Colt Hamlets poetry group helping boys manage emotions

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After a few weeks into the regular lunch bunch poetry group, known as the Colt Hamlets, campus counselor Christina DeLoach decided they needed to skip a meeting. The program was completely voluntary, and so no grade held in the balance. (more…)

Marble Falls council discusses Avenue N bridge, wastewater treatment plant expansion

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is eyeing a possible partnership with the city of Meadowlakes to apply for a federal grant to build a bridge on Avenue N. Marble Falls officials could present the idea of the two entities applying for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the City Council […]

Landowners, volunteers wade into riparian restoration effort

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the cooler temperatures March 2 were enough to send some people inside, a number of folks rolled up their sleeves, and pants legs, sowed seeds, and planted vegetation along a stretch of Sandy Creek. (more…)

Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting applications for grants

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Highland Lakes Legacy Fund is accepting applications for its 2019 Community Fund Grant Cycle. (more…)

State of Texas sues Double Horn over recent incorporation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The future of the newest city in Texas is in doubt. The state of Texas, through Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed a lawsuit against the city of Double Horn on March 1. (more…)

Small Business Administration closing local flood victim outreach offices

FROM STAFF REPORTS U.S. Small Business Administration officials announced they are closing the Disaster Loan Outreach Offices in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

Vintage Burnet aircraft getting fresh coats of paint in project

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Four static display aircraft at the Burnet Municipal Airport are getting a major makeover in the coming weeks. (more…)

Granite Shoals extends deadline for youth soccer field at Highland Lakes Elementary

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Soccer enthusiasts looking to get on the pitch at Highland Lakes Elementary School later this year might have to wait an additional 12 months after the city of Granite Shoals extended a timeline to build youth fields at the campus. (more…)

Speech language pathologist Amy Mandaville and other physical and occupational therapists are leading the BIG and LOUD Crowd, a free physical and voice exercise program for Parkinson’s patients designed to help them stay mobile and heard. The program is 1-1:45 each Wednesday in the cycle studio at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 S. Water St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Parkinson’s patients encouraged to be big and loud at weekly exercise program

22 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seton Highland Lakes Rehabilitation wants Parkinson’s patients to be big and loud, and they’re helping people get there. (more…)

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Three members of the Colt Hamlets — Dempsey Evans (left), Gage Coleman, and Cadyn Jacobs — work on their poems with plans for a public reading Monday, March 25, at Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls. The Colt Hamlets currently consists of nine members who meet during lunch to work on poetry. The voluntary group was the brainchild of counselor Christina DeLoach as a way to help the boys learn better ways of managing their emotions. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Colt Hamlets poetry group helping boys manage emotions

22 March 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After a few weeks into the regular lunch bunch poetry group, known as the Colt Hamlets, campus counselor Christina DeLoach decided they needed to skip a meeting. The program was completely voluntary, and so no grade held in the balance. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls’s wastewater treatment plant is operating at 75 percent of capacity. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the city must begin planning and designing for expansion. The city approved a contract for engineering services and has a timetable for future construction to begin in 2021. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls council discusses Avenue N bridge, wastewater treatment plant expansion

21 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is eyeing a possible partnership with the city of Meadowlakes to apply for a federal grant to build a bridge on Avenue N. Marble Falls officials could present the idea of the two entities applying for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the City Council […]

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Steve Nelle, a natural resource specialist, explained to volunteers gathered March 2 on private property along Sandy Creek how riparian plants can stabilize creek banks and trap sediment. About 25 people attended the Hill Country Alliance’s Sandy Creek Riparian Field Day to learn about restoring riparian zones. Courtesy photo by Tyson Broad

Landowners, volunteers wade into riparian restoration effort

21 March 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the cooler temperatures March 2 were enough to send some people inside, a number of folks rolled up their sleeves, and pants legs, sowed seeds, and planted vegetation along a stretch of Sandy Creek. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting applications for grants

21 March 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Highland Lakes Legacy Fund is accepting applications for its 2019 Community Fund Grant Cycle. (more…)

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The state of Texas sued the city of Double Horn, claiming the recent incorporation of the city was invalid and failed to comply with statutory requirements. File photo

State of Texas sues Double Horn over recent incorporation

20 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The future of the newest city in Texas is in doubt. The state of Texas, through Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed a lawsuit against the city of Double Horn on March 1. (more…)

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Small Business Administration closing local flood victim outreach offices

Small Business Administration closing local flood victim outreach offices

20 March 2019

FROM STAFF REPORTS U.S. Small Business Administration officials announced they are closing the Disaster Loan Outreach Offices in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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Texas Green Blast is media blasting the four static aircraft on display at the Burnet Municipal Airport over the next couple weeks as part of the city’s Airport Static Display Restoration Project. The aircraft will be blasted with recycled crushed glass, coated with primer then painted to last for decades. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Vintage Burnet aircraft getting fresh coats of paint in project

19 March 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Four static display aircraft at the Burnet Municipal Airport are getting a major makeover in the coming weeks. (more…)

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