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Fri
27
Mar

Horseshoe Bay business offers customers comfort after tragic incident

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Bay Pharmacy, 7407 W. FM 2147, remained open March 25 and offered reassurances to customers that they will continue serving the community in light of a suicide outside their store while the business was closed.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A death, ruled a suicide, outside of a Horseshoe Bay pharmacy, has prompted support from the community for the owner and staff of the local business.

“We are still working with the police to determine what the suspect's motive was to choose our location for his actions,” Bay Pharmacy Owner Jason Pool said. “We have received overwhelming support from the community as this is a difficult time for us.”

Wed
25
Mar

Burnet County issues “Stay in Place” order over COVID-19

Burnet County officials created a listing graphic of what the 'Stay in Place and Stay Safe' order means for residents' day-to-day activities.

 

 

By Connie Swinney and Lew K. Cohn
The Highlander

Burnet County officials, in cooperation with municipalities and the Burnet County Health Authority, opted March 25 to order “Stay in Place and Stay Safe” guidelines in response to growing concerns about minimizing the number of potential infections of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

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.

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
25
Feb

Sales tax revenue sets record in Marble Falls

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax allocations for February for Marble Falls shattered a previous all-time record, topping $900,000 for the first-time ever as the county's largest city continues to experience outstanding economic growth.

Wed
12
Feb

TCEQ approves Buchanan, Travis water management plan

Special to The Highlander

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved an updated Water Management Plan that governs how the Lower Colorado River Authority manages lakes Buchanan and Travis.

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
31
Jan

Candidates broach Llano County Jail deaths at forum

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Death at the Llano County Jail was one hot-button question tossed at the sheriff's candidates at a primary forum in Horseshoe Bay on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Mon
27
Jan

Horseshoe Bay will replace FD breathing apparatuses

Contributed/Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue
The community's fire agency participates in periodic training with self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) gear. The agency will soon be able to do so with brand new gear funded by the city.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The city of Horseshoe Bay will purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) for Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue for $107,000 to take care of a critical equipment need in response to a request made earlier this month by Fire Chief Brent Batla.

Batla said the new air bottles and air packs will be paid for using money taken from the capital budget for a new fire rescue boat. The majority of SCBA within the department will be reaching their mandated end-of-life between this fiscal year and next, Batla said. …

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