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Wed
24
May

Faith Academy Class of 2017 on their way

Publisher Frank Shubert/The Highlander

Faith Academy Valedictorian Kristina Lane shares a lighter moment during her address to fellow students of the Class of 2017 at graduation ceremonies May 12. See albums of the seniors events on The Highlander's Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2qkBN8J

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Faith Academy Class of 2017 graduated Friday, May 12, in ceremonies at Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet, ready to meet the world with diplomas in hand.

It was at the May 9 Senior Dinner that they learned the valedictorian would be Kristina Lane and salutatorian, Sophie McCannon.

They led a group of that included five other Highest Honor Graduates with grade point averages of 97 or higher: Abby Seymour, Casey Sellers, Jared Rutherford, Dean Fairleigh, and Abby Mueller. The class Honor Graduates, with grades of 93-96.4 were Addison Floyd, Laura Benac and Sydney Ward.

Tue
23
May

MFHS grads earn more than $5 million in scholarships

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Valedictorian of the Marble Falls Class of 2017, Madelyn “Maddie” Maples. Left, and the Salutatorian, Meikala Hester, display their awards Thursday night, May 18, following the Senior Scholarship Assembly at the Marble Falls High School Auditorium. The pair will lead their class in graduation ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in Mustang Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

At the Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Senior Scholarship Assembly Thursday night, the announcement came: Valedictorian of the Class of 2017 is Madelyn “Maddie” Maples and the Salutatorian is Meikala Hester.

The announcement by MFHS Principal Emmett Aubrey made the announcement along with the nam,e of the individual National Merit Commended Scholar, Jack Harvell-Degolier and the National Hispanic Recognition Program honoree Stefanie King.

Tue
23
May

MFHS Band marching in national parade

Set your DVR.
The Marble Falls High School band will be participating in the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29 in Washington D.C., according to announcement today by Brad Behrens, director of bands for the Marble Falls Independent School Districe.

The event will be televised, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time, so even fans going to work or Memorial Day events will have a chance to record it.

"The students have worked very hard for this event," said Behrens. "The band will debut the new marching uniforms in this parade as well. 

"We are proud to be representing our school, community and state in the National Memorial Day Parade. Please check us out."

If you can watch live or want to save the event for posterity, visit NationalMemorialDayParade.com for station listings and to set a DVR.

Tue
23
May

Fans turn out for Bull Ride Challenge

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Morning rain did a little to dampen the evening crowd this year at the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department (MFAVFD) Bull Ride Challenge but about 400 enthusiastic fans did turn out for the benefit.

The department paid out $4,900 in prize money to the top riders among 30 entrants in the event at the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena in Marble Falls.

Jesse Parker of Pinehurst took the top spot, followed by Cimmaron Rucker of Liberty Hill and Elliott Jacoby of Fredericksburg.

Jacoby is a qualifier in National and Professional Bullriders championships and fourth in ranking, Reid Barker of Comfort, is a National finals qualifier.

Shanel Waggoner of Horseshoe Bay, a 2013 Burnet High School graduate, posted the colors at the opening of the event as Faith Academy graduate London Baileigh sang the National Anthem.

Fri
19
May

Bull Ride Challenge goes on Saturday, rain or shine

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Bull riders don't mind a romp in the mud, so even if a little rain pours down on the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena in Marble Falls, the Annual Bull Ride Challenge will be going on Saturday, May 20.

“We have contracted with Diamond Cross Rodeo Company to bring in another top-ranked bull riding event,” said Manny Trinidad, president of the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department (MFVFD). “We have 30 riders signed up, seven more than last year.”

Both pro and amateur riders are welcomed into competition and Rodeo Barrel Man Leon Coffee will keep riders safe and audiences entertained.

Only hazardous weather could interrupt the fire department fundraiser, Trinidad said.

“Events start at 6:30 p.m., but gates open at 5:30 p.m., so we tell folks to get there early for good parking and good seats,” he said. “Admission is $10 and kids five and younger get in free.”

