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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Spring 2015 semester catalog now available with non-credit classes for learners age 50+ Lifelong learners over the age of 50 living in the Hill Country now have access to a variety of non-credit courses, events, and activities, thanks to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offered through Texas Tech University (TTU). Steps to bring OLLI at TTU into the Hill Country–Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, and Junction–began in the summer of 2014.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Austin, TX – Travis County’s voter registration volunteers will kick off the 50th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark legislation championed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to end racial discrimination at the polls, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St. Jan.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released the top 10 worldwide fitness trends for 2015, and Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center Director Dawn Bourgeois reports the Fredericksburg fitness and aquatic club offers them all. The ACSM Health and Fitness Journal reported the trends are based on surveys completed by 3,400 ACSM health and fitness professionals across the globe.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
This week’s tip: Recycle Each person in Texas generates about 6.4 pounds of garbage every day. Think before you toss something out. Can you donate it, reuse it, or repurpose it? Many Texas communities have curbside recycling or collection centers, and some retailers have bins to collect your recycling. By recycling paper, metal, plastic, and other materials, you can reduce waste, help conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
The final Texas Water Symposium of 2014 will feature a conversation between Hill Country water planners about striking a balance between the needs of rural and urban water users. The symposium will take place from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, November 20 at Schreiner University, CACC River Room 2100, San Antonio Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Come to see the wool sacks and mohair sacks , burlap flowers with wool centers that will be used as center pieces for the Wool and Mohair Luncheon and Fashion Show at the YO Resort Hotel on Tuesday October 28, 2014. Funds are raised for Education/Scholarships for college bound students as well as students with 60 hours or above including graduate level.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Would you like to learn how to deal with the special challenges of gardening in the Texas Hill Country? The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is offering a Master Gardener Certification course through the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association. The course will begin on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and run for 13 weeks, meeting every Tuesday from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM in Marble Falls. The course provides a comprehensive background in horticulture principles and practices with an emphasis ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Niruben Bhakta, 59, of Kingsland was struck and killed while walking across RR1431 on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The driver of the vehicle, Justin James, 21 of Llano was not issued a citation, but the case is still under investigation, according to DPS Tropper Johnny Dutchover.
Posted October 9, 2014
AUSTIN — Officials with the city of Marble Falls, Burnet County, and the Texas Department of Transportation marked the opening of the new US 281 bridge in Marble Falls with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial drive. “The dual US 281 bridges are a perfect example of addressing a safety problem, as the bridges were old and needed to be replaced,” said George Russell, Mayor of Marble Falls.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
A Burnet County Jury convicted Angelita Rodriguez Pacheco of two counts of Burglary of a Habitation on Tuesday and assessed her punishment at 18 years in prison on each count.  District Judge Dan Mills, who presided over the trial, sentenced the defendant in accordance with the jury’s verdict. Under Texas law, Pacheco’s sentences will be served concurrently. At trial, the jury heard evidence that Pacheco, formerly an employee of the Hill Country Inn in Marble Falls, went into several pa ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Three people were arrested after Llano County Sheriff Deputies executed a search warrant on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 317 Riverside Drive in Kingsland. Officers seized approximately 38 grams of metamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, and various prescription pills and paraphernalia. A shotgun that had been reported stolen out of Burnet County, as well as five handguns, cash and a vehicle were also seized in the bust.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 1:47 PM • Photos
The STAR Republican Women will kick off the Fall season with a meeting on September 16, 2014. We will be observing the 9-11 date and featuring our guest speaker, Andi Ball, one of our members and past Vice President. Andi was Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush and was with her during the World Trade Center attack of the Twin Towers.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
For the last 14 years, Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter in Buchanan Dam has served Llano and Burnet Counties with the help of generous donations. Unfortunately, donations and memberships have slowed, and the center is now faced with the possibility of having to close its doors in the near future. Christ-Yoder is an open admission facility, which means that they take in all animals, regardless of condition, resulting in almost 40,000 animals passing through its kennels since it opened its doors in ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:53 PM
Hill Country Memorial, orthopedic surgeons and rehab specialists are teaming up to offer free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle and high school athletes on Saturdays beginning September 6 and continuing through November 8. Sports Injury Clinics are held each Saturday in Fredericksburg at Hill Country Memorial, 1020 S. State Hwy.