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The way Marble Falls ISD handles advanced placement exams and courses came under blistering criticism from school board members after they learned 30 percent of students taking the tests last spring received the lowest score possible. Out of 166 AP exams taken by district students last year in various subjects, 50 received a 1, low score on a 1-5

grading scale, and 53, a majority, received a 2. Though 63 students made a 3 or higher on their exams, that was not enough to impress some board members. Kelly Fox was the most outspoken board member on the issue during a Monday night regular meeting, calling the AP program a “perpetual cycle of failure.” “These results are abysmal,” Fox said. “Can we pilot a new way to present AP?” Fox also had a problem with

how AP courses were weighted into a student’s GPA. For Pre-AP courses, students get 10 points added to their end of semester grade; so, a student who makes a 92 in a PreAP class will have their grade weighted as 102 when factor ing a GPA. AP students get 20 points added on. The grade is given regardless of the AP exam results. Fox, who is an assistant professor and coor dinator for the College of Education at Texas Tech Highland Lakes, said she was concerned

not all students and parents were aware of this when considering AP courses and that the exam result has no impact on the final grade. “This program is not fair to children,” Fox said. “It’s not communicated properly how it factors into GPA. Every one of us will put our children in AP, because we understand. What about the parents that don’t know?” Fox said she wants to see MFISD ... see Page 8A

County taxes going up 6%

Mimi Gets New Home

By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers Burnet County Commissioners Tuesday adopted a Fiscal Year 2013 budget that was balanced with a six percent tax increase. The budget appropriates $21,871,479 for operating, capital and debt service expenditures, a 6.7 percent increase over the FY 2012 expenditures of $20,494,341. The commissioners said an extra pay period and increased cost of fuel, maintenance and employee insurance were the biggest reasons the budget grew. “ I think we’ve done a good job keeping our budgets down and keeping our

Staff photo by Alexandria Randolph

The West family; Bob, Maria, with Mimi in center on her lap and pups Mack, Murphy and Marly welcome their newest addition to the family.

Horseshoe Bay family chosen to adopt abused dog By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers Mimi, the Yorkie-Chihuhua mix, whose owner allegedly dragged her behind a moving vehicle, has found a new home with a family in Horseshoe Bay. Bob and Maria West said they were appalled when they saw a news article about the incident of Mimi’s abuse. “We saw the article and thought we should go by the (Marble Falls) police department and talk to the police about (Mimi),” said Bob West.

When they arrived, they found the police had a long list of individuals interested in adopting Mimi. “We registered to be on the list, not thinking that we would ever have the chance to get her,” Maria West said. “We asked our prayer group to pray that we might get her, or that she might find the best place possible for her.” The Wests were soon contacted by Jacey Ferguson, the Marble Falls Animal Control Officer, who said that they had qualified to be the new parents of Mimi. They picked Mimi up from the Marble Falls Police Department last

week. Maria West said that Mimi had no scarring from her incident and is off her medication. “She has adjusted very well. She loves being in the car and we take her everywhere,” West said. “She really loves Bob. Wherever Bob goes, she goes.” The Wests have three other small dogs, West Highland Terriers (Westies) Mack and Murphy and Maltie-poo Marly, and West said the four get along swimmingly. “We prayed that she’d be a good fit for our family,” West said. “She’s a real blessing.”

personnel down,” County Judge Donna Klaeger said. Burnet County’s budget management is admirable when compared to state averages, Klaeger wrote in a brief accompanying the budget. “In the 2010 US Census, Burnet County ranked in the top 28 percent of population in the state while maintaining a tax rate in the lowest 16 percent and taxable values in the top 20 percent of Texas counties,” Klaeger wrote. The tax increase bumps the county’s tax rate to 39.34 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The new tax rate means county taxes on a $100,000 home Taxes ... see Page 7A

New author not ‘Faithless’ By Adam Troxtell Highland Lakes Newspaper

Allan Airish has become Marble Falls’ newest author with the publication of his novel, “The Faithless,” late this summer. The self-published political thriller – the story of a young Austinite who gets caught up in a conspiracy to defraud the American electoral process — is available on Amazon. com. Airish, whose real name is Greg Allen Wilson, has spent most of his professional career writing educational ar -

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Brothers arrested Fire leaves bird enthusiast without home after one crashes By Adam Troxtell Highland Lakes Newspaper

By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers The Rebollar brothers chose the wrong place and the wrong time to figure out which had the fastest car. Oscar Rebollar, 24, and his brother Jose, 19 — one in a Nissan, the other in a Honda — were racing northbound on US 281 Wednesday night, just as a southbound Marble Falls police officer was going about his business of patrolling the road.

The officer turned on his siren and was in the process of making a Uturn to pursue the speeders when Oscar Rebollar lost control of his Nissan, ran off the road and hit a telephone pole, according to police reports. Rebollar sustained only minor bruising due to airbag deployment. Both he and his brother Jose were arrested for allegedly racing on the highway and were booked in the Burnet County Jail just before midnight. They are currently being held in the jail and bond has not been set. Racing on the highway is a Class C misdemeanor and could lead to a sentence of six months in a county jail.

Friends of a local bird enthusiast are asking the community for help after a fire destroyed her home last week. Tish Corvidae and her grandchild escaped the fire that began in an upstairs bedroom of her house at 308 CR 403 on the evening of Sept. 10, but she lost five of her pet birds in the blaze. An account under her name has been set up at both American Bank of Texas branches in Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls for anyone who wishes to provide assistance. Corvidae has worked as an avian manager at the Horseshoe Bay Resort since 1996 and has gone to local schools multiple times to share her feathered friends with curious young students. “Not many can say they live their passion, and I do,” she said.

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Prophet is a Eurasian eagle owl that Tish Corvidae, avian manager for Horseshoe Bay Resort, bought to help children learn about and appreciate nature. Corvidae tried to save Prophet after a fire broke out at her home in southern Burnet County, but the owl was lost.

Since she was young, Corvidae has been fascinated by birds. She was tending to some outside

of her home when she learned a candle had set off a fire on her second floor. While the grandchild managed to get out of the house, Corvidae said she went into the inferno twice to try and save her pets that were still inside. She was especially fearful for a Eurasian eagle owl, Prophet, that she was unable to save. “I bought her specifically to instruct the children,” Corvidae said. “I would walk in and have every child touch the bird. How many people can say they’ve actually touched an owl? I saved up to buy her, she was very expensive.” Corvidae – which is also the Latin word for Raven – enjoys seeing the smiles on children’s faces as they get up close and personal with some exotic bird species. “That is my passion,” she said. “I love connecting with the kids.” Fire ... see Page 8A

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The Highlander

Marble Falls, Texas


Volunteer retires after 43 years Anita Burg, age 94, is retiring as a Hill Country Memorial Hospital volunteer and charter member of the auxiliary after 43 years of service — the longest serving active volunteer in hospital history. Anita drove to the Fredericksburg hospital from Stonewall every week for her four-hour shift and would often volunteer while others were on vacation. She loved keeping busy delivering flowers, taking visitors to their destinations, delivering meals and anything else that was asked of her. At the time of her retirement, Anita worked at the front desk. Her cheerful attitude and helpfulness will be missed by all those patients she served over the years and the medical professionals and other volunteers with whom she

tal. Community leaders responded very positively to this effort and felt strongly that this new hospital should not be supported by city or county tax dollars and should have a non-profit tax status. After a door-to-door fundraising campaign, 93 percent of Gillespie Country residents committed funds to the building of Hill Country Memorial Hospital. In the beginning years, volunteers often ironed bed linens, answered the switchboard, and greeted visitors at the front door. In the evenings they would give out a cup of ice cream right before bedtime or a beer as long as they had a doctor’s order. They cleaned, they encouraged and cheered up patients and their loved ones, they ran errands and more. And Anita Burg did it all.

Anita Burg

worked. The Hill Country Memorial Auxiliary (the official name of the volunteer organization), was actually formed several years before the hospital itself, to help with the fund raising campaign for the new hospital. It raised $6,000 to publish an informative tabloid in preparation for fund-raising for the hospi-

Staff Photo by Adam Troxtell

Promoting the County

Teri Freitag, right, Tourism Director for Burnet County, told members of the Highland Lakes Service League about the county’s promotional activities for tourism at the club’s first meeting of the year last week. Betty Cruikshank, left, is Program Chair for the League and – with Josie Quinlan, president, center – arranged for Freitag’s presentation, in which she noted that the print/electronic and on-line activities, aimed at bringing visitors to Burnet County, are paid for by “pass through” dollars paid by visitors who “pass through” the county and stay in motels and hotels. For more information about the Service League, go to Courtesy Photo

The Real New Orleans Style Restaurant in Round Mountain operated for about six years before it closed a few weeks ago. Owners said they had to shut it down to keep their Marble Falls location open.

2 restaurants close, 1 opening By Adam Troxtell Highland Lakes Newspapers The restaurant business is a bit like the weather; if you don’t like the way things are now, wait a bit and it will change. The uncertainty of the restaurant business is as much a reality in the Hill Country as anywhere; Houston’s Depot is making a comeback, on Marble Falls’ Main Street, but the Real New Orleans Style Restaurant in Round Mountain and Koy Chinese and Sushi restaurant on US 281 are now things of the past. The closing of Real New Orleans Style Restaurant’s Round Mountain location is seen, though, as the salvation of the restaurant’s Marble Falls location. Members of the Smoking for Jesus ministry, who relocated in the Hill Country from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, established the Round Mountain Real New Orleans Style Restaurant in 2006. The Marble Falls restaurant was opened in 2009. “Once we opened the restaurant in Marble Falls, people didn’t go out there as much,” Erin Legier, a manager at the Marble Falls restaurant, said. “We tried to hang on as long as we could.” Legier said restaurant staff knew more traffic could be moving toward Round Mountain in the future, with Scott & White Healthcare set to open up a medical clinic in 2013 and a hospital the following winter near the intersection of US

281 and TX 71. But slow business made the decision to close the Round Mountain operation necessary several weeks ago. “We wanted to wait for the hospital to come in, but we kept losing money,” Legier said. “So, we had to close down to save money and keep the one in Marble Falls open.” Koy Chinese and Sushi restaurant has also closed. A sign on the door reads the owners have been “locked out of the leased premises for failure to pay rent.” It also says a new key can be picked up upon payment of delinquent rent, but another sign on the door says: “We are permanently closed.” The restaurant at 101 US 281 was open for under a year. It was located in a strip of stores situated behind the ongoing highway bridge construction. The loss of those two restaurants is offset to a degree by the return of Houston’s Depot, which will open at 307 Main Street in the first week of October. Owner’s Allan and Kim Oppenheim decided to move in when the location at Old Oak Square was vacated by Coco Bay Café last month and they were contacted by property manager Joe Don Dockery. “Joe Don [Dockery] called me to come look at it,” Oppenheim said. “We’ve always liked this spot, and he was pretty persuasive.” Houston’s operated just off US 281, where Atkin’s Phramacy is now, for 14 years. It closed in 2009, but the Oppenheim’s saw a large public desire to have it open for business again.

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Weekend Edition, September 21 - 24, 2012


Business owners miffed at street work By Adam Troxtell Highland Lakes Newspaper The owner of Bayside Tattoo and Piercing Studio on Sixth Street said she lost $350 worth of business on Tuesday when the city began road work without informing her beforehand. Lakriesha Cesario, owner of Bayside Tattoo at 804 Sixth Street, came before city council in their Tuesday night meeting. She said the work being done on the road, which is set to be complete in three to four weeks, kept customers away and has taken out her business’s parking. “I got no notice,” Cesario said to council and city officials. “I’m offended, because nobody thought about the two businesses that are on that street.” A miscommunication between city officials and the project contractor resulted in the businesses not receiving confirmation. Normally, owners are contacted personally or with notices hanging from their front door. Pink House of Beauty is at 805 Sixth Street, and has been operating as a hair and beauty salon for 24 years. The owner and sole

Staff Photo by Adam Troxtell

Work to repave Sixth Street in Marble Falls has disrupted the business of Bayside Tattoo, leaving customers and operators with little place to park. The work began Tuesday, but business owners were not notified beforehand.

operator Young Bailey said the work has kept some customers away, but it has not had a drastically negative effect on her business. “Some customers asked if I was still in business, and when I said yes and they saw the road work, they said they would come back later,” Bailey said. “It has slowed down a little bit, but there’s

not much difference.” Someone with the city did come to Cesario and Bailey Wednesday morning to tell them how long the work would take. Bailey said she is happy to see the road being repaved. “I’ve been here since the 1970s, and I’ve never seen any work being done on this road,” she said. “I am happy

to see they are fixing it.” Cesario said she understands that road work is necessary, but was unhappy about the way the city handled it. She also said her husband, who works the shop with her, had contacted a lawyer. “We’re just worried about our proprietary rights,” she said.

LCRA eyeing land for new reservoirs The Lower Colorado River Authority is aggressively moving forward with plans to acquire land for downstream water reservoirs to reduce demands on the Highland Lakes In August, LCRA acquired options to purchase 1,745 acres in three parcels in Colorado County and 2,407 acres in two parcels in Wharton County. On Wednesday, the LCRA Board of Directors authorized General Manager Becky Motal to negotiate and execute contracts for the purchase of an additional 1,100 acres near Markham in Matagorda County and 378 acres near Lane City in Wharton County. Once contracts are signed, LCRA will study the feasibility of building reservoirs on the sites before deciding whether to complete the purchases. The land would enable LCRA to build as many as three off-channel reservoirs in the lower basin, allowing the capture of significant amounts of water in the lower basin for the first time. Each of the reservoirs could be filled several times a year, depending on river flow and water use, thereby

reducing water demands on the Highland Lakes and increasing the water supply in the entire basin. “This is the last piece of the puzzle for development of new water supplies in the lower basin,” said John C. Dickerson III of Matagorda County, a member of the LCRA Board of Directors. “This demonstrates the commitment of the Board and general manager to develop new supplies to benefit the entire lower Colorado River basin.” The reservoirs could be used to capture floodwaters or water that enters the Colorado River below the Highland Lakes. It also could be used to hold water that was sent downstream from the Highland Lakes for use by municipal, industrial or agricultural customers, but was no longer needed by the time it arrived. The reservoirs would be near, but not on, the Colorado River. Water from the river would be diverted to the reservoirs during times of flooding or excess flows and sent to downstream customers when needed. “LCRA has been talking about

the need for downstream reservoirs for as long as I can remember, and I’m excited to be on the Board that is making it happen,” said J. Scott Arbuckle, an LCRA Board member from Wharton County. “These projects are a big step toward helping us fulfill our promise to secure 100,000 acre-feet of new water supply in the next five years.” This year alone, about three quarters of a million acre-feet of water has flowed over the Bay City dam on the Colorado River near the coast. LCRA now has no way to capture that water, other than a small pilot project testing whether two gravel pits can be used as temporary storage reservoirs. By way of comparison, Lake Travis, when full, holds 1.13 million acre-feet of water. “We’re looking forward to studying the sites,” said Kyle Jensen, LCRA executive manager of external affairs. “These locations appear to be wellsuited for reservoirs, but we’ve still got work ahead of us to determine whether they are the best answer to meeting our water supply goals.”

C’Shores Cleanup Day set for Sept. 22 By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers A Cottonwood Shores city-wide trash pickup day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 already has roughly 20 volunteers in place. The clean up day will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until around noon, when refreshments will be served at the Library on Cottonwood Dr. Officials are hoping to have two to three volunteers work each street. Wendy Wayson, wife of council member Roger

Wayson is the unofficial head of the clean-up day program. “We wanted to get everyone out on Saturday to pick up litter,” she said. “Since I’ve been living here it’s has been one of my biggest pet peeves.” Wayson is a Florida native and said that the importance of community cleanliness and appearance was ingrained in her at an early age. “I came from Florida which is a tourist state. It’s very well kept. Texas is too, but here you can see the litter, especially during the

summertime,” she said. “When I was growing up it was a big deal. You would see advertisements on the television all the time about keeping our state clean.” Wayson said that the biggest problem facing Cottonwood Shores is illegal dumping. “People are not aware of how much dumping goes on. People dump waste on our back roads.They throw out bulk items on back streets or dead end streets. They feel like no one cares, but we all care,” she said. Wayson said that she was encouraged to orga-

nize the event because of the huge clean up day held in Granite Shoals. “(The Granite Shoals clean up) has been on my mind for some time. Cottonwood was rewarded with these parks, now we’re going to make the city look nicer. You can always improve on something,” she said. “Everyone wants to live in a nice community.” The clean up crew is still seeking volunteers, and welcomes Cottonwood residents to participate Saturday morning. The group will meet at the library on Cottonwood Dr.

Hill Country Memorial hosts ‘remembrance’ Hill Country Memorial will host a Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, at the HCM Women’s Pavilion to remember babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. October is designated as Infant Loss Awareness Month, and communities around the world will be holding remembrance services. Last year’s local event drew about 50 people. “We support many local families during the year through Hill Country Memorial’s infant loss bereavement program, our OB staff, pastoral care staff and social workers,” Pam Traver, chaplain at HCM,

said. “We provide supportive follow-up through ongoing education and assistance with grief and loss, and I hope that anyone who has experienced a loss will feel comfortable in attending this service. We have received very positive affirmations from the service the last three years and hope many people will take advantage of this opportunity on Oct. 15.” The service will include an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to remember their child. The service is a time of remembrance through music, sharing and lighting of candles and, finally, the release of balloons.

Anyone desiring more information may call Chap-

lain Traver at 830.997.4353 ext 7418.

