Marble Falls

Tue
19
Apr

Children's Day dodges April showers with success

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Children gathered at the Johnson Park amphitheater in Marble Falls release balloons at the opening ceremony of Children Day on Saturday, April 16. Rain threatened but held off, just as predicted by founder of the event, Ely Banuet Rodriguez, leading the count-down in Minnie Mouse, stage center.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

Johnson Park in Marble Falls became a concourse filled with the youngest of the Highland Lakes residents who came for the Children's Day celebration on Saturday, April 16.

Founder and president Ely Banuet Rodriguez had predicted April showers would hold as they always have. She welcomed children in whimsical Minnie Mouse ears to remind them of the opening prayers. Marble Falls Mayor John Packer read a proclamation of the day and members of  Foreign Wars Post 10376 and Cub Scout Pack 248 posted the colors.

"I was impressed by the crowd that stayed to the end," said Rodriguez. "We had more than 50 prizes to share, including bikes and electronic tablets."

 

 

Sun
17
Apr

Sunday weather alert issued

A National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch continues for most of South Central Texas from 10 a.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
All of South Central Texas is included, with the heaviest rainfall expected primarily along and east of U.S. 281 and along and north of Interstate 10. This still includes both the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
Over the next 48 hours and widespread, 3-6 inches of rain are expected over most of South Central Texas with isolated amounts of 8-12 inches mainly east of U.S. 281 and north of Interstate 10. 
Flash floods and river flooding remain the primary concern. Rising levels on rivers, creeks, and streams and increasing soil moisture levels will continue to increase this threat over the 48 hour period ending Tuesday morning.
Fri
15
Apr

Matching helps leverage donations to Phoenix Center

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

 

Residents of Burnet County who contribute to The Phoenix Center during its current capital campaign could see their gift leveraged into an even larger amount, thanks to two separate matching pledges by supporters of the Marble Falls-based center.

Marble Falls resident Robert Ruff has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, donations made to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through Jan. 10, 2017, up to a maximum amount matched of $300,000. This includes contributions received through charitable organizations.

Wed
13
Apr

Highland Lakes cleanups continue

City clean-up events are going on, but they don't include hazardous waste. The 2016 Burnet County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection will be held May 21, accepting liquid paint automotive fluids and batteries. Not allowed will be compact fluorescent bulbs (accepted at Home Depot), agricultural pesticides and chemicals, propane cylinders over 30 pounds, wooden TV/electronics consoles, explosives and the medical/pharmaceutical items allowed at the Burnet Drug Take-Back Day.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH
THE HIGHLANDER
Spring cleaning  all over Burnet County and on in to Llano County continues next week with the City of Marble Falls Clean-up and events in Granite Shoals and Kingsland on Saturday, April 30 and specialized Burnet County events for drug disposal April 30 and hazardous waste disposal May 21.
Citywide events were held in Bertram March 2 and  April 2.
Marble Falls
The Marble Falls Clean-up event offers two options.
From April 18-22, bulk items of up to four cubic yards, correctly placed on the city easement by 7 a.m. on scheduled trash days will be picked up curbside.
From Monday-Sunday, April 16-24, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Marble Falls residents also will be able to drop off bulk items at 2000 Colt Circle (next to MFISD Administrative Offices). Tires are not accepted, as are other certain items.
Fri
08
Apr

Marble Falls City Council approves home move, budget amendment

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Built in 1904, the former and believed first parsonage for First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, is passing its final days at 911 7th Street. The city council on Tuesday, april 5, approved a variance of city rules against moving structures more than five years old to allow the new owner, Randy Rudman, to move the historic building to 604 Avenue F. It now will occupy the same street as the former parsonage of the late Rev. Max Copeland and his wife Glenna, 902 Avenue F.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, April 5, attended to a wide-ranging agenda that included the first reading of its annual budget amendment, a contract for a Comprehensive Park Plan and approval to move the historic first parsonage of First Baptist Church from the west side of US 281 to the east side.

Fri
08
Apr

Final public forum on city plan set for Tuesday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Citizens have one more chance on Tuesday, April 12, to review the work on a Comprehensive Plan Update for the City of Marble Falls.

An open house is set for 6 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive.

Wed
06
Apr

Market on H celebrates formal opening

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting at a reception Wednesday, April 6, to introduce the city to the new Market on H building at 206 Avenue H in Marble Falls.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH
THE HIGHLANDER

Tue
05
Apr

HAG Annual Spring Show continues

CONTRIBUTED
Cynthia Goergen displays her painting, 'Willow City Loop,” the prize in the fundraising drawing at Highland Arts Gallery in Marble Falls on April 10.

The second weekend for Highland Arts Gallery’s Annual Spring Show continues Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

All paintings are originals works of art by local artists. Handmade jewelry and gift items, such as, small paintings, paintings on glass and granite, gift cards, home made jellies, embroidered tea towels, decorated gourds will be available. Tickets for a drawing for an original painting by Cynthia Goergen will be on sale. The framed acrylic painting is entitled “Willow City Loop.”

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and the drawing will take place Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

Tue
05
Apr

Monarchs and more spring nature programs set

CONTRIIBUTED/CATHY DOWNS
A male Monarch butterfly pauses to dine on spring phlox. Migration and habitat preservation will be topics of at least three upcoming area programs.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH
THE HIGHLANDER
 
Area wildlife and gardening organizations are lining up spring programs and high on the list of topics is the Monarch butterfly.
On April 10 from 2-5 p.m., Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (FBCNWR), a Feed the Monarchs program will be presented by Sondra Fox. Her free family program will provide hand-on instruction for planing a butterfly garden, making a wildflower seed ball to plant and a hike to search for Monarch eggs, butterflies and caterpillars in fields of native milkweed and to plant seeds in the new butterfly meadow at the refuge.
Balcones Canyonlands is a national wildlife refuge east of Marble Falls at 24518 Ranch to Market Road 1431. For more information call 512-339.9432.
Tue
05
Apr

New OLLI classes begin today, Tuesday, April 5

The over-50 set has a new list of classes to choose from in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)-Texas Tech University (TTU) Hill Country and they begin with a class today.

Classes are held at Texas Tech University centers in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, and Junction and most are broadcast to other centers.

Enrollment is open to anyone over age 50 and sign up is available online at www.olli.ttu.edu, by email at olli.hillcountry@ttu.edu or by calling 830-990-2717.

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