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Fri
10
Jan

HCBA invests in trades training

Contributed
In December, Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA), Highland Lakes region, expanded their commitment to the building trades with a $10,000 investment in skills training for adults. Pictured, from left, are: Gail Davalos and Fay Crider of Workforce Network Inc., Matt Fields of Fields Company Builders, Marble Falls and Julie Farmer of Workforce Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

By Julie Farmer
Special to The Highlander

Two entities, focused on cultivating new careers in the skilled trades for adults, have joined forces to infuse more funding into the Workforce Network Inc. program.

On Dec. 10, 2019, Hill Country Builders Association, Highland Lakes region (HCBA) expanded their commitment to the building trades with a $10,000 investment in skills training for adults. …

Wed
20
Nov

Jeff Shabram named publisher of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Jeff Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4, as the new publisher and editor of the publications based in Marble Falls and Burnet, Texas.

 

 

 

Special to the Highlander

Highland Lakes Publishing welcomed Jeff Shabram to their family of media publications in November as the new publisher and editor of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin as well as a growing number of print publications and digital platforms.

Prior to settling in the Highland Lakes, Shabram was the publisher of the Hearst-owned Midland Reporter-Telegram and oversaw Hearst's west Texas media publications as president and group publisher from 2015 to present. Shabram took over the reins for the Highlander and Bulletin staff on Nov. 4.

Wed
20
Nov

LCRA will lower LBJ, Inks in January 2020

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LCRA will allow for an eight-week drawdown period for Lake LBJ and Inks Lake from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020 to allow for shoreline clean up, maintenance and other repairs needed following the October 2018 flood.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

For the past several months, property owners around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake as well as Burnet County officials had been asking the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for assistance so they could complete repairs to docks, retaining walls and other structures damaged by the October 2018 flood.

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

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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.

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