Horseshoe Bay Beacon
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January 17, 2013 Issue
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
On Sunday, January 13, 2013, the International Club met to hear Howard Otto share the events and sights of a recent trip to Budapest, Hungary.  He and his wife Mary Kay were joined on the trip by their son Matt and his family.  The usual tasty covered dish lunch was another highlight of the afternoon.  Budapest consists of two cities, Buda and Pest and is located on both sides of the very wide Danube River.  There are seven bridges that span the river to accommodate the more than two mill ...
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013
Commissioners voted to lift the burn ban on Monday, citing recent rain as a factor. Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke expressed concerns of removing the ban due to high winds in the area. After consideration, they voted 3-1, with Raschke against, to lift the burn ban, but will watch conditions, and, if need be, call a special meeting to reinstate the ban. Discussion regarding reconsidering proposals for necessary repairs to the new Llano County Annex on 1431 led to the matter being tabled ...
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Updated January 18, 2013 9:22 AM • Photos
“The various structures at Horseshoe Bay, even those of strictly functional purpose, are carefully designed to blend into the countryside.” (Texas Parade Magazine, January 1972) Cousins Wayne and Norman Hurd were the developers of Horseshoe Bay, and they hired a Dallas architecture firm to help execute their dream. Ronald Glen Bradshaw of The Architects Partnership worked closely with the Hurds to produce the timeless look of Horseshoe Bay that we all enjoy today.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013
Last week, LCRA requested that TCEQ grant an emergency drought order allowing LCRA to withhold water from rice farmers, should the Highland Lakes have a combined storage of under 850,000 acre feet on March 1, 2013; the request also did not allow for a second release, should the water be below that mark. The request came after an original emergency drought order was requested in November 2012, which would have allowed for the release of water if levels were at least 775,000 acre-feet on that da ...
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013
Funny how memories are stirred from the dark pantry of our minds, but I distinctly remember the day I was introduced to human death. By age four, I was already familiar with the deaths of animals, which happened on a regular basis on our farm. Mother usually killed a chicken on Friday or Saturday for Sunday dinner and watching the headless chicken flop around meant something good to eat and an opportunity to break the pulley bone with my sister.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
Bud Nichols won the MGA Swatfest on January 11 at Slick Rock in an exciting one-hole playoff against 7 other winners of their respective flights. The Swatfest started with 70 golfers and 8 flights.  After one golfer in each flight was eliminated on each hole, the 8 flight winners (pictured) participated in a one-hole playoff on the storied 12th hole of Slick Rock.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
      LCRA General Manager  Facing a record-breaking drought with no end in sight, the Lower Colorado River Authority has again asked the state to allow us to not release water from the Highland Lakes for most downstream farmers this year unless substantial rainfall replenishes the reservoirs. LCRA’s Board of Directors took that action Jan.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Updated January 18, 2013 9:17 AM • Photos
The Trails of Horseshoe Bay is hosting a presentation by LCRA regarding its free Landscape Irrigation Checkup program on Friday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants in the checkup program can possibly qualify for rebates up to a maximum of $350. The rebate procedure will be explained at the event. The program, open to Horseshoe Bay residents who have an automated sprinkler system at their residence, will be held at the Trails clubhouse at 539 The Trails Parkway.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013
LCRA will pay for a new water treatment plant to provide a long-term, reliable source of water to customers in the Spicewood Beach Water System who have been under Stage 4 emergency drought restrictions for almost a year. The LCRA Board of Directors unanimously approved the $1.2 million project at its Jan.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
Mr. and Mrs. John Indrieri of Horseshoe Bay, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Samantha Indrieri, to Todd David Neer, Jr, son of Lupita Black and Todd Neer, Sr.  The future bride will receive her doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
Albert Case Ogden, 95 of Horseshoe Bay, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. He was born July 18, 1917 in Passaic, New Jersey to James Sherman Ogden and Helen Case Ogden. He has resided in Horseshoe Bay since 1985. Al served as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • Posted January 18, 2013 • Photos
Congratulations are in order for Luciana McKeown, owner of Saucy’s Catering & Cooking in Cottonwood Shores. On Friday, the 18th, she will be celebrating her sixth anniversary in the business, and she will also begin regular dinner service from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. At the beginning of the year she initiated new lunch hours.