Horseshoe Bay news

Mon
03
Jun

Power pole kills two PEC contractors

From staff reports

Two contractors for a Pedernales Electric Cooperative transmission line project died following an accident involving a transmission pole June 1 in Burnet County.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the mid-afternoon incident occurred at a job site, south of Horseshoe Bay on Texas 71, near the Burnet County line.

Fri
03
May

Property tax reform bill SB2 gains steam in 86th Texas Legislature

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After a contentious day of discussion, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30, approved Senate Bill 2, which leaders of both chambers are calling a victory for tax reform and limited property tax growth. House members then finalized their vote on Wednesday, May 1.

Fri
12
Apr

Hill Country Community Theatre annexes 'Doublewide, Texas' for April show

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From left, Helen Ward, Amy Masuda, Gabriele Grasmick, Eliana Palmer, and Donna Petty star in the comedy “Doublewide, Texas,” opening April 25 at Hill Country Community Theatre.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Doublewide, Texas,” the fourth show of its 2018-19 season¸ by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.

Tue
26
Mar

Water issues on table at Horseshoe Bay

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Water quality was on the table for discussion at the Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, as council members considered several fluid topics.

Fri
01
Mar

Ropes Challenge Course complete at Phoenix Center future site

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The ropes challenge course was recently completed at the future site of the Phoenix Center in Horseshoe Bay. The course is designed to provide self-esteem and a sense of achievement for someone trying to overcome a history of trauma or adversity.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Last month, construction of the ropes challenge course was completed on Phoenix Center’s future site in Horseshoe Bay.

Wed
25
Jan

Star Republican Women hear child services program

Dorothy Crockett/The Highlander

Associate Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country addresses Star Republican Women in Horseshoe Bay on Jan. 10.

By Dorothy Crockett

Fri
14
Oct

Horseshoe Bay to discuss comprehensive report at meeting

Horseshoe Bay City Council members will discuss the city's 2016 draft comprehensive report, hold a public hearing on it and consider adopting the report during the next council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 1 Community Drive, Horseshoe Bay.

The plan is the work of the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee, which was appointed by the council in 2015 to develop the plan in order to identify goals the city can work to achieve in order to meet its mission “to serve and protect our citizens while preserving our heritage and Planning Advisory for our future.”

The committee conducting nearly 100 interviews with local individuals to identify the challenges and opportunities facing Horseshoe Bay that needed to be addressed in the long-range plan. A community survey was also conducted with nearly 1,400 responses providing insight into what the community identified as priorities.

Fri
23
Sep

Horseshoe Bay City Council approves slight property tax increase to 26 cents

Melissa Kanz/The Highlander

Teresa Moore accepts a plaque from Mayor Steve Jordan to thank her for her excellent service to the City of Horseshoe Bay. Moore will retire Sept. 30. Jordan also declared Sept. 26-30 to be Teresa Moore Week.

 

By Melissa Kanz

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay residents will see a slight increase on their property taxes after city council members voted to increase the tax to offset utility costs. Members also approved the 2017 budget.

Increasing from $0.25 per $100 valuation to $0.26 per $100 valuation, the city is expected to use the funds exclusively for its rate stabilization fund, which will then be used to offset some of the utility increase.

“This is something council has been considering. The issue was what we have and what we need to balance the budget. It was inevitable that it could be greater,” Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan said.

The increase comes after council members were advised there would be around 9 percent increase in utilities to include water and wastewater.

Tue
13
Sep

Wirtz Dam Bridge: CAMPO consults public

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER

County officials fill Marble Falls City Council chambers Friday, Sept. 9, to learn about the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) project to gather public input on the possibility of a bridge below Wirtz Dam to connect Ranch to Market Roads 1431 and 2147. On the wall at the back of the room a projected land use map that is part of the Marble Falls Comprehensive Plan already already marks the bridge site.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The possibility of a Colorado River bridge below Wirtz Dam clearly is gathering a head of steam and John Q. Citizen is about to weigh in on the project.

In a meeting conducted by the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Friday, Sept. 9, in Marble Falls City Council chambers, Burnet County governmental leaders and first responders were enthusiastic. Now, CAMPO is beginning a campaign to inform the public and gather opinions from residents, owners of property and businesses and from lake users.

A bridge below Wirtz Dam to connect north-south traffic between Ranch to Market Roads (RM) 1431 and 2147 has been a long-held priority of County Judge James Oakley.

Tue
12
Jul

Coppell father-son take TGA championship at Apple Rock in HSB

Mark and Andrew Lindberg of Coppell won the 2016 Father-Son Championship in dramatic fashion after a one-hole playoff with Cameron and Dean Brown of Jacksonville.

The Texas Golf Association (TGA) tournament was held July 7-10.

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