Horseshoe Bay news

Fri
08
Nov

Burnet County veteran recounts near-death flight experience

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his country.

Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and aced his aptitude tests. The career advisor listed aircraft pilot as one of his potential jobs.

Fri
08
Nov

Marine Corps veteran takes over USPS reins

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The new Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay postmaster, Steve Lilley, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who will be presenting other veterans on the staff with lanyards on Veterans Day Nov. 11 for an outward show of support for their service.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When U.S. Marine Corps veteran Steve Lilley accepted the job as postmaster of the Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay area, he knew it would be a good fit for his family and the community.

“My first full week here, I put in some extra hours, but it's worth it. I can tell this crew – in a smaller office than I came from – they work well together.”

Lilley, 46, started his position with the local U.S. Postal Service on Oct. 28 after serving as postmaster in Belton since 2017. . .

Fri
08
Nov

Cynthia Clinesmith elected Horseshoe Bay mayor

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Horseshoe Bay City Councilmember Cynthia Clinesmith was elected the city's third mayor during the Tuesday, Nov. 5, general election, according to complete but uncanvassed returns.

Tue
05
Nov

Here's where you vote in Burnet County for the Nov. 5 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Texas voters take to the polls today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide the fate of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Fri
01
Nov

Voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 for municipal elections

File photo
Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide the fate of proposed Texas Constitutional amendments. Locally, voters in Horseshoe Bay will pick city council members, and Granite Shoals voters have a water system upgrades bond issue and charter amendments on the ballot.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Wed
23
Oct

Water Matters! CTWC Worried about Future Water Supply

Contributed/LCRA
During extreme drought situations such as the case in 2012, the Lower Colorado River Authority can limit the amount of water flows downstream to so-called "interruptible" customers such as the rice farmers in Matagorda Bay on the Texas coast.

 

 

 

 

By Jo Karr Tedder
Contributing Writer
Central Texas Water Coalition

Even though we’ve had soup weather, there will be no water alphabet soup column until next month due to questions about the proposed Water Management Plan (WMP). Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has scheduled a Hearing on the proposed WMP for October 24, 2019 at 7:00pm at TCEQ Headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle Building E, Room 201S, Austin, Texas 78753. Comments can be sent to the clerk at this address. In the first informal part of the hearing, you may ask questions, but if you want your questions to be part of the official record, you may submit oral or written questions and/or concerns in the second part of the hearing.

Tue
22
Oct

Horseshoe Bay officials decry new construction law's impact

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Horseshoe Bay city officials and Property Owners Association representatives expressed frustration with a new state law they say removes the city's authority to set more stringent community building standards.

Tue
22
Oct

Batla named new Horseshoe Bay fire chief

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Brent Batla was unanimously named the city's next fire chief during the Oct. 15 Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The new Horseshoe Bay fire chief is no stranger to towns which straddle a county line, and no stranger to Horseshoe Bay, either.

Brent Batla was unanimously named the city's next fire chief during the Oct. 15 Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting.

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.

Fri
18
Oct

Horseshoe Bay renames RM 2147 for outgoing Mayor Steve Jordan

 

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Gary, left, congratulates Mayor Steve Jordan after the city council voted unanimously Oct. 15 to name Ranch to Market Road 2147 from Ferguson Road to Texas 71 after Jordan, who championed the widening of the roadway during his tuenure in office. The council also appointed a new fire chief, Brent Batla. For these stories,see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of The Highlander.

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