Marble Falls

Tue
13
Aug

Congressman addresses national issues at Marble Falls coffee break

Joe Don Dockery/Special to The Highlander
U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (Dist. 25) shared a cup of java, provided insights on the top issues of the nation and took questions from about 40 people from the audience at Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

From border security and the economy to tariffs and the burgeoning trade war with China, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (Dist. 25) offered insight Aug. 13 into the challenges lawmakers are facing as they attempt to tackle the top national issues.

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce hosted Williams for a Coffee Break from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with the Congressman at Numinous Coffee Roasters, 714 RR 1431 in Marble Falls.

Fri
02
Aug

Heat prompts ban on outdoor burning in Burnet and Llano counties

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Due to lack of rain and rising temperatures, conditions are quickly approaching those last seen in August 2018 (Pictured here, just off Texas 71 southwest of Horseshoe Bay). That year a string of wildfires plagued the Llano, Burnet and Blanco county area. Local entities recently enacted bans on outdoor burning to try to snuff some of the increasing fire danger.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Scorching hot temperatures soaring to above 100 degrees and lack of precipitation have sparked local governments to issue bans against outdoor burning.

Fri
21
Jun

Burnet County honors Dorinda Duzan for CPS service

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Burnet County Commissioners honored Dorinda Duzan upon her retirement from the Burnet CPS office on June 11. From left are Llano County Attorney Becky Lang, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., Pct. 2 Commissioner Damon Beierle, Duzan, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, Pct. 3 Commissioner Billy Wall, Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Co-workers, county officials, family and friends honored retiring Burnet Child Protective Services supervisor Dorinda Duzan last week in recognition of her many years of service.

Tue
11
Jun

Stalker suspect leads cops on chase through Burnet County

From staff reports

A Marble Falls man faces several charges including stalking, reckless driving and resisting arrest after a fallout with his estranged wife and a police pursuit, authorities reported.

Marble Falls Police officers responded to a harassment complaint June 5 in the 1500 block of Resource Parkway.

Tue
11
Jun

Tour boat stranded as storms sweep into Highland Lakes

Todd Boyd/Special to The Highlander
About 75 people were temporarily stranded June 9 when the Vanishing Texas River Cruise touring vessel took on water and made its way to Shaw Island on its route in Lake Buchanan as storm-like conditions swept into the area.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Nearly 75 passengers on a river boat cruise on Lake Buchanan experienced some tense moments as a brief but severe thunderstorm swept into the Highland Lakes June 9 and stranded the tourists on a remote peninsula on the waterway.

Fri
31
May

PEC promotes starry nights, utility cost savings

Contributed
In addition to supplying dark sky compliant streetlights to municipalities, PEC can supply and install compliant lights on members’ property as well. Members interested in having a light installed can contact PEC’s Planning Department at 877-372-0391.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

We all know the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. But keeping the night skies dark so we can continue to enjoy the stars requires some extra effort and mindfulness.

Tue
07
May

Natural bug repllents and bug eaters available

The Luedeckes, father and daughter writing team, contribute a regular column to The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin, the newspapers of record for Highland Lakes and Burnet area. To request submission of a column for either publication, email lew@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

By Bill Luedecke & Martelle Luedecke

Our glorious rain this season has produced a mesmerizing array of wildflowers. Just think of all the seeds they will produce for future years! We are blessed to live in the center of a bouquet.

Fri
26
Apr

Marble Falls police officer killed in wreck

MFPD officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday, April 26. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED to include additional details of crash

 

From staff reports

Speed appears to have been a possible factor in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident which killed a Marble Falls police officer early Friday, April 26, east of the city.

Fri
05
Apr

“Dangerous felon” wanted in Burnet County

Contributed
Burnet County authorities cautioned the public April 5 about a man wanted for crimes ranging from car theft to illegal firearms possession. Contact Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8477 to be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Cottonwood Shores and auto theft task force authorities have issued a public warning about a “dangerous felon,” wanted for crimes including illegal possession of a firearm and evading arrest.

Fri
05
Apr

Recoup uncertain in $335,000 Marble Falls flood expenses

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Officials released the latest figures April 2 of flood-related expenses – approximately $335,000 – in which the city has applied for insurance and potential FEMA fund reimbursement.

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