Marble Falls news

Tue
04
Jun

Burnet County hits mark with taxes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County taxpayers have been good about paying their taxes during the past two decades, as just $738,045 remains uncollected since 1999, a tax attorney told commissioners last month.

Thu
30
May

Environmental crimes officer resigns, re-organization discussed

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After just eight months on the job, Burnet County environmental crimes deputy Chris Cowan has submitted his resignation in order to join the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Wed
29
May

Marble Falls ISD school bus involved in crash on 1431 East

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Marble Falls ISD school bus and a vehicle collided around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 on Ranch Road 1431 east near the intersection of Cimmaron Ranch Road. The children were loaded onto another bus and taken to school. Traffic was halted for at least two hours as crews cleared the scene.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

A school bus carrying about a dozen students on its way to an elementary school and a second vehicle collided on Ranch Road 1431 East of Marble Falls on May 29, resulting in at least one serious injury and a temporary roadway closure.

Tue
28
May

Community celebrates new Kingsland Bridge

Contributed/Texas Department of Transportation
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. District 25 Rep. Roger Williams were among dignitaries, public officials and residents who attended the Kingsland RM 2900 Bridge opening ceremony May 24 in Llano County.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Several hundred residents, officials and dignitaries showed their support for the expedited completion of the Kingsland Ranch-to-Market 2900 Bridge during a ceremony May 24 which featured live music, ceremonial walks across the span and presentations.

Tue
21
May

Community to celebrate Kingsland bridge wrap up

Contributed/325 Internet
TXDoT is hosting a ceremonial grand opening of the RM 2900 Bridge at 2 p.m. May 24 in Kingsland. The structure, which was washed away during the October flood, will soon be open to vehicle traffic following a fast-tracked schedule for completion.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham knows a thing or two about bureaucratic red tape.

Tue
21
May

Burnet County jail seeks to fill staffing gaps

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Burnet County Sheriff's Office faces a personnel gap at the jail and has offered to pay “competitive” salaries to coax potential employees to the facility.

Tue
21
May

Voting starts Friday, May 24 in PEC district 5 race

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative District 5 director candidates offered their views on single-member districts, renewable energy, board member conduct and electric reliability during last month's PEC candidate forum.

Fri
17
May

Meat cute: A quest for brisket perfection

Lew K. Cohn is the managing editor for Highland Lakes Newspapers, comprised of The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. He also covers Burnet County Commissioners, the city of Horseshoe Bay, political news and general features. To offer a comment, column idea, news or feature tip email lew@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

You may call me Ahab or Galahad, because I defied the odds and hunted down my white whale and Holy Grail. However, unlike them, I have lived to tell the tasty tale myself.

Fri
17
May

Burnet County increases out-of-county inmate housing rate

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Other counties will be paying more starting Oct. 1 to house their inmates at the Burnet County Jail.

Fri
17
May

New patch sets Marble Falls PD apart

Contributed/Marble Falls Police Department
Marble Falls police officers Ben Masters and Moriah Esquivel displayed their new agency uniform patches May 16 at the public safety building, 606 Avenue N. To offer a compliment or support for the local agency, call 830-693-3611.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police officers are wearing their sense of duty on their sleeves.

A new uniform patch design also conjures a new sense of identity and service.

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