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31
May

Cooperation leads to meth ring bust

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Thu
31
May

MFHS commencement set for June 1

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
At the Marble Falls High School Scholarship Awards Night May 24 for the MFHS Class of 2018, Mark Grubbs was named Valedictorian while Anna Herrington was named Salutatorian. The two won several awards and scholarships. The 2018 graduation ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Mustang Stadium, and will be held rain or shine.

Thu
31
May

Former GS chief Wilson faces June 15 arraignment

J.P. Wilson

Former Granite Shoals police chief Joshua Patrick “J.P.” Wilson has been indicted on a charge of aggravated perjury, a third-degree felony, by a Burnet County grand jury — nearly two years to the date after he stepped down from his job.

Thu
31
May

Opening up more of the world for Raffie

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Rafael ‘Raffie’ Hernandez gets used to his new hearing aids, which are an upgrade over hearing aids he’s had for several years. The hearing aids were a donation from Estes Audiology in Marble Falls.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Rafael “Raffie” Hernandez is 16 and attends Marble Falls High School. The oldest of five children, he enjoys art and math and playing baseball. He also likes to listen to music and watch movies, which means a lot of time listening to Youtube.

Thu
31
May

Granite Shoals discusses entry level salary increase

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
In a reception that preceeded the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council, outgoing members of the council and the departing city attorney are honored. They are, from left, councilwoman Shirley King, city attorney Brad young and councilmen Mark Morren and Tom Dillard.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Fri
25
May

Westerman retires after 17 years as MFISD trustee

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Karl Westerman reflects on 17 years of service as a Marble Falls Independent
School District trustee. We s t e r m a n did not seek re-election.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

When Karl Westerman began serving on the Marble Falls Independent School District board, the year was 2001 and society was no longer alarmed about the “Y2K” bug and what problems it might cause to computers.

On May 21, Westerman called it a career as three incumbents took the oath of office to serve on the board.

Kevin Naumann, Alex Payson and Kevin Virdell took the oath to continue serving on the board.

“We have a great administration,” Westerman said.

“I served with a lot of great board members. we have an outstanding team right now. I leave this place in good hands.”

MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen thanked Westerman’s family for its sacrifice over the years.

Fri
25
May

Llano County meth ring busted through law enforcement cooperation

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

On Monday, May 14, Kingsland resident Shaun Daughtry — fed up with the presence of methamphetamine dealers and users in his neighborhood off Lover's Laner — put up a sign on his property declaring the area to be a “meth-free zone.”

Fri
25
May

Former GS chief JP Wilson faces June 15 arraignment for aggravated perjury

 

Former Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson

 

Former Granite Shoals police chief Joshua Patrick “J.P.” Wilson has been indicted on a charge of aggravated perjury, a third-degree felony, by a Burnet County grand jury — nearly two years to the date after he stepped down from his job.

Wilson, who turned himself in May 9 to Bee County Jail officials, was released on $15,000 bond the same day. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 15 before Judge Allan Garrett in Burnet County on Case Number 48099 and a status hearing is scheduled for July 27. He is being represented by attorney Charles Baird.

Fri
25
May

MFISD trustees approve new head band director

 

Anthony Leflet

 

 

During the District’s May 21 meeting, the Marble Falls Indepentent School District trustees approved Supt. Dr. Chris Allen’s recommendation to name Anthony Leflet as the new head band director for Marble Falls High School.

Leflet replaces retiring band director, Brad Behrens, who served MFISD for 20 years.A band director hiring committee comprised of Fine Arts stakeholders, MFHS staff, and MFISD administrators helped sort and interview finalists for the Band Director position. The top candidates were then forwarded to the superintendent prior to final selection and presentation to the Board.

Leftlet has served Hays High School as the Head Band Director for the last 20 years. In addition to his duties as the head band director for Hays, a 6A program, Leflet was responsible for the Hays High school band feeder program.

Fri
25
May

Lupus warriors fight disease with hope

Highland Lakes Newspapers office manager Kim Green, a lupus survivor.

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Every day, more than a million Americans and five million people worldwide spend their lives battling lupus. Lupus, an autoimmune disease that targets men and women from teens to adulthood, leaves its victims with a lifetime of complications many are unaware of until they have walked a mile in the shoes of a “Lupus Warrior.”

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