Horseshoe Bay Texas news

Sun
10
Sep

World Trade Center bell tolls for 9-11

A brief but solemn ceremony will take place Monday, Sept. 11, in Sandy Harbor--the toning of a bell cast from metal from the World Trade Center.

Members of the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) will welcome their neighbors at 9:45 a.m. for a ceremony that will end with the toning of the bell at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department. "Please feel free to join us for a short period of reflection and prayer.

The SHVFD is located at 203 Granite Shoals Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

Fri
04
Aug

Nominate a Citizen of the Year in the Bay

Horseshoe Bay is looking for someone to honor as its 2017 Citizen of the Year.

The Horsehose Bay Business Alliance, along with the Horseshoe Bay City Council, is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year through Aug. 31.

All citizens of Horseshoe Bay are eligible to submit nominations to receive the award. The Citizen of the Year may be an individual or couple and will be chose from the following criteria:

* Civic, community or church involvement: 50 percent of the criteria considered.

* Accomplishments and contributions to the economic growth and quality of life in Horseshoe Bay: 30 percent of the criteria considered.

* Additional outstanding characteristics the nominee has: 20 percent of criteria considered.

Nominees must demonstrate leadership, valor or exemplary service in thecommunity, go above and beyond normal community involvement and volunteerism, and their philanthropic efforts will also be considered.

Fri
04
Aug

HSB election filing closes Aug. 21

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay City Council has called for a general election in November to elect a mayor and two council members and a special election the same day to decide whether the city will continue to collect sales tax for municipal street repair and maintenance.

The election will be held Nov. 7 and the first official day to file for a spot on the ballot is July 22. However, since that day is a Saturday and City Secretary Kerri Craig's office will not be open, the first day applications will be accepted will be Monday, July 24. The last day to file for election is Aug. 21.

Mayor Steve Jordan and council members Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert hold the positions that are up for election this year. If only one candidate files for mayor and two candidates file for council positions, the city can cancel the general election at its Aug. 29 council meeting.

Thu
03
Aug

Taste of the Hill Country “Early Bird” ticket sales close Sunday

A chance for dramatic savings on tickets to the 2nd Annual Taste of the Hill Country ends Sunday, Aug. 6.

The event brings together more than 20 of the Highland Lakes area top chefs and restaurants to benefit the performing arts programs at the Hill Country Community Theatre. Early Bird general admission tickets are are $40 each or two for $75 through Aug. 6.

When the event opens its doors at the Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion on Oct. 17, tickets will be $55 each or two for $95.

"Guests sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants all in one place at this event," said Mike Rademaekers, HCCT executive director. "Whether you’re a well-dined gourmand, a new-found food lover or simply looking for a good time with friends, there’s something for everyone at Taste of the Hill Country. Samples of food and drink are almost unlimited."

Mon
24
Jul

City of Horseshoe Bay history officially has home: Conrad Fuchs House

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

One of the oldest structures in Horseshoe Bay, the Conrad Fuchs House, circa 1870, is formally presented to the city Tuesday, July 18. Ron Lynn Mitchel, Horseshoe Bay Resort vice chairman, president and CEO, center, here with Mike Brittain of the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association, left, has just placed the deed and the keys to the historic home in the hands of Mayor Steve Jordan, right. See images of the home on Facebook page of The-Highlander.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

One of Horseshoe Bay's oldest structures now belongs to the City of Horseshoe Bay after the Horseshoe Bay Resort handed over the deed and the keys to the historic Fuchs House at Tuesday's regular council meeting.
Ron Lynn Mitchell, vice chairman, president and CEO of Horseshoe Bay Resort, presented the deed to the house — which was built in the 19th century — as well as the 2.76-acre tract of land it sits on to Horseshoe Bay mayor Steve Jordan and Fuchs House Advisory Committee member Mike Widler.

Mon
24
Jul

Scenic City Gold awarded HSB

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay is now the only city in either Llano or Burnet counties to hold the prestigious Gold Scenic City certification, it was announced at Tuesday's regular city council meeting.

Assistant city planner Nathalie Kip said the Scenic City Certification Program just this month informed the city of Horseshoe Bay it had been ranked up from Bronze to Gold after the city had submitted its recertification application in March.

“We've been with Scenic Cities program since 2010 and in 2015 were recertified as Bronze,” Kip said. “The way the program works, it is a five-year certification and at the two-year mark, cities have a chance to rank up. That's what we did this year, really highlighting the city's participation in the International Dark-Sky Association and the Mayor's Monarch Pledge.”

Mon
24
Jul

HSB elder facility clears council hurdle

Re-zoning was granted Tuesday, July 18, to The Villages of Sienna Grove, proposed for a 13.96-acre tract in The Parks at Horseshoe Bay off Ranch to Market Road 2147, not far from Texas 71 and across from Bay Country subdivision.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A new $40 million planned development that would include independent living and assisted living units is another step closer to becoming a reality after the Horseshoe Bay City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to grant rezoning and variance requests to the project developer, Mike Walsh of Lavaca Financial Corporation.

The Villages of Sienna Grove will be built on a 13.96-acre tract in The Parks at Horseshoe Bay off Ranch to Market Road 2147, not far from Texas 71 and across from Bay Country subdivision.

It will be comprised of three buildings — a three-story building of 71 independent living units, a two-story building of 46 assisted living units and a one-story building of 38 memory care units — in addition to up to 16 duplex “casitas.”

Mon
24
Jul

Golf pro Parsons to hit links for charity

Playing 36 holes of golf in a day can be physically taxing, but a local golf pro is planning to play 108 holes in one day — equivalent of six rounds of gold — for a good cause.

Gary D. Parsons, head golf professional at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Cap Rock Golf Facility, will play 108 holes of golf July 31 to raise money for the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and its programs.

Parsons, a former editor of The Highlander. selected Marble Falls’ St. Frederick Baptist Church Meals Program as his charity to receive 30 percent of proceeds raised during the event.

“I’m looking forward to doing this again. This will be my sixth year to participate in the STPGA fundraiser,” Parsons said. “This event gives me an opportunity to continue my support of local charities and the good work St. Fredericks does for the Marble Falls community.”

Fri
21
Jul

Horseshoe Bay election filing underway

Horseshoe Bay citizens who are interested in running for the Horseshoe Bay City Council began to file for a place on the ballot on July 22.

Up for grabs this year are the mayor position currently held by Steve Jordan and City Council slots currently held by Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert. The municipal election is scheduled for Nov. 7.

Candidates may file an application for a place on the ballot for either the mayor or council member place; applications from the same candidate cannot be filed for both the mayor and council member places.

Mon
17
Jul

Become a city volunteer or honor your favorite

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The Annual Outstanding Citizen Award is presented in 2016 by city council member Stephen Sherry, left, to an ever-cheerful Carlos Naumann. Wednesday deadline for the next CWS Citizen of the Year Award, to be presented Aug. 3.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Volunteers are a big focus in cities this summer.

In Cottonwood Shores and Granite Shoals nominations are sought for outstanding citizens and cities are about to appoint new members to committees, boards, commissions and advisory groups.

Wednesday, July 19, is the deadline for nominations for the Outstanding Citizen of the Year in Cottonwood Shores to be presented at the Aug. 3 meeting of the city council. Carlos Naumann was honored last year for continued efforts to keep the city beautiful.

Nominations for 2017, with an explanation of why the citizen is being nominated, are to be submitted to City Administrator Sheila Moore at city hall, 3808 Cottonwood Drive, or by email, city.admin@cottonwoodshores.org. For more information, call Moore at 830-693-3830.

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