Horseshoe Bay news

Horseshoe Bay resident calls for end to nursing facility visitation restriction

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Diane Akers has been by the rock by the side of her husband, former University of Texas football coach Fred Akers, for most of her adult life. At his greatest time of need - as he sits alone in a memory care center, suffering from dementia and isolated from loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic - she cannot be the one place she wants to be.

Authorities investigate separate drownings in two days

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Game wardens and Horseshoe Bay police officials are investigating two fatalities which occurred within days of each other on Llano County waterways. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) investigators have determined an incident on the Llano River to be an "accidental drowning," while police continue to sift through clues connected to a body found floating in Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay.

HCCT presents Youth Summer Theatre Program

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Under Phase III of Governor Abbott’s plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, fine arts performance halls can open starting June 10 at 50 percent capacity. That means that the Hill Country Community Theatre’s Youth Summer Theatre Program can perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for the public this July. “If we weren’t able to open, we were going to video record the performances, edit them, then give each student a DVD to show to family and friends,” said Mike Rademaekers, HCCT’s executive director. “Now, we can do both, and we are very excited!” The camp will run July 13 through July 26, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with performances on Thursday, July 23, Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at 2:15 p.m.

‘Back the Blue’ night at Boogie at the Bay

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The Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association (POA) is using their Boogie at the Bay center stage sponsorship on July 1 to honor local police officers and law enforcement personnel in Horseshoe Bay for their efforts keeping the community safe, the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance announced. The POA’s special “Back the Blue” night will highlight the police men and women of Horseshoe Bay and Llano and Burnet counties and salute their daily (and nightly) service to the community. HSBBA officials said patrons are invited to bring a beer, blanket and a buddy to “say thanks” to HSB’s finest. … Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or a news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

Blues band headlines Horseshoe Bay Boogie at the Bay

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Special to The Highlander Whether rock & roll and Texas swing or country & western and Blues, the Boogie at the Bay concert series continues to be a crowd pleaser for six summers running. An upcoming event will welcome the band Rochelle & The Sidewinders on Wednesday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Quail Point pavilion park, 107 Twilight, Horseshoe Bay.