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The Highlander

Marble Falls, Texas


Margaret Ann Smith

Sheryl Miriam Evans Caeden Vincent Obregon

Ethel Elizabeth Strube

Margaret Ann Smith made her journey to heaven on Monday, Sept. 17, in Marble Falls. Margaret was born to Edward and Margaret Coats on Sept. 19, 1930, in Houston. She was a graduate of Marble Falls High School, and attended Mary-Hardin Baylor. She married I.V. “Son” Gibson in 1951 and they welcomed Peggy Jane in 1952. She lost her husband in a tragic accident in 1961 and was left to raise Peggy Jane as a single mom. She worked hard and did without to make sure Peggy had everything she needed and wanted. Over the years, she was a Smith waitress at Blue Bonnet Café, the first secretary at First Baptist Church Marble Falls, and a secretary for both the Lower Colorado River Authority and W.F. Barnes Lumber Company. In 1976, she married Rodgers Smith and added his three daughters, whom she loved as her own, to her family. Margaret and Rodgers owned and operated The Farmhouse Restaurant in Granite Shoals, and later, a used car lot, Smith Auto, in Marble Falls. They built their home in Shady Acres, where they lived for many years. Margaret loved her resort-style setting, especially her pool, and her many generations of dogs. Church was always an integral part of Margaret’s life; she spent most of her years at First Baptist Church in Marble Falls, and has since joined Fellowship Baptist Church in Marble Falls. She was a faithful prayer warrior and loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “Nano” and “Papa” were blessed with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who became their pride and joy. Nano loved to spend time with her grandkids, whether playing games or attending their numerous events. She also enjoyed reading, working in her yard, and wearing red lipstick. Margaret went through many tragedies in her almost 82 years, but most would never have known. She always had a smile on her face and love to share with anyone she met. She was a blessing to many and will be truly missed by countless friends and family members. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Margaret Coats; her first husband, I.V. “Son” Gibson; her second husband, Jack Elder; and her brother, Joe Coats. Margaret is survived by her husband, Rodgers Smith, of Marble Falls; her brother, Edward “Bud” Coats, of Galveston; her daughters and sonin-laws, Peggy and Rodney Waters, of Longview, Texas, Belinda Spratlen, of Marble Falls, Barbara and Richie Elliott, of Marble Falls, and Carolyn and Mark Moore, of Bridgeport, Texas; seven grandchildren, Lacy, Lane, Jennifer (and husband, Rafe), Corey, Wade, Kristi, and Maggie (and husband, Travis); two great grandchildren, Justin and Jordan; nieces and nephews; as well as innumerable friends who considered her family because of her loving spirit. Services were held Thursday afternoon at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marble Falls. Funeral arrangements made through Edgar Funeral Home, Marble Falls.

Sheryl Miriam Evans, 39, and son Caeden Vincent Obregon, 8, died tragically on Sept. 16 as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Sheryl was born on May 15, 1973 in Fort Worth to Clayton and Yvonne Evans. Caeden was born on May 26, 2004 in Austin to Carlos Obregon and Sheryl Evans. Sheryl was baptized on April 24, 1983 in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Burnet where she remained a member until her death. She is predeceased by her father and her sister Stacy. She is survived by her mother Yvonne, brother Evans and Obregon Steve, sister-in-law Fatima, a niece and a nephew. Caeden is survived by his dad Carlos, step-mother April, grandmother Yvonne, uncle Steve, aunt Fatima, and 2 cousins. A memorial service honoring the life of Sheryl was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 204 E. Graves St. in Burnet Cemetery with Rev. Dawn Rosignol officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), P. O. Box 872, Burnet, Texas 78611 or to Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, P. O. Box 27, Burnet, Texas 78611.

Ethel Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson Strube was born July 15, 1940. She died Sept. 14. She grew up in San Antonio with her two brothers, William (Bill) and Patrick (Pat). She and her cousin Carol were the only girls in the family, so naturally they became as close as sisters, and that relationship just grew stronger through the years. Liz graduated from Edison High in 1959 and was a dental assistant until she married. She met Donald Lewis Strube, her soul mate, in December 1959 and married April 30, 1960. She and Donald lived in Kerrville until Strube 1969. In between that time Donald (Donnie) Wayne came along on March 14, 1961 and Teresa (Terri) Ann was born 15 short months later on June 2, 1962. Donald worked at Peterson Body Shop and Liz was a caregiver at the Kerrville State Hospital. The Strube family moved to Austin in 1969, where Donald and Liz worked and raised their two children until they retired in 1995. Donald retired from Allstate Insurance Company as an Adjuster and Liz retired from AISD as a Food Service Technician (cafeteria lady). Liz and Donald both said that when they were retired they were moving to Marble Falls and they did. Liz loved to cook, fish, crochet, and be with her family. She was the best fisherman in the whole family, because when her and her family would go fishing she usually was the one who caught the most fish. She loved being out on the water at night with her spool (she didn’t use a fishing pole), looking at the stars, and spending time with her family and friends. Liz’s family started to grow rapidly. Her daughter married Garry Lee Hohmann and her son married Donna Louise Hickman. Terri and Garry Lee gave her Garry Don and Rene’ Michelle, and Donnie and Donna gave her Cody Shawn and Clinton James. Granddaughter Renee’ gave her great grandchildren Zane Lee and Hailey Michelle. Donnie’s best friend Jack Harvey became a very important person in her life, she told everyone that he was her adopted son. Jack’s family, wife Kim, daughter April son Dusty, granddaughter Lacy and grandsons Laiden and Jax became a part of her family. Liz didn’t meet a stranger, she was friendly to everyone she met and was loved by many. She had a sense of humor and was the life of the party. She never beat around the bush; everyone knew what she thought and how she felt. You never had to second guess with her because she made it very clear. Liz will be dearly missed by all, but never forgotten. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bill. Memorial service were held Thursday, Sept. 20 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Bro. Max Copeland officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be offered at www. clementswilcoxfuneralhome.

Sept. 19, 1930 ~ Sept. 17, 2012

William ‘Bill’ Ray Martin May 8, 1954 ~ Sept. 12, 2012

William “Bill” Ray Martin, 58, auto mechanic, of Bertram, was born on May 8, 1954 at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Texas He died on Wednesday, Sept 12.  He was involved in an auto repair accident in his garage. He is survived by daughters Renae (TJ) Adair of Florence, Texas, and Monica (Eric) McLeod of Manor, Texas; grandchildren Lorelei Adair, Cheyenne, Shelby and McKenna McLeod; father, Robert Martin of Austin; brother Robby Martin of Bertram; sister Debra (David) Kasper of Pflugerville, Texas and Debra Smith (reunited Lanier High School Martin sweetheart) of Pflugerville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Lill Martin. Nieces and nephews include Jeremy (Kelly) Martin, Josh Martin, Jason (Robin) Kasper, and Kara Kasper (Mark) Moellenberg; great nieces and nephews Staci, Michael and Isaac Martin, Mackenzie and Elizabeth Kasper and Mia and Kayla Moellenberg. Bill was involved in the Boy Scouts of America during his youth. He never met a stranger, rarely said the word “no” and loved his horse named Beauty. The family would like to thank the Bertram Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS  for their efforts. A memorial will be held Sunday, Sept. 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the Iron Star Hall, 330 N. Lampasas St., Bertram. Arrangements made by Providence Funeral Home, Taylor, Texas.

July 15, 1940 ~ Sept. 14, 2012

Nelda C. Belvin

Aug. 30, 1931 ~ Sept. 16, 2012 Nelda C. Belvin “Chloedell” of Pasadena, Texas passed away peacefully on Sept. 16 surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 30, 1931 in Burnet County to Hubert and Mrytle Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Belvin, parents Hubert and Myrtle Baker; two sisters, Ima Jewel and Clemma and five brothers, Vernon, Melvin, Glenn, Herman and Maurice. She is survived by three sons, Gary and his wife Brenda, David and his wife Christy, Dennis and his wife Kimberly and four daughters: Yvonne, Lin- Belvin da and her husband Robert, Nelda and her husband Frank, Cynthia and her husband Randy; sister Melva; 24 grandchildren and 32 great- grandchildren. With the number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that Nelda loved and nurtured, she always found time to make each individual feel loved through all the good and tough times. After losing her husband, Jimmy, she moved into a retirement community where she went on to join the board and was elected president. Being president wasn’t enough for Nelda, she also became activity director. After an accident that required surgery and extended recovery, Nelda was forced to resign from her position as president and concentrate on her recovery. She then spent her final years with family being loved and cared for by her children as she had done for them. Nelda (Chloedell) will be truly missed, not only by her family, but also everyone who knew and loved her. She never met a stranger and anyone who met her felt like a friend of someone truly special. Visitation was held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Burial will follow at Mahomet Cemetery. Please offer condolences to www. Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet.

Elton ‘Hop’ Ratliff

Nov. 16, 1919 ~ Sept. 18, 2012 Elton “Hop” Ratliff, 92, a lifetime resident of Llano, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18. He was born in Llano, Nov. 16, 1919 to Celia (Johnson) Ratliff and Walter Ratliff. Elton “Hop” retired from Charlie’s store after many years as a serviceman. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepmother, Nora Belle Ratliff and sister, Ina Lea Penny. Survivors include his brother, Bob Ratliff and wife Jean of Manchaca, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Llano City Cemetery with Reverend Danny Meegan officiating. Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano. E-mail condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon. net or you may log onto our website, for online condolences.

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Patricia Jean (Hazen) Wirtz April 13, 1953 ~ Sept. 12, 2012

Our beloved sister, Pat, died at the Texas lake home she loved in the same way she lived, with acceptance and optimism. She was born and grew up in Wisconsin, always proud of her Midwestern roots. Pat and Mark Wirtz, her childhood sweetheart and husband of 38 years, lived many places after marrying in 1974. They loved their life together and made the most of every opportunity. Pat had a gift for making others smile. Her energy, creativity and spirit made her special. She valued greatly her family and friends across the country. Their support and the love shown to her this past Wirtz year made her challenge lighter. Even to the end, Pat loved nothing more than helping empower someone else Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Mark, brother, Harold and parents, Edith and Howard Hazen. She is survived by her brothers, Brian (Brigid), Robert (Diane), sister, Marcia, five nephews, three nieces and loving friend, Raymond Whitehead. In lieu of flowers or memorials it was Pat’s request that an act of kindness be done for someone in need today. A Celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ted and Terry Gulden’s, 730 Clear Cove Drive, Granite Shoals. We are grateful for the wonderful care given by Dr. Jules Madrigal and her gifted staff. Thank you to Susie Satterwhite, RN, for her kindness and genuine caring. And a special thank you to Terry and Ted Gulden for being who they are. Online registry can be found at Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, Kingsland.

Blanche Lorraine Goldstein Aug. 22, 1920 ~ Sept. 15, 2012

Blanche “Lorraine” Goldstein 92, of Burnet, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 15, 2012. She was born in Bonham, Texas to William L. and Mable E. Keene Fuller on Aug. 22, 1920. She was a member of the Highland Lakes Methodist church in Buchanan Dam for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard L. Goldstein in 2001. She is survived by her loving daughter, Judith Semberski of Burnet and brothers, John Fuller and Richard Fuller, both of Nashville, Tenn., Lavelle Fuller of Chicago, Ill., Larry Fuller of Monticello, Ark.; and sisters, Virginia Jo Dickey of Fort Worth, Goldstein Joyce Carter of Tulsa, Okla., Sandra Fisher of Atlanta, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio Arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home- Burnet. Friends can express their condolences at More Obituaries ... see Page 8A

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Art & Entertainment

Ongoing •Fiber Folks – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nan’s Needleworks, 100 Bunny Run Ln., Suite 205, Horseshoe Bay. Held on Saturdays. Information: 830.598.4560. •Marble Falls VFW Bingo – Sundays warm-up is at 2 p.m., games at 3 p.m. On Wednesdays, doors open at 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. warmup; games at 7 p.m., 1001 Veterans Avenue, Marble Falls. Dinner plates will be sold by Ladies Auxiliary. For details: 512.755.3208. •Third Saturday Acoustic Picking, 6-10 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, Broadway at Avenue Q, Marble Falls. By donation. Call Jane Markley, 830.693.5646 for information. Through Oct. 1 •ArtFrog Art Academy Fall/ Winter Registration – call for registration times, 210 E. Jackson St., Burnet. Free fine Art and Fine Crafts Classes for adults for classes Oct – Dec. Information: 830.613.0692. Sept. 22 & 23 •How to Draw the Head - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Art that Makes You Laugh, 301 Main St., Marble Falls. All levels welcome with instructor Jeff Leedy. Supplies for the class will be sent after the registration is made. Information: 830.613.1369 or Sept. 24 & 25 •Auditions for HCCT “A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol” – 7 to 9 p.m., HCCT, 4003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores. Information: 830.693.4447 or www.thehcct. org. Sept. 26 •Photography Class – 4 to 6 p.m., Marble Falls Library, 101 Main St., Marble Falls. Free course includes basic digital camera functions, tips for capturing quality images and post-processing techniques. Information: 830.613.5741 or ken@

Service Clubs

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Food & Fundraisers

Through Sept. 23 •Third Annual Round-Up for Hope Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Music Festival – 8:30 a.m., Charlie Taylor Rodeo Arena, 3053 US 281 S., Marble Falls. Benefiting A Place of Hope Charitable Health Care Clinic and Emotional Trauma Center. Chuck Wagon Dinner, Music Jamboree, Team Roping, Chuck Wagon Breakfast, Cowboy Church. Information: www.roundupforhope. com. Sept. 22 •Tow Community Center Dance – 6:30 p.m., RR 2241, Tow. To raise money for a new building, hamburgers will be for sale and there will be a cover to see The Highway 16 Band. Information: 325.379.1187 or 325.379.6331. •Joseph’s Food Pantry Catfish Fry Fundraiser – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 706 N. Phillips Ranch Rd., Granite Shoals. Includes, cole slaw, beans and tea. Joseph’s Food Pantry cooperates with the Capital Area Food Bank to distribute to families in need in Burnet and Llano counties. Information: or 830.220.2344. •Third Annual Round-Up for Hope Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Music Festival – 7 a.m., Charlie Taylor Rodeo Arena, US 281 S., Marble Falls. Benefiting A Place of HOPE Charitable Health Care Clinic and Emotional Trauma Center. Chuck Wagon Dinner, Mu-

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Sept. 29 •Beautiful Lawn Program 9:30 a.m., Backbone Valley Nursery and Landscaping, 4201 FM 1980, Marble Falls. Find out more about an easy lawn treatment schedule. Information: 830.693.9348. •Pet PALS Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Clinics – by appointment, 2003 Hwy 1431 W, Marble Falls. Financial assistance available. Information: 830.598.7729.

sic Jamboree, Team Roping, Chuck Wagon Breakfast, Cowboy Church. Information: www.roundupforhope. com. •Bulldog Thunder Truck and Tractor Pull – 6 to 11 p.m., Burnet County Fair Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr., Burnet. Proceeds benefit the Burnet Volunteer Fire Department. Information: www. •Second Annual Judy Walker Memorial Golf Tournament – 1 p.m., Legends Golf Course, 105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland. Proceeds benefit the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center. Shotgun Start, 4-Person Scramble. Information: 325.388.8888 or 830.822.8055. Sept. 28 - 29 •Burnet BBQ Cook-Off and Music Festival – 9 a.m., Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114, Burnet. Benefiting Burnet County Volunteer Fire Department’s Quick Refill Station. Featuring JB and the Moonshine Band. Information: or www.burnetcookoff. com. Sept. 29 •Grand Opening of Orphan Grain Train Container – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Genesis Lutheran Church, 15946 TX 29, Buchanan Dam. Invitations have been sent out to local churches for participation in this collection effort. For more information about service project go to Refreshments will follow the dedication. Information: 512.793.6800. Oct. 1 •Highland Lakes Social Club Lunch and Meeting - 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kingsland Convention and Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr., Kingsland. Information: 325.388.3321. Oct. 3 •Ham and Bean Lunch and Country Store - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church, Schorlemmer Hall, 1401 Ford St., Llano. Sponsored by Texas Extension Education Clubs in Llano. Carryout plates will be offered in addition to dining in. Tickets available at the door. Funds raised benefit scholarships going to 4-H members. Information: 325.247.4849.

Events & Meetings

Ongoing •Literacy Highland Lakes ESL Classes – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays, Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington, Burnet; 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Granite Shoals Fire Station, 8410 RR 1431 W., Granite Shoals. Evening ESL classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, Burnet CISD Professional Development Center, 308 E. Brier, Burnet. Free to the public. Information: call 512.756.7337 for Spanish call 830.598.1239. •Literacy Highland Lakes GED Classes – 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Epiphany Episcopal Parish Hall, 601 N. Wood St., Burnet. Evening GED classes – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Marble Falls High School, Room 101, 2101 Mustang Dr. in Marble Falls. Free to public. For details, contact Lee Winkler at 512.756.7337. •Marble Falls Farmers Market – Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, Crownover Feed Barn, 1810 RR 1431. Information: 830.693.4458. •Marble Falls Library Book Clubs – 10:30 a.m., Marble Falls Library Community Meeting Room, 101 Main St., Marble Falls. For various book club types and meeting days, call 830.693.3023. •Marble Falls Senior Activity Center – 1200 Seventh St., Marble Falls. Potluck lunches every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. with dominos and canasta afterward. Bingo on Mondays; bridge is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Dances, game night and 42 tournaments held regularly. Information: 830.693.5611.

Sept. 29 & 30 •Westcave Preserve Public Weekend Tours - 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd., Round Mountain. Public tours of Westcave Preserve weather permitting. Visitation is by guided tour only. The hike is roughly one mile. Information: 830.825.3442 or www. •Day Out with Thomas - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St., Burnet. Information: 866.468.7630 or www. •Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr., Kingsland. Information: 325.388.3321.

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Steve Zullo, right, Sun City Hiking Club president, presents a gift card to Inks Lake State Park rangers Chris Hall, left, lead Ranger and Terry Young, assistant manager.

