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.

Tue
26
Nov

Burnet County crisis negotiation team created

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Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County.

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

Fri
22
Nov

FBCS teacher inspires faith with prayer journals

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
FBCS teacher Kasey Smith distributed copies of her prayer journal, The 30 Day Gift, to students to pray for wisdom and courage for political and military leaders in Washington D.C. The school will send the completed journals to the White House on Dec. 18.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

What started as a routine lesson about the power of prayer has morphed into a school-wide project aimed at sending prayers to political and military leaders in our nation's capital.

Kasey Smith, a fifth-through-eighth-grade teacher at First Baptist Christian School, started her instruction on prayer using the Biblical story of Daniel and the lion's den as inspiration.

Wed
13
Nov

Rotarians and Falls on the Colorado Museum team to honor veterans

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

The Marble Falls Rotary Club and Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) hosted a Veterans Day event Nov. 11, to honor veterans and educate the community about their resources. Among the attendees were 97-year-old U.S. Air Force and Navy veteran Ken Lindow (front right). Behind him, from left, are Rotarian Bruce Jackson, Donna Pahmiyer, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Rotarian Mike Atkinson and Ryan Atkinson.

Fri
08
Nov

Burnet County veteran recounts near-death flight experience

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his country.

Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and aced his aptitude tests. The career advisor listed aircraft pilot as one of his potential jobs.

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Mustangs gave Max-imum effort with tribute to Brother Max Copeland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The Marble Falls football team honored the number one Mustang fan, Bro. Max Copeland, at the Friday Oct. 18 game versus Bastrop by wearing red socks in honor of the late pastor. The Mustangs are undefeated on Max Copeland Night. See the story of the Mustangs' first win of the season in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander, your high school sports authority for the Highland Lakes.

Fri
18
Oct

Horseshoe Bay renames RM 2147 for outgoing Mayor Steve Jordan

 

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Gary, left, congratulates Mayor Steve Jordan after the city council voted unanimously Oct. 15 to name Ranch to Market Road 2147 from Ferguson Road to Texas 71 after Jordan, who championed the widening of the roadway during his tuenure in office. The council also appointed a new fire chief, Brent Batla. For these stories,see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of The Highlander.

Tue
15
Oct

Marble Falls ISD preschoolers put on show for Hispanic Heritage Month

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Marble Falls Independent School District Pre-K students joined together to celebrate Mexican culture on Oct. 10 with a performance of “De Colores” while dressed in traditional garbs. Also, first graders performed a Guatemalan dance to “Yo Le Canto A Guatemala” at the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration which was held at Marble Falls Middle School. See the photo in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 issue of The Highlander.

Fri
04
Oct

Wayward tortoise visits newspaper, seeking home

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A sulcata tortoise found his way to the newspaper parking lot Wednesday, Oct. 2. The tortoise was turned over to Marble Falls Police Department's animal control officer until its owner can be located. Call animal control at 830-693-3611 to offer information.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sulcata tortoises are not indigenous to the Highland Lakes — they are more common to the southern Sahara desert and the savannas of Africa. However, someone forgot to tell that to one beautiful specimen who paid a visit to The Highlander office Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Mon
30
Sep

Marble Falls Area EMS to hold fish fry fundraiser at Blue Bonnet Cafe

File Photo
Marble Falls Area EMS will hold their annual fall fish fry fundraiser at the Blue Bonnet Cafe from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Plates are $10 per person for adults or $5 for children 5 and under. For takeout orders call 830-693-2444. Pictured here are the Walls of Spicewood with Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director Kevin Naumann during a past event.

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