Lampasas site for Classics at the Classic

The Elderly Brothers



Those who love vintage automobiles or enjoy old-time Rock 'n' Roll music, you should come to the 10th Annual Classics at the Classic Car Show in Lampasas on Saturday, Sept 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Storm's -founded in 1950- is the perfect setting for the annual gathering of the antique car aficionados. The event will be held in two paved lots behind the classic 1950's drive-in. (201 N. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX 76550.)

The beat goes on with the Texas Elderly Brothers, a 5-piece band that brings back memories of the Fifties with tuns by Elvis, who was a Storm's customer. They also play music of Buddy Holly, Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers and other early Rock 'n' Rollers.

If you have a classic car to show, bring it. Otherwise just come and join the fun.

Admission is free!

For more information on the event contact Sharon Carrigan at 512-734-5180.



HCHS holds Saturday adoption special


Not official partners in the 'Clear the Shelters' campaign, the Hill Country Humane Society in Buchanan Dam, nonetheless, has a shelter full of pets available for $20 adoptions Saturday, Aug. 19.

Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) will be offering a one-day only adoption special in keeping with the spirit of the upcoming national “Clear the Shelters” event, Saturday, Aug. 19.

National advertisements for the campaign have been running on NBC television stations. “Although we will not be participating in the national event this year, we don’t want our community to miss out on the opportunity to help save the lives of your local shelter animals,” said an announcement from HCHS.

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, HCHS will offer all adoptions for only $20.

“We hope this will help us in our effort to find forever homes for all of our wonderful shelter animals. We have many to choose from; cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, seniors, and some with special needs.”


Fourth was booming across Highland Lakes

Mark Goodson/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Red White & Boom was the theme of Aqua Boom 2017 that ends July 4th with explosions over Lake LBJ.

Fireworks and celebrantions on the Highland Lakes began with the Blue Lake Estates parade and fireworks Saturday, July 1,  and grew to a crescendo Tuesday night July 4.

Also, on Saturday, the annual Flights of Fancy event of the Highland Lakes Flyers model airplane club filled the air above Hank Nilsen Model Aircraft Field and the Miss Aqua Boom Pageant filled the Kingsland Community Center.

Parades went on for family and friends in Spicewood, Meadowlakes and Highland Haven, Bertram, Briggs, Horseshoe Bay and at the Kingsland Aqua Boom. They even took to the water in Horseshoe Bay and Kingland. The grand finale was fireworks in Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Briggs, Bertram and Kingsland, with all three shows visible to residents with the right vantage point around the lakes.


Rehder and Wortham, a bonaza for Texas fiction fans

Fans of Texas mystery writers will hit a bonanza in May. Ben Rehder will speak in Burnet Thursday, May 11, and Reavis Z. Wortham will be in Marble Falls Friday, May 12.

Rehder will be at the final Coffee Talks program of the season at Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street, in Burnet at 1:30 p.m. Wortham will be part of the Lunch at the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street. Both programs are free, but reservations are requested especially in Marble Falls where space it limited.

Each author is firmly rooted in Texas and its ineffable brand of humor and sensibilities. Each has a new book to share.


Masters Gardeners present Violet Carson

Master Gardener Violet Carson will present “Houseplants for Fresh Air” from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 to the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners at the Kingsland Library, 125 W. Polk, Kingsland.

This meeting is free of charge to the public.


Rubber Ducky Race this Saturday

The Literacy Highland Lakes (LHL) Rubber Ducky Race returns as a highlight of the 33rd Annual Bluebonnet Festival on April 8-10 and tickets are already on sale.

The race of hundreds of bright yellow, numbered plastic ducks released into the waters of Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet. Prizes and bragging rights are involved, but participants know also the race is a primary fundraiser for LHL, according to Robbie Shader of the LHL.

The race follows the annual festival parade, but before the parade, “Mr. and Miss Literacy” are crowned and given a seat of honor on the LHL Rubber Ducky float. They are the two winners of an annual reading contest held in the elementary schools in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD).

Tickets for the race, each entering a ducky in the race, are on sale from LHL Board of Directors members for $5 each or a five-pack for $20. They are available also to merchants or sponsors who want to help with sales.


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