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TCEQ approves emergency drought order for Highland Lakes with no trigger point

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — Texas Commission on Environmental Quality commissioners left Highland Lakes officials scratching their heads Feb. 26 after approving an emergency drought relief order but striking the trigger point portion of the request. “I was just stunned that they went without a trigger point,” said Jo Karr Tedder of the [...]

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Judges side with Highland Lakes over downstream customers in water fight

DANIEL CLIFTON AND CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Two administrative law judges upped the ante when it comes to how much water must be in lakes Buchanan and Travis before the Lower Colorado River Authority can release it for downstream irrigation and rice farming purposes under a proposed emergency drought relief order. On [...]

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Highland Lakes officials urge residents to take stand on water-level triggers

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — County officials are asking Highland Lakes residents to write or email Texas Commission on Environmental Quality leaders to request they raise the water-level triggers that would curtail downstream releases from the Highland Lakes. Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger is asking residents to send emails to Richard Hyde and Lori Wilson [...]

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LCRA cuts off downstream water releases from Highland Lakes for rice farmers

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A late-inning save for lower Colorado River rice farmers never came as a deadline for a Highland Lakes water cutoff came and went March 1 without substantial increases to lake levels.

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Fishing season begins NOW in Highland Lakes

February through June is the best time of year to participate in what is probably the most popular sport in the Highland Lakes: fishing.

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Take a spin through the Highland Lakes on your bicycle

From amateur to professional, cyclists find Highland Lakes roadways to be some of the best bicycling available anywhere, says Greg Barbutti — and he should know. Barbutti is the route marshall for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, an annual fundraising event that leads almost 1,000 riders along the back roads of eastern Burnet and [...]

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Fishing and boating on Lake LBJ

Perhaps the most popular of the Highland Lakes for both water sports and fishing is Lake LBJ. Its 6,449 acres of water surface make it perfect for motor- and sailboats, skiing and fishing. Lake LBJ begins in Kingsland and travels along the Colorado River footprint for 21 miles to Horseshoe Bay. It was originally named [...]

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Mini-golf in the Highland Lakes

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area.

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Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite Mountain quarry.

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Horseback riding in the Highland Lakes

What better way to capture the spirit of Texas than saddling up for a horseback ride through the Hill Country.

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Art galleries in the Highland Lakes

Both local and out-of-town artists are inspired by the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes. Area art galleries often host exhibits and hold frequent workshops. You’ll find art of every kind from landscape paintings to bronze sculptures to contemporary photographs. Support a local artist or become one yourself! Visit a Highland Lakes Art Gallery today!

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Highland Lakes Feature: Inks Lake

Drought or no drought, one lake that is always filled and ready for sport is Inks Lake. A constant-level lake, Inks covers 831 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Its 888 feet of water fluctuates by only about 1 foot a year.

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Bald eagles at home in the Highland Lakes

Many bald eagles have long called the Highland Lakes their winter home, spending November to April around Lake Buchanan. Some 10 years ago, a particular eagle couple came a little closer to civilization, building nests in two trees between the Llano River and Highway 29 between Llano and Burnet.

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home.

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