Burnet’s My Town project to build more homes as family moves in

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A family has moved into the first home built through Burnet’s private-public housing expansion project called My Town, while construction continues on two more homes and economic development leaders purchase additional lots.

More winter? Early spring? Get the forecast at Donkey Day in Bertram

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Donkey Day is Feb. 2. And it’s an important day for those planning out their spring schedules. Up north, people look to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions of six more weeks of winter or early springs. In Bertram, however, Pawnee the miniature donkey will let residents know what kind of […]

Marble Falls fire, EMS crews now equipped to save pets’ lives

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Lady Gogh ushered in a new era Jan. 29 for Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area EMS when she demonstrated the latest equipment donated to the departments.

Marble Falls Night Mares a roller derby ‘sisterhood’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Roller derby is making a comeback in the Hill Country. And to raise money and awareness, the Marble Falls Night Mares are holding a taco fundraiser Jan. 31.

Friendships are priceless at DAV Thrift Store in Kingsland

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Bill Lewis turns the lamp around a couple of times at the check-out counter. He examines several places on the lamp and makes his pronouncement.

Cottonwood Shores boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls officially opens

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials gathered under sunny skies Jan. 27 on Lake Marble Falls to officially open the Cottonwood Shores Public Boat Ramp.

Marble Falls targets downtown area for revitalization

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — City officials have created a new board to propose public improvement projects in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.

Traditional ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ offers relevant message of acceptance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For many years, the Marble Falls High School choral department has tackled some challenging musicals known for their elaborate productions and designs, including “Tarzan” (complete with a vine-swinging Tarzan), “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Seussical The Musical” among others.

Former Mustang Cyril Lemon in Gridiron Showcase, eyeing NFL

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Recent University of North Texas graduate and offensive lineman Cyril Lemon has one more college football game to play — then it’s on to the 2015 NFL Draft.

Burnet police get body cameras with help from donation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Burnet police officers are getting body cameras, thanks in part to a citizen who just wanted to help.

Marble Falls High School student arrested after alleged death threats on Facebook

30 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police arrested a 15-year-old Marble Falls High School student Jan. 29 after he allegedly threatened a teacher and classmates in a Facebook post. Marble Falls Police Lt. Steve Eckstein confirmed the arrest of the youth after officers learned of the alleged threat made through a Facebook post.

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Burnet’s My Town project to build more homes as family moves in

30 January 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A family has moved into the first home built through Burnet’s private-public housing expansion project called My Town, while construction continues on two more homes and economic development leaders purchase additional lots.

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Police: Burnet businesses targeted in gas bill scams

30 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of scams targeting gas customers have Burnet police and officials asking residents to be vigilant if somebody calls them over the phone demanding payment. According to the Burnet Police Department, suspects contacted two local businesses claiming to represent TXU Gas and Atmos Gas.

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Upgraded bond rating saves money for BCISD, taxpayers

30 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials informed the board of trustees they’ll save some bond money, which means a saving for taxpayers. “Our bond rating was upgraded,” business manager Sarah Cervi said. “The result is we’ll get better interest rates.”

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More winter? Early spring? Get the forecast at Donkey Day in Bertram

30 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Donkey Day is Feb. 2. And it’s an important day for those planning out their spring schedules. Up north, people look to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions of six more weeks of winter or early springs. In Bertram, however, Pawnee the miniature donkey will let residents know what kind of […]

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Designer Purse Bingo benefits Children’s Advocacy Center

30 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Bingo for a Brahmin — or several other designer purses. The third annual Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is 2-5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista in Marble Falls.

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Spicewood Arts Society scholarship fundraiser offers dinner and Duck Soup

30 January 2015

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE SPICEWOOD — The Spicewood Arts Society is holding its annual scholarship fundraiser Feb. 20 at the Spicewood Vineyards Event Center.

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Hikes, classes and more at Inks Lake State Park in February

30 January 2015

HOOVER’S VALLEY — Inks Lake State Park has several activities planned for February. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older, $3 for Texas residents 65 and older and free for ages 12 and younger.

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Highland Lakes basketball teams take the court

30 January 2015

The Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano high school basketball teams are in action tonight. Here is the schedule:

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Burnet teen claims alleged sexual contact with child an ‘accident’

29 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 17-year-old male suspect accused of inappropriate sexual contact he described as “an accident” with a small child remains in the Burnet County Jail on $100,000 bond, Burnet police reported.

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Burnet schools, residents on boil water notice after second break

29 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A second waterline break in a week prompted city officials Jan. 29 to put several hundred residents and three school campuses on a boil water notice, according to a statement by the city of Burnet.

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Marble Falls fire, EMS crews now equipped to save pets’ lives

29 January 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Lady Gogh ushered in a new era Jan. 29 for Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area EMS when she demonstrated the latest equipment donated to the departments.

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Car fire in Marble Falls

No injuries in car blaze at RR 1431 in Marble Falls

29 January 2015

A Marble Falls Fire Rescue crew member makes sure a fire that destroyed this car is out. The fire crew and Marble Falls police responded to the car fire about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 near the intersection of RR 1431 and Avenue U. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. Nobody was injured during the fire, and officials […]

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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash

29 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital.

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