Spicewood

Tue
13
Aug

Fire danger skyrockets in Burnet and Llano counties

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Fire officials are zeroing in on the possible cause of a fire that destroyed a log cabin-styled home on Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Kingsland Ranch Cove on Lake LBJ - and scorching conditions may have played a factor. The structure was unoccupied. Suspicions included combustible industrial chemicals on rags as well as embers from a barbecue grill.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Two weekend grass fires in Burnet County, including one near Bertram which required Texas Forest Service assistance, have local fire departments reminding residents there is a burn ban in place for a very good reason.

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.

Tue
14
May

State appeals lawsuit against city of Double Horn

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The state of Texas has opted to continue its legal action against the city of Double Horn, alleging the municipality formed illegally, following a petition denial by a district court judge in Burnet County.

Tue
07
May

Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.

Wed
03
Apr

District judge crushes state's petition against city of Double Horn

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A district judge denied a petition filed by the State Office of the Attorney General's Office April 3 to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn. Defense Attorneys Andy Messer and Patty Akers represented the municipality, referred to the state's lawsuit as "improper."

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A district judge denied a petition April 3 by the Texas Office of the Attorney General to go forward with a lawsuit to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn.

Fri
01
Mar

Burnet County could require developers to prove water availability

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After holding a pair of public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, Burnet County moved closer to requiring developers to prove enough groundwater is available onsite before they are granted approval to build new subdivisions.

Tue
17
Jul

Norwood remembered for community involvement, columns

Norwood

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Martha Norwood may not have been from Spicewood, but in her service to the community and her lifelong love for dogs, she made her mark on Spicewood and the rest of Burnet County.

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