Inks gets helping hand When the Sun City Hiking Club in Georgetown learned that the Burnet-area community volunteer group “Friends of Inks Lake” was in need of new tools for trail maintenance projects, the club decided to help out. To such avid hiking enthusiasts, nothing is more important than a well-maintained trail. Inks Lake State Park, in particular, has always been a favorite destination of the 275-member club, which typically sponsors at least three official outings to the park Spur 191, Spicewood. Reading and fun activities for kids. Information: 830.693.7892. Sept. 21 thru 23 •Voter Registration Assistance – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., WalMart, 2700 US 281, Marble Falls. There will be volunteers outside to sign up anyone who has not filled out a Voter Registration Application. You can also pick up a voter registration application at the Burnet Annex in Marble Falls. Information: 832.922.0003. Sept. 22 •Fall Vegetable Gardening 9:30 a.m., Backbone Valley Nursery and Landscaping, 4201 FM 1980, Marble Falls. Discussion includes beneficial insects, best organic fertilizers and basics of gardening. Information: 830.693.9348. •ArtFrog Art Academy Kids’ Day Out – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Galloway Hammond, 1601 S. Water St., Burnet. Seven different fun and educational “Classification Stations” for hands-on activities. Information: 830.613.0692 or www. •Kid’s Day Out – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Galloway Hammond Recreation Center, 1601 S. Water St., Burnet. Please contact Dale Hill if you or your organization are interested in volunteering, hosting an activity/booth or sponsorship. Information: 512.755.2963. •Llano Uplift Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Free Membership Workshop – 1 to 3 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington St., Burnet. Membership is open to women over 18 who can prove her lineage to a patriot of the Revolutionary War. Reservations required. Information: 830.798.9685. Sept. 22 & 23 •Westcave Preserve Public Weekend Tours - 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd., Round Mountain. Public tours of Westcave Preserve weather per-

each year -- especially during bluebonnet season. In addition, one of the highlights of the organization’s March membership meeting was an informative presentation by Ranger Terry Rodgers, Superintendent of Inks Lake State Park. Knowing that the dedicated volunteer group required new equipment for its workdays along the park’s extensive trail system, the Hiking Club sent a representative to Burnet with a gift card for the purchase of loppers, chainsaw parts and other supplies.

mitting. Visitation is by guided tour only. The hike is roughly one mile. Information: 830.825.3442 or www. Sept. 23 •Oak Haven Bible Study - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr., Kingsland. Information: 325.388.3321. Sept. 25 •2012 Llano County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting - 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 200 Legion, Llano. Free fish fry dinner. Kendal Hemphill will be the guest speaker this year. Information: 325.247.4161. •Abuse Prevention Seminar – 1 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6642 W. RR 1431, Granite Shoals. Guest Speaker Judith Marie Watato at the Life Center. Information: 512.267.9492. Sept. 26 •Congressman Mike Conaway In Burnet – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Tea-Licious Restaurant, 216 South Main St., Burnet. He will visit personally with constituents in a Town Hall meeting. This meeting is open to all constituents. Hosted by Burnet County Republican Club. Information: •Chamber Ribbon Cutting - 9:30 a.m., Neighborhood Loan Center, 116 US 281, Marble Falls. Information: 830.265.5002. Sept. 27 •Highland Lakes Democratic Club Meeting – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hidden Falls Golf Club, 220 Meadowlakes, Meadowlakes. Guest Speaker will be Michelle Petty who is running for candidate for the Texas Supreme Court. Lunch will be served with a fee, the meeting is free. Information: 512.355.3886. •Seton Highland Lakes Hospice Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Gateway Gardens, 605 Gateway Central, Marble Falls.

Meetings are once a week on Thursdays. This meeting is in addition to the ongoing monthly grief support group No pre meeting.registration is required. Information: 512.756.8003. •Private Pesticide Applicator License Training Class – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burnet County Courthouse Annex, 1701 E. Polk, Suite 12, Burnet. Class for individuals to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License. Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service. Register by Sep. 24. Information: 512.756.5463. •Llano County Democratic Club Meeting – 6 p.m., Llano Library, 102 E. Haynie, Llano. Potluck supper and a short meeting afterwards. Information: 830.598.2794 or •Highland Lakes Democratic Women Meeting - 11:30 a.m., Hidden Falls Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Dr., Meadowlakes. Speaker Dale Henry, Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner. Information: 806.777.9594. Sept. 28 •Spicewood Community Library Story Time - 10 to 11 a.m., Spur 191, Spicewood. Reading and fun activities for kids. Information: 830.693.7892. Sept. 28 thru 30 •Voter Registration Assistance – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 2700 US 281, Marble Falls. There will be volunteers outside to sign up anyone who has not filled out a Voter Registration Application. You can also pick up a voter registration application at the Burnet Annex in Marble Falls. Information: 832.922.0003.

Oct. 1 •Philanthropic Educational Organization Meeting - 9:30 a.m., Meetings held in various member’s homes, call for location. Meetings held the first Monday of each month. Women who are already P.E.O. members, who are unaffiliated with a chapter, and who may be new to the area may join one of the local chapters. Information: 830.798.2459 or 830.598.5052. •AARP Driver Safety Program – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lakes Senior Center, 35 Chamberlain St., Kingsland. Bring current AARP card and driver’s license. Lunch is available. The class may qualify students for an auto insurance discount. Information/Registration: 325.388.4653. •The Five Love Languages of Teenagers Book Study - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Marble Falls High School, Cafeteria, 2101 Mustang Dr., Marble Falls. Mondays in October, book by Gary Chapman. Information: 830.798.3634. Oct. 2 •National Night Out – 6 to 8 p.m., Pavilion, Wallace Riddell Park, TX 29 East and Rhomberg, Burnet. Meet the police, fire and EMS departments. Free food and drinks, face painting, kid’s safety identification kits, finger printing, safety education items and more. Information: 512.756.6404. •Teacher’s Benefit and Retirement Plan Informative Meeting – 5:30 p.m., Marble Falls High School Auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive, Marble Falls. Guest Speaker Tim Lee. Co-Sponsored by Highland Lakes Retired Teachers Association and TRTA District X111. Information: 830.598.5248. •The Burnet County ESD No. 3 Board Meeting - 9:10 a.m., Kingsland Public Library, 125 W. Polk, Kingsland. Meetings are held every two weeks. Information: 325.388.2824. Oct. 4 •Seton Highland Lakes Hospice Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Gateway Gardens, 605 Gateway Central, Marble Falls. Meetings are once a week on Thursdays. This meeting is in addition to the ongoing monthly grief support group meeting. No preregistration is required. Information: 512.756.8003. •Old Radio Plays at Chantilly Lace – 6 p.m., Johnson City Library, 209 Nugent Ave., Johnson City. There will be snacks and lots of fun. Information: 830.868.4469.

Sept. 21 •Spicewood Community Library Story Time - 10 to 11 a.m.,

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Serving the City of Horseshoe Bay since its incorporation in 2005 has been a fulfilling adventure. In the early days of the City, while the council was making major decisions about governance and procedures, as one of the new employees of the City, I was setting up basic record keeping systems and assisting in preparation of ordinances allowing the new City to legally function. Initially, I served as the City’s Public Records Administrator until January 2008 when the council appointed me City Secretary. The City Secretary is a statutory position required by state law and serves as an officer and department head of the city. The position of a City Secretary has a history dating back to ancient Greece and is sometimes titled “municipal clerk.” The clerk’s office, which is charged with keeping the official records of the government, is always one of the first offices created when a new government is established. A major part of a City Secretary’s job is to work closely with the Mayor, City Manager, and the public to prepare for council meetings. Once agenda items are finalized by Council, the City Manager and I work closely to proof and format for the Mayor’s final approval. Once packets are finalized, my job is to copy, collate, punch and bind 15 copies for distribution to the Council Members, City Attorney, City Manager and department heads on Thursday. These packets are often quite large as they contain backup materials relevant to items on the agenda. Part of my responsibility is to adhere to the requirements

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How Horseshoe Bay Works

Teresa L. Moore Horseshoe Bay City Secretary of the Texas Open Meetings Law to give advance notice to the public about items to be considered by the council. I post the council agendas at city hall and on the city’s website, and fax them to the Burnet and Llano County Clerks a minimum of 72 hours before regular council meetings. As a courtesy to the public, we also email the agenda to over 100 people who have requested to receive them prior to the meetings. After each council meeting, I attest to the mayor’s signature on all official documents approved at the meeting, post those documents to the website, prepare notices as required for publication in the newspapers, forward or dinances to be codified, send any documents that need to be recorded to the county clerks, and transcribe written minutes for Council approval at the next meeting. Then start the process anew for the next council meeting. Dur ing the 2011 calendar year the HSB City Council held eighteen meetings, the fewest number of meetings in a year since the City incorporated. Official requests for Public Information are usually completed by each department but sometimes require my

review or input. A log is kept and the retention period of two years is closely followed per city and state retention requirements. I often work with the City Attorney on preparation and review of documents related to public information requests as well as agenda items and contracts. As Records Management Officer, the City Secretary maintains all official city records, including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, easements and deeds, and provides support to all departments in records management procedures. One of my goals has been to scan the City’s official documents into our document storage software to make accessing them faster and to eliminate the necessity of physically handling the originals. Hopefully, this electronic resource will help assure that historical papers documenting the early years of our city will be around for many years to come. Local election season is a busy time for any City Secretary. Since HSB is situated in two counties, elections are even more challenging. We work closely with both the Burnet and Llano County Election Administrators to research, document, prepare and execute city elections. HSB has held seven elections including the incorporation election and first council election in 2005. Since then, we’ve held two sales tax elections, two council elections and a Home Rule Charter election. The city now has a total of 2,737 voters (2,358 in Llano County and 379 in

Burnet County). I also am the webmaster for the City’s website at www. This includes keeping it updated with current information regarding all aspects of the City services, various documents and current happenings in the City. Soon after being appointed City Secretary, I enrolled in the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program and in June of 2010 received my Texas Registered Municipal Clerk designation through the University of North Texas. Seminars are held several times a year to update us on current law and procedures. I have come to know other city secretaries and municipal clerks from all over Texas due to this membership and those connections have been a great source of information and insight into fulfilling my official duties. Although I am not normally the first point of contact at City Hall, I communicate with many citizens via phone calls, email or one-on-one conversations in the office. One of the fun aspects of this position is scheduling the reservations for the Martin Park pavilion as many HSB families utilize the park for special celebrations. From baby showers to wedding receptions, Martin Park is a popular setting with HSB residents. Working with dedicated, talented co-workers for a community full of friendly people makes my job a true pleasure. Teresa L. Moore is the City Secretary for the city of Horseshoe Bay

Candidate’s statement off base Dear Editor: Poor Romney caught saying that President Obama’s supporters are entitlement recipients. What about the top 1 percent that only pay 1.6 percent in taxes as opposed to the 8.8 percent of the bottom incomes? The highest paying taxpayers are the second, middle and forth percentile who

Letter to the Editor pay 9.5 percent, 9.4 percent and 9.5 percent respectively. What about the handouts to farmers and to corporations to take their businesses to China or India? After all, they take “handouts.” What makes them differ ent from a person on Social Security or Medicare? At least these people have paid

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for their “handouts.” Can GE, J.P. Morgan, Hewlett-Packard and G.E (who paid zero taxes while receiving $14 billion in profit) explain why they need help and not hard-working Americans who have lost their homes, lost their jobs, and lost their insurance? Dolores Guinn Horseshoe Bay

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Obama documentary draws crowds By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers

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District says athletes are ‘safe’ in lawsuit statement By Adam Troxtell Highland Lakes Newspapers Members of the Marble Falls Independent School District family are not ready to say much about the suit filed against them, regarding their safeguards for student athletes, but they are asking the community not to leap to conclusions. “We ask all community members not to pass judgment until the district is notified and thorough due process investigation can be completed,” Superintendent Rob O’Connor said in a statement issued by the school district. A suit was filed, Sept. 7, alleging that negligence by the district

and former head football coach Cord Woerner contributed to a reported 30 concussions suffered by former student, Blake Alan Rippel. The district has not been served with formal papers but has received unofficial notice of the lawsuit in the form of a request to waive the right of summons from the court, which must be returned in 30 days. In the lawsuit, Ripple accuses Woerner of pressuring him to play against medical advice after he suffered a concussion in October of 2009. It also says the district bears responsibility for not properly training Woerner in situations that deal with student health. Ripple’s

concussions from playing football have left him “unable to live independently,” according to the lawsuit. O’Connor said he has personally notified the Board of Trustees of a potential lawsuit and, thorugh a prepared statement defended the district’s policies. “Regardless of a potential lawsuit, Marble Falls ISD works diligently to provide a safe school and competitive athletic environment for all kids,” the statement read. “The District, our teachers, and our coaches constantly review safety procedures to ensure the safest environment possible on our campuses and for our student athletes.”

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Dr. Kim Russell, right, chief of staff of the new Scott & White clinic in Kingsland, examines Mary Van-Liew of Kingsland, 93, and a long-time patient of the hospital during their grand opening Thursday. A groundbreaking was held Thursday for the 15,000 square foot clinic located at the intersection of FM 2341 and RR 1431 in Kingsland in Burnet County.


From Page 1A would increase $20.37. Klaeger praised County Auditor Karen Lester, who headed the budgeting process for the first time. “I want to say what

an honor it’s been to do the budget this year with Karen,” Klaeger said. Burnet County citizens should be proud of their elected officials and county employees, Klaeger said. “Burnet County officials have been diligent

in their efforts to reduce spending while seeking innovative ways to improve the delivery of necessary services, and we will continue these efforts to be mindful of costs and attentive to the needs of the citizenry,” Klaeger wrote in the budget brief.

After it’s release in the Marble Falls Showbiz Cinema on Aug. 24, the documentary “2016: Obama’s America” has sparked the interest of residents and movie goers. The film has been showing for four weeks, about average for a Hollywood movie, but unexpected for a political documentary. Showbiz Cinemas CEO Kevin Mitchell said that the length of the showing is all about supply and demand. “It’s strictly based on ticket sales,” Mitchell said. “It played well for the first three weeks.” Mitchell said that it had the fourth lowest gross revenue this week, competing with eight other films including the well known favorite Finding Nemo, which appeared in 3D, and another installment of the Resident Evil Series, “Resident Evil: Retribution.” Thursday was the last day for the film. It will be replaced by several incoming movies- “End of Watch,” “Trouble with the Curve” and the “House at the End

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2016: Obama’s America has been shown at Showbiz Cinemas on US 281 for four weeks.

of the Street.” “It’s done well everywhere that it has opened,” Mitchell said about the documentary. “It’s the number one picture in the nation.” Mitchell said that the film opened modestly in Houston in July and moved to select markets in Dallas, Nashville and Los Ange-

les. It quickly expanded to show at over 2,000 screens in the nation. Many community members are happy to see the success of the film. Horseshoe Bay resident Kathy Jones is also the President of Star Republican Women and Executive Director of the Texas Federation of Republican Women. Jones said that the success of the movie wasn’t a surprise. “The theatres wouldn’t (show) it if people weren’t going,” Jones said. “I think word of mouth made more people interested in seeing it.” Jones said that the film satiates a popular curiosity. “The movie “2016” has been so well attended because it documents the facts about who President Obama really is,” she said. “...This documentary gives us this information which helps us to understand why Obama has made the decisions he has made as Senator and as President and more importantly to understand what decisions he will make in the next four years if he is re-elected.”

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MFISD: Scores ‘abysmal’ From Page 1A more AP students who have an easier time understanding course material taking courses online separate from the class so more attention can be given to instructing other students. She also said more AP courses should come with dualcredit that counts for high school and toward college. Superintendent Rob O’Connor said the AP exam results are only part of evaluating the course as a whole and cautioned about looking into the scores too deeply. “The score is not

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the primary measure for our AP programs,” he said. “I’m not saying there’s no room for improvement, but it’s also about the educational experience the students receive.” Board member Kevin Naumann, who led the meeting in the absence of President Rick Edwards, also said he had concerns about how the district examines their AP program. “I’ve been here four years, and we’ve always had goals for the AP program,” Naumann said. “I don’t really see us achieving those. My concern is how we are evaluating the program.”

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“I was doing [an educational article] last year for the 2012 election, and it was before any Republican candidates had been announced,” Airish said. “I began researching issues and trends, things that would come into play for the election, and one of those is that the number of electors for states has changed based on 2010 Census. I came across the notion of faithless electors.” In the Presidential election, states are al-


From Page 1A Her goal is to provide them with happiness along with an appreciation for nature. She had been working on a brand new program that taught children about the world through various bird species. The fire has done nothing to dampen her enthusiasm; in fact, she said it has made her even more determined to continue her work. “I can live in a cabin, I’m not a material-

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to vote for their party’s candidate. Even in states where there are such laws, enforcing them is difficult and extremely rare. “The Faithless” is based on facts sur rounding the 2012 election, such as the decrease of electoral votes allocated to Ohio and New York and an increase for Florida and Texas. Airish’s plot explores how such changes alter election strategy for presidential candidates. “It’s such a glaring point for possible exploitation in our system,” he said. “There are so many possible ways to get at people in general, for the entire election to rest in the hands of 538 people, I think that’s something that people need to think more about.” Much of the story takes place in the staunchly Republican fictional town of Nobles, Texas, and centers around the relationship between Jack Patton – the book’s main character – and his politically-active and deceased father. Airish’s own dad, who is very much alive, provided some of the inspiration for the interplay between characters. “My dad has always been a politically aware guy,” he says. “Whenever we talk on the phone, invariably we talk about politics. My dad told me several

years ago that one thing he wished I would do before he dies is become a delegate at the national convention. That sort of inspired this idea of the main relationship in this book.” Airish said he stayed away from partisanship in his story. “You’ll find in the book you never meet the two candidates, because that’s not what it’s about,” he said. “The point of it was to suggest that stuff’s kind of irrelevant. The whole process here, that’s what determines who’s in power regardless of who these people are for this side or that side. I think it’s political, not partisan.” Airish says he has received positive response from both conservative and liberal readers despite the challenges of marketing a self-published work. Meanwhile, he hopes this political thriller serves to both entertain and spark thought. “It’s funny, we are considered by so many to be the paragon of modern democracy in the world,” he said. “Nobody chose our elector al college system when they modeled themselves after us, and there may be a reason why. Whether or not we change the system is one thing, but the book is made to entertain. If it happens to make people think about our electoral process, that’s just a bonus.”

