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Tue
06
Nov

Walkway of Lights to end sooner in 2018 but still “magical” after flood-delayed start

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be on a shortened timeline and end on Dec. 26 due to work set to began on the city's parks improvement plan.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Recent flooding issues have failed to deter plans for the Walkway of Lights, however, a Marble Falls city parks improvement project will place the Christmas lighting display on a shorter timeline, officials said.

A Pedernales Electric Cooperative crew began work Nov. 5 on utility installation of the Lakeside Park lighting trail, hosted by the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce.

“We had to wait for the park to dry out a little bit,” said Chamber Events Coordinator Brandi Payne. “Obviously the park was saturated, and that put us off from getting down here (to start erecting the display). There's a little bit of delay, but we're going to make it work.”

The night-time display – which features sculptures, lighted Christmas trees and photo opportunities with Santa Claus – is scheduled from Nov. 16 to Dec. 26.

Tue
25
Jun

Salute for service takes place at Texas Ranger Memorial Cross dedication

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Fri
21
Jun

Marble Falls school board honors new Eagle Scouts

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored local Eagle Scouts Monday, June 17 for their promotion to the highest rank of Scouts. There were 12 promoted to Eagle Scout. Six were attendance. They are pictured here with Board Members, from left Kevin Virdell, Superintendent Chris Allen, Kevin Naumann, Rick Edwards, Gary Boshears and Larry Berkman. Scout Master Mike Hodge, who is also the Marble Falls City Manager (far right) presented the Scouts and their community Eagle projects, which include working with a local church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Fri
21
Jun

Burnet County honors Dorinda Duzan for CPS service

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Burnet County Commissioners honored Dorinda Duzan upon her retirement from the Burnet CPS office on June 11. From left are Llano County Attorney Becky Lang, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., Pct. 2 Commissioner Damon Beierle, Duzan, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, Pct. 3 Commissioner Billy Wall, Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Co-workers, county officials, family and friends honored retiring Burnet Child Protective Services supervisor Dorinda Duzan last week in recognition of her many years of service.

Thu
30
May

U.S. Senator takes a VETRIDE, applauds Burnet County

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls MayFest announces Battle of the Bands lineup

Contributed
The lineup of Marble Falls MayFest music artists include Creekside Republic, Hard Right, Thunderosa, ArchEgo, Doug Day, CRVNCH and JR Gomez y Los Conjuntos Bandits (pictured here).

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The lineup has been set for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bands as Marble Falls MayFest 2019 returns for another action-packed four days of fun, beginning Wednesday, May 8, and continuning through Saturday, May 11, at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

Tue
23
Apr

Llano River fish population recovering after October flood

Contributed/TP&W
As Texas Parks and Wildlife launched post-flood event studies on area waterways, they discovered the most abundant and diverse populations of fish on the Llano River near Junction.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

After finding more than 18 species of fish during a recent sampling trip on the Llano River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries staff are encouraged to see fish populations rebounding following historic flooding in October 2018.

Fri
12
Apr

Hill Country Community Theatre annexes 'Doublewide, Texas' for April show

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From left, Helen Ward, Amy Masuda, Gabriele Grasmick, Eliana Palmer, and Donna Petty star in the comedy “Doublewide, Texas,” opening April 25 at Hill Country Community Theatre.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Doublewide, Texas,” the fourth show of its 2018-19 season¸ by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.

Tue
09
Apr

City of Marble Falls declares April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

 

The city of Marble Falls declared April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, during their April 2 regular meeting. Members of entities which provide resources offered the latest figures, programs and efforts to protect children. Pictured are: Caroline Ragsdale, Marsha Neel and Jane Graves of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Development Coordinator Kerry Trull, Kaylee Gains and Ken Nickel of the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker.

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