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Fri
03
Apr

Loyal patrons save eateries during COVID-19 restrictions

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Restaurant chef James Craft, pictured here with the eatery's owner Lance LeStourgeon, keep the grill going for takeout customers April 1 at LeStourgeon Seafood Company, 4320 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: After press deadline April 2, owners of the Blue Bonnet Cafe, which is referenced in the full version of this article, announced they would be closing their doors due to the Coronavirus concerns.

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Despite dining area closures, several Marble Falls area business have resolved to re-organize their operations, promote takeout service and alternative hours while keeping a smaller staff of personnel to try to weather the potential economic disaster prompted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Fri
20
Mar

Publisher's statement on COVID-19 coverage

Staff photo
Publisher Jeff Shabram

The Highlander newspaper office, 304A Highlander Circle, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 830-693-4367 to subscribe, offer a news tip or advertise.

 

 

 

 

By Jeff Shabram
Publisher

As we all continue to deal with the fallout and effects of the threat of coronavirus, we realize that our readers need accurate information.

In light of the announcement of the Burnet County "Stay in Place and Stay Safe" emergency order on March 25, 2020, we will continue our operations as an essential service in the provision of news coverage for the community.

Tue
17
Mar

Marble Falls ISD requests travel reporting

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District is seeking voluntary disclosure of high-risk travel as a way to remain informed about the community during the COVID-19 spread.

The district is asking students and staff who travel out of the state or country or have family members visiting from out of the state or country during spring break to complete a travel form by Sunday, March 22. …

Tue
17
Mar

Sales tax allocations up in GShoals and Cottonwood Shores

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Cottonwood Shores saw an increase of 24.6 percent in March 2020, up from $11,792.04 to $14,693.99. For the year, sales tax revenues are up 13.36 percent from $41,112.84 in 2019 to $46,606.41 through the same point this year.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax allocations for March for Marble Falls were down slightly, but Granite Shoals and Cottonwood Shores each saw large percentage increases, it was announced last week.

Fri
28
Feb

PEC announces base electricity rate reduction

Special to The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) Board of Directors approved a rate reduction that will save PEC members over $6 million a year.

The rate decrease, which goes into effect June 1, reflects a reduction in the cost of power from PEC’s primary suppliers, including the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

Fri
28
Feb

Burnet County clears obstacles en route to new bridge crossing

Contributed/Burnet County
Burnet County has approved an agreement with TxDOT that will allow the county to get preliminary engineering and environmental studies performed for a proposed Wirtz Dam Road crossing just east of the dam, as conceptualized here.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

It took a total of some 14 months, but Burnet County has cleared two more hurdles on the way to a proposed Wirtz Dam Road bridge crossing that would link Ranch to Market Road 1431 with RM 2147.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Burnet County commissioners approved the final version of an advanced funding agreement, or AFA, between the county and the Texas Department of Transportation that will allow the county to pay — and be reimbursed for — preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the bridge crossing. …

Tue
11
Feb

Cottonwood Shores issues boil water notice

UPDATE: City officials lifted the boil water requirement for residents as of 1:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14, as per TCEQ water quality testing results and restoration of proper water line pressure.

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Cottonwood Shores residents are being told to boil their water for a couple of days starting late Wednesday, Feb. 12, while city water lines recover from an emergency repair.

Fri
07
Feb

Marble Falls sales tax revenue growth shrinks in January

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The south end of Burnet County (Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay) saw smaller sales tax revenue growth in January as spending appears to have returned to the level it was prior to the October 2018 flood.

Fri
24
Jan

Industry lauds The Highlander with 4 awards

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

Tue
21
Jan

The Highlander earns awards from Texas Press Association

Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

The Highlander won four awards in the 2018-19 TPA Better Newspaper Contest, finishing fifth overall in its circulation classification.

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