades on the ballot in November.

Fri
28
Jun

Graduate comes home to market Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mackenzie White joined the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitor's Bureau June 18 as the new marketing and tourism director.

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For Mackenzie White, accepting a job at the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitors Bureau represented a chance to blend new ideas with tradition to highlight the community and coax more visitors to the area.

Thu
27
Jun

Pursuit crash blocks Hwy 281 traffic in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A collision occured around 4:30 p.m. June 27  on U.S. 281 at the intersection of Fairland Road (FM 1855) in Marble Falls. The crash, involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car, occured while authorities were in pursuit of a passenger vehicle which posted speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. A vehicle occupant was transported by Air Evac to an Austin area hospital.

Tue
25
Jun

Marble Falls ISD moves to advance projects in $55 million bond issue

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved construction firm and associated contracts on the first read at the monthly school board meeting on Monday, June 17 in order to begin the projects as soon as possible.

Tue
25
Jun

School board hires internally for Falls Career High principal

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Allie Hampton as Falls Career High School principal at the regular board meeting on Monday, June 17.

Tue
25
Jun

Oakley, Powers re-elected to PEC board

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
District 5 PEC director James Oakley, left, and District 4 director Jim Powers were re-elected Saturday, June 22, to their respective posts during the annual PEC meeting at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Judge James Oakley won re-election by a very slim 55-vote margin to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors at Saturday's annual meeting, held at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Fri
21
Jun

Terrain-battered fugitive caught by armed resident

From staff reports

A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive.

Fri
21
Jun

Ex-Bertram chief pleads guilty, surrenders license

File photo
In October 2018 former Bertram police chief James J. (JJ) Wilson crashed his police vehicle on FM 1431 East of Marble Falls while off duty. Department of Public Safety troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was subsequently indicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for consuming alcohol and damaging the city vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A former Bertram police chief has pled guilty to oppression and abuse, surrendered his peace officer's license, received an eight-day jail sentence, and exhibited “remorse” which influencing his judge-ordered penalty, officials said.

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