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Fri
08
Jan

Horseshoe Bay rings in the New Year!

An ice skating scene is just part of the intricate railroad set up at Donna and Larry Canter's New Year's Eve party.

Large crowds of celebrants had a great evening on Dec. 31, 2015, heralding the arrival of the New Year.

The biggest party was at the ballroom in the Yacht Club where guests dressed in cocktail attire and enjoyed a four-course dinner from 6-8 p.m. This was followed by dancing to The Groove Labs Band, enjoying a cocktail and visiting with friends. Later, there were enough party hats and noise makers to go around, along with champagne for everyone to welcome in the New Year at the stroke of midnight.

Fri
08
Jan

Spicewood author releases book about '100 Horses'

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'100 Horses in History' is the result of a 10-year writing project undertaken by Spicewood author Gayle Stewart.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

The Highlander

 

 

Many people have an overriding interest in a subject, a lifelong motif, but few follow through with a decade of research and writing to produce a substantial book about it.

When Gayle Stewart of Spicewood embarked on delineating “the talents and deeds” of historical and more recent horses that impacted humankind, she didn’t know the result would be her recently released piece of nonfiction, 100 Horses in History–True Stories of Horses Who Shaped Our World.

Mon
13
Oct

Resculpting Main Street

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Pokey Park, a returning sculptor in the Sculpture on Main competition, will be entering this artwork for judging.

by Alexandria Randolph

Within a few days, new sculptures will be converging on Main Street for Marble Falls Annual “Sculpture on Main” competition.

Sculptures will be installed Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The event will include a full-color, walking tour guide with photos of the sculptures, artists’ names, and costs of the sculptures, which will be produced and distributed through local businesses, museums, galleries, and area chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus. Walking guides will also be available to art lovers 24/7 at a special “map locker” found on the median in the 200 block of Main Street.

Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Rives said an artists' and patrons' reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 17, at the Marble Falls Visitors’ Center on US 281. 

“We’ve got around 20 pieces from 19 artists this year,” he said, “some are returning.”

Mon
13
Oct

FiestaJam to offer beat

by Alexandria Randolph

The first Marble Falls FiestaJAM will debut this Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19, offering a music and wine festival on Lake Marble Falls and in several other local venues.

The three-day festival will feature activities designed to showcase the blossoming music and wine scene in the Marble Falls/Burnet County area of the Texas Hill Country, while supporting Marble Falls Independent School District and the Harmony School of Creative Arts music education programs.

The festival kicks off with a Friday-night Patrons of the Arts VIP reception at Uptown on Main. Scheduled to perform are Mike Blakely, Alex Harvey, Joel Guzman and John Arthur Martinez (who just happens to be the FiestaJAM creator, along with renowned conductor/producter Robert Linder.)

Mon
29
Sep

Button collectors’ workshop draws small but committed crowd

Karen Perry, far left, from Houston and Joyce Simpson, far right, from Dallas, look at buttons with Freda Knight, middle, and Cynthia Boatman, who are both members of the Ft. Worth Button Club.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Folks from all over the state traveled to Marble Falls Saturday, Sept. 27, for the first Bluebonnet Button Club workshop at the First United Methodist Church.

Many spoke about the beginnings of their interest in buttons, which almost always included Grandma’s “button box.”

“It all started with my grandmother’s collection,” said Susan Barber of Ft. Worth. “Buttons are not made, they’re created. We all have a feeling about buttons or we wouldn’t be here.”

It was definitely a social gathering, with more interest in chatting, making friends and comparing button collections than on wheeling and dealing. 

“The thing that just fascinates me is that every button was created as an idea in someone’s mind, they’re works of art,” Barber said. “You don’t buy a button because it’s beautiful, but because it speaks to you.”

Sun
03
Aug

Theater students performing at Uptown Theatre

MFHS theater students Corey Bogue, Katie Mintz and Robynne Sisco-Martinez manage to play roles much older than their years.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
 
Marble Falls High School theater students are gracing the stage of one of the oldest venues in the city this week. With the help of two student technicians, six student actors are performing “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the Uptown Theatre on Main Street, and you can still catch the performance. Marble Falls native Jonathan Clark, theater teacher at MFHS, said his students have willingly sacrificed much of their summer break to work on the production.

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Sun
03
Aug

Business alliance coffee shows off areas hot spots

Brad and Rachel Wright of Ft Worth and Sandra Phelps of Fort Worth just in from a ride on the wave runner.

By Dorothy Crockett.
 
The Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance Coffee was hosted this month by the City of HB at City Hall and all of the city officials were there to greet the public. Refreshments were provided by BrittCo Management, Mike Brittain, CEO and 4L Enterprises, Matt Looney, CEO. These monthly coffees are sponsored by all the businesses in Horseshoe Bay and each month one business volunteers to host and/or provide refreshments.

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