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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.

Tue
09
Apr

Cottonwood Shores man receives five years for pedestrian death

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Department of Public Safety assisted Marble Falls police with a reconstruction of an incident where a truck collided and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk which killed a Comal County corrections officer. A jury sentenced a Cottonwood Shores April 3 to five years in prison for intoxication manslaughter.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An intoxication manslaughter suspect in a Fourth of July crosswalk death could be out of prison in a year, following a trial sentencing due to his demonstration of remorse and efforts to complete an alcohol abuse program, according to the man's defense attorney.

Tue
09
Apr

PEC director candidates announced for 2019 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in districts 4 and 5 will elect directors to serve a three-year term in the 2019 election, which culminates at the annual meeting in June at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Mon
08
Apr

City of Marble Falls to tackle Avenue G traffic concerns

Steven Goad/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials are working on a solution to concerns about heavy truck traffic in a residential neighborhood. One resident captured images of 18-wheelers using the street where he lives, Avenue G, as a cut-through route.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials addressed traffic issue concerns April 2 from an Avenue G resident, who expressed that he and his neighbors faced a safety risk and diminishing quality of life due to growing large truck and cut-through traffic in the neighborhood.

Fri
05
Apr

“Dangerous felon” wanted in Burnet County

Contributed
Burnet County authorities cautioned the public April 5 about a man wanted for crimes ranging from car theft to illegal firearms possession. Contact Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8477 to be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Cottonwood Shores and auto theft task force authorities have issued a public warning about a “dangerous felon,” wanted for crimes including illegal possession of a firearm and evading arrest.

Fri
05
Apr

Recoup uncertain in $335,000 Marble Falls flood expenses

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Officials released the latest figures April 2 of flood-related expenses – approximately $335,000 – in which the city has applied for insurance and potential FEMA fund reimbursement.

Fri
05
Apr

Burnet County Commissioners tracking Senate Bill 2 progress

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State lawmakers are considering a bill which would limit the amount of revenue local governments like cities, counties, school districts and special districts can raise before having to seek voter approval.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners say they are tracking two particular pieces of legislation with a great deal of interest, especially Senate Bill 2, which was placed on the Senate calendar for a second reading Thursday.

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