Quail Point




Horseshoe Bay offers rousing, patriotic Independence Day celebration

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Donald Eckelbarger/Special to The Highlander
The Bowles family, from left, Darlene, Sherri, Jamie, Paisley and Leighton participated in the Land Parade assembly area ready to head for Quail Point to enjoy food and games.




By Donald Eckelbarger
Special to The Highlander

Horseshoe Bay’s activities to celebrate America’s birthday started at 7:30 a.m. on July 4 at the fire station where Randy and Denise Rives dispensed flags and pin wheels to participants planning to participate in the land and boat parades.


Llano County official mounts billboard battle

From staff reports

Llano County Pct. 1 Commissioner Peter Jones will host a town hall meeting to gauge support for an effort to ban billboards on a scenic stretch of Texas 71 as well as provide updates for the FM 2900 Bridge construction and the status of the Sandy Creek planned dredging operation.


Horseshoe Bay brush fire near airport contained, residents return home

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Lew Cohn/The Highlander
Fire crews eventually contained a wildfire Aug. 25 after it burned nearly 500 acres in an area of Llano County adjacent to the Horseshoe Bay Airport.




UPDATE: Fire agencies reported the brush fire 90 percent contained. As of 10 p.m. Aug. 25, evacuated residents returned home. No reports of property damage or injuries, according to the Llano County Office of Emergency Management.

From staff reports •

A piece of mulching equipment operating on the right-of-way on Texas 71 just inside Llano County near the Burnet County line caused a brush fire Saturday, Aug. 25, which threatened the Horseshoe Bay Airport and prompted officials to notify HSB residents of the need to evacuate for safety.

Officials were not sure exactly how many acres were burned Saturday afternoon. Residents living east and north of the airport were advised to evacuate to Quail Point Lodge, which is owned by the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association.

A helicopter could be seen dropping water on the fire and firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the blaze, which occurred after noon Saturday.

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