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located electoral votes based on population. Except for Nebraska and Maine, states use a winner -take-all system in which the party that wins the popular vote is awarded all of the electoral vote slots. The victorious party then fills those slots with people they have chosen based on longevity and party loyalty, and those people cast their vote for president. Two hundred seventy electoral votes wins the election, and electors are supposed to choose their party’s candidate. However, in most states — including Texas — electors are not bound by law

Dillie Ed Jackson, 83, of Llano passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18. He was born to Curry E. and Jewel L. (O’Bannion) Jackson in Parmer, Texas. Dillie served in the United States Navy. He was married to Dolly Jo (Tomme) Jackson; she preceded him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, son-in-law, Ronnie B. Bobo, daughter-in-law, Lowella Jackson, granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Jackson, nephew, Ernest Kim Tomme and brotherin-law, Ernest Donald Tomme. Survivors include his sons, Tomme Ed Jackson of Converse, Jackson Texas and Donald Earl Jackson and wife Shelly of Iowa; daughter, Letha Jewel Bobo of Llano; sister, Edna Wootan and husband M.J. of Llano; brother-in-law, John David Tomme and wife Wanda; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dillie worked for the City of Dallas, City of Austin, Purolator Security, AISD Police and Capital Police in Austin, Texas and was also a member of the Llano Church of Christ. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Salem Cemetery with Reverend Gene Greer officiating. Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@ or you may log onto our website, for online condolences.


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STAR Republican Women kick off season with justices The STAR Republican Women met for lunch and a dynamic program to kick off the fall season. Speakers included Scott Field, candidate for the Texas Third Court of Appeals, Justice Bob Pemberton, Justice David Puryear and Justice Jeff Rose who are all serving as members of the Third Court and are running for reelection. The Third Court was created in 1892 and is composed of a Chief Justice and five justices and has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in 24 counties in Texas. Another activity of the

Liz Ellis, hostess of the Friday night party in Llano.

Dorothy Crockett Horseshoe Bay Happenings group was a fundraiser Wine and Cheese Party held on Thursday evening, Sept. 13, at Marta Stafford Fine Art and the Mews Antiques in Marble Falls. This is a beautiful place to hold a party and the food was superb but the crowd was smaller because of the glorious rain that came pouring down that afternoon. No one complained because we loved the rain but it did dent the numbers. Those of us who attended enjoyed the beauty of all the paintings, antiques and etc., visiting with friends and, as far as I know, no one got wet and melted. If you have not been there, go and delight in the beauty they have on display. A third Republican activity was held last Fri-

day evening at The Badu House in Llano. This was a “by invitation” party hosted by Liz Ellis to honor Kathy Jones and Ron Hewitt on their selection as delegates to the National Republican Convention and to welcome them home. Both Kathy and Ron wore their convention hats and their Texas shirts and gave us many wonderful stories of the events in Florida. In addition to their talks, we enjoyed wine, great conversations and special goodies to munch on. It was an evening enjoyed by all. Garden Club The Highland Lakes Garden met on Thursday, Sept. 13, for the opening meeting of a club year at the Marble Falls Library. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful program by Donna Thomason of Fort Worth who has a fine arts degree from North Texas State University. For the past 18 years she has been the designer, art director and artistic stylist for the publisher of “How to Craft” books distributed all over North America. She exhibited containers for

many types of designs and ways to use artistic principles with dried material as well as fresh flowers. She was assisted by Trixie Bond, Program Chairman and also a designer. Members and guests enjoyed delicious sandwiches and desserts provided by Janice Cleavinger and Suellen Nall and were pleased to have several new members join the club. You are welcome to attend the Oct. 11th meeting for another great speaker and perhaps you will also want to join the group. Women’s Movie “Fire From the Heartland” is a movie brought to Marble Falls by the a group of residents who are concerned about the direction of our country and hope to awaken the public to the need to become aware of our situation and vote with a better understanding of the issues at stake in the coming elections. It was presented last Sunday at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls and tells the story of The Awakening of Conservative

Ron Hewitt discusses the Republician Convention at The Badu House.

Kathy Jones, president of the STAR Republican Women, left, introduces speakers, from left, Justice David Puryear, Justice Jeff Rose, candidate Scott Field and Justice Bob Pemberton.

The Star Republican Women fundraiser at the Marta Staffard Arts Center – The Mews antiques and decorations in Marble Falls included, from left, Tomi McDonald, Marta Stafford and Doris Hart.




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K’land woman artist of month Buchanan Arts and Crafts Artist Katie Do of Kingsland has been selected as Septembers’ Artist of the Month. Her paintings can be seen in the lobby of the First State Bank of Burnet. Katie Do is a native of New Orleans who has lived in Texas most of her life. She has an interest in all types of art from photography to jewelry making. Her love of art has led to painting in both watercolor and acrylics. She is mainly a self-taught artist who has taken watercolor classes with Dee Phillips of Austin and Betty Beilser of Buchanan Dam. Do is a past member of the Gulf Coast Craftsman’s Guild, the Biloxi Art Association, and the Waterloo Watercolor Association and is currently a member of the Buchanan Arts and Crafts Gallery.

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Katie Do of Kingsland stands next to her paintings: on left is an oil named The Red Bowl with Green Apples and it won 3rd place at Burnet County Fair; The Cafe painting is Cafe at Port A and the donkey painting is called El Burrito (Little Burro).

The Highland Lakes Crisis Center is still seeking sponsors and golfers for the upcoming 29th Annual Golf Tour nament and Silent Auction, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet. The funds raised by the golf tournament and silent auction enable the continuation of support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Llano, Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties. Along with a lower entry fee, which includes greens fee, cart, refreshments, and a hamburger dinner, players should expect excellent raffles and door prizes.

The deadline to register is Oct. 12. Golfers may also play under any of the four levels of sponsorships, which are as follows: Platinum, which is donation of $1,500, allows for eight golfers; Gold, which is a donation of $1,000, allows for four golfers; Silver, which is a donation of $500, allows for two golfers; and Bronze, which is a donation of $250, allows for one golfer. “Donations have been low this year due to the economy,” said Alma Lahmon, Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center Executive Director. “Making the sponsorships and donations given to

this golf tournament and silent auction vital to the continuation of emergency services to victims of family and sexual violence.” The Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center provides 24 hours of emergency services and serves as a safe haven for victims of family violence and sexual abuse. On average the Crisis Center staff provides 500 face to face services each month and almost 2,000 people each year call the hotline seeking help. For more information please call 830.693.3656 and ask for the golf coordinator, or log on to

What is up with this weather? Oak trees loading up acorns I have noticed a few things that are going on and they make me wonder. One of the things I am noticing is that the Ashe Junipers (Cedar Trees) are really loading up, it leads me to think that we may be in for a season of stronger than last year “Cedar Fever”. It is not time to pick the Ashe Juniper berries. We will pick the berries later in the season closer to the end of October and November. This is just a “heads up” as to what is coming later. I am also noticing that the Oak trees are loading up with acorns. This usually means a hard winter and nature is telling us that she stocking up for Winter feeding the wildlife. With El Nino on his way we are expecting a cooler and wetter winter and spring. However, there are con-

Bill Luedecke Master Gardener flicting ideas as to what is taking place. It just means that as usual in the Texas Hill Country there are no norms. The only norms are in the minds of folks. The old saying “If you don’t like the weather just wait an hour or so and it will change” certainly applies to the Texas Hill Country. More Solutions to Bugs According to the National Geographic Magazine, “They’re nutritious, plen-

tiful, and often crunchy, grasshoppers, rhino beetles, and termites are just some of the more than one thousand species of insects eaten around the world. Most are foraged. But as food prices rise, bug farming may become a growth industry.” Wow! Well according that quote I must be rich. Now I just have to locate those folks that are interested in “Bug Protein” and are willing to pay for it. Hmmm! Deep fired scorpions, battered beetles, oh yes and chocolate covered ants. Years ago my mother ordered some of those chocolate covered ants from Neiman Marcus one year and my father fell out, saying just leave a chocolate bar out on the kitchen counter for a couple of days and you will have your own supply. Skunk Removing Well once again my Aus-

tralian Shepherd and his running mate my Black Labrador Retriever found and pursued a skunk that was late getting back in her den and the race was on. Of course, as usual the dogs did not listen to me and stayed after the skunk only for them to discover that Mrs. Skunk had a weapon they were not prepared for. Both dogs received an abundance of the perfume and spent the next week outside. Then I ask Ron Guthrie in Burnet if he had a solution to my dilemma. Of course he has a product that worked like a charm. Oh the product name is “Safe Solutions Pet Wash Nontoxic Shampoo”. Thanks again Ron. Fall Gardens This is the month that we can start planting our fall gardens.

I already have my fall tomatoes in and they are doing well. My peppers are still doing well. Check with your local garden centers and nurseries to see what fall veggies they have on hand. The end of the month and the first part of October are best to plant Wildflower seeds. Begin to think about where and what you are going to plant. Remember to go to Wild Seed Farm outside of Fredericksburg and see what all they have available. Their web site is www. or call them for directions and hours 800.848.0078. You are in for a real treat. September is a great time for dividing bulbs for your Daylilies, Bearded Iris, Shasta Daisies, Liriope, and Cannas. This is a wonderful time to share these with family, friends and fellow garden-

ers (hint, hint). Now is the time to prepare your caladium bulbs for next season. They need to be harvested after their tops die. They need to be dug up before the first freeze (we have some time). There will be more on this subject next month. This is just a notice of what is to come. Lawn care is critical this time of year. They need to have an application of beneficial nematodes, and separately a soap spray for fungicide. Also later this month the lawns need to be fertilized. Next month we will apply corn gluten for the control of sticker burrs. Till Next Month! Keep your souls and your soles in your garden! Remember the True Master Gardener: Jesus said, “I am the vine; my Father is the Gardener.” John 15:1

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Mustangs cross country teams put in extra work Faith Academy among field after solid meet From Staff Reports Marble Falls cross country team has put in three weeks work in preparation for its cross country meet Saturday at Marble Falls High School. “They’ve been working hard,’’ said Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns. The Mustang will have seven boys and eight girls competing Saturday in the meet. Three juniors have set the pace in the workouts leading up to the Mustangs’ second meet of the season. Sarah Stripling and sophomore Tess Johnson are the top runners for the girls while juniors Jordan Wright and Chance Daniels pace the boys’ squad. The meet begins at 8 a.m. with the varsity boys taking off first in a 5K race. Boys teams competing are Marble Falls, Faith Academy, Austin Travis, Westlake, Navarro and Marion. In the girls division, the same teams are entered, excluding Westlake which is replaced by Ann Richards High School. The girls will run two miles. The order of the races is varsity boys followed by JV and then girls varsity and JV. Seventh and eighth graders will also have races. The meet is expected to last three hours, Torns said. The course is a challenging layout among the paths to the north of Mustang Stadium. Marble Falls athletes running are Wright, Daniels, Jesse Arreugin, D’Anthony Wall, Nick Cano, James Ramos, Colten Hagood, Stripling, Johnson, Haley Stephens, Darby Hibbs, Katelyn Corley, Nydia Castro, Yanna Gallyamova and Chase Martin. Faith Academy is coming off a strong showing. The Flames took second at the Allen Academy Meet in College Station over the weekend after rain forced the cancellation of its

Staff Photo By Mark Goodson

Chance Daniels, sporting a Superman t-shirt, bounces off the ground in a warmup drill for the Marble Falls cross country team. Yanna Gallyamova and Darby Hibbs are on the left in the drill.

scheduled meet in Waco. “We were able to get into this meet at the last minute and was well worth the trip,’’ Faith Academy coach Steve McCannon said. “This was the first time in school history we have finished in the top two at an invitational meet, so we were excited about getting our first non-state plaque. Fairfield is a strong team and will contend for the UIL State 3A Cross Country title. So this meet was a good a blend of competition for us--several small

schools and individuals and then a strong team like Fairfield.’’ Leading the way for the girls were: Brandi Kuhlmann, eighth place 13:57; Sierra Brinkley, 12th place 14:17; Christina Lykken, 13th 14:21; Rachel Ormsby, 22nd 15:52; and Peace Preston, 28th 16:01. Fairfield won with 15 points, followed by Faith Academy with 57, North Zulch 83 and Franklin 85 points. “Winning state is a proMustangs ... see Page 8B

Marble Falls graduates face off in San Angelo

Faith visits San Antonio B y M ark G oodson H ighlander S por ts E ditor Faith Academy football coach Russell Roberts said opponents are scratching their heads when they face the Flames this season. In the school’s first year of 11-man football, the veteran coach decided to level the playing field with his schemes. “We don’t have a quarterback,’’ he said. “We’re running the old single wing. I used to use it some on the goal line when I coached in Houston.’’ Faith Academy is 2-0 with the scheme that has two running backs lined up roughly five yards deep from the center. The Flames snap the ball to one or the other and then go into a series of fakes and reverses. This week they play St. Mary’s Hall of San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. Faith ... see Page 8B

Staff Photo By Mark Goodson

Darby Hibbs, Haley Stephens and Katelyn Corley keep pace during Wednesday’s practice.

By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor


Marble Falls graduate Thor Woerner has put up some steady numbers as a middle linebacker in Abilene Christian’s scheme.

Austin Sparks got to play in Cowboys Stadium last week. It was one of those bucket list items. This week, the 2011 Marble Falls graduate will be extra pumped up for Angelo State’s homecoming game against the No. 19 team in NCAA Division II football. Sparks is a starting inside linebacker for the Angelo State Rams and Saturday night he’ll hit the field against Abilene Christian with an eye on the opposite sideline. Starting at one of the inside linebackers for ACU’s Wildcats is No. 9 Thor Woerner. “It’s the first time we’ve ever been on the opposing team,’’ said Sparks, who has known Thor since they both were youths in Cross Plains when their dads were coaching together. “We’ve know each other since we were in Cross Plains,’’ said Woerner. “I’ve hoped we’d get to play against each other.’’

Woerner was the quarterback and linebacker for the Mustangs during is days in Marble Falls. Sparks played running back in high school and now wears No. 44 for Angelo State. Both players are known for their run-over-you mentality. Woerner is two years older and is a junior this season. Woerner has 26 tackles through three games, heading into the key Lone Star Conference game with the Rams. He picked off his only interception of the season last week in a 34-31 win over Tarleton State. He has one pass broken up and two passes defended among his totals. Sparks has quickly fit in as linebacker for Anglo State and had nine tackles in a loss to Valdosta State (Ga.) last week in Arlington. This week, the pair will be trying to outdo the other one. Sparks said they have always been competitive and there are many stories to talk about when they get together. “You’d be on the phone a long time, if I told you all the

good stories,’’ Sparks said. “He’s like a brother to me. The best times are when we get everybody together and go fishing at the coast every year. We take a week every year and go fishing for reds and sharks. It’s a lot of fun. Thor can really get into catching shark.’’ It’s always a competition between the pair. Woerner is 6-1 and weighs in at 240, 10 pounds more than his high school playing weight. Sparks is 6-foot and 225. Sparks said it’s been fun preparing for Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff in San Angelo. “It been neat, listening in meetings and players on our team talk about we have to watch out for No. 9,’’ he said. “Thor gets your attention.’’ On Saturday, the Rams will be geared up because it’s the first conference game and they are trying to bounce back after a 1-2 start to the season. Valdosta was nationally ranked, too. This week, we’ll see which Mustang comes out on top.

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Workers’ Comp TPA located in Marble Falls seeking detail-oriented general administrative support to adjusters w/min 3-5 yrs. recent experience. Must be proficient w/MS Office, claims and imaging systems, with preferred knowledge of workers’ comp statutes and timelines. Excellent benefits provided. Submit resume & salary requirements to: personnel@edwardsrisk. com or fax 830.693.2729. The City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of W/WW Plant operator. High School Diploma or GED and acceptable driving record required. Must have one year of documented operational experience. Must hold TCEQ Water or Wastewater C Operator Certification. Starting Salary Range: $13.49 - $16.86 (DOQ) with excellent benefits including vacation, medical, dental, life insurances, and retirement benefits. Obtain an application from our website at or call (830) 598-9961. Mail to: City of Horseshoe Bay, Attn: Lynette Willms, PO Box 7765, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657. Position open until fillled. EOE. Direc TV Sub Contractors/ Installers. Weekly pay $400 to $800 average. Tools, truck/van, background and drug screening required 1099 not 1040. Call (912) 571-9022. Lifestyle Chiropractic Center in Burnet is currently accepting applications for Front Desk Receptionist. This opening is for a parttime position with possible FT in future. CV’s or resumes can be faxed to 512-715-8333. Community Action Inc. Adult Education Coordinator/Instructor position available at Community Action Inc. Application is required

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MERCHANDISE Estate Sales Gigantic living estate sale. Hundreds of items located in large home, 2 storage sheds and a large three unit travel home garage. Maple dining room set with 4 chairs, oak side board, colonial hutch, cedar chest, blanket chest, bedroom furniture, swivel and rocker chairs, washer and dryer, lots and lots of very good clothes, purses, sewing items, kitchen ware, Christmas indoor and outdoor decorations, lotions, lots of hair care items, medical supplies, many blankets, quilts and bed linens, lots of games, lots of tools, ceramic kiln and supplies, outdoor furniture, paddle boat, bird bath, rock climbing equipment, garden tools, many jigsaw puzzles, compressor, stereo equipment, battery powered childs John Deere tractor with wagon, smoker, formica kitchen table, Legends Pride 4 wheel scooter, folding cargo carrier w/ramp trailer hitch hauler, ammunition, water and snow skis, cassette tapes and books, cd’s. paperback and hard cover books, fire wood, wrought iron log holders, and much, much more. Sale will be held at 216 Ellison Circle off Hwy. 261, one mile from Hwy. 29 in Lake Buchanan on Sept. 20th, 21st and 22nd. Watch for signs. 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. No early sales. Parking will be along the road only so please be careful and courteous. Contact John at 830-385-5002 for more information. Look for pictures on Craigs List. This is an Antiques by Will sale. Garage Sales





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Church Briefs First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, will hold Parents Nite out/Date Night—Shopping Night Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6 until 10:30 p.m. at the church. Cost $35 for one child, $45 for two children and $5 for each additional child. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. Call Kathy at 512.512.3548 or Dani at 512.293.6316 for reservations. The church also has many children’s and youth programs that will start this fall. Sign up now for Kids Quest & Breakout Wednesdays after school for children from first through sixth grade. Van pick up from the grade schools and middle school students walk across the street to the church. “The Zone” is a youth group that meets at 6:30 Wednesdays for seventh through 12th graders. Many music opportunities for children and choirs for various ages and hand bells have started. Adult studies are forming now for the fall. They include: Precepts Study on Ephesians The Church: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power — Facilitator: Kay Rathburn.  Learn God’s truth for yourself through this inductive Bible study.  10 weeks, started Thursday Sept 6, 2-4 p.m. Sign up in the Narthex or call Kay at 325.388.8132.

