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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.

Wed
28
Aug

DA earns Texas Parks and Wildlife award for case diligence

Contributed
Texas Parks and Wildlife has named 33rd/424th Judicial Districts District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee the 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Prosecutor of the Year. He received the honor for his work prosecuting natural and cultural resource violations and environmental crimes in the state. Pictured, from left, are: TP&W Commissioner Reed Morian, McAfee, his wife Jill McAfee, TP&W Colonel Grahame Jones and TP&W Executive Director Carter Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

A local prosecutor has received a top award for his work in high-profile investigations involving Texas Parks and Wildlife.

The state entity recognized District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee by naming him winner of the 2019 TPWD Prosecutor of the Year Award, “for his work prosecuting natural and cultural resource violations and environmental crimes in the state.”

McAfee is the district attorney for the 33rd/424th Judicial District which encompass Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba Counties.

Fri
23
Aug

Area talent shines at fifth Hill Country Community Theatre show

Contributed
The Highlander's Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn and his wife, Betty, were among the local performers at the HCCT 5th Annual Talent Show. See more photos on page 3 of the event on page 3 of the Friday, Aug. 23 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Don Eckelbarger and Janice Cleavinger
Contributing Writers

Have you ever thought about “treading the boards” on stage? That’s an old Broadway phrase often associated with performing theatre before a live audience, and on Aug. 17 and 18, the Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT) in Cottonwood Shores gave 18 of your friends and neighbors the opportunity to do just that and share their talents.

Fri
23
Aug

PEC employees donate school supplies in MFISD

Contributed
Several campuses, including Colt Elementary in Marble Falls, received free school supplies before the first day of school due to the generosity of a Pedernales Electric Cooperative first-ever employee-wide collection effort.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) employees teamed up to provide a bright start to the school year for area teachers and students.

Fri
23
Aug

Marble Falls High tiny home construction no small task

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Construction and welding teacher Shawn Reed and his students put a year and a half into the construction of a tiny home. Marble Falls ISD has put the home on the market, and all proceeds from the sale go back into the CTE program.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls High School Career and Technology Education program is making their presence known in the tiny home market after the latest completion of a major project.

“There were challenges along the way,” construction and welding teacher Shawn Reed said. “It's like building a house, but it's not. Everything is so small, but you're building it like a house. All the corners and transitions are trickier.”

Tue
20
Aug

Sporting for a good cause at the Llano Lions Club event

Photo by Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Brandon Loving, of Kingsland, took aim at Inks Ranch in Llano as part of the Llano Lions Club “Sporting Clays for a Cause” event on Saturday, Aug. 17. The event raised money for the Lions Club scholarship program. See more photos in the Tuesday, Aug. 20 issue of The Highlander. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

Fri
16
Aug

Local NASA retirees recall Apollo missions' glory

Contributed/NASA
Mission Control during final 24 hours of Apollo 13 mission, April 16, 1970.

 

 

By Savanna Gregg
The Highlander

Space exploration in the 1960s and 70s was an exciting time for the nation, and the accomplishments of the various crews at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are still felt today, as new generations enjoy riveting stories shared by those who participated in the Apollo missions over 50 years ago.

Tue
06
Aug

Colorful Crusaders join First Assembly Church for camp

Cindi Fry/The Highlander

Dozens of children attended the Kids Crusade, Wednesday July 31 to Aug. 2 at First Assembly Church of Marble Falls. The evening program featured faith-based lessons, activities, songs and special guests including “Lollipop the Clown.”

 

Wed
31
Jul

Kingsland JP resigns to follow her heart

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Former Llano County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Era Lea Marion recently joined Eric, a retired naval officer, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to start their new life together.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Era Lea Marion made up her mind to “follow her dream,” she knew she had raised the stakes for happy retirement.

Two weeks ago, she packed up her belongings and drove to live in South Carolina.

Fri
26
Jul

Marble Falls extends hike and bike trail

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A new sidewalk began to take shape July 25 in the south end of Johnson Park in Marble Falls. The work is adjacent to a new restroom facility at the venue. When completed, the sidewalk will farther extend the hiking and biking trail system which connects to Westside Park.

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