Events

Tue
28
Nov

First Friday Art Walk a Christmas treat

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, will have a holiday flair. Beautiful to look at and available to take home, the international and imaginative Santas and other Christmas characters on exhibit at Marta Stafford Fine Art, 200 Main Street, are creations of doll maker Marilynn Huston.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Nothing brings out the artist in folks like Christmas and visitors to First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, are bound to find inspiration for their own holiday expression.

The event goes on from 5-8 p.m. as visitors stroll through stores open late and offering refreshments and entertainment.

There will be art, of course. The city's three galleries—Marta Stafford Fire Art at 200 Main Street, Galleries at Pecan Creek at 309 Main Street and the Highland Art Guild Gallery at 310 Main Street—are devoted to it. But many shops up and down the boulevard offer paintings and prints, jewelry and fashions and furniture and accessories, all created by artisans.

Tue
28
Nov

Tree of Angels ceremony honors victims of violent crime Saturday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The Tree of Angels will be displayed in Marble Falls City Hall again this year following a ceremony to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Each angel represents a friend or loved one who was a victim of violent crime.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Tree of Angels commemorating victims of violent crime in the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts will again be displayed at Marble Falls City Hall and the local ceremony, forgone last year, will return on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway Street.

Tue
28
Nov

Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday night features 125-year-old Marble Falls home

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Jane Knapik and Caryl Calsyn decorate the parlor of the Christian-Matern Home to prepare for the annual Victorian Christmas Open House to be sponsored by Falls on the Colorado Museum Saturday, Dec. 2. The home is 125 years old, an enduring part of Marble Falls history.

 

 

 

 

The home of the annual Victorian Christmas Open House is celebrating its 125th year at its original location at 603 Seventh Street in Marble Falls.

The doors of the beautiful lady will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Owner of the Christian-Matern Home, Caryl Calsyn, will be on hand to talk with visitors as they tour this important part of Marble Falls history.

The annual event is a gift to the community from the Falls on the Colorado Museum Board of Directors, who also will be greeting the public and inviting them to share holiday refreshments.

at that location is sponsored by board members of the Falls on the Colorado Museum is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017. Home owner

The home is located at 603 Seventh Street at Avenue F, on the east side of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Easier access with fewer stairs is available from parking at the back of the house.

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.

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