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A satellite image of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the Texas coast in August 2017 during a year of extreme weather. Is it an anomaly or a sign of things to come? Courtesy photo

Is extreme weather in extended forecast? Meteorologist presents program

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc on the Texas Gulf Coast followed by Hurricane Irma ravaging Puerto Rico, Florida, and parts of the southeast, 2017 closed as a year of extreme weather events. (more…)

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Several Texas sheriffs, including those from Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties, are collecting supplies and food to deliver and serve meals to first responders in Aransas County in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Pictured at the Lampasas County Courthouse Annex are Coryell County Chief Deputy Mark Wilcox (left), Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds, Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos, Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill, Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd, and Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams. Courtesy photo

Local sheriffs join forces to cook for Harvey first responders

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAMPASAS — Area sheriff’s offices have joined forces to collect donations and supplies for an upcoming trip to Aransas County, where they will cook hot meals for first responders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos has organized the effort with sheriffs and staff from counties including […]

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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 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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