Cottonwood Shores

Tue
07
Aug

CWS lowers tax rate after valuation jump

By Phil Reynolds

The Highlander

The City of Cottonwood Shores has kept the same property tax rate, 54.38 cents per $100 of property valuation, for three years. Now a 14 percent leap in overall valuation is forcing city council members to lower the tax rate to keep from facing the possibility of a rollback tax election.

Mon
07
Aug

Burnet County cities stay strong in sales tax growth

Burnet County continues to see strong gains in sales tax rebates, as almost every city has experienced an increase of more than eight percent above last year's rebate revenue, with one exception.

Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay all have seen a significant jump in sales tax allocations as the percentage exceeds that for cities in the state, as Texas cities received $439.8 million in July 2017, or eight percent more revenue than in July 2016, and are up 3.2 percent overall for the year.

Those allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Fri
31
Mar

Real culprit caught on set of 'Murder Weapon'

Contributed/Laura Gisi

Rocky Raccoon behind bars at the HCCT. The felonious critter was caught in the act of making a mess in the theatre.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

It was a mystery that bedeviled the cast of the newest Hill Country Community Theatre play, “Murder Weapon.”

What was in the theatre building in Cottonwood Shores that was leaving behind a mess, including overturned coffee cups and tossed trash, as evidence of its existence? Could it be a poltergeist or perhaps something far more sinister?

As it turns out, the culprit was caught after a trap was laid nearly as craftily as the one set for the suspect in the late Brian Clemens' suspenseful thriller, set to debut at the theatre on April 20.
The cast held a character workshop Thursday, March 30, before a cage trap was set out on the stage. At 7:45 a.m., play director Laura Gisi came into the theatre and found the culprit, Rocky Raccoon, wearing his “mask” and finally where he belonged – behind bars.

Fri
09
Sep

Playwright critiques, acts with cast of 'Don't Hug Me'

Playwright Phil Olson, center, and the cast and crew of the Hill Country Community Theatre's production of "Don't Hug Me."

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

The laughter and chuckling coming from a seat in the middle of the auditorium was easy to notice on Labor Day evening. Coming from any other audience member would be encouraging enough for the cast of Hill Country Community Theatre's latest offering, the musical comedy “Don't Hug Me.”

That the laughter belonged the man who wrote the book and lyrics to the musical, playwright Phil Olson, seemed to make rehearsal even more electric for the cast and crew.

Fri
29
Jul

Cottonwood to honor Naumann Thursday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

 

Citizens may want to make a special effort to attend the meeting of the Cottonwood Shores City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.

The council will be honoring the 2016 Cottonwood Shores Outstanding Citizen, Carlos Naumann.

Naumann was chosen from among four nominees at the July 21 council meeting.

Wed
25
May

Ceiling collapses at Julie's Cocina

A patron looks at the damage done when the ceiling collapsed at Julie's Cocina in Cottonwood Shores just after 8 p.m. tonight. It is believed that a series of storms may have caused the roof to leak and weaken. The restaurant was shut down for the night for safety precautions.

Sat
07
May

Boshears, Satsky, Trinidad, Dillard, Morren winners in local elections; Granite Shoals approves sales tax propositions

May 7 election results are in, but the Texas Party Primary Run-off election is May 24. Early voting takes place May 16-20 and you can visit www.VoteTexas.gov to schedule a text reminder and learn more. Visit www.BurnetCountyTexas.org to review sample ballots, polling place information and more.

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears was elected to Place 1 of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees, while Tony Satsky and Cheryl Mott Trinidad won seats on the Cottonwood Shores City Council in today's school board and municipal elections.

Tue
26
Apr

LCRA, PEC award grant to Cottonwood Shores for patrol vehicle

The City of Cottonwood Shores will soon have a new police patrol vehicle thanks to a $19,100 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

The new patrol vehicle will help the city schedule officers and improve response time to emergency calls.

Thu
21
Apr

Early voting starts Monday for city, school elections

Early voting for the May 7 city and school elections begins Monday, April 25 in Burnet and Llano counties. Several different local leadership positions are up for grabs on the ballot.

Voters will decide which of three candidates will get the Place 1 spot on the Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) Board of Trustees. 

Wed
20
Apr

CDPP grants giving civic support

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

 

Small ceremonies for the presentation of a grants are about to make a big difference in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Llano.

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