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Fall temperatures coming after warm weekend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the calendar says it’s fall, the temperatures haven’t quite reflected the season, but that’s about to change. (more…)

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Temperatures to dip overnight with lows in the 50s, winds

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While temperatures could hit a very un-autumn like 92 degrees Monday, Oct. 9, you might want to pull out your jacket as a cool front pushes through the Highland Lakes overnight into Tuesday. (more…)

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Cooler, drier weather follows rainy, humid days

Cooler, drier weather follows rainy, humid days

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After rain soaked the Highland Lakes a couple of days this week, forecasters say residents should expect cooler, drier temperatures in the coming days. (more…)

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Burn bans lifted as Highland Lakes experiences wet, cooler weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Recent wet weather and fall-like conditions prompted Llano County officials to lift a ban on outdoor burning, allowing residents a chance to rid their property of landscaping materials, cut brush, and household garbage. (more…)

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MFISD bonfire canceled due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Wet weather and muddy conditions forced Marble Falls Independent School District officials to cancel the homecoming bonfire that was set for Thursday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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Storms bring muggy weather followed by sunny skies and cooler temps

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Showers and possible thunderstorms could douse the Highland Lakes with as much as 2-4 inches of rain from Sept. 26-27 as well as bring humid conditions, meteorologists forecasted. (more…)

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One of the first steps in emergency preparedness is knowing there is an emergency. The Capital Area Council of Governments offers emergency alerts through WarnCentralTexas.org. Highland Lakes residents can sign up any number of phones and/or email addresses, and even at different locations, to keep abreast of emergencies. The website also provides links to other emergency preparedness sites such as Ready.go, where people can learn how to get prepared. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Step one in an emergency: Be prepared by signing up for alerts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The value of emergency preparedness hits home during an emergency similar to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While they didn’t directly impact the Highland Lakes, Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander hopes people take note of how quickly an emergency — weather or otherwise — can affect a community […]

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative has joined the effort to restore power Florida residents after Hurricane Irma by sending nearly two dozen employees to the state. Courtesy image

PEC sends staff to help restore Florida power in wake of Hurricane Irma

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative sent staff and resources to Hurricane Irma-ravaged Florida on Sept. 11 to help restore electricity to homes and businesses. (more…)

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Bay City Independent School District Superintendent Marshall Scott III visits with students as they get ready for classes. Bay City ISD, located in the Houston area, had to close campuses for several days after Hurricane Harvey. The storm also caused many families to flee their homes. As they return, they could find damaged — even destroyed — houses. The Marble Falls High School National Honor Society and student council has ‘adopted’ the Bay City ISD families and are collecting donations for those affected by the storm. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls students ‘adopt’ Bay City families affected by hurricane

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — People are often quick to stereotype teens as self-centered and uncaring, but Marble Falls High School students are demonstrating that’s the exception, not the rule. (more…)

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Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Reports in Burnet and Llano counties of some stations temporarily closing and others running out of certain grades of fuel prompted a “run on gas” by motorists concerned about the limited availability of the resource in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People have reported long lines at several […]

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Hurricane Harvey damage on the Texas Gulf Coast. Courtesy photo

Here’s how to help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

As Highland Lakes residents look for ways to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, several area organizations, businesses, and groups are offering those opportunities. (more…)

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Dozens of firefighters, including four from Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Fire Rescue, were deployed from College Station on Aug. 29 to an area north of Houston to assist with rescue efforts connected to catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls fire crews assist with Harvey rescues

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — State officials deployed a strike team Aug. 29 that includes Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay firefighters to assist with rescue operations in the Houston area in the wake of the catastrophic effects related to Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County is one of several state parks open for free to Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Staff photo by Jared Fields

State parks open for free to Hurricane Harvey evacuees

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Texas state parks, including those in the Highland Lakes, are open for free to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott announced. Parks open to evacuees in the Highland Lakes are Colorado Bend State Park, Inks Lake State Park, and Pedernales Falls State Park. (more…)

