Features

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

Tue
13
Mar

Habitat completes build on latest home

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

By Oct. 11, 2017, Habitat for Humanity volunteers are a hive of activity framing the new home at the corner of Second Street and Avenue M. It was begun in September and completed in February.

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Habitat for Humanity celebrated a ribbon cutting Feb. 18 for the new home of Shana Hyslop and her 12-year-old son, Xander.

“This is our 23rd home,” said Willie Reinders of Habitat for Humanity Highland Lakes. “We have done a home a year for 23 years. We are very proud of that.”

Every homeowner in the program donates at least 150 hours of volunteer time, but Hyslop has gone above and beyond, working on at least three homes, already.

“It is exciting,” said Hyslop. “And, not just for our home. I put in my time long ago, but I expect to keep working in the program.”

“Shanna waited three years to get this house,” said Reinders. “If anybody think it just happens, they're wrong. It takes a lot of patience and sweat equity on someone else's home.”

Fri
09
Mar

Texas Crossing EP released today

The new Texas Crossing EP, 'It's All Over,' released Friday, March 9.

 

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

Texas Country Music can be found found right here in our small town, if you look close enough. Texas Crossing, a husband and wife duo with Central Texas roots, has been gracing the stages of various venues throughout the Hill Country and beyond.

1993 Burnet graduate Colt Buckelew and his wife, Tiffany Valentine, put their hearts and souls into their music and look forward to sharing it with their fans many nights out of the week.

Buckelew began singing 37 years ago, sang in the Burnet High School choir, and even performed at the very first Bluebonnet Festival in 1983. Buckelew expanded his horizons as time went on, enjoying the opportunity to sing with talents such as Pat Green and Cory Morrow.

“Rusty Weirr, a great songwriter, was a big mentor of mine that opened up this music world for me,” Buckelew said.

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