Marble Falls

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.

Fri
01
Apr

Cohn named Highland Lakes Newspapers managing editor

EMILY HILLEY-SIERZCHULA/THE HIGHLANDER
Lew Cohn, left, is welcomed as the new managing editor by Frank Shubert, publisher of Highland Lakes Newspapers.

Highland Lakes Publishing, LP publisher, Frank Shubert, announced this week that Lew K. Cohn would take the reigns as managing editor of the Marble Falls Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin.

Cohn, 45, is an award-winning former editor and publisher of several newspapers in Texas with more than 23 years experience in community journalism.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Lew as the managing editor of our publications in the Highland Lakes,” said Shubert. “These communities, which we are privileged to serve, will benefit greatly from Lew’s comprehensive experience as a journalist and director of our editorial and digital products.”

Thu
31
Mar

Paint the Town encourages artistic growth among students

Emily Hilley-Sierzchula/The Highlander. Students work on paintings, practicing perspective techniques, during art class at Marble Falls High School on Tuesday.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

While out and about in Marble Falls during the 10th annual Paint the Town celebration this weekend folks will see artists young and old at their easels, perfecting plein air techniques and showing their passion.

The Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCA), the nonprofit that is organizing Paint the Town, are ready to promote the arts in the region during a three-day celebration and competition in downtown Marble Falls from Thursday, March 31-Saturday, April 2.

Students from Marble Falls Middle School and Marble Falls High School have been preparing for weeks to show their skills to community members.

Tue
29
Mar

WOW High Tea Fashion Show benefits transplant fund

CONTRIBUTED
The community is rallying around Darlene Sanders, whos wait for a kidney transplant predates her arrival in the Highland Lakes with the Smoking for Jesus Ministry (SJM) as they fled Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She still is part of the congregation that has found anew home between Burnet and Kingsland in Burnet County. A fashion show Saturday, April 2, will contribute to a fund for her.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

A Women of Wisdom (WOW) High Tea Fashion Show at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, this Saturday, April 2, will be an event about style with a serious goal.

It will be sponsored from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the WOW women's group of Smoking for Jesus Miistry (SJM) to benefit the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund and local resident Darlene Sanders.

Fri
25
Mar

Other Stations of the Cross to visit

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Stations of the Cross begin on the grounds of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church east of the new sanctuary at 105 Ranch to Market Road 1431. Inside the original chapel, walls are adorned with the emblems etched in granite. Another outdoor trail winds through oaks and cedars at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 10063 Cypress Mill Road in Cypress Mill, just into Blanco County.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Although the Church at Horseshoe Bay has instituted a new Stations of the Cross feature this Easter season, the Highland Lakes communities share three more of the walks through the passion of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection that have become a shared tradition over the years.

Two are located at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 105 Ranch to Market Road 1431 East, and a third is found at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 10063 Cypress Mill Road, in Cypress Mill, just across Llano and Burnet County lines into Blanco County.

Fri
25
Mar

Celebrate Easter beginning today

Photo by Frank Shubert/The Highlander
'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.'
~John 1:29
Easter services and hunts for Easter eggs one of the earliest Christian celebrations of Eastertide are found in the list here.

Easter events are here and we have compiled a list of some happenings in the area still to come in the way of Easter services and hunts for Easter eggs, one of the earliest Christian celebrations of Eastertide:

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts

 

Thu
17
Mar

Project Sanctuary helping Texas vets, their families

Contributed. Military families unwind at The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Smithwick as part of the Project Sanctuary program.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

When people think about the men and women serving in the military, it’s easy to forget their families are also serving, just in different ways. That’s one reason why Project Sanctuary holds 6-day retreats for military families to go from “battle ready to family ready.” One of the wilderness retreats is right in the heart of the Hill Country, at The Retreat at Balcones Springs outside Smithwick (near Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge).

Eight Project Sanctuary families just finished a retreat during the week of March 12-17 and eight more families are getting ready for the second next week, from March 20-25. The Retreat at Balcones Springs will see veterans and families again for two more retreats in October.

Sun
13
Mar

Prescription meds will be topic of March 17 meeting

Daniel E. Garcia, Pharm. D.

Prescription medications will be the St. Patrick's Day topic at the meeting of Burnet County Democrats Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at Trailblazer Grille, 216 South Main Street on the Burnet Courthouse Square.

The featured speaker will be Daniel E. Garcia, Pharm. D., a former compliance officer for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

He will discuss five major points regarding prescription medication costs: Capitalism and its effects on costs, the cost of new prescription medications and whether they are more effective, costs to American consumers compared to other countries and legal remedies to high cost medications.

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