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Board could consider ousting director at January meeting by Lew K. Cohn Managing Editor The Highlander

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors voted 6-0 Wednesday, Nov. 30, to give written notice to director James Oakley that the board will consider his possible removal on Jan. 17 if a complaint filed against Oakley is found to merit such discipline. In a resolution approved at a special called meeting, the board voted to establish a committee to investigate a written

complaint lodged by a number of concerned African-American employees against Oakley and determine what punishment, if any, he may face for a social media post made earlier in the month in which Oakley Oakley commented it was “time for a tree and a rope” for the suspected killer of a San Antonio police officer. Board President Emily Pa-

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taki indicated the committee, which will be comprised of directors Kathy Scanlon, Paul Graf and herself, can consider all avenues open to them through the cooperative’s bylaws, including removing Oakley from the position he has held since 2013. Pataki said during the meeting the committee will report their findings no later than Dec. 9 to the full board, which will then determine what steps it will take against Oakley, who will not be allowed to be involved in any deliberations regarding his fate. The next regular board meeting is Dec. 19 and PEC officials said the board could vote to reprimand Oakley at that time, if warranted by their

investigation, but they cannot take any action regarding a vote for removal from office until the Jan. 17 meeting. On Monday, Nov. 21, Oakley, who also serves as Burnet County Judge, shared a post from the San Antonio Police

Department about the arrest of an African-American man, Otis Tyrone McKane — accused of killing San Antonio police Det. Benjamin Marconi — on his personal Facebook

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The Faith Academy team has a little fun posing for a team photo with giant cutout heads before they load up the bus and head out to McMurry University in Abilene to take on Houston Lutheran North in TAPPS 4A state semifinals action.

Faith heads to TAPPS Final Four tourney By Glynis Crawford Smith The Highlander

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account. Oakley then posted a comment on his shared post that he thought it was “time for a tree and a rope … .” That comment, because it was placed on a shared public post, was publiclyBy visible Lew K.while Cohnit was on Oakley’s Facebook Managing Editor page. Oakley’sThe comment drew conHighlander demnation from a number of U.S. Rep. Roger Williams individuals on law Facebook, who met with area enforcement thought elected official officials the Wednesday at the had overstepped his bounds Burnet County Sheriff’s Ofby sofor harshly in ficecommenting to thank them their seravice public manner. to their communities and Othershis questioned promise continuedwhether support. there“Iwas some racial overtoneof am a big proponent tolawOakley’s comment,Williams given enforcement,” asaid. very“We disturbing history in are a land of laws the andwere particularly in andSouth, when we sworn into Texas, of we lynchings the job, swore involving to uphold minorities. the law. Regardless of your beliefs, I want to tell you this president (Donald J. Trump) is totally behind you and I am to-

In addition to deleting his post Wednesday, Nov. 23, Oakley apologized for the comment, calling it “off the cuff” and “indeed curt and harsh.” Oakley was given the opportunity board tally for to youaddress havingthe what you and thetopublic Wednesday’s need protectatour people and meeting, as jobs thereeasier.” was a large make your audience in attendance and all Williams, R-Weatherford, board meetings are simultanetold representatives from the ously recorded Burnetwebcast Countyand Sheriff’s Offor public record. fice, Texas Department of He said “sincerely Public Safety,was Burnet County sorry as it was never my intent constables and officers from toMarble offendFalls, anyone” withHorsehis Burnet, comment on Facebook about shoe Bay and others that he McKane’s arrest. due to what ran for Congress “My intent wasa to express he believed was lack of remy frustration withenforcement the cowspect for law ardly killing of a police officer and the military, among other Oakley … see Page 8A reasons. “The last eight years have been tough for law enforceWilliams … see Page 8A

Trial set for Ballard capital murder case City limits expanded By Alexandria Randolph Aug. 19, 2014. By Glynis Crawford The Highlander TheSmith shooting occurred at ThetoHighlander Garrett Ballard will go the Ballard family home in the

The two victims who died in the crash on Texas 71 east of The City of Marble Falls grew by block almostof76County acres Tuesday the 33rd District Court MonBy Mark Nov. Goodson 5800 Road Christian Academy. Spicewood Monday, 28, were Cynthia finals. Ann Vega, age 46, night, Feb. 21, when the city council approved the final ordiHighlander morning You can see the game live by logThis year’s team is on a roll with a day to face trial in the fatal 340 during the early and her son, SantiagoSports Vega,Editor age 17, both from Marble Falls. nance accepting the voluntary annexation of land south of Lake shooting of his two friends just Faith Academy (34-4) will play hours. Family members of ging 34-4 record and defeated Texas School A funeral service will be held for the mother andinto son at CeleMarble twoFalls. years ago. Houston Lutheran North at in11Marble p.m. toBenson and Fox said the three for the Deaf, 47-28, last Saturday at San over ments-Wilcox Funeral Home Falls tournament/texas-tapps-winter-champitoday, Friday, Dec. For plea now,deadline the property ownedyoung by the men Ellison Roper CorporaThe for GarFeb. 24, by in the TAPPS Classat 6 onships/basketball-tx, were celebrating selecting 2/24 and Marcos Academy to earn its Final Four 2,day, at 4Friday, p.m., followed a rosary service p.m. On Thursday, tion and previously used for wildlife management, will enter the rett James Ballard, a 23-year- Benson’s birthday. 4A state semifinals Kimbrell Arenaatonthe site clicking oncrash the correct game. berth. however, friends andatfamily gathered of the to city zoned agricultural. However, the stated goal is to apply for old Burnet County man who the campus of McMurry University in Authorities said during the Lady are trying to capThe Lady Flames are led by Parmemorialize them. Balloons were released into theThe skies overFlames the re-zoning at on anew Planned Development District (PDD). was indicted a capital murAbilene. investigation that Ballard took ture their second state championship in is Brinkley, Addison Floyd and Allison rolling hills where they died. The property has been part what of thewas city’s extraterritorial jumultiple persons charge The winner willcreated play the of four reported to be a .223 seasons. The Lady Flames went Metzger on the scoring end while Han- der of Accounts been on winner ( risdiction (ETJ) and part of a five-year development agreement in Nov. 6, 2014, was at 1:30 the Lubbock Trinity Christian-Amarillo caliber semi-automatic rifle 30-4 in 2014 and won the TAPPS 2A ti- nah Marks, Metzger and Hattie Blair cynthia-and-santiago-dos-vega) and at Chase Bank in Austin for voluntary was going to take p.m., Tuesday, annexation Nov. 29. when development San Jacinto game in to Saturday’s 1 p.m. from a patrol tle with a 47-45 win over New Braunfels lead the team on the boards. (Account 552751082) defray funeral expenses. place. Annex ... see Page 7A District Attorney Sonny vehicle that his Unable to attend was Justino Rodriguez, age 50 and also of McAfee said Ballard pled not father, Burnet Marble Falls, who was a passenger with the Vegas. guilty in an arraigment hearing County ConHe was airlifted from the scene Monday and remains in early on in the court proceed- stable Jimmy University Medical Center Brackenridge, as does Bala Chandra ings. Ballard’s trial is sched- Ballard, Pct. 3, By Glynis Crawford Smith day, Feb. 21, for ballot order in the one contestSekhar Gutti, 29, of Richardson, driver of the 2015 Subaru that uled for Monday, Dec. 5. had parked at The first collided with theHighlander Vegas’ 2015 Ford Focus. ed race, that of mayor. Incumbent Carl Brugger “I expect it will take all the house while Election the May 7 election willbut bea listed Both werefilings listed infor“Good” condition on Tuesday, Vega above political organizer Mike Ballard week,” McAfee said regarding he and his wife closed 17 with a few going bal- Steenbergen. family Feb. spokesperson said contests Thursday that to Rodriguez might have the trial, but could not com- Linda were away on vacation. lot in the southto county—Granite Meadto be returned the ICU becauseShoals, of internal bleeding.Filing unopposed for re-election were busiment further about potential Garrett Ballard shot the two owlakes and Highland Haven. Anita Hisey and Jim Davant, a reUninjured was Lonnie Wade Jackson, 63, of nesswoman Coleman. He tactics taken by the defense, teens multiple times, and they Independent Dis- tiree has served on the Planning & Zoning wasThe the Marble driver ofFalls a 2012 Volvo truckSchool tractor-trailer unit, who the third namely local attorney Eddie died at the scene. trict Board of Trustees will have no election and Commission and Street and Water Advisory vehicle involved in the horrific outcome, Shell. in Marble Falls one seat drew no candidate at Ballard then fled to his Group, and local surveyor Todd Holland, for The accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Monday on the It is possible the defense girlfriend’s house and called all. Nowinding council stretch contestofdeveloped CottonPlaces 3 and 5, respectively. steep, Texas 71 in three miles east of 1, Spicewill argue on grounds of di- his parents and his brother-inwood but a special will beofheld Meadowlakes wood.Shores, Sgt. Robbie Barrera,election Department Public Safety informinished capacity, meaning law, a Marble Falls police offion sales tax. Meadowlakes voters will have choices and mation officer, said 911 calls had been coming in from motorists that Ballard could receive a cer, before his arrest. AuthoriMarble Falls a drawing will be held Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 observing the Subaru “speeding and driving erratically.” By 8:15 lesser sentence due to his ad- ties said Ballard confessed the In emergency Marble Falls, John Packer a.m.who to determine ballot order. The incumbents a.m., callsMayor were coming in fromfiled witnesses were mitted hallucinogen induced deed to Burnet County Sherfor re-election. Parks andthat Recreation Commit- in Places 2, 4 and 5 — Alton Fields, Clancy Stedumbstruck by the scene faced them. delusion during the time of the iff’s Department investigators. tee Chairman David Rhodes filed for Place 2 phenson, and Barry Cunningham — said they Shane Wenger, pastor of Elevate Church in Marble Falls, killings. and Megan Klaeger filed for Place The Ballard told investigators would not run for re-election. whoattorney said in one Monday Facebook comment Highlander Ballard is accused of kill- that as the drug took effect, no onelike filed for Place 4, the council thatAs it seemed forever for responders to arrive. David Baker, a retired public school adminagain choose a replacement. They“Myistrator ing two of his close friends, Fox and Benson exhibited and frequent citizen volunteer, is unopOnwill his have own to page, Wegner said afterward, heart is still did that in October when Richard Westerman Elijah Adam Benson, a “strange and disruptive” beposed for Place 2. so heavy from this a.m. was“Sandy appointed the unexpired term ofHad Ray17-year-old Burnet High haviors, the arrest affidavit 4 and 5 are contested, however. andtoI came upon a wreck. no idea Places what was mond Place the 5. ambulance showed up, asFor School student, and Travis said. Place 4, Mel Hazelwood, pastor of going Whitman to unfoldinbefore I helped theI am council incumbents Unofficial reports emergputNone out theoffire. just thankful I wasfiled able — to beValley used toSpring share and Cherokee United MethodistGlynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander Leslie Fox, a 26-year-old Mayor Pro Tem Jane Marie Hurst, Place 2; Burnet High School graduate, Churches, and Edwin O’Hayre, a retired school ing during Smith/The the investigation Jesus. Talking and praying with someone at the end of their life A family strolls down the Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls Glynis Crawford Highlander Rachel Austin-Cook, Place 4 and Ryan Nash, I have while the three were under the teacher, filed. suggest Ballard may have Zazu, a two-and-a-half-year-old African Grey parrot, accompanies Brenda Fallsbe-of in a tragic situation is one of the realist moments everboth had.have on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The light display is open from 6 p.m. Place influence ofoutgoing hallucinogens on lieved Fordoesn’t Place 5,toCharles Henley, a retired the twoastoabe possessed. Meadowlakes everywhere she shops. Her companion, in training therapy bird, Make6.the most of everyday and don’t ever think God 9 p.m. E. daily through Jan. 1, 2017, as long as the ground Granite electrical engineer, andwet. Bobby Brown, retired seems enthusiastic about a preference for Gold Fish snacks in his visit to the Marble Falls is not need you in Shoals His mission plan.” In a drawingthe was held TuesFiling ... see Page 7A H-E-B Wednesday, Feb. 22. FryGranite said heShoals, had witnessed Subaru sports car weaving in and out of traffic and crossing the line into oncoming traffic. Investigation at the scene was lengthy. At least one resident on Texas 71 reported being unable to exit onto the roadway until 1 p.m. A report based on assessment of the evidence was issued Glynis Crawford Smith city Just this month the bad for base-up renewal of Valley In a statement of the increasing number of children served byBy Sgt. Barrera Tuesday morningresentative confirming indicated a witness the account The Highlander was qualified for a 55-45 news came. The city could View Lane, Prairie Creek Road by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Highland by Kyle Fry of Marble Falls. Granite Shoals City that CounMarble Fallsadvocates is proud organization of their Ladyannounced Mustangs the making match.driven by Gutti was trav- qualify for a grant,Bybut not to and Phillips the local addi-it Glynis Crawford Smith Ranch Road. To Lakes, Essentially, it stated the Subaru to the regional tournament, so to celebrate, we have created, cil Member Anita Hisey On the strength of those exceed $50,000, and only for use the funds now would retion of a new development coordinator. The Highlander eling west at a “high rate of speed and recklessly.” The posted with theare generous of First Bank Central summed upinthe a talks, the city council pro- a project financed on a is 40-year sultainbig lower quality shorter “We excitedsupport to announce thatState Cindi Ashford FryTexas joinedin Sculpture on Main celebrating coming out or party for speed limit thesituation area is 70inmph. Marble Falls, a special banner celebrating their achievement on special called meeting Monposed a $6.8 million, threeloan. distance for the work. our CASA team ‘hit the ground running’ in mid-October,” said The Ford Focus, determined to have been driven by Cynthia its 11th annual event all day today and into the night today, Fripages 9A and 10A. day night, Feb. 20: “We’re in road project with $3 million in City financial adviser In shorter distance along Kristen Harris, CASA executive director. day, Dec. 2. Vega rather than Rodriguez as first reported by the DPS, was The Lady Stangs play the Corpus Christi Flour Bluff atraveling pickle.” east in the inside lane. The city truck-tractor bond moneyrig, as towing a match. First each roadway, might Harris said Fry understands how important it is for children TheAllen doors of open at 10Southa.m. at Lakeside Pavilion,work 307 Buena a Chris Lady Hornets at 6 p.m. Friday in the Region IV-5A regional The meeting was called “yes” the in Vista west Drive, Company told not reach and citizens who6 voted feel safe and and sheNorthside is committed helping Corpus CASA to artCompany exhibition, demonstration sale until p.m. totournament flatbed trailer, was traveling east The in thecitizens outside voted lane behind at secure San Antonio’s ISDto Complex. after council theyofhad thetop authority because achieve its greatest potential. Nine artists table art worksfor willthe be bonds on handonly to meet the toChristi Ford.the council heard the re- November. Carroll and Austin High meet in the 8 p.m. game. The port“The Feb. driver 14 that U.S. failed Council members hadand in public to sell the bonds and spend theworks. the Downtown, roads in front of their “We simply every child to be afforded with propthere and discuss their tours of theown 11 of major the Subaru to negotiate the curve regional final isdesire 3 p.m.for Saturday. Department of Agriculture their hands communications money. homes would be improved. er advocacy while they are inMustang foster care andtowe know that this new juried entries in the year-long exhibit of Sculpture on Main We encourage all Lady fans grab a paper and entered the inside lane of SH 71 into the path of the Ford and (USDA) funding of a left project thatfront hadleft,” goneread on for a year willBut consulting engineer lowerto quality work, is to capable of to providing resources,” added be going on. The public will haveWith a chance turn hands to community take a banner the game show yourthese support for Marble Falls crashed into the front with its the report. to rennovate the city’s threeclockwise with thespin USDA, carefully out- three-dimensional Greg Haley, P.E., art of K.C. hot mix resurfacing on ex- Harris. “We are to welcome Cindi toIV-5A our team because High School as excited they compete in the Region tournament. underEnthe guidance of one of the country’s “The Ford entered a counter towards the eastmain traffic arteries is a virtual lining city plans and the bond gineering could deliver no joy isting roadways, the life of we feel that this is the next step in increasing community ineminent artists, Susan Norris. bound guardrail. The Subaru entered a clockwise spin towards impossibility. issue proposal, with nothing for what the city could get for the roads might not exceed volvement in our program.” “Susan Norris is the judge of the Sculpture on Main exhibit,” the westbound barrow ditch. Lengthy pre-application encouragement received in said $3 million. years, where proposed CASA for the Highland Lakes Area still serves the same Carolyn Bates of the board of10directors of thethe event sponThe driver of the Volvo (truck),but seeing the crash, tried to take consults with rep-crashreturn. project was Creative proposedArts (HLCA)Pickle Highland Lakes . “She...issee thePage official 8A area of Blanco, Burnet, Llano, Lampasas and San Saba counevasive actions aandUSDA avoid the of the two vehicles in front of sor, The ties, but their services are reaching more abused and neglected him...(but) was unable to avoid the Focus and hit the passenger sculptor of Boy Scouts of America.” Marta Stafford Fine Art is the local representative of the New children than ever before. side. The impact caused the Ford to flip onto its passenger side. “Today, more children in our service area need CASA adEastbound traffic was diverted to Burnet County Road 413, Mexico artist. Norris will determine the winners of Best in Show as the Department of Public Safety and law enforcement and and Commendation. A committee of Highland Lakes Creative vocates because abused and neglected children are coming to emergency services, along with AirEvac, responded under omi- Arts board members and supporters will select the People’s the attention of Child Protective Services at rates higher than in years prior,” said Harris. Fry ... see Page 8A Collision ... see Page 8A Choice winner.

