Horseshoe Bay Texas news

Tue
07
Nov

Granite Shoals bonds okayed, Clinesmith and Lambert ahead

With the Burnet County Elections Office, final unofficial election results in, Nov. 7 Election Day voters lifted the totals in support of the $3 million for road improvements in Granite Shoals.
A scant 354 voters cast ballots in the election, but 194 of them, or 54.8 percent, voted for the proposition and 160, or 45.2 percent, against. A no vote would have killed the proposed road rehabilitation project for the three primary, north-south city streets. Approval means that bonds authorized last year can be sold and the project can move forward.
It is believed it is the first time in Texas that a city council asked voters if they were sure of a previous vote.
Of 152 early voters, 53.29 percent had voted against the proposition.

Tue
07
Nov

Early voting report is in

The early voting report from the Burnet County Elections Office, just in did not look promising for supporters of the $3 million for road improvements in Granite Shoals.

Of 152 early voters, it was 47.71 percent to reaffirm the bonds and 53.29 percent against.

In Horseshoe Bay, all 12 who voted for Proposition 1(reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourthof one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets) supported it. The candidate count was Reagan Lambert, 11 votes;  Cynthia Clinesmith, 8 votes and Dennis R. Hoover, one vote. When all Burnet and Llano county votes are in, the top two vote getters will take council seats.

Mayor Steve Jordan, unopposed, logged 10 votes.

Tue
24
Oct

Autopsy ordered in death of HSB woman

Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow said in a press release Tuesday, Oct. 24, that an autopsy had been ordered in the death of Sherry Kay Lesley last weekend.

“On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the Horseshoe Bay Police Department (HSBPD) responded to 288 La Serena Loop after a 9-1-1 call was received at 7:19 a.m.,” said Wardlow. “The resident, identified as Kent Lesley of Horseshoe Bay, reported that he awoke and discovered his wife, Sherry Kay Lesley, age 61, deceased in the bathtub.”

Sherry Lesley was the founder of gg ganache, now an anchor business of Market on H with a shop in Horseshoe Bay.

Tue
24
Oct

Jordan: HSB prospering

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan provided this State of the City review for the Oct. 20 edition of The Highlander.

 

 

The measure of a well managed and open government is transparency and accountability. Your Mayor and Council Members have made these two issues our top priorities. 

I am happy to report the state of the City of Horseshoe Bay is very sound. Horseshoe Bay operates with two main budgets: the General Fund and the Utility Fund. General Fund sources come primarily from ad valorem property tax receipts and the services include police, fire, animal control, street maintenance, parks, code enforcement, development services and general administration. The Utility Fund includes operation of water, waste water, garbage and recycling. Utility Fund revenue is collected through usage fees in order to assure utility services are provided on a stand-alone basis.

Tue
24
Oct

HSB forum concludes long-range goals nearly met

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Attentive to the Horseshoe Bay Citizens Forum, Oct. 10, are city staff members, from left, finance director Kristen Woolley, fire chief Joe Morris, assistant police chief Garth Davis, development services director Eric Winter and city manager Stan Farmer.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay has virtually completed everything on its long-range plan adopted last year with the exception of three things, all of which are currently in progress, Mayor Steve Jordan announced at a citizens' forum Tuesday at Quail Point.

Jordan, the Horseshoe Bay City Council and city staff held this first-ever forum to promote government transparency and open communication with residents.

Fri
20
Oct

Pre-dawn fire destroys HSB home

Contributed/Krystal Boyd

An early morning fire Tuesday, Oct. 17, destroyed a home owned by Lino Gutierrez at 2500 Stag in Horseshoe Bay. Four adults inside the home when the fire broke out were able to escape, but they lost pets in the blaze.

 

 

The Texas Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to investigate a fire Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Horseshoe Bay.

A 9-1-1 call at 5:01 a.m. sent emergency services to 2500 Stag Road, according to a press release from Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow and Fire Chief Joe Morris.

Horseshoe Bay Fire Engines 11 and 12 and assistance from the Marble Falls Fire Department fought the fire for approximately an hour before it was deemed under control.

Tue
17
Oct

Local police officer spins to win on W-HEEL OF FORT_NE

Contributed

David Vaughn always wanted to be on 'Wheel of Fortune' and there he was Friday, Oct. 13, winning at 'The Wheel.' The Horseshoe Bay police officer says the game is much harder in person than it seems watching at home.

 

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Some make visits out to Los Angeles, California to try to make it in show business. Others go because they want to visit the Pacific Ocean or go to Disneyland.

David Vaughn, a police officer with the Horseshoe Bay Police Department, went to fulfill a longtime dream of competing on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

“I started watching it when I was about seven,” said Vaughn, who worked as a police officer in Houston prior to moving to the Hill Country. “I’ve always been a fan of the show and liked trying to figure out puzzles. They reminded me of the Hangman kind of games we’d play as kids. People would come over and watch with me and tell me I was good and should try to get on.”

Vaughn spent five years filling out forms online and even submitted an audition tape two years ago.

Sun
10
Sep

World Trade Center bell tolls for 9-11

A brief but solemn ceremony will take place Monday, Sept. 11, in Sandy Harbor--the toning of a bell cast from metal from the World Trade Center.

Members of the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) will welcome their neighbors at 9:45 a.m. for a ceremony that will end with the toning of the bell at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department. "Please feel free to join us for a short period of reflection and prayer.

The SHVFD is located at 203 Granite Shoals Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

Fri
04
Aug

Nominate a Citizen of the Year in the Bay

Horseshoe Bay is looking for someone to honor as its 2017 Citizen of the Year.

The Horsehose Bay Business Alliance, along with the Horseshoe Bay City Council, is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year through Aug. 31.

All citizens of Horseshoe Bay are eligible to submit nominations to receive the award. The Citizen of the Year may be an individual or couple and will be chose from the following criteria:

* Civic, community or church involvement: 50 percent of the criteria considered.

* Accomplishments and contributions to the economic growth and quality of life in Horseshoe Bay: 30 percent of the criteria considered.

* Additional outstanding characteristics the nominee has: 20 percent of criteria considered.

Nominees must demonstrate leadership, valor or exemplary service in thecommunity, go above and beyond normal community involvement and volunteerism, and their philanthropic efforts will also be considered.

Fri
04
Aug

HSB election filing closes Aug. 21

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay City Council has called for a general election in November to elect a mayor and two council members and a special election the same day to decide whether the city will continue to collect sales tax for municipal street repair and maintenance.

The election will be held Nov. 7 and the first official day to file for a spot on the ballot is July 22. However, since that day is a Saturday and City Secretary Kerri Craig's office will not be open, the first day applications will be accepted will be Monday, July 24. The last day to file for election is Aug. 21.

Mayor Steve Jordan and council members Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert hold the positions that are up for election this year. If only one candidate files for mayor and two candidates file for council positions, the city can cancel the general election at its Aug. 29 council meeting.

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