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Wed
18
May

Gallery plans art instruction for young and old

Abstract artist M. Allison Sacra will offer a demonstration Thursday, May 19, and a full-day workshop May 24, both sponsored by Highland Art Guild & Gallery in Marble Falls. Instruction for budding artists is planned in June.

Workshops for young and old are on the upcoming calendar of the Highland Arts Guild & Gallery.
To be offered at their gallery at 318 Main Street, Marble Falls, are: an abstract painting workshop on Tuesday, May 24; the Summer Art Adventure for ages 11-14 years, June 6-10 (registration deadline May 30), and Summer Art Camp for ages 8-12, June 20-24 (registration deadline June 3).
Artist M. Allison Sacra will give a free abstract painting demonstration at Highland Arts Gallery in Marble Falls from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, to be followed by her workshop May 24.
Sacra, who is soon to open her own Olio Art Gallery in Horseshoe Bay, is offering the one-day workshop in abstract landscapes for $90.
“I paint in many styles with varying subjects,” said Sacra. “I deem my style as abstract realism. They are fun and splashy, conveying a freeing attitude enticing the viewer to feel the same.
Fri
06
May

'Almost, Maine" performance continues through Sunday, May 8

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Against a digital set of the Northern Lights Phoebe Greening as Glory. Left, and Jon Kroese as East appear in the first scene of “Almost, Maine,” the Marble Falls High School production beginning tonight, Friday, May 6, and continuing Saturday and Sunday at Hill Country Community Theatre. Moms will be admitted free on Sunday, Mother's Day.

 By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Theatre Department will present something just right for a Mother's Day treat—a light-hearted production, “Almost, Maine,” that is continuing through Sunday, May 8,  at Hill Country Community Theatre.

The play by John Cariani consists of interwoven romantic comedy vignettes set on a cold and moonless winter night in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost are falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Thu
05
May

Prom, a big night for MFHS

PHOTO BY DIANA COX
Ready for Prom 2016 April 30, are, back row from left, Eric Cauble, Aaron Wooten, Cody Jukes, Jacob Metcalf, Jackson Cox, Chris
Carter, Jeff Ramey and Kaleb Burden, and, front row from left, Taylor Dixon, Sheyenne Knox, Madeline Holder, Kaylin Zavala, Kaley Koziel, Ebby Morris, Libby McAlpin and Kate McAlpin. Email your own prom pics to Lew@HighlanderNews.com.

Prom night was a big event for Marble Falls High School Students Saturday, April 30, at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Proud parents and cell phone celebrants captured the evening. You are invited to share your own images by emailing  them to Managing Editor Lew K. Cohn: Lew@HighlanderNews.com.

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Wed
04
May

Marble Falls Main Street Market Day, Saturday, May 7

It is time again for Marble Falls Main Street Market Day again Saturday, May 7.

Main Street will be filled with more than 100 food and craft vendors, just in time for last minute Mothers Day shoppers. Mom could even choose her own treasure and enjoy the bonus of browsing the booths.

Early birds start at 9 a.m., but the shopping goes on until 4 p.m.

Is she a Second-Hand Rose? Saturday is the Citywide Garage Sale in Burnet.

See the Friday, May 6, edition of The Highlander for more ideas for treats for Mom.

Mon
02
May

Spicewood students are 'on the air'

Spicewood Elementary students Payton Glaser, left, and Drake Taylor introduce the the school's new bywords for success on YouTube.com: http://bit.ly/1Z4I2ZX

Spicewood Elementary School (SES) students made an appearance on YouTube.com last week.

They took vision, mission, and motto statements and translated them into a video.

“We began the process by discussing and coming to a consensus on our core values as a campus,” said Sonya Smith, an SES instructional coach. “The staff discussed our campus needs and dreams for the future.”

They adopted the district motto, "Learners today...Leaders tomorrow...Mustangs Forever!", to emphasize unity with Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD).

Mon
02
May

Burnet County prays for America Thursday

Burnet County churches and community members will observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m. with prayers for America's government, military, media, business, education, church and family.

U.S. Congressman Roger Williams will speak on honoring veterans following and opening by Burnet County Judge James Oakley. The program will include prayer led by pastors of more than 10 Burnet County churches.

Also participating will be veterans, Hill Country Community Band and Choir and Boy Scouts to conduct a flag ceremony.

Fri
22
Apr

Hilltop City Hall showcases granite

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
A chance to tour the Granite Shoals City Hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road, is an attraction for anyone interested in the granite mining industry, geology or history. Multi-level parking will become a music stage and a concourse for booths of crafts, food and games.

By Glynis Crawford Smith
The Highlander

Fri
22
Apr

50 years and counting: Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals City Hall will be filled with history at the 50th Year Bash festival on Saturday, April 23—art by its youngest citizens, students of Highland Lakes Elementary School, and historical accounts of its oldest.
It is all part of the plan to look to the future, while remembering the past. Those accounts of the past have been developed with the leadership of former mayor Dennis Maier.
Granite Shoals is a growing city with a population of now estimated at 5,025 citizens.
It is home to Highland Lakes Elementary School, with an enrollment of about 623 students who take an active part in city activities. In fact their art will decorate the 50th Year Bash.

Fri
22
Apr

Granite Shoals awarded rainwater catchment grant

CONTRIBUTED
The City of Granite Shoals awarded a $23,063 grant to for a new rainwater catchment system by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) from the Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Shirley King, Granite Shoals mayor pro tem; Diana Gonzales, PEC representative; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Dennis Maier, former Granite Shoals mayor; Donna Maier, master gardener and chairwoman of the Beautification Advisory Group; Peggy Smith, assistant city manager; Mayor Carl Brugger; and Ken Nickel, city manager.

The City of Granite Shoals will be able to capture rainwater and use it for landscape irrigation thanks to a $23,063 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
Granite Shoals will use the grant to build a system of pipes, downspouts and gutters to capture and reuse rainwater runoff from City Hall and a repurposed building that now houses two covered tennis courts.
 
“We are excited about the grant from LCRA,” said Ken Nickel, Granite Shoals city manager. “During our hot summers and droughts, we look forward to the positive economic impact of saving water by using this water conservation technique.”
 

Fri
22
Apr

MFAEMS receives grant

CONTRIBUTED
A grant for $22,256 is awarded to the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services ) for new CPR equipment by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Community Development Partnership Program. At the presentation on Thursday, April 21, are, from left, Pamela Gower, emergency medical technician paramedic; Zack Norred, EMS captain; Robyn Richter, EMS board president; Heidi Braun, EMS board vice president; Stan Weik, LCRA CDPP committee member; Candy Schlicke, nationally registered paramedic; Karen Marshall, PEC representative; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; George W. Russell, LCRA Board member; Johnny Campbell, EMS executive director; Sarah Paige, paramedic; Kevin Naumann, EMS operations director; and Willy Fischler, paramedic.

Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be able to purchase new CPR equipment thanks to a $22,256 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC).
Marble Falls Area EMS will acquire a LUCAS Chest Compression System and a Zoll portable ventilator, some of the most advanced equipment in the field of emergency medicine for cardiac arrest victims. When paired with defibrillators, medication and highly trained medics, the organization will be able to offer the best in CPR care, said Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director Kevin Naumann­­.

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