Events

Wed
09
Aug

CAPCOG Striking a Balance conference helps caregivers

Only 46 seats remain for a non-professional caregiver conference being held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 in Austion.
It is sponsored by the Capital Area Planning Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and AGE of Central Texas and it brings together family caregivers from around the region to learn how to better care for themselves and loved ones during the Striking a Balance Conference. The 16th annual conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at DoubleTree by Hilton Austin; with an anticipated attendance of 200 caregivers, the attendees will be their own greatest resources.
Fri
04
Aug

HSB Animal Show & Shine events begin Saturday

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Hill Country Humane Society volunteers Kim Nave, Ray Bishop, Lynn Bishop, Joan Gardner and Lynn Cloud are ready for another Show & Shine this Saturday at Horseshoe Bay Ace Hardware.

Beginning Aug. 5, the Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) will host a “Show & Shine” event the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horseshoe Bay Ace Hardware.

Show & Shine gives shelter animals a chance to increase their social skills and help them find forever homes. Ace Hardware owner Wylie Dunn and general manager Gary Stites have invited the Humane Society to come to the store as often as possible and a dedicated group of volunteers will make this happen.

Thu
03
Aug

Taste of the Hill Country “Early Bird” ticket sales close Sunday

A chance for dramatic savings on tickets to the 2nd Annual Taste of the Hill Country ends Sunday, Aug. 6.

The event brings together more than 20 of the Highland Lakes area top chefs and restaurants to benefit the performing arts programs at the Hill Country Community Theatre. Early Bird general admission tickets are are $40 each or two for $75 through Aug. 6.

When the event opens its doors at the Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion on Oct. 17, tickets will be $55 each or two for $95.

"Guests sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants all in one place at this event," said Mike Rademaekers, HCCT executive director. "Whether you’re a well-dined gourmand, a new-found food lover or simply looking for a good time with friends, there’s something for everyone at Taste of the Hill Country. Samples of food and drink are almost unlimited."

Fri
28
Jul

First Friday Art Walk coming Aug. 4, logo contest closing

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Shops and galleries on Marble Falls Main Street will host First Friday Art Walk Friday, Aug. 4, and, on the same night, a winner is to be chosen in logo contest organizers are sponsoring.

Even visitors on a getaway weekend for Highland Lakes fun in the sun can appreciate stepping out of the heat 5-8 p.m. to enjoy refreshments and seeing something new. The town has three galleries devoted strictly to art—Galleries on Pecan Creek in Old Oak Square, Marta Stafford Fine Art and the Highland Arts Guild Gallery—but art and handmade items line the walls of downtown gift stores staying open late as well.

“Some people were surprised to find so much art,” said Ruth Peterson, proprietor of Trendz at 203 Main Street. “We served refreshments for the first two events and we will again Aug. 4.”

Fri
28
Jul

Next Coffee with Mayor set Aug. 4 at FOCM

The next City of Marble Falls Coffee with the Mayor will be held Friday, Aug. 4, at Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2001 Broadway Street. Meet Mayor John Packer, share a cup of coffee and brush up on a little history.

A new edition of Coffee with the Mayor will be sponsored by the City of Marble Falls from 8-9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

This time, the setting will be Falls on the Colorado Museum in the historic granite schoolhouse at 2001 Broadway Street.

The public is invited to share thoughts and ideas about new projects in the city.

In this case, it also will be an opportunity to stroll through exhibits about the history of town, including those about four influential early residents created for Marble Falls Founders Day, celebrated July 8. Another new exhibit features “Rockie,” a 700-year-old bison relic, discovered on Rocky Creek in Burnet County, and the subject of a fund-raising campaign to reassemble the full skeleton.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our residents and learn about issues that are important to them,” said Packer.

The free event is an informal come-and-go session and does not require reservations.

Fri
28
Jul

Town Hall takes citizens back to the bonds Saturday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Granite Shoals citizens will have a chance to learn about their road repairs and to make themselves heard at a Town Hall Meeting for Road Improvement Bond Update at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 29.

There is a lot to learn. Since Feb. 15, when hopes evaporated for a 55 percent match to $3 million in voter-approved road bonds, few council meetings have gone by without discussion of new surveys, new engineering study and, inevitable, cutbacks in the original plan to completely restore the three main north-south traffic arteries in the city.

The council is determined to go back to voters to affirm approval of a $3 million, rather than $6 million, project.

Mon
24
Jul

Double Horn Reunion to be held Saturday

Contributed/Jean Denniston Eades

Residents of the Rockvale Community gather for an early record of what continues today as an annual Double Horn – Rockvale Reunion. This year it takes place Saturday, July 39, at the Marble Falls Church of Christ.

The annual Double Horn – Rockvale Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Church of Christ, 711 Broadway Street in Marble Falls.

The two communities that grew up southeast of Marble Falls, beginning in the 1850's, first thrived and then diminished over the decades, but a sense of community brings about 100 residents, old and new, together each year.

The surviving Double Horn School House was a longtime gathering place, but over the years air conditioning and ease of access have brought it to town.

“People just bring a covered dish and we all share lunch and memories,” said Jean Denniston Eades, a descendant of an early Rockvale family.

Thirteen families settled the neighbor communities, but residents and friends from any age are welcome.

For more information, contact Eades, 512-592-0125.

Mon
17
Jul

'9 to 5: The Musical' opens Thursday at HCCT

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Leading players of '9-5: The Musical' are Anson J. Hahn, front, and, from left Kim Fehlis, Karrie King and Glenda Hartman. The ladies in the office turn the tables on the boss from Thursday, July 20, through Aug. 6 at Hill Country Community Theater.

Tickets are now on sale for “9 to 5: The Musical” presented by the Hill Country Community Theatre. Reservations can be made by calling 830-798-8944, online at theHCCT.org, or at the box office.

A hilarious musical adaptation of the seminal hit film with an upbeat score by the legendary Dolly Parton. “9 to 5” follows three female co-workers pushed to the boiling point with their sexist and egotistical boss.

Together these unlikely partners conspire to take control of the office and achieve the ultimate revenge. “9 to 5” is a jubilant musical about friendship and getting ahead in the Rolodex era of the late 1970s.

Fri
14
Jul

Saddle up and rodeo tonight and Saturday and don't miss the morning Main Street Parade

The Marble Falls Pro Rodeo lassoed top entertain this year. Nashville recording star Genevieve Allen performs at the dance that closes Saturday night action. The first night of competition is tonight, Friday, July 14. The annual Marble Falls Rodeo Parade on Main Street is at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, and Allen follows the Saturday night competition.

The 61st Annual Marble Falls Rodeo will be going on tonight, Friday, July 14, and tomorrow, July 15, culminating with a performance by Nashville recording artist Genevieve Allen.

Historic Main Street in Marble Falls will be scene of the 10 a.m. Rodeo Parade Saturday.

Fri
14
Jul

THC hosts Certified Local Government training in Burnet

The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Certified Local Government (CLG) Program will conduct a free training in Burnet Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
It will take place at the The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Building, 607 North Vandeever Street, Burnet, and will be hosted by THC staff and members of the Burnet County Historical Commission.
The training will focus on the benefits of the CLG Program, including grant opportunities, historic resources surveys, the benefits of designating properties to the National Register of Historic Places, including federal and state tax credits, and how CLGs can improve communication with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on projects that impact historic resources.
Admission is free, but registration is required. Lunch and refreshments are provided by Burnet County Historical Commission. The training is open to current and potential CLGs, county historical commissions, and Main Street Communities.

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