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“The Lion King, Jr.� comes to Marble Falls


Students in the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls Worship Ministry rehearse a production of Disney's 'The Lion King, Jr.,' to be performed April 27 and 29.

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Williams, Veasey encourage pet adoption Congressmen Roger Williams (R–Austin) and Marc Veasey (D–Fort Worth) have introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 11 as “National Pet Adoption Day� and the month of April as “National Pet Adoption Month� to encourage pet adoption from local animal shelters and rescues. “As a lifelong pet owner and animal lover, I am calling on President Trump to issue a proclamation calling upon the American people to observe the importance of animal adoption,� said Williams. “I want to thank my friend, Congressman Veasey, for joining me in this effort to encourage families to bring these animals under their roofs.� Each year, approximately 8 million animals enter animal shelters in the United States. “I know firsthand the amount of joy and companionship animals bring to our lives,�

by the rich tribal chants and rhythms that fill the air. If you are really lucky, you might even be able to witness a wildebeest stampede. All of this excitement comes courtesy of the new endeavor of the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls Worship Ministry. In January, Worship Pastor Dorey Stubblefield announced that the church had felt led over the past several years to start a creative arts school as a branch of the worship ministry “to help teach and foster a love of the arts in a Christ-centered environment.� The first official production of the new venture will be Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.� When asked why “The Lion King, Jr.� was chosen for the first production, especially given the difficulty of students having to learn five different African languages, Stubblefield responded, “Lion King is such a great story of a

father’s sacrificial love for his child, which is exactly what we see in the Bible when Jesus willingly sacrifices Himself for the world.� Auditions were held in late January, and the cast, which includes students from local public and private schools, as well as homeschoolers, has been hard at work ever since. The directors have been pleased with how quickly the production has come together. “It is no small task putting on “The Lion King, Jr.,� but these dedicated students continue to amaze us,� said Meaghen Chandler, who serves as one of the production’s directors. “Week in and week out, they come diligently prepared and practice well. It’s impressive to watch them become the majestic animals of the pride lands and the singing grass of the grasslands.� Both Chandler and Stubblefield emphasize the fact that though much of

the rehearsal time is spent practicing lines, songs, and choreography, they strive to teach the importance of teamwork in all they do. They remind the students on a regular basis that some may have speaking parts or extra character parts, but the most important thing is for everyone to work together as a cohesive ensemble. “It is a blessing to work with these students and their families as we use our Godgiven talents together in creating something beautiful,� commented Chandler. “Directors and actors alike look forward to inviting the community to a fantastic production.� Performances are scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Marble Falls. Ticket information will be released closer to the performance dates.


At the Feb. 7 meeting of the Highland Lakes Retired Teachers Association (HLRTA), Audra Hughes, PhD, of Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy is welcomed by member Diana Collins. Hughes spoked to the group, focusing on the importance of strength, flexbility and balance in preventing falls common to the older population. Physical therapy is one road to reducing those risk factors as well as recovering from a fall, Hughes said.


Congressmen Roger Williams (R–Austin) and Marc Veasey (D– Fort Worth) pose with their pets as they introduce a bipartisan resolution to create “National Pet Adoption Day.�

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Phoenix Center benefit brings amazing enthusiasm for mission 'RURWK\ &URFNHWW +RUVHVKRH%D\ +DSSHQLQJV

A view of some of the guests that attended the Phoenix Center’s 10th Anniversary Gala last Saturday at Horseshoe Bay’s Quail Point Lodge. The Phoenix Center Executive Director Sarah Garrett at the 10th anniversary gala at Quail Point with her therapy dog Mabel.

L to R Denise Rives, Star Republican Women’s Club Program Chairman, Theresa Kosmoski, Texas Federation of Republican Women President, and Gennie Ward, Star Republican Women’s Club President at the  monthly luncheon meeting at Quail Point.

Barbara Schrader and her son, Ryan at the Phoenix Center Gala held at Quail Point last Saturday evening.

The current mission of the Phoenix Center is to “design a complex facility that can become a home away from home” that is suitable for kids, parents and facilitators. The purpose is to provide a place where that will encourage growth inside and out and with easy access to each facility while creating a peaceful, secluded and calm. The design is complete, the land

Will Howard and Bob Peterson bar tenders for opening night of the “Rabbit Hole” play at the Hill Country Community Theater.

Jim and Mimi Blackmon with Ron Mitchell (center) at the 10th Anniversary Phoenix Center Fund Raiser held at the Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay last Saturday evening.

has been purchased and now to get started on construction. The event last Saturday evening was designed to bring in the capital that is needed to move forward. It was a very successful event and a great evening. We were all amazed at the tremendous enthusiasm that heightened the results of the evening. The fact that this whole endeavor is only 10 years old is amazing and what the creator of all this, Sarah Garrett, has accomplished in this short time is almost impossible to believe! Congratulations to her, her helpful husband, Judge Allan Garrett and to all the folks that have believed in the whole plan from the start and intend to hang in there to completion. Last Saturday evening was wonderful with great food, beautiful music and amazing response to the need for the gifts to get started with construction. Republican Women The Star Republican Women hosted the President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women for lunch and as guest speaker last Tuesday. Theresa Kosmoski is a long-time political activist and former elected official from Houston. She was entertaining and informative and brought us up to speed on things happening at the State office In Austin as well as in her home club in Houston. She also told us about many upcoming events state wide that our group may want to participate in. For more than 20 years she has been actively involved in local, state, and national

civic organizations with a particular emphasis on child advocacy and community improvement. She proved to be well informed in all aspects of Republican affairs and was very interesting. There were many questions about things going on at the state level involving various awards the clubs are eligible for. She had all the answers for all our questions. She was very informative and a great choice for a speaker. If you are interested in joining the Star Republican Women, join us on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and an interesting program. Marble Falls Library The Marble Falls Library hosted author Kelly Bennett Seiler at the Marble Falls Library last Friday. We enjoyed hearing about her latest novel “The Plan” as well as her discussion on how to get a book published if you are an author. She was very interesting and left us all wanting to read her latest novel. The Marble Falls Library brings an author to Marble Falls about once a month and it is always an interesting event. If you are interested, you must sign up at the library. It is free but they need a head count for lunch. Theater This is the last weekend to enjoy the play, “Rabbit Hole,” at the Hill Country Community Theater. It is a great show.

