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Fri
08
Dec

HSB in midst of $60 million capital program

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The new $950,000 Palm Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort has been constructed on the site of the old clay tennis courts. I will be a featured site for members and guest of golf socials land festivals.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay Resort is in the midst of a gigantic economic undertaking — a $60 million, multi-year capital improvements plan expected to solidify the legendary resort's reputation as the destination of choice for visitors to the Texas Hill Country.

Resort vice chairman, president and chief executive officer Ron Lynn Mitchell recently presented an update on the capital improvements plan to members of the Horseshoe Bay City Council.

“The capital program is guided by a set of ownership goals, that being the refinement of existing amenities and construction of compelling new amenities reflecting current lifestyle patterns of the club membership and destination guests, while respectful of the legendary heritage of the resort’s development,” Mitchell said.

Fri
08
Dec

MFPD adds new officer, promotes Greer

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

New Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) Ofcr. Michael Tutor is congratulated by his father, Russell Tutor, as MFPD Chief Mark Whitacre looks on. Whitacre gave the father the honor of pinning the new officer's badge in ceremonies at city hall Tuesday, Dec. 5.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

A brief Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) ceremony at city hall Tuesday, Dec. 5, began with solemnity.

Chief Mark Whitacre asked for a moment of silence for San Marcos Police Department Officer Kenneth Copeland. The 19-year veteran was shot Monday while serving an arrest warrant. He was 58 years old.

“The event reminds us of the dangers officers face every day...but we are here to serve as the 'Blue Line,'” said Whitacre, referring to the role of law enforcement to stand between the public and those dangers.

Fri
08
Dec

Council authorizes appeal of Asphalt, Inc. decision

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Marble Falls City Council has authorized city staff to file appeals and motions against the issuance of a standard air quality permit to Asphalt Inc. by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ).

Fri
08
Dec

Fiscal year ends on high note in Marble Falls

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Robert Moss, left, director of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, congratulates Monique Breaux, the department administrative assistant, on becoming a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

 

 

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The larger portion of the open session of the Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 5, was devoted to reports and recognitions.

Perhaps the most significant council action followed the closed executive session with City Attorney Patty Akers. It resulted in a formal letter, responding to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approval of a permit for the Asphalt, Inc. rock crushing facility in south Burnet County. (See related story in The Highlander.)

The reports were important as well, however.

“You have good news in your Fourth Quarter Revenue and Expense Report,” said Finance Director Margie Cardenas of year-to-date figures from the first week of November.

Fri
08
Dec

BS&W reachs out to the Hill Country

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls opened at 810 Texas 71 West on Aug. 3, 2015. The new facility and BS&W – Llano serve hospital patients from Johnson City to San Saba in the Hill Country Region.

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and Specialty Clinic in Marble Falls may still have that brand-spanking-new feel when you walk in the door, but BS&W has been open for business at its US 281 location for five years and has a story to tell.

“When the clinic opened, it was the Scott & White Specialty Clinic; Scott & White Healthcare had not joined with the Baylor Health Care System yet,” said Bramer Owens at a BS&W Media Day Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Wed
06
Dec

Scarborough receives Granite Shoals Mayor's Award

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Granite Shoals Mayor Carl Brugger, left, honors Roger Scarborough with a Mayor's Award Thursday night, Nov. 11. Scarbrough and his wife Joanne, right, have been residents of the city since 1984 and he has served the city in a long list of civic advisor and commission work, as well as the Board of Adjustment.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Roger Scarborough, long-time Granite Shoals resident, was honored with the Granite Shoals Mayor's Award at the city council meeting held Thursday, Dec. 1.

Mayor Carl Brugger called his work on the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments, the Comprehensive Plan Committee and the Airport Advisory Committee significant.

The Charter Committee that drafted the city's charter is foundational to the city laws and ordinances we have today,” said Brugger. “His work with these groups and the expertise he provided (and still provides) cannot be overstated.

Wed
06
Dec

Llano County looking closer at solar for school lands

By Phil Reynolds
The Highlander

Wed
06
Dec

Read the TCEQ Response to Comments on Asphalt Inc. in their entirety

As a service to our readers, we have loaded the TCEQ Response to Comments regarding Asphalt Inc.'s air quality permit 148112 on our website in its entirety. This is available for free as an e-edition to our readers. This is the official 58-page TCEQ response to public comments made about the air quality permit for the proposed rock crushing plant to be located south of Marble Falls off US 281.

To read the document, go to http://bit.ly/2Aeg8cm and click on "TCEQ Response to Comments Asphalt Inc 148112"

 

 

 

 

 

Tue
05
Dec

Wintry Mix Likely for Hill Country Wednesday afternoon-Thursday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Wintry Precipitation alert---That's snow folks.

The percipitation is expected for portions of the Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.

Area of Concern:

Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau

Threats & Impacts:

Rain/Snow Mix: A mix of rain and snow is likely Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning across the Hill Country and southern Edwards Plateau, primarily north and west of a Comstock to Comfort to Georgetown line.

Mon
04
Dec

TCEQ grants air quality permit to Asphalt Inc.

Marble Falls Mayor John Packer speaks during an Oct. 26 air quality permit information meeting at Lakeside Pavilion regarding the proposed Asphalt Inc. rock crushing plant.

Note: Read all the responses, "TCEQ Response to Comments Asphalt Inc 148112," here, at HighlanderNews.com: http://bit.ly/2Aeg8cm

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has granted an air quality standard permit for a permanent rock and concrete crusher to Asphalt Inc. for a new plant to be built south of Marble Falls near US 281.

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