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Tue
07
May

Marble Falls MayFest announces Battle of the Bands lineup

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The lineup of Marble Falls MayFest music artists include Creekside Republic, Hard Right, Thunderosa, ArchEgo, Doug Day, CRVNCH and JR Gomez y Los Conjuntos Bandits (pictured here).

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The lineup has been set for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bands as Marble Falls MayFest 2019 returns for another action-packed four days of fun, beginning Wednesday, May 8, and continuning through Saturday, May 11, at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

Tue
23
Apr

Llano River fish population recovering after October flood

Contributed/TP&W
As Texas Parks and Wildlife launched post-flood event studies on area waterways, they discovered the most abundant and diverse populations of fish on the Llano River near Junction.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

After finding more than 18 species of fish during a recent sampling trip on the Llano River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries staff are encouraged to see fish populations rebounding following historic flooding in October 2018.

Fri
12
Apr

Hill Country Community Theatre annexes 'Doublewide, Texas' for April show

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From left, Helen Ward, Amy Masuda, Gabriele Grasmick, Eliana Palmer, and Donna Petty star in the comedy “Doublewide, Texas,” opening April 25 at Hill Country Community Theatre.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Doublewide, Texas,” the fourth show of its 2018-19 season¸ by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.

Tue
09
Apr

City of Marble Falls declares April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

 

The city of Marble Falls declared April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, during their April 2 regular meeting. Members of entities which provide resources offered the latest figures, programs and efforts to protect children. Pictured are: Caroline Ragsdale, Marsha Neel and Jane Graves of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Development Coordinator Kerry Trull, Kaylee Gains and Ken Nickel of the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker.

Fri
01
Mar

Mission Marble Falls, 100 Chicks for Charity donate to Boys and Girls Club

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

The Chain of Chairity Continues. . .

Mission Marble Falls donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes on Thursday after receiving a $10,000 donation from 100 Chicks for Charity. In attendance at the check presentation were: (front left to right) Steve Lackey of Mission Marble Falls, Crissy Alderman of 100 Chicks for Charity, Kara Buster of Mission Marble Falls, Victoria Rucker director of Marble Falls Boys & Girls Club and Vicki Campbell of 100 Chicks for Charity; (in back, left to right) Brooks Blake of Mission Marble Falls, Rev. George Perry of Mission Marble Falls, Danny Joe Buster of Mission Marble Falls, Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes Executive Director Bill Drake and Grant Dean of Mission Marble Falls.

Fri
01
Mar

Whataburger donates dining furniture to Boys and Girls Club

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

 

Children of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes got comfortable in the new chairs and booths provided by local Whataburger restaurants recently. The Marble Falls Whataburger location recently remodeled its interior and donated the old tables to the Boys & Girls Club.  On Feb. 19, Whataburger district manager Keith Jensen and Burnet general manager Shaun Dilworth served kids plates of chicken strips in Marble Falls.

Fri
08
Feb

Girl Scout house reopens in Marble Falls

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Flooding in the Highland Lakes in October 2018 made the Girl Scout Huber House hut unusable on Pecan Valley Drive, but thanks to community assistance, the hut is celebrating its reopening this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

When the Highland Lakes flooded in October, the Marble Falls Girl Scout Huber House was rendered unusable. Thanks to local citizens who stepped up in a time of need, however, the building was renovated and is ready to reopen just three months later.

Tue
05
Feb

Rotary Clubs generously donate to flood relief

 

 

Special to The Highlander
The Marble Falls Rotary Club, along with generous donations from additional Rotary clubs, recently awarded $17,427 to the Burnet County Flood Victim Relief Fund to assist with long-term relief efforts created in response to the October 2018 flooding in Burnet and Llano counties.

Thu
31
Jan

FBC Burnet to host Care Nights

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

When faced with the death of a loved one, divorce, or single parenting, everyone pushes through the grief and struggles in a different way. Many people need support and guidance when faced with difficulties in their lives, and Care Nights at First Baptist Church Burnet are designed to help these individuals cope in their own ways, with the support and guidance of caring individuals.

FBC Burnet will host the spring sessions of GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K), and Single & Parenting programs Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5 and continuing through April 30.

The four seminars are designed to guide participants in coping with the effects of divorce, single parenting, and grief through informational videos, group discussions, and personal workbook exercises which cover the week's topics.

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