THANK YOU Benefiting CASA for the Highland Lakes

Sponsors! We raised over

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Sheriff's Posse Sponsors Stetson Sponsors

First State Bank Central Texas • Blairs Western Wear KBEY/Picayune • Paceline Collision Center

Branding Iron Sponsors

Wayne and Dottie Anderson • DIJ Construction Inc. The Highlander Newspaper • Ken McDaniel, Edward Jones of Lampasas

Horseshoe Sponsors

Benchmark Business Solutions • Ben E. Keith • Don and Anita Cruver Grand Bank of Texas • Highland Furniture • Hidden Falls Adventure Park Jordan Gristy, Edward Jones of Horseshoe Bay Kathy King Kasparek • Lake Country Dental Miiller's Meats, Llano • Shane Stewart, State Farm Insurance Security State Bank and Mortgage • Cactus Companies Construction

Spurs Sponsors

ACDI • Glynn and Doris Allen • Blanco A/C and Electrical • Collision Express Cooper's BBQ • Corner Drug - Llano, Kingsland, Burnet • Jim and Janci Covington First State Bank, Burnet • Hamilton Valley Management • Horseshoe Bay Vet Clinic Ken's Heating and Air • Lewis Contractors • Maynard Construction Services RBank, Bertram • Poole Eye Assoc. • Prosperity Bank, Liberty Hill • Salem's Jewelry Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and Clinics • Steve and Shonnie Stapp Jeff and Pam St. Clair • Union State Bank • Vana and Vana Law Firm Wayne's Heating and Air • Mary Kelly Green, MD, PLLC

We'd also like to thank the countless volunteers and businesses that donated their time and money.

For more information about Sponsorships, Silent/Live Auction donations or to purchase tickets please contact the school office at 830-693-3930 or go to www.FBCSMF.ORG/BENEFIT


Please call the FBCS school office at (830)693-3930 for more details. Thank you to our Sponsors: Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Hardman, Texcan Pecan Co.

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Poker enhances critical thinking, mathematics Sitting there at the table with a J♣ and 3♣ in the big blind, I knew I would be lucky to see a flop with such poor cards. But as the other players either folded or simply called in turn, I checked my option and waited to see the cards come out onto the green felt. When the dealer turned them over, I kept my face a mask of stone solemnity. I couldn’t have asked for a better three cards to come out. 3♠-3♦2♣. I had just flopped a set of threes and unless someone had a pocket pair of twos, I was finally going to get a chance to add to my dwindling chip stack. The small blind then did me a favor by making the first raise. I looked over at her chips and saw that even though I didn’t have much myself, I had her covered as I did at least one other player. I sensed she had a pocket pair that was better than anything on the board and I also didn’t get the feeling of being behind the other person, so I decided to scare off any other chips and go for the kill and pushed all-in. I got calls from the other two short stacks as other players wisely backed off and folded. By the time we turned over our pocket cards and saw the board go down to the river, I had collected my first two bounty chips for knocking out the other two players and had nearly tripled my chip stack. And that set the stage for a thrilling comeback Wednesday night as I would go on to win the weekly Tex-

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Lew Cohn Managing Editor as hold’em poker tournament at the Trailblazer Grille, beating the owner of the establishment, Trace Catlin, in a very thrilling finals head to head match at the end that saw my cards hold up a couple of times as I faced possible elimination. How had I staved off defeat and come back to claim the win? While some of it was most definitely attributable to luck, the majority came down to critical thinking skills and mathematics. Simply put, I could determine from how my opponents were playing what cards they were most likely holding and I knew my odds of winning and how many combinations of cards could either beat me or help me. Poker is a game of math as much as anything else, even if someone else at the table turns out to be fast and loose with his or her chips and tries to aggressively bully the other players into giving up their money easily. By knowing the percentages and the implied and pot odds of a particular hand holding up, you can determine when best to fold and when best to

raise or simply check or call. I was fortunate enough to have a friend lend me his copy of Phil Gordon’s “Little Green Book” almost 10 years ago and it helped me improve my game. At the time, I was relatively new to Texas hold’em. My father (whose 94th birthday would have been today) taught me how to play five-card stud, five-card draw and seven-card stud poker when I was young and I used to watch him play in weekly games whenever they were held at our house. I learned the basics but I didn’t know the mathematics behind when to bet and what to bet. After reading this book, I knew more about the type of player I am (tight-aggressive) and the math behind making my cards work for me and how to get the most chips out of my opponent. It definitely made me a better player than I had been, for sure, as did putting those skills to use in both weekly cash games and some tournaments. I won the very first Texas hold’em tournament I ever played in and I have done a fair share of winning hands and losing hands since. The most important thing I learned was simple, really, and had to do with the percentage of improving one’s hand. After the flop, take the number of cards you have that can improve your hand and multiply them by four, which is called the rule of four. If you have a suited A♥-10♥ and the flop comes out 3♥-K♠-Q♥, then you have four cards to the flush and, without knowing the cards your

opponents have, you know there are 12 cards which can help you improve to either a flush or straight (the nine remaining hearts in the deck plus the other three jacks in the deck). This calculates to about a 48 percent chance of improving your hand, which is nearly 50-50. If I can place my opponent on a hand that is gives him or her a pair of kings or queens after that flop, my number of “outs” becomes 15 because I can add the other three aces to my outs. If an opponent checks or makes a small raise, I know I am at around 60 percent to make my hand because I can probably place him or her on a pair of kings or pair of queens. Even if he has a K-3 or Q-3, I am at almost 50-50 that I can come back and beat him or her. So I know I am getting good odds to call a raise or I might even fire back with a raise of my own to weed out other opponents who may be trying to draw out a hand. After the turn card, then the rule of two applies. This is where the old adage “you got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them” comes into play. My percentage for hitting my outs cuts in half, but it does the same for my opponent. If the turn card gives me a 7♥, then I have hit my flush and my opponent is dead if all he or she has is a pair. If my opponent has two pair, then I still have a greater than 90 percent chance of holding on for the win, because my opponent has just four outs (the remaining cards that would give him or her a full house, or

“boat” on the river). Four times two is eight, so they have only an eight percent chance of beating me. If my opponent has a pocket pair of kings or queens or threes, I still have a 80 percent chance of winning as my opponent may have 10 outs, but only a 20 percent chance of getting a card on the river that will beat me. If I didn’t hit the turn card, the math can work against me. If it give me a 7♠, then my percentage of beating my opponent drops to 30 percent against just a pair of kings or queens and 22 percent against two pair. A small raise by my opponent and I will probably stay in the hand because the return on investment I am getting is worth it. A large raise by my opponent makes me reconsider getting out and saving myself chips to fight another hand later. I honestly believe poker would be an excellent tool for teaching our students in school and helping them learn about risk versus reward, math, odds, critical thinking, strategy and other valuable skills. Gambling is a part of the game, but a lot of things in life are calculated gambles we must take as individuals and, in the control of the classroom, students can be taught how to best use their judgement and learn the dangers of gambling addiction as well. Like welding tools in CTE classes, poker is a tool that can be used responsibly or irresponsibly and if we teach students the proper respect for those tools, they can use them to excel later in life.

It’s time to prune peach trees, but wear protection! The main idea of pruning peach trees is to remove the old, gray-colored, slow growing shoots, which are non-fruit bearing. We want to keep the one-year-old, 18-24 inch (length) red-colored bearing shoots. Removing up to 40 percent of the tree annually stimulates new growth each spring. The second objective of pruning is to lower the fruiting zone to a height that is comfortable to harvest the fruit. The third objective is to open the center of the tree- this increases air circulation, reduces disease pressure and allows sunlight to accelerate fruit color and sweetness. Tools needed for the job are loppers, hand saws, hand clippers, a rake for the pruned limbs, good gloves, head and face protection, ladder, something to sharpen your tools, and lots of drinking water. It helps if you have someone there to encourage you. Be sure to pace yourself. First remove all the dead limbs, rootstock suckers and water spouts in the lower three feet. Next remove all shoots above the 7-foot mark other than the red colored 18-24-inch fruiting shoots. (Although the limb is 7-feet in the air, remember when

Dear editor, The Letter to the Editor that quotes Theodore Roosevelt reminded me that I also have a favorite quote from our Rough Riding President: “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else ... But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing

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Bill & Martelle Luedecke it is harvest time these limbs will be heavily laden with fruit and will bend down to a comfortable harvest height.) then remove all shoots, which grow towards the middle of the tree. Picture an upside-down umbrella- that is what you want the finished product to look like. Sunlight will be able to touch all sides of your ripening peach. Finally, remove all the old, gray wood in the 3-7-foot fruit production zone. Things to remember: always wear protective clothing, eyewear, gloves, and a hat that covers your ears. Sometimes, those limbs can really slap you hard. Pruning paint is not necessary. Go by your favorite nursery and let them give you a demonstration and

other helpful hints. Perhaps pick up a bare root tree to add to your garden. Backbone Valley Nursery has an excellent instructional video online for “how to plant bare root trees.” Potato planting A potato angel, Sammy Jones told us (told Dad, and then Dad told daughter) how to plant potatoes years ago, and we would like to share with you. Sammy said that when you cut large potatoes into smaller pieces, there must always be at least one eye (the place where the potato begins to grow) present in each piece. Then cover the cut piece of potato in ashes from the fireplace or campfire (or use powdered sulfur, either will work.) The idea is to sear or seal the part of the potato that you have cut that remains wet from the juice of the potato. This action will keep the piece of potato from rotting when buried. As you know, the potato part that you plant is the food source to produce all those great potatoes. When small potatoes (the size of a tennis ball or half your fist) are available, plant them whole for plenty of food source. Plant your potatoes 4 to 6 inches deep and 12 to 14 inches apart. Once you

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but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 1919 Sincerely,

Mrs. Elizabeth Walters Burnet Dear editor, Congressman Williams: I see you are not planning any Town Hall meetings during your break. Why not? Are you afraid of what your constituents have to say? Why are you hiding? A few years back, members of your party packed Town Hall meetings and disrupted the meetings.

‘Dear Sir or Madam...’ Contact information for elected leaders

Do you have something important that you would like to share with your elected leaders? If s o, we encourage you to contact them, whether they are office at City Hall or in Washington, D.C. Texas U.S. Senate: • Sen. John Cornyn 517 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Main #: 202-224-2934 • Sen. Ted Cruz 404 Russell Washington, DC 20510 Phone #: 202-224-5922 Texas U.S. Representatives: • Cong. Roger Williams – 25th District 1323 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone #: 202-225-9896 • Cong. K. Michael Conaway – 11th District 2430 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone #: 202-225-3605

are ready to plant, here is another planting tip. This tip comes from Josh Hudgins in Burnet. Instead of piling compost or soil around the plants as they grow, he places a 5-gallon plastic bucket with the bottom cut out over the plant as it emerges. He continues to place compost, etc. in the bucket on the plant as it grows. When it is time to harvest he simply pulls the bucket up and all the potatoes fall out. He harvests only a few plants at a time and does not disturb the other plants. By gardening this way, the compost is already on the ground and ready for next year’s crop. Josh, that idea is brilliant!! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.  Keep your souls and soles in your garden! Remember the True Master  Gardener: Jesus said, “I am the vine; my Father is the Gardener.” John 15:1 Have questions or comments? Contact Bill at The Luedecke Group Realtors (512) 577-1463 or email Or contact Martelle Luedecke (512) 7693179 at luedeckephotography@

Why? Because they were unhappy with their leaders. Since you and your party haven’t done anything about health insurance, immigration, Russia, women’s rights, or all of our rights, we have to think you are afraid of the president or you are afraid of us. If I wasn’t doing my job, I would be afraid of the boss too. DO YOUR JOB! Bennie L. Haynes Lake Buchanan

Texas Senate: • Sen. Kirk Watson – District 14 • Sen. Dawn Buckingham – District 24 P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station Austin, TX 78711 Phone #: 512-463-0114

