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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.

Tue
19
Nov

Cottonwood Shores to shut off water Nov. 20 for line repair

UPDATE: As of 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, the boil water notice has been lifted, according to a statement by the city of Cottonwood Shores.

UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, crews completed repair of the water main, city officials said. Residents should boil water for the next 24 to 48 hours as the city has water samples sent for testing.

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Tue
29
Oct

Cottonwood Shores adopts solid waste contract

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

By 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the lights were out in the Cottonwood Shores Civic Center and city council members had gone home.

It took only 20 minutes for the second of two public hearings on the annexation of some 2,000 feet of Ranch Road 2147 and the adoption of an ordinance naming Republic Services the city’s solid waste contractor.

Not only did no one speak on either topic; no one attended the special called council meeting except city officials and a reporter . . . .

Tue
22
Oct

Horseshoe Bay and Cottonwood Shores extend wastewater agreement

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Cottonwood Shores will continue to rely on Horseshoe Bay for wastewater treatment services for the foreseeable future under an agreement reached Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Tue
10
Sep

CWShores debates new fire services contract

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Cottonwood Shores sent a proposed contract to the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department Thursday, Sept. 5, by the narrowest of margins, with two council members (Gary Parsons and Brigitte Thomas) voting for it, one (Michael Hibdon) voting against it, one (Roger Wayson) abstaining and one (Mayor Pro-tem Cheri Trinidad) absent. Wayson said he abstained because he still didn’t have enough information about the matter.

Tue
10
Sep

Marble Falls High School 2019 Homecoming festivities

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Marble Falls High School Starlette junior Lieutenant Alyssa Walden shines brightly during a drill team half-time performance recently. MFHS is celebrating Homecoming 2019 this week with spirited costume days, a parade, crowning of a king and queen and game on Friday night against Navarro.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The annual Marble Falls High School Homecoming parade will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 beginning at 6 p.m on Manzano Mile. The parade will start about halfway between Colt Elementary and the water tower and conclude at the visitors parking lot.

Fri
23
Aug

Area talent shines at fifth Hill Country Community Theatre show

Contributed
The Highlander's Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn and his wife, Betty, were among the local performers at the HCCT 5th Annual Talent Show. See more photos on page 3 of the event on page 3 of the Friday, Aug. 23 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Don Eckelbarger and Janice Cleavinger
Contributing Writers

Have you ever thought about “treading the boards” on stage? That’s an old Broadway phrase often associated with performing theatre before a live audience, and on Aug. 17 and 18, the Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT) in Cottonwood Shores gave 18 of your friends and neighbors the opportunity to do just that and share their talents.

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