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Fri
25
Mar

Celebrate Easter beginning today

Photo by Frank Shubert/The Highlander
'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.'
~John 1:29
Easter services and hunts for Easter eggs one of the earliest Christian celebrations of Eastertide are found in the list here.

Easter events are here and we have compiled a list of some happenings in the area still to come in the way of Easter services and hunts for Easter eggs, one of the earliest Christian celebrations of Eastertide:

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts

 

Thu
24
Mar

MFHS theater design students qualify for state UIL

The Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Technical Design Team delivered seven state qualifiers during the spring University Interscholastic League (UIL) Technical Theatre Design Contest.

The challenge for contestants this year was to start with Macbeth by William Shakespeare, and change the play’s typical location, Scotland, or the typical time period, the 1500s, or both. The team was tasked with creating a unified design for the show using the new setting.

“The competition produced only one other state qualifier (Cedar Park) in Marble Falls’ UIL district,” said Jonathan Clark, MFHS theatre director. “We have the third most State qualifiers in the Division 2 category of 5-A and 6-A schools.”

Thu
24
Mar

MFISD starts search for Colt principal, seeks community input

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) administrators have started the 10-step process of hiring a principal at Colt Elementary to replace Keith Powell, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

Wade Stanford, assistant superintendent of administrative operations, briefed the MFISD Board of Trustees on the process during the district’s meeting March 22.

Stanford expects the superintendent to be able to make a recommendation to the board during the regular meeting scheduled for May 16.

Thu
24
Mar

Cottonwood Shores City Council passes long-awaited noise ordinance

Lunchtime patrons head into On The Rocks in Cottonwood Shores Thursday. The owner of the restaurant and bar are ready to work with the city's revised noise ordinance.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

The Cottonwood Shores City Council at its meeting on Thursday, March 17, unanimously passed a revised version of noise ordinance 8005, a staple on council agendas since January and an issue within the city for at least two years.
Although the noise ordinance applies to heavy equipment, vehicles and firearms, among many other sources of loud noise, complaints have been directed mainly at On The Rocks restaurant in the Castle Rock section of the city.

Between April and October of last year, two residents called officers 35 times about noise at the restaurant, with 16 of those calls made in one month alone.

Thu
24
Mar

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort gets ready to lift off Friday

The 4th Annual Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort is set to become an Easter weekend tradition for folks from all over the state. Festivities start Friday evening, March 25, and end Sunday, March 27 (for VIP package holders.)

Although hot air balloons are the focus and highlight of the occasion, the festival also features music, food, a crafts fair, skydivers and a powered parachute demonstration.

For children, there is also face painting, a rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and the Safari Greg Animal Show.

Wed
23
Mar

San Antonio man dies in 'horrific accident'

Contributed

Edward Griffin

by Alexandria Randolph

Llano County officials said Wednesday that there is no reason to think the apparent drowning death of a 20-year-old San Antonio man on Saturday, March 19 was anything but a “horrific accident.”

Llano County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Linda Ballard handled the inquest of the death of Edward David Griffin, who had just celebrated his 20th birthday on Feb. 8 and apparently drowned in Lake LBJ at Kingsland last week.

“He jumped off a dock in the backyard of house in Kingsland,” she said. “It was Spring Break. He and some friends were down at the lake for the holiday.

“There is no reason to think this was anything but a horrific accident,” Ballard said, adding that officials did not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. “We thoroughly checked that out.”

Ballard said the young man jumped into the lake of his own accord and didn’t resurface – he couldn’t swim.

Mon
21
Mar

All invited to participate in charity run at Reveille Peak Ranch for TACP Association

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet will be the site of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Association’s annual 24-hour charity run to support the families of fallen men and women in the U.S. Air Force.

The run starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, and will conclude at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Anyone is welcome to run with the participants, who will be running in teams for 2-hour blocks of time. Don’t worry--supporters do not have to run for 24 hours: “Even running for a mile is a great show of support,” said Tyler Stewart of the U.S. Air Force and event spokesman.

Mon
21
Mar

Fun while it lasted

Glynis Crawford Smith/Highlander
Spring Break is just memories now, but good ones, like these of 3-on-3 basketball at the Marble Falls Parks & Recreation Spring Break program in Westside Park.

Thu
17
Mar

The Highland Lakes gets ready for Easter services and festivities

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander. "Officer Bunny" will again officiate at Granite Shoals' Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 at 10 a.m. He and the Granite Shoals Police Officers Association contribute 20,000 eggs for hunting at Veterans' Memorial Park, 1208 South Phillips Ranch Road.

Easter is just around the corner and so readers don't have to hunt any specifics but can instead concentrate on hunting eggs, we have compiled a list of several happenings in the area:

 

Easter Egg Hunts

 

Thu
17
Mar

Project Sanctuary helping Texas vets, their families

Contributed. Military families unwind at The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Smithwick as part of the Project Sanctuary program.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

When people think about the men and women serving in the military, it’s easy to forget their families are also serving, just in different ways. That’s one reason why Project Sanctuary holds 6-day retreats for military families to go from “battle ready to family ready.” One of the wilderness retreats is right in the heart of the Hill Country, at The Retreat at Balcones Springs outside Smithwick (near Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge).

Eight Project Sanctuary families just finished a retreat during the week of March 12-17 and eight more families are getting ready for the second next week, from March 20-25. The Retreat at Balcones Springs will see veterans and families again for two more retreats in October.

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