Burnet County: • Judge James Oakley • Commissioner (Precinct 1) Jim Luther Jr. • Commissioner (Precinct 2) Russell Graeter • Commissioner (Precinct 3) Billy Wall • Commissioner (Precinct 4) Joe Don Dockery

Texas State Representatives: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 • Rep. Terry Wilson – District 20 Capitol Office: EXT E2.702 Phone #: 512-463-0309

Burnet County 220 South Pierce Street Burnet, TX 78611 Phone #: 512-756-5420

• Rep. Paul D. Workman – District 47 Capitol Office: EXT E2.902 Phone #: 512-463-0652 • Rep. Andrew S. Murr – District 53 Capitol Office: EXT E1.412 Phone #: 512-463-0536 Texas Board of Education: • Ken Mercer – District 5 P.O. Box 781301 San Antonio, TX 78278-1301 Phone #: 512-463-9007 • Tom Maynard – District 10 P.O. Box 2885 Georgetown, TX 78627 Phone #: 512-763-2801

City of Marble Falls: • Mayor John Packer (2015-first term) • Council (Place 1) – Craig Magerkuth (2016-1st term) • Council (Place 2) – Jane Marie Hurst (2011-3rd term) • Council (Place 3) – Reed Norman (2012-3rd term) • Council (Place 4) – Rachel Austin-Cook (20151st term) • Council (Place 5) – Richard Westerman (2016 - 1st term) • Council (Place 6) – Ryan Nash (2011-3rd term) Marble Falls City Council 800 3rd Street Marble Falls, TX 78654 Phone #: 830-693-3615

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Friday, February 24, 2017


Geneva Easter Merkel Hahn April 5, 1931 - February 14, 2017

Geneva Easter Merkel Hahn, 85, of the Oatmeal Community, passed away Tuesday Feb. 14, in Conroe. Geneva was born on April 5, 1931, in Valley Springs, to Jake and Ethel Wisdom Cox Merkel. Geneva married her beloved Jack B. Hahn on Feb. 8, 1958, in Burnet. She was preceded in death by her husband; Jack, her parents and her grandson, Robert Hayes. She graduated from Llano High School and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Burnet. Geneva was an Endowed Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Burnet Chapter 425, a charter member of the Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Children of the Republic of Texas awarded her Grandmother of the Year. She was an active member of the Burnet County Republican Women’s Club. She was involved with the Marble Falls Senior Center and enjoyed spending time with her special Hill Country friends. She was a member of Heart of Texas Music Association of Brady and she enjoyed traveling and listening to the music.

She was a wonderful wife, Mother, Granny, and Great-Granny. She lived life to the fullest. All who loved her knew that she enjoyed dancing. Geneva is survived by her six children and their spouses; James and Wanda Roberts of Little Elm, Theresa Roberts of Bryan, Gina and Steve Kovar of Cypress, Tina and David Keener of Sweeny, Leesa and Mike Crowl of Conroe and Anson and Cheryl Hahn of Burnet; 16 grandchildren and their spouses, Toby Roberts, Jody and Amber Roberts, April Holcomb, Crystal and Rob Elolf, Autumn Holcomb, Cortney and Matt Chastain, Joe Wade Holcomb, Stephen and Caley Kovar, Grant Keener, Jaclyn Crowl, Blake and Monica Keener, Kevin Crowl, Elizabeth Hahn, Heather Roberts, James Roberts Alexandra Hahn; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine Christopher, of Granite Shoals, and by many loving family members and friends. Pallbearers will be her sonsin-law and grandsons. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Feb.18, at First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Dr., Burnet. Visitation began at 10 a.m. with the memorial immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church of Burnet, Shriners Hospitals for Children of Galveston, or the charity of your choice.

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Mah Jongg players say ‘every little bit’ helps in fundraising

Contributed/Kay Herring

Sarah Garrett, center, founder and executive director of the Phoenix Center, stops by the Tuesday Afternoon Mah Jongg Group on Valentine’s Day to thank the women for their donation to the center. Pictured, from left, are Highland Lakes residents Diane Danner; Cynthia Russell; Garrett; Davetta Burns, with Phoenix Center information, and Barbara Hoffman, hostess of the gathering.

Money from “wall games” – the term in Mah Jongg when none at a table wins a hand – is being designated for non-profit donations by the Tuesday Afternoon Mah Jongg Group on the theory that “every little bit helps.” In February, the $100 donation – a compilation of a quarter paid per person, per wall game over several months – went to Phoenix Center.

During the span of some three years, the group has also made donations to The Helping Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, Bluebonnet Chorale, Family Crisis Center, Highland Lakes SPCA and the Marble Falls Library. “We each suggest a nonprofit that has a special meaning for us, and by about the end of four months of saving our “wall money,” we

have enough to make a nice donation, “said Kay Herring, an original member of the Tuesday MJ group. “There are several Mah Jongg organizations that sponsor big tournaments and donate thousands of dollars to important causes here in the Highland Lakes,” continued Cynthia Russell, another original member of the Tuesday group. “Definitely,

we appreciate and participate in those efforts, too. But this is just our little way of ‘giving back’ more, and we hope we inspire others who play Mah Jongg or other games to consider something similar. Every little bit helps.” For more information about Phoenix Center, visit www. or Facebook at Phoenix Center / Camp Phoenix.

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Vegas is coming to Buchanan Dam March 4 Las Vegas Night is coming again March 4 from the Lake Buchanan/Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Hill Country Hall, 15675 Texas 29 in Buchanan Dam and the chamber says sponsorships still are available. The grand drawing prize will be a Dell laptop computer and participants can take park in a silent auction for cash or a live auction that will begin at 9 p.m. using chips from winnings for the bids. Texas Hold ‘em, Black Jack and Craps are the games offered while guests enjoy

Spyke’s barbecue for $12. Iced tea is free and soft drinks are $1. It is BYOB for something stronger. Entry is free; $20 buys $2,000 in chips and just wearing boots and a hat gets visitors $100 extra in chips. Each $20 buy in comes with a grand prize ticket. Sponsorships include: Gold Sponsor, $150; Table Sponsor, including six reserved seats and meal tickets, $200, and Floor Sponsor, $50. For more information about the annual fun, fundraiser, contact the chamber at 512-793-2803.

Highland Haven rummage sale The annual Highland Haven Ladies Club Rummage Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, March 3-4. The hours will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.noon on Saturday. Baked goods, in addition to the community-wide collection of gently used sale finds, will be included. For more information, contact Pat Koehn at 512-

244-7874 or Vikki Warren at 512-431-3656.


Burnet County Republican Women’s new president Cindi Fry welcomes Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Legislative Vice President Michele Samuelson to Burnet County. Samuelson gave a brief update of bills already presented by our new 85th Legislature. Samuelson also holds the position as legislative assistant to Texas House 20 Representative Terry Wilson. Pictured from leftare Michele Samuelson, Mary Jane Avery, Cindi Fry, Joyce Smith and Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead. Back row is Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil.

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More Than 140 Gather at St. Paul’s for Mardi Gras Celebration

St. Paul’s parishioners Josie and Pat Quinlan enjoyed dancing to the music of area band Corporal Punishment.

Highland Lakes area residents Carolyn Richmond, Pat Bentley, Diane Whitely, and Judy Salvaggio got in the spirit with their Mardi Gras masks.

from throughout the Highland Lakes gathered for a Mardi Gras celebration in anticipation of the upcoming Lenten season. The six-week Lenten penitential season begins with Ash Wednesday, March 1, this year and runs through Good Friday, April 14.   Attendees danced to the music of area band Corporal Punishment and enjoyed a menu that featured salads and appetizers along with such seasonal favorites as shrimp gumbo, bread pudding and king’s cake. In addition, a silent auction raised more than $5,000.  Proceeds will be used toward retiring the debt on the parish’s family life facility, which was opened in 2013. The party was sponsored by WWICS (Women Working in Communion and Spirit), the parish women’s organization. Co-chairs were Marion Gardner, Kathy Heeren, and Denise Goral.

Mardi Gras Party Co-chairs, (left to right) Marion Gardner, Kathy Heeren and Denise Goral.

Colorful decorations and even more colorful costumes filled

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Center Saturday night as more than 140 parishioners and guests

Texas ‘tastes’ topic of library program March 10

include food, wine, and travel. Learn more about Jessica and her books at www.jessicadupuy. com. “United Tastes of Texas” will be available for purchase at the program and for checkout in the library. The program is free, but donations are welcome. Reservations are required for the limited seating. Make your reservation in person at the library or by calling 830-693-3023. For information on upcoming programs, visit the events page at

The new book explores the Texas cuisine through its history and unique regions. Dupuy has written for publications including “National Geographic Traveler,” “Texas Monthly,” and “Texas Highways.” She has also written three other cook books, “Uchi: The Cookbook,” “The Saltlick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love,” and the “Jack Allen’s Cookbook.” She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her favorite writing topics


Freelance writer and author Jessica Dupuy will share her latest book, “United Tastes of Texas,” at the Lunch at the

Library program Friday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street.



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General estimates of how much you could get back In an average residential market, several kinds of projects can recoup more than 80% of the investment for the cost of the job, notes Remodeling Magazine’s “2014 Cost vs. Value Report.” The report details more than two dozen typical renovations in the midrange or upscale category, from replacing doors or windows to adding rooms. For example, if you install upscale fiber-cement siding to your house, expect to recoup up to 87% of the cost of the job, notes the report. You can search the report for trends over time, for regions, or even city-specific data.

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Small changes, big results “In every market, sprucing up your front door has surprisingly good results,” notes March. Put in a new steel door and you can expect to recover 96% of the cost of the investment, according to Remodeling Magazine’s report. “Add in a refresh on your outdoor lighting, doormat, and colorful landscaping, and you can really change how your home is perceived from the street,” she adds.

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Friday, February 24, 2017



Spicewood VFD very active in community

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A lot has been going on in our fair little community. With the weather the way it is, and the bluebonnets coming up, you would think it was spring! Mother Nature supplied the rain this week that ensures our wildflowers will be spectacular. That is one of the wonderful advantages of living in a small community. We don’t replace a lot of our grass


A control burn starts to move as the wind picks up.

6SLFHZRRG 1HZV with concrete, at least not yet. I know the day is coming, but for now, Spicewood is definitely a little bit of Heaven. Unlike some of my neighbors who look to their fruit trees for guidance, I only trust the mesquites to tell me when spring is sprung. Those little buds haven’t begun peeking out, so before I plant my garden, I’ll wait on them! The Spicewood Community Center has been active with various events. One of the annual activities there is the Wild Game Chili dinner. When good folks spend their time hunting in the nether regions of the USA, and donate their prizes, the Community Center blooms forth with so many different chilis that it’s hard to make a decision. Axis deer always seems to be the most popular choice, but others fall close behind. The fact that it beats out regular beef always shocks me, but then I guess people wouldn’t come to a Wild Game Chili dinner to choose beef. Heck, you can get that

anywhere. There were seven choices of chili types this year, and they were all really good. Well, I assume they were. I’m still a little squirmy when it comes to food. I was forced to taste the audat chili, and I have to admit it wasn’t bad, but that was as far as I could go. I remember elk, white tail, black buck, and rabbit. I was really surprised when the rabbit was all gone by the end of the evening. I just knew most folks were like me and couldn’t stand to think about consuming poor little Peter

Gary Wall is presented his 25-year service award by Patsy Lester.

