The defining moments in our lives are those that forever characterize who we are, and how we respond to them will define who we become in our families, communities and our nation. One of those defining periods was World War II; a war that brought nations together but also divided countries as…
Llano County officials paved the way for the renaming of the RM 2900 bridge with an unveiling on Saturday, Oct. 10, in honor of a family which molded youth through competitive water skiing and entertained thousands of people during Kingsland AquaBoom. Signs for The Enloe Memorial Bridge were…
Starting today, Wednesday, Oct. 14, residents in Burnet and Llano counties can once again belly up to the bar at their favorite watering hole — provided they follow certain precautions. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week, leaving it up to county judges to decide if bars in…
Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election began Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Friday, Oct. 30, in both Burnet and Llano counties. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, turnout is expected to be high since this year marks a presidential election year and there is a U.S. Senate…
In August, firefighters from 18 area fire departments heeded the call and rushed to the rescue to save The Trails subdivision in Horseshoe Bay and the neighboring Blue Lake community from a wildfire. Last week, it was the community’s turn to repay the favor as representatives from these…
As if I didn’t have enough reasons to hate 2020, Tuesday, Oct. 6, brought news which genuinely shook me to my very core. My favorite guitarist of all-time — the legendary Eddie Van Halen — succumbed to cancer at the age of 65. I had spent the entire day working on The Highlander’s sister newspaper…
Fred J. Crooks passed away on October 4, 2020 at the age of 88. Fred was born in Bertram, Texas, on September 25, 1932. He is survived by his two children Tony Crooks of Austin, Joellen (Crooks) Gates of Buda, twin grandchildren Jenna and Mollie, his wife, her children and family. Fred grew up…
The Bulldog cross country teams traveled to McGregor on Saturday and ran some of their best races this year. The Burnet boys team captured an overall team gold taking first place with 44 points while competing against eight teams. Second place went to Rockdale with 56 points, followed by Gateway in…
The BHS volleyball teams wrapped-up the first round of district play last Tuesday hosting Taylor. Burnet’s girls played fantastic and completed a three-match sweep over the visiting Ducks giving the girls in green momentum heading into the second round. “We were able to get the sweep against…
It was no secret how important a win was for either team when the Burnet Bulldogs traveled to Fredericksburg to face the Billies on Friday night. When the Bulldogs grinded out a 21-6 victory, their fans were showing them the love. It wasn’t all pretty, but from the minute our boys stepped on the…
On Friday September 18, 2020, Patricia Everett went to heaven. She left behind her husband, of 59 years, Billy Don and sons, Devin and wife Stacy and Paul and grandchildren Samantha, Kellen, Don Paul and Parker. Pat graduated from Odessa High School in 1960. She moved to San Saba where she and…
The defining moments in our lives are those that forever characterize who we are, and how we…
Five of the six Burnet County municipalities who receive sales tax allocations benefitted from…
Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election began Tuesday, Oct. 13, and continues through Friday,…
While the Highland Lakes, the state and the nation may still be dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nov. 3 general election is just three weeks away and there are plenty of races remaining on the ballot to catch voters’ attention.
Llano County officials paved the way for the renaming of the RM 2900 bridge with an unveiling on Saturday, Oct. 10, in honor of a family which molded youth…
Starting today, Wednesday, Oct. 14, residents in Burnet and Llano counties can once again belly up to the bar at their favorite watering hole — provided they…
In August, firefighters from 18 area fire departments heeded the call and rushed to the rescue to save The Trails subdivision in Horseshoe Bay and the…
It was no secret how important a win was for either team when the Burnet Bulldogs traveled to Fredericksburg to face the Billies on Friday night. When the…
The BHS volleyball teams wrapped-up the first round of district play last Tuesday hosting Taylor. Burnet’s girls played fantastic and completed a three-match…
The Bulldog cross country teams traveled to McGregor on Saturday and ran some of their best races this year. The Burnet boys team captured an overall team gold…
Fred J. Crooks passed away on October 4, 2020 at the age of 88. Fred was born in Bertram, Texas, on September 25, 1932. He is survived by his two children…
Macaria Burkhalter, 92, was born on February 28, 1928 in Bertram, Texas. She passed on October 5, 2020 at the Oaks Nursing Center in Burnet. Macaria resided…
On February 11, 1938, Charles Thrasher Allen was born in Slaton, Texas to parents Mary Jane Ott Allen and George Scott Allen Sr. The Allens moved to Missouri…
Larry Wayne Mays, 66, of Lampasas, passed away on September 29, 2020, in his home after a difficult battle with cancer. A graveside funeral service will be…
On Friday September 18, 2020, Patricia Everett went to heaven. She left behind her husband, of 59 years, Billy Don and sons, Devin and wife Stacy and Paul and…