Horseshoe Bay Texas news

Fri
23
Mar

Dependable internet a HSB goal

Horseshoe Bay officials learned about the details needed to improve local internet coverage at their Tuesday, March 20, meeting.

The officials also received a briefing from the Cultural Enrichment Society and received good news on the city's finances.

 

BAC

The Broadband Advisory Committee, which consists of JJ Guy, Frank Gracely Jr., Frank Hosea, Christopher Williston, and Nick Summitt, presented their report after more than 200-man hours of meetings and engagements with all current and potential technology providers.

The committee's top goal of its long-range plan is to increase (some would say “provide”) dependable internet access to all homes with enough bandwidth to meet the needs of modern activity.

This committee looked for all options but have determined wireless providers cannot offer the kind of deep internet provision needed. Wired (direct connect through fiber, cable, or DSL) are needed for quality service.

Fri
16
Mar

Lesley death ruled accidential

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The inquest into the October death of Sherry Kay Lesley, founder of GG Ganache in Marble Falls, has been closed with a finding of “accidental drowning,” according to a press release late Thursday, March 8, from Horseshoe Bay Chief of Police Rocky Wardlow.

Autopsies are frequent in cases of unattended deaths, and the HSBPD investigation had to remain open, pending a final determination by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office. That finding was “death by accidental drowning” and Wardlow said his department had found nothing to contradict it.

Lesley's husband Kent discovered her body in a bathtub in their home at 288 La Serena Loop on Oct. 22 last year. The HSBPD responded to his 9-1-1 call at 7:15 a.m.

According to a statement from the chief later in the investigation, the couple had attended a social function together on Saturday night, Oct. 21.

Fri
23
Feb

HSB awards fire station bid

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A contract to begin the first phase of remodeling Horseshoe Bay Fire Rescue's Central Fire Station was awarded by the Horseshoe Bay City Council Tuesday to Roan Commercial Group LLC for $172,730.

Tue
26
Dec

'Reel Brothers' join Pursuit Channel

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Two brothers who love fishing Cullen, left, and Hudson Gardner, grandsons of Marion and David Gardner of Horseshoe Bay, will share their passion for fishing in 2018 on “Reel Brothers,” a show on the Pursuit Channel. The two boys hold a fishing record in Costa Rica.

 

 

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Two brothers who have caught hundreds of types of fish in various locations in the United States and Central America will bring their experiences to television.

Sundays at 2:30 p.m., starting on Jan. 7, 2018 on the Pursuit Channel, 13-year-old Hudson and his 11-year-old brother, Cullen, will star in 13 episodes of “Reel Brothers.” The episodes will run for 26 weeks.

The show will follow the boys in their various fishing adventures.

The Gardner brothers are the sons of Michael Gardner, a lifelong, full-time professional hunting and fishing outfitter, and Holly Mills-Gardner, a former Miss Texas and sports TV personality. They live in Lake Travis.

“We just saw the previews recently,” said Michael, who founded the show with Holly. “It is like a reality show, actually, with hardcore saltwater fishing.”

Fri
08
Dec

HSB in midst of $60 million capital program

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The new $950,000 Palm Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort has been constructed on the site of the old clay tennis courts. I will be a featured site for members and guest of golf socials land festivals.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay Resort is in the midst of a gigantic economic undertaking — a $60 million, multi-year capital improvements plan expected to solidify the legendary resort's reputation as the destination of choice for visitors to the Texas Hill Country.

Resort vice chairman, president and chief executive officer Ron Lynn Mitchell recently presented an update on the capital improvements plan to members of the Horseshoe Bay City Council.

“The capital program is guided by a set of ownership goals, that being the refinement of existing amenities and construction of compelling new amenities reflecting current lifestyle patterns of the club membership and destination guests, while respectful of the legendary heritage of the resort’s development,” Mitchell said.

Tue
28
Nov

No place like HSB for the 'Holidaze'

For the 10th year, there's no place like Horseshoe Bay and Ranch to Market Road 2147 for the Holidaze.
The Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance will hold their annual Holidaze event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in front of the businesses at 7407 Farm to Market Road 2147, Horseshoe Bay.
Business members set up tables filled with treats, refreshments and samples and many also provide door prizes and giveaways. The free event is a way for the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance to give back to the residents who support the city's businesses. It was held for the first time in 2008.
More than 30 businesses are expected to participate this eyar, making it the largest Holidaze event ever in Horseshoe Bay, said Francie Dix of the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance, and more than 200 people are expected to attend.

Tue
07
Nov

Granite Shoals bonds okayed, Clinesmith and Lambert ahead

With the Burnet County Elections Office, final unofficial election results in, Nov. 7 Election Day voters lifted the totals in support of the $3 million for road improvements in Granite Shoals.
A scant 354 voters cast ballots in the election, but 194 of them, or 54.8 percent, voted for the proposition and 160, or 45.2 percent, against. A no vote would have killed the proposed road rehabilitation project for the three primary, north-south city streets. Approval means that bonds authorized last year can be sold and the project can move forward.
It is believed it is the first time in Texas that a city council asked voters if they were sure of a previous vote.
Of 152 early voters, 53.29 percent had voted against the proposition.

Tue
07
Nov

Early voting report is in

The early voting report from the Burnet County Elections Office, just in did not look promising for supporters of the $3 million for road improvements in Granite Shoals.

Of 152 early voters, it was 47.71 percent to reaffirm the bonds and 53.29 percent against.

In Horseshoe Bay, all 12 who voted for Proposition 1(reauthorization of a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourthof one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets) supported it. The candidate count was Reagan Lambert, 11 votes;  Cynthia Clinesmith, 8 votes and Dennis R. Hoover, one vote. When all Burnet and Llano county votes are in, the top two vote getters will take council seats.

Mayor Steve Jordan, unopposed, logged 10 votes.

Tue
24
Oct

Autopsy ordered in death of HSB woman

Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow said in a press release Tuesday, Oct. 24, that an autopsy had been ordered in the death of Sherry Kay Lesley last weekend.

“On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the Horseshoe Bay Police Department (HSBPD) responded to 288 La Serena Loop after a 9-1-1 call was received at 7:19 a.m.,” said Wardlow. “The resident, identified as Kent Lesley of Horseshoe Bay, reported that he awoke and discovered his wife, Sherry Kay Lesley, age 61, deceased in the bathtub.”

Sherry Lesley was the founder of gg ganache, now an anchor business of Market on H with a shop in Horseshoe Bay.

Tue
24
Oct

Jordan: HSB prospering

Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan provided this State of the City review for the Oct. 20 edition of The Highlander.

 

 

The measure of a well managed and open government is transparency and accountability. Your Mayor and Council Members have made these two issues our top priorities. 

I am happy to report the state of the City of Horseshoe Bay is very sound. Horseshoe Bay operates with two main budgets: the General Fund and the Utility Fund. General Fund sources come primarily from ad valorem property tax receipts and the services include police, fire, animal control, street maintenance, parks, code enforcement, development services and general administration. The Utility Fund includes operation of water, waste water, garbage and recycling. Utility Fund revenue is collected through usage fees in order to assure utility services are provided on a stand-alone basis.

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