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Tue
21
Jan

"Got Pie" team invites competitors to enter Burnet County Bake-Off

Elizabeth Johnston/Special to The Highlander

Tue
21
Jan

Republican groups unveils 2020 upcoming events

Mary Jane Avery/Special to The Highlander

Republicans are busy planning two upcoming events. Organizers along with the Burnet Chamber of Commerce and Burnet Bulletin will be hosting the 2020 Candidate Forum on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Agrilife Extension at 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet. They are also completing details for their Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off and Scholarship Auction to be held at the Burnet Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pictured, during a recent planning session, are: Karyn Mason, Londa Chandler, Gail Teegarden, Kara Chasteen, Kay Stripling and Darlene Hargett.

Fri
17
Jan

Marble Falls McD's to close for new building

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A global fast-food icon's Marble Falls location will temporarily close its doors in January to make way for a new building at the same location. The last day of business at McDonald's, 1605 RR 1431, is Jan. 26. Demolition is scheduled to begin Jan. 30. “That's when the bulldozers show up,” said Teresita Arnold, area supervisor over the Marble Falls and Burnet eateries. “It will be new, bigger and more parking.” The new building is expected to be completed in 100 days.

Mon
23
Dec

Law enforcement mourns Burnet PD K-9 handler's death

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Burnet Police Officer Jose Meza, who served as the K9 handler for the agency, died Dec. 20 of a heart attack, according to the preliminary autopsy report. He was just 30 years old with a wife and toddler child. Hundreds of members of law enforcement from local agencies as well as across the state attended Meza's services at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls. Agencies conducted a funeral escort to Post Mountain Cemetery with full law enforcement honors near Burnet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Hundreds of peace officers and emergency personnel from around the state descended on Marble Falls two days before Christmas to honor a Burnet PD K9 handler who died after suffering an apparent heart attack, just a week short of his year anniversary with the agency.

A funeral mass for Burnet PD K9 Officer Jose Humberto Meza was conducted at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Dec. 23, followed by a procession to Post Mountain Cemetery where graveside services were conducted with full law enforcement honors. …

Tue
26
Nov

Burnet County crisis negotiation team created

Contributed/BCSO
Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County.

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

Tue
26
Nov

Public meeting set for Inks Lake Park input

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The public will have one final chance to give input on the Public Use Plan for the old Highland Lakes Golf Club course at Inks Lake State Park during a 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, public hearing at the Burnet Community Center.

Tue
26
Nov

Group labels Burnet, Llano voter website 'not secure'

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A grassroots non-profit organization has labeled the elections websites for Burnet and Llano counties “not secure” in its latest survey of Texas county websites.

Wed
20
Nov

Jeff Shabram named publisher of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Jeff Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4, as the new publisher and editor of the publications based in Marble Falls and Burnet, Texas.

 

 

 

Special to the Highlander

Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin as well as a growing number of print publications and digital platforms.

Prior to settling in the Highland Lakes, Shabram was the publisher of the Hearst-owned Midland Reporter-Telegram and oversaw Hearst's west Texas media publications as president and group publisher from 2015 to present. Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4.

Wed
20
Nov

LCRA will lower LBJ, Inks in January 2020

File photo
LCRA will allow for an eight-week drawdown period for Lake LBJ and Inks Lake from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020 to allow for shoreline clean up, maintenance and other repairs needed following the October 2018 flood.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

For the past several months, property owners around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake as well as Burnet County officials had been asking the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for assistance so they could complete repairs to docks, retaining walls and other structures damaged by the October 2018 flood.

Fri
08
Nov

Burnet County veteran recounts near-death flight experience

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his country.

Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and aced his aptitude tests. The career advisor listed aircraft pilot as one of his potential jobs.

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