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Fri
22
Feb

Marble Falls ISD mulls raising school lunch prices

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Indepedent School District school board considered increasing school meal prices for the 2019-2020 school year at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday.

Fri
22
Feb

MFISD bond funds available for use

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District and Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen provided an update on the progress of the $55 million bond at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday.

Fri
22
Feb

LCRA, TXDOT to extract flood-swept debris from Kingsland 2900 Bridge

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Crews worked Feb. 20 to install rebar in anticipation of creating roadway foundation for the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. LCRA and TXDOT officials announced Feb. 21, the entities will partner to remove remaining bridge debris from the waterway.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Mon
18
Feb

Commissioners contract for debris removal, Mull environmental crimes report

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12, approved bids for companies to remove, dispose and monitor the process of disposing of large piles of debris, trash and flood-damaged structures collected in the wake of the October 2018 Highland Lakes flood event.

The court chose Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) to remove the piles, stored in a section of Quarry Park, adjacent to Granite Shoals.

“We would like to thank the city of Granite Shoals for being the host of this debris that was collected all along the Highland Lakes,” Burnet County Judge James Oakley said.

On Oct. 16, historic flooding from the Llano River swept down the Colorado River into the Highland Lakes causing massive shoreline flooding in communities including Kingsland, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals and Marble Falls.

Mon
18
Feb

City of Double Horn elects first mayor, aldermen

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Cathy Sereno made history Tuesday, Feb. 12, becoming the first mayor of the newly incorporated City of Double Horn in final but unofficial election results.

Sereno received 85 votes to top a field of nine candidates who ran in a special election held at the Spicewood Community Center to choose a mayor and five aldermen for the city. As the top votegetter, she is automatically elected mayor.

Mon
18
Feb

Bertram City Council approves Leslie Dewayne Kyle as chief of police

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The City of Bertram is looking to heal the wounds of the past and prepare for the future with the hiring of a new police chief.

Mon
18
Feb

LCRA to remove debris from Highland Lakes

Austin M. Berry/Contributed Image
Images of an exposed sandbar, just off Beaver Island near Granite Shoals lakeshore, offered a glance into debris which remains in the waterway, following the October flood in the Highland Lakes. LCRA officials announced Feb. 14 they will take steps to remove some debris which could pose a public safety risk.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Lower Colorado River Authority announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following the historic flooding of last October, according to a press release Feb. 14 from the entity.

Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls are currently drawn down to allow property owners an opportunity to clean up debris and repair docks and other property damaged during the flooding.

The refill of Lake LBJ is scheduled to begin on Sunday, Feb. 24 and conclude by the end of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The refill of Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18 and conclude by the end of the day on Thursday, March 21.

Following the refill of the lake, LCRA crews will:

Fri
15
Feb

Two injured in HSB aircraft crash

Contributed by a reader

This Van's RV-8 photo crashed into utility pole in Horseshoe Bay Friday, Feb. 15. The pilot and a passenger were taken to a South Austin hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their single-engine experimental fixed wing aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15.

At about 4:04 p.m. Friday, the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department and Horseshoe Bay Police Department were notified of a plane crash in the 6800 block of Ranch-to-Market Road 2147, Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow said.

Upon arrival, police and fire personnel found a Van's RV-8 homebuilt plane had crashed into a utility pole on the south side of the highway. The aircraft was occupied by two men — a pilot later identified as Charles Scott, 75, of Lakeway, and a passenger later identified as Stanley Graham, 73, of Austin, Wardlow said.

Tue
12
Feb

City, school election filing deadline ends, Friday Feb. 15

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

With a week left for candidates for city council and school boards to file for election, the city of Marble Falls has four candidates in place for four positions on the May 4 ballot.

Tue
12
Feb

The Highlander teams up with H-E-B

Staff Photo Illustration
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Special to The Highlander
H-E-B, Texas' finest grocery store and the first company inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, is teaming up with The Highlander, your hometown newspaper since 1959, to run the retailer's weekly shopping inserts.

Every Tuesday, H-E-B inserts will be found in The Highlander on newsstands and in subscribers' mailboxes, chock full of weekly specials for Market, Seafood, Produce, Household Essentials, Bakery, Deli, Floral, Health and Beauty and more! Look for great H-E-B Meal Deals which will save you time — and money!

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