Events

Tue
05
Jun

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic to roll June 15-17

Adult soapboxers are eager race in vehicles they have built themselves to see which one will attain ultimate bragging rights.

 

The Ninth Annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic will take place June 15-17.

The historic downtown district of Marble Falls will be filled with racing, live music, vendors and excitement.

"We are thrilled about the racing changes made to the Derby event the last few years." said event producer, Shannon Heep. "We have added more racing with new divisions and brackets.”

Soapbox Derby Spectators can enjoy the races at the Grand Bank Grandstands: shade covered bleachers on the 3rd street race track. Lawn chairs and small shade tents are also welcomed on the 3rd street track. Organizers ask that no coolers be brought. Parking is available in the parking lot at 2nd street and Ave J (enter from 2nd street.)

Wed
09
May

Pleased to 'meat' you

Richard Zowie/The Highlander

Michelle Lindholm of Tailgate BBQ offers a sample of her cooked ribs. Like most competitors there, she declined to unveil any of her “secret ingredients.” Lindholm was among the many who competed in the 24th annual Lone Star Barbecue State Championship Cookoff and 47th annual Howdy-Roo Chili Cookoff this weekend at Johnson Park.

Wed
09
May

'Paint the Town' ends in Marble Falls

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Marta Stafford of the Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA) Highland Board of Directors, which sponsors Paint the Town, looks on as Lee Ricks prepares his Quick Draw entry on Saturday, May 5. The Pleasanton artist took first place in the event. HLCA was the sponsor.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 12th Annual Paint the Town event came to a close this weekend with the announcement of the main Paint Out winners Friday night and Quick Draw winners on Saturday.

Artists were observed painting en plein air (in open air rather than in the studio) all around Marble Falls and the surrounding area throughout the week. They took time to conduct workshops and brought works for exhibit and purchase at the Lakeside Pavilion gallery exhibit.

The Best of Show winner was Randall Cogburn of Rosharon with an oil painting of the Jolly Roger Boat House in Fall Creek Park and the Artists Choice Award went to and Mike Simpson of Montrose, Colo.

Lee Ricks of Pleasanton won first place with a watercolor scene of the chuck wagon exhibited at Candlelight Ranch. Second place went to Linda Dumont of Austin for an interior scene of Choccolattes in oils.

Wed
09
May

Howdy-Roo cooks in Marble Falls

Once prepared, the judges sat and judged the chili. Only the best made it through at the 47th annual Howdy-Roo Chili Cookoff. The event also included brisket, chicken and rib cook-offs.

Fri
04
May

Paint the Town continues tonight and Saturday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Sometimes retreating under the cover of an umbrella, plein air artists like Linda Dumont of Austin have recreated scenes of Marble Falls and the surrounding countryside for the 12th Annual Paint the Town event that continues with the announcement of winners tonight and Paint the Town Family Day tomorrow, Saturday, May 5. View scenes of the event in the photo album on The Highlander page of Facebook: http://bit.ly/2HRBrE8

 

 

 

 

 

The 12th Annual Paint the Town event is still under way in Marble Falls with announcement of the juried winners set for the ticketed VIP Reception this evening from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive.

Paint the Town Family Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with the big Quick Draw event opening at 10 a.m. downtown.

A Marichias Band will be performing at noon, when judges will announce the winners of the contest.

Family Day activities at Lakeside Pavilion will include children's painting stations and children's awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m.

Gallery art sales and demonstrations also will be going on at the pavilion and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Fri
04
May

Howdy Roo, Lone Star Barbecue events Saturday

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Members of the Highland Lakes Pod who will be at the 47th annual Howdy-Roo Chili and 24th annual Lone Star Barbecue event include, from left: Thomas Jacobs, Vicki Campbell, Bobby Powell, Josh Klingenburg, Doc Kinnison, Carrie Kinnison, Ruby Ross, Chuck Dear, Johnny Campbell, Craig Schlicke, Mike Phillips and Mattie.

 

 

 

 

 

Thu
26
Apr

Saturday is Drug Take Back Day

 

This Saturday, April 28, is the day to eliminate all those unused prescription medications from around the house.

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Take Back program, the Marble Falls Police Department, Burnet County Sheriff's Office and an area pharmacy will host locations where people can anonymously dispose of outdated and unused prescription drugs.

No questions or requests for identification will be made, and medication labels will not be read. Syringes/needles, "sharps," and scalpels, however cannot be accepted.

“Unused prescriptions sometimes seem like 'fair game' to kids who might ingest them or people from out of the household who might take them for illegal consumption,” said Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitaker. “On Saturday, someone will be on hand from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at the Public Safety Facility (606 Avenue N, Marble Falls) to man a drop-off box in the lobby.”

Thu
26
Apr

Artists arriving to 'Paint the Town'

Contributed

Kathy Meador, a local artist, will be participating in the 12th annual Plein Air Competition and Art Show April 29-May 5 in Marble Falls. Out-of-town artists will arrive Sunday before spreading out to capture local scenes in the annual Paint the Town event.

 

 

Marble Falls will welcome nationally recognized artists to participate in the 12th annual Paint The Town during the week of April 29-May 5.

Artists will be arriving Sunday for week-long art activities that will include lectures, demonstrations, and opportunities to purchase top quality art. One great opportunity to see them at work will be Tuesday, May 1, when they will be working at Candlelight Ranch, 6408 Muleshoe Bend Trail, east of Marble Falls and south of Ranch to Market Road 1431. Ranch gates 9-7 will be open for public entrance.

“Come to the Lakeside Pavilion on Thursday, May 3, thru Saturday, May 5, to enjoy paintings of our beautiful Hill Country,” said Betsy Walker, Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA) president. “And, there are still opportunities to be included in the VIP reception on Friday, May 4.”

Wed
25
Apr

Showers did not phase Children's Day

The 18th Annual Marble Falls Children's Day went on with a few showers and lots of shining faces. A pint-size bull ride was just one of the new features among 90 booths of food, fun, learning and adventure. See more in the photo album on The Highlander's Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2vLTmq7

Mon
23
Apr

FEMA presents flood maps Tuesday night

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

To learn more about proposed changes in local Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Steve Reitz president of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, left, joins, Mike Ingalsbe, building official/floodplain administrator for the City of Marble Falls, and Mercedes McCloughan All State Insurance, right, for one of three workshops in city council chambers Thursday. Another free event Tuesday, April 24, will be open to everyone in the Burnet-Williamson County area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for this area and that can mean a lot to to bottom line of your insurance bill.

To help residents better understand where the changes are occurring on the new flood maps and their impact, Burnet County and the City of Marble Falls have partnered with FEMA to hold an Insurance Workshop from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive. It will focus on Region 6 (Burnet and Williamson counties).

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