Beyond the Broken Heart by Julie Yarborough. An eight-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Facilitator: Marsha Neel.  Start: Sept 11 from 6-8 p.m. Disciple I  Becoming disciples through Bible Study  A 34 week study of the Old and New Testaments. Jon Weems, Start: TBA. Disciple II  Into the World, into the Word. A 32-week study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Facilitators: Cheryl Minard, Marie Herbort and Mary Ann Gardner  Start: Tuesday, Sept 11 at 7 p.m. The Law of Love  by Beth Moore, 6 - 90 minute lectures with listening guide on the teachings of Deuteronomy.  Start: TBA. For more information or to sign up for any of the activities listed here, call 830.693.4341 or visit the church website, www. Packsaddle Fellowship, 508 RR 2900, Kingsland, invites all women in the community to its fall Bible Study on Nehemiah on Wednesday evenings from 6–8 p.m. through Nov. 28. The study costs $20 per person. Child care is free of charge. Dinner, activities and Bible teaching for Kids For Christ (children first through

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fifth grade) and youth program meet during the same time as the women’s study. To wrap up the fall semester there will be a dinner and guest speaker on Dec. 5. The church also has Park Club fun and fellowship for grades one-five, 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays at Packsaddle Elementary; Youth Praise Academy 6:30-8p.m. Tuesdays; Prayer, Sharing and Praise is 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays; Kids for Christ for grades one-five with dinner, Bible activities and games is 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Club 4:12 for grades six-12 with food, games, Bible lesson, worship is 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 325.388.8202 or visit. www. for information. St. Charles Catholic Church, 1927 RR 1431 Kingsland, holds its annual Garage Sale Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6.  Proceeds go to many local charities. Call 325.388.3742. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 201 RR 1431 East, resumed its fall worship schedule. Sunday worship is at 10:55 a.m. Sundays begin with children’s choir at 9:30 a.m., children’s Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., adult Sunday School at 10 a.m. and chancel choir at 10:20 a.m. Choir practice

has resumed from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a,m. on the second Wednesday of the month To learn more about St. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church visit www.standrewmarblefalls. org or call the church office at 830.693.2567. The Kendall Respite Center at Fellowship Baptist Church is held each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is free of charge to persons with Alzheimer’s or similar dementia who are living at home with family members and who meet minimum functionality requirements. Breakfast and lunch and activities are provided. Participants are safe, respected, and mentally and physically stimulated while caregivers have a time of rest and respite. For information, call FBC secretary Kathy Dellinger at 830.693.0710. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marble Falls has Parents’ Morning Out, which begins at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Moms are discussing “The Red Tent.” Dynamic children’s and youth programs and community services for adults, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God, Marble Falls. For more information, call 830.693.4828.

Vincent de Paul plans needy fundraiser walk The St. Vincent de Paul Society invites all to participate in a fundraising event for the needy later this month. Local society members and sponsors plan to hold the fourth annual Friends of the Poor Walk 9 a.m. Sept. 29 in Marble Falls at Johnson Park. “The walk is an opportunity for the community to become per sonally involved with our mission to serve the poor,” conference President Les Record said. Long time Texas resident actress Mar tha Long is expected to lead off the walk. She has been in movies such as “Hope Floats”, “The Big Green”, and most re-

cently, “Bernie’s.” Free registration for the walk begins 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at the park. Participants may also register at Free chair massage, blood pressure checks, glucose screens and a silent auction will be offered during the walk. All donations from walk participants will be distributed by event sponsors to local needy persons regardless of their religious preference, officials said. The society raised more than $100,000 last year for more than 650 families and 1,600 needy persons last year, according to officials.

Church Services Calendar Anchor of Hope Church, a non-denominational congregation, 906 King Road, Marble Falls, 830.693.7937, Sunday: 10:30 a.m. teaching and music at Sunday worship. Kinderchurch and Superchurch for children. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. youth. Buchanan West Baptist Church, 850 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam, 512.793.2190, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship services. Sunday and Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.noon office hours. Christ Redeemer Fellowship of Granite Shoals, intersection of RR 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road, Granite Shoals. A worship-driven, grace-based body of believers in Jesus Christ. For more information, call 830.598.2034 or visit www. Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge, Horseshoe Bay, 830.598.8390 org. Senior Pastor Peter K. Christy and Pastor Johnny P. White. Interdenominational Protestant church. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school. Nursery provided for all services. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 200 Via Viejo, Marble Falls. Sunday meetings include Sacrament 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:20 am, and Priesthood/Relief Society at 12:10 pm. Wednesday meetings for Scouts and Young Women begin at 7:00 pm. Visitors welcome. Bishop Fred DeBusk, 325.248.1639. Cross Stone Church, 2400 Commerce, Marble Falls, 830.598.5242. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. worship. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. youth group. Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church, 100 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam. Sunday: Bible study, 9 a.m.; church service, 10 a.m. Wednesday: Victory class, 5:45 p.m.; Women’s bible study, 6 p.m., church service, 7 p.m. Thursday: Healthy living, 6 p.m.

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Food pantry open first and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church, 2702 Mormon Mill Road, Marble Falls, 830.613.0740. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. night prayer group. First Assembly of God, 96 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.693.4828, Pastor Bob and Debi Weis. Sunday: 9:30 Sunday School, and 11 a.m. worship services, 6 p.m. adult Bible classes. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Dynamic children’s and youth programs and community services for adults to worship and grow deeper in God’s word. First Baptist Church of Granite Shoals, 505 S Phillips Ranch Rd, Granite Shoals 830.598.5214., Pastor, Randy Taylor. Sunday, 9:30 Opening Session, 9:45 Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service. Thursday: 7 p.m., young adults meet for fellowship and Bible study. First Baptist Church of Kingsland, 3435 RR 1431 W., Kingsland, Pastor Bubba Stahl, 325.388.4507, Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; 10:45 a.m. family worship service, Kid’s Worship (ages 4 yearssixth grade); 4:30 p.m., youth activities; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday: 5 p.m. family supper (by donation), 6 p.m. Faith Friends (ages 4 years-sixth grade), prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m., Youth Konnection (grades 7-12), adult choir rehearsal, adult Bible study. Nursery provided for ages birth through 3 years during all services. First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, 501 12th St., Marble Falls, 830.693.4381. Sunday: 9 a.m. worship, followed by 10:20 a.m. adult Bible study; or, 9 a.m. Bible study for adult, youth and adults, followed by 10:20 a.m. praise service; 5 p.m. adult choir rehearsal and 6 p.m. worship.

Wednesday: 5 p.m. Family Supper, 8 p.m. praise team rehearsal. The following activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Kidmo (infant to grade 6), Ground Zero (grades 7-12), adult Bible study and discipleship groups. First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr., Marble Falls, 830.693.4341, Pastor Ellen Ely. Sunday: 8:45 a.m. contemporary church service, 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 11:15 a.m. traditional church service. Nursery provided during services for infants and children through 5 years. Wednesday: WOW, a service of healing and prayer in the chapel; 6 – 7 p.m. youth worship for seventheighth-grades and ninth- through 12th grades, community life building. Genesis Lutheran Church, 15946 SH 29 E., Buchanan Dam, 512.793.6800, Sunday: 8:30 a.m. traditional worship service, 9:45 a.m. Bible study and Sunday school for pre-school through high school children and adults, 11 a.m. contemporary service. Women’s bible study, second and fourth Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Women’s bible study, first and third Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Fellowship, second Wednesday and fourth Sunday at noon. Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1107 Avenue K, Marble Falls, Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday night service, 7 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church, 4007 Valley View Lane, Granite Shoals, 830.598.7794. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 10:45 a.m. blended worship service. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. prayers for healing and community. Church office is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Granite Fellowship is at 8102 RR 1431 W in Granite Shoals. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. on Wednesday night is family night with discipleship training. Granite Mountain Baptist Church, 500 RR 1980, Marble Falls, 803.693.8228, Pastor Ed Walker, has Sunday Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11, then additional Sunday and Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. A food pantry is open to the community from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays. Harvest Time Worship Center, 722 RR 1431 W., Granite Shoals, 830.596.2702, Pastor Harold Conaway. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school, 10:30

a.m. praise and worship and children’s church, Wednesday: 7 p.m. prayer meeting and Bible study. Highland Lakes Baptist Church, 716 RR 2900, Kingsland, 325.388.3540. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship; 6 p.m. evening worship. Tuesday: 10 a.m. women’s Bible study; 7 p.m. men’s bible study. Wednesday: 7 p.m. worship. Thursday: 7 p.m. women’s bible study. Saturday: Second and fourth Saturday of each month, men’s fellowship at 8 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church (LCMS), 609 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.220.3122, Sunday: Worship service at 10:30 a.m., Bible Study/Sunday School from 9-10 a.m. Rev. Bruce Drees officiates. Highland Lakes Church of Christ, 2310 W. RR 1431, Kingsland, 325.388.6769. Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible class, 10 a.m. morning worship, 5 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday: 10 a.m. ladies class, 7 p.m. Bible study. Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, 8303 RR 1431, two blocks east of SH 29 in Buchanan Dam, 325.388.4187. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. New Sunday School Class, 10:45 a.m. worship service. Fourth Sunday: 8:15 a.m. worship service. www. Hill Country Bible Church of Lake LBJ, 24101 SH 71, Horseshoe Bay, 830.596.0100. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. service, 11 a.m. Bible study. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Kingsland Community Church, 1136 Hwy 1431, Kingsland, 325.388.4516. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. service. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. the first Tuesday each month is Get Acquainted Coffee Day and 7:30 a.m. the second Tuesday each month is Men’s Breakfast. Lake Country Church of Christ, 102 RR 1431, Marble Falls, 830.693.1642. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible class, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. mid-week services. Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway, Marble Falls, 830.693.5575 or www. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:45 a.m. Bible classes, 6 p.m. evening assembly. Wednesday: 7 p.m. mid-week services. Mustard Seed Ministries, 118 Starhorn, Marble Falls, 830.693.5979. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. worship and children’s church, 5 p.m. youth group (ages 11 – 18) meet. Wednesday: 6:30

p.m. Bible study. Monday: 7 p.m. Christian 12-step program for all addictions. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, RR 2233, Sunrise Beach, 325.388.4206, has weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. Packsaddle Fellowship, 508 RR 2900, Kingsland, 325.388.8202., Sunday Worship Service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible classes, 11 a.m. for all ages. Activities, prayer and Bible studies for children, youth, men and women during the week. Home small-group meetings are held Thursdays and Fridays. See the church website for all dates and times. All are welcome. Pedernales River Fellowship, 22800 SH 71, Spicewood, 512.264.1794. Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Providence Reformed Baptist Church, Sunday: 10:30 a.m., meets in the Student Activity Center at Faith Academy at 3151 FM 1431 in Marble Falls. For more information call Pastor Phillip M. Way at 830.265.0538 or mobile number 512.577.8433 or emailing info@providencerbc. org. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 201 RR 1431 East, Marble Falls, 830.693.2567, has Sunday worship at 10:55 a.m. Sundays begin with children’s choir at 9:30, children’s Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., adult Sunday School at 10 a.m. and chancel choir at 10:20 a.m. Choir practice has resumed from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a,m. on the second Wednesdays of the month. St. Andrew is wheelchair accessible and childcare is provided for all services. St. Charles Catholic Church, 205 Trinity Drive, Kingsland, 325.388.3742, has weekend Masses at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are 8 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. Reconciliation is before Mass or by appointment. Visit stcharleskingslandtx. com for more. St. Frederick Baptist Church, 301 Avenue N., Marble Falls, 830.693.4499. Sunday schools: 9:45 a.m. Worship service: 11 a.m. Bible study: 7 p.m. Wednesday. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 105 RR 1431 E., Marble Falls, 830.693.5135, Mass schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. and 11a.m. (English), 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) Sunday. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Chapel, 201 Dalton Circle, Horseshoe Bay, 830.598.8342. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Mass. Thursday and Friday: 8

a.m. Mass. Saturday: 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Confessions. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1803 RR 1431 W., Marble Falls, 830.693.2253. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6642 FM 1431, Granite Shoals, Saturday: Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Home Bible studies are available by mail. For more information, call Pastor Ken Olin at 830.598.6656. Smithwick Church of Christ, 10804 FM 1431 E., Marble Falls, 830.693.7100. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Bible classes, 10:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. evening devotional and meal. Spicewood Baptist Church, 7903 CR 404, Spicewood, 830.693.4782, spicewoodbaptist. org. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. contemporary worship service, 11 a.m. traditional worship service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all age groups, 6 p.m. evening service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sweet Hour of Prayer. Spicewood Church of Christ, 312 Bailey Lane, Spicewood, 830.693.6352. Sunday: 10 a.m., Bible study, 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible study. The Living Word Ministry, 303 Bluebonnet Dr., Burnet, Texas. Bible study, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Worship service, 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 512.553.8412 for information Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Avenue D and FM 1431, Marble Falls, 830.693.2822. Rev. David Sugeno. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I, 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II. Thursday: 10 a.m. morning prayer. Nursery care is available. Smithwick Church of Christ, 10804 FM 1431 E., Smithwick, 10 miles east of Marble Falls, 830.693.7100, or at Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Bible class, 11 a.m. worship service. United Pentecostal Church, 407 Ave. N., Marble Falls, on Sundays, has Morning worship and Kidz Church is at 10 a.m., with evening worship at 6:30 p.m. New members’ class is 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Wednesday service is at 7:30 p.m. and Friday youth at 7 p.m. Call 830.693.7672. Victory Church of Highland Lakes, 900 Ave. Q, just a half block south of RR 1431, Marble Falls, Sunday: 10 a.m. worship service. Kids church at the same time as well as a loving nursery for the little ones. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Power Up Nights.

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Winners named in Oatmeal Cook-Off Once again many oatmeal dishes arrived at the Oatmeal Festival Cook-Off. Creative was the word for this year’s entries. There were many amazing new uses of oatmeal and oat flour in delicious dishes such as scones, cupcakes, cookie-on-astick, cookie sandwiches, crunchy popcorn, cookies with bacon and biscuits. Recipes were entered with clever names such as Oatylicioyus Bars, M’s Favorite Cookie, Oatie and Peanut Butter Addiction, Oatmeal Sunshine Bars, OMG Pops, and “Nothin” Bundt Goodness Oatmeal Cake. “It’s such a joy to see the reaction of the contestants when the prizes were being handed out at 3:33 p.m.,” a spokesperson said. The winners and sometimes losers posed with Oatie loved the prize money and think it’s especially unique that it contains all those threes. Junior Division winners this year were: Brandon Thornhill for Peanut Butter Bars; Katelyn Moore for Oatmeal

Scones; Jake Gary for Caramel Oat Cookies; Lily Olson for Cream Cheese Filled Banana Oat Muffins; Emmalee Alkier for lowfat Banana Cookies; Emmalee Alkier for Maple Oatmeal Pie and Jake Gary for Crunchy Corn N’ Oats snack mix. Senior Division winners were: Virginia Downing for Oatmeal Caramel Bars; Rita Lutz for Oatmeal Cranberry with Walnut Bread; Susan O’Brien for Chocolate Spice Oatmeal Cake; Susan O’Brien for Oatmeal Candid Bacon Cookies; Virginia Downing for Popcorn Snack Bars; Susan O’Brien for Oatmeal Cookie Triple Berry Pie and Virginia Downing for Granola in a Cup snack mix. These winners in each category won $33.33. The big winners of $133.33 were Junior Division, Jake Gary and Senior Division, Virginia Downing. The Grand Prize Recipe Award goes to Jack Gary for his Crunchy Corn N’ Oats, a delicious caramel corn that would make anyone “pig out” during football games.

HCCT auditions open Hill Country Community Theater will hold auditions for the Christmas musical “A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol”, directed by Steve Reily, on Sept 24 and 25, 7 p.m., at the theatre. Auditions for the play, which will run Nov. 29-Dec. 9, are open to the public. Casting calls for four men and four women. The action of the play takes place on Christmas Eve 1943, during a live radio-drama broadcast of

“A Christmas Carol”. Audience members will be able to step back in time and experience the thrill of watching a live radio show. Seamlessly combining drama and comedy, heartbreak and hope, with a collection of Christmas standards and original swing tunes, “The 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol” is designed to put you in the holiday spirit. For further information please contact the theatre at 830-693-2474.


