Marble Falls


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



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.


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.


Rain, rain, going away

Highlander Sports Editor Mark Goodson, faced with one game cancellation after another due to rain, captures an image of the last winter seemingly had to toss at the Highland Lakes Friday, March 11. Sunny skies should warm Spring Break into the 80s.

Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Friday rains may the last for the Highland Lakes for a while, with the last chance of a shower fading after Saturday morning.

Sunny, dry and warm weather is forecast Sunday through Tuesday as a weak ridge of high pressure sets up across Texas, according to the forecast by Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority. Breezy west and southwesterly winds with speeds of 10-15 mph are forecast all 3 days, allowing temperatures to warm well into the 80s, despite cool mornings, he said.


Head Start, Phoenix Center teaches kids to slow down

Contributed/Children practice relaxation techniques during the "Yoga Storytime, Relaxation & Coping Skills" class, which is a partnership between Marble Falls Head Start and the Phoenix Center.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

It’s a fast-paced, digital world, and it can be hard for anyone to slow down, but for children it’s even more critical. Groups of three-year-old children have been benefitting since the fall of last year from a partnership between Marble Falls Head Start and the Phoenix Center: a 20-minute classes in mindfulness meditation called: “Head Start Yoga Storytime, Relaxation & Coping Skills."
The weekly classes at Marble Falls Elementary are led by a children’s therapist from the Phoenix Center, Erin Givarz, who is trained in yoga and meditation.


Pay that ticket today: Warrant Roundup begins

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins Saturday, March 5. 

Marble Falls and Granite Shoals are among 300 counties, justices of the peace courts, constables and municipalities participating. You could find yourself served with an outstanding warrant from any of them and jailed.


Girls Night Out pampers ladies for a worthy cause

The 5th Annual Girls Night Out, benefitting the services for women of Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recover House, will be a Mad Hatter pajama party this year.

Set for March 5 from 6:30-11 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, the event welcomes guests (over age 21) to come in PJs or loungewear to indulge themselves in facials, massages, manicures and other joys of the female set. Individual tickets for eight of those indulgences are $50 each, or $40 each for groups of five or more. Find them at the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, 916 2nd Street, or online at

See the story in the Tuesday, March 1, edition of The Highlander.



DEA Operation Dream Catcher nets meth ring member in Granite Shoals

Aaron Bravo

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Operatioin Dream Catcher scooped up one of 15 suspects under federal indictment for methamphetamine distribution in Granite Shoals Wednesday.

Aaron Bravo, 39, was arrested in an operation that began about 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Granite Shoals Chief of Police J.P. Wilson issued an alert for citizens to avoid the 400 block of East Castlelake Drive, where the arrest was made, and the department emphasized in a press release Thursday that residents were in no danger at any time and that the entire department with other local and federal officers were in control of the scene.


'Dial M for Murder' continues run

By Glynis Crawford Smith
The villainous Captain Lesgate (played by Guy Gober) attacks Margot Wendice (played by Alexandria Randolph) in 'Dial M for Murder.'

The Hill Country Community Theater production of the classic thriller “Dial M for Murder” through March 6.
Frederick Knott’s story of dark betrayal is performed by a cast of seven under the direction of Mike Rademaekers and assistant Holden Fox. Actors include Glen Bird as Tony Wendice, Alexandria Randolph as Margot Wendice, Patrick Lescarbeau as her enamoured defender Max Halliday, Guy Gober as the assassin Captain Lesgate, Randy Hilmer as Chief Inspector Hubbard and Corey Bogue as Officer Thompson.
Performances areThursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:15 p.m.
Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children and students. For reservations call 830-798-8944, visit online at or noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the theater box office, 4003 West Ranch to Market Road 2147, Cottonwood Shores.

Great Texas Warrant Roundup coming

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins Saturday, March 5, and the cities of Marble Falls and Granite Shoals both will participate.

The roundup targets defendants with outstanding traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. But, the focus is to bring them into compliance with court orders and multiple options are available to resolve obligations voluntarily before warrants are served. Because some 300 counties, justices of the peace, constables and municipalities of all sizes are participating, you could find yourself served with an outstanding warrant from any of them.


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