Events

Fri
29
Sep

Police plan a night out of fun in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

National Night Out (NNO) will be celebrated in Marble Falls and Granite Shoals on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Locally that national goal is taken up a notch with other first responders taking part in the night of family fun.

The Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) will conduct their event from 5-7 p.m. on the 200 block of Main Street where the police station is located.

Vendors and sidewalk sales will be found on the street, but also free food, music, bounce houses for kids and more. It is a chance families and neighbors to visit with first responders in a casual setting.

Tue
26
Sep

Students young and old prepare for Homecoming 2017

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Among thos vying for the 2017 Marble Falls High School Homecoming Couirt are, from left, front row: Macy Dyer, Payton Clough, Sarah Cauble, Madison Fields, Evo Barnabe; back row: Aubree Adams, Latham Nakhleh, Keegan Deering, Grant Fletcher, Alec Oberle. MFHS Homecoming events are going on all week, including the bonfire and parade scheduled Thursday, Sept. 28. The graduating class of 1972 is holding an open reunion that night and Saturday, Oct. 30 is the All School Reunion, followed by a 50th-year gathering of the Class of 1967.

Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Student Council members are hard at work preparing for this year’s Homecoming scheduled for Sept. 25–29 and MFHS ex-students are planning their own homecoming event Sept. 30--the All School Reunion-- including the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1967.

High school students will be building the Homecoming excitement with a week of in-school spirit days leading up to the Homecoming ceremonies and the football game against Medina Valley, Friday, Sept. 29.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Homecoming Parade, Bon Fire and Pep Rally on Thursday Sept. 28, and Friday night pre-game and halftime celebrations.

Fri
22
Sep

Marble Falls Library celebrates 20th year on Main Street

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Gov. Gregg Abbott, in addition to his proclamation of Oct. 1-7 as Power Up Your Library Week in Texas, officially recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library in its home at 101 Main Street.

The library will be closed Sept. 21-29 for new renovations and it will reopen to the flurry of preparations for a week of 20th anniversary events.

“We are super excited,” said library director Amanda Rose. “Every day from Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6, something special will be going on inside the library.

That first day will be Children's Day.

“Lollypop the Clown will put on magic shows and lead two parades through the library, one for pre-schoolers, and one after school for older kids,”said Rose.

Tue
19
Sep

Wags & Whiskers Gala coming Saturday

The Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) is busy putting the finishing touches on its second annual Wags & Whiskers Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6-10 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets priced at $50 each are still available to the public by calling HCHS directly at 512-793-5463.

The gala will take place at the Hill Country Hall, 15675 Texas 29, Buchanan Dam. Festivities will include dinner by Spyke’s Bar-B-Que of Kingsland, dancing to the sounds of the Instigators Band, silent auction items, and door prizes.

Sat
16
Sep

Relay for Life, a focus on cancer fight today

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Survivors lead the way at the kick off of the National Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16. The walk-a-thon, food for the family, games for the kids and information for all continues in Marble Falls Johnson Park until midnight.

Hill Country residents are joining together in Marble Falls today to raise money to fight cancer as the annual Relay for Life fundraiser that kicks off at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J.

Relay for Life will continue until midnight. It is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. At least one participant keeps on the track at all times to fulfill pledges for funds for the American Cancer Society made in the months leading up to the event.

Sun
10
Sep

World Trade Center bell tolls for 9-11

A brief but solemn ceremony will take place Monday, Sept. 11, in Sandy Harbor--the toning of a bell cast from metal from the World Trade Center.

Members of the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) will welcome their neighbors at 9:45 a.m. for a ceremony that will end with the toning of the bell at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department. "Please feel free to join us for a short period of reflection and prayer.

The SHVFD is located at 203 Granite Shoals Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

Fri
08
Sep

H-E-B honors firefighters by 'Helping Heroes'

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Marble Falls Fire Rescue and AirEvac personnel enjoy homemade Mexican food Friday, compliments of the H-E-B Helping Heroes program.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

H-E-B partners (employees) in Marble Falls served up a homemade lunch for the firefighters and emergency medical personnel at the Marble Falls fire station on Friday, Sept. 8, as part of H-E-B’s company-wide Helping Heroes program.

Fri
08
Sep

AirSho 2017 ready for take off in Burnet

Crowds in 2016 enjoy aviation exhibits before the Burnet AirSho begins. This year, The Highland Lakes Squadron Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and the City of Burnet will sponsor the annual event this weekend.

By Jennifer Robison

HIghland Lakes Newspapers

No plans this weekend? The Highland Lakes Squadron Commemorative Air Force (CAF) can help with that!

This Saturday, Sept. 9, is the 26th anniversary of the Bluebonnet CAF Highland Lakes Airsho, sponsored by the City of Burnet, at the Burnet Municipal Airport. It will be full day of excitement with the gates opening at 9 a.m. for spectators to look at all the displays. The air show will begin at noon.

Fri
08
Sep

Spicewood Destruction Derby spins out Saturday

One Saturday each year, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and EMS actually looks forward to seeing a lot of wrecks.

That day will be this Saturday, Sept. 9, when at the 26th annual Spicewood Destruction Derby is held on the grounds behind the fire department, 9805 Texas 71 East, Spicewood. Proceeds from this event benefit the fire department and emergency medical service.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with a live band performing at 4:30 p.m. The races will start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Seating is on a first-come basis, and coolers, glass bottles and pets are not allowed. Food, drinks and beer will be available for sale from concessions.

Fri
01
Sep

Bring your 'sugar' to OatFest in Bertram this weekend

“Bring their sugar” to Bertram for the 40th Annual Oatmeal Festival, is the official invitation for Burnet County fun this Labor Day weekend.

The festival celebrates the historic community of Oatmeal with a line up of free, family events.

There is a reason all times for the festival events begin at three minutes after the hour or half-hour. It's because 3-Minute Brand Oats help keep OatFest alive and vibrant to this day.

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