Buchanan Dam, TX

NEW BIZ: Waggers and Swaggers in Marble Falls outfits trendy pets

A new business in Marble Falls is on a mission to transform pets into full-blown fashionistas. Opening July 5, Waggers and Swaggers Pet Boutique will offer pet clothes, accessories, toys, and treats. The shop, 309 Main St., also will sell clothing for pet owners. “My idea started with the compassion...
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Llano launches Drought Fest in place of canceled Rock’n Riverfest

A joint force of the city of Llano, the Llano Chamber of Commerce, and the Rock’n Riverfest Committee have whipped up a community-wide Independence Day celebration. The Llano Dam Drought Fest takes place July 1, 2, and 4. The event replaces the annual Rock’n Riverfest personal watercraft races held...
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Granite Shoals City Council cancels June 28 meeting

The June 28 regular meeting of the Granite Shoals City Council was canceled and rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 12, announced Mayor Will Skinner. The cancellation was due to the absence of Mayor Pro Tem Aaron Garcia, a possible COVID-19 diagnosis for Skinner, and the potential absence of other councilors due to the upcoming July 4 holiday.

Big bang Highland Lakes

Celebrating Independence Day means fireworks and parades, and the Highland Lakes boasts some of the best places to enjoy both. Before heading to any of the listed fireworks displays, check for updates in case things change due to weather conditions. Also, bring chairs and blankets for comfortable viewing. JULY 2.
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Lampasas celebrates healing waters with Spring Ho

Lampasas will honor its sulphur springs and "Let Freedom Ring" during its annual Spring Ho from July 4-10. The weeklong festival overflows with fun, including live concerts by The Bellamy Brothers and Mike Ryan, a carnival, a pageant, parades, and fireworks. According to the Spring Ho website, the first settlers...

Delays on some BCISD bond projects while others moving along

Worldwide supply chain issues came home to Burnet Consolidated Independent School District as several bond projects slated for this summer have been delayed. District officials updated the Board of Trustees during its June 20 meeting on the progress of the 2021 bond project construction scheduled this summer. While much of the work is being done and some projects have been completed, others have slowed down or halted due to the difficulty of getting supplies as well as unforeseen issues.

Swim At Krause Springs

Throw on your swimsuit and escape the Texas heat at Krause Springs! This is a place locals have cherished forever. The 115-acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years. There are 32 springs on...
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Reveille Peak Ranch abounds in scenic adventures

The scenic beauty and potential for adventure are hallmarks of the Highland Lakes, and Reveille Peak Ranch undeniably showcases those qualities. The ranch is a major mountain biking destination in Texas but also offers trail running, horseback riding, camping, and more. Reveille Peak Ranch is located at 105 CR 114...

Bronco Off-Roadeo '4xFun' in Horseshoe Bay

Starting July 1, there'll be a new experience open to the public that will allow people to go on a thrilling, outdoor adventure across rugged terrain. FOX 7 Austin's Tierra Neubaum got details.

Hungry? Fine Dining Awaits at The Texas Chainsaw Massacre House

I know fans of classic horror movies will love this - the house from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974 is now a restaurant. Table for two, perhaps?. It's a true classic that has spawned eight follow-up movies and put Leatherface in the same group of immortal villain like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Jason Voorhees.

Father’s Day Contest 2022 Winner

Picture L TO R: James Norman with the Furniture Store in Marble Falls, Ugly Recliner Contest winners Rebecca Williams and Taylor Wimberly. Ugly Recliner Contest winners Rebecca Williams and Taylor Wimberly. Brand new recliner – The Furniture Store. Cookies – Sugar Mama Cookies. $250 gift card from Hoffy’s...

‘Ambassador’ owl sees things beyond his blindness

Rucker is vice president of All Things Wild, a wildlife rehabilitation and education organization based in Georgetown. He spoke as he presented Sam, one five-ounce, 6-inch tall, male screech owl, June 7 in Burnet at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington St. More than 30 rapt attendees heard Rucker speak as he carried Sam on his gloved wrist through the library meeting room. Owls are…

Time to cool off in our historical spring-fed pool

This exceptionally hot weather has us all trying to find some relief from the high temperatures. There is a great place at the juncture of U.S. Highway 281 South, right here in town, that will take you back to a time in historic Lampasas. Our unique Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area can bring relief from these hot days with a refreshing swim in the oldest natural-flowing spring-fed pool in…
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Take a historical marker road trip across the Highland Lakes

Captured in raised silver letters against a black metal background, the history of Texas can be found on roadsides and old buildings and in parks across the state. Currently, more than 16,000 Texas Historical Markers dot the landscape of the Lone Star State, telling the story of each particular spot in about 130 words.