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Rollover crash injures HSB woman

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A Horseshoe Bay woman in her 70s is in stable condition at Baylor Scott & White Marble Falls after her vehicle went over the cliff at the CVS parking lot on Gateway North at about 3:41 p.m.

Governor reverses opening

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order June 26 limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased percent, which the governor previously stated would lead to further preventative action. … Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

Marble Falls Baylor Scott and White limits patient guests

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Baylor Scott & White has prioritized the safety and well-being of communities and are are continuing to closely monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases across Texas — particularly in those counties where local health departments have confirmed moderate to substantial community transmission. … Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

MFISD releases guidelines for return to school

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Marble Falls Independent School District officials shared their vision of what parents can expect for the 2020-21 school year when students return on Wednesday, Aug. 19. In a document sent to parents and released on social media on June 24, MFISD answered “frequently asked questions” concerning remote instruction and COVID-19 prevention measures. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26, 2020 issue of The Highlander. Email editor@highlandernews.com or call 830-693-4367 for more information.

Athletes fueling camp success

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By Nathan Hendrix/Staff Writer - After a spring of web-based learning and individual workouts at home, Marble Falls students appeared ready to reunite with coaches and get to work. Mustangs head football coach Brian Herman said the extended break from sports created by the COVID-19 pandemic and UIL suspensions felt like summer without training camps. Now that actual summer has arrived and restrictions have eased, “second summer” is off to a hot start for Mustangs athletics. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

Peace officers to preserve black cemetery

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By Connie Swinney/Staff Writer - When Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Jewett researched the background of a historic gravesite in Oatmeal, he felt compelled to bring it to the attention of the greater Burnet County community. “I was researching other history, saw this, read about it and kind of stumbled upon it while at work,” he said of his personal discovery in June of a historic black cemetery in the county. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26, 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip email editor@highlandernews.com.

Early voting June 29 for runoffs

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Early voting for the Republican and Democratic primaries begins Monday, June 29, as Llano County GOP voters will decide on a new justice of the peace for Precinct 3 as well as the Republican nominee for District 5 in the State Board of Education. On the Democratic side, voters in both Llano and Burnet counties will determine nominees for the Senate and Texas Railroad Commissioner races. In Llano County, incumbent appointed Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Debra (Deb) Edwards is running for election to an unexpired term and will face off against Dorothy “Dot” Wooten in the runoff. Edwards was the top votegetter in the March primary, but failed to get a majority of the votes as Wooten forced the runoff. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26, 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip email editor@highlandernews.com or call our office at 830-693-4367 for more information.

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