Cottontail. I was so wrong! Thanks go to all the board members for their hard work getting this feed together, especially Dwayne Schuessler and his team for preparing all the different chilis. Now it’s time to move on to the next

function. The Spicewood Fire Department, EMS and the Ladies Auxiliary have been busy this year. Donna Wall and Gary Wall were awarded twenty-five year service plaques, and Connie Heller was awarded Support Person of the Year. Gary is both a firefighter and an emergency services tech. Connie serves as an auxiliary member, and is always available when needed. Gary and Donna are a married couple who have volunteered since the inception of their marriage. Their daughter, Deborah Levlon, gave a heartfelt speech about growing up in a Spicewood volunteer family, and how much she respects her parents for their work. During this time, the auxiliary lost one of its long-time members, Fran Laxson. Fran gave countless hours to help make Spicewood a safer place for residents and firefighters. In other action, new officers were elected. New 2017 officers are Patsy Lester, EMS Director, Billy Ludwig as Assistant Fire Chief, Jamie Ludwig as Assistant EMS Director, Bart Steele as Training Officer, Dennis Levlon as president of the board, Butch Baty as first vice president, Donna Wall as Treasurer and secretary, Scott Hannusch as Fire Chief, and Logan McLemore as second

“Voluntary annexations do not count against the total annexation the city is allowed,” said Assistant City Manager Caleb Kraenzel. The council approved two cooperative agreements to benefit the city. The first was an interlocal agreement that has been negotiated for some time with the City of Meadowlakes. Through the terms of the agreement, Meadowlakes will pay for the materials for 3,600 feet of eight-inch pipeline at a cost of about $40,000. It will carry treated wastewater for Meadowlakes golf course irrigation that Marble Falls will sell to them at the contract rate, the equivalent of about 44 cents per thousand gallons of water. “The contract is for 10 years,” said Meadowlakes Mayor Mary Ann Raesener. “We pay for the materials, but we don’t pay for water until use is about equal to the cost of materials.”. The two benefits are a reduction on the fresh water drawn from Lake Marble Falls, a profitable use of treated wastewater from Marble Falls and infrastructure the city can call on in the future. “We are going to file a joint application for an LCRA grant which could go towards the project,” said City Engineer Eric Belaj. “We hope to have this done by next fall, but a grant would help us hire a contractor and make it go much faster. The second agreement, by way of a memorandum of agreement with the Marble Falls Independent School District, will allow for expansion of soccer, baseball, and softball fields currently known as the Rotary Fields. The relationship between the city and

vice president. In partnership with other fire departments, Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department just completed a seven-hundred acre controlled burn. Since this is farm and cattle country, most people who own large segments of land burn their fields to prepare the land for new crops. This was the largest controlled burn the department had attempted, and the work was hugely successful. Marble Falls, Blanco, and Round Mountain assisted with the burn. Volunteers worked for two days to complete the burn. The auxiliary provided breakfast and lunch for the volunteers.

Donna Wall receives her 25-year service award from Patsy Lester.

According to Connie Heller, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, new members are always needed for assisting the firefighters and helping with and staging fundraisers. The work is sometimes challenging and always fun.

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the district concerning land adjacent to the MFISD Administration Building, 1800 Colt Circle, had never been formalized. The city will continue to provide routine maintenance there and, now, the city can elect to assist with improvements Marble Falls Youth Baseball/Softball Association (MFYBSA) and Granite Country Youth Soccer Association (GCYSA). “This springs from things the district has been doing with Granite Shoals,” said City Manager Mike Hodge. “Granite Shoals is building new fields. In this instance we already have the Rotary Fields.” Dedrick Thompson was appointed to place 7 on the Parks & Recreation Commission. He will fill the seat of Dave Rhodes, whose filing for a seat on the city council requires his resignation for the commission. “My wife and I have four children, one who is autistic,” said Thompson. “We do tours of playgrounds in the area on Saturdays and one park we go to has a lot of sensory-based tools for handicapped kids. “We are growing (in Marble Falls) and we are going to have more families with special needs. I would like to see playgrounds, play places and even programs they can enjoy.”

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from both law enforcement and systems programming, have filed. Highland Haven “We have four candidates for a two-year term,” reported new Highland Haven City Secretary Jeannie Gruetzner. They are incumbents Lonnie C. Ball and Bill Passmore and new candidates Marvin Filla and Alvin Kahanek. Incumbent Don Hagans is unopposed for the one-year term that was up for election. Cottonwood Shores

Although no race developed in Cottonwood Shores, citizens will have on the ballot the option to continue collecting sales tax for the repair and maintenance of roads. If voters re-approve, as they must periodically, the city will continue to collect one quarter of one percent of sales for that purpose. Since it was instituted in 2005, the portion of city sales tax dedicated to streets has brought in $26,857.43. Mayor Donald Orr, retired from engineering sales and general management in Austin’s technology community, filed for re-election. Stephen Sherry had filed for Place 4 on

the city council and Brigitte Thomas, appointed Jan. 19 to the unexpired term of Marley Porter in Place 2, filed to continue in that position. MFISD For the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees, Place 3 incumbent Lee Ann Johnson, board secretary and a professional association director, filed for re-election. Larry Allen Berkman filed for Place 4, which Mike Savage will be leaving. Incumbent Kevin Kyle Virdell, a local bank branch president, filed for re-election to Place 7.


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project called for a 20-year life expectance, funded with 20year bonds. Allen said the city would have the option of proceeding with their application for the limited USDA grant funding. “Why would we take out a 40-year loan for roads with a 10-year life,” asked Council Member Todd Holland. Allen talked in detail about the various ways and terms for which bonds might be issued and the rising interest environment; none of it to fully fund the original proposed project. He confirmed a point about use of the money that was brought forward by Mayor Pro Tem Shirley King, “By the language on the ballot, the $3 million would have to be spent on all three streets somehow.” When the council voted in August to put the bond question on the November ballot the vote carried with Holland and Hisey and fellow council members Mark Morren and Eric Tanner out voting Mayor Carl Brugger, Mayor Pro Tem Shirley King and Council Member Tom Dillard. Thier rationale was not to spend more money on study and engineering plans when citizens

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had not even endorsed spending. Brugger, King and Dillard followed the reasoning of City Manager Ken Nickel that waiting would tell whether the grant could be won. The one point on which the council could emhatically agree Monday night was that strong letters of complaint would be going out to the USDA and anyone else who will listen to what they consider agregious behavior. Council indignation was especially fired when they learned they were at least the third city to be mislead by USDA staff who “misspoke” when representing how much funding was available. “I think the USDA misled us,” said Brugger. “The date to file for the May election has passed. If we want to put this back on the ballot it will be November at least before we can apply.” Three citizens had come to the mourful proceedings. Katie Logan, a former member of the Street and Water Advisory Group, said she wouldn’t have voted for the bond issue if she’d thought all of her own street wouldn’t not have been addressed and she thought many other citizens would feel the same. Martin Jakubowsky couched a ‘do over’ vote on

city-wide ballot as a “moral” imperative. “We do need these roads fixed,’ he said. “And I don’t mind a small tax increase for that. But, if you don’t inform voters, it coult hurt future bond issues.” Michael Steenbergen, the candidate opposing Brugger for Mayor in the May election, faulted Brugger and Nickel for the pickle the city now faces. “The mayor shows us all the letters there were five opportunities to ask the question: ‘How much is available.’ I fault the city manager and the mayor. He was even more aggressive in accusations about council and staff motivtions, but Dillard drew the line, as he has in past confrontations with Steenbergen in council meetings, and language he called “insulting.” “No one on the council went to voters with deception in their hearts or in their minds,” he said. “Whatever we can do to fix this mistake, we’re going to get thejob done to the best of our ability,” added Morren. After talking about a multitude of floodplain and rightof-way problems that equal expense along Prairie Creek Road and road base challenges on Phillips Ranch Road the council turned back to Halely. Brugger noted that Aug. 22 would be the deadline for a November ballot application and asked him to work with Nickel on a contract for plans the council could take to the voters.

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Greg Haley, P.E. of K.C. Engineering, left, and city financial adviser Chris Allen of First Southwest, right, attend a special meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council to add to the conversation about a failed grant opportunity for street rennovation.

Spicewood community mourns loss of three residents in plane crash From published reports

Spicewood residents are mourning the loss of three of their own after a light plane crashed into a shopping mall Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia. Neighbors Greg Reynolds DeHaven, Russell Munsch and John Washburn were all killed in the crash, which also claimed the lives of a fourth victim from Austin, Glenn Garland, and the pilot, Max Quartermain, an Australian national who owned the plane charter company. The quartet had chartered the plane for a golfing vacation to King Island, 160 miles south of Melbourne.The plane had taken off from the airport at Essendon, the second-largest airport in Melbourne, and crashed into the Direct Fac-

tory Outlet mall adjacent to the airport just 45 minutes before the mall was supposed to open. According to reports, the pilot put in a “mayday” call and reported “catastrophic engine failure” just before the twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air collided with a storage area at the rear of the mall. Munsch was the founding partner of the law firm Munsch Hardt in Austin but had retired. DeHaven was a former FBI agent who had joined the PGA Senior Golf tour. Washburn was a CPA and former president of the Barton Creek Lakeside Board of Directors. Glenn Garland was formerly the CEO of Austin energy firm CLEAResult. The crash is still under investigation.

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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd, left, listens as U.S. Rep. Roger Williams answers a question from a law enforcement officer during a meeting Wednesday at the sheriff’s office.


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ment, especially with the idea of the government taking away weapons from you when you are the nation’s first line of defense,” Williams said. “We are turning that around now. We should start hopefully seeing legislation that will get some of our surplus military equipment to law enforcement.” Williams also spoke about plans to increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 5,000 and efforts that would allow DPS troopers and Texas Rangers to have more of a presence closer to the Mexican border. “There are a lot of military personnel who have been let out early from their armed services commitments and we should be able to hire some of them in order to defend our sovereignty and borders as well as our ports of entry,” Williams said. “There is going to be a wall, whether that is a brick and mortar wall, more boots on the ground or the use of other tools, like drones. “All of that is going to be paid for by the other side, whether it is paid directly by the government or it is deducted from what is owed on any outstanding debts.” The congressman, who is in his third term in the House, said he is not anti-immigration, but supports legal immigration by traditional means. “If you are going to come to our country to become a citizen, do it the legal way,” he said. “We want good people who want to be here and want to join our country and our state as long as they do it legally.” Williams addressed the military as Fort Hood is in his district, which spans from Weatherford to Wimberley, and several of those in attendance were military veterans. “The last eight years were devastating to the military and to Fort Hood,” he said. “Sequestration really hurt us. Every agency was forced to take a 10 percent cut. There was something like $1 trillion taken out of the military budget as our active army went from about 1.2 million people to 420,000. We have put young men and women out onto the streets into a job market that couldn’t take care of them. Our navy is down to the number of ships we had in 1917 and our pilots are now just flying twice a week instead of flying missions every day.

“The United States needs to be the military superpower it used to be or else the world will implode. Too many people have gotten used to poking us and we don’t do anything. We don’t need to be predictable. Other countries weren’t sure what 43 (President George W. Bush) would do and he kept us safe for eight years after 9-11.” Williams also addressed the VA, stating he believed veterans would be better served if the agency was privatized and veterans were given vouchers to allow them to see primary care physicians and specialists or go to a hospital wherever they want without having to wait for hours to see a VA physician.