• 11,000 US troops repel 60,000 Japanese at the Battle of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal • Japanese sink US carrier Wasp off Guadalcanal, gaining area control TEXAS • Schoolboy football season kicks off - Wichita Falls favored to repeat as state champ • Governor Stevenson asks for higher gas quotas for Texas due to greater distances

THE U.S. • President FDR begins 15-day, 8500-mile inspection tour of war industries • Volunteer US aviators in British RAF to be transferred to US Army Air Corps


• $ 4,350 raised for war effort at the Defense Stamp Rodeo in Burnet • Burnet ISD has 23 teachers this school year

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Pictured, from left, are Llano DAR Members Carolyn Lee, Treasurer from Horseshoe Bay; Mimi Clifton, Librarian from Blanco County; Peggy Munson, Secretary from Fredericksburg; Georgi Brochstein, Vice Regent from Marble Falls; Sara Holland, Commemorative Events Co-Chair from Tow; Linda Cole, Regent from Spicewood and Shirley Hunsperger, new member from Bertram.

DAR members attend fall forum Seven members of the Llano Uplift Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution attended the Texas Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Fall Forum in Austin the weekend of Sept. 8. This was the unveil-

ing of the new leadership of State Regent Pamela Wright of Houston. Members came home enthused and ready to promote DAR projects for veterans, children, preservation, history, landmarks, friendship and patriotism.

Buchanan resident joins game wardens Carter Ball III of Buchanan Dam is one of 40 new state game wardens who soon will be taking to the field following their completion of seven months of training at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Training Center in Hamilton County. Members of the 57th Game Warden class graduated recently in ceremonies in the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol in Austin. Featured speaker at the event was Amando Fernandez, FBI special agent in charge of the San Antonio division. They included Carter Ball III of Buchanan Dam, the son of Carter Ball II and Kim Ball. Fernandez told the class that he keeps on the wall of his office in San Antonio a framed copy of a line from Irish philosopher Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” and urged the new state law enforcement officers to always keep those words in mind as they proceed with their career. The new game wardens will be reporting for duty at stations spanning the state from East Texas to El Paso.

While the primary duty of state game wardens is to enforce hunting and fishing laws and water safety regulations, they are fully commissioned peace officers who also respond to natural disasters, assist other local and state law enforcement agencies as well as conducting public outreach on a variety of conservation-related topics. The new wardens also have become certified hunter education and boater education instructors. The 40 new wardens will bring TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division to its authorized strength of 532 game wardens.

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Carter Ball III poses with his son Carter “Cash” Ball outside the Capitol Building in Austin.

Adopt-a-Pet Wilbur is a lab x, about 6 months old, has one blue eye and one brown, very playful, wants to please, keeps his kennel clean, great with other dogs, and great on a leash, a typical lab pup. He is for adoption at the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter. Cost to adopt is $125, which includes a microchip, low cost neuter and rabies vaccine, a bag of food, and some goodies to take home with him. For more information please call the shelter

The exciting news of the forum was the announcement of the candidacy of Lynne Forney Young of Houston for the office of DAR National President General. Mrs. Young is running unopposed for this office and

will be elected at the July 2013 National Continental Congress. She will serve as National President General for a term of three years and will be the first President General from the state of Texas.

Llano County Jail Log The following have been booked into the Llano County Jail on the dates listed. Their inclusion in this list is not intended to be a judgment of guilt or innocence and should not be construed as such. Sept. 10 Jacob Douglas Black, 27, of Kingsland, on charges of driving while intoxicated 2nd, open container, accident involving damage to vehicle >$200; released on bond. Keith Nathaniel Cordell, 51, of Kingsland, on a charge of assault family/house member impede breath/circulation; released on bond. Brandon Daniel Dubose, 23, of Buchanan Dam, on charges of operating vehicle without a license plate-Burnet County and bond forfeiture purchase furnish alcohol to a minor-Travis County; paid fine/administrative release. Sept. 11 Sherry Lynn Landrum, 39, of Dale, on charges of possession of controlled substance PG2 >1G<4G, possession of marijuana <2oz, and parent contributing; release information unavailable. Laura Elizabeth Lozano, 44, of Austin, on a failure to appear theft by check >$20<$500; released on personal recognizance bond. Joseph Levi Melton, 33, of Kingsland, on an administrative release violator-Austin Parole; release information unavailable. Sept. 12 Stephen Tracy Meredith, 35, of Briggs, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia-Burnet County, operate vehicle with wrong or fictitious license plateBurnet County, inspection violation on vehicle-Burnet County, and failure to prove financial

responsibility-Burnet County; released to Burnet County. Sept. 13 Avery Lynn Sprey, 22, of Kingsland, on a failure to appear possession of marijuana pretrial hearing-Burnet County; released on bond. Sept. 14 Shanna Dee Higgins, 39, of Buchanan Dam, on an order of commitment driving while intoxicated with child under 15 years; release information unavailable. John Lloyd Slentz, 51, of Kingsland, on a charge of driving while license invalid; release information unavailable. Josiah Shane Wright, 29, of Kingsland, on a charge of public intoxication; release information unavailable. Sept. 15 Betsy Ann Blackshear, 57, of LaPorte, on a charge of public intoxication; released with pay plan. Arthur William Cole III, 27, of Marble Falls, on a charge of public intoxication; released for time served. Enrique Delarosa Jr., 31, of Kingsland, on a charge of driving while license invalid with previous suspension; released on personal recognizance bond. Felicia Ann Laffoon, 31, of Kingsland, on a charge of driving while license invalid with previous suspension; released on bond. Candice Rachel Woody, 30, of Kingsland, on a failure to appear child support Calhoun County; release information unavailable. Sept. 17 James Ned Johnson-Carney, 19, of Llano, on a charge of driving under the influence minor; release information unavailable.

MF airman graduates at 512.793.5463 or come out for a visit. The shelter is open Saturday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Airman Cory P. Kittman, a 2009 graduate of Marble Falls High School, has completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic

warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kittman is the son of Glendee and Destry Kittman of Fishtrap Road, Crossroads.

Congressman in MF Sept. 26 On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) will be in Marble Falls to visit personally with constituents. He will host a Town Hall meet-

ing open to all constituents and provide a legislative update. The meeting will be held at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main at 1 p.m.

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Marble Falls loses to Rouse, Team travels to Vandegrift From Staff Reports Catie Whitecotton had 12 kills to pace Marble Falls volleyball team’s offense in a four-game match with the Rouse Lady Raiders Tuesday at Marble Falls. Marble Falls won the second game, but Rouse came back to win two straigtht and keep Marble Falls winless in four district tries. Rouse won, 19-25, 25-19, 15-25 and 22-25.

Mustangs From Page 1B Staff Photo By Mark Goodson

Sophomore Magnum Burcham (4) turns up field looking for yardage in the junior varsity game Wednesday at Mustang Stadium. Marble Falls fell behind 15-0 at halftime, but rallied to score twice in the second half of a 29-14 loss. In the freshmen game, Marble Falls fell, 34-0, at Boerne.

cess and this meet really started that process,’’ said McCannon. “I am really proud of the girls

‘‘It was a hard fought night with the games teetering on long rallies, hard hits by the Mustangs, but again plagued by errors and unanswered points,‘‘ Marble Falls coach Julie Downs said. Hayley Fishbeck added 11 kills and Haley Coulter eight kills. Lacie Long led in aces with two. Whitecotton, Jessica Winn and Coulter had one ace each. Coulter had 27 assists and

Fishbeck added 21 digs while Kelsey Bauers had nine. The freshmen team lost in two games after leading 19-16 in Game 1 to lose 26-28. Game two was lost by the Mustang 12-25. The JV came out very flat to loss Game 1, 3-25, recovered in Game 2 with a win of 25-17 and finally lost 20-25. The Lady Mustangs continue their season Friday in Leander against Vandegrift, games starting at 5:30 p.m.

and winning something as team gives them confidence as we focus on state. We just need to get a tighter finish from our 1st to our 5th runner. We will be ready for Waco next month. We will be ready when it counts.”

The boy’s team competed in the JV division led by Reagan Vaughn with a 13:15 for third place. Alec Gonzales was 14th at 13:55, Alex Defily 15th at 14:08 and Jake Metcalf finished 21st at 17:46.

Kerrville beats eighth grade A-team From Staff Reports Eighth grade game report Kerrville A 29, Marble Falls 20: The A team Mustangs fell to an undefeated Kerrville team, 29-20. The Mustangs moved the ball very well, but just had too many mistakes to come out on top. Marble Falls lost two fumbles and gave up three big plays for touchdowns. Daven Manning scored three touchdowns for the Mustangs. QB Mark Richardson threw the ball very well and divided the receptions among numerous receivers. Aaron Wooten and Bo McCasland had several catches for the Mustangs. Sloan Hall and Aaron Kohutek provided good blocking to help the Mustang stay in the game Defensively the Mustangs were lead by Cade Cool with


From Page 1B “They are a new program, the school has been around since the 1800s, but they’ve only had boys for 15 years,’’ Roberts said. “They are in there third year

three tackles for losses. Michael Hall, Rudy Cruz and Weston Schultz also showed promise on defense. Marble Falls B 0, Kerrville 0: The Mustang offense moved the ball from 30 to 30, but just could not get into the end zone. Quarterback Heath Dooley did a great job working the offense. Dooley had three good runs on the zone read and completed two short passes. Running back Cody Machen ran the ball well. Defensively, David Gutierrez made several tackles for the Mustangs. Chris Guerra had a fumble recovery and Zach Stephenson had a pass break up on a crucial third down play. Marble Falls C 6, Kerrville 6: The Mustangs tied Kerrville with the lone touchdown scored by Billy Herrera on a 42-yard scamper down the right sideline. Quarterbacks Kameron Ellensburg

and Freddy Garcia helped lead the Mustangs. Offensive lineman Robert Beltran led the Mustangs up front. Good defensive play by Matthew Cunningham with a interception and Mark Segovia with a fumble recovery

of football and first in varsity, but they have 300 students so they have numbers to chose from.’’ The single wing scheme has provided some big plays thus far, resulting in a 3620 victory in its first home outing last weekend at Marble Falls Middle School.

Jason Byrd and Austin Ellis are the two backs in the formation. Byrd scored two second half touchdowns to help hold off Eastside Memorial of Austin. St. Mary’s is 2-1 on the season and beat the Texas School of the Deaf last week.

Seventh grade The seventh grade B team Mustangs traveled to Kerrville Tuesday to face the Spikes of Peterson Middle School. Although the Mustangs fell short by a score of 20 - 0, they played with a lot of heart and intensity and fought hard until the end. Offensive standouts were Drew Calvert , Faustino Dominguez and Cameron Clark. Defensive standouts were Michael Wilcox, Chase Brown and Chase Laake. The Mustangs will travel to Austin on Monday, Sept,24 to take on Murchison Middle School at Nelson Field.

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Mesquite wood makes great barbecue Restaurant: Laird’s Bar-B-Q Location: 1600 Ford St., Llano Phone: 325.247.5234 Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-closing varies Payment: Cash or check

Mississippi, Laird will always serve up a good story or quip with your meal. If the flavor of the food doesn’t make you smile, Laird will. Laird runs the restaurant, in its current location since 1986, with his wife Esther, whose artwork adorns the walls. Laird cooks his meat on a single pit fueled by mesquite coals, which he burns down

in a separate firebox. The personal service and atmosphere make it an attraction for regular customers. Two people can have a two-meat lunch meal with sides and sweet tea for under $12. All the meats are reasonably prices by the pound. Laird’s also offers steak specials every Friday night. The smoky ribs are a customer favorite with Laird’s special rub. Another favorite in the restaurant is the brisket, which packs a flavor punch. Laird’s also serve sandwiches daily. They also offer beans and potato salad. Catering is available. It is easy to find, just follow the pickup trucks of Llano’s laborers at lunchtime, they’re probably heading there. A side benefit at Laird’s is getting all the latest news about people’s comings and goings in Llano. They are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. on, open late Thursday, Friday, STAFF PHOTO BY FRANK L. GRAHAM Saturday.

Llano is known for its outstanding barbecue restaurants. Many local residents prefer the friendly family dining atmosphere of Laird’s Bar-B-Q on TX 16. Laird’s is located in a house built about 100 years ago by renowned sculptor Frank Teich. The dining room is in the main portion of the house and the open kitchen serves as owner Kenneth Laird’s domain. It is in this kitchen that Laird serves his mesquite grilled ribs, pork, chicken, sausage and steaks. Laird believes that barbecue cooked on the plentiful Llano County mesquite wood is what makes Llano the center of the universe when it comes to smoked meats. “It’s the reason God put mesquite on the earth,” Laird said. “To make barbecue with it.” The flavor of Laird’s barbecue is only slightly overshadowed by the down home Kenneth Laird of Laird’s Bar-B-Q in Llano serves up flavorflavor you will find in the restaurant. From ful barbeque and hospitality in a comfortable setting.


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Aranya Thai Restaurant, 1015 E. Polk St., 512.756.1927 Burnet Feed Store BBQ Restaurant, 2800 S. Water St., 512.715.9227 The Overlook at Canyon of the Eagles, spectacular lakeside dining & resort, 16942 RR 2341, 800.977.0081 CafĂŠ Twenty-Three Hundred, Great homestyle food at affordable prices, 2300 West TX 29, 512.756.0550 Chicken Express, 1510 S. Water St., 512.756.9191 Crazy Galâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ, 414 Buchanan Drive., 512.715.8040 Dairy Queen, 502 S. Water St., 512.756.2161 Don Pedroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Food, 609 E. Polk St., 512.756.1421 El Rancho, 608 E. Polk St., 512.715.0481 Gudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Deli, 307 W. Polk St., 512.715.9903 Hacienda El Charro No. 2, 306 Water St., 512.756.7630 Highlander Restaurant & Steakhouse, 401 W. Buchanan Dr., 512.756.7401 Las Palmas, 200 S. West St., 512.234.8030 Juanes Mexican Restaurant, 504 Buchanan Dr., 512.715.0415 Las Comadres, 1001 S. Water St., 512.715.0227 Longhorn Cavern Grill, 6211 Park Road 4 (Longhorn Caverns), 512.756.4680 McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 200 N. Water St., 512.715.0066 Payneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ-Shack, 616 Buchanan Dr., 512.8BBQ(227) Pizza Hut, 701 Buchanan Dr., 512.756.6918 Shangra-Lai, 1001 S. Water St., 512.156.7800 Sonic Drive-In, 904 Buchanan Dr., 512.756.8880 Stormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 700 N. Water St., 512.756.7143 Subway, 804 E. Polk St., 512.715.9430 Tea-Licious, 216 S. Main St., 512.756.7636 Texas Pizza Co., 903 Water St., Suite 400, 512.715.8070

The Cookie CafĂŠ & Bakery, 107 E. Jackson St., 830.613.0199 The Maxican, 3401 S. US 281, 512.553.6948 Whataburger, 402 E. Polk St., 512.756.1507

Granite Shoals

The CafĂŠ, 906 N. Phillips Ranch Road, 830.598.1219 Farm House, 8037 W. RR 1431, 830.598.2934 La Cabana Mexican Food Restaurant, 7005 Hwy. 1431, 830.598.5462 Peppers Restaurant, 6924 W. RR 1431, 830.598.6080 The Snack Shack CafĂŠ, 6886 RR 1431 W., 830.598.2522

Horseshoe Bay & Cottonwood Shores

Hole in 1 Sports Bar and Grill, 7401 West FM 2147, 512.731.5320 Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cocina, 4119 W. RR 2147, Plaza del Sol, 830.265.5804 Lantana Grill & Bar, 200 Hi Circle N. 830.598.8600 On the Rocks, 4401 Cottonwood Dr. 830.637.7417 Pizza Mia, 4119 RR 2147, Ste. 3. Plaza del Sol, 830.693.6363 Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cowtown Bar-B-Q, 3803 RR 2147 West, 512.755.3963 Subway, 4823 W. RR2147, 830.693.7799


Alfredoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Restaurant, 4139 RR 1431, 325.388.0754 El Bracero, 1516 RR 1431. 325.388.0022 Dairy Queen, 2000 W. RR 1431, 325.388.3160 Junction House, 1010 King St., 325.388.3800 Kingsland Coffee Co., 1907 RR 1431, 325.270.0863 Lighthouse Grill and Lounge, 118 Club Circle Dr., 325.388.6660 Mr Gattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, RR 2900, 325.388.6888 Moscaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1640 RR 1431, 325.388.6486 Nanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest, 14609 W. RR 1431, 325.270.0792 (closed for winter) Sonic, 1605 RR 1431, 325.388.2021 Spykeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar-B-Que, 14601 W. RR 1431, 325.388.6996 Sweet Things Bakery, 3003 RR 1431, 325.388.3460 Subway, 1133 RR 1431, 325.388.2433 TaquerĂ­a El Rayo, 109 RR 2900, 325.388.4375


Acme Cafe on the Square, 109 W. Main St., 325.247.4457 Badu House Wine Pub, Amazing appetizers, wonderful wines, lunch, Monday-Wednesday, 601 Bessemer, 325.247.2238 Berry Street Bakery, 901 Berry St., 325.247.1855 Burger Bar Cafe, 608 Bessemer St., 325.247.4660 Castell General Store, TX 152 at Castell, 325.247.4100

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Coopers Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 604 W. Young (TX 29), 325.247.5713 Dairy Queen, 400 W. Young (TX 29), 325.247.5913 EL Patron, 102 W. Dallas, 325.247.5012 Fuel Coffee House, 106 E. Main, 325.247.5272 Granite Top Bar & Grill, 101 E. Grayson, 325.247.3334 Hungry Hunter, 702 W. Young, 325.247.4236 Inman’s Kitchen & Catering, 809 W. Young, 325.247.5257 Joe’s Bar and Grill, 107 Main St., 325.247.5500 Laird’s BBQ & Catering, 1600 S. Ford (TX 16 & 71), 325.247.5234 Pizza Hut, 308 W. Young (TX 29), 325.247.4032 Sonic Drive In, 505 W. Young (TX 29), 325.247.1206 Stonewall’s Pizza Wings & Things, 101 W. Main St., 325.248.0500 Subway, 800 Bessemer Ave., 325.247.2141 Taco Bell, 309 W Young (TX 29), 325.247.1376 Yo Bro Yogurt, 103 E. Main St.

