Liberty Hill,

City considers solutions for wastewater treatment plant odor

Ongoing complaints of odors coming from the Liberty Hill wastewater treatment plant have prompted city officials to investigate potential solutions for mitigating those odors. The treatment plant has been open since 2006. An expansion project on the plant began approximately four years ago and is set to be finished in July. Backing up directly to the wastewater treatment is the Grayson subdivision, which first started building homes in 2017. Residents in that neighborhood have been complaining about the odors emitting from the plant since at least 2019.

Old Burnet Bealls to be City Hall

The city of Burnet inked a deal to purchase the old Bealls building on Polk Street for its new City Hall. Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said the city closed on the building Wednesday, June 16, and now owns it. “We paid $1 million for the building and anticipate that...
Horseshoe Bay,

Horseshoe Bay clears way for possible townhouse/cottage development

The Horseshoe Bay City Council paved the way for a new development of cottages or townhomes after approving a zoning change. At their June 15 meeting, councilors voted to rezone about 27 acres in the 11000 block of FM 2147 to allow for more flexible residential development. The action allows for single-family and duplex housing, cottages, and townhouses. However, it prohibits apartments.
Burnet County,

Burnet County Jail bookings for June 11-17

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 11-17, 2021, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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Community Impact Austin

Dripping Springs and Driftwood business news: Dreamland gets disc golf, new dog grooming business gets closer to opening and more

See the latest business news from the Dripping Springs and Driftwood areas, including the reopening of a renovated event space at Desert Door distillery. 1. Burke Center for Youth, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic experiences and treatment services to young men and boys as well as foster and adoption services to Texas children, will celebrate the opening of a new dormitory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 9. The Burke Center raised $3.1 million over three years to build the new Founders Hall at its ranch property, 20800 FM 150, Driftwood. The new facility will provide an individual bedroom for boys in the Texas adoption and foster system who stay at the ranch. 512-858-4258.
Cottonwood Shores,

Cottonwood Shores opens right-of-ways for water, sewer lines

The city of Cottonwood Shores took action that could lead to almost a half-million dollars in water and wastewater improvements with no hit to its budget. The City Council authorized City Manager J.C. Hughes to sign five pending utility installation agreements with developers during the June 17 meeting. This will allow those developers and potential property buyers to use the city’s right-of-ways to install water and wastewater lines to lots at no cost to Cottonwood Shores.
Liberty Hill,

Downtown COVID testing site still open

Anyone passing by Water Tower Parking Lot on Loop 332 in downtown Liberty Hill can clearly see the blue banner flapping in the breeze. Curative is continuing to maintain their COVID-19 testing site in the shadow of the old concrete water tower a stone’s throw south of City Hall, administering approximately 300 tests per month since the site was opened in March.
Marble Falls,

Chamber officials say fees ‘tough to swallow’

Insight into municipal park fees may lead to restructuring of how groups pay for park amenities use, after city administration faced backlash from facility renters and event organizers. The workshop, which also involved fielding concerns about new park use rules (See related story on Page 1), was hosted by Marble...
Burnet County,

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS: For the week of June 21

Governing entities across the Highland Lakes are meeting for regular and special meetings the week of June 21. Check agendas and websites to see if meetings are in person, virtual, or both. Tuesday, June 22. Burnet County Commissioners Court. 9 a.m. regular meeting. Second-floor courtroom, 220 S. Pierce St., Burnet.
Marble Falls,

Marble Falls parks discussion raises usage and cost questions

Marble Falls city leaders and municipal personnel have launched an effort June 15 to balance the needs of longtime festivals and events in parks with concerns about protecting millions of dollars in investments from upgrades and improvements to those facilities. Within the past five years, facilities and venues in Johnson...