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Fri
22
Jul

'Annie Get Your Gun' is on stage at HCCT

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Leading roles in 'Annie Get Your Gun,' now playing at Hill Country Community Theater in Cottonwood Shores, are protrayed by, from left, Grace Ann, Jared Fields, Randy L. Hilmer, Valor Fillingim, Christine Ashbaugh, Isabelle Petra Louise, Henry Rowland, Jordan Jones.

The ever-popular musical “Annie Get Your Gun” has been playing to a packed house since opening Thursday, July 21, at Hill Country Community Theatre in Cottonwood Shores.
Performances continue through July 31, with Thursday-Friday-Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:15 p.m.
Wendy Ferrell is the director of the local production of the fictional account of Annie Oakley, written by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, with music by Irving Berlin.That music has taken on a timeless life in songs such as “There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful,”  "Anything You Can Do,” and “Sun in the Morning.”

Fri
22
Jul

HCCT holds auditions

"Don't Hug Me" is September's musical comedy at the Hill Country Community Theatre. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26. But performers of any stripe can audition for the Aug. 20 talent show at HCCT on Saturday, July 23.

Talent on Saturday, July 23--musical comedy, Monday-Tuesday, July 25-26
 

Final call for auditions for an Aug. 20 talent show will be held Saturday, July 23, and auditions of the opening show of the 2016-2017 theater season, "Don't Hug Me" will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26, at Hill Country Community Theater, 4003 West Farm to Market Road 2147.

Saturday talent show auditions Saturday will take place from 1-3 p.m.

Tue
28
Jun

Granite Shoals honors volunteers tonight

The Volunteer Appreciation Reception at 5 p.m. this evening, June 28, and Meet With Mayor! on Thursday, June 30, are two events drawing citizens to Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

It is Volunteer Appreciation Day in Granite Shoals, Tuesday, June 28, and a reception will be held at 5 p.m. at city hall.

“We want to honor all the people who have volunteered for boards and commissions and advisory groups and to honor the passing of former City Council Member Peggy Edwards,” said Mayor Carl Brugger. “So many people helped with the 50th Year Bash. We want to thank them all and everyone is invited to join us in honoring them.”

Light refreshments, cake and punch will be served.

Tue
21
Jun

Soapbox Derby winners announced

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Andrea Davis in the Harry Potter, left, takes on Travis Roberts in the Gravity Bomber in the 2016 Adult Soapbox Derby in Marble Falls Sunday, June 19. Roberts rode the Bomber to win first place in the High Octane Division. In the new Giant Slalom Division, Bob Roberts piloted to first and the two teamed up to take first in the Jamican Bobsled Slalom.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The sleek green Gravity Bomber was a big winner in the Marble Falls Adult Soapbox Derby, sponsored annually by the National Adult Soapbox Derby Association (NASDA).

With Travis Roberts at the helm it was best of the best-of-the-best, first place in the High Octane Division. In the new Giant Slalom Division, Bob Roberts rode the Bomb to first and he teamed with Roberts to take first in the Jamican Bobsled Slalom.

Thu
16
Jun

Take Dad to the races

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A month's work produced this new entry for the 2016 Adult Soapbox Derby—a miniature version of an old-time fire truck. Among the creators in the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department are, from left, Engineer Joe Bates, Chief Joe Morris, Firefighter Ben Miller and Capt. Brad Casey. The car is sponsored by First Capital of Texas Bank in Horseshoe Bay and Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance (HSBBA) members.

By Glynis Crawford Smith
The Highlander
A weekend at the races is a great Father's Day outing for the whole family—especially the Adult Soapbox Derby Races Friday-Sunday, June 17-19, in Marble Falls.
The action begins at 6 p.m. Friday with the Show-N-Shine event and a parade, where visitors can view all the entries and talk to their builders and drivers. By 7 p.m. races are underway down the big Third Street hill.
“Races look cool under the big stadium lights we bring in,” said Racemaster Taylor Smith.  “The races usually go on until about midnight the first night.”
Saturday is the busiest day at the races with vendors lining the street. Anyone can enter the 6th Annual Derby Hat Contest for just $5. The two categories: Traditional and Outrageous!! will be judged by a panel of local fashionistas.

Wed
08
Jun

Burnet County Fair, Rodeo 2016 is here

Saturday night, June 11, is “Cancer Awareness Night” at the Burnet County Rodeo. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association asks, 'Are you tough enough to wear pink?'

By Christi Bertelson
Highland Lakes Newspapers
 
It’s Burnet County Rodeo and Fair time, ya’ll, and sunny skies are in the forecast for the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo and this year organizers have made some special plans to celebrate in Texas style.  More than 50 vendors will have jewelry, homemade soaps, birdhouses, walking sticks, metal art, wood art, candles and healthy homemade snacks available to fair goers. 
Whether it is vegetables, crafts and metalwork’s that catches the spectators attention or the adrenaline rush of watching bucking bulls and saddle bronc riding, there is “something for everyone” this weekend.
Wed
08
Jun

PFD has peachy fundraiser

The Texas Hill Country is well known for tasty peaches, so the Pedernales Fire Department (PFD) Auxiliary is having loads of them delivered to the fire station for a fundraiser this summer.

For $50, you can order a case of delicious Texas peaches to pick up in mid-July at the PFD Station No. 1, located at 801 Bee Creek Road in Spicewood. Order the 20-22 pounds, carefully packed, one of the following ways:

· Call the Auxiliary at 512-496-3092 and leave a message

· Go online to the www.pfdauxiliary.org “Peaches” page

· Send a check for $50 to PFD Auxiliary, with “Peaches” on the memo line and your name, address, phone number and email, to PFD Auxiliary, 801 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, TX 78669.

Tue
07
Jun

DPS eyes commercial vehicles

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers, inspectors and investigators will begin intensified commercial vehicle inspections through Thursday, June 9, as part of Roadcheck 2016, an annual three-day enforcement effort across North America to increase motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

DPS troopers began Tuesday, June 7, to be on the lookout for commercial vehicles, including buses, with serious equipment violations and drivers out of compliance with state and federal requirements.

Tue
31
May

MFHS scholarships total $2.4 million

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Marble Falls High School military recruits accept scholarships at the May 19 honors program. Each is entitled to the G.I. Bill and other military scholarships totaling more than $900,000.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls High School Class of 2016 that graduated Saturday, May 28, earned more than $2.4 million in scholarships.

Among those were the full-tuition scholarship presented to William “Liam” Baskin, the valedictorian, and a coveted and elite National Merit Scholarship Program scholarship earned by Wiley Baskin, the salutatorian.

Tue
31
May

FRWC hear TRC convention report, host Constitutional scholar Ferguson

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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.

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