Horseshoe Bay Texas


STAR Republican Women honor Dorothy Crockett

Special to the Highlander

For many years, Horseshoe Bay resident Dorothy Crockett has chronicled the comings and goings of her neighbors as part of her "Horseshoe Bay Happenings" column for The Highlander every Friday.

What many people may not realize, however, is Crockett helped found the Texas Federation of Republican Women in 1955 as well as the predecessor club to the Star Republican Women of Llano County in 1975.


HSB takes the 'gold'

The City of Horseshoe Bay was presented with Scenic City Gold certification Thursday, Oct. 5, in Houston at an event held in conjunction with the Texas Municipal League’s annual conference.

Some 150 city officials and business leaders from across the state were on hand to recognize Horseshoe Bay, which was among 13 cities to earn certification for the 2017-2022 period.

The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas Inc. and its program partners. Texas cities access this diagnostic program for an objective review of existing municipal infrastructure ordinances as they relate to public roadways and public spaces.


Century Oak Plaza, Julie's Cocina to share grand opening event Wednesday, March 22

Frank Shubert/The Highlander

The community is invited to see the latest additions to Cottonwood Shores Wednesday, when Julie's Cocina and the adjacent Century Oak Plaza will share a grand opening.




Julie’s Cocina and Century Oak Plaza are sharing a grand opening Wednesday, March 22, expanding the commercial face of Cottonwood Shores.

In August of 2014, Texas banker, Wayne Hartman, was looking for commercial real estate investments in the Marble Falls area. He had just purchased The Burke’s Outlet/Grand Buffet building the previous Summer and was looking to buy more. A friend told him that Dollar General had land under contract on Farm to Market Road 2147 in Cottonwood Shores. As a banker, Hartman had financed several Dollar Generals in Texas, so he put the adjacent land West of it under contract and purchased it.

Hartman was introduced to local architect, Marley Porter, who had developed and built the On The Rocks Restaurant, Huey O’s and finished a PUD for the surrounding acreage. He was hired to design a strip center for the site.


County mid-term sales tax revenue up



Lakes area Lions combine roars

Lion Paul Kronbergs, incoming president of the new Spicewood & Highland Lakes Lions Club, receives his Boss Lion hat from outgoing Marble Falls Noon Lions Club President Lion Edna Lowry. Her club, now merged with the Spicewood Lions Club will draw members from 200 square miles of the Highland Lakes area.

Two local clubs of Lions International began roaring together this month.

On July 1, the Marble Falls Noon Lions Club and the Spicewood Lions Club merged to form the Spicewood & Highland Lakes Lions Club.

The merger gives both clubs greater resources to serve the residents of more than 200 square miles now encompassed by the new club.


Road Closing Alerts

Stay abreast of road closures by the City of Horseshoe Bay on the city website:

The City of Horseshoe Bay has issued multiple road closure alerts this afternoon, Tuesday, May 31.

Low water crossing closures include:  Hi Mesa at Camp Grounds; Hi Circle South at Western Bit; Hi Stirrup 800 Blk at Slick Rock; Hi Circle North 700 Blk at Rio; and Pecan Creek, Buntline Special, Apache Tears 600 Block at Eagles Nest, Mountain Dew and Stage Coach, in the 4900 Block of Prong Horn, Dew Drop at Conestoga and at Great Western.


Horseshoe Bay paving schedule altered

Due to anticipated rain on Thursday, May 26, seal coating scheduled in Horseshoe Bay (yellow section of the city paving map) has been canceled for that day.
Work will begin on the yellow section on Tuesday, May 31 if weather permits.
Alpha Paving Industries has been contracted by the City of Horseshoe Bay to perform resurfacing of the streets north of 2147. For more information please see the map provided on the City of Horseshoe Bay website: or contact Tim Foran at 512-656-1844 or 830-598-8741, ext 235.

It's Earth Day in Horseshoe Bay

Mayor Steven T. “Steve” Jordan, left, presents a proclamation to Sam Morrison, president of the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, declaring April 22, 2016 as Earth Day in the City of Horseshoe Bay.

Today is Earth Day in the City of Horseshoe Bay by the proclamation presented at the city council meeting Tuesday, April 19.

Mayor Steven T. “Steve” Jordan presented the proclamation making April 22, 2016 as Earth Day in recognition of the efforts of the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association (POA) to establish its first Earth Day Expo. POA President Sam Morrison accepted the proclamation as part of the “global community,” recognized for taking action to create a positive environmental change.

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