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Tue
05
Apr

HAG Annual Spring Show continues

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Cynthia Goergen displays her painting, 'Willow City Loop,” the prize in the fundraising drawing at Highland Arts Gallery in Marble Falls on April 10.

The second weekend for Highland Arts Gallery’s Annual Spring Show continues Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

All paintings are originals works of art by local artists. Handmade jewelry and gift items, such as, small paintings, paintings on glass and granite, gift cards, home made jellies, embroidered tea towels, decorated gourds will be available. Tickets for a drawing for an original painting by Cynthia Goergen will be on sale. The framed acrylic painting is entitled “Willow City Loop.”

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and the drawing will take place Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

Tue
05
Apr

Monarchs and more spring nature programs set

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A male Monarch butterfly pauses to dine on spring phlox. Migration and habitat preservation will be topics of at least three upcoming area programs.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH
THE HIGHLANDER
 
Area wildlife and gardening organizations are lining up spring programs and high on the list of topics is the Monarch butterfly.
On April 10 from 2-5 p.m., Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (FBCNWR), a Feed the Monarchs program will be presented by Sondra Fox. Her free family program will provide hand-on instruction for planing a butterfly garden, making a wildflower seed ball to plant and a hike to search for Monarch eggs, butterflies and caterpillars in fields of native milkweed and to plant seeds in the new butterfly meadow at the refuge.
Balcones Canyonlands is a national wildlife refuge east of Marble Falls at 24518 Ranch to Market Road 1431. For more information call 512-339.9432.
Tue
05
Apr

'Barefoot Dogs' author coming to Library Lunch

Author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will discuss his book 'Barefoot Dogs' at the Marble Falls Public Library’ Lunch with an Author program, Friday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m.

Debut author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will speak at the Marble Falls Public Library’s Lunch with an Author program, Friday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m.

His story collection “Barefoot Dogs” follows the Arteaga family in the aftermath of the kidnapping of the family patriarch, and their flight from modern Mexico. In a New York Times book review, Patricia Engel describes Antonio’s writing style as “…muscular and evocative. He revels in intimately observed moments and sharp but nuanced characterizations...”

The book, a Kirkus Review Book of 2015 also is available in Spanish and, soon, in Dutch as well.

Tue
29
Mar

WOW High Tea Fashion Show benefits transplant fund

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The community is rallying around Darlene Sanders, whos wait for a kidney transplant predates her arrival in the Highland Lakes with the Smoking for Jesus Ministry (SJM) as they fled Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She still is part of the congregation that has found anew home between Burnet and Kingsland in Burnet County. A fashion show Saturday, April 2, will contribute to a fund for her.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

A Women of Wisdom (WOW) High Tea Fashion Show at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, this Saturday, April 2, will be an event about style with a serious goal.

It will be sponsored from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the WOW women's group of Smoking for Jesus Miistry (SJM) to benefit the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund and local resident Darlene Sanders.

Tue
29
Mar

Local DRT chapters go to jail

A tour of the historic Burnet County Jail will be included in a special meeting of two chapters of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) on Saturday, April 2.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are descendants of people who lived in Texas before it became a state in 1846. They perpetuate the memory of those who achieved Texas independence, encourage historical research and promote celebration of Texas Honor Days.

Fri
18
Mar

Mission Marble Falls joins in fish fry benefit Saturday, March 19

The Mission Outreach Fish Fry at St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Avenue N in Marble Falls, on Saturday, March 19, will be a joint effort with Mission Marble Falls with a special goal.

Fried fish and the trimmings at $10 per plate will support the project to pave the church driveway and parking lot.

"It is important for the church to be able to meet the city code," said Grant Dean, vice chairman of the Mission Marble Falls Board. "This is where Mission Marble Falls carries out its work to be sure no one goes hungry."

Thu
17
Mar

Party conventions set for Saturday

Burnet County political party conventions have been set for Saturday, March 19, in Burnet.

Republican Delegates from precinct conventions will elect delegates to their state party convention, May 12-14, at a meeting at the Sylvester H. Reed Memorial Building, 402 East Jackson Street.

They will begin with registration and a pancake breakfast to hear candidates. Guests are invited to observe the grassroots process on a first-come-first-served basis, according to Donna Wilcox, Republican county chairwoman.

Sun
13
Mar

Prescription meds will be topic of March 17 meeting

Daniel E. Garcia, Pharm. D.

Prescription medications will be the St. Patrick's Day topic at the meeting of Burnet County Democrats Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at Trailblazer Grille, 216 South Main Street on the Burnet Courthouse Square.

The featured speaker will be Daniel E. Garcia, Pharm. D., a former compliance officer for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

He will discuss five major points regarding prescription medication costs: Capitalism and its effects on costs, the cost of new prescription medications and whether they are more effective, costs to American consumers compared to other countries and legal remedies to high cost medications.

Fri
11
Mar

Visit Fort Croghan over Spring Break

Photo by Christi Bertelson
Although re-enactments are not part of the fun of a Spring Break visit to Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, the historic surroundings call to mind life in 19th Century Burnet County.

Although Burnet's most popular historic site is officially closed for the winter season, Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum will be open Friday, March 12, and from March 14-19.

Fri
11
Mar

Acclaimed Starlettes to audition March 21-23

CONTRIBUTED/DeDe Hodge
The varsity Starlettes and the JV Stars dance teams are: (top row, from left) Victoria Hatch, Tamera Conely ,Taylor Everhart, Isela Avalos, Eloise Holder, Summer Thornton and Candace Hallmark; (second row, from left) Abbi Alexander, Shaden Lopez, Tamara Zamora, Abby Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, Zoey Zasoupil and Adelaine Whitley; (in front, from left) Chloe Castro (captain), Madison McDaniel, Junior Lieutenant Haleigh Tepper, Kyanna Salinas, Halee Hodge, Mikayla Hilburn (JV co-ordinator), Emma Hamm (1st Lieutenant), Ivette Barrientos and Tabitha Holley.

The dance teams that represent Marble Falls High School, the varsity Starlettes and Junior Varsity Stars, each gathered awards at two recent competitions.

The teams are now holding auditions ahead of their season that starts in July with learning dance routines to perform with the MFHS Mustang Band, football routines and pep rally dances, said Cristi Gilpin, dance teacher and director of the Starlettes and JV Stars.

At the Crowd Pleasers Showcase on Feb. 20, the JV Stars won Super Sweepstakes, Best in Contemporary, Jazz and Military and first runner-up overall.

Their varsity counterparts, the Starlettes, likewise won top awards, bringing home: Super Sweepstakes, Best in Contemporary and first runner-up in Lyrical.

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