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Fri
25
May

Abducted children found; mother faces charges

 

Tekecha Milena Quinonce

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A biological, non-custodial mother who abducted her children from Bertram Elementary School faces felony charges in Burnet County after her May 22 arrest.

Tue
22
May

Beierle, Hurst emerge victorious in Burnet County runoff

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Damon Beierle and Jane Marie Hurst will take office in January after winning the Republican primary runoff for their respective races Tuesday night in final but unofficial results.

Fri
18
May

Storm brings destructive power to area

Contributed/Katina McCurry
Hannah McCurry, daughter of Katina McCurry, checks out what is remaining of the roof on their home on Burnet County Road 200.

By Savanna Gregg and Lew K. Cohn
The Highlander

A Tuesday evening storm pummeled Burnet County as straight-line winds left destruction in their wake and heavy rain flooded Hill Country roadways.

Fri
18
May

City Council members sworn in, honor Norman

By Alexandria Randolph

The Highlander

Three councilmen were officially sworn in on Tuesday evening, and city officials said farewell to a dedicated councilman who had reached term limit.

Fri
18
May

LCRA adopts 2019 plan

The LCRA Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $949 million business plan for fiscal year 2019 and also approved $368 million for capital spending in the fiscal year for energy, water and public service projects to support growth in Texas. 

The Lower Colorado River Authority is the primary wholesale provider of electricity in Central Texas, is one of the largest electric transmission services providers in Texas, and manages the six Highland Lakes and lower Colorado River. 

Fri
18
May

GS Council plans coffee, reception

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Granite Shoals City Council on Tuesday, May 15, met briefly to canvass voting results from the May 5 election and members.

Fri
18
May

HSB postpones acting on construction ordinance

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Horseshoe Bay City Manager Stan Farmer, left, is recognized by Mayor Steve Jordan for 10 years of service to the city. Farmer was hired as city manager in May 2008 and has been credited with a number of innovative ideas which have helped the city.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Tue
15
May

Three seek District 1 nod in PEC election

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor, The Highlander

Three candidates with a vast range of experience in the public and private sector are seeking the District 1 seat on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors this year.

Tue
15
May

Picture perfect end to high school

school Richard Zowie/The Highlander
During a few light moments prior to Faith Academy’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet, Emily Eppler (center) and Caylee Steele (right) pause for a quick selfie. Both ladies will attend Urshan College, near St. Louis. For more graduation pictures, turn to page 5.

Tue
15
May

May sales tax revenues up for Burnet County

Sales tax distributions for Marble Falls for the month of May 2018 rebounded strongly as collections for the year are nearly back on par with 2017.

Statewide, sales tax collections and distributions were up 9.4 percent, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week, as he sent $861.8 million to Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.

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