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Travis County PAC kicks off bond campaign

AUSTIN - On a sunny day, the low water crossing at Spicewood Springs Road is picturesque. But when it rains, the road is one of the first to flood. Travis County leaders want to address the issue by putting in a bridge, along with improving numerous other roads across the county. And they're asking

KVUE - 2017-09-21 23:46:23

September is Hunger Awareness Month in Burnet County; You Can Help

Though only about a year old, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance has already made an impact on the way food pantries and similar entities address hunger in the county. But it's not just the food pantries that are joining the effort. The alliance is a volunteer group of food pantries, churches, school

101HIGHLANDLAKES.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Llano County finalizes 2017-2018 financial decisions

Llano County commissioners adjusted the proposed 2018 budget downward by $1,748 before finally approving it, but only after no one showed up at a Monday, Sept. 11, hearing on the budget. The action sets the county's budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. It's $574,042 more than the budget se

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:18:34

Wags & Whiskers Gala coming Saturday

The Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) is busy putting the finishing touches on its second annual Wags & Whiskers Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6-10 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets priced at $50 each are still available to the public by calling HCHS directly at 512-793-546

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 21:49:17

State house to school house: new laws affect MFISD

The State of Texas has implemented new laws for public schools - including rules on school buses, bullying and graduation requirements - and area schools are working to get them implemented. Burnet County is home to two public school districts: Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) and Bu

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 20:56:40

Hospital nears $2.5 million in EDC reimbursements

Baylor Scott & White Hospital (BS&W) on Wednesday, Sept. 6, received an annual pay-out and a year's extension on a five-year jobs performance agreement with the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation (MFEDC). At a meeting of the MFEDC Board of Directors, a check for $229,820.58 was presented

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 20:48:52

Man rescued after fall from cliff in Spicewood

Travis County STAR Flight (KXAN Photo) SPICEWOOD, Texas (KXAN) - Emergency personnel rescued a man who was injured after he fell off a cliff in Spicewood Tuesday afternoon. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a man in his 20s fell 20 to 30 feet near the 1900 block of Curiosity Cave Road, around

KXAN - 2017-09-19 22:24:45

Fundraiser generates over $160,000 for local scholarships

Cary Johnson, surrounded by mariachis and his grandchildren, Lane, Whitney, and Wesley Whitehead, took a moment to relax during the fiesta at the Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser held last weekend at the Collins Rustic Ranch. The endowment was created in affiliation with the Hill Cou

BURNETBULLETIN.COM - 2017-09-20 19:58:50

Tips to Transition Your Makeup for the New Season

Kiss N' Makeup Karen Helton of Kiss N' Makeup joined us in the studio to help us make the cosmetic transition into the new season. Kiss N' Makeup is located at 4402 Burnet Road. You can contact them at (512) 388-1150. For more information go to https://www.kissnmakeup.com/. Sponsored by Kiss N' Ma

KXAN - 2017-09-19 21:43:33

Hill Country sheriffs band together to help Rockport-area

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) - A number of Hill Country sheriff's offices are banding together to make sure first responders In Aransas County have everything they need as they continue to work on recovery efforts. The Burnet County Sheriff's Office is coordinating efforts to gather donations and resources

KXAN - 2017-09-19 17:42:14

Nonprofit ACTS of Love Early Childhood Education Center helps teen parents pursue diplomas

Sara Dixon's days are filled with assignments and tests as her high school graduation approaches, though a local nonprofit has been helping by caring for her 8-month-old daughter, Scarlett Powell, while Dixon is in school. ACTS of Love Early Childhood Education Center is affiliated with ACTS Church

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 11:40:44

Boy Scouts may be the answer to helping parents get their sons out of the house

As parents of today worry about getting their children out of the house and away from their smart phones and iPads, at least where their boys are concerned, many families are finding an old solution to today's modern challenges: The Boy Scouts of America. Every Monday at 7 p.m., nearly 50 junior hig

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Giving Seniors an inside look with LISD Gold Tour

We are fortunate, in Leander ISD, to live in a community where residents love where they live. Many locals have enjoyed raising children who attended LISD schools and now enjoy retired life in the same home or neighborhood where they have resided for decades. As much as they have seen our landscape

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Austin Airport Installs Exhibition Centered On Key WWII Figure Adm. Chester W. Nimitz

AUSTIN, TX - An exhibit honoring area World War II key figure Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is currently on display at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Titled 50 Years in Fredericksburg, the exhibit in the East Airside Gallery (behind the Austin Article near Gate 8) will be shown until Dec. 31.

PATCH - 2017-09-21 21:13:06

Theater, comics: 9 things to do in Leander and Cedar Park this weekend, Sept. 22-24

5. Worth the trip: Alzheimer's walk takes place in Georgetown The 8th annual Williamson County Alzheimer's Texas Walk works to raise awareness about Alzheimer's. 8:30 a.m. Various prices. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow Street, Georgetown. 512-241-0420. www.txalz.org 6. Gold Star Families honored

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 19:32:31

Around Town: October 2017

Waco's Meals on Wheels is celebrating a major anniversary - 50 years as a local agency - and what better way to mark the milestone than through beautiful music. The organization will do just that at its annual Sweet Sounds fall fundraiser. This year Sweet Sounds will feature both the Baylor Symphony

WACOTRIB.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Leander man finds possible fossilized human bones in yard

Donald Johnson found unique rocks on his Leander property, the week of Sept. 11, 2017. One of the rocks looks like a fossilized human skull. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Kravets) LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) - Donald Johnson likes to look at the unique rocks in his back yard, but last week he found something that

KXAN - 2017-09-21 19:26:15

Slideshow: Akin Elementary debuts with K-5 students in Leander ISD

Akin Elementary School, the district's 26th elementary school, is located across from Stiles Middle School near the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Journey Parkway. The school opened to students in kindergarten through fifth grade Aug. 28. The campus is named after Monta Akin, who served as Le

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 12:40:19

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Seeks Help Finding Missing Weapons Bag (Updated)

UPDATE: A deputy's lost gun and ammunition was recovered after someone found the weapons bag and returned it to the sheriff's office. The bag was found in the middle of the road at the intersection of Lakeway Drive and Airport Road in Georgetown, Texas, officials said. From earlier: WILLIAMSON COUN

PATCH - 2017-09-21 06:33:17

Leander ISD $454.4 million bond aims to prepare for future growth in the school district

District voters heading to the polls in November will be able to approve or oppose Leander ISD's $454.4 million bond to help fund projects to prepare for growth in the school district as well as work on existing facilities. LISD's board of trustees called for the bond election Aug. 17 to meet the gr

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 12:30:46