Smells of Christmas
(Written by Bernard Howe)
I love the smell of Christmas,
along with all the lights.
Log fires in the fire place,
on those cold winter nights.
The smell of Christmas goodies,
that are baked with tender care.
The smell is just the greatest,
there’s nothing to compare.
The evergreen’s so fragrant,
the smell of Christmas season.
Like the hanging of mistletoe,
thats done for a good reason.
The red berries of the holly,
in that arrangement on the table.
Which I’m sure is much better ,
then Christmas in that stable.
Poinsettia’s all around,
to balance off the garland.
Music boxes everyplace,
bought by my sweet darlin’.
Cinnamon and Peppermint,
fills the air thats in our house.
And what is stirring in the night,
is not the Christmas mouse.
Those pies that make me drool,
just sitting there on that shelf.
Is as if they were made special,
for that jolly old Christmas elf.

Tuesday, December 3rd
Parking at Quail Point Lodge
Holiday Season Kick-Off Party
Quail Point Lodge @ 4:30 PM- 6:45 PM
The Horseshoe Bay POA had an attendee goal of 400. That goal has been met. We will have a full house! Parking will be first come, first serve! Please be prepared to carpool or provide extra time for parking.
Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance
will be announcing Citizen of the Year at the Horseshoe Bay POA Jingle Mingle Holiday Season Kick-Off Party!
Congratulations to the 2019 Nominees
Mary Daniel
Gail Davalos
Don Eckelbarger
Thursday, December 5th
2nd Annual City of Horseshoe Bay
Christmas Tree Lighting
"Come One, Come All"
5:30 PM
(next to Police Station)

...don't miss the food truck, warm cider, toy drive and SANTA!
Monday, December 9th
10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Quail Point Lodge (Lake Room)
*No need for RSVP*

Presented by:
City of Horseshoe Bay Police Officer Thorp
and Investigator Don Johnson

There will be a powerpoint presentation on current crime trends and scams geared toward older individuals and communities. Q&A will be at the end of the seminar.
Free home inspections can be scheduled
(you do not need to be present to receive the free home inspection).
Call the non-emergency police line to schedule or speak to Officer Thorp (830) 598-2633
Thursday, December 12th
(just regular Bingo- Dinner will NOT be served)
7:00 PM - (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Quail Point Lodge

Dinner will not be served! Be sure and bring your own beverage. Coffee is the only beverage being served at Bingo.
The game will begin at 7:00PM.
Entry: $1.00
Cards: $1.00/each
(for table/game setup purposes please RSVP)
Dianne Jones: 830-598-4528
It's the perfect time of the year to give....
Due to lower than expected response and support with the food drive it has been extended to December 11th.
Please find a supporting business below and drop off your canned goods or non-perishable!
January 2, 2020
In early 2020, LCRA will temporarily lower Inks Lake and Lake LBJ for about eight weeks. The drawdown will assist in continued recovery from the October 2018 floods and provide property owners an opportunity to remove debris, dredge, and maintain or repair docks, retaining walls and other infrastructure.

The drawdown will begin Jan. 2, 2020, and will conclude on Feb. 28.

Inks Lake

LCRA will lower Inks Lake about 8 feet, from its normal operating range of 886.9 to 887.7 feet above mean sea level (feet msl) to a lowered range of 879.0 to 879.5 feet msl.

Lake LBJ

LCRA will lower Lake LBJ about 4 feet, from its normal operating range of 824.4 to 825 feet msl to a range of 820.2 to 820.8 feet msl. LCRA cannot lower Lake LBJ more than four feet without risking interfering with operations at the Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant.

Permitting requirements
Residents and property owners who want to perform dredging, remove debris or work on existing retaining walls during the drawdown must register their project with LCRA.