Horseshoe Bay news

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
13
Aug

Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue chief resigns

File Photo
Horseshoe Bay City Manager Stan Farmer and Fire Chief Joe Morris, on the left, shared a moment during one of the city's council meetings. After being with the city since 2015, the fire chief announced he will retire to move to South Carolina.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Horseshoe Bay is looking for a new fire chief after Joe Morris announced his retirement from the position Friday, Aug. 9. His last day with the city will be Friday, Aug. 23.

Tue
23
Jul

Horseshoe Bay tackles obstacles to broadband

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Horseshoe Bay's terrain and sprawl makes it difficult to run fiber optic wiring underground for broadband internet services, an advisory committee reported to City Council Tuesday, July 16.

Tue
16
Jul

Two deaths in separate accidents on Lake LBJ

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
One of two reported fatalities in three days on Lake LBJ occurred near a congested area of the waterway, just off FM 1431 in Kingsland. On July 11 a woman's body was found floating in the vicinity of a personal watercraft authorities believe may have been involved in an accident. On July 14, game warden recovered the body of a Sarita man a few miles upstream from that area in the Legends subdivision.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials recovered two bodies in three days and unveiled the possible cause of death in the unrelated boating incidents over the weekend along the Colorado River on Lake LBJ.

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.

Mon
03
Jun

Power pole kills two PEC contractors

From staff reports

Two contractors for a Pedernales Electric Cooperative transmission line project died following an accident involving a transmission pole June 1 in Burnet County.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the mid-afternoon incident occurred at a job site, south of Horseshoe Bay on Texas 71, near the Burnet County line.

Fri
03
May

Property tax reform bill SB2 gains steam in 86th Texas Legislature

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After a contentious day of discussion, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30, approved Senate Bill 2, which leaders of both chambers are calling a victory for tax reform and limited property tax growth. House members then finalized their vote on Wednesday, May 1.

Fri
12
Apr

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

Contributed
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
26
Mar

Water issues on table at Horseshoe Bay

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Water quality was on the table for discussion at the Horseshoe Bay City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, as council members considered several fluid topics.

Fri
01
Mar

Ropes Challenge Course complete at Phoenix Center future site

Contributed
The ropes challenge course was recently completed at the future site of the Phoenix Center in Horseshoe Bay. The course is designed to provide self-esteem and a sense of achievement for someone trying to overcome a history of trauma or adversity.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Last month, construction of the ropes challenge course was completed on Phoenix Center’s future site in Horseshoe Bay.

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