Horseshoe Bay news

Tue
08
Oct

Horseshoe Bay mayoral condidates tout qualifications at forum

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Moderator Doug Sanders, left, stands ready to ask a question as Horseshoe Bay mayoral candidates Reagan Lambert and Cynthia Clinesmith address voters at a candidate forum Thursday, Oct. 3, at them Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A full house of more than 300 people listened intently as the Horseshoe Bay mayoral Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert laid out their cases to be elected Thursday at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club Ballroom.

Mon
30
Sep

Horseshoe Bay Resort hosting council candidates forum October 3

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Horseshoe Bay City Council candidate will cover an array of topics ranging from future land use zoning and development to Lake LBJ waterway concerns and infrastructure, during a forum Oct. 3 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Horseshoe City Council candidates will get a chance to connect with potential voters during a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The event will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The resort will provide round-trip shuttle service between the hotel to the Yacht Club, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Tue
24
Sep

Horseshoe Bay allows temporary buildings at troubled youth facility

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The next transformative chapter in the life of the Phoenix Center will soon take place as the nonprofit begins its permanent move to Horseshoe Bay.

Fri
20
Sep

Horseshoe Bay delays controversial Cat's Eye zoning decision

Contributed/City of Horseshoe Bay
Petitioners have requested the purple strip on the zoning map, which allows for duplexes, be rezoned to match the surrounding land, in yellow, which is zoned for single-family residential.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The great Roman historian Tacitus once wrote: “Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”

Fri
20
Sep

HSB council approves 2019-20 tax rate, utility hike

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Horseshoe Bay City Council unanimously adopted a new budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year while also adopting increases in water and sewer rates during a lengthy regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Tax rate

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls hits record for sales tax

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls hit an all-time single-month high as the city received an $838,756.75 allocation from the state of Texas.

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.

Fri
06
Sep

Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance Community Coffee attracts interest

Photos by Donald Eckelbarger & Janice Cleavinger
Contributing Writers

A view of some of the HSBBA members and guests who listened to the three Pastry Sponsors talk about their businesses.

 

 

 

By Donald Eckelbarger and Janice Cleavinger
Special to The Highlander

The Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance (HSBBA) held its Aug. 27 Community Coffee at Arrowhead Bank in Horseshoe Bay, attracting another large gathering of business leaders and residents.

Bittersweet Cakes and Catering provided the morning treats, which included an assortment of mini muffins and a delicious egg, sausage and cheese casserole that really tempted guests to have second helpings.

Fri
06
Sep

Judicial conduct board admonishes and orders ethics training for Horseshoe Bay JP

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct ordered a justice of the peace in Horseshoe Bay to take ethics training, after upholding a public admonishment Aug. 7 for her dealings with a woman she accused of having a relationship with the judge's estranged husband.

The state commission concluded that Llano County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Beatrice “Bebe” Rocha “lent the prestige of her judicial office to advance her own private interests by invoking her judicial position during a telephone conversation . . .”

Fri
06
Sep

Fire danger spikes during heated summer in the Highland Lakes

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Area VFD firefighters Ken Schwake (on the left) and Tim Parker conducted post- and pre-incident maintenance Sept. 4 on vehicles and equipment in the wake a wildland blaze which scorched several acres off RR 1431 East of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Area VFD firefighters have battled back a number of wildland brush and roadside grass fires in recent weeks, which have taken a toll on equipment and resources, as the fire danger continues to mount during the height of the summer months.

Triple-digit temperatures, lack of rain, low humidity and dry “overgrown fuels” prompted bans on outdoor burning in Burnet, Llano and Blanco counties.

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