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Lady Stangs visualize winning Myrick shoots the lights out

By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls shot the lights out Tuesday night in Gonzales. The Lady Mustangs used mid-range shots from junior Aubree Adams for 15 points and long range bombs from Molly Myrick to take an emotional 63-58 victory over Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Region IV-5A playoff quarterfinal game at Gonzales High School. “We got solid games from everybody,’’ Marble Falls coach John Berkman said. “From the starters to some of the role players, everybody contributed. This was fun.’’ Both teams combined for 14 makes for 3-point range. None were any bigger than the “Molly bombs’’ delivered by senior Myrick. One of her biggest shots was a driving layup for a 5855 lead with 2:19 left. But her long range shot for a 61-56 lead with 53 seconds left was the sealer almost. Marble Falls still had to hold off the Sandcrabs who had a steal from junior Stephanie Delgado with 29 seconds left to make things interesting. Calhoun’s Delgado finished with 21 points and Lexi Alvarado added 15, all on long range shots. But Marble Falls won for the third time in the playoffs and now will face Corpus Christi Flour Bluff at 6 p.m. Friday at San Antonio’s Northside ISD Complex for the regional tournament. Corpus Christi Carroll and Austin High meet in the 8 p.m. game. The regional final is 3 p.m. Saturday. “I talked to my dad before this game and I made my mind up that this was going to be a big game with threes. I hit four tonight,’’ Myrick said. This team needed every one of them. The big turnaround in the game was a 16-2 Marble Falls run with the game on the line. The Lady Mustangs trailed 41-32 with 3:01 left in the third quarter. Berkman called timeout to regroup. “We feel like we can play with anybody in the state when we get going,’’ Berkman said. “I just told them to relax we had nothing to lose, we aren’t supposed to be here.’’ Don’t tell the Lady Mustangs any different. They showed they can go toe to toe in any situation. “What was great about this game was the how the crowd got into it,’’ Berkman said. “We’d hit a shot and our half of the gym would roar, they’d come back and hit one of those threes and their side went crazy. Then we’d come back and the crowd would respond.’’ Marble Falls run kept the crowd on its feet. Marble Falls started the run with an inside shot from Mya McMillian and a 3-pointer from Myrick. The duo teamed up for another inside shot from McMillian off a nifty pass from Myrick. Aspen Woerner inside layin with four seconds left in the third quarter cut the margin to 43-41 entering the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, Adams opened with an 8-footer and a 5-footer to take the lead for good at 45-43 wit 7:33 left in the game. McMillian and Adams scored 15 apiece and Myrick had 14 points to carry the offense. Lady Stangs ...See Page 2B

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The Hornets are coached by James McMinn. McMinn has been bringing his Lady Hornets to Marble Falls for the Thanksgiving Tournament for four years. He and coach John Berkman are good friends as well as opponents this week. “I texted him back a few weeks ago, teasing that hey let’s make a date for the regional tournament.’’ McMinn has also coached at Flour Bluff for 24 years and has his Hornets back in the regional tournament for the “fourth of fifth’’ time. “We like coming up there (Marble Falls),’’ McMinn said. “We always go 2-4 or 3-3 in that tournament but we see some good teams. We usually start out slow and work to get better.’’ The Hornets will face the Lady Mustangs at 6 p.m. Friday in the Region IV-5A regional tournament in San Antonio. “I’m really impressed with what coach (John) Berkman has done in his first year there. I don’t have any film on them (right now) but what I remember about them is they have some length and some athleticism. They are well organized. I remember them having some shooters.’’

How is this year’s Hornets team that returns to the regional tournament for a second straight year. “We had eight seniors graduate and had two sign Division II,’’ McMinn said. “We’ve had to learn how to play without them. We have one junior guard, a sophomore guard, a freshman or a junior at the three spot and a freshman post and a senior post. We’ve had to learn how to play, but they are coming along.’’ The starters are Meredith Marcum, Mia Schlemme. Hayle Campbell, Meagan Bazan and Savannah Villegasster. Campbell was the force with 27 points against Laredo Cigarroa in a 59-45 quarterfinal win. The Hornets have played San Antonio Harlandale (63-46), Brownsville Veterans Memorial (42-38 OT) and Laredo Cigarroa (59-45) in the playoffs. “All three teams have kind of played the same style of trying to be aggressive,’’ McMinn said. The Hornets have responded with solid play from its guards. Campbell is a solid scorer and Meredith Marcum is a dangerous shooter. They like to play Meagan Bazan and Savannal Villegasster in the post spots.

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John Berkman has guided Marble Falls to the regional tournament to face Corpus Christi Flour Bluff. Flour Bluff has stormed through three playoff wins. Marble Falls has been solid in wins over LBJ, San Antonio Houston and Port Lavaca Calhoun. Inset, Aubree Adams is coming off a 15-point game against Calhoun and looks to keep up her great scoring and defense.

Lady Flames make Final Four for eighth time By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor Jerry English is taking on the No. 1 team in TAPPS Class 4A and he’s liking it. The 43-year veteran coach is going for his third state title with a young and aggressive basketball squad. This matchup is expected to be tough one with both team’s pushing the pace. The Lady Flames of Faith Academy have carved out a 34-4 record this season while Houston Lutheran North is 27-8. Faith Academy and Houston Lutheran North will tip at 11 p.m. Friday in the TAPPS Class 4A state semifinals at Kimbrell Arena on the campus of McMurry University. The winner will play the winner of the Lubbock Trinity Christian-Amarillo San Jacinto game in Saturday’s 1 p.m. finals.

The Lady Flames are trying to capture their second state championship in four seasons. The Lady Flames went 30-4 in 2014 and won the TAPPS 2A title with a 47-45 win over New Braunfels Christian Academy. The Lady Flames are making their eight trip to the Final Four in 12 seasons. English also won a state title in 1994 at Dripping Springs High School. This year’s team is on a roll with a 34-4 record and defeated Texas School for the Deaf, 47-28, last Saturday at San Marcos Academy to earn its Final Four berth. The Lady Flames are led by Paris Brinkley, Addison Floyd and Allison Metzger on the scoring end while Hannah Marks, Metzger and Hattie Blair lead the team on the boards. The Faith Academy Lady Flames earned a spot in the Final Four with a solid win over the Texas School for the Deaf Saturday. The Lady Flames used an uptempo pace to break

out in the second half and secure a 47-28 win at San Marcos Academy. The win secures the 19th trip to the state Final Four in 43 years of coaching for English. The reward is a Friday date with one of the best teams in the TAPP’s ranks. “I like the matchup, its speed on speed,’’ English said. Against Texas School for the Deaf, the Lady Flames got a big spark from veteran Allison Metzger who scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. “That was one of her best games rebounding,’’ English said. “She stepped up big.’’ “We played a really solid second half to win 4728 and win the regional championship. There is just nothing like it, because with that win goes getting to go to the Final Four.’’ The Lady Flames did their damage against TSD when they came out strong in the second half. Faith Academy led 21-11 at halftime with TSD sticking Lady Flames ...See Page 2B

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Bi-district Port Lavaca Calhoun 66, Lanier 56 Dripping Springs 41, Crockett 31 Marble Falls 62, LBJ 28 SA Houston 49, Richmond Foster 44 Brownville Veterans 49, Rio Grande City

CC Flour Bluff 63, SA Harlandale 46 Cigarroa 61, Donna 44 CC Ray 69, McCollum 66 Kerrville Tivy 67, Lanier 16 Victoria East 76, SA Brackenridge 60 Austin High 43, Seguin 23 Victoria West 55, SA Edison 38 CC Carrall 72, Floresville 41 Brownsville Pace 72, Marti 63 SA Southside vs. Brownsville Laredo Nixon 62, Mercedes 48 Area round Port Lavaca Calhoun 45, Dripping Springs 34 Marble Falls 57, SA Houston 47 CC Flour Bluff 42, Veterans 38 Cigarroa 74, CC Ray 55 Kerrville Tivy 42, Victoria East 35 Austin High 55, Victoria West 21 CC Carroll 71, Pace 34 Vets Memorial 54, Nixon 41 Quarterfinals Marble Falls 63, Port Lavaca Calhoun 58 Austin 50, Kerrville Tivy 48 CC Carroll 46, Veterans Memorial 44 CC Flour Bluff 59, Cigarroa 45 Semifinals Marble Falls vs CC Flour Bluff, 6 p.m., Northside ISD San Antonio CC Carroll vs Austin High, 8 p.m. Northside ISD San

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Tiffany Dunavant, the spunky 5-foot-2 guard, scored nine points had had four crucial free throw makes. The senior was also big in protecting the ball late. “It was like we can’t panic,’’ Dunavant said. “when we made that last basket we could finally relax. This is the best. This is the best game yet.’’ Now they get to pack for an overnight trip to remember in San Antonio. One of the big keys against Port Lavaca Calhoun, was how the Lady Mustangs forced the issue early. The strategy worked to get the Sandcrabs top scorer 6-2 Abby Hrock in foul trouble. The post, who averaged 16 points per game, got three personnel fouls early and never was a factor. Calhoun’s Delgado and Alvarado carried the Sandcrabs offense with Delgado’s drives and Alvarado on fire from outside. It looked bleak after Alvarado got hot in the third quarter to push the deficit to nine. That’s when Marble Falls made its answer in this elimination atmosphere. Marble Falls 63, Port Lavaca Calhoun 58 Marble Falls 13 11 17 22 -- 63 Calhoun 11 13 19 15 -- 58 Marble Falls (26-10) -- Mya McMillian 15, Aubree Adams 15, Molly Myrick 14, Tiffany Dunavant 9, Aspen Woerner 4, Aileen Neri 4. Morgan Hagood 2. Port Lavaca Calhoun (24-16) -- Stephanie Delgado 21, Genesis Villarreal 13, Lexi Alvarado 15, Jirah Orta 3, Abby Hroch 2, Madison Escobar 4. 3-pointers - Myrick 4, Dunavant 1, Adams 1, Villarreal 2, Alvarado 5, Orta 1,

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with the Lady Flames with a weave offense. Metzger came up big with six points in the first quarter and four in the second. For the game, Metzger was eight of 18 shooting. She also had 12 of her rebounds n the defense end. Paris Brinkley finished with 10 points on five of six shooting and she helped ignite the run in the third quarter (16-13). Addison Floyd hit four of 10 shots to finish with nine points. Floyd also had 11 assists and four steals. Hannah Marks and Hattie Blair

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The Marble Falls baseball team will debut its season in the Marble Falls Hill Country Classic Thursday through Saturday. The Mustangs debuted with Second Baptist in a night game Thursday and San Antonio Lee at 7 p.m. Friday. The Mustangs will also face SA McCullum at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Austin Akins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Mustangs key returners are pitcher Ethan O’Riley and Heath Dooley and outfielers Chase Salinas and Cooper Wilson and third baseman Dalton Mayberry. from Page 1B

added five points apiece. The Lady Flames shot 19 of 43 shots for 44 percent shooting. The Lady Flames were seven of 16 from the free throw line. Prior to knocking off TSD, Faith Academy took a 68-41 win over Houston Cypress Christian at Faith Academy. “It was a good win over a big bunch from Houston,’’ English said. “It was two completely different styles of play with them trying to lob their big posts and us trying get out and run.’’ Faith Academy played well on the boards pulling down 46 against

a taller team. “I was especially pleased with our 5-foot-6 post (Hannah Marks) getting 15 rebounds over their tall girls,’’ English said. “We fought them pretty hard.’’ Marks finished with 15 rebounds and 17 points. The post hit seven of nine shots. The Lady Flames raced to a 20-9 lead to open the game and led 34-20 at halftime. The Lady Flames extended the margin to 57-31 entering the fourth quarter. “This has been a special season with a really neat group of girls,’’

English said. “I only hope we can continue to play at a high level and stay healthy for another week and a half.” Hattie Blair hit nine of 12 shots and finished with 19 points against Cypress Creek. Blair made one of one free throws and added four rebounds and five assists. Paris Brinkley scored 14 points of five of nine shooting. The Lady Flames made 28 of 65 shots for 43 percent. They made 10 of 22 free throws. Addison Floyd scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds, added seven steals and eight assists.


Marble Falls 62, LBJ 28 Marble Falls 57, SA Sam Houston 47 Marble Falls 63, Port Lavaca Calhoun 58 (26-10, 11-3)


Mya McMillian concentrates on free throw.

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Marble Falls fans hoop it up late in the win over Port Lavaca Calhoun.

