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Burnet County fatality total hits 11

Burnet County logged its 11th COVID-19-related fatality this week after a 64-yearold Horseshoe Bay man died at Baylor Scott and White Marble Falls Wednesday, July 29. The number of fatalities reported in Burnet County had climbed from six prior to this week to 10 on Monday, July 27, after the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) changed how it tabulates fatalities to include information from death certificates.

Back in the swim of things for summer!

By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Highland Lakes Newspapers Throughout the Highland Lakes, local residents and visitors alike seek getaways from the hot summer sun. Surrounded by lakes, a wellspring of natural waterways abound. Water seekers can also find a few swimming pools and water recreation venues as well. From the public pool in Meadowlakes to the far reaches of Shaw Island on Lake Buchanan, summer fun in a revitalizing oasis is just a short drive away. Here are few to keep in mind for the family this summer: … Find this listing in the Tuesday, June 30 issue of The Highlander's Summer Fun Guide. To offer a comment or a news tip, email

HCCT presents Youth Summer Theatre Program

Under Phase III of Governor Abbott’s plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, fine arts performance halls can open starting June 10 at 50 percent capacity. That means that the Hill Country Community Theatre’s Youth Summer Theatre Program can perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for the public this July. “If we weren’t able to open, we were going to video record the performances, edit them, then give each student a DVD to show to family and friends,” said Mike Rademaekers, HCCT’s executive director. “Now, we can do both, and we are very excited!” The camp will run July 13 through July 26, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with performances on Thursday, July 23, Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at 2:15 p.m.