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Four members of the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Darryl Miller and firefighters Joey Wittenburg, Josh Fry, and Cody Young, are headed to the Houston area to help with rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey caused catastropic flooding over the weekend. The Kingsland VFD Auxiliary is collecting items for flood and hurricane victims. Photo courtesy of Kingsland VFD and Auxiliary

Highland Lakes mobilizes for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FOR A MORE COMPLETE LIST OF HOW TO HELP HARVEY VICTIMS, CLICK HERE.   KINGSLAND — As Amanda Barnett looked at images of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation of the Texas coast, her heart sank. “I’ve been watching all of this, and my heart is broken,” Barnett said. “My favorite place on Earth […]

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Hurricane Harvey's path

PEC on standby as Harvey could bring bad weather, outages

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Gulf Coast residents aren’t the only Texans paying attention to Hurricane Harvey. Meteorologists are predicting Harvey will bring severe weather to parts of Central Texas. In response, Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews are prepared to be called in case members lose power. (more…)

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Hurricane Harvey's projected path.

Hurricane Harvey’s path prompts flood warning east of Highland Lakes

STAFF REPORTS MATAGORDA BAY — Residents in the Highland Lakes are keeping their eyes to the skies as Hurricane Harvey could potentially bring soaking weather conditions to Central Texas. (more…)

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Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano crews were able to shut down a damaged sewer line that was leaking domestic wastewater into Oatman Creek after heavy rainfall Aug. 7 caused flooding that apparently broke the line. (more…)

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Llano warns residents after 150,000 gallons of wastewater spills into creek

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LLANO — City of Llano officials estimate about 150,000 gallons of domestic wastewater spilled into Oatman Creek, which feeds the Llano River, after a storm Aug. 7 dumped 7-7½ inches of water on the creek, causing a break in the wastewater line. (more…)

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Storm dumps 7 inches on Highland Lakes and raises Llano River

Storm dumps 7 inches on Highland Lakes and raises Llano River

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A storm front that moved across the Highland Lakes early Aug. 7 dropped as much as 7 inches of rain on some parts of the area. According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, a little over 6 inches fell at its hydromet station on the Llano River in Llano since […]

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Cooler Highland Lakes weather should last two weeks — maybe longer

Cooler Highland Lakes weather should last two weeks — maybe longer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There’s a saying about Texas weather: If you don’t like it, well, just wait a minute because it will change. After suffering through one of the hottest stretches of summer during the week of July 23 with highs in the triple digits, expect a nicer, “cooler” week, according to […]

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Swimmers cool off at the Devil’s Waterhole in Inks Lake State Park. With temperatures and heat indices in the triple-digits this week, a Highland Lakes swimming hole is the perfect place to beat the heat. Check out a list of places to swim at 101HighlandLakes.com/swimming-holes. Staff photo by Jared Fields

It’s a hotter-than-usual July for Central Texas

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Yes, it’s Texas, and yes, it’s July so, yes, it’s hot. But weather experts have indicated the next several days could send the mercury well above what is normal for Central Texas this time of year. (more…)

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Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

Hazardous Weather Warning has Highland Lakes above triple-digits

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Concerns about a rising heat index have prompted emergency officials to send out a warning and offer advice to avoid dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences. (more…)

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Take care outside June 30 as heat index expected to be in the 100s

Take care outside June 30 as heat index expected to be in the 100s

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The National Weather Service has issued a special weather alert June 30 for much of Central Texas, including the Highland Lakes, because of expected high heat index values. (more…)

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Hot and dry conditions heighten fire danger this July 4 holiday

Hot and dry conditions heighten fire danger this July 4 holiday

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET —As Highland Lakes residents experience more days with triple-digit temperatures, fire officials have sent out a warning to Independence Day revelers about the potential fire danger. (more…)

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High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

High winds, heavy rain pelt Llano and the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER LLANO — High winds and heavy rain whipped through parts of the Highland Lakes and Llano on March 28, causing several thousands of dollars in damage along with temporary power outages. Officials warn more severe weather could be on the way. (more…)

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Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As the thermometer inches up toward spring-like conditions, a dry, cool front is expected Feb. 8 to move in and potentially raise the risk of wildfires. (more…)

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