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Fri
19
Apr

TXDOT construction to shrink U.S. 281 business frontage in Marble Falls

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls business owners along a stretch of U.S. 281 north could lose state right-of-way frontage including parking lot space, as the Texas Department of Transportation takes steps for highway construction projects for safety and to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

Tue
16
Apr

EDCs extend trade training to Burnet, Llano

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet and Llano economic development corporations have joined a Marble Falls-initiated workforce program to offer more career opportunities and train residents in high-demand jobs.

Tue
16
Apr

Marble Falls officials release state of city's fire protection services

Contributed
Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel participated in a course in 2019 to sharpen tight-space and other rescue skills as part of the entity's enhanced efforts for comprehensive training. Pictured, from left, are: Fire Capt. Sam Stacks and Engineer Randy Rankin.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Fire Rescue unveiled the state of local fire service with several new personnel, facility upgrades and training features during the entity's annual report to city leaders.

Tue
16
Apr

Granite Shoals digs in with sports complex construction timing

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Pending the signing of an agreement with the selected contractor, work on the planned Granite Shoals sports complex could start “within a month,” officials said.

Fri
12
Apr

Marble Falls officials testify before state lawmakers about mining regulation

Burnet County Judge James Oakley/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer (left) and City Manager Mike Hodge spoke before the Texas House Energy Resources Committee about the infiltration of the mining industry and its economic impact, near the city and in the Burnet County area.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer
Burnet County officials offered insight April 8 into the pitfalls of the growing number of mining operations among fledgling residential developments, as state lawmakers in Austin considered potential bills which would further regulate and tighten oversight on the industry.

Fri
12
Apr

Granite Shoals changes airpark designation to coax federal improvement funds

Phil Reynolds/The Highlander
Granite Shoals’ Bob Sylvester Airpark at 810 Mystic Drive is no longer an airpark after city council moved the field from the parks department and renamed it on Tuesday. It’s now Granite Shoals Municipal Airport, eligible for airport improvements.

 

 

 

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

It’s not Bob Sylvester Airpark in Granite Shoals any more, though the airport itself hasn’t changed.

Fri
12
Apr

Bertram wrestles with police staffing issues in wake of chief controversy

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Security and safety for Bertram city employees and residents — through improvements at City Hall and through police staffing — were among the top things discussed at the Tuesday, April 9, Bertram City Council meeting.

Fri
12
Apr

Kayaker treks Colorado River, Highland Lakes on Gulf excursion

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Ethan West, at just 22 years old, embarked recently on a kayaking adventure from near the headwaters of the Llano River to the Gulf Coast. The Highlander caught up to him April 10 at the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina on Lake LBJ as he started to make a transition onto Lake Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The spirit of adventure can motivate people to do extraordinary things. For Ethan West, it was his motivation to kayak to the Gulf of Mexico.

Fri
12
Apr

Burnet County goes high-tech in buying and bidding

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Two measures passed without much fanfare at Tuesday's Burnet County Commissioners Court could help bring greater efficiency to the county auditor's office.

Thu
11
Apr

Granite Shoals PD: Gun-wielding suspect shot at officers

From staff reports

Police tased a Granite Shoals man and charged him with attempted capital murder after he allegedly fired gunshots outside and from inside his travel trailer while officers were at his door step, according to a press release from the Granite Shoals Police Department.

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