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The Heart of Texas Orchestra performs Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church-Marble Falls (FBC-MF). The full orchestra of musicians from all around the Highland Lakes have been performing their Christmas Concert at events in the area and will bring their music back to FBC-MF during performances of 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical' on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16. A review of the pageant is included in this story and scenes from the production can be found on the Facebook page for The Highlander.

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            By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlandere The Hill Country is alive with musicians from country western strummers to jazz and swing bands, but that also includes orchestral musicians looking to add more to their ranks. The... + continue reading

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The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce has dedicated the Walkway of Lights 2017 to volunteers who have provided electrical experience for more than 20 years to the annual display. Pictured here on opening night they are, from left,  Gaylynn and Bradley Sutherland and Terry Evans.

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        The Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls is continuing each night from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1 with two million lights organized into 400 sculptures in Lakeside Park on Buena Vista Drive. The long range forecast is for generally clear weather up to Saturday... + continue reading

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The new $950,000 Palm Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort has been constructed on the site of the old clay tennis courts. I will be a featured site for members and guest of golf socials land festivals.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Horseshoe Bay Resort is in the midst of a gigantic economic undertaking — a $60 million, multi-year capital improvements plan expected to solidify the legendary resort's reputation as the... + continue reading

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New Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) Ofcr. Michael Tutor is congratulated by his father, Russell Tutor, as MFPD Chief Mark Whitacre looks on. Whitacre gave the father the honor of pinning the new officer's badge in ceremonies at city hall Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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        By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander A brief Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) ceremony at city hall Tuesday, Dec. 5, began with solemnity. Chief Mark Whitacre asked for a moment of silence for San Marcos Police Department Officer Kenneth... + continue reading

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Robert Moss, left, director of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, congratulates Monique Breaux, the department administrative assistant, on becoming a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

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    Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander The larger portion of the open session of the Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 5, was devoted to reports and recognitions. Perhaps the most significant council action followed the closed executive session with City Attorney... + continue reading

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls opened at 810 Texas 71 West on Aug. 3, 2015. The new facility and BS&W – Llano serve hospital patients from Johnson City to San Saba in the Hill Country Region.

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    By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and Specialty Clinic in Marble Falls may still have that brand-spanking-new feel when you walk in the door, but BS&W has been open for business at its US 281 location for five years and has... + continue reading

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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Two positions on the March 6 Burnet County Republican Primary ballot will be contested, county chairwoman Donna Holland Wilcox announced Monday after the candidate filing period ended. There was no word yet Tuesday morning on whether any... + continue reading
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By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander On the Republican side of the March 6 primary ballot, some of Texas' most powerful officeholders will find themselves with an opponent — and in some cases, several opponents. Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Houston is... + continue reading

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The Heart of Texas Orchestra performs Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church-Marble Falls (FBC-MF). The full orchestra of musicians from all around the Highland Lakes have been performing their Christmas Concert at events in the area and will bring their music back to FBC-MF during performances of 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical' on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16. A review of the pageant is included in this story and scenes from the production can be found on the Facebook page for The Highlander.

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            By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlandere The Hill Country is alive with musicians from country western strummers to jazz and swing bands, but that also includes orchestral musicians looking to add more to their ranks. The... + continue reading

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The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce has dedicated the Walkway of Lights 2017 to volunteers who have provided electrical experience for more than 20 years to the annual display. Pictured here on opening night they are, from left,  Gaylynn and Bradley Sutherland and Terry Evans.

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        The Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls is continuing each night from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1 with two million lights organized into 400 sculptures in Lakeside Park on Buena Vista Drive. The long range forecast is for generally clear weather up to Saturday... + continue reading

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The new $950,000 Palm Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort has been constructed on the site of the old clay tennis courts. I will be a featured site for members and guest of golf socials land festivals.

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        By Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander Horseshoe Bay Resort is in the midst of a gigantic economic undertaking — a $60 million, multi-year capital improvements plan expected to solidify the legendary resort's reputation as the... + continue reading

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By Richard Zowie The Highlander Kenneth Don Gray, a lifelong Hill Country resident whose career included NFL football, teaching and then coaching at both the high school and professional levels... + continue reading

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Play for great prizes and a great cause at the American Cancer Society  Hill Country Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 28.

 

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Cyril Lemon’s football career included holding down the offensive line for the Marble Falls Mustangs and University of North Texas Mean Green. After briefly playing for the New Orleans Saints, he has returned to Marble Falls to coach the defensive line in football.

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Tommy Puryear, local rodeo champion, sits down for interviews after learning of his induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

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By Savanna Gregg The Highlander December brings many different thoughts to mind — cold weather, Christmas, snow (for some), hot chocolate, lounging by the fireplace on Christmas Eve... + continue reading

The VIP meet 'n greet reception with Gary P. Nunn will start at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and doors open to the public at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets to the gala are $20 and are available through the Llano Main Street Facebook page. All guests will receive a Lantex 90th bandana, provided by Llano native Roger Beasley. VIP meet 'n greet tickets are available for $50 to a limited number of guests.

 

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Father Jairo Lopez stands before the obelisk statue he created in front of the Marble Falls Visitor Center.

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by Bartee Haile   Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second president of the Texas Republic, dropped dead of a heart attack at his Richmond home on Dec. 18, 1859. When he stepped down as the... + continue reading

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan provided this State of the City review for the Oct. 20 edition of The Highlander.

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