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Fri
05
Apr

Marble Falls changes water restrictions to stage 3

From staff reports

The City of Marble Falls downgraded from a critical to severe water shortage, easing some of the restrictions for domestic water use among residents, according to an April 5 press release.

Tue
02
Apr

Turf War: Paragon edges Hellas for Mustang track, field

Contributed/marblefallsisd.org
MFISD selected a contractor for the replacement of the Marble Falls High School Mustang stadium field and track. The current surface has been used since 2009 and has suffered wear and tear.

 

 

 

 

Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Independent School Board selected a provider to replace the artificial grass and resurface the track at Mustang Stadium at the monthly school board meeting last week.

Tue
02
Apr

Police asking public to report all incidents following pedestrian/auto collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
In lieu of a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian March 30 at Second Street and U.S. 281, Marble Falls police have asked the public to pay close attention to busy intersections and follow through with calls to emergency workers and police.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An auto-pedestrian collision prompted authorities to remind witnesses to report incidents and possible crimes at the scene to help those involved obtain medical care in a timely manner and assist in unraveling clues in subsequent investigations.

Tue
02
Apr

Burnet County Commissioners boost funding for airport

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A project to restore the static airplane display at Burnet Municipal Airport got a big boost Tuesday, March 27, when the Burnet County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to fund $40,000 of the project through unclaimed Pedernales Electric Cooperative capital credits.

Tue
02
Apr

Pedernales Electric Cooperative boasts growth spike

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the nation's largest electric cooperative added 15,000 new meters last year and is expected to add at least that many in 2019 as well, CEO Julie Parsley said last week.

Fri
29
Mar

Granite Shoals City Council approves zoning changes

From staff reports

The Granite Shoals City Council approved a zoning change for land it annexed into the city last month and corrected the Zoning Ordinance to reflect the accurate maximum height allowance for boat docks on Lake LBJ at their Tuesday, March 26, meeting.

Fri
29
Mar

New Kingsland FM 2900 Bridge name recommendation would honor Enloes

Contributed
Family members and supporters celebrated recently at the nursing home bedside of Pat Enloe, the widow of David Enloe – both of which were pivotal organizers in years past of water-related festivities and a nationally-renowned ski team. Llano County Commissioner recently approved a resolution recommending naming the Farm-to-market 2900 Bridge, which is currently under construction, in honor of the Enloes. Pictured, from left, are: Darryl G. Miller Sr. Cindy A. Burnes Miller, Rhonda Burnes, Pat Enloe and her daughter Wendy Sue (Enloe) Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

That new bridge over the Llano River may get a new name if Kingsland community leaders have something to say about it.

Fri
29
Mar

MFISD plan would provide free breakfast, lunch price hike to offset cost

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Marble Falls ISD school board discussed a proposal that would raise lunch prices in order to pay for free breakfast for all the students in the district. The main concern expressed by the board is how a price increase would affect participation. Pictured here are Marble Falls Middle School students March 28 at lunch time.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District introduced a proposal to provide free breakfast to all students in the district at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

Fri
29
Mar

Authorities ID man shot by Burnet police officer

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities have impounded the Mercedes involved in the shooting March 27, where a 25-year-old Bertram man behind the wheel was killed by a Burnet police officer.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Burnet Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting as Patrol Sergeant Russell Butler. Butler was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He has been with the police department for three years and was just recently promoted to patrol sergeant, according to a Burnet PD statement released on March 29.

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Tue
26
Mar

Cottonwood Shores renews city development committee

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

With the approval of what may be a unique city agency Thursday, Cottonwood Shores city council members took another step toward what some city officials believe to be a path to development.

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