Events

Wed
12
Jul

Learn to be Firewise Saturday

Summer in Texas typically brings hot, dry weather and an increased risk for wildfire. In order to help residents learn how to reduce their wildfire risk, a Firewise presentation is being offered by the Texas A&M Forest Service on Saturday, July 15.

The presentation is sponsored by Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6 and Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department (MFAVFD). The public is invited.

The presentation is being held in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church (1101 Bluebonnet Drive) in Marble Falls starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until noon.

Wed
12
Jul

Have your say on Inks Lake Park Thursday

 

Comments on the future of Inks Lake State Park will continue online and by mail until Aug. 4.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will present plans and proposals for development of facilities and recreational use areas at the Inks Lake State Park complex during a public meeting Thursday, July 13. The public is invited to attend and provide comment on the plans, which will affect Inks Lake State Park, nearby Longhorn Cavern State Park, and the road between the two, historic Park Road 4.

 

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City of Burnet Community Center, 1601 South Water St., Burnet.

 

Wed
05
Jul

Highland Lakes Independance Day booms

Fireworks and celebrantions on the Highland Lakes began with the Blue Lake Estates parade and fireworks Saturday, July 1,  and grew to a crescendo Tuesday night July 4.

Also, on Saturday, the annual Flights of Fancy event of the Highland Lakes Flyers model airplane club filled the air above Hank Nilsen Model Aircraft Field (see photos on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2tiwqvB ) and the Miss Aqua Boom Pageant filled the Kingsland Community Center.

Parades went on for family and friends in Spicewood, Meadowlakes and Highland Haven, Bertram, Briggs, Horseshoe Bay and at the Kingsland Aqua Boom. They even took to the water in Horseshoe Bay and Kingland. The grand finale was fireworks in Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Briggs, Bertram and Kingsland, with all three shows visible to residents with the right vantage point around the lakes.

Thu
29
Jun

Win a fire engine ride-along in HSB parade

Contributed

Imagine yourself waving from a shiny new Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue fire engine in the city's 4th of July parade. Then, quick buy a ticket in the drawing to benefit the Hill Country 100 Club.

Today, Thursday, June 29, is the last day to purchase a ticket for a ride-along on one of the new Horseshoe Bay fire engines in the city's 4th of July parade.

For the donation of $5 each or $20 for five tickets, you not only get a chance to join the parade in a Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue truck, you support the Hill Country 100 Club.

A winning ticket is good for space for two adults or an adult and a child, four years or older, with a booster seat and an adult qualified to sign the liability waiver for the ride.

Wed
21
Jun

Granite Shoals holding a free dinner, town hall meeting and movie in Bluebriar Park

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Friday and Saturday, June 23-24 will be busy in Granite Shoals with a community spaghetti dinner, a town hall meeting on urban deer and Movie Night at Bluebriar Park.

Spaghetti at the fire hall

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or a member of the Granite Shoals Fire Auxiliary (GSFA) is especially invited to a free community spaghetti dinner for families in the city sponsored by Granite Shoals Fire Rescue (GSFR).

Fri
16
Jun

Shepherd & McCabe premier song Saturday in HSB to support Living Love Animal Shelter

Coley McCabe and Thom Shepherd perform Saturday, Jan 17, to cap off the Forever Home Challenge tournaments in Horseshoe Bay. Admissions benefit the Living Love Animal Rescue Shelter, a no-kill facility in Burnet County.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The premier live performance of a new song by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe will take place in Horseshoe Bay on Saturday, June 17, for a good reason.

It was inspired by Living Love Animal Rescue Shelter here in Burnet County and June 17 is the date of the Forever Home Challenge, a benefit for the shelter at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Morning activities from 9 a.m.-noon will include the Living Love Tennis Challenge and the Putting4Paws Whitewater Putting Challenge. Then, from 6-9 p.m., a concert and fajita party will take place at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club.

Music will start at 7 p.m., featuring Shepherd and McCabe and concluding with the performance of their new single release, “Forever Home.”

The premier live performance of the new song by Shepherd and McCabe will take place in Horseshoe Bay for a good reason.

Fri
16
Jun

Soapbox Classic Show & Shine Friday night, Tom Ben Lindley street dance Saturday

Tom Ben Lindley

 

 

 

The 15th Annual Soapbox Derby Races have plenty of daytime action, but the cool of the evenings offer even more, including a street dance this year to the tunes of Tom Ben Lindley.

The West Texas singer/songwriter is coming to Marble Falls compliments of Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse in Spicewood.

He may have started life with a classical violin, but once he picked up a guitar, Lindley came up through the “Outlaw Country” ranks to powerhouse wallop of Southern–fried Del Rio swingin' singin' blues. He will bring the sound to to this lakeside city beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Most of the action of the derby takes place right at the top of the Third Street hill downtown, but vendors and racers will be found along Main Street on either side of the downhill racetrack.

Wed
07
Jun

Burnet County Area Fair is 'Hill Country Proud' is underway

The Burnet County Area Fair is underway, through Saturday, June 10, with free family fun at the Burnet Community Center, 401 East Jackson Street in Burnet.

Entries have been invited from Burnet, Bell, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties.

Opening Ceremonies were the official start at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, with the Hill Country Blenders singing the Star Spangle Banner and other songs fitting this year's theme: "Hill Country Proud."

In the foundation building a quilting demonstration began at 10:30 a.m. Linda Wells, the AgriLife Extension Agent, will host a cooking demonstration, “Hill Country Foods that can make us proud.”

Tue
06
Jun

Singing zoologist, first Marble Falls summer reading program

The first special program Marble Falls Public Library Summer Reading Club will be Thursday, June 8, when Lucas Miller, the singing zoologist makes a visit to the library at 101 Main Street.

A favorite at schools and libraries, Miller has performed in many venues, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival and two seasons of the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Artist Tour. He earned a BA Degree in zoology at Miami University before beginning his career as an author and recording musician.

Miller will be singing his silly songs with serious science woven into laughter and learning at 3 p.m.

Registration for the club began Wednesday, May 31, at the library.

Fri
02
Jun

Harmony spring recital brings a range of dances on stage

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

In rehearsal for an advanced tap number, 'Sing, Sing, Sing,' are senior members of the Harmony Academy of Dance are, from left, on the back row, Emma Porterfield, Sloan Francis, Jade Gaither, Amber Hibler, Marie Kirtman, Rachel Allee, and on the front, Matthew Kirtman, Abby Dillard, Amy Foley and Grace Abbey.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Harmony School of Creative Arts Spring Dance Recital will presented in three performances, entitled “Time Flies,” this weekend at Hill Country Community Theater in Cottonwood Shores.

The presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

The recital will include dancers from all age groups and experience levels, demonstrating their skill and artistry choreographed to delight the young and young at heart.

“Our dance faculty have been working diligently to ensure students are ready to perform,” said Kenneth Jordan, executive director of the non-profit school that serves the Highland Lakes area from its studio in Marble Falls. “This year's recital promises to be memorable as we welcome so many young dancers and bid fare well to our graduates.”

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