More revealed about potential new Marble Falls City Hall

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Details of a potential new Marble Falls City Hall emerged April 17 during the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting. (more…)

A Good Start nonprofit helps young adults needing direction

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON It seemed incomprehensible to Jimena Ibanez Martinez that young adults with so much potential would settle for low-wage jobs and little prospect of improving the quality of their lives. Yet, she saw it several times across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

Local Masters swimmers qualify for National Senior Games

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Three Highland Lakes Masters swimmers are golden after their performances at the Texas Senior Games in San Antonio on April 6. (more…)

Burnet County’s crisis intervention officers saving money, and potentially, lives

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two Burnet County crisis intervention officers saved the county about $55,000 in a year with jail diversions for people in mental health crises, thanks to a partnership with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. (more…)

Burnet and Llano track athletes advance to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS It’s on to Kingsville and the regional meet for a batch of Llano and Burnet track-and-field athletes after they took care of business at the District 27 and 28 area meet. (more…)

Front could bring hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS A severe thunderstorm that could include large, damaging hail appears to have the Highland Lakes in its path. (more…)

New MFHS football coach had stints in Lockhart, Liberty Hill

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seconds after the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of Brian Herman as the new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator April 15, Herman, his wife, Nicole, and their children, Faith, Isabella, and Brody, walked up to the podium. (more…)

Falls on the Colorado Museum seeking new members

The Falls on the Colorado Museum is holding its membership drive for 2019. The Marble Falls facility is celebrating its 20th year, thanks in large part to the support of current and past members, according to a museum media release. (more…)

Marble Falls has included a potential new City Hall in its five-year Capital Improvement Plan. During the city’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting April 17, more details were presented about how a future move might affect downtown. File photo

More revealed about potential new Marble Falls City Hall

18 April 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Details of a potential new Marble Falls City Hall emerged April 17 during the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting. (more…)

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Jimena Ibanez Martinez (right), the executive director of A Good Start, explains the role the nonprofit organization hopes to play in the Highland Lakes. The program gives young adults, ages 19-29, a place to find resources, mentoring, and support to help them advance their educational and career goals. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

A Good Start nonprofit helps young adults needing direction

18 April 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON It seemed incomprehensible to Jimena Ibanez Martinez that young adults with so much potential would settle for low-wage jobs and little prospect of improving the quality of their lives. Yet, she saw it several times across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Masters swimmers Craig Magerkurth (left), Thom Fairleigh, and Jim Cole sport a collection of medals they won at the 30th annual Texas Senior Games in San Antonio on April 6. Magerkurth and Cole qualified for the National Senior Games, which are June 14-25 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Local Masters swimmers qualify for National Senior Games

18 April 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Three Highland Lakes Masters swimmers are golden after their performances at the Texas Senior Games in San Antonio on April 6. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd (left) stands with Deputy Mike Sorenson, who was awarded Officer of the Year in the department earlier this year by the Hill Country 100 Club. Sorenson is one of two Burnet County Crisis Intervention Team officers who, in the past year, saved the county $55,000 by working with people in mental health crises to divert them out of the criminal justice system and into getting needed help. Photo courtesy Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

Burnet County’s crisis intervention officers saving money, and potentially, lives

17 April 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two Burnet County crisis intervention officers saved the county about $55,000 in a year with jail diversions for people in mental health crises, thanks to a partnership with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. (more…)

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Burnet’s Jaxson Denton (left) and Cameron Guenter-Long finished sixth in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:33.16 at the District 27 and 28 area track meet April 15 at Liberty Hill High School. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet and Llano track athletes advance to regional meet

17 April 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS It’s on to Kingsville and the regional meet for a batch of Llano and Burnet track-and-field athletes after they took care of business at the District 27 and 28 area meet. (more…)

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Burnet High School girls basketball player Emma Lewis (seated) signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Southwestern University in Georgetown during a ceremony April 12 at Burnet High School with Lady Dawg coaches Lacy Parker (standing, left), head coach Rick Gates, and Chelsea Sivells. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Stat-loving Emma Lewis of Burnet beats odds with signing

17 April 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO For someone who loves statistics, Burnet High School girls’ basketball player Emma Lewis never considered the odds of playing in college. Nevertheless, she signed a National Letter of Intent on April 12 to play at Southwestern University in Georgetown. (more…)

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Weather

Front could bring hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes

16 April 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS A severe thunderstorm that could include large, damaging hail appears to have the Highland Lakes in its path. (more…)

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Brian Herman

New MFHS football coach had stints in Lockhart, Liberty Hill

16 April 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seconds after the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of Brian Herman as the new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator April 15, Herman, his wife, Nicole, and their children, Faith, Isabella, and Brody, walked up to the podium. (more…)

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