Events

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.

Fri
22
Apr

Granite Shoals strong with civic leaders

CONTRIBUTED
Granite Shoals City Council members are, from left, Tom Dillard, Mark Morren, Anita Hisey, Eric Tanner, Mayor Pro Tem Shirley King, Mayor Carl Brugger and Todd Holland.

The elected officials of Granite Shoals include a council of six led by Mayor Carl Brugger and they follow a long line of unpaid citizens that have guided the city through its 50-year history.
They are Mayor Pro Tem Shirley King, Eric Tanner, Tom Dillard, Mark Morren and Anita Hisey.
Five of the citizens who have held the title of Mayor of Granite Shoals live in the city today.
They are the current mayor, Carl Brugger, elected in 2015; Dennis Maier, elected in 2011 and 2013; Frank Reilly, elected in  2005, 2007 and 2009 and Pat Crochet, elected in 1999 and appointed in 2004. Crochet did not finish that last term and  King served as mayor in the interim.
First to last, they came to serve the city first through volunteer service on committees, commissions or advisory groups.

Fri
22
Apr

Meet Granite Shoals staff at the 50th Year celebration

Granite Shoals Finance Director has taken the lead as liaison to the 50th Anniversary Committee. See the whole administrative staff in the Friday, April 22, edition of The Highlander and on our Facebook Page: The-Highlander.

The entire staff of the City of Granite Shoals has worked toward the 50th Year Bash that takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and April 24, but Finance Director Wendy Gholson has been the staff lisison to the 50th Anniversary Committee, and responsible particularly for coordinating more than 40 booths of crafts and food for the event.

She is part of a seven-member administrative staff you will meet at the weekend festivities.

Fri
22
Apr

Granite Shoals proclaims 50th Year Bash weekend

Read more about the festival all day Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, under the "Events" tab here at HighlanderNews.com and on The-Highlander Facebook page. Like us!

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Proclamations were the first order of business for Mayor Carl Brugger at the Tuesday night meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council.

Foremost was proclaiming April 23-24 the 50th Anniversary Weekend for the City of Granite Shoals, an occasion to be marked by a festival welcoming the entire Highland Lakes area in to share in the celebration.

He had high praise and commemorative pins for members of the committee who have planned the 50th Year Bash events underscored in the proclamation:

Tue
12
Apr

Take Wildlife Hunter Safety course Saturday at Inks Lake State Park

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Safety Course will be offered at Inks Lake State Park on Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Any one born after Sept. 2, 1971, who is older than age 9 and wants to hunt alone in Texas, is required to complete the course.

Hunter Safety is not required to buy a hunting license, but it is required for an individual to hunt alone. Without the course, the young hunter must be accompanied within earshot by a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas and who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971).

Tue
12
Apr

Worship in Johnson Park on April 22

Worship in the Park, a new, old tradition

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Johnson Park will be recognized on the afternoon of April 22 with a Lone Star Legacy Park marker, but event on Sunday, April 17, will be the kind of use that created that legacy: a central gathering place for the City of Marble Falls as early as 1887.

The 5th Annual St. Andrew Picnic in the Park will be held there, as gatherings surely were 130 years ago. The St. Andrew Presbyterian congregation will be joined by Fellowship Baptist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church to host an 11 a.m. worship service in the park amphitheater.

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