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Tue
10
Mar

BCSO takes aim at illegal dumping with education about laws

Contributed/Burnet County Sheriff's Office
In precinct 4, investigators have found what appears to be improper disposal of garbage on land, just off CR 408, adding to the number of cases which keep piling up for BCSO environmental crimes officers.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Burnet County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Jewett arrives on the site of a public nuisance and illegal dumping case, he continues to be shocked at the level of potential violations involved.

“Somebody was living there,” he said of an abandoned RV surrounded by strewn garbage on Corner Street. “If you drive down the street, it's scary.” …

Tue
10
Mar

Marble Falls HS teacher Lerin Lockwood featured on GMA

MFHS art teacher Lerin Lockwood appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday, March 5 to showcase her invention, the Lion Latch.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

From the streets of Marble Falls Market Day to the Good Morning America studio in New York City, Lerin Lockwood has made a name for herself with her invention of the Lion Latch.

Lockwood, an art teacher at Marble Falls High School, appeared on the morning variety show on Thursday, March 5 to talk about her creation. …

Tue
10
Mar

Community Resource Center site on schedule

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Crews continued work March 18 on the expanded and upgraded Community Resource Center facility, 1016 Broadway Ave., which will include a relocated Helping Center food pantry.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For philanthropist Paul King watching the progress of the TQ Brown Community Resource Center (CRC) reminds him just how much the expanding facility will assist in more streamlined operations of a local food pantry.

“Every other Tuesday, the (Austin) food bank brings us a tractor trailer to the Walmart parking lot. They unload the food one pallet at a time,” said King, a member of the Helping Center board. “We break it down and bring it to our respective food pantries. …

Wed
04
Mar

Incumbent Billy Wall wins Burnet County precinct 3 party nomination

Contributed/Mary Jane Avery
Incumbent Commissioner Billy Wall posed with loved ones and supporters on Super Tuesday at the Republican watch party in Burnet

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall rode a large early voting margin to victory Tuesday night, March 3, in complete but unofficial election returns.

Meanwhile, Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn also used early voting to cruise to a re-election win over challenger Jim Caruso, while Dwain Rogers will be elected the next Llano County Attorney, succeeding Rebecca Lange, who did not seek re-election.

Burnet County

Fri
28
Feb

WOW presents Pauline Reese: It’s All About the Heart…

Courtesy photo by Josh Franer
Acclaimed singer, songwriter, real estate agent, wife, mother ... Pauline Reese has risen and soared like the Phoenix or like the cloud above her on her favorite horse. See more images and stories in Women of the Workforce.

 

 

 

 

By Judith Shabram
Contributing Writer

“Marketing yourself as the product is a very difficult thing to do” Pauline Reese, acclaimed songwriter, performer, real estate agent, wife and most importantly, mother of two beautiful little girls mused recently.

As a woman in the highly competitive, often male-dominated, country music industry, her life is a study in making music on her own terms and surviving.

Fri
28
Feb

Burnet County Pct. 3 candidates unveil positions on issues

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Precinct 3 Commissioner candidates William D. “Dee” Haddock and incumbent Billy Wall answered questions exclusively for The Highlander editorial board this week as a preamble to the Tuesday, March 3, Republican primary election.

One question was posed as follows:

Fri
28
Feb

PEC announces base electricity rate reduction

Special to The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) Board of Directors approved a rate reduction that will save PEC members over $6 million a year.

The rate decrease, which goes into effect June 1, reflects a reduction in the cost of power from PEC’s primary suppliers, including the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

Tue
25
Feb

Sales tax revenue sets record in Marble Falls

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax allocations for February for Marble Falls shattered a previous all-time record, topping $900,000 for the first-time ever as the county's largest city continues to experience outstanding economic growth.

Tue
25
Feb

Marble Falls High School choir is going places

Contributed/Marble Falls High School Choir
Under the direction of Bryce Gage, the Marble Falls High School Choir has traveled the world, including a 2017 trip to Italy, performing and learning. Next year, the tradition continues as the students and their parents will tour Greece.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Under the guidance of choir director Bryce Gage, the student singers of Marble Falls High School have traveled the world and received numerous accolades for performances.

Gage – the ever-humble teacher – insists that he hasn't done it alone. …

Fri
21
Feb

City of Marble Falls eyes runoff remedy for methodist church

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials will work with First United Methodist Church for possible solutions to water runoff issues onto the grounds which posed a safety hazard to the congregation and visitors to the facility.

City staff met with church representatives recently in light of problems officials reported having with stormwater drainage from city streets onto their property, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr. …

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