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Wed
24
May

Faith Academy Class of 2017 on their way

Publisher Frank Shubert/The Highlander

Faith Academy Valedictorian Kristina Lane shares a lighter moment during her address to fellow students of the Class of 2017 at graduation ceremonies May 12. See albums of the seniors events on The Highlander's Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2qkBN8J

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Faith Academy Class of 2017 graduated Friday, May 12, in ceremonies at Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet, ready to meet the world with diplomas in hand.

It was at the May 9 Senior Dinner that they learned the valedictorian would be Kristina Lane and salutatorian, Sophie McCannon.

They led a group of that included five other Highest Honor Graduates with grade point averages of 97 or higher: Abby Seymour, Casey Sellers, Jared Rutherford, Dean Fairleigh, and Abby Mueller. The class Honor Graduates, with grades of 93-96.4 were Addison Floyd, Laura Benac and Sydney Ward.

Tue
23
May

MFHS grads earn more than $5 million in scholarships

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Valedictorian of the Marble Falls Class of 2017, Madelyn “Maddie” Maples. Left, and the Salutatorian, Meikala Hester, display their awards Thursday night, May 18, following the Senior Scholarship Assembly at the Marble Falls High School Auditorium. The pair will lead their class in graduation ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in Mustang Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

At the Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Senior Scholarship Assembly Thursday night, the announcement came: Valedictorian of the Class of 2017 is Madelyn “Maddie” Maples and the Salutatorian is Meikala Hester.

The announcement by MFHS Principal Emmett Aubrey made the announcement along with the nam,e of the individual National Merit Commended Scholar, Jack Harvell-Degolier and the National Hispanic Recognition Program honoree Stefanie King.

Tue
23
May

MFHS Band marching in national parade

Set your DVR.
The Marble Falls High School band will be participating in the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29 in Washington D.C., according to announcement today by Brad Behrens, director of bands for the Marble Falls Independent School Districe.

The event will be televised, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time, so even fans going to work or Memorial Day events will have a chance to record it.

"The students have worked very hard for this event," said Behrens. "The band will debut the new marching uniforms in this parade as well. 

"We are proud to be representing our school, community and state in the National Memorial Day Parade. Please check us out."

If you can watch live or want to save the event for posterity, visit NationalMemorialDayParade.com for station listings and to set a DVR.

Fri
19
May

Klaeger and Rhodes inducted to Marble Falls Council, Haddock also to join

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Marble Falls City Secretary Christina McDonald, left, swears in new city council members Megan Klaeger and Dave Rhodes during the council meeting Tuesday, May 16.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Marble Falls City Council members voted 4-2 to appoint William “Dee” Haddock to the Place 4 seat left vacant after the May 6 general election.

Haddock, who has served on the city's Planning & Zoning Commission since 2011, was one of three people who threw their hats into the ring for the position recently held by Rachel Austin-Cook, who did not seek re-election to her Place 4 seat.

Michele Boshears and Jim Coursey also submitted their applications for consideration prior to the May 8 deadline set by the council. No candidates had filed to run for Place 4 in the May 2017 general election, which had been canceled due to lack of opposed candidates. According to Section 3.06 of the City Charter, the City Council must appoint a qualified candidate when there is a vacancy.

Tue
09
May

MayFest begins TOMORROW!

You can be part of bringing MayFest to Johnson Park by signing up with the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce now. Volunteers man the booths for drinks and ride tokens, monitor games and generally spiff up the grounds. The over 21 set can staff the beer booth. Sign up is easy online by going to http://signup.com/go/UEsPr4 or by emailing Elizabeth Maynard, special events coordinator, Elizabeth@MarbleFalls.org.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The four days of Marble Falls MayFest 2017, this Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13, promise to be packed with fun for the whole family.

Whether you love MayFest for the music, the carnival, shopping the vendors or the games, you can join in at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J in Marble Falls.

The carnival gets the whole thing rolling and spinning and whirling, playing games of fun and chance and eating and smiling. It all goes on 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday.

Here is what's new on Saturday:

· Volleyball Tournament – Players 16 and older register at 9:30 a.m. to start at 10 a.m. Registration is $10, but the winning five-member team gets carnival pass wristbands.