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Friday, Feb. 24 (Arts & Entertainment) Canasta, Mexican Train and Joker- 12:30 p.m., Kingsland Senior Center. 325-388-4653. (Clubs & Organizations) Friday Genealogy Group10 a.m., Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet. 512-715-5228. Wesley Respite Care- 9:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. 830-693-4401. Al-Anon Meeting-12 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Burnet. (Food & Fundraisers) Potluck and Games- 11:30 a.m., Marble Falls Senior Center. 830-693-5611. Potluck Lunchnoon, Kingsland Senior Center. 325388-4653. (Events & Happenings) Exercise- 9 a.m., Kingsland Senior Center. 325-388-4653. Children’s Reading Program10 a.m., Spicewood Library. 830-693-7892. Basic Canoe Skills- noon, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet. 512-793-2223. Go Fishing with a Ranger6 p.m., Inks Lake State Park, Burnet. 512-793-2223. Senior Walking Program- 9 a.m., Kingsland Community Center. 325-388-3321. HCCT-Play-Rabbit Hole-7:30 p.m., Hill Country Community Theatre, Cottonwood Shores, (830) 798-8944, www.thehcct. org. Pickin & Grinnin’-7 p.m., Briggs Community Center, 512-556-1471. An Afternoon of One Act Plays-2 p.m., Herman

Brown Free Library, Burnet, 512-715-5228. Llano Fourth Friday Artwalk-5 p.m., 409-750-1880 or 325-423-2284. Last Day to file for Place on School Board Election-8 a.m., Central Office, 308 E. Brier, Burnet. Saturday, Feb. 25 (Arts & Entertainment) Tree Festival-8 a.m., Backbone Valley Nursery, Marble Falls, 830-693-9348. (Clubs & Organizations) Al-Anon Meeting-10 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Llano. (Events & Happenings) Story Time- 10:30 a.m., Kingsland Library. 512-3883170. Stumpy Hollow Canoe Clinic and Tour- noon, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet. 512-793-2223. HCCT-Play-Rabbit Hole-7:30 p.m., Hill Country Community Theatre, Cottonwood Shores, (830) 798-8944, www.thehcct. org. Nightengale Archaeological Center-2 p.m., FM 1431 to CR 126, Kingsland, 830-598-5261. Country Music & Famous Artist-Cadillac Dance Hall, Marble Falls, 830-385-4745. Monday, Feb. 27 (Arts & Entertainment) Open Painting- 9:30 a.m., Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery. 512-793-2858. Duplicate Bridge- 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Marble Falls. 830-693-0669. (Clubs & Organizations) Hill Country Interfaith Quilters10 a.m., Barb’s Quilt Nook, Kingsland. barbsewtx@gmail. com.

Highland Lakes Men’s Chorus, 4 p.m., Church at Horseshoe Bay, 325-388-4345. Al-Anon and Alateen Meeting-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. (Food & Fundraisers) Potluck and Games- 11:30 a.m., Marble Falls Senior Center. 830-693-5611. Community Kitchen- 4 p.m., First Christian Church, Burnet. 512-234-5139. (Events & Happenings) Exercise- 9 a.m., Kingsland Senior Center. 325-388-4653. Free Adult GED Class- 1 p.m., Parent Resource Center, Burnet. 512-756-7737. Senior Walking Program- 9 a.m., Kingsland Community Center. 325-388-3321. Open Painting-9:30 a.m., Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery, 512-793-2858. American Cancer Society Free look good, Feel good better class-10 a.m., Church of the Epiphany, Burnet, 800-227-2345. Disabled American Veterans Meeting-7:30 p.m., 2516 Ranch Road 1431, Kingsland, 830-613-1908. AARP Tax Aide-10 a.m., Herman Brown Free Library, 512-715-5228. Tuesday, Feb. 28 (Arts & Entertainment) Texas 42-12:30 p.m., Trailblazer Grille, Burnet. 512756-6814. 42/Dominoe’s-11 a.m., Tow Community Center. 830-2209935. (Clubs & Organizations) Al-Anon- noon, Church of Horseshoe Bay. 830-598-8390. ANAD Support Group- First

United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. 830-613-1768. Spanish Speaking AA Meeting-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, Granite Shoals, Espanol-830-265-2824 Espanol/ English-520-461-3325. Star Republican Woman’s Meeting-12:30 p.m., Quail Point, Horseshoe Bay, Bertram City Council-6 p.m., Bertram City Hall, 512-355-2197. Burnet County Commissioners9 a.m., Burnet County Courthouse, 512-7565406. The Falls Republican Women Club-11:30 a.m., Hidden Falls Restaurant, MeadowLakes, 830798-2437. Burnet City Council-6 p.m., Burnet Municipal Airport, 512756-6093. Granite Shoals City Council-6 p.m., Granite Shoals City Hall, 830-598-4354. Highland Lakes Toast Masters,-6:30 p.m., River City Grille, Marble Falls, (Food & Fundraisers) Carter Meal- 11:30 a.m., Kingsland Senior Center. 325388-4653. Community Kitchen- 4:30 p.m., Hill Country Tabernacle of Praise, Burnet. 512-234-5139. (Events & Happenings) Children’s Story Time- 10:30 a.m., Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet. 512-715-5228. Free Adult GED Class- 6 p.m., Highland Lakes Methodist Church, Kingsland. 512-7567737. Wellness Workshop-6 p.m., Oils 2 Boot, Burnet, 512-756-3100.

For changes, updates, additions or deletions to this listing, please notify: Hope Lutheran Church – Marble Falls (LC-MS) begins its observation of Lent with 6 PM worship, imposition of ashes, and communion on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Lenten services will then be held every Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m. through April 5. The Rev. Richard Goodwill officiates and focuses on “An Oasis In the Desert – Walking With Jesus”. A light super will be served at each gathering beginning March 8 at 5 p.m. Holy week service schedule will follow at a later date. All are welcome to come worship, learn, eat, and thank God for the gift of His Son, Jesus, and His many other blessings. The church is located at 3411 Hwy 281 N, Marble Falls. For info: 830-220-3122 or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will host Parents’ Morning Out Bible Study on Mondays at 10 a.m. Parents, join us for an in-depth look at how to help faith stick to you and your kids as we explore The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family. Nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate and some of those never return to it at all. Together we will learn ways to instill sticky faith that lasts and share ideas we have learned along the way. For more information or questions call 830-693-2253 or go to First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls: Pickleball is a fun

game with paddles and whiffle balls for beginners and more experienced players, Tuesdays and Fridays 1 – 3 p.m. in the gym. Cost is $10/month per person. Call 832-498-1203 for information. Let’s get some exercise with the Faithful Workouts Aerobic Class: Low to medium cardio and stretch exercise at your own pace to Christian music video. One hour 8:30 a.m. Mon, Wed, Fri. It’s fun and free. Save the Date: On March 8 United Methodist Women will host Courtnaye Richard at their general meeting at 9:30 a.m. Courtnaye is a wellknown speaker, blogger, and author of “IDENTIFIED: Knowing Who You are in Christ and Moving forward in Your Purpose.” Pastor Tommie Tucker will lead “Explore the Apostles Creed” by Adam Hamilton. This 6 week study will begin March 6 on Mondays at 6 p.m.  1101 Bluebonnet Dr. (next to H.E.B.) in Marble Falls. 830-693-4341, First Baptist Church Marble Falls: Life In Christ is a new class at FBCMF. This is an intentional group of individuals who are journeying thorugh midlife and into retirement. This group is devoted to studying God’s word and applying it to the particular and exciting life stage they are in. This class isn’t limited to only Sunday mornings, but intentionally cares for one another, fellowships and recreates together throughout the week. Classes are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Room B201. Hands-only CPR training will be provided by the American Heart Association at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan.

26, in the Koinonia Room, followed by a hot soup lunch. To register, call Linda Marshall at 806-674-7282 or sign up at the Connection Desk. This event is sponsored by the First Baptist Church Marble Falls Legacy Ministry. There will be an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 23, at the church, 901 LaVentana Drive, Marble Falls. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies and new traffic laws and rules of the road. There are no tests to pass, simply sign up and learn and you could receive a multi-year discount on car insurance. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members and for more information, call 512-355-9227. An introduction to pickleball, including a demonstration and rules, will be held at Granite Shoals Pickelball Park, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road, at 9:30 a.m. March 2 and March 9. This meeting will be facilitated by Pat and JoAnne Bryant and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church Marble Falls Legacy Ministry (Purposeful Living for 50+). First Baptist Church of Granite Shoal we are continuing the youth nights program for youth grades 6 – 12 on saturdays from 6-9 pm. Come and learn about how our God works in our everyday lives, and enjoy fun, food, games and friends. On Sundays, our Children grades K - 5th learn about “grown-up church” at 11 a.m. and then have their own “Children’s Church” for Bible Study, crafts and Christian fellowship. All ages have Sunday Morning Bible Study at

9:45 a.m. Transportation available. The Church is at 505 S Phillips Ranch Road, Granite Shoals. 830-598-5214. Christ Redeemer Fellowship of Granite Shoals’ Wednesday ministry begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting around the supper table for “brown bag” meals to be together and share events of the week and assist believers in building their relationship with God and with the Body of Christ. “Lord, Teach Us to Pray,” a unique evening prayer workshop, is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Time is evenly divided between learning a specific prayer principle and applying it through various forms of prayer: meditation, intercession, group prayer, healing prayer, etc. Contact: Pastor Jackie English at 830-598-2034 or www. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 201 Highway 1431 East, Marble Falls. All are invited to our festivities for the Easter Season, starting with Ash Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night devotionals with a soup dinner provided: March 8, March 22, and April 5 at 5:30 p.m. Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m. April 9. Maundy Thursday service at 5:30 p.m. April 13. He is risen! Halleluia! Easter Service 11 a.m. April 16. Our services are every Sunday at 11 a.m. Everyone is always welcomed. Refreshments are served after our service in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please call the church at 830-693-2567, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 201 Highway 1431 East, Marble Falls.

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This Week’s Live Music • Live Music- Angle’s Icehouse, Spicewood. 512-264-3777. • Canvas People8 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • Dead Random-10:30 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • Walt Wilkins and Mystiqueros-7 p.m., The Odeon, Mason Texas, 325-347-6781. • Hardtime Records Presents “Ladies Night”-9 p.m., Brass Hall, Marble Falls. 830-201-4380. • Jeff Haese & Friends-6 p.m., Trailblazer Grille, Burnet. 512-756-7636. Sunday, Feb. 26 • Live Music- 2-5 p.m., Westcave Cellars Winery, Round Mountain. 512-431-1403. • Tessy Lou and The Shotgun Stars4 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • Live Music- Pat’s Bar, Buchanan Dam. 325-388-2911. • Karaoke- 7 p.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2725. • Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars-4 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • Jon Napier Song Swap with Guest Jeff Inman-7:30 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264- 0318. Monday, Feb. 27 • Karaoke- 7 p.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2725. • Karaoke6-8 p.m., Trailblazer Grille, Burnet. 512-756-7636. • Open Mike Night- On The Rocks, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7417. • Texas Songwriters Showcase: WC Jameson Hosts Walt Wilkins -6:30 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. Tuesday, Feb. 28 • Karaoke- 7 p.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2725. • Live Music- 8:30 p.m., Mr B’s Sports Bar, Marble Falls. 830-265-6776. • Randy Wright- 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Café 2300, Burnet. 512-756-0550. • Louis Long- 5 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • Tommy Elskes8 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood. 512-264-0318. • John Arthur Martinez & Friends-6 p.m.,Trailblazer Grille, Burnet. 512-756-7636.

