Contributed CASI Highland Lakes Pod officers involved in the Howdy-Roo include, bottom row from lett, Nance Griffin, Kim Hiley, Melba Westerman and Ken Jarosz. Back row are Doc Kinnison, Elton Hilley, Johnny Campbell, Fred Westerman, Craig Schlicke, Ruby Ross and Carrie Kinnison.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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By Lew K. Cohn The Highlander Managing Editor   If you've never been to a Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, well, as they say on one infamous commercial, “Neighor, well that's too long.” The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Highland Lakes Pod will host its 45th... + continue reading

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Evelyn Turner, 99, blows out the birthday candle for the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash opening Saturday, April 23-24.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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By Glynis Crawford Smitih The Highlander At least 2,000 guests joined in the festival celebrating the anniversary of the City of Granite Shoals on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.  Evelyn Turner, 99, was the honored guest to blow out the birthday candle for the Granite Shoals 50th Year... + continue reading
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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The Llano County Historical Society will be able to purchase new climate control equipment and lighting for its facility thanks to an $18,096 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Llano. The historical society will buy two new air conditioners and two... + continue reading
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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The City of Cottonwood Shores will soon have a new police patrol vehicle thanks to a $19,100 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The new patrol vehicle will help the city schedule officers and improve response time to emergency... + continue reading

Dale Schwartz stands with his Purple Heart Service Medal and a Certification of Appreciation presented by Bill Worley from the VFW Post 10376.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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By Christi Bertelson Burnet Bulletin   Walter Schwartz was determined one way or another to see his younger brother Edward Dale Schwartz receive the Purple Heart service medal for his time in the Korean War. “He was supposed to have gotten it in 1958, but all his paperwork along with... + continue reading

Contributed CASI Highland Lakes Pod officers involved in the Howdy-Roo include, bottom row from lett, Nance Griffin, Kim Hiley, Melba Westerman and Ken Jarosz. Back row are Doc Kinnison, Elton Hilley, Johnny Campbell, Fred Westerman, Craig Schlicke, Ruby Ross and Carrie Kinnison.

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Evelyn Turner, 99, blows out the birthday candle for the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash opening Saturday, April 23-24.

Dale Schwartz stands with his Purple Heart Service Medal and a Certification of Appreciation presented by Bill Worley from the VFW Post 10376.

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04/28/2016
BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS Two area women were injured when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Ranch Road 1431 and Highland Drive on Thursday, April 28 at 3:10 p.m. Law enforcement on scene said the wreck occurred when the driver of a Ford SUV stopped at the stop... + continue reading
04/25/2016
Although local skies should remain mostly sunny, waterfront residents and travelers need to remain on alert along the Highland Lakes. A ridge of high pressure, strengthening across Texas will create sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, here, mostly through Saturday, according to Bob Rose,... + continue reading

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Contributed CASI Highland Lakes Pod officers involved in the Howdy-Roo include, bottom row from lett, Nance Griffin, Kim Hiley, Melba Westerman and Ken Jarosz. Back row are Doc Kinnison, Elton Hilley, Johnny Campbell, Fred Westerman, Craig Schlicke, Ruby Ross and Carrie Kinnison.
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By Lew K. Cohn The Highlander Managing Editor   If you've never been to a Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, well, as they say on one infamous commercial, “Neighor, well that's too long.” The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Highland Lakes Pod will host its 45th... + continue reading

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER Evelyn Turner, 99, blows out the birthday candle for the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash opening Saturday, April 23-24.
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By Glynis Crawford Smitih The Highlander At least 2,000 guests joined in the festival celebrating the anniversary of the City of Granite Shoals on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.  Evelyn Turner, 99, was the honored guest to blow out the birthday candle for the Granite Shoals 50th Year... + continue reading
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The Llano County Historical Society will be able to purchase new climate control equipment and lighting for its facility thanks to an $18,096 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Llano. The historical society will buy two new air conditioners and two... + continue reading
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By Mark Goodson/The Highlander TJ Stephenson will try to better his personal best of 12 feet and six inches in the pole vault at Thursday's area round track meet at Marble Falls High School.
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By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor Marble Falls had eight girls competing in 10 events at Thursday’s area round track and field championships at Mustang Stadium. Three Mustang boys will... + continue reading

By Mark Goodson/The Highlander Leo Manzano and retired Marble Falls High School coach Kyle Futrell were at the opening of the Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail last May. Manzano won nine state medals in his track and cross country career at Marble Falls High School.
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Mark Goodson/The Highlander Summer Riley earned a 3-2 win over Leander Tuesday night. Riley scattered seven hits and gave up two runs over six innings. Logan Hulon got the save, retiring three straight batters in the seventh inning.
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GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER A chance to tour the Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road, is an attraction for anyone interested in the granite mining industry, geology or history. Multi-level parking will become a music stage and a concourse for booths of crafts, food and games.
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By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander The most impressive landmark along all 67 miles of Ranch to Marlet Road 1431 is right here in Burnet County on the promontory above the City of... + continue reading

CONTRIBUTED The City of Granite Shoals awarded a $23,063 grant to for a new rainwater catchment system by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) from the Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Shirley King, Granite Shoals mayor pro tem; Diana Gonzales, PEC representative; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Dennis Maier, former Granite Shoals mayor; Donna Maier, master gardener and chairwoman of the Beautification Advisory Group; Peggy Smith, assistant city manager; Mayor Carl Brugger; and Ken Nickel, city manager.
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CONTRIBUTED A grant for $22,256 is awarded to the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services ) for new CPR equipment by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation on Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Pamela Gower, emergency medical technician paramedic; Zack Norred, EMS captain; Robyn Richter, EMS board president; Heidi Braun, EMS board vice president; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Candy Schlicke, nationally registered paramedic; Karen Marshall, PEC representative; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Johnny Campbell, EMS executive director; Sarah Paige, paramedic; Kevin Naumann, EMS operations director; and Willy Fischler, paramedic.
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Highlander Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn met Nile Rodgers of CHIC at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday, April 19, after he opened for Duran Duran.
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By LEW K. COHN The Highlander Managing Editor   The news from the doctor was devastating, said Nile Rodgers, lead guitarist and founder of seminal disco/dance band CHIC. Rodgers found out in... + continue reading