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LCRA directors vote to raise rates for firm water customers

LCRA directors vote to raise rates for firm water customers

The Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors Wednesday approved a one-year drought rate for  the utility’s firm water customers that will be approximately 16 percent higher than what they currently pay. The directors approved the rate increase, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015 and raises the price that…

County fire arson

County fire arson

By Erin Green Highland Lakes Newspapers A fire early Sunday in a Llano County subdivision has been found to be arson. Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said a fire broke out early Sunday morning at a home in the Blue Lakes subdivision on TX 71 near Horseshoe Bay, on Blue…

Experts: More May rain unlikely

Experts: More May rain unlikely

By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers After dropping anywhere from an inch or more in Marble Falls to over three inches in Cherokee, Monday night’s storm may be our last chance at significant rainfall for a while, meteorologists said. Cory Vanpelt, forecaster at the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio office,…

Fraser derides water meetings as ‘window dressing’

Fraser derides water meetings as ‘window dressing’

The Lower Colorado River Authority’s new leadership team’s public relations effort seemingly has paid dividends with Highland Lakes stakeholders expressing optimism that their concerns are being heard and acknowledged to a greater degree after years of frustration in their efforts to bring about better management of the water in the…

Texas composer’s marker rededicated

Texas composer’s marker rededicated

Marble Falls City Council, Chamber and community members and descendants attended the Oscar J. Fox memorial marker rededication ceremony on Saturday near La Quinta Inn & Suites. Burnet County Historical Commission Chairman Caryl Calsyn opened up the ceremony by describing the journey of the marker, which had previously sat at…