Saturday, October 20, 2018
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        A body found near Circle Drive near Kingsland on Lake LBJ during Tuesday's flooding has been identified as a woman who went missing in Llano River flooding in Junction nearly three weeks ago. The Travis County Medical Examiner has identifed the body as... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Flood waters on Oct. 16 damaged the Marble Falls water plant, prompting city officials to enact stage 5 water use restrictions and a boil water notice.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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      Editor's Note: As of noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, the city of Marble Falls has rescinded the public boil water notice. Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • About 72 hours after flooding, Marble Falls city officials have lifted recommended limits on... + continue reading

Larry Gutzler/Channel Oaks
Flood waters submerged several homes Oct. 16 on Lake Marble Falls including the Gutzler property in the 100 Block of Elizabeth Drive in Channel Oaks just off RR 2147 West between Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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        By Richard Zowie The Highlander In Central Texas, where the Llano and Pedernales Rivers flow into the Colorado River and where many cities are built near or around the rivers, heavy rains often result in floods. The recent floods caused the Llano... + continue reading

Contributed/Cory Evans, Inks Lake State Park
The Inks Lake State Park Store is quickly surrounded by water after eight flood gates at Buchanan Dam are opened Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17. Waters quickly filled Inks Lake over its normal level after the opening of the gates, prompting the closure of the park and its entry road, Park Road 4 for the time being.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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        By Savanna Gregg Staff Writer The Highlander After buckets of rain filled the Colorado and Llano Rivers on Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Lower Colorado River Authority made the decision to open eight flood gates at Buchanan Dam to release much of the... + continue reading

Tony, Megan, and Elijah Flores live in River Oaks in Kingsland and were evacuated by FEMA at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. They live near the collapsed 2900 bridge. They spent Tuesday at the Kingsland Community Center, where a shelter was established.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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      By Savanna Gregg Staff Writer The Highlander As rains began to slow and waters from Tuesday's flood recede from many homes in Burnet and Llano Counties, the need for shelter and supplies for displaced residents and first responders continues to grow.... + continue reading
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The City of Horseshoe Bay has returned to 100 percent water production capacity. Citizens may begin to utilize water for full domestic use and cleanup operations. Currently, there are some residents and locations who are encountering slightly discolored water issues. This discoloration is... + continue reading

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Eleven years ago, I decided to leave the comfy confines of community journalism for corporate America, taking a job with healthcare insurer Cigna in Denison, Texas, as a customer service representative. My move was sparked by a desire to be closer to my children, who were getting older and more... + continue reading
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Connie Swinney Staff Writer • Did you hear “the newslady” works for The Highlander again? How cliché! It's such a cliché but there's no other way to describe it. I've come full circle. Twenty years ago, I wrote for the paper-of-record overlooking a... + continue reading

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        A body found near Circle Drive near Kingsland on Lake LBJ during Tuesday's flooding has been identified as a woman who went missing in Llano River flooding in Junction nearly three weeks ago. The Travis County Medical Examiner has identifed the body as... + continue reading

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Flood waters on Oct. 16 damaged the Marble Falls water plant, prompting city officials to enact stage 5 water use restrictions and a boil water notice.

10/19/2018 - 0 comment(s)
      Editor's Note: As of noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, the city of Marble Falls has rescinded the public boil water notice. Connie Swinney • Staff Writer • About 72 hours after flooding, Marble Falls city officials have lifted recommended limits on... + continue reading

Larry Gutzler/Channel Oaks
Flood waters submerged several homes Oct. 16 on Lake Marble Falls including the Gutzler property in the 100 Block of Elizabeth Drive in Channel Oaks just off RR 2147 West between Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls.

10/19/2018 - 0 comment(s)
        By Richard Zowie The Highlander In Central Texas, where the Llano and Pedernales Rivers flow into the Colorado River and where many cities are built near or around the rivers, heavy rains often result in floods. The recent floods caused the Llano... + continue reading

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Burnet County Sheriff's Lt. Grayson Floyd, left, celebrates his accomplishments with his wife, Liv, after winning the gold in the powerlifting competitions of the 2018 Texas Police Games.

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By Savanna Gregg The Highlander Last week, Lt. Grayson Floyd represented the Burnet County Sheriff's Office in the 2018 Police Games at the Fort Worth Training Academy. After lifting a... + continue reading

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Three Marble Falls senior softball players competed in the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Game in San Marcos. The Gold Team won, 9-7. (From left), Elicia Gonzales received the MVP award for the gold team with two doubles
and four RBIs. Also with her on the team were Summer Riley, Jaden DeLeon and Coach Tim Richter.

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Cody Owens will take his rodeo skills to the national level, later this month, in North Dakota.

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By Savanna Gregg The Highlander The memory of Marble Falls resident and well-respected physician Dr. Ivan Shepperd will forever hold a spot in the hearts of the members of the community he... + continue reading

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Lerin Lockwood's invention, the Lion Latch, comes from her lifelong love of alliteration and helps people not to lose valuable items. Lions are also her favorite animal.

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Eleven years ago, I decided to leave the comfy confines of community journalism for corporate America, taking a job with healthcare insurer Cigna in Denison, Texas, as a customer service... + continue reading

Bob Costas speaks to UT students and faculty while giving the ninth annual Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism at Moody College of Communications.

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