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Tue
26
Jun

Highlander wins four Texas Press Association Awards

The Highlander claimed four awards in the annual Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest at Saturday's Texas Press Association summer meeting in Montgomery County near Houston.

Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn, office manager Kim Green and staff member Glynis Crawford Smith won second place in news photography for a team entry of five photographs which showed the staff's ability to cover a diverse group of subjects.

Judges praised the variety of The Highlander's submission, which included a Horseshoe Bay fire, last year's Bertram train derailment, a photo from the Marble Falls rodeo, a photo from a fatal accident last year on Ranch to Market Road 1431 and two youngsters protesting Asphalt Inc.'s proposed rock crushing plant.

Cohn won third place in Editorial Writing for editorials about the need for changes to Texas 71 in the wake of several deadly accidents and praise for the fine arts programs at Marble Falls High School and Marble Falls Middle School.

Tue
26
Jun

Marble Falls issues Stage 2 mandatory water restrictions

Due to Central Texas being in the hottest and driest part of the summer with very little rainfall, Marble Falls has implemented Stage 2 of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan.

Stage 2 implements mandatory watering restrictions. Customers may water only between midnight and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and midnight twice a week according to the last digit of residents' street address.

Residential, odd number addresses: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Residential, even number addresses: Thursdays and Sundays

Commercial : Tuesdays and Fridays

For more information on water use restrictions under Stage 2 and to review the City’s Drought Contingency Plan, visit the City’s website at www.marblefallstx.gov or call City Hall at 830-693-3615.

Tue
26
Jun

AquaBoom blasts off this weekend

Wow! Can you believe it’s already time for AquaBoom 2018?

The 49th annual AquaBoom will be held June 30 – July 4, with five fun -filled days of fun and sun, and a little pomp and circumstance thrown in for good measure.

Tue
19
Jun

Dulin convicted of 12 crimes against children

 

 

A Granite Shoals man has been found guilty on 12 of 13 charges against him by a Burnet County jury, which now is expected to deliberate on his punishment.

Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, was convicted on a first-degree felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 6 as well as nine counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a young child and one count of indecency with a child.

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.

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