Friday, Feb. 24 • Live Music- 7-9 p.m., Fornos, 200 S. Wirtz Dam, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7878. • Karaoke- 8 p.m., Margarita’s Restaurant,West, Marble Falls. 830-693-7434. • Live Music- 8-10 p.m., R Bar & Grill, Marble Falls. 830-693-2622. • Live Music- 8 p.m., On the Rocks, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7417. • Live Music- 9-11:30 p.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2725. • Karaoke with Sherryokie9-11:30 p.m., Fuzzy’s Corner,, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-6420. • Live Music- 10 p.m., Mr B’s Sports Bar, Marble Falls. 830-265-6776. • Live Music- R-Bar and Grill, Marble Falls. 830-693-2622. • Marble Falls Live-Uptown Marble Theater, Marble Falls. • Karaoke- 8:30 p.m., On The Rocks, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7417. • Live Music- Pat’s Bar, Buchanan Dam. 325-388-2911. • Roxy Roca- 9 p.m., Brass Hall, Marble Falls. 830-201-4380. • Electron Donors-8 p.m.., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood, 512-264-0318. • South Austin Moodlighters-10 p.m., Poodie’s Roadhouse, Spicewood, 512-264-0318. Saturday, Feb. 25 • Live Music- 7-9 p.m., Big Horse Ice House, Marble Falls. 830-693-0633. • Live Music- 7-9 p.m., Fornos, 200 S. Wirtz Dam, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7878. • Live Music- 8-10 p.m., R Bar & Grill, Marble Falls. 830-693-2622. • Live Music- 8 p.m., Fuzzy’s Corner, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-6420. • Live Music- 8 p.m., On the Rocks, Cottonwood Shores. 830-637-7417. • Live Music- 9-11:30 p.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2725. • Live Music- 7-9 p.m., Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet. 512-334-2070. • Live Music- R-Bar and Grill, Marble Falls. 830-693-2622. • Bubba Clark & Buddy Ferguson- 6-8 p.m., Trailblazer Grille, Burnet. 512-756-7636. • Live Music- 6 p.m., Gum Springs Bar & Grill, Briggs. 512-627-1622. • Live Music- Pat’s Bar, Buchanan Dam. 325-388-2911.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1014 Oak St., Burnet 512-756-7012 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 96 Main St., Marble Falls 830-693-4828 BAPTIST BRIGGS BAPTIST 50 S. Loop 308, Briggs 512-489-2300 BUCHANAN WEST BAPTIST 850 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam 512-793-2190 EAST LAKE FELLOWSHIP 13218 Ranch Road 2341, Burnet 512-756-7113 FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST 2702 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls 830-693-0740 FIRST BAPTIST 325 S. Gabriel St., Bertram 512-355-2167 FIRST BAPTIST 108 S. Vanderveer St., Burnet 512-756-4481 FIRST BAPTIST 505 S. Phillilps Ranch Rd., Granite Shoals 830-598-5214 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KINGSLAND 3435 RR 1431 W., Kingsland 325-388-4507 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MARBLE FALLS 901 La Ventana Dr., Marble Falls 830-693-4381 GATEWAY BAPTIST 1004 County Road 252, Bertram 512-355-3714 GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST 1107 Ave. K, Marble Falls GRANITE MOUNTAIN BAPTIST 500 RR 1980, Marble Falls 830-693-8228 HIGHLAND BAPTIST 505 Crestview Dr., Marble Falls 830-693-5241 HIGHLAND LAKES BAPTIST 716 RR 2900, Kingsland 325-388-3540 HOOVER VALLEY BAPTIST 8320 County Road 116, Burnet 512-756-7313 NORTHSIDE BAPTIST 103 Shady Grove Rd., Burnet 512-756-2294 PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA CALVARIO 3406 Prairie Creek Rd., Granite Shoals 830-598-8745 PROVIDENCE REFORMED BAPTIST 1503 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls SPICEWOOD BAPTIST 7903 C.R. 404, Spicewood 830-693-4782 ST. FREDERICK BAPTIST 301 Ave. N., Marble Falls 830-693-4499 VICTORY BAPTIST 4653 County Road 340, Burnet 512-756-4159 BIBLE HILL COUNTRY BIBLE 24101 State Hwy. 71 E., Horseshoe Bay 830-596-0100 CATHOLIC HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC 520 State Route 29, Bertram 512-355-2972 OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC RR 2233, Sunrise Beach 325-388-4206 OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS 507 Buchanan Dr., Burnet 512-756-4410 ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC 205 Trinity Dr., Kingsland 325-388-3742 ST. JOHN’S THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC 105 RR 1431, Marble Falls 830-693-5135 ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC 201 Dalton Circle, Horseshoe Bay 830-598-8342

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CHURCH OF CHRIST BERTRAM CHURCH OF CHRIST 410 N. Grange St., Bertram 512-355-2322 BURNET CHURCH OF CHRIST S. U.S. Hwy. 281, Burnet 512-756-1153 CHURCH OF CHRIST 102 S. Vanderveer St. Burnet, 512-756-2253 CHURCH OF CHRIST 711 Broadway, Marble Falls 830-693-5575 HIGHLAND LAKES CHURCH OF CHRIST 2310 W. RR 1431, Kingsland 325-388-6769 LAKE COUNTRY CHURCH OF CHRIST 102 RR 1431, Marble Falls 830-693-1642 MARBLE FALLS CHURCH OF CHRIST 711 Broadway, Marble Falls 830-693-5575 OAKS WEST CHURCH OF CHRIST 204 2nd St., Burnet 512-756-4493 SMITHWICK CHURCH OF CHRIST 10804 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls 830-693-7100 SPICEWOOD CHURCH OF CHRIST 312 Bailey Lane, Spicewood 830-693-6352 TRAVIS PEAK CHURCH OF CHRIST Singleton Rd., Marble Falls 512-267-4388 EPISCOPAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF EPIPHANY 601 N. Wood St., Burnet 512-756-2334 TRINITY EPISCOPAL 909 Ave. D, Marble Falls 830-693-2822 LUTHERAN FIRST LUTHERAN 133 Apollo Dr., Burnet 512-756-2967 GENESIS LUTHERAN 15946 S.H. 29 E., Buchanan Dam 512-793-6800 HOPE LUTHERAN 3411 Hwy 281 N., Marble Falls 830-220-3122 LIVING WORD LUTHERAN 918 2nd St., Marble Falls 830-693-3339 SPIRIT IN THE HILLS LUTHERAN 3001 R O Dr., Spicewood 512-294-2884 ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN 1803 RR 1431 W., Marble Falls 830-693-2253 METHODIST BEE CREEK UNITED METHODIST 3000 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood 512-264-2225 FIRST UNITED METHODIST 115 North St., Bertram 512-355-3210 FIRST UNITED METHODIST 1101 Bluebonnet Dr., Marble Falls 830-693-4341 GRACE UNITED METHODIST 4007 Valley View Lane, Granite Shoals 830-598-7794 HIGHLAND LAKES UNITED METHODIST 8303 RR 1431, Buchanan Dam 325-388-4187 MORMON CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 200 Via Viejo, Marble Falls 830-248-1639 PENTECOSTAL HILL COUNTRY TABERNACLE OF PRAISE 2802 S. Water St., Burnet 512-234-5139 NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP 303 Bluebonnet Dr., Burnet 512-756-9493

PRESBYTERIAN BURNET PRESBYTERIAN 101 S. Pierce St., Burnet 512-756-4366 CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 430 W. State Hwy. 29, Bertram 512-355-2182 ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN 201 FM 1431, Marble Falls 830-693-2567

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 6642 W. FM 1431, Granite Shoals 830-598-6656 OTHER AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST 4033 State Route 29, Bertram 512-355-2845 ANCHOR OF HOPE 906 King Rd., Marble Falls 830-693-7937 BOULDER CREEK MINISTRIES 1800 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls 830-798-1076 CALVARY HIGHLAND LAKES 408 Ave. R, Marble Falls 830-693-8967 CENTRAL TEXAS COWBOY 6850 RR 1431 E., Marble Falls 830-693-0479 CHRIST REDEEMER FELLOWSHIP OF GRANITE SHOALS RR 1431 and Phillips Ranch Road, Granite Shoals 830-598-2034 CHURCH AT HORSESHOE BAY 600 Hi Ridge Rd., horseshoe Bay 830-598-8390 CHURCH OF RENEWAL 1515 County Road 124, Marble Falls 830-798-9000 CROSS AND SPURS COWBOY 100 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam CROSS STONE 2400 Commerce, Marble Falls 830-598-5242 ELEVATE CHURCH 307 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654 512-588-0304 GRANITE FELLOWSHIP 8102 RR 1431 W., Granite Shoals HARVEST TIME WORSHIP CENTER 7222 RR 1431 W., Granite Shoals 830-596-2702 HOLY COMMUNION 327 C.R. 407, Spicewood 830-798-1141 IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO 1301 5th St., Marble Falls 830-693-3153 JOPPA 13803 County Road 200, Bertram 512-355-2956 KINGSLAND COMMUNITY 1136 Hwy. 1431, Kingsland 325-388-4516 LAKE SHORES 704 Hwy. 281 N., Marble Falls 830-637-7066 MUSTARD SEED MINISTRIES 118 Starhorn, Marble Falls 830-693-5979 PACKSADDLE FELLOWSHIP 508 RR 2900, Kingsland 325-388-8202 PEDERNALES RIVER FELLOWSHIP 22800 State Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood 512-264-1794 QUEEN OF ANGELS CHAPEL 20600 Siesta Shores Dr., Spicewood 512-264-3355 RIVER OF LIFE MINISTRIES 3409 N. U.S. Hwy. 281, Marble Falls 830-798-1218 ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CHAPEL 201 Dalton Circle, Horseshoe Bay 830-598-8342 THE LIVING WORD MINISTRY 303 Bluebonnet Dr., Burnet 512-553-8412 VICTORY CHURCH OF HIGHLAND LAKES 900 Ave. Q, Marble Falls

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Kingsland Slab area open to bass anglers White bass are one of Texas’ most sought after game fish, especially when they make their annual spring spawning migration into rivers above reservoirs. Now that those fish are on the move, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) River Access and Conservation Area program has opened free public access sites for anglers at three of the best white bass runs in the state. The leased access sites are now open at the Chandler River Park on the Neches River above Lake Palestine, the Grand Bluff Boat Ramp on the Sabine River downstream from Black Shoals, and the Kingsland Slab RV Camp on the Llano River above Lake LBJ. “All three rivers are known for their excellent white bass runs,” said Stephan Magnelia, TPWD River Studies Program Director. “And March through early May is the prime time to target this species.” For Central Texas white bass anglers, the Llano River access site is just over an hour from Austin and under two hours from San Antonio

at Kingsland, in Llano County near Burnet County. The site offers substantial shoreline and bank access, and shallow areas for anglers looking to wade in the water. A local park also offers a spot for kayak launching and take out. Abundant fishing opportunities exist in this segment of the Llano River for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sunfish. Fishing for largemouth bass is best when turbidity in the river is low, as this species feeds primarily by sight. Bass anglers should target downed trees and aquatic vegetation in pool habitat. Anglers are urged to practice catch-and-release of sportfish in this segment, especially for bass. Access is open from 30

minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for angling from the banks and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of fishing. Vehicle and trailer parking by anglers shall be in designated areas only. To get to the Kingsland Slab RV Camp area, take Farm to Market Road 1431 east from Kingsland or west from Marble Falls and turn onto Slab Road. After one mile, turn left onto River Oaks Drive and the campground will be on the right. The leases were made possible with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The Chandler River Park was also made possible by the East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation. Fishing tips and tactics for targeting white bass during the spring spawning run, as well as information on other popular white bass fishing locations in Texas can also be found online.

Herman Brown Free Library is having a celebration in honor of the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Please join us at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. A highlight of the program will be special guest readers sharing some of Seuss’ most beloved classic stories. Youth Services librarian Rebecca Noah weighs in, “We are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday as an endorsement of the National Education

Association’s Read Across America Day which happens every year in early March. This day promotes reading in schools and libraries all across the United States. Dr. Seuss books are particularly suitable for children due to their rhyming nature. Brain researchers have proven that rhyming words are more easily processed by young children and they also kick-start the beginning-to-read process.” The party will also include

traditional birthday sweets, crafts and favors. The program is free-of-charge and all ages are welcome to attend the tribute to this uniquely American storyteller. You could not, would not want to miss an event such as this! The Herman Brown Free Library is located at 100 E. Washington St. in Burnet. For more information, please call the library at 512-715-5228, or visit us online at



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Physically fit and 49, Jeff Fisher isn’t the typical heart attack victim. “I was out running like I’ve probably done a thousand times, being a retired Marine, and I started to feel pain in my left side.” When he arrived at his local Baylor Scott & White emergency department, his heart stopped. Repeated resuscitation efforts brought him back, and an implanted stent reopened the fully blocked artery. “When I woke up, 36 hours later, the cardiologist was sitting by my bed.” The entire care team rallied around Jeff and his wife during his recovery. Today, he’s healthy again. “I don’t think I’d be here to tell the story if it weren’t for Baylor Scott & White.”

Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration set

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