Marble Falls

Arby’s, 1301 US 281 N., 830.693.9602 Bella Sera, 1125 US 281, 830.798.2661 Blue Bonnet Cafe, 211 US 281, 830.693.2344 Brothers Bakery, 519 US 281, 830.798.8278 Capps Backyard BBQ, 9329 RM 1431 E., Smithwick, 830.693.2888 Charlie’s Country Store and Café, 1406 S. US Hwy 281, 830.693.5922 Chicken Express, 2408 US 281, 830.693.3770 Chili’s, 702 First St., 830.798.1298 China Kitchen, a Marble Falls tradition for Chinese, 705 First St., 830.693.2575 Chuspy’s Burritos, 1808 US 281 N, 830.693.1407 Dairy Queen, 915 RR 1431, 830.693.4912 Darci’s Deli, 909 Third St., 830.693.0505 Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill, Best seafood! Live music, Thurs-Sat, 900 RR 1431 W. and US 281, 830.693.2245 Double Horn Brewing Company, 208 Ave. H, 830.693.5165 Dry Dock Bar & Grill, 112 Main St., 830.693.9999 El Rancho, 2312 N. US 281, 830.693.4030 Francesco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria, Mama Mia! A local favorite for traditional Italian, 701 US 281, 830.798.1580 Ginger & Spice, 909 Second St., 830.693.7171 Golden Chick, 1507 W. RR 1431, 830.693.4459 Grand Buffet, 1208 RR 1431 830.693.7959 Hidden Falls, 220 Meadowlakes Dr., 830.693.4467 Inman’s Ranch House Bar-B-Que, 707 Sixth St., 830.693.2711 It’s Tea-Thyme, 2304 Hwy 281 N., 830.693.5273 Janie’s, 710 Ave. N, 830.693.7204 Janie’s Tacos & Deli, 909 Avenue H. 830.798.8226 Ken’s Catfish BBQ & Bakery, 1005 Main St., 830.693.5783

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Spicewood Area

Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 TX 71, 512.264.3777 Down Under Deli & Eatery, 21209 TX 71 West, 512.264.8000 J5 Steakhouse 21814 Hwy 71 West, 512.428.5727 La Cabaña, 21103 TX 71, 512.264.0916 Lee’s Almost by the Lake, Pace Bend & Bee Creek Rd., 512.264.2552 Little Country Diner, 22000 TX 71 W., 12.264.2926 Moonriver Bar & Grill, 2002 N. Pace Bend Park Road, 512.264.2064 Opie’s BBQ, 125 Spur 191, 830.693.8660 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, 22308 TX 71, 512.264.0318 R. O.’s Outpost, 22122 TX 71 West, 512.264.1169 Spicewood General Store, casual cafe, Hollingsworth Corner, 9418 TX 71, 830.693.4219 Willie’s Burgers & BBQ, 21018 TX 71 W., 512.264.8866

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Houston’s “comfort” quilts also go to her designed by others,” Houston said. “Of course, friends who are going through difficult times. I make my own color combinations.” She includes a Bible verse with each quilt she Houston said, at times, she is pleasantly gives away as part of that outreach of comfort. surprised at the results. She has one of two Houston, who grew up in Fredericksburg, quilts on display at the store that will be disstarted sewing played at Llano’s when her grandHeritage Days mother taught her festival later this at 10 years old. fall. “I made my “Sometimes first quilts for my I see them and daughters,” Housthink, ‘I can’t beton said. “Then, lieve I did that,’” I loved it so, I Houston said. just kept making Houston also them.” helps others learn To Houston, the craft and quilting is an exteaches classes pression of her at the shop creativity as well once a month. as her faith. Other quilters “I believe that gather and work inside everyone, together. there is the need The store is to be doing somelocated at 100 thing beautiful Exchange Street to glorify God,” in Llano. They Houston said. She are open 10 a.m. considers herself to 5 p.m. Tuesmore of a crafter STAFF PHOTO BY FRANK L. GRAHAM day – Friday and than an artist. Jeanette Houston, a quilter from Llano, stands next to one of two 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “I use patterns quilts she will display at Llano’s Heritage Days later this fall. on Saturday.

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If you’ve ever wondered why someone would take a perfectly good piece of fabric, cut it up in smaller pieces, then put them back together again, you should have a conversation with Jeanette Houston of Llano. Houston works at one of Llano’s more unique retail stores – The Country Quilt Shop, 100 Exchange Street. You will learn quickly that quilting is a passion with Houston, including not only the design work, but a message of care that accompanies many of her quilts. History indicates that quilting became very popular as a necessity because of the need for warm bedding. Quilts made from worn-out clothes such as faded and torn dungarees, shirts, dresses, and even underwear were very common. There was usually no design or pattern to them and instead, were irregularly shaped with no emphasis on color coordination. They were strictly needed to keep people warm. Some quilt as therapy, others quilt for artistic reasons. But Houston quilts out of love. “In the 31 years or so I’ve been quilting, I’ve never sold a single one,” Houston said. “With six children, 11 grandchildren and hundreds of friends and loved ones, I’ve never had a shortage of people to give my quilts to.”



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September 19 - 25, 2012

Lake Country Events Sept. 20-30

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Oct. 5-7

~2nd Annual Judy Walker Memorial Golf Tournament – 1 p.m., Legends Golf Course, 105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland. Proceeds benefit the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center. Shotgun start, 4-Person Scramble. For information, call Steve Rosow 325.388.8888 or Jerry Carrizales 830.822.8055.

Sept. 22-23

~3rd Annual Round-Up For Hope Chuck Wagon Cook-Off & Music Festival – 10 a.m., Charlie Taylor Rodeo Arena, 305 US 281, Marble Falls. Includes a Chuck Wagon Dinner, Music Jamboree, Team Roping, Chuck Wagon Breakfast and Cowboy Church. Benefiting A Place of Hope Charitable Health Care Clinic. For information,

Sept. 29

~2012 Burnet BBQ & Music Festival – 9 a.m., Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR114, Burnet. Cook-off includes vendors market, kids’ fishing tournament, firefighter games and challenges. Entertainment by JB & the Moonshine Band Saturday night. Proceeds to benefit the Burnet County Volunteer Fire Departments. For information, or 512.756.4297. ~”We Got ‘Yer Goat BBQ Cook-Off” – 10 a.m., Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US 281, Johnson City. Fun for the whole family, including cook-off teams, a roping contest, washer pitching tournament, dance, arts & crafts and food vendors. For information, visit or call 512.775.9497.

Sept. 29-30

~Day Out with Thomas – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson, Burnet. 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine. Meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy storytelling, building with Mega Blocks, and more. Advance purchase recommended. Event is rain or shine. For information, www.ticketweb. com/dowt or 512.477.8468. ~Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair – 9 a.m., Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main Street, Fredericksburg. Two full days of lectures, tent talks, exhibitors, demonstrations, food and fun for Texans seeking greener lifestyles and who are concerned about drought and the environment. For information, 830.997.2350 or ~Gun Show – 9 a.m., Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive, Kingsland. For more information call Sharon Jones at 325.388.3321.

Oct. 1-31

~Hill Country Wine Trail Month – Hill Country Region. An entire month to enjoy 32 wineries in the Hill Country and taste your favorite wines in a casual and relaxed setting while sharing the experience with your family and friends. For tickets, call 866.621.9463 or visit

September 19 - 25, 2012

~Putts 4 Pups Charity Golf Tournament – 10 a.m., Barton Creek Lakeside Golf Course, 1900 Clubhouse Hill Dr., Spicewood. Proceeds will benefit the Highland Lakes SPCA, a no-kill pet rescue facility that serves the Burnet, Llano and Travis County areas. For information, 830.693.3306 or 830.693.1207. ~Oktoberfest – Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday noon, Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main St., Fredericksburg. Community event of family entertainment featuring oompah music, arts & crafts, a children’s fun area, Chicken Dance Around the Square and plenty of food and drinks. For information, 830.997.4810 or www.

Oct. 6

~Fall Lavender Trail – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Johnson City. Enjoy a day in the scenic hill country by visiting the participating lavender fields: Becker Vineyards, Chantilly Lace Bed & Breakfast, M & J Lavender Farm and the Rocking L Ranch. For information, call the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, 830.868.7684.

Oct. 7

~Fall Festival – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 507 Buchanan Dr., Burnet. Several raffles, silent auction, kids games, plant sale, cake walk/bake sale, Country store with handmade crafts along with a championship BBQ meal. For information, 512.756.4410.

Oct. 12-14

~Texas Mesquite Art Festival – Friday noon, Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m., Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main St., Fredericksburg. Largest collection of mesquite art in the world. The best artists as well as beginning craftsmen will be represented. For information, 830.997.8515 or

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~Unnecessary Farce – Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:15 p.m., Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 FM 2147 W, Cottonwood. Written by Paul Slade Smith. Two bumbling undercover cops wait in a cheap motel room hoping to catch an embezzling mayor in the act. For tickets, or call 830.798.8944.

~18th Annual Herb & Art Festival – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Courtyard Square, E. 3rd St. & S. Live Oak St., Lampasas. A fun filled day on the historic downtown square in Lampasas. For more information, 512.556.5172 or www.

Oct. 19-20

~Sculpture On Main – Friday, 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., Historic Main Street, Marble Falls. The unveiling of the sculptures begins Friday evening. On Saturday there will be a fun filled day of activities. Visit www. or email Bill Rives at for additional information.

Oct. 19-21

~Texas Lone Star Gourd Society Festival – Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr., Fredericksburg. Nationwide gourd art competition, gourd supply vendors, kid’s area, door prizes and raffles. For information, 817.726.6653 or

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Home on 10 Acres - Burnet County - Park Rd. 4

This custom Hill Country home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and 2,631 square feet. Built in 2003 on a wooded ten acre tract, this property offers lots of privacy while being convenient to Marble Falls and Burnet in one of the most desirable areas of Burnet County. $499,000

Shooting Star Ranch

Four bedroom, three and a half bath home on 30 acres with fantastic hill country views of Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Falkenstein Castle. Great location in a private community off Park Road 4. $749,000

Rancho Venado - 360 +/- acres - Burnet & Lampasas Counties

An excellent example of what a hill country ranch can be when managed for conservation and wildlife. A high fence was built in 1999 and an optimum deer population and buck doe ratio has been achieved. A flood control dam on the ranch forms the lake that has held good water since it was built and is stocked with bass. The 3,200 square foot house has a stone exterior, metal roof, wide porches and lots of windows provide views of the hills as well as the native game. Easy to step in and continue the ranch operation. Includes all ranch equipment, wildlife blinds & feeders.

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203 acres Crown Creek Ranch

This 203 acre ranch features some of the most dramatic scenery in all the Hill Country. There are views of Inks Lake and Lake Buchanan from numerous sites all over the ranch. Additionally, one of the strongest spring-fed creeks in Burnet County carves through the ranch creating a canyon with over 100 foot high rock bluffs. The rock bottom creek is wide with many impressive waterfalls along the half mile or so that flows through the property. The ranch is located on the highly desirable Park Road 4, across from Longhorn Cavern State Park, within 15 minutes or so of Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls. It has lots of road frontage and is easy to divide. $2,030,000

Buck Ranch - 108 acres

This ranch is only three miles southeast of Burnet. Awesome views in every direction. Good mix of cedar and hardwood trees make for a great cattle and hunting ranch. Lots of wildlife. Three seasonal creeks and four tanks round out this great ranch. Three bedroom, three bath 1,575 sq. ft. ranch home. 1,080 sq. ft. barn with two equipment sheds, fenced and cross fenced with working pens. Will Divide. $648,000

60 Acres - Burnet County 60 acre ranch adjoining Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge. Hill Country views. Flatrock Hollow has spring fed seasonal stream which flows through the property. Private gated access through The Preserve at Balcones Canyonlands. $385,000.


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96 Island Dr., #31, Third floor aerie with panoramic view of HSB and the hills beyond. Overlooking the stupendous new pool & barbecue facility. Completely furnished, spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath studio type condo. Sandy beach, day docks & fishing piers on waterside. Covered single parking space MLS #119749. $215,000

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500 Western Bit, Dramatic views of Lake LBJ & the TX Hill Country. Immaculate home with open floor plan & gourmet kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Kitchen, living, dining, & master bedroom are on street entry level. Three bedrooms & game room with bar are downstairs. Home features include 14 ft. ceilings, stereo system, gas fireplace, skylights. 3 a /c units, hot water circulator, a 59 ft. covered veranda & elevator. This home is a real find. MLS #116706. $640,000

103 Silver Spur, Golf Course living at its finest. 200’ on the fairway & views of #3 of Slick Rock. One level home with many outstanding features; 2 master suites, a formal dining room, an inviting breakfast room & kitchen combined. The great room features a cathedral ceiling & stone fireplace. Several outdoor areas such as a cozy patio, covered porch &hot tub, plus a small bonus room. Over-sized 2 car garage with a storage room. New Roof in 2011. This is a fine property in a beautiful Golf Course community. MLS #120005. $650,000

106 A Oasis, Truly elegant 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront townhome within walking distance of the Yacht Club, Spa, Marina, Whitewater miniature golf course, and the Marriott hotel. On the lakeside is a rare, spacious grassed yard, multiple porches and decks, a boat dock with electric lift with storage. There are 2 master suites, one upstairs & one down both with baths equipped with double sinks and frameless glass shower enclosures. MLS #112900. $1,349,000

117 Lost Spur, #7, Impressive golf course townhome overlooking Slick Rock’s 18th fairway. Features include open living, two fireplaces, spacious rooms, wet bar with refrigerator, plus wine cooler in the media room. Bonus room for 3rd bedroom or office. Stellar views of the Golf Course & Hill Country! Recent upgrades include granite countertops, paint, carpet, appliances, light & plumbing fixtures, some windows and an a/c unit. MLS #115707. $189,900

305-D Horseshoe Bay N Blvd., Largest Emerald Bay unit in the complex. Cheerful waterfront townhome with five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, 2 living areas & 2 car garage. Boat slip with covered patio & 2 wave runner ramps. Professionally decorated & furnished. MLS #116005. $749,500

25019 Red Sail, Great lot with trees next to Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay Proper. Walking distance to the Marriott, Yacht Club and Marina. Owner currently keeps the lot maintained. Great buy for the money. MLS #119077. $15,000

102 Venison, Comfortable and well taken care of Golf Course home with great landscaping, good storage, fresh paint, wool carpet, energy efficient appliances and all energy efficient light bulbs throughout house. Wrought iron fence. Every room has a ceiling fan. Shows like new! MLS #117888. $459,000

103 Dawn, #5, Gazebo #5 is a single level townhouse with attached garage. Shady corner location with fenced side yard. Open floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & loft. Some furniture and washer/ dryer set to convey. Quiet, totally owner-occupied of nine units. Affordable quarterly HOA fee of $250. Perfectly suited for primary residency as well as second home living. MLS #120074. $114,000

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The construction of today’s Wirtz Dam began in 1949. When workers completed it in 1950, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) originally named it Granite Shoals Dam, while naming the resulting body of water Granite Shoals Lake. The lake itself was three years in the making, from 1948 to 1951. A year later, the LCRA renamed the imposing structure Wirtz Dam in honor of Alvin J. Wirtz, a man who figured significantly in the formation of the LCRA. The purpose of the dam was to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Fourteen years later in 1965, the LCRA changed the name of the lake to Lake LBJ in recognition of the efforts of Congressman, Senator and President Lyndon B. Johnson toward the development of the Highland Lakes chain. This chain also included Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis and Lake Austin. Lake LBJ also provides cooling water for the LCRA’s Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant near Horseshoe Bay. Wirtz Dam towers upward for 118.3 feet, stretches in length to 5,491 feet, boasts a base width of 80 feet and backs up 6,534 acres of water. It can generate up to 60 megawatts of electricity.

LANDMARK Behind it, Lake LBJ is a constant-level body of water serving Horseshoe Bay and a number of other lakeside communities. While the dam was created primarily to provide hydroelectric power and the lake to provide cooling power for the Ferguson Power plant, sometimes, as in this case, unintended consequences turn out for the best. Lake LBJ has become a premier recreation spot in the chain of Highland Lakes, fostering fishing for a number of different species, a wide variety of water sports and more. With that, it has helped fuel the growth of tourism in the Highland Lakes area, as well as the development of local communities.


