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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.

Tue
24
Sep

Texas Tech, Austin Coding Academy join forces

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Texas Tech Coding Academy is a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers. The local campus has teamed up with an Austin-based firm to launch the curriculum in the Highland Lakes.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

A new joint venture which will begin next month at Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes in Marble Falls could help increase the number of graduates earning higher pay in a technical job field.

Texas Tech University and Austin Coding Academy announced Wednesday, Sept. 18, a new partnership to launch the Texas Tech Coding Academy, a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers.

Fri
20
Sep

Marble Falls Music Festival to feature top Texas Country artists

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Area residents and visitors will have the opportunity to listen to Alan's music as he joins John Arthur Martinez, Pauline Reese, Kyle Park, and Shinyribs at the Marble Falls Music Festival this Saturday, Sept. 21, participating as part of the local talent setting the stage for the night's headliners.

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

Raised in the Hill Country by a pair of musical parents, artist Brandon Alan grew up with exposure to a variety of genres and styles of music. He soon blazed his own trail, and began picking the guitar around the age of 11.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls High School hosts homecoming activities

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Jett Huffman and Brooklyn Chavez were crowned Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night during halftime of the football game at Mustang Stadium.

See more photos from the MFHS Homecoming, including the parade on Page 12 of the Tuesday, Sept.17 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email nathan@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our E-edition online.

Fri
13
Sep

Marble Falls Fire Rescue tours town for cancer awareness

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Tue
10
Sep

MF Fire Rescue hosts Pink Out contests, music and festivities Sept. 12

Contributed/Marble Falls Fire Rescue

 

Special to The Highlander

Marble Falls Fire Rescue is asking the community to help fight for funds, education and awareness for those in the community who have been affected by all forms of cancer.

This year all proceeds will benefit Fighting for Gold, a local non-profit organization within our community that helps family's that have a child who has cancer.

This year's event will feature a Mr./Ms Pink Out 2019 competition, the best Pinked Out business contest and live music by the Queen of Texas Country Music Pauline Reese.

Fri
06
Sep

Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance Community Coffee attracts interest

Photos by Donald Eckelbarger & Janice Cleavinger
Contributing Writers

A view of some of the HSBBA members and guests who listened to the three Pastry Sponsors talk about their businesses.

 

 

 

By Donald Eckelbarger and Janice Cleavinger
Special to The Highlander

The Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance (HSBBA) held its Aug. 27 Community Coffee at Arrowhead Bank in Horseshoe Bay, attracting another large gathering of business leaders and residents.

Bittersweet Cakes and Catering provided the morning treats, which included an assortment of mini muffins and a delicious egg, sausage and cheese casserole that really tempted guests to have second helpings.

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