Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce

Tue
06
Nov

Walkway of Lights to end sooner in 2018 but still “magical” after flood-delayed start

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be on a shortened timeline and end on Dec. 26 due to work set to began on the city's parks improvement plan.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Recent flooding issues have failed to deter plans for the Walkway of Lights, however, a Marble Falls city parks improvement project will place the Christmas lighting display on a shorter timeline, officials said.

A Pedernales Electric Cooperative crew began work Nov. 5 on utility installation of the Lakeside Park lighting trail, hosted by the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce.

“We had to wait for the park to dry out a little bit,” said Chamber Events Coordinator Brandi Payne. “Obviously the park was saturated, and that put us off from getting down here (to start erecting the display). There's a little bit of delay, but we're going to make it work.”

The night-time display – which features sculptures, lighted Christmas trees and photo opportunities with Santa Claus – is scheduled from Nov. 16 to Dec. 26.

Fri
22
Nov

Lighting of the first Marble Falls Community Christmas Tree Nov. 22

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

The city of Marble Falls has erected an approximately 35-foot Christmas tree in Harmony Park at the intersection of Third Street and Main in the downtown historic district. The lighting of the treeat 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 22, will coincide with the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of commerce Light-up Parade on Main followed by the opening of the 29th Annual Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park.

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Walkway of Lights fate coming into focus

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber Executive Director Jarrod Metzgar (left) and electrician Terry Evans worked on planning the installation of Walkway of Lights Oct. 18 in Lakeside Park.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

In 26 years, volunteer and electrician Terry Evans has seen several versions of Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls.

“It's changed quite a bit,” said Evans, who has witnessed everything from lighted sculptures washed away in a flood to the display's transition from incandescent to LED lighting.

Fri
20
Sep

Marble Falls Music Festival to feature top Texas Country artists

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Area residents and visitors will have the opportunity to listen to Alan's music as he joins John Arthur Martinez, Pauline Reese, Kyle Park, and Shinyribs at the Marble Falls Music Festival this Saturday, Sept. 21, participating as part of the local talent setting the stage for the night's headliners.

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

Raised in the Hill Country by a pair of musical parents, artist Brandon Alan grew up with exposure to a variety of genres and styles of music. He soon blazed his own trail, and began picking the guitar around the age of 11.

Fri
28
Jun

Graduate comes home to market Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mackenzie White joined the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitor's Bureau June 18 as the new marketing and tourism director.

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For Mackenzie White, accepting a job at the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitors Bureau represented a chance to blend new ideas with tradition to highlight the community and coax more visitors to the area.

Fri
14
Jun

City of Marble Falls mulls impact of street water slide

Contributed/Urban Slide
Marble Falls city officials unveiled a preliminary assessment of the impact of a chamber-sponsored street water slide event, which could use from 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water in a 12-hour period.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials unveiled a preliminary assessment of the impact of a chamber-sponsored street water slide event, which could use from 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water in a 12-hour period.

Tue
23
Apr

Marble Falls chamber clears way for Lakefest return in 2020

Special to The Highlander

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce has vowed to reboot the formerly shelved Lakefest Drag Boat Race event for 2020 due to renewed partnerships with an alternative drag boat association and the Marble Falls community, officials said.

Wed
30
Jan

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce selects executive director

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The new executive director for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce will start his new job today, bringing with him extensive experience in managing hundreds of volunteers for large events, officials said.

Jarrod Metzgar, his wife Heather and their two children had already lived in the Marble Falls community for more than a year and a half when he applied for and earned the job.

“We did have some other great candidates who were local, but not with his experience level,” said Chamber President Taylor Smith.

Metzgar previously worked for 10 years with Extraco Events Center, formerly the Heart 'O Texas Fair Complex, where he served as vice president.

“He's got experience managing large events. They had a large event every year,” Smith said. “He was responsible for managing 450 volunteers.”

Fri
14
Dec

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ chamber executive director resigns

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce will be seeking new leadership following the resignation announcement by the entity's executive director.

On Dec. 10, Patti Zinsemeyer submitted her letter of resignation to the chamber members.

“It is with great sadness and gratitude for her years of service that we announce the resignation of Patti Zinsmeyer,” the announcement read. She has spent her tenure “giving everything she could to make our wonderful spot in the Hill Country a better place.”

Her resignation is effective Dec. 31.

Zinsmeyer worked for the chamber for nearly five years, first as tourism director and then in the top leadership position.

Fri
11
May

MayFest continues through Saturday

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Shivani Damico and her son Jimmy, both of Kingsland, enjoy time on the Merry-Go-Round during the first day of the Marble Falls Mayfest Carnival at Johnson Park on Wednesday, May 9.

 

 

 

 

 

Music, carnival rides, shopping, games and fun for the whole family — all of it can be found this weekend at MayFest 2018 in Marble Falls, which continues to midnight Saturday at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J in Marble Falls.

The MayFest Carnival is a large draw each year and brings out fans of people who love rolling, spinning, whirling, playing games of fun and chance and eating all of the great food on the midway. The fun at the Carnival begins at 5 p.m. and continues to midnight both Friday and Saturday nights.

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