· Kids Sack Races—free to kids age 4-12 years from 3-4 p.m.

Mon
08
May

Rezoning paves way for microbrewery

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

J.D. Guidry of Rally Point Brewing Company answers questions for the Marble Falls City Council Tuesday, May 2. The council approved a zoning change that will allow for landscaped and on-street parking for a new microbrewery and restaurant his family proposes for Avenue G.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, May 2, approved a rezoning request that will pave the way for a new microbrewery and restaurant on Avenue G and reviewed action before the 85th Texas Legislature that could threaten Home Rule autonomy.

Assistant City Manager Caleb Kraenzel explained that changing the property from General Commercial Base District (C-3) to Planned Development District (PDD) with base zoning of Main Street District (MSD) would allow options such as on-street and landscaped parking such as the cafe has constructed.

JD and Blake Guidry of Rally Point Brewing Company were on hand to answer questions about their project at 207 Avenue G east and across the street from the Blue Bonnet Cafe. That would reduce impervious cover and dovetail with the Downtown Master Plan and the city's Comprehensive Plan.

Thu
04
May

Howdy Roo is coming to town May 5-7

Contributed

Volunteers enjoy the calm of Johnson Park in Marble Falls as they plan to fill the grounds with Howdy Roo--the 46th Annual CASI Chili Cookoff for the regional championship and 23rd Annual Lonestar BBQ State Championship Cookoff, Friday-Sunday, May 5-7. From left, they are, above, James Bauer and Mike Park, and below, Roland Pate, Melissa Pate, Doc Kinnison, Carrie Kinnison, Ruby Ross, Barbara Schuler, Vicki Campbell and Johnny Campbell.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Like a band of gypsies devoted entirely to chili and barbecue, Howdy Roo 2017 contestants will fill Johnson Park in Marble Falls Friday-Sunday, May 5-7.

The event marks the 46th Annual Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Chili Cookoff for the regional championship and the 23rd Annual Lone Star BBQ Society State Championship.

The event is a charity fundraiser with an emphasis on “fun.” Visitors can stroll among the cooks to enjoy the aroma of some of the state's best cooking or sign up to be judges in the competition.

To enter the competition yourself or to sign up early to be a judge visit the webpage: http://www.lonestarbarbecue.com/2017/02/2017-marble-falls-howdy-roo/.

Tue
02
May

Chamber U for business owners convenes again Thursday

The Business Model Canvas will be the topic of the Chamber U seminar Thursday, May 4, in Marble Falls.
Bill Thompson, who specializes in business model development, feasibility analysis, financial analysis and forecasting and positioning clients for successful funding, will be the presenter from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 100 Avenue G.
The session is designed to help business owners  build knowledge at an interactive training session designed to provide tools, best practices and ways to grow business and stay ahead.
It is free to chamber members and $25 for non-members, but a reservation is required. Email Sarah@MarbleFalls.org, register online, or call 830-693-2815.

Fri
21
Apr

Buster may have record buster

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

When Russell Buster bought his hilltop home on Via Viejo in Marble Falls it came complete with a cactus garden.

This spring, one resident of that garden has sprouted. A Century Plant is reaching for the sky.

“I don't know for sure if it's a record,” said Buster. “But I haven't found a report of one larger.

“It is at least 16 feet across and you can compare the height already to my 5-foot 8-inches,” he said peering up.

Buster takes the garden giant for Agave Azul, the blue cactus of tequila fame, although Agave Americana is somewhat more prone to his size.

Looking more like a monster asparagus stalk right now, it soon will be topped with branches of the familiar upturned yellow flowers.

“It will die when it blooms out,” said Buster. “Already, it has pups coming up around it to take its place.

Fri
21
Apr

'Shake Rattle, Crawl' off road this weekend

The fifth annual Shake, Rattle and Crawl off-road event will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, 7030 Ranch to Market Road 1431 East.

Dawn Judson of Bikini Offroad in San Antonio puts her passion for off-roading into the benefit for the Parkinson's Foundation.

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