Features

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.

Thu
06
Dec

The Here & Now brings Celtic Christmas to Nollaig

The Austin-based Irish traditional band The Here & Now are returning for the third annual Nollaig, a Celtic Christmas celebration and concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 909 Avenue D, Marble Falls.

Tickets are $20 for this special, family-friendly Celtic Christmas concert benefitting Phoenix Center and are available for purchase online at thehereandnowmusicatx.com/store.

Tue
14
Aug

A Shepperd of men: Doctor's legacy remembered

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

The memory of Marble Falls resident and well-respected physician Dr. Ivan Shepperd will forever hold a spot in the hearts of the members of the community he impacted for 61 years.

Tue
07
Aug

Act of forgetfulness leads to Lion Latch invention

Richard Zowie
The Highlander
Lerin Lockwood's invention, the Lion Latch, comes from her lifelong love of alliteration and helps people not to lose valuable items. Lions are also her favorite animal.

 

 

 

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Many of the world’s great inventions, such as champagne, penicillin, and Teflon were discovered by accident.

Tue
17
Jul

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Lew Cohn/The Highlander

 

Ryan Counts, Jennifer Brust, and Abigail Storm paint backdrops for the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "State Fair," while Nina Price watches in the background. The musical premieres this Thursday, July 19, at the theatre and runs through Aug. 6.

Tue
17
Jul

Boys and Girls Club paints

Contributed

 

The Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes have been in art camp all week at the Gallery at Pecan Creek. Officials say the kids worked in all mediums and will be presenting their work.

Tue
17
Jul

Norwood remembered for community involvement, columns

Norwood

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Martha Norwood may not have been from Spicewood, but in her service to the community and her lifelong love for dogs, she made her mark on Spicewood and the rest of Burnet County.

Tue
05
Jun

Hunger Alliance coordinates summer food programs

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

Hunger has been a significant issue across the country for ages, and the problem is becoming more prominent in Burnet County.

Tue
15
May

Still making waves at age 101

Contributed/Seth Smith

Granite Shoals resident Evelyn Turner, 101, rides on the back of her son Lynn Turner’s jet ski Saturday, May 12, on Lake LBJ near their home. It was the first time aboard a jet ski for Turner, who has been recognized as the town’s oldest resident.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Granite Shoals resident Evelyn Lee Turner, 101 years young, took her first ride on the waters of Lake LBJ on a jet ski Saturday, May 15.

She'd been out there many times before since her family of avid fishermen and women first purshased property in Granite Shoals in 1963, but this was the first time she had climbed aboard behind her son,  James L. “Lynn” Turner, on a jet ski. It was a fitting adventure for the woman generally recognized as the town's eldest citizen.

At 99 in 2016, Evelyn blew out the candles on the 50th Year Celebration cake for the City of Granite Shoals and, last year on March 7, many residents assembled to see her blow out another candle, this one for her 100th birthday party thrown by Anne Williams at Anne's Hair Country.

Fri
04
May

New organization bringing culture to HSB

john Arthur martinez performs with a band at the 2016 FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls. martinez will be the inaugural headline act for the Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment Society on May 12 at Quail Point.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

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