Back in the swim of things for summer!

By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Highland Lakes Newspapers Throughout the Highland Lakes, local residents and visitors alike seek getaways from the hot summer sun. Surrounded by lakes, a wellspring of natural waterways abound. Water seekers can also find a few swimming pools and water recreation venues as well. From the public pool in Meadowlakes to the far reaches of Shaw Island on Lake Buchanan, summer fun in a revitalizing oasis is just a short drive away. Here are few to keep in mind for the family this summer: … Find this listing in the Tuesday, June 30 issue of The Highlander's Summer Fun Guide. To offer a comment or a news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

HCCT presents Youth Summer Theatre Program

Under Phase III of Governor Abbott’s plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, fine arts performance halls can open starting June 10 at 50 percent capacity. That means that the Hill Country Community Theatre’s Youth Summer Theatre Program can perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for the public this July. “If we weren’t able to open, we were going to video record the performances, edit them, then give each student a DVD to show to family and friends,” said Mike Rademaekers, HCCT’s executive director. “Now, we can do both, and we are very excited!” The camp will run July 13 through July 26, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with performances on Thursday, July 23, Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at 2:15 p.m.

‘Back the Blue’ night at Boogie at the Bay

The Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association (POA) is using their Boogie at the Bay center stage sponsorship on July 1 to honor local police officers and law enforcement personnel in Horseshoe Bay for their efforts keeping the community safe, the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance announced. The POA’s special “Back the Blue” night will highlight the police men and women of Horseshoe Bay and Llano and Burnet counties and salute their daily (and nightly) service to the community. HSBBA officials said patrons are invited to bring a beer, blanket and a buddy to “say thanks” to HSB’s finest. … Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or a news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

Bluebonnet Car Show returns Saturday

The 17th annual Lake Area Rods & Classics Bluebonnet Car Show, originally scheduled for April 11, will be held this Saturday, June 27, at Hamilton Creek Park. This show will be held rain or shine and is open to cars, motorcycles and trucks.

Giving back to Burnet County

Capital Area Housing Finance Corporation president Mark Mayfield, front left, presents a donation check to Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Ken Nickel during Tuesday’s Burnet County Commissioners Court meeting. CAHFC recently donated $100,000 to Burnet County to be distributed to 12 non-profit organizations which serve the community. Pictured in the back are Jim Luther Jr., Damon Beierle, Judge James Oakley, Billy Wall and Joe Don Dockery.Contributed

Llano County Republicans hold county convention

Special to The Highlander The Llano County Republican Party held its 2020 Republican County Convention this past Saturday, June 20, at the American Legion Hall in Llano. The convention was well-attended with each of the nine Republican County Precincts fielding delegates with a combined voting strength of 332. …

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