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Fri
08
Dec

Fiscal year ends on high note in Marble Falls

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Robert Moss, left, director of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, congratulates Monique Breaux, the department administrative assistant, on becoming a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

 

 

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The larger portion of the open session of the Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 5, was devoted to reports and recognitions.

Perhaps the most significant council action followed the closed executive session with City Attorney Patty Akers. It resulted in a formal letter, responding to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approval of a permit for the Asphalt, Inc. rock crushing facility in south Burnet County. (See related story in The Highlander.)

The reports were important as well, however.

“You have good news in your Fourth Quarter Revenue and Expense Report,” said Finance Director Margie Cardenas of year-to-date figures from the first week of November.

Fri
01
Dec

Harmony School performs 'Nutcracker' Saturday and Sunday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Jordan Gaither, the Snow Queen, at left, and Grace Abbey, the Star of Bethlehem, right, posed in first arabesque, appear together in the finale of 'Nutcracker Gifts of Christmas,' this Saturday and Sunday at Marble Falls High School. The ballet is a creation and production of Harmony School of Creative Arts as a gift to the Highland Lakes.

“Nutcracker Gifts of Christmas,” will be performed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, by a troupe of 51 ballet dancers of Harmony School of Creative Arts.

“The Nutcracker Ballet” has been described as a German Romantic short story set to music by a Russian composer and brought to life on stage by a French choreographer. You could add that the late 19th Century piece has been popularized by New York City stagecraft since the 1940's and, now, by dance teachers in the Highland Lakes.

“Harmony school has been doing a version of 'The Nutcracker' for 16 years, but this is a new version of put in place last year,” said Pamela Dillard, the new director of dance at Harmony. “Dance mistress Jane Huber, Rebecca Carmack and Kristi Steere took the Nutcracker choreography and inserted the story of Christ’s birth.

Tue
28
Nov

First Friday Art Walk a Christmas treat

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, will have a holiday flair. Beautiful to look at and available to take home, the international and imaginative Santas and other Christmas characters on exhibit at Marta Stafford Fine Art, 200 Main Street, are creations of doll maker Marilynn Huston.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Nothing brings out the artist in folks like Christmas and visitors to First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, are bound to find inspiration for their own holiday expression.

The event goes on from 5-8 p.m. as visitors stroll through stores open late and offering refreshments and entertainment.

There will be art, of course. The city's three galleries—Marta Stafford Fire Art at 200 Main Street, Galleries at Pecan Creek at 309 Main Street and the Highland Art Guild Gallery at 310 Main Street—are devoted to it. But many shops up and down the boulevard offer paintings and prints, jewelry and fashions and furniture and accessories, all created by artisans.

Tue
28
Nov

Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday night features 125-year-old Marble Falls home

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Jane Knapik and Caryl Calsyn decorate the parlor of the Christian-Matern Home to prepare for the annual Victorian Christmas Open House to be sponsored by Falls on the Colorado Museum Saturday, Dec. 2. The home is 125 years old, an enduring part of Marble Falls history.

 

 

 

 

The home of the annual Victorian Christmas Open House is celebrating its 125th year at its original location at 603 Seventh Street in Marble Falls.

The doors of the beautiful lady will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Owner of the Christian-Matern Home, Caryl Calsyn, will be on hand to talk with visitors as they tour this important part of Marble Falls history.

The annual event is a gift to the community from the Falls on the Colorado Museum Board of Directors, who also will be greeting the public and inviting them to share holiday refreshments.

at that location is sponsored by board members of the Falls on the Colorado Museum is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017. Home owner

The home is located at 603 Seventh Street at Avenue F, on the east side of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Easier access with fewer stairs is available from parking at the back of the house.

Tue
28
Nov

MFPD recovers stolen truck

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Early Monday morning, Nov. 27, Patrol Sgt. Barry Greer of the Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) recovered a 2005 Toyota pickup that turned out to be a stolen vehicle.

“The car was driving through a residential neighborhood in Marble Falls,” said Capt. Glenn Hanson. “Sgt. Greer ran the plates and it came back stolen in Williamson County.”

Greer gave pursuit and the car led him into Blanco County. Near Round Mountain on County Road 962, off US 281, the pickup stopped.