Tue
09
May

Rehder and Wortham, a bonaza for Texas fiction fans

Fans of Texas mystery writers will hit a bonanza in May. Ben Rehder will speak in Burnet Thursday, May 11, and Reavis Z. Wortham will be in Marble Falls Friday, May 12.

Rehder will be at the final Coffee Talks program of the season at Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street, in Burnet at 1:30 p.m. Wortham will be part of the Lunch at the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street. Both programs are free, but reservations are requested especially in Marble Falls where space it limited.

Each author is firmly rooted in Texas and its ineffable brand of humor and sensibilities. Each has a new book to share.

Tue
09
May

MayFest begins TOMORROW!

You can be part of bringing MayFest to Johnson Park by signing up with the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce now. Volunteers man the booths for drinks and ride tokens, monitor games and generally spiff up the grounds. The over 21 set can staff the beer booth. Sign up is easy online by going to http://signup.com/go/UEsPr4 or by emailing Elizabeth Maynard, special events coordinator, Elizabeth@MarbleFalls.org.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The four days of Marble Falls MayFest 2017, this Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13, promise to be packed with fun for the whole family.

Whether you love MayFest for the music, the carnival, shopping the vendors or the games, you can join in at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J in Marble Falls.

The carnival gets the whole thing rolling and spinning and whirling, playing games of fun and chance and eating and smiling. It all goes on 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday.

Here is what's new on Saturday:

· Volleyball Tournament – Players 16 and older register at 9:30 a.m. to start at 10 a.m. Registration is $10, but the winning five-member team gets carnival pass wristbands.

· Kids Sack Races—free to kids age 4-12 years from 3-4 p.m.

Thu
04
May

Call now to enjoy Saturday's Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center Field Day

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander
 

Families from all over the Hill Country are invited to take a field trip to the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center (UHLNC) for a day of fun from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The center took its educational show on nature on the road earlier this year with a series of programs at the Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls. Now, each of the programs featured in the series, will return to the center with even more to learn from knowledgable volunteers.

Thu
04
May

Howdy Roo is coming to town May 5-7

Contributed

Volunteers enjoy the calm of Johnson Park in Marble Falls as they plan to fill the grounds with Howdy Roo--the 46th Annual CASI Chili Cookoff for the regional championship and 23rd Annual Lonestar BBQ State Championship Cookoff, Friday-Sunday, May 5-7. From left, they are, above, James Bauer and Mike Park, and below, Roland Pate, Melissa Pate, Doc Kinnison, Carrie Kinnison, Ruby Ross, Barbara Schuler, Vicki Campbell and Johnny Campbell.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Like a band of gypsies devoted entirely to chili and barbecue, Howdy Roo 2017 contestants will fill Johnson Park in Marble Falls Friday-Sunday, May 5-7.

The event marks the 46th Annual Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Chili Cookoff for the regional championship and the 23rd Annual Lone Star BBQ Society State Championship.

The event is a charity fundraiser with an emphasis on “fun.” Visitors can stroll among the cooks to enjoy the aroma of some of the state's best cooking or sign up to be judges in the competition.

To enter the competition yourself or to sign up early to be a judge visit the webpage: http://www.lonestarbarbecue.com/2017/02/2017-marble-falls-howdy-roo/.

Tue
02
May

Chamber U for business owners convenes again Thursday

The Business Model Canvas will be the topic of the Chamber U seminar Thursday, May 4, in Marble Falls.
Bill Thompson, who specializes in business model development, feasibility analysis, financial analysis and forecasting and positioning clients for successful funding, will be the presenter from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 100 Avenue G.
The session is designed to help business owners  build knowledge at an interactive training session designed to provide tools, best practices and ways to grow business and stay ahead.
It is free to chamber members and $25 for non-members, but a reservation is required. Email Sarah@MarbleFalls.org, register online, or call 830-693-2815.

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