Marble Falls news

Fri
01
Nov

Mustangs to honor seniors on Friday, Nov. 1

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The coaching staff including Head Coach Brian Herman celebrate a crucial special teams tackle in the Mustangs' victory over Bastrop on Oct. 18 at Mustang Stadium. The Mustangs look to recreate the magic of that game against the district-leading Weiss Wolves on Friday.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs return to Mustang Stadium tonight for their final home game of the season against the Pflugerville Weiss Wolves.

The Mustangs (1-7, 1-4) seniors will be suiting up for the final time as high school football players and will be honored with the Senior Walk at the game.

Weiss (7-1, 5-0) enters the match with an undefeated district record and a chance to clinch the District 13-5A regular season title. Brenham and Glenn are tied for second place and face each other this week. . . .

Fri
01
Nov

Burnet County rescinds burn ban

UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, the city of Marble Falls has lifted its ban on outdoor burning.

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Following the return of precipitation and cooler temperatures over the course of several days, Burnet County Judge James Oakley rescinded the county's ban on outdoor burning Wednesday, Oct. 30 . . . .

Fri
01
Nov

Appeals court rules against city of Double Horn in state AG lawsuit

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
As city of Double Horn citizens prepare to vote in the Nov. 5 election on whether to remain incorporated, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District released an opinion Oct. 30 that allows the state AG's office to proceed with a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the municipality.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Oct. 30 in the entity's effort to advance trial proceedings seeking to dissolve the city of Double Horn on allegations the municipality formed unlawfully in an effort to halt a quarry operation.

Tue
29
Oct

LCRA - So what is the problem?

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA Executive Vice President of Water John Hofmann addressed the Marble Falls City Council in February about the entity's operations during the October 2018 flood. Council members quizzed Hofmann about debris and sediment deposits left in the flood's wake.

 

 

 

 

By William D. (Dee) Haddock
Marble Falls City Council Member

As I begin this letter, I want to make clear that I am writing this as an individual member of the Marble Falls City Council, and I am not speaking for the Council as a whole.

Tue
29
Oct

Marble Falls water customers can track use

Special to the Highlander

Marble Falls city officials have launched an online water utility portal to arm customers with ways to detect and prevent water loss due to leaks or untracked usage and to promote conservation.

The WaterSmart platform available on the city's website is described as “a cloud-based, customer self-service and engagement platform.”

“(The platform is) proven to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction by more than 25 percent,” stated City Manager Mike Hodge in a press release. . .

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

Marble Falls Mustangs gave Max-imum effort with tribute to Brother Max Copeland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Marble Falls football team honored the number one Mustang fan, Bro. Max Copeland, at the Friday Oct. 18 game versus Bastrop by wearing red socks in honor of the late pastor. The Mustangs are undefeated on Max Copeland Night. See the story of the Mustangs' first win of the season in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander, your high school sports authority for the Highland Lakes.

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Walkway of Lights fate coming into focus

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber Executive Director Jarrod Metzgar (left) and electrician Terry Evans worked on planning the installation of Walkway of Lights Oct. 18 in Lakeside Park.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

In 26 years, volunteer and electrician Terry Evans has seen several versions of Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls.

“It's changed quite a bit,” said Evans, who has witnessed everything from lighted sculptures washed away in a flood to the display's transition from incandescent to LED lighting.

Fri
18
Oct

Conditions keep burn bans on in Burnet and Llano counties

By Phil Reynolds/Contributing Writer

The question of a burn ban wasn’t included on Tuesday’s Llano County Commissioners Court meeting agenda, but that makes little difference in the ban itself. The ban remains in effect until either the court changes it, or County Judge Ron Cunningham declares the need for a burn ban over.

That seems unlikely to happen soon . . . .

See the rest of this story on page 2A of the Friday, Oct. 18 issue of The Highlander. Email lew@highlandernews.com

Fri
18
Oct

Los Escondidos fights city of Marble Falls annexation

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Tom Bornschein, a resident of Los Escondidos just outside the Marble Falls city limits, attempted to make a case Oct. 15 against the city council potentially voting in the future to annex his neighborhood.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Landowners who live on Los Escondidos Street stood toe-to-toe Oct. 15 with Marble Falls City Council members to push back on impending plans to annex the neighborhood, which is primarily a strip of land bordering Lake Marble Falls.

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