Features

Tue
20
Aug

Sporting for a good cause at the Llano Lions Club event

Photo by Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Brandon Loving, of Kingsland, took aim at Inks Ranch in Llano as part of the Llano Lions Club “Sporting Clays for a Cause” event on Saturday, Aug. 17. The event raised money for the Lions Club scholarship program. See more photos in the Tuesday, Aug. 20 issue of The Highlander. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

Fri
16
Aug

Local NASA retirees recall Apollo missions' glory

Contributed/NASA
Mission Control during final 24 hours of Apollo 13 mission, April 16, 1970.

 

 

By Savanna Gregg
The Highlander

Space exploration in the 1960s and 70s was an exciting time for the nation, and the accomplishments of the various crews at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are still felt today, as new generations enjoy riveting stories shared by those who participated in the Apollo missions over 50 years ago.

Tue
06
Aug

Colorful Crusaders join First Assembly Church for camp

Cindi Fry/The Highlander

Dozens of children attended the Kids Crusade, Wednesday July 31 to Aug. 2 at First Assembly Church of Marble Falls. The evening program featured faith-based lessons, activities, songs and special guests including “Lollipop the Clown.”

 

Wed
31
Jul

Kingsland JP resigns to follow her heart

Contributed
Former Llano County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Era Lea Marion recently joined Eric, a retired naval officer, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to start their new life together.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Era Lea Marion made up her mind to “follow her dream,” she knew she had raised the stakes for happy retirement.

Two weeks ago, she packed up her belongings and drove to live in South Carolina.

Fri
26
Jul

Marble Falls extends hike and bike trail

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A new sidewalk began to take shape July 25 in the south end of Johnson Park in Marble Falls. The work is adjacent to a new restroom facility at the venue. When completed, the sidewalk will farther extend the hiking and biking trail system which connects to Westside Park.

Wed
17
Jul

Rodeo gallops into Marble Falls July 19 and 20

File Photo
The Marble Falls Rodeo returns for its 63rd year this weekend at Charley Taylor Arena, 3053 S. US 281.

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Marble Falls Rodeo returns this weekend July 19 and 20 at Charley Taylor Arena, just south of Marble Falls on US 281.

This year's rodeo – the 63rd iteration of the annual event – will feature several competitions, including the return of the rodeo queen.

Fri
12
Jul

Horseshoe Bay offers rousing, patriotic Independence Day celebration

Donald Eckelbarger/Special to The Highlander
The Bowles family, from left, Darlene, Sherri, Jamie, Paisley and Leighton participated in the Land Parade assembly area ready to head for Quail Point to enjoy food and games.

 

 

 

By Donald Eckelbarger
Special to The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay’s activities to celebrate America’s birthday started at 7:30 a.m. on July 4 at the fire station where Randy and Denise Rives dispensed flags and pin wheels to participants planning to participate in the land and boat parades.

Tue
02
Jul

Marble Falls hosts Fourth of July on church grounds

The Marble Falls Community Fireworks Celebration starts with food and beverage vendors opening booths at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Drive. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks are at 9:15 p.m. or dusk.

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

The City of Marble Falls will celebrate the Fourth of July in a new location for 2019 with plenty of things to entertain people of all ages.

Thu
27
Jun

BCHC Citizen of Note: James Leslie Luther Sr.

 
The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet. 
The community is invited to this special event and encouraged to read each of the seven biographies in The Highlander and at highlandernews.com!

Burnet County Historical Commission

Citizen of Note

Thu
27
Jun

BCHC Citizen of Note: LaVonna Rea (Vonnie) Riddell Fox

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet. The community is invited to this special event and welcome to read each of the seven biographies in The Highlander and at highlandernews.com.

Burnet County Historical Commission

Citizen of Note

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