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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted September 5, 2014
Shoppers can save a little cash this weekend. Retailers are not required to collect state and local sales tax on footwear and clothing priced under $100 from August 8 through August 10, as well as school supplies and some backpacks. The Texas Legislature created the annual sales tax holiday in 1999, and expanded it in 2007 to include school supplies and certain backpacks.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
The Highland Lakes Democratic Women (HLDW) welcomed Linda Young to their luncheon on July 24. Ms. Young’s organization, the National Women’s Political Caucus, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political field and public life, as well as creating equality, regardless of gender. She spoke of her political history, the formation of her organization, the need to bring good reason and good facts into public discussion, and reminded ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
It’s almost the end of summer. Labor Day is regarded as the unofficial end of summer, and many people make it a big party weekend. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly holiday when it comes to impaired driving. It’s time to get serious about enforcement of impaired driving. This year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired-driving enforcement crackdown will be conducted from August 15 through Labor Day, September 1.
Posted August 1, 2014
On Friday, the Lower Colorado River Authority will begin extensive boat and land patrols along the Highland Lakes to crack down on people who take water from the lakes without a valid contract. In an interview Tuesday, John Hofmann, Executive Vice President of Water at LCRA, said there will be no adverse repercussions for people who voluntarily contact the LCRA and sign a contract to pay for the water they use in the future, even if they have been previously pumping water from the lakes without ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
(SAN ANGELO) -- The Sheep and Goat Predator Management Board will mail ballots this week to elect three producers to represent sheep and goat raisers in its 111-county area. In addition there will be a vote to set the refundable assessment to $1.00 per head. Ballots must be returned to the Board office by the midnight July 31 deadline.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Music, games and entertainment will be combined with two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing for the Night In Old Fredericksburg weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, while the Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Gillespie Count ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
On July 10, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of 2 new cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in horses in Bastrop and Travis counties in Central Texas. One premise is located 2 miles east of Webberville, TX in Travis County; the other premise is located 4 miles east of Webberville in Bastrop County.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
Fifty Rio Grande wild turkeys sporting shiny and colored leg bracelets are roaming the woods this spring in Llano and Mason counties. Some have designer backpacks and state-of- the-art electronics. They are not trying to be fashion statements; they are participants in a high-tech information exchange. Earlier this year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists working closely with local landowners trapped, tagged and outfitted these birds with GPS tracking devices for Rio Grande wild tu ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
On Tuesday, June 10, at approximately 12:22pm, officers with the Horsesehoe Bay Police Department responded to a call of an aggravated assault which had just occurred at 105 Harbor Light in Horseshoe Bay. According to HSB Chief of Police Bill Lane, officers found two victims upon arrival, both of which were badly injured from what appeared to be a stabbing.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
The Fredericksburg members of the Hill Country CattleWomen will host the June 17, 2014 meeting. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. Social will begin at 10:00 am, the meeting will begin at 10:30 followed by our speaker and lunch. Cost for the meeting will be $18.00, and reservations should be made to Janis Stiefel at 325-622-4327 or e-mail before June 10, 2014.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 30, 2014
On Friday, May 16, Baylor Scott & White Hospital – Marble Falls “topped-out” the building structure on its 46-bed acute care hospital in Marble Falls. The milestone was marked with the traditional placing of a tree at the highest level of the structure. Measuring 188,000-square-feet, the four-story facility represents the collaborative work of the General Contractor, Medco Construction and Architect & Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Group.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 30, 2014
Acclaimed by Lucinda Williams, enlisted by Alejandro Escovedo, and nurtured by Lyle Lovett, singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez has rapidly emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the roots-rock scene. Carrie Rodriguez and Luke Jacobs will perform at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas, Saturday June 21 at 7:00PM. In 2001 Rodriguez met veteran songwriter Chip Taylor (“Wild Thing,” “Angel of the Morning”) who soon had Rodriguez touring and recording, and encouraged her to sing ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
A Burnet County jury found Bruce Wayne Harkey guilty on two counts of Capital Murder after deliberating for less than an hour on Tuesday, April 29. Presiding Judge Allan Garret of the 33rd Judicial District Court immediately sentenced Harkey to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole, as required by Texas law governing Capital Murder cases where the death penalty is not pursued.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 7, 2014
In the middle of Lake Buchanan there’s a special spot that has been covered in water for 77 years, yet it holds amazing and unusual rare-earth mineral specimens. Our speaker, Frank Roberts, had the rare opportunity to explore it last summer and will “show and tell” the amazing, radioactive, nine pound specimen crystal of Gadolinite along with other unusual Pegmatite specimens and the history of “The Hill”.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 7, 2014
A book signing for Brady author Harold Byler’s new book, “Bluebonnets and Rattlesnakes” will be held in Pontotoc at the Pontotoc Vineyards Tasting Room from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 10th. Autographed copies will be available for purchase. This 444-page book documents the interesting history of Pontotoc, Texas, with stories and photographs of day-to-day life in the early town and surrounding ranches.