April 2023 | HSBPOA

April Newsletter 


Hello April!  As we welcome the first full month of Spring and we are eager to see more sunny days ahead, flowers in full bloom, celebrate holidays and observances, always take your time to give a little back for our community.  April is the perfect month to inspire us with National Garden Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, and Earth Day so help us by doing a little clean-up around your neighborhood, pick up your doggie’s droppings when taking them for a walk and do a little bit of Spring cleaning around the outside of your home to keep it tidy. 

The HSBPOA is busy putting together the last details for the first event of 2023 and is excited to bring our community together with the Spring Fling Art Festival.  Please join us for a fun afternoon of art, crafts, food, wine, beer, music, and fellowship at our beautiful Quail Point Lodge.  The festivities start at 3:00 PM with the art and craft show, where visitors can purchase a special piece to bring home or give as a gift.  From 5:00 to 7:00 PM the Ricky Adams band will delight guests with live music.  Guests are welcome to bring their blankets and foldable chairs to set up a perfect picnic spot overlooking the lake.  There is no fee to attend this event, and everyone is welcome. 

We have been working on different projects to beautify our community.  We have concluded Spring cleaning and beautification of Quail Point Lodge.  The garage was completed, and its architecture blends well with its surroundings.  It now houses records, rental equipment, and various decorations for our different events. One major project that we had conscientiously worked on since last year was the renovation of the different entrances into our community.  Unfortunately, this project has come to a halt as the HSBPOA Board of Directors needs to re-evaluate and have better communication with the city in hopes to work together to make this renovation a reality.      

Our Directory is being currently updated.  Businesses needed! If you are a business owner and would like to be featured on our brand new Business Directory please call Whit Holcomb at the POA office for more information 830-598-8795.  POA’s supporting business will be featured on the new book directory, our online directory and have the opportunity to participate in the HSBPOA Business Showcase open to the public this coming May. 

Pets? Pals? Pass them on!  We are looking for Horseshoe Bay residents, pets, gardeners, any special celebrations or special occasions that you would like to feature on our monthly newsletter.  If you or you know of someone that we can feature please contact the HSB POA office, email Whit Holcomb, and be part of our community newsletter.  Have a fun and wonderful April! 

Community Corner

Featuring compelling and engaging stories within our community. If you have an amazing story to share, please contact karen@hsbpoa.org, or whit@hsbpoa.org.

Sharon Zacharias and Mixed Media

by Whit Holcomb

Sharon and Jim Zacharias had dreamt of living permanently in Horseshoe Bay for years. In May 2020, they were able to make that dream come true.


Originally from San Diego, California, Sharon is good with numbers and started her professional career with BankAmericard and then moved into corporate banking. With a passion for art, Sharon moved on to other endeavors, including interior design, functioning as a color expert for national magazines, and serving as a national representative for Hart Graphics for many years. For the last 31 years before retiring, Sharon and Jim owned a successful printing and publishing company.  

'Retiring' from the business, Sharon found time for her true joy - teaching children and seniors how to make art. Making art is one thing, but 'teaching art to people is my passion.'

Sharon's most impassioned story involved teaching an eighty-six-year-old woman that she could make art. Her senior student thanked Sharon with tears in her eyes, grateful for taking her time to teach her something she had wanted forever - knowledge to create something beautiful.

 Sharon has taught art in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. 

Mixed media art, working with alcohol inks, and Prismacolor pencils are Sharon's specialties. The Zacharias home is a joyous rainbow of magnificent artistic expression. Interviewing Sharon and hearing her life story felt like meeting an icon, an incredible experience I'll forever cherish.

We look forward to featuring countless stories and people like Sharon all over Horseshoe Bay in the future. Reach out to Karen with your unique story.

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Monthly Announcements

Spring Fling Art Festival:

Saturday, April 1st, from 3:00 to 7:00

Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Ln.

Fireworks Display @ Lighthouse (Resort Event):

Saturday, April 1st @ 10:50 PM

Office Closure:

Good Friday, April 7th


Sunday, April 9th


Thursday, April 13th - Doors open at 6:00 PM

RSVP to Louraine Robertson at 830-598-6660

HSB POA Board Meeting:

Wednesday, April 19th at 9:00 AM

Quail Point Lodge, Mesquite Room

Exercise Classes:

Classes on 4/6, 4/11, 4/13, and 4/18

Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Lake Room

Instructor Karen Calderon-Schweitzer

Quail Point Grounds Closures (private events):

Thursday, April 20th

Friday, April 21st

Thursday, April 27th

Friday/Saturday, April 28th & 29th

Fawn Season

by Yuki Graves

As spring arrives in Horseshoe Bay, it also brings the arrival of new fawns to our community. It is essential to remember that our local deer are currently giving birth, which means they will be more active and can be unpredictable when crossing the road.

As a reminder, please slow down when driving on Highway 2147, and other highways, during this time. By taking extra caution and reducing speed, we can help protect these beautiful creatures and ensure their safety and our own. Happy Spring, everyone.

Texas State Flower:


On March 7, 1901, the 27th Texas Legislature adopted the bluebonnet, the flower as the state flower, the flower of the annual legume Lupinus subcarnosus, as the state flower. The flower's popular name derives from its resemblance to a sunbonnet. It has also been called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and, in Spanish, el conejo ("the rabbit"). On March 8, 1971, the legislation was amended to include L. texensis and "any other variety of bluebonnet not heretofore recorded."

In 1933 the legislature adopted a state flower song, "Bluebonnets," by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett. Also, in the 1930s, the Highway Department began a landscaping and beautification program and extended the flower's range. Due largely to that agency's efforts, bluebonnets now grow along most major highways throughout the state. The flower usually blooms in late March and early April and is found mostly in limestone outcroppings from north central Texas to Mexico. Its popularity is widespread.

Although early explorers failed to mention the bluebonnet in their descriptions of Texas, Indian lore called the flower a gift from the Great Spirit.

The bluebonnet continues to be a favorite subject for artists and photographers, and at the peak of bloom, festivals featuring the flower are held in several locations. Burnet will host its annual Bluebonnet festival from April 7th -9th this year. If you have any amazing bluebonnet pictures, we have a Facebook album here.

Common practice is not to mow bluebonnets if some come up on your land until the flower starts to recede, generally around the first part of May. Texas Department of Transportation has some planting tips for growing these beautiful flowers here.

Article sources: By: Jean Andrews, Type: General Entry, Published: 1952, Updated: May 1, 1995, Texas State Historical Association

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