Events

Tue
28
Nov

No place like HSB for the 'Holidaze'

For the 10th year, there's no place like Horseshoe Bay and Ranch to Market Road 2147 for the Holidaze.
The Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance will hold their annual Holidaze event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in front of the businesses at 7407 Farm to Market Road 2147, Horseshoe Bay.
Business members set up tables filled with treats, refreshments and samples and many also provide door prizes and giveaways. The free event is a way for the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance to give back to the residents who support the city's businesses. It was held for the first time in 2008.
More than 30 businesses are expected to participate this eyar, making it the largest Holidaze event ever in Horseshoe Bay, said Francie Dix of the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance, and more than 200 people are expected to attend.

Tue
28
Nov

Mah Jongg tourney to support HLSPCA

Contributed/Patty Bates

Committee members prepare for the Dec. 4 Hill Country Holiday Mah Jongg Tournament and entertain dogs from the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HLSPCA), the organization to receive funds from the tourney. They are Becky Widner with Phoebe, Pat Moore with Chance, Linda Vitas with Lucy and Irene Renfro with Gemma. All the HLSPCA canines are looking for forever homes.

Seats are still available for the Dec. 4 Hill Country Holiday Mah Jongg Tournament to benefit the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HLSPCA).

The event, welcoming both tournament and social players will be held at the Marble Falls Church of Christ at 711 Broadway.

Doors will open for the all day rounds at 8 a.m. and play in the three morning rounds will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Coffee and breakfast pastries and a catered lunch will be included before the two rounds of afternoon rounds of play.

The registration fee is $50, but prize money is offered and tickets will be sold for drawing prizes.

Wed
15
Nov

DPS 'Breaking the Mold' recruiting event set in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is inviting the public to attend Breaking the Mold: The Women of the Texas Highway Patrol recruiting event on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Austin.  The law enforcement symposium will bring awareness to women in law enforcement and discuss opportunities available for all persons (men and women) seeking a career as a Texas State Trooper.  The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol - Legislative Conference Room; Capitol Extension Room E2.002 (100 Congress Avenue in Austin). 

Wed
15
Nov

Be part of lighting up the lights in Marble Falls

Frank Shubert/The Highlander

Just as in this scene from 2016, Santa Claus will make an appearance this Friday, Nov. 17, for the 6 p.m. Marble Falls Light Up Parade and the official opening of the Walkway of Lights.

 

 

 

 

Anyone can become part of the welcome to the brightest holiday event in the Highland Lakes - the 27th annual Walkway of Lights on Lake Marble Falls.

The Christmas Light Up Parade, ending with the opening of the walkway, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

Whether part of a parade entry or just coming out for the fun, Marble Falls Main Street action will be heading for the first night of the lights offered free by members of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and the City of Marble Falls. The city will close Main Street from Yett to Sixth Street from about 5:30-7:30 p.m. for parade viewing.

Arrival of the crowds means the recruits to serve as greeters, concession stand workers, photos with Santa Claus helpers and traffic managers need to be in place. More than 50, 000 visitors are expected during 46 nights of lights in Marble Falls Lakeside Park.

Tue
14
Nov

Lions sponsor spaghetti supper Saturday

The Spicewood & Highland Lakes Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18.

From 5-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, in Marble Falls dinners will be sold for $10 for adults and $5 for children.

In addition, donation tickets will be on sale for a drawing prize.

It will be a chance as well to learn about the charitable work of the club and get information about joining. The club draws members from the south Burnet County areas around the cities of Meadowlakes, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Cottonwood Shores, Highland Haven and Granite Shoals and the communities of Spicewood and Smithwick.

Tue
14
Nov

Marble Falls Public Safety Facility opens today

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The new Public Safety Facility at 606 Avenue N opens mid-day today, Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) will welcome the community to the Grand Opening of the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility at 606 Avenue N on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

We will begin to greet people at noon,” said police chief Mark Whitacre. “After a brief ceremony, there will be an open house until 3:30 p.m. for the general public to see the new faciltiy for our department and for Marble Falls Municipal Court.

We are excited and there is a flurry of people right now, working for the final inspection of the elevator, implementing the new communications system and phone system. Patrol offices will have to be moved and records.

Tue
14
Nov

STAR Republican Women honor Dorothy Crockett

Special to the Highlander

For many years, Horseshoe Bay resident Dorothy Crockett has chronicled the comings and goings of her neighbors as part of her "Horseshoe Bay Happenings" column for The Highlander every Friday.

What many people may not realize, however, is Crockett helped found the Texas Federation of Republican Women in 1955 as well as the predecessor club to the Star Republican Women of Llano County in 1975.

Thu
09
Nov

Veterans Day, a holiday for some

Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, is observed as a holiday by the U.S. Postal Service.

Friday, Nov. 10, however is a holiday for many other offices, including the federal government.

Among Burnet County cities, only Horseshoe Bay and Bertram city staff will be at work.

All county offices will be obsereve a Friday holiday, as well as city offices in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Burnet. Highland Haven regularly closes on Fridays.

It will be worth a call to your local bank before driving to make a transaction.

Although the Federal Reserve Banks close for Saturday holidays and on Mondays following Sunday holidays, individual local banks may vary. IBC Bank, Prosperity Banks FirstUnited and First State Bank & Trust, for example, will be closed Saturday.

The Marble Falls branch of Compass Bank and Security State Bank & Trust, that do not have regular Saturday hours, will be open Friday.

Tue
07
Nov

Marble Falls Celebrates Veterans Day Saturday

Contributed

Krissy Sralla adjusts a World War I uniform for the Veterans Day exhibit at Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOMC) in Marble Falls. She is a member of the FOMC Board of Directors who will join with the Marble Falls Rotary Club for an annual Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day again will be celebrated by Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Marble Falls but a month-long exhibit honoring veterans is opening at the museum at 2001 Broadway Street.

At the Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, the warhorse Reckless and the Bluebonnet Chorale will return to add to the recognition of all U.S. military veterans.

Marine Staff Sgt. Reckless' proxy, Dixie, commemorates one of the greatest Marine heroes of the Korean War. The original Sgt. Reckless was a chestnut horse that carried needed ammunition to the Fifth Marines during a five-day battle.

Tue
07
Nov

MFISD School programs to honor veterans Nov. 10-13

This year, Veterans Day, a national holiday celebrated each Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday.

To honor local veterans while students are in school, Marble Falls ISD campuses have scheduled special Veterans Day celebrations this Friday, Nov. 10

The Veterans Day celebrations help deepen students’ civic understanding that Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the United States Military — both in wartime or peacetime.

Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served—not only those who died — have sacrificed and done their duty.

 

MFISD Veterans Day Celebrations

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