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Tue
06
Nov

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

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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
14
May

Marketing grant program slashes advertising cost

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Special to The Highlander

Tue
28
Apr

Community rallies for 2020 Marble Falls HS seniors

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Marble Falls High School senior Bryce Laake was 'adopted' by Sherry Warren of Marble Falls who sent him a customized gift basket.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Over 1,300 people have found a virtual gathering place to show non-traditional support for the 2020 Marble Falls High School senior class in order to replace a potential loss of a traditional graduation.

Tue
21
Apr

Community Concert Series entertains while supporting those in need

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Kelly McDuffie/Contributing Photographer
Every aspect of the Friday, April 17, Community Concert Series, including sound equipment, musical talent, videos and venue space at the Hampton Inn in Marble Falls. The public was invited to float over to the venue and listen to the live music on their boats on Lake Marble Falls. Hosts also encouraged donations to the Highland Lakes Crisis Network which assists those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Performers included, from left, Pauline Reese, Brandon Alan, George Gurganus, Jessa Myer, john Arthur martinez and Chris Reeves.

Fri
10
Apr

Brewing company partners with crisis network to feed families

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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Highland Lakes Crisis Center on April 7 mobilized volunteers from several churches to load free meals into the cars of volunteer delivery drivers at a site donated for use by Bear King Brewing Co., 207 Avenue G.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Bear King Brewing Co. owners opted to closed their dining service due to COVID-19 restrictions, they found another way to continue offering their good spirits to customers while lending their amenities to a charitable organization.

The business, located at 207 Ave. G in Marble Falls, re-opened its doors April 6 in a partnership with Highland Lakes Crisis Network (HLCN) focused on feeding families for free. …

Tue
07
Apr

Delta Dawn songwriter Alex Harvey remembered

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Singer/Songerwriter Alex Harvey had a large following in the Highland Lakes community, playing regularly at local music venues.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Singer-songwriter, actor and Highland Lakes resident Alex Harvey, who co-wrote the hit song “Delta Dawn,” died Saturday, April 4, his wife Gineille Sabilino posted on his Facebook page. Harvey was 73.

Fri
03
Apr

Stations of the Cross returns to Horseshoe Bay

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The Church at Horseshoe Bay revives Stations of the Cross during the Easter season for spiritual reflection and worship.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The exact origin of The Stations of the Cross is not entirely clear, though it is associated with the Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem in the early Christian centuries.

Fri
27
Mar

Community Resource Centers continue resources and aid

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Marble Falls-office Site Director Jeanne Emerson, back, and Community Resource Centers of Texas Executive Director Donna Klaeger continue to work to assist and protect vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

 

 

Donna Klaeger, Executive Director
Community Resources of Texas, Inc.
Special to The Highlander

The Community Resource Centers, Inc. understands that our community is changing rapidly. Trying to find the right help in a time of need can be very complicated and stressful. The Covid19 Virus has arrived in our area, and we are striving to keep information flowing to our clients, as well as our community partners. We are continuing business as usual and we will direct clients to the very best resource available to them.

Tue
24
Mar

Numinous Coffee Roasters baking bread for the needy

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Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson, left, and employee Ocean Leigh bake and package fresh bread for delivery to the Helping Center. The coffee shop has converted its dining room into a bakery to serve the needy.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

While some larger businesses may be keeping an eye on their profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Payson and his employees at Numinous Coffee Roasters are making dough of their own — for bread.

Fri
20
Mar

Llano community volunteers replenish grocer shelves

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John Roberie/Special to The Highlander
Llano residents rolled up their sleeves on March 17 to help the local grocer who was short staffed stock his shelves following the rush on goods by shoppers reacting to a COVID-19 scare. Pictured are customers and community volunteers Mike Steelman and Dr. David Hoerster, in the background.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When officials with the Llano Chamber of Commerce found out they would be canceling all business and group networking events, the group decided to help a fellow merchant in another way.

On March 17, dozens of local residents spent much of the day helping Store Manager John Roberie of Lowe's Markets, 104 W. Young, restock his shelves due to the run on goods in the wake of the coronavirus scare.

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