Publisher's statement on COVID-19 coverage



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Publisher Jeff Shabram

The Highlander newspaper office, 304A Highlander Circle, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 830-693-4367 to subscribe, offer a news tip or advertise.





By Jeff Shabram

As we all continue to deal with the fallout and effects of the threat of coronavirus, we realize that our readers need accurate information.

In light of the announcement of the Burnet County "Stay in Place and Stay Safe" emergency order on March 25, 2020, we will continue our operations as an essential service in the provision of news coverage for the community.

We, at The Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin, remain steadfast in our commitment to provide this information to our readers. We will be available to answer any questions and keep the community informed. Call our offices at 830-693-4367 or 512-756-6136.

Our staff of professional journalists use a variety of platforms — websites, social media and email newsletters — to keep the community informed and up to date on this rapidly changing situation. We pledge to pursue the latest updates and reliable data from trusted sources.

The Highlander has served the community for 61 years. The Bulletin cultivated roots in the community dating back to 1873.

Through prosperous times as well as challenging ones, we focus on and reflect the values of the community, serving as a conduit to tell your stories. Your sustained support of local journalism strengthens our efforts.

As we focus on the public health and safety of our friends and neighbors, we will not waiver in chronicling the stories that impact our community.

We deeply value your readership and investment in all Highland Lakes Publishing’s print and digital publications.

If you have questions or suggestions for stories, email the publisher at or our managing editor Lew Cohn at Click here to subscribe to The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. Click here to subscribe to the Burnet Bulletin.

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