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Tue
19
Jun

Collier seeks air permit for Sunrise Beach plant

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A Llano County commissioner is holding a town hall meeting Tuesday, June 19, at the Kingsland Library to discuss a possible new portable rock crushing operation at Sunrise Beach Village off Texas 71.

Fri
15
Jun

Llano man killed in early morning accident

A Llano man was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Texas 71, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report.

The accident occurred at 5:45 a.m. Friday about seven miles east of Llano. A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu P4 driven by Robin Magrath Lacey, 52, was westbound on Texas 71 when, for unknown reasons, Lacey's vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right and then he overcorrected to the left.

Thu
14
Jun

EDC brings job training to area

By Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation joined forces with two area workforce agencies on Wednesday with the goal of providing job training to Marble Falls citizens. 

Thu
14
Jun

Reinvestment zone board expands its boundaries

Alexandria Randolph/The Highlander
The Marble Falls Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board looks at a map of the city to get a better view of how adding a property across Lake Marble Falls would affect the zone's layout.

By Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

In a meeting Thursday, June 7, the Marble Falls Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board voted in favor of expanding its boundaries across Lake Marble Falls.

Thu
14
Jun

Commissioners award two low-water crossing contracts

By Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

In a meeting of Burnet County Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday, the court awarded a contract for the construction of two low water crossings.

Thu
14
Jun

Cozby named interim Faith Academy head

Cozby

The Faith Academy Board of Directors has voted to confirm Amy Cozby as interim head of school and principal for the 2018-19 school year, the board announced this week.

Cozby succeeds administrator Joe Rispoli, who submitted his resignation earlier this month. She was part of a five-person interim executive leadership team put into place by the board and was overseeing academics, teachers and counselors as the school's director of academics.

Tue
12
Jun

MFHS senior dies in June 9 car accident, funeral set June 14

On Saturday, June 9, at approximately 4:47 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash on Texas 71 close to the Travis/Blanco County line, in which 17-year-old Marble Falls High School senior Maribel Enriquez was seriously injured and transported to St. David's Hospital; Enriquez was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

According to a statement issued by DPS Sergeant Ryan Howard, Enriquez was traveling eastbound in a Ford Mustang when her slick rear tires caused her to lose control and slide across multiple lanes of traffic into the path of a Mercedez-Benz, occupied by passenger Preben Hammer, 71, of Austin, who died at the scene, and his wife, 68-year-old Alice Hammer of Austin, who was later pronounced dead at St. David's Hospital. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz and the passenger in the Ford Mustang were transported to St. David's Hospital, both in critical condition.

Tue
12
Jun

PEC early voting for District 1 ends June 15

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members have until June 15 to vote early for a candidate to serve in the District 1 seat on the board of directors.

Tue
12
Jun

The new Marble Falls PEC district office opens

Contributed/PEC
The new Pedernales Electric Cooperative Marble Falls district office officially opened for business June 7. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Tue
12
Jun

Marble Falls man guilty of indecency

Judge sentences Ochoa Avalos to 12 years in prison on jury recommendation

A Burnet County jury needed less than an hour of deliberation before returning a guilty verdict against a Marble Falls man accused of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

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