Events

Tue
24
Oct

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race to visit Burnet

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Fire jumps are all part of the craziness of the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race, coming to Burnet Nov. 4.

Thrill-seekers of all shapes, sizes, and ages will get a chance to participate in the craziest — and muddiest — event in the world, when the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race (powered by Men’s Health) hits Burnet with 25 adrenaline-pumping obstacles and a day-long party for all racers and spectators on Nov. 4.

This year participants will have the opportunity to conquer 30 events strategically placed throughout the U.S. and Canada. Burnet will host the wild event packed with water slides, trampolines, fire jumps, and much more for the third straight year.

Tickets, available online at ruggedmaniac.com, start at $49 for advance registrants and increase by $10 every two months, ending at $100 on the day of the event.

Students and military personnel with valid identification receive a $10 discount.

Mon
23
Oct

Get your PINK on Thursday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Local firemen have been sporting pink logos on their shirts to remind Marble Falls to 'Get your PINK on.' The inaugural breast cancer awareness program of Marble Falls Fire Rescue will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Old Oak Square and they are asking the whole city to turn out in pink to commemorate the effort.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

“Get your PINK on, Marble Falls.”

That is the message from Marble Falls Fire Rescue for a breast cancer awareness event Thursday, Oct. 26.

“Our pink fire truck program escort members of the community affected by breast cancer to the big event at Old Oak Square on Main Street,” Marble Falls Fire Chief Russel Sander said. “We hope everyone will wear ping and join us from 4-6 p.m. for pink cupcakes and cookies and pink lemonade.”

A commemorative photo of what the department wants to be a sea of pink will be taken from atop a ladder truck.

“We are calling on all of Marble Falls to join us,” said Sander.

Local firemen, including members of Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department have been sporting pink logos on special uniform shirts to promote the event.

Sander told the Marble Falls City Council he expected to see them in the crowd.

Fri
20
Oct

Saturday is Clean-up Day in Granite Shoals

A shred service for personal records will be a feature of the Granite Shoals Fall Clean Up Day again this Saturday, Oct. 21, on the municipal complex, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.

Citizens will find rows of roll-off dumpsters for almost any kind of refuse, except construction materials, rocks and masonry materials, liquids, batteries, and dead animals.

Among items accepted are appliances without Freon, furniture, porcelain fixtures, scrap metal and tires without rims. A small fee is charged for tires.

Branches should be bundled and leaves and trash should be bagged.

Condor Services will be there from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. with the ShredMobile for secure shredding of documents with sensitive personal information including information recorded on CDs, DVDs or cassette tapes. The material should be delivered in boxes with notebooks, binders and metal fasteners removed.

Thu
19
Oct

FiestaJAM begins tonight and rolls right through Sunday

Jimmie Vaughn is the headliner for the 2017 FiestaJam, rocking Lake Marble Falls this weekend.

 

 

Jimmie Vaughan, of Fabulous Thunderbirds and Austin music scene fame, will play FiestaJAM on Saturday, Oct. 21, but he is icing on the cake of a music festival has grown to four days of Marble Falls Hill Country fun beginning tonight, Thursday, Oct. 19.

Visitors can sample wines from award-winning local vintners, craft beers from regional brewmasters and samples from area chocolatiers, as well as wine seminars and regional foods.

“We have more musicians and more events than ever before,” said event co-founder Robert Linder. “There is literally something for everyone.”

Wed
18
Oct

MFHS Choir to host third mattress fundraiser

The Marble Falls High School Choir literally is willing to “go to the mattresses” to raise money for their annual choir trip.

The choir will host its third annual Mattress Fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive. Every purchase benefits the MFHS choir, which will travel to New York City for spring break.

In the past two years, the choir has raised $10,400 in just two days and they hope to see similar success with more than $5,000 in sales Saturday.

Wed
18
Oct

RR&DT supports children's advocacy Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 21, marks the arrival of the fourth annual Rifles, Racks & Deer Tracks fundraising event, benefitting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center.

Fri
13
Oct

Saurday is Geology Day, bring your fossils for ID at FOCM

October is Earth Science Month, and in keeping with that timeframe, The Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) will host an afternoon with a fossil specialist and three geologists!

Kenny Bader will present a 30-minute program on fossils beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Bader is the Manager of the Osteological Prep Lab a part of the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

At 1:45 p.m., three geologists from the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center, Frank Caramanica, PhD; Charles Beierle MA, and Billy Hutson BSEE, will give a 30-minute presentation on our local geology. With their presentation, we all will be more educated as to why our town was named MARBLE Falls and not LIMESTONE Falls!

Fri
06
Oct

Kiwanis car show set for Saturday

Alexandria Randolph/The Highlander

Cars of every make and vintage fill the street at the annual Marble Falls Main Street Car Show, scheduled in this 16th year for 8:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Admission is free for live Dixie Land jazz and car lovers dreams.

Dixie Land jazz will fill the air in the first four blocks of Marble Falls Main Street as Saturday, Oct. 7, as visitors stroll through best in the classics—cars that is.

It is the day from the 16th Annual Main Street Car Show, put on from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. by the Marble Falls Kiwanis Club.

“Antique cars, new cars, sports cars, pick-ups, hot rods, you name it--we are expecting a wide variety of cars from all over Central Texas,” said Jack D. Sargent, event coordinator. “We invite you to register your own entry or just to mark your calendar and plan to spend some time on Main Street.”

Businesses will be open for shopping and car owners will be on hand to discuss their pride and joy entries in the contest as the live band performs.

Fri
06
Oct

HSB to hold citizens forum Tuesday

The city of Horseshoe Bay will host a Mayor's Citizens Forum at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Quail Point Community Center, 107 Twilight, Horseshoe Bay.

The forum is being held in response to a Long Range Plan Implementation goal to ensure open and transparent communication between the city and the citizens of Horseshoe Bay. The forum is geared to engage, inform, and educate citizens on topics of interest affecting the Horseshoe Bay community.

A quorum of City Council members may possibly be in attendance, but no action will be taken at this event. Citizens of Horseshoe Bay and the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thu
05
Oct

Friday is The Big Day at Marble Falls Library

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

'New Discoveries,' a bronze statute by local sculptor Dan Pogue depicts the world the Marble Falls Library opens to its youth. The 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Library at its 101 Main Street home will conclude Friday, Oct. 6, with The Big Day--a community-wide celebration at the library beginning at 2 p.m.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Marble Falls Library at 101 Main Street concludes with a communtiy-wide event--The Big Day--Friday, Oct. 6.

The Big Day, including a performance by the Hill Country Community Band, under the direction of Bo Boshears, will begin a 2 p.m. Friday.

Charles Hundley, former superintendent of the Marble Falls Independent School District, is the featured speaker, but he will not be alone in 20th-year recognition. Area judges and elected officials are expected, as well as, Jerome Rugen of Delineations Inc. to comment on new library renovations.

The entire week is sponsored by Friends of the Marble Falls Library, the nonprofit organization that sponsored the fund drives and man the thrift store that built the old 4th Street Library and the new, and now improved, 101 Main Street facility.

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