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Mon
02
May

Spicewood students are 'on the air'

Spicewood Elementary students Payton Glaser, left, and Drake Taylor introduce the the school's new bywords for success on YouTube.com: http://bit.ly/1Z4I2ZX

Spicewood Elementary School (SES) students made an appearance on YouTube.com last week.

They took vision, mission, and motto statements and translated them into a video.

“We began the process by discussing and coming to a consensus on our core values as a campus,” said Sonya Smith, an SES instructional coach. “The staff discussed our campus needs and dreams for the future.”

They adopted the district motto, "Learners today...Leaders tomorrow...Mustangs Forever!", to emphasize unity with Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD).

Mon
02
May

Burnet County prays for America Thursday

Burnet County churches and community members will observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m. with prayers for America's government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams will speak on honoring veterans following and opening by Burnet County Judge James Oakley. The program will include prayer led by pastors of more than 10 Burnet County churches.

Also participating will be veterans, Hill Country Community Band and Choir and Boy Scouts to conduct a flag ceremony.

Fri
22
Apr

Hilltop City Hall showcases granite

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
A chance to tour the Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road, is an attraction for anyone interested in the granite mining industry, geology or history. Multi-level parking will become a music stage and a concourse for booths of crafts, food and games.

By Glynis Crawford Smith
The Highlander

Fri
22
Apr

50 years and counting: Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals City Hall will be filled with history at the 50th Year Bash festival on Saturday, April 23—art by its youngest citizens, students of Highland Lakes Elementary School, and historical accounts of its oldest.
It is all part of the plan to look to the future, while remembering the past. Those accounts of the past have been developed with the leadership of former mayor Dennis Maier.
Granite Shoals is a growing city with a population of now estimated at 5,025 citizens.
It is home to Highland Lakes Elementary School, with an enrollment of about 623 students who take an active part in city activities. In fact their art will decorate the 50th Year Bash.

Fri
22
Apr

Granite Shoals awarded rainwater catchment grant

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The City of Granite Shoals awarded a $23,063 grant to for a new rainwater catchment system by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) from the Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Shirley King, Granite Shoals mayor pro tem; Diana Gonzales, PEC representative; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Dennis Maier, former Granite Shoals mayor; Donna Maier, master gardener and chairwoman of the Beautification Advisory Group; Peggy Smith, assistant city manager; Mayor Carl Brugger; and Ken Nickel, city manager.

The City of Granite Shoals will be able to capture rainwater and use it for landscape irrigation thanks to a $23,063 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
Granite Shoals will use the grant to build a system of pipes, downspouts and gutters to capture and reuse rainwater runoff from City Hall and a repurposed building that now houses two covered tennis courts.
 
“We are excited about the grant from LCRA,” said Ken Nickel, Granite Shoals city manager. “During our hot summers and droughts, we look forward to the positive economic impact of saving water by using this water conservation technique.”
 

Fri
22
Apr

MFAEMS receives grant

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A grant for $22,256 is awarded to the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services ) for new CPR equipment by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation on Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Pamela Gower, emergency medical technician paramedic; Zack Norred, EMS captain; Robyn Richter, EMS board president; Heidi Braun, EMS board vice president; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Candy Schlicke, nationally registered paramedic; Karen Marshall, PEC representative; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Johnny Campbell, EMS executive director; Sarah Paige, paramedic; Kevin Naumann, EMS operations director; and Willy Fischler, paramedic.

Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be able to purchase new CPR equipment thanks to a $22,256 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC).
Marble Falls Area EMS will acquire a LUCAS Chest Compression System and a Zoll portable ventilator, some of the most advanced equipment in the field of emergency medicine for cardiac arrest victims. When paired with defibrillators, medication and highly trained medics, the organization will be able to offer the best in CPR care, said Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director Kevin Naumann­­.

Fri
22
Apr

Cottonwood Shores receives $19,100 grant

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The City of Cottonwood Shores receives a $19,100 grant to for a new police patrol vehicle from the LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation on Friday, April 22, from left, are Karrie Cummings, Cottonwood Shores financial director and grant administrator; Christopher Bieze, Cottonwood Shores police chief; Sheila Moore, Cottonwood Shores city administrator; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Donald Orr, Cottonwood Shores mayor; and Matthew Gonzales, PEC representative.

The City of Cottonwood Shores will soon have a new police patrol vehicle thanks to a $19,100 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC).
The new patrol vehicle will help the city schedule officers and improve response time to emergency calls.
“The City of Cottonwood Shores is grateful to LCRA for the grant, but no one is more excited than our police
officers,” said Sheila Moore, Cottonwood Shores city administrator. “The city currently has three older vehicles,
one with more than 100,000 miles on it that constantly needs repairs. The police department is looking forward
to having a new dependable vehicle that is better suited to the city’s terrain.”
The new vehicle will enhance the city’s commitment to public safety. Cottonwood Shores established its police
department in 2006. Currently, four officers serve the city’s 1,300 residents.

Fri
22
Apr

LCRA awards $18,096 for Llano museum

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP) and the City of Llano award an $18,096 grant on Friday, April 22, to the Llano County Historical Society for new climate control equipment and lighting. In front, from left, are: Mike Reagor, Llano mayor and Llano County Historical Society board member; Billy Click and JoAnn McDougall, society board member; JoAnn McDougall, society board secretary; Judy Miller, society reporter; Lori A. Berger, LCRA board member; Charles Wendt, society board president; Hudson Long, society board member; Martha Long, society board director; and Stan Weik. LCRA CDPP committee member. On the back row, from left, are: Carl Shannon and Gerry Martin, society board members; Rhonda Perkins, society board treasurer; Steve Dyer, LCRA governmental affairs representative, and Jerry Hilbun, society board member.

The Llano County Historical Society will be able to purchase new climate control equipment and lighting for its facility thanks to an $18,096 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP) and the City of Llano.
The historical society will buy two new air conditioners and two commercial ceiling fans to better cool and circulate air in the museum, and LED lighting fixtures to better illuminate the exhibit area.
Llano County Historical Society Board Director Martha Long said providing a comfortable viewing experience and preserving the artifacts entrusted to the museum’s care are paramount.

Tue
12
Apr

Tickets on sale for 'A Little Off the Top'

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Anson Hahn, left, and Doug Hart rehearse a scene from “A Little Off the Top,” the new comedy opening April 21 at Hill Country Community Theatre in Cottonwood Shores.

Tickets are now on sale for the Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT) production of “A Little Off the Top,” a comedy that promises hilarity from April 21-May 1.

The play centers around Steve and Jerry, two lonely balding bachelors who find a perfect toupee to attract women. The problem for both is money. Desperate for hair, they throw in their resources to purchase a used toupee with a plan to take turns wearing it.

Never mind it was repossessed from an owner who died, their confidence soars.

Tue
12
Apr

AARP continues Tax-Aide

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Tax-Aide, the free tax service of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will continue work to assist low to moderate income taxpayers complete and efile tax returns right up to Thursday, April 14.

The service ended in Burnet Monday, but one last session will be offered Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club at 1701 Broadway Street in Marble Falls.

It will continue through April 14.

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