HLDW February Meeting
Please join us at Hidden Falls Bistro and Bar, 220 Meadowlakes Drive, Meadowlakes 78654
on Thursday February 23 at 11:30 am, check in at 11:15 am.
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Our speaker this month will be Sarah Rosen Garrett, a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S) and licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience with children and families. Sarah began her career as a special education teacher with Teach for America and was twice awarded Teacher of the Year. Garrett has specialized, advanced training in play therapy, sandtray therapy, art therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy and Trauma-Focused Equine Therapy.
In addition, she is trained in crisis and suicide intervention, and the treatment of trauma, including witnessing a traumatic death, and child abuse, neglect and sexual assault. Sarah is a member of NASW and the American Association for Play Therapy.
Upon moving to the Texas Hill Country in 2005, Sarah first worked as a CASA volunteer, and recognized the need for high-quality, affordable mental health care in rural Central Texas, as well as parenting support and classes. Sarah’s passion for providing exemplary mental health care for all children and families led her to create Camp Phoenix and the Phoenix Center in 2007. Sarah Rosen Garrett is the Founder and CEO.
Highland Lakes Democratic Women welcomed Christian Fletcher, Executive Director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation to their January meeting. Mr. Fletcher shared news and plans about growth in the Marble Falls area. The presentation explained about the upward trend in growth, sales tax collection and hotel tax payments. The number of visitors to this area has skyrocketed over the past few years, slowing down a bit in these economic times.
Mr. Fletcher stated that most of the growth will be developments in the vicinity of the 281 and 71 intersection. The builders involved are Lennar, DR Horton, Pulte and others. Each development will have restaurant and retail build outs along with all the housing.
Much of the growth of the area has been from Williamson and Travis counties. These new arrivals are raising the trends for income, employment and education; which in turn adds to the tax money collected and that becomes income for the county and the city to pay for improvements. The availability of water is of great importance in managing this growth. Plans are going into effect now to insure this area always has enough water to supply any growth there is.
There are new businesses moving in and major growth in the parks for recreational opportunities. A new hotel and conference center, light industrial area on 281 south of the city and a new sports complex are planned that will bring visitors to the city. But, alas, no Target.
The city of Marble Falls website https://www.marblefallseconomy.com/ has information about current stats and coming plans.
Highland Lakes Democratic Women meet the 4th Thursday of each month at Hidden Falls Bistro, 220 Meadowlakes Drive, Meadowlakes 78654. All are welcome.
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This blog is written and managed by HLDW member, Teri Flanagan.