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.

W.C. Jameson reviews his Amelia Earhart book in Burnet Feb. 24

Author W.C. Jameson will discuss the latest edition in his Beyond the Grave Series: "Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave," tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street in Burnet. 
Jameson, who lives in Llano, is the award-winning author of more than 90 books, 1,500 articles and essays, 320 songs and dozens of published poems. Other books in the Beyond the Grave series examine the lives of Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth and Butch Cassidy. His Buried Treasures of America series numbers 36 books and counting. Jameson a top-selling treasure author in the U.S. and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter led to stints as a consultant for the "Unsolved Mysteries" television show and the Travel Channel. He served as an advisor for the film "National Treasure," starring Nicolas Cage.

Caring Aces deal pleasant evening

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Welcoming guests to the Caring Aces Charity Dinner at On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores Sunday, Feb. 21, are Abby 'Ace' Berube (left) and Duane Hastrich.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Caring Aces Charity Dinner was held Sunday night, Feb. 21, at On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores.

Guests were treated to a three-course dinner, the music of Tyler Smith and dinner speaker Bill Rives.

For a look at the evening see the Tuesday, Feb. 23, edition of The Highlander.


Kingsland Chamber of Commerce honors its best

By Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Members of the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce fill the Lighthouse Country Club Restaurant to overflowing Saturday, Feb. 20, for their 52nd Annual Awards Banquet.

The 52nd Annual Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held Saturday night, Feb. 20, at the Lighthouse Country Club Restaurant. Outstanding members and outgoing board members were honored from among businesses and community leaders in Burnet and Llano counties up and down the Highland Lakes.

See the story in the Tuesday, Feb. 23, edition of The Highlander.


Boots & BBQ crowded with fun

By Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Boots & BBQ, a Saturday night fundrasier draws a large crowd at the Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion.

Glynis Crawford Smith

Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls was crowded with country wester fun seekers Saturday night for Boots & BBQ, a benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Highland Lakes Area.

See the photos in the Tuesday, Feb. 23, edition of The Highlander.


Blues on the Bay features Jay Boy Adams

Top musicians headline the gala to benefit the Phoenix Center Saturday.

Jay Boy Adams with Zenobia & Mister Sister will provide the entertainment for Blues on the Bay Gala benefitting The Phoenix Center Saturday, Feb. 20, at Horseshoe Bay's Quail Point.


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