Llano has contract with company to remove river debris at no cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO  — A large quarry and mining operation in the Highland Lakes has joined forces with the city of Llano to remove tons of sand and gravel from the Llano River at no cost to the city, officials said. On April 24, Collier Materials signed a 10-year contract to launch […]

Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, you just have to jump in. That’s what Lakriesha Cesario did last fall when she opened up her cafe and coffee shop, Love Bites. (more…)

Meadowlakes dissolves public facilities corp. running golf course

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF UPDATE: The Meadowlakes City Council on April 25 approved by a vote of 3-2 to dissolve the public facilities corporation that manages and operates the Hidden Falls Golf Course in the heart of the community. Council members who voted for the dissolution were Mike Barry, Alton Fields and Jerry Drummond. […]

Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Cyril Lemon has been fine-tuning all sorts of job skills the past several months. He has been reviewing information, learning how to answer interview questions and even improving his physical stamina. (more…)

Marble Falls coach Kyle Futrell retiring, two more resign

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two more Marble Falls Independent School District coaches have resigned and another will retire at the end of this school year. (more…)

Marble Falls superintendent lone finalist for South Texas job

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After almost four years of leading the Marble Falls Independent School District, Superintendent Rob O’Connor looks to be moving on. The Sharyland ISD board has named O’Connor the lone finalist in its superintendent search. SISD is located in South Texas and serves the communities of Mission, McAllen, Edinburg and […]

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

Murder mystery ‘Mousetrap’ keeps audiences guessing until the end

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thrill of a mystery is trying to figure out “whodunnit” before the heroic sleuth. But when Agatha Christie is the brains behind the story, you might walk out of the theater saying, “I never saw that coming.” (more…)

Burnet, Llano counties feature in documentary about rodeo clown

27 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Attending a rodeo in Burnet changed the lives of filmmaker Noessa Higa and rodeo clown Ronald Burton. That rodeo convinced Higa that she had discovered a story worth sharing with others. And that story became her sports documentary, “Man in the Can,” which premieres at 2:30 p.m. May […]

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The city of Llano has launched a dredging campaign on the Llano River to increase water storage capacity and eradicate water weeds such as milfoil in Town Lake, the community's sole water source. Courtesy photo

Llano has contract with company to remove river debris at no cost

27 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO  — A large quarry and mining operation in the Highland Lakes has joined forces with the city of Llano to remove tons of sand and gravel from the Llano River at no cost to the city, officials said. On April 24, Collier Materials signed a 10-year contract to launch […]

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Judge dismisses ex-football player’s lawsuit vs. MFISD

27 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judged issued a summary judgment in former Marble Falls High School football player Blake Ripple’s lawsuit against the Marble Falls Independent School District. (more…)

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Several Burnet track athletes headed to regional meet

27 April 2015

BURNET — Thirteen track-and-field athletes and three relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the Class 4A Region IV meet thanks to their finishes at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 23. Athletes had to finish in the top four in each event to qualify for regionals. (more…)

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Faith girls 2nd at district; several athletes qualify for regionals

27 April 2015

SAN ANTONIO— Faith Academy of Marble Falls made its first appearance at the District 3 Class 3A track-and-field meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on April 21. (more…)

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Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

24 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

24 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, you just have to jump in. That’s what Lakriesha Cesario did last fall when she opened up her cafe and coffee shop, Love Bites. (more…)

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Are you as tough as a firefighter? Find out at Burnet Fire 5K

24 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The premise sounds simple enough: Host a five-kilometer race benefitting Explorer Post 4700 in Burnet. Except this is the Burnet Fire 5K, so with the Burnet fire and EMS crews involved, it became a bit more challenging. Organizers threw in about 10 firefighting and EMS-oriented obstacles. “A lot […]

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Several Marble Falls track athletes headed to regional meet

23 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Good thing the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team is used to big meets coming down to the 4×400-meter relay. The Lady Mustangs relay team of Natalie Schulz, Maddie Johnson, Sarah Lewis and Tess Johnson finished second in the event to help the squad capture the District 25 and […]

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Meadowlakes City Council will consider dissolving the public facilities corporation that manages Hidden Falls Golf Course on April 25. File photo

Meadowlakes dissolves public facilities corp. running golf course

23 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF UPDATE: The Meadowlakes City Council on April 25 approved by a vote of 3-2 to dissolve the public facilities corporation that manages and operates the Hidden Falls Golf Course in the heart of the community. Council members who voted for the dissolution were Mike Barry, Alton Fields and Jerry Drummond. […]

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores chief surrenders peace officer license

Ex-Cottonwood Shores chief surrenders peace officer license

23 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After two incidents that required other police agencies to investigate his behavior, former Cottonwood Shores police chief Thomas Williams gave up his peace officer license in an agreement with local prosecutors. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate Cyril Lemon, a former University of North Texas lineman, will participate in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30-May 2. Photo courtesy of UNT

Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft

23 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Cyril Lemon has been fine-tuning all sorts of job skills the past several months. He has been reviewing information, learning how to answer interview questions and even improving his physical stamina. (more…)

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Join the Journey wellness fair offers drug, health education

23 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Janet Christiansen made a pledge to herself more than three years ago that she would do everything in her power to prevent another mother — another family — from going through what she and her family experienced after the 2011 death of her 21-year-old son, Caleb Christiansen. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior golfer Taylor Denton (seated) signs her letter of intent to play golf for the University of Texas at Tyler as Flames golf coach Rick Blackington (standing, left); parents, Shelly and Randy Denton; and Faith athletics director Jessie Crow look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy golfer Taylor Denton to play for UT-Tyler

23 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Six weeks ago, Faith Academy of Marble Falls golfer Taylor Denton hadn’t heard of the University of Texas at Tyler. (more…)

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