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101 FUN THINGS: Explore Marble Falls history at Falls on the Colorado Museum

Even the building is steeped in Marble Falls history at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite […]

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Llano singer-songwriter Lainey Wright is performing June 21 during the Harmony School of Creative Arts' Summer Music Festival at the Uptown Marble Theater in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Let the sounds move you at Summer Music Festival in Marble Falls

The Summer Music Festival in Marble Falls explores various forms of music, including classical, jazz, folk and Christian, in two nights of public concerts. The Harmony School of Creative Arts in Marble Falls lines up top-quality local and nationally known musicians each year to perform. (more…)

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Dig into history at archaeological site in Kingsland

You can walk in the footsteps of the pre-historic people who hunted, gathered, cooked and lived along the Colorado River at the Nightengale Archaeological Center in Kingsland. (more…)

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New comedy opens at Hill Country Community Theatre

“Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors” opens April 25 and runs through May 5 at the Hill Country Community Theatre in Cottonwood Shores. (more…)

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Poster for Moonlight and Magnolias, the newest production of the Fredericksburg Community Theater. Courtesy Photo

The comedy Moonlight & Magnolias runs April 12-28 in Fredericksburg

The spring production of the Fredericksburg Theater Company opens April 12, with the comedy play Moonlight & Magnolias. The production is rated PG-13 for the language used. It runs through April 28. Moonlight & Magnolias tells the story of Hollywood producer David O. Selznick who decides three weeks into shooting “Gone With the Wind” that […]

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The Crab Apple School is one of five one-room country schools on this year's Gillespie County Country School Tour.

Follow the trail of education history in Gillespie County

Take a tour of five one-room school houses in Gillespie County the first weekend in April on the Gillespie County Country Schools tour. Some 40 school districts existed in Gillespie County in the 19th century — 16 of them are still being maintained and exhibited by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. Five of […]

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Show some love for your favorite Texas Courthouse

February is I Love Texas Courthouses month! This is the third year of highlighting Texas courthouses by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission. History lovers are encouraged to visit the website to sign the courthouse love letter, upload a photo of your favorite courthouse and share a story. […]

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Bring your sweetheart to ‘Funny Valentines’ at Hill Country Community Theatre

Flowers and candy are nice, but what about a night at the theater this Valentine’s Day? A night at the Hill Country Community Theatre’s production of “Funny Valentines” will say “you’re special” in a unique and entertaining way. (more…)

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Discover the history of Llano County at the Historical Museum

A treaty between German settlers and Comanche Indians in 1847 lead to the settlement of Fisher-Miller Land Grant, which includes what is now Llano County. Of the first five settlements in Llano County, only Castell still survives. By 1858, the population center was established in what is now the City of Llano, which became an […]

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101 Fun Things To Do: Geneology

Trace your family’s roots and learn genealogy at the Kingsland library

BY SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Joanne Scarborough was looking through the Llano County Family Album when she discovered that her great-grandfather had been a prisoner during the Civil War. (more…)

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Explore frontier days at Fort Croghan

If you want a glimpse back in time to the days of the early frontier in Texas, visit Fort Croghan in Burnet. Home of Company C 8th Infantry, USA until 1853, Fort Croghan was established in 1849 in what is now Burnet, Texas. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Falls on the Colorado Museum

Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite Mountain quarry. (more…)

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Visit the Burnet County Courthouse

The Burnet County Courthouse is one of the most modern courthouses in the Highland Lakes. Completed in 1937, the granite, box-like structure is the third building used as a courthouse in Burnet. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - LBJ State and National parks

LBJ State and National parks, Johnson City

Walk in a president’s footsteps at the LBJ State Park and the separate LBJ National Park between Johnson City and Stonewall on U.S. 290. (more…)

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