“Three occupants got out and ran, but one was apprehended at the scene,” said Hanson. “It continues to be under investigation.”

Tue
21
Nov

Father Lopez' sculpture bridges communities

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Father Jairo Lopez stands before the obelisk statue he created in front of the Marble Falls Visitor Center.

 

 

 

A downtown reception will be held in Marble Falls Friday, Dec. 24, to honor one of the Highland Lakes most revered artists, Father Jario Lopez.

When you visit the Highland Lakes, you are visiting an unofficial gallery of Father Lopez’ artistic work. On the city streets, local homes and Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls, his art is lovingly displayed.

Beginning at the turn of a new century, Father Lopez’s calling to mosaic art and to the Highland Lakes were in harmony. With reserve and reverence he explains, “Art lasts forever.”

In the year 2000, his art and his work meshed when he arrived in the rolling hills and lakes. "It's a part of my prayer life and my spirituality, for when you meditate, you see the beauty of God in the materials, colors and textures,” he smiles with having spoken his heart.

His seaming of church and community is similar to his mosaic art.

Wed
15
Nov

Be part of lighting up the lights in Marble Falls

Frank Shubert/The Highlander

Just as in this scene from 2016, Santa Claus will make an appearance this Friday, Nov. 17, for the 6 p.m. Marble Falls Light Up Parade and the official opening of the Walkway of Lights.

 

 

 

 

Anyone can become part of the welcome to the brightest holiday event in the Highland Lakes - the 27th annual Walkway of Lights on Lake Marble Falls.

The Christmas Light Up Parade, ending with the opening of the walkway, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

Whether part of a parade entry or just coming out for the fun, Marble Falls Main Street action will be heading for the first night of the lights offered free by members of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and the City of Marble Falls. The city will close Main Street from Yett to Sixth Street from about 5:30-7:30 p.m. for parade viewing.

Arrival of the crowds means the recruits to serve as greeters, concession stand workers, photos with Santa Claus helpers and traffic managers need to be in place. More than 50, 000 visitors are expected during 46 nights of lights in Marble Falls Lakeside Park.

Tue
14
Nov

Marble Falls Public Safety Facility opens today

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The new Public Safety Facility at 606 Avenue N opens mid-day today, Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) will welcome the community to the Grand Opening of the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility at 606 Avenue N on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

We will begin to greet people at noon,” said police chief Mark Whitacre. “After a brief ceremony, there will be an open house until 3:30 p.m. for the general public to see the new faciltiy for our department and for Marble Falls Municipal Court.

We are excited and there is a flurry of people right now, working for the final inspection of the elevator, implementing the new communications system and phone system. Patrol offices will have to be moved and records.

Tue
07
Nov

MFHS Pep Rally, Senior Bonfire rescheduled

The Marble Falls Independent School District Pep Rally and Senior Bonfire have been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the field at the end of Colt Circle, behind the MFISD Central Administration Buildings.

“We would like to thank the City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Police Department, and the PEC for supporting the rescheduling of the MFISD Pep Rally and Bonfire,” said MFHS Student Council sponsor, Molly Heath. “The students appreciate the efforts to hold the Senior Bonfire, which is a long-running community tradition. It is appropriate that the Senior Bonfire has been rescheduled to Thursday Nov. 9, since the game the next evening is Senior Night and the last district game of the season.”

Everyone in the community is invited to the free MFISD Pep Rally and Senior Bonfire.

The Pep Rally will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Senior circle and lighting of the bonfire immediately following.

Tue
07
Nov

Marble Falls Celebrates Veterans Day Saturday

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Krissy Sralla adjusts a World War I uniform for the Veterans Day exhibit at Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOMC) in Marble Falls. She is a member of the FOMC Board of Directors who will join with the Marble Falls Rotary Club for an annual Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day again will be celebrated by Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Marble Falls but a month-long exhibit honoring veterans is opening at the museum at 2001 Broadway Street.

At the Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, the warhorse Reckless and the Bluebonnet Chorale will return to add to the recognition of all U.S. military veterans.

Marine Staff Sgt. Reckless' proxy, Dixie, commemorates one of the greatest Marine heroes of the Korean War. The original Sgt. Reckless was a chestnut horse that carried needed ammunition to the Fifth Marines during a five-day battle.

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