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Friday lights ignite community passion Friday nights during a Texas autumn rarely remain a single-night event. As fall settles in, high school football in the Hill Country communities manages to stretch a two to three hour event into lifelong memories. With the Monday morning school bell, the build-up begins. Weeks of practice, preparation and at least one pep rally leave Friday with a unique intensity. “Absolutely, the mood changes,” Allen Roberts, a former Marble Falls High School principal and current district assistant superintendant, said. “Your stomach gets tight and tense as the momentum builds up to Friday night. It’s a challenge, really, to focus on anything other than that countdown to kickoff, 7:30.” Roberts keeps himself heavily involved with Mustang athletics and football in particular. He’s seen first hand how Friday night lights affect students during the week, especially student athletes. “I think it makes them focus more on academics,” Roberts said. “They don’t want to have a single reason not to participate. Contrary to what some people may say, you see academics excel in football season.” He also sees the dedication extend into the town, through parents and former players. Kyle Futrell is a 29-year veteran coach for Marble Falls who’s seen the program

extend beyond football; their kids are in the band, cheerleaders, or just students. There’s a connection there that brings everyone together.” This connection leaves an impression that can bring people back for decades. Donald Fawcett is a 1957 Burnet High School graduate that also took part in Bulldog football. He and his wife, Bonnie, remain dedicated fans; they both spent time with the booster club and now still chip in to feed the coaches every Friday. They can always be seen in the stands cheering on their team. “It’s a small town atmosphere, and it’s just that way,” Fawcett said. “People get together and get pumped up for the game. It makes people forget hard times they may be having or the hard times we’ve been through in the past.” Fawcett fondly remembers being a player and how it made him feel to step out on game night in front of his own people. “When you played football, you had more people in the stands than you would see in the churches the following Sunday,” he said. “Fans are what made us and what makes

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The Marble Falls drill team perfects their routine ahead of Friday night performances to keep the crowd energized.

than a year.” This community-wide, shared joy is what brings Thurman back. “It’s just the excitement,” she said. “You get the band playing, everyone cheering and stomping on the bleachers. It’s a feeling I don’t want to see go away. I look forward to Friday.” Throwing a rivalry into the mix only serves to enhance the feeling. Roberts said he doesn’t believe anyone in Marble Falls wants to lose PHOTO By bu The Burnet High rnetclear to a Bulldog’s team, and School marchin memo g band perform s during halftim CRAIG vice versa. e of a Bulldogs game. “Yeah, that’ll always be there,” Fawcett said. “I remember when the two the Marble Falls to do,” she said. and Burnet pro- “So when you turn out to the game, everyone’s teams got in a fight and officials wouldn’t let grams. People involved. When you do well, people tell you. us play each other for a few years. Everybody RAIG seem to get more They would come up to me in the grocery store loves a winner, and everyone loves a rivalry; C armemorie y. or le involved with on Sunday and say ‘Hey, Ty had a great game but, everyone turns out to be friends in the ct c vi et to rn lldogs on PHOTO BY bu ers urge the Bu ad rle football than the other night.’ Everyone knows I’m Ty’s end.” ee ch ol ho Sc The Burnet High mom.” For Roberts, all of the hype surrounding anything else.” Thurman had three children go through the football is wholly positive. On one night, a stuMany of those fans are dedicated parthrough high and low points. He said ents of players, cheerleaders or band mem- Llano school system, but even now she still dent production becomes a community event, and that unification serves to inspire and excite regardless of the season, this link to the com- bers from past or present. Cindy Thurman’s takes her seat to cheer on Llano. “The game against Wimberly, that was in- with each passing class and generation. son, Ty Thurman, was a standout player for munity remains strong. “Friday night football involves more of “It builds throughout the day. It’s not just the Llano Yellow Jackets before graduating credible,” she said about her latest trip to watch a football thing, it’s a school thing,” Futrell in 2008. She also helped with the football the Jackets play. “I don’t think we were expect- the district’s student population than anything said. “With community and school pride, booster club, setting up banners and promot- ed to do all that well, but we kept it close. Peo- else,” he said. “I know of kindergarteners that ple were standing and yelling the whole game. can’t wait to be a high school football player. that’s a connection that brings us together. A ing the team in town. “In a small town, there’s not a whole lot I haven’t seen the crowd cheer like that in more You just have that spirit.” lot of the fans are parents, but those parents

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Looking for a great good time with a farce about the Mob, a hit man and a mayor who might be on the take? The Hill Country Community Theatre has the answer, as Jon Clark of Marble Falls directs Paul Slade Smith’s fast and furious comedy “Unnecessary Farce,” opening Thursday, Sept. 20, and running for eight performances through Sept. 30, at the theatre, at 4003 RR 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores. HCCT veteran Steve Reily describes “Farce” as a brand new, award winning play set in two adjoining rooms of a cheap motel. The two most incompetent officers on the local police department are in charge of a sting operation hoping to get the mayor to confess to embezzlement. A meek security guard, an unlikely mafia don, a kilt-wearing hit man, and a “hot” accountant all add to the mayhem and mix-ups served up in this hysterical comedy. Reily, from Meadowlakes, plays Eric Sheridan. Other cast members are Priscilla Castaneda of Marble Falls as Karen Brown, Larry Grasmick of Marble Falls as Mayor Meekly, Anson Hahn of Burnet as Agent Frank, Maurice “Mo” Docherty of Horseshoe Bay as Todd and Sally Stemek of Burnet as Mary Meekly. Making her debut on the Hill Country stage


is Misty Daniels of Horseshoe Bay as Billie is his directing debut at HCCT. Dwyer. Performances will be Thursday-Sunday, “Based on our numerous sell-outs from with a Gala Opening Sept. 20, and continue last season, reservations are strongly recom- through Sept 30. The curtain for evening mended.” Reily said. shows is at 7:30 p.m.; for Sunday matinees at “This is the perfect play, at the perfect time, 2:15 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $9 with the perfect cast,” Clark said. “From au- for students age 16 and under. ditions through rehearsals and undoubtedly to Group rates also are available. Reservaperformances this cast has had me rolling in tions can be made at the box office (noon-4 the aisles! They are positively the most expe- p.m., Monday-Friday), 830.798.8944. An rienced group of actors I’ve ever had the plea- answering machine will also capture requests sure of directing. The script for ‘Farce’ is just after hours. For more information, visit www. that, a ridiculous, non-stop ride of buffoonery that is so good it should be criminal. This cast, this play, the production will have you in stitches from beginning to end.” Reily advises that “Unnecessary Farce” is a “PG-13” comedy that contains some adult language and humor. Parents and guardians should use discretion before allowing children to see this production. Jon Clark is a graduate of Marble Falls High School and earned his bachelor of fine arts in Theater from Texas State University in 2008. Upon graduation Clark was offered a posiPHOTO COURTESY ST tion at MFHS as the technical director. Misty Daniels as EVE REILY Billie Dwyer and Steve Reily as Eric He was last seen on stage at HCCT as Sheridan rehearse a sce ne Sam Nash in “Plaza Suite” and as Paul running Sept. 20-Sept. 30 at Hillfrom “Unnecessary Farce,” Country Community Theatr e Bratter in “Barefoot in the Park.” This in Cottonwood Shores.

Showtimes Sept. 19 •john Arthur martinez and Special Guests – 7 p.m., River City Grille, 700 First St., Marble Falls. 830.798.9909 •Wednesday Night Live Sessions hosted by Debbie Walton and Donnie Price – 9 p.m., AJ’s Piano Bar, 909 Third St., Ste. C, Marble Falls. 830.693.6699

Sept. 20 •Thomas Michael Riley: Thirsty Third Thursday – 7 p.m., River City Grille. 830.798.9909 •Billy Bahama & Renee – 7 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest (inside Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill), 900 FM 1431 and US 281 South, Marble Falls. 830.693.2245 •Texas Music Thursdays – 7 p.m., Badu House, 601 Bessemer Ave., Llano. 325.247.2238

Sept. 21 •Wake Eastman – 7:30 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest. 830.693.2245 •John Deery Band – 7:30 p.m., Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 SH 71 W, Spicewood. 512.264.3777 •Josh Peek – 8 p.m., Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Loop, Fredericksburg. 830.997.3224 •Doug Day – 8:30 p.m., On the Rocks, 4401

Cottonwood Shores Drive, Cottonwood Shores. 830.637.7417 •Cadillac Gypsies – 8 p.m., Badu. 325.247.2238

Sept. 22 •Texas Aliens – 2 to 6 p.m., Rev. Jim’s Dam Pub, 19605 TX 29, Buchanan Dam. 512.793.3333 •Bill Evans – Alaska’s Timber Tramp – 7 p.m., VFW Post No. 10376, 1001 Veterans Avenue, Marble Falls. 830.693.2261 •2 Way Radio – 7 p.m., Angel’s. 512.264.3777 •The Trio Rio from Blanco – 7 p.m., Pecan Street Brewing, 106 East Pecan Dr., Johnson City. 830.868.2500 •Clay McClinton – 7 p.m., Hill Country Galleria Amphitheatre, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512.263.0001 •Matt Deaton – 7:30 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest. 830.693.2245 •Bluegrass Jam – 8 p.m., Badu. 325.247.2238 •Chris Wall Band – 9 p.m., Luckenbach Texas. 830.997.3224

Sept. 25 •TexAmericana Tuesday with Mike Blakely, Larry Nye and Jennings & Keller – 7 p.m., River City Grille. 830.798.9909

Sept. 26 •john Arthur martinez and Special Guests – 7 p.m., River City Grille. 830.798.9909 •Wednesday Night Live Sessions hosted by Debbie Walton and Donnie Price – 9 p.m., AJ’s. 830.693.6699

Sept. 27 •Billy Bahama & Renee – 7 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest. 830.693.2245 •Texas Music Thursdays – 7 p.m., Badu. 325.247.2238

Sept. 28 •Courtney Reed – 7:30 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest. 830.693.2245 •Aaron Einhouse – 7:30 p.m., Angel’s. 512.264.3777 •john Arthur martinez – 8 p.m., Badu. 325.247.2238 •Bordertown Bootleggers – 8 p.m., Luckenbach Texas. 830.997.3224

Sept. 29 •Bill Evans – Alaska’s Timber Tramp – 7 p.m., VFW Post No. 10376. 830.693.2261 •3 Hands High – 7 p.m., Pecan Street. 830.868.2500 •Susan Arbuckle – 7 p.m., Hill Country Galleria. 512.263.0001

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the Seed Stomp will be provided by the park staff, Neffendorf said. Beyond the scattering and stomping of seeds, she said there will also What can be more fun for children than be a number of arts and crafts for kids at the stomping around in the dirt? Well, if you add event, which Neffendorf said has been growing to that the idea that they’re getting a chance to in popularity since its start. Neffendorf said children who participate in learn about nature, wildflowers and environthe Seed Stomp will also learn about the former mental preservation, it’s a good deal indeed. And, they can do just that this weekend at First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and her passion and the great outdoors. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park in Stonewall, for nature “This year we are esbetween Johnson City and pecially excited to host the Fredericksburg. event in celebration of the It’s time for the fifth ancentennial year of celebranual Seed Stomp at the park. tion in honor of Lady Bird The event runs from 1:30Johnson’s 100th birthday,” 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Neffendorf said. Sept. 22-23. It is free and open “We hope the public to the public. will pack a picnic lunch Park Manager Iris Neffenand spend the day outdorf provided more informaside here in the Texas tion about the event, which has O T O Y PH COURTES a special connection this year. flower Hill Country and at to plant wild Park the state park. They’ll le ab “Children and their families be ill w n State Children be able to enjoy the are invited to come out to the seeds at Lyndon B. Johnso Sept. 22-23. p m to S d nature trail she helped State Park to help scatter wild- as part of the See established; tour the exhibit hall and learn flower seeds in open areas and fields,” Neffendorf said. “With some help from more about the president and first lady and their Mother Nature, the following spring they can life and legacy,” Neffendorf said. “Also, a free return and see what a difference they can make movie commemorating the vision of Lady Bird in the great outdoors (with) all the beautiful Johnson, our environmental first lady, who left us a legacy of wilderness and wildflowers will wildflowers in bloom throughout the park.” Native seed mixtures and other items for be shown throughout the day,” Neffendorf said. By Steve Snyder Highland Lakes Newspapers

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What’s SUP? A new sport A new water sport craze to hit the waves and lakes across the globe has made its way to Marble Falls. Stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, offers a new way to enjoy a morning or afternoon on the lake that’s fairly easy to master, and offers a twist on kayaking, canoeing, or other methods of getting out on the water for some cruising fun. Go Paddle Down, located at 120 Main St., has rented out the long, surf-board like watercraft for two years now, and owner Erika Burnham said interest is on the rise. “We’ve been five-times busier this year,” she said. “We have walk-ups and people will bring their dogs along. A lot of groups come to spend most of the day paddling on the lake.” Like most sports involving a type of surfboard, SUP has its roots in Hawaii, but Austin hosts the largest manufacturer of paddle boards in the world, SUP ATX. With a hub of paddle boards popping up so close, it’s only natural the trend would make its way into the Highland Lakes. And even beyond the lakes, such as on the lower stretches of Backbone Creek through Johnson Park. The long, flat board makes it easier for boarders to stand, while others will sit or kneel

Fun stuff to see and do

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Blue Lake Golf Club 9-hole, semi-private club, 214 W. Bluebonnet, Horseshoe Bay. 830.598.5524 Delaware Springs Golf Course 600 Delaware Springs Blvd., Burnet. 512.756.8471 Hidden Falls Golf Club Public. 220 Meadowlakes Dr., Meadowlakes. 830.693.3300 Hill Country Community Theatre Family entertainment, 65 performances a season, 4003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores. 830.693.2474 Lake LBJ Yacht Club & Marina 208 S. Wirtz Dam Road off FM 2147, Horseshoe Bay. 830.693.9172 Legends Golf Course Semi-priviate Club on Lake LBJ. 105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland. 325.388.8888 Lighthouse Country Club 118 Club Circle Drive, Kingsland. 325.388.6660 Llano Fine Arts Gallery 503 Bessemer 325.247.4839 Sunrise Cove on Lake LBJ Boat and slip rentals, waterfront lodge, 218 Skyline Dr., Sunrise Beach. 325.248.1505

Natural Areas

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park - Fourteen miles of hiking trails form a network of loops across 940 acres of Texas wilderness, 16942 RR 2341, Burnet, 512.334.2070 Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Rock

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climbing, hiking, camping, FM 1965 south of Llano. 512.389.8900 Hamilton Pool Preserve 45-foot waterfall and a nature trail. FM 3238 (Hamilton Pool Road), off SH 71 near Bee Cave. 512.264.2740 Inks Lake State Park Swimming, boating, camping, hiking, Park Road 4 off SH 29, west of Burnet. 512.793.2223 Longhorn Cavern State Park Park Road 4 between Marble Falls and Burnet. 512.756.4680 West Cave Preserve RR 962, 17 miles east of Round Mountain. 830.825.3442


Hill Country Flyer Austin Steam Train ride from Cedar Park to Burnet. 512.477.8468 Lake Buchanan Adventures Kayak trips on Lake Buchanan at Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park, east Lake Buchanan. 512.756.4700 Vanishing Texas River Cruise cruise on Lake Buchanan. 512.756.6986 Museums Falls on the Colorado Museum Exhibits illustrate Marble Falls history, 2001 Broadway (on Marble Falls ElemCampus-2 Story Granite School). 830.798.2157 Highland Lakes Squadron-CAF Historical airplanes, 2402 S. Water St., Burnet. Open Wed., Sat.-Sun. 512.756.2226 Llano County Historical Museum Exhib-

for a more relaxed style of paddle boarding. Go four hours at $150, and four boards for eight Paddle Down offers a demo for customers, but hours costs $200. These deals also include deBurnham said as long as someone can balance livery to the launch spot and a brief demo. themselves, its fairly simple. Burnham said paddle boarding offers a “The board is 12 feet long, so it’s easy to more subdued time on the lake compared to balance,” she said. “When people rent paddle renting jet skis or speed boats. boards, we do go down with them and tell them “It’s more relaxing and a good physical acwhere to stand.” tivity for the whole family,” she said. Maintaining balance while paddling across Go Paddle Down is in season from midthe lake also presents a chance for exercise. March through to September. For more infor“Some do it as a work out, and the kids will mation about their services, call 830.220.3027. usually just paddle around for fun,” Burnham said. “It’s a good workout trying to paddle and keep your balance.” Others find that it’s a fun new way to enjoy time out of doors with man’s best friend. Some paddle boarders can be seen taking a dog, or even two if they’re smaller ones, out on a board with them. Paddle boards can be rented for $15 per hour, $40 for four hours and $50 for eight hours. Go Paddle Down also offers half-day STAFF PHOTO BY STEVE SNYDER and full-day specials. Four A woman cruises on Backbone Creek recently through Johnson Park with boards can be rented for her dogs Selene, a husky, and Einstein.

its illustrate Llano history, historic log cabin; just north of the bridge on SH 16, 325.247.3026 Fort Croghan Museum Exhibits and historic buildings illustrate Burnet history, Thurs.-Sun., 703 Buchanan Dr./SH 29 W., Burnet. 512.756.8281

G alleries

Art That Makes You Laugh, by Jeff Leedy, 301 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.596.0506 The Benini Galleries and Sculpture Ranch, 377 Shiloh Road, Johnson City, 830.868.5244 The Bessemer Store, 602 Bessemer, Llano, 325.247.2018 Bob Creek Studio, 1752 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, 512.264.1787 Buchanan Arts and Crafts Inc., 17534 SH 29 E., Buchanan Dam, 512.793.2858 Bunkhouse Gallery, 573 Old Spicewood Road, Cypress Mill, 830.825.3465 Burnet ArtHaus, 208 E. Jackson St., Burnet, 830.613.0692 Create, 110 E. Main, Llano, 325.247.1903 Daniel Adams Fine Art Gallery, 401 Buchanan Dr., Suite 4, Burnet, 956.432.2262 Dunten Studios, 22701 SH 71 W., Spicewood, 512.264.2825 Dust Devil Diver Photography and Fine Art, 719 Ford Street, Llano,

325.247.5800. Elane Leedy Pastels, 301 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.596.0506 Gallery at Spicewood, SH 71 at Hollingsworth Corner, Spicewood, 512.484.4514 Gallery of the Hills, 17617 SH 29 E., Buchanan Dam, 512.793.2341 Grid Iron Gallery, 112 E. Main, Llano, 325.247.3013 Llano Fine Arts Gallery, 503 Bessemer, Llano, 325.247.4839 Highland Arts Guild, 318 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.693.7324 Pogue Sculpture Gallery & Foundry, 7670 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, 830.693.9544 Shade Tree Potter Gallery, 25001 SH 71 W., Spicewood, 512.264.9923 Spicewood Spines, 9900 SH 71, Spicewood, 830.693.5466 Sweet Mesquite Designs, 604 Bessemer Ave., Llano, 325.248.6649 Targetfish Gallery, 905 3rd st., Marble Falls, 830.613.8842. The Mews and Marta Stafford Fine Art, Antiques and décor connect the Hill Country with the Dallas design district and national and international markets. The art gallery features prominent regional artists and is the successor to Riverbend Fine Art, 112 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.693.1133. Wines Across Texas, Old Oak Square, 309 Main St., Marble Falls, 830.693. WINE

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