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."


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.


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.


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.


Acclaimed Starlettes to audition March 21-23

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.


Bunnies hop to library March 21

Soft furry bunnies of the real kind will visit the Marble Falls Public Library Pre-School Story Time on Monday, March 21, starting at 10 a.m.

Kids don't have to wait for Easter, March 27, for visions of bunnies to materialize.

Real live bunnies are coming to the Marble Falls Public Library for Pre-School Story Time on Monday, March 21.

At 10 a.m. in the library community room children can hold the warm and snuggly, soft and furry, domestic variety.


Carole Goble honored

Historian Carole Goble, with Caryl Calsyn, Falls on the Colorado Museum Board of Directors member (left), receives the 2015 Burnet County Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award from Commission Chairwoman JoAnn Myers (right).

Carole Goble has been honored for her contributions to the preservation of history in Burnet County.

She was presented with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award by the Burnet County Historical Commission at the meeting of the Burnet County Commissioners Court on Feb. 23.

Goble's ancestors settled in Burnet County 146 years ago. She is the author of the historical account "Burnet" in the Images of America series that chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. She has served as chairman of the Burnet County Historical Commission and the City of Burnet Historical Board and the Burnet County Heritage Society Board of Governors.


Blue Bonnet fryers sizzle for EMS benefit

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

On Wednesday, March 9, diners will be lining up for more than fried fish at The Blue Bonnet Cafe. They will also be lining up to support the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Service (MFAEMS) at a twice-annual event that has become tradition.

From 4-8 p.m. at the historic restaurant at 211 US 281, each plate of fried fish purchased supports the local EMS. It has been going on more than 25 years on the first Wednesday of March and of November.


Girls Night Out pampers ladies for a worthy cause

The 5th Annual Girls Night Out, benefitting the services for women of Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recover House, will be a Mad Hatter pajama party this year.

Set for March 5 from 6:30-11 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, the event welcomes guests (over age 21) to come in PJs or loungewear to indulge themselves in facials, massages, manicures and other joys of the female set. Individual tickets for eight of those indulgences are $50 each, or $40 each for groups of five or more. Find them at the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, 916 2nd Street, or online at www.opendoorrecovery.net.

See the story in the Tuesday, March 1, edition of The Highlander.



'Dial M for Murder' continues run

By Glynis Crawford Smith
The villainous Captain Lesgate (played by Guy Gober) attacks Margot Wendice (played by Alexandria Randolph) in 'Dial M for Murder.'

The Hill Country Community Theater production of the classic thriller “Dial M for Murder” through March 6.
Frederick Knott’s story of dark betrayal is performed by a cast of seven under the direction of Mike Rademaekers and assistant Holden Fox. Actors include Glen Bird as Tony Wendice, Alexandria Randolph as Margot Wendice, Patrick Lescarbeau as her enamoured defender Max Halliday, Guy Gober as the assassin Captain Lesgate, Randy Hilmer as Chief Inspector Hubbard and Corey Bogue as Officer Thompson.
Performances areThursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:15 p.m.
Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children and students. For reservations call 830-798-8944, visit online at www.theHCCT.org or noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the theater box office, 4003 West Ranch to Market Road 2147, Cottonwood Shores.


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