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Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a state-­wide search for 4-­6 year old twin girls to play a series regular in a new HBO comedy pilot. This pilot, Mamma Dallas , is created by writer and director Mike White ( Enlightenment, School of Rock, Nacho Libre) and follows the story of ebullient and upbeat drag queen Liberty Bell, who leads an unpleasantly seedy life until she decides to turn it around with a conservative nannying gig that requires a little re-­invention and identity theft.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
In its continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of its electric distribution system, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has initiated a system-wide field inventory. The 12-month project, which began March 2014, is continuing through the Henly area. “The goal of this system inventory is to collect more comprehensive data that PEC will use to create accurate mapping information for all PEC facilities and equipment — from the PEC substation to a member’s meter,” PEC V ...
Thursday, February 5, 2015 • Updated February 19, 2015 3:48 PM • Photos
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – In an effort to obtain additional insight to use in monitoring droughts and managing floods, the Lower Colorado River Authority will look to space to get a better view of conditions below the Earth’s surface. LCRA has teamed up with The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences to collect soil moisture data as part of the Texas Soil Observation Network and NASA’s first Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015 • Photos
District Attorney Wiley B. “Sonny” McAfee said he is pleased with the first year’s progress of a grant that provides funds, which have created a Child Abuse Prosecution Unit. The grant serves Llano, Blanco and Burnett counties. McAfee handles felony criminal prosecutions for both the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts. Blanco County is in the 33rd district.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015 • Photos
Georgetown - Southwestern University received a $5.1 million gift to its endowment from Margaret S. Odiorne to fulfill the desire of her late husband, Truman J Odiorne, to establish a permanent scholarship fund for students from the Texas Hill Country in need of financial assistance. This gift represents one of Southwestern’s largest outright gifts.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
(Editor’s note: This is second of two articles on Rep. Jason Isaac’s [R-Dripping Springs] goals during the legislative session.) A growing state like Texas has many fiscal needs, but District 45 Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac would like lawmakers to find a different approach than merely running up debt. “My observation has been that we recognize a problem and we find a solution that includes some sort of debt,” Isaac said.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
The Highland Lakes chapter of the Texas Democratic Women will gather for the first luncheon of 2015 on Thursday, January 22nd. The gathering will take place at Hidden Falls Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Dr., in Meadowlakes community, Marble Falls. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. A short business meeting will be conducted at approximately 11:45 and a guest speaker introduced at noon. This month’s guest speakers are Annette Emery, a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Fiona McInally, ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Winter weather has arrived, with unseasonably cold fronts working through the Hill Country and more on the way. Winter temperatures can result in higher consumption of electricity because the difference between cold outdoor temperatures and heated indoor comfort is usually much larger than between outdoor temperatures and cooled indoor air in the summer.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Updated January 23, 2015 5:21 PM • Photos
(Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on Rep. Jason Isaac’s [R-Dripping Springs] goals during the legislative session. Part two will run next week.) Much of what a member of the Texas House of Representatives does is not particularly glamorous, but is absolute necessities to those within a representative district.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 • Posted January 2, 2015
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation reminds motorists that law enforcement will be out in force on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in an effort to reduce crashes and discourage drunk driving. “The New Year’s Eve holiday has historically been a dangerous time on our roadways,” said TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret).
Thursday, December 25, 2014 • Updated December 29, 2014 4:32 PM
At 7:00 am this Christmas Eve morning, Santa was spotted in Guam heading for Papua New Guinea. He has already delivered over 713,000,000 gifts to children. Track his location, play games, listen to music or watch movies at You can also follow Santa on his journey at Merry Christmas from Johnson City Record Courier.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
The 45th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting being held on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at 6 p.m., here at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. This tradition was started 45 years ago in the Hill Country community by President and Mrs. Johnson. This is a memorable family evening for all to experience the heritage of the Texas Hill Country and continue the legacy of Lyndon B.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
Jade Phillips Winters, a 2002 graduate of Lyndon B. Johnson High School, has been appointed as the Hill Country Region’s new Director of Medicine for Specialty Care for Baylor Scott and White. In her new role, Jade will oversee the Marble Falls Specialty Clinic practices, the Regional Contact Center, and any future specialty care expansion in the region.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Hill Country Memorial Hospice announces its cancer support group schedule for the fall. The Cancer Support Group meets weekly on Saturdays beginning Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. in the Brune Building at 808 Reuben St. in Fredericksburg. Support services are facilitated by HCM Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator, Christy Hargrove-Bourtin, M.A., who holds a master’s degree in pastoral counseling.