Events

Tue
31
May

FRWC hear TRC convention report, host Constitutional scholar Ferguson

CONTRIBUTED
Falls Republican Women Club officers stand with May's guest speaker, Denise Ferguson. From left, they are Deborah Smith, Gayln Woerner, Ferguson, Ed Schuler, Cynthia Fair and Bobi Klaeger.

The Falls Republican Women Club met on May 24 at the Hidden Falls Restaurant in Meadowlakes. Club president Gayln Woerner opened the meeting with a report on the Texas State Republican Party Convention.

"I'm a better person now that I've experienced that political process first-hand," said Woerner. "I'd like to see this club double in membership so that we can better educate our community on that process."

Woerner then introduced the featured guest speaker, Denise Ferguson.

Sat
28
May

Heroes on the Water honoring vets

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Kayaks and fishing gear stand ready for guests of Heroes on the Water event being held at Reveille Peak Ranch. The organization helps vets decompress through clinics on kayaking and fishing. Veterans are admitted free, but all other proceeds of the weekend of good music and good food by the water benefit Heroes on the Water.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Wed
25
May

MFMS inducts Honor Society members

CONTRIBUTED/SALLY MCBRYDE
Sixth graders at Marble Falls Middle School are new inductees into Junior Honor Society. They, other new members and some students who have continued the achievement two and even three years to eighth grade were honored in ceremonies May 17.

Marble Falls Middle School held induction ceremonies for the Junior Honor Society on Tuesday, May 17.

They included 8th graders being recognized for three years in the JHS: Ben Anderson, Ethan Crouse, Lillian Czimskey, Cole Gelinas, Bailey Kelleyk, Evan Kroese, Madison Lewis, Aislin Magee, Emily Moomaw, Colby Person, Evan Pool, Kenadee Stewart and Kendall Ulbricht.

Second year JHS 8th graders were: McKinley Birdwell, Natalie Cox, Ethan Cremona, Warren Cuplin, Briana Eaton, Adriana Garza, Ellie Herrington, Jake Levert, Enrique Loredo, Jesus Mata, Samuel May, Shelby Miller, Samantha Nesrsta, Monserrath Otero Vazquez, Hannah Sizenbach, Jessie Smythe, Jesse Stephenson, Rylie Ulbricht and Joshua Whitecotton.

Tue
24
May

Polls open until 7 p.m.,vote today

By Christi Bertelson
Highland Lakes Newspapers
Texas and Highland Lakes voters have their last chance to vote for the Democratic and Republican nominations during the election on May 24.
The election will finalize the nominations for the Nov. 8 general election.
The only Burnet County Democratic runoff is for the Texas Railroad Commissioner between Grady Yarbrough and Cody Garret.
While Republicans have various local and state races which they are able to cast their ballots for.
GOP side, the runoff races are:
• Railroad commissioner — Gary Gates and Wayne Christian
• Place 2 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel
• Place 5 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Scott Walker and Brent Webster
• District 24 state senator — Dawn Buckingham and Susan King
Fri
13
May

MayFest 2016 underway in Marble Falls

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

MayFest 2016 opened Wednesday night and the annual event will turn up the fun a notch Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. Live music and family fun will be added to the thrill of carnival rides.

 BY LEW K. COHN, MANAGING EDITOR

THE HIGHLANDER

MayFest 2016 is underway through Saturday, May 14, with carnival rides, family fun and music in historic Johnson Park in Marble Falls.

Local music favorite Rey Avila y Sus Legitimos Norte will perform for their third year at the MayFest street dance at 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. The band has a large following for its Tejano and conjunto music and admission to the dance is free.

Wed
11
May

Colt honors Powell on Arbor Day

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER

Colt Elementary School Garden Club students celebrated Arbor Day on April 29 by planting trees on their campus at the end of Manzano Mile in Marble Falls.

They planted three new trees with the help of Home Depot. One was dedicated to Principal Keith Powell who will retire from the Marble Falls Independent School District this year.

Fri
06
May

Celebrate Mom

Whether shopping for a Mother's Day gift or indulging Mom in an outing, Marble Falls Main Street Market Day will be going on 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

More than 100 craft and food booths will line Main Street and downtown merchants will be offering specials for Mother's Day shoppers. And, branch out--Marble Falls is full of specialty stores and shops with unique gifts and something special to wear. Salem's, Madlyn's and Blair's along US 281 have specials on their fashions.

Tue
03
May

Scholarships awarded at Aggie Muster

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Receiving scholarships at the Highland Lakes A&M Club Muster ceremony April 21 in Horseshoe Bay are Madison Noel Hall of Burnet High School, James Jarrett Haydon of Faith Academy, Sarah Fauline Nelson of Marble Falls High School, Samantha Bailey Offutt of Marble Falls High School, and Mattilyn Collen Schuessler of Faith Academy.

By Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

Five area students were awarded 2016-2017 Texas A&M University Scholarships at the April 21 Highland Lakes A&M Club Muster ceremony at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay.

They were Sarah Fauline Nelson and Samantha Bailey Offutt of Marble Falls High School, James Jarrett Haydon and Mattilyn Collen Schuessler of Faith Academy and Madison Noel Hall of Burnet High School.

Mon
25
Apr

Weather alerts still on the map

Burnet and Llano counties are not in the target area for the worst weather this week, but stay alert if you are traveling north.

The National Weather Service issued a weather alert that is not leaving us out of the large hail and isolated strong storm threat.

Today, Monday April 25, we can expect to hit near 90 degrees and most likely tomorrow, to share a few of the showers.

Sat
23
Apr

Granite Shoals 50th Bash underway

At the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash, runners began signing in at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 23, and took to the Leo Manazano Hike Bike and Run Trail with its Olympic silver medalist namesake at 9 a.m. By mid-day an estimated 2,000 visitors were coming and going among exhibits, games and musical performances.

The Highland Lakes Elementary School (HLES) Choir performed at opening ceremonies that ended with a 10 a.m. release of hundreds of ballons in the city's signature green and blue colors. Art of HLES student art created the appearance of stained glass in city hall windows.

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