Horseshoe Bay Beacon
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 28, 2013
During the overnight hours of December 19-20, several vehicles were burglarized in Meadowlakes. Residents from Limestone, Turkey Run, Granite Row and Marion have reported thefts. It appears most of the thefts involved unlocked cars. Cash, credit cards, and one firearm have been reported stolen.  It’s imperative that you remove all valuables from your vehicles and keep your vehicles and homes locked at night.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 28, 2013 • Photos
Gerald Ford was president when she first turned the key to launch her career for the Llano ISD. Nearly four decades and more than 860,000 miles later, driver Barbara Stephenson has reached her own Bus Stop. Her final ride was Friday, December 13. “It was rewarding,” Ms. Stephenson told me, concerning the lengthy challenge of travel, the Buchanan Dam and Valley Spring routes, but mainly on RR 152 to Castell.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013 • Photos
MARBLE FALLS—The game, although it had to be won for the historic moment to be reached, was actually on the undercard. There was symmetry in that each moment of the action and halftime equaled a year in the incomparable coaching career of Jerry English. 40 seasons on the bench, and this well-respected and admired mentor and teacher arrived at 1,100 victories.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013 • Photos
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013 • Photos
Last week at the annual fundraising gala of the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita, Joyce Case James was honored as one of two inductees into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame. James was recognized for her extraordinary aviation contributions as an individual, and Bombardier Learjet received an award honoring its 50 years in the aviation business (the original Learjet was first flown on October 7, 1963). Friends of James from Horseshoe Bay along with family and friends from Wichita, Houston and ...
Updated November 20, 2013 11:01 PM • Photos
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Oh, before I forget, the folks at Baylor feel badly about being 7-0 and not having played Oregon, Alabama, or Stanford. They are trying to work a package deal with Texas and Texas Tech where each school takes one of those for next year plus they each also get LSU, Florida State, or Texas A&M—if Johnny Manziel returns for his junior year.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
A total of 534 Horseshoe Bay residents have cast their votes as of Wednesday morning during early voting in the November 5 election. Llano County Election Administrator Cindy Ware’s office reported 500 of the 2,411 eligible voters (20%) have cast ballots. Burnet County Election Administrator Barbara Agnew reported 34 of the city’s 399 eligible voters (8.5%) have cast ballots as of Wednesday morning. Some voters have discovered that their names are not identical on their photo ID, usuall ...
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
After serving Llano County for 23 years, Cheryll Mabray tendered her resignation on Monday, October 28, to be effective on Wednesday, October 30. On Wednesday, Mabray will be sworn in as the newly appointed Associate Judge of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country. Mabray will replace the Honorable Rob Hofmann, who was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the then newly created 452nd Judicial District Court.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Posted September 6, 2013 • Photos
There’s almost a dynasty in the making in Waco—by Baylor standards: three consecutive bowl games (two wins), 25 victories in those three seasons, a Heisman Trophy, and a likeable, successful, confident (cocky?) coach named Art Briles. “These guys put a lot of effort, sweat, blood, passion, and drive getting on the field; I’m ready to turn them loose and let them play.” Briles does not lack for hyperbole or enthusiasm. Quarterback Bryce Petty is the heir to the Griffin-Florence fort ...
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Posted September 6, 2013
Texas goes for a thousand, Kansas goes for a win, Kansas State goes for respectability, and Oklahoma State goes to San Antone, and now we get going. WVA at OU The Sooners unveiled Knight Court last week and whipped Louisiana-Monroe, 34-0. Quarterback Trevor Knight ran for 103 yards in his varsity debut. West Virginia, down 17-7 at the half, edged William and Mary, not to be confused with William and Kate, 24-17.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Horseshoe Bay City Secretary Teresa Moore accepts Tom Schmersahl’s application to run for Mayor in the city’s November 5, 2013 election. Schmersahl was elected to the City Council in 2011 and as Mayor Pro-tem in 2012. Helping their grandfather toss his hat in the ring for the first contested mayoral race in city history are Alex, Chris and Addison Martucci, who are visiting from Papillion, Nebraska. To learn more about Schmersahl’s qualifications, his view of the future of the city, and ...
Thursday, August 8, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
A Horseshoe Bay area couple is honoring their recently deceased friend with a generous donation to Living Love Animal Rescue, Leo and Marianne Lawler have made a $200 contribution to the Living Love Animal Rescue no-kill shelter fund in memory of their friend of seven years, the late Mel Schwindt. Schwindt passed away July 2 of a massive heart attack while feeding his cows on his Marble Falls ranch.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
The year of miracles, both large and small, continues for Living Love Animal Rescue. A devoted Horseshoe Bay girl is demonstrating what it is to be truly committed to helping the animals. 7 year-old Catalina Masters has opened a lemonade stand at 408 High Circle N. in Horseshoe Bay with proceeds going to Living Love Animal Rescue’s upcoming no-kill shelter. Catalina started her stand early this summer on the street near her grandparents’ home .She wanted the money to go to help homeless a ...
Thursday, August 8, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
The month of August brings thoughts of vacations in the mountains, back to school sales, and, at least in Horseshoe Bay, the prelude to municipal elections. Each year, either three of the five Horseshoe Bay City Council terms expire or two City Council terms and the mayoral term expire. This year, the terms expire for Mayor Bob Lambert and Council Members Phil Lee and Tom Schmersahl.