Rabies clinic aims to protect pets against fatal disease

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The best way to protect your dog or cat from contracting rabies is getting it vaccinated, and the Marble Falls Police Department’s Animal Services is making that step a bit easier. “We used to do these clinics for several years, but then we just got away from doing them,” […]

Llano County resists housing immigrant children

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Two more commissioners courts in the Hill Country have approved resolutions rejecting the placement of undocumented immigrant children in facilities within their counties citing an “unsupportable burden on local taxpayers,” according to one of the public documents.

Highland Lakes Ukulele Club pickin’ and grinnin’ with happy instrument

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The thing about hanging around a bunch of ukulele-playing folks is you can’t help but smile. The upbeat attitude of the musicians combined with the fun, light-hearted tunes lift the spirits of everyone in the room. “It’s just a fun instrument,” said Lisa Miller, a recent convert to […]

Llano group hopes to reopen historic Red Top Jail

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO —  If the idea of going to jail makes you a little nervous, how about becoming a friend of a jail? Sound a bit, well, strange?

LCRA puts pressure on those with illegal ‘straws’ in water

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority is stepping up enforcement against people without a contract who take water from the lakes and lower Colorado River via “straws,” but officials are giving a few days’ warning before really cracking down.

DailyTrib.com is now mobile for phones, tablets

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Smartphone and tablet users will now find the DailyTrib.com website friendlier to their devices when they are away from their laptop or desktop computers. DailyTrib.com has gone mobile.

Local microbrews on tap at Beer by the Bay festival

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — With just one taste of a microbrewery beer, brewmaster David Rathkamp says it’s difficult for anyone to go back to anything else. “It will have a lot more flavor,” he said. “It’s the difference between eating a piece of Wonder Bread and eating a freshly baked homemade hearty […]

LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

Colorado River advocacy groups squaring off in water fight

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As drought conditions continue, the battle over water from the Colorado River heats up between advocacy groups fighting to get their messages across to state agencies with the power to halt supplies.

Marble Falls theater arts students take their summer break on the stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After the Marble Falls High School theater arts’ one-act play wrapped up last year without advancing out of a tough district competition, the students and teacher took a note from a common sports practice: more touches on the ball.

Rabies clinic aims to protect pets against fatal disease

31 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The best way to protect your dog or cat from contracting rabies is getting it vaccinated, and the Marble Falls Police Department’s Animal Services is making that step a bit easier. “We used to do these clinics for several years, but then we just got away from doing them,” […]

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Kellcy’s General Store hosting beer tastings to help Cottonwood Shores kids head back to school

31 July 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — All Tim Kellcy did was ask a question. That question, however, blossomed into a movement aimed at giving Cottonwood Shores youth a boost as they prepare for the first day of school in August. “I was sitting next to Mayor (Donald) Orr, and I asked him about […]

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Inks Lake State Park offering night and dog hikes in August

31 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Hit the trails at night or take a morning excursion with your pooch at Inks Lake State Park in August. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children […]

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Darrell McCall to perform at the Llano Country Opry

31 July 2014

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM LLANO — Heart of Texas country artist Darrell McCall will take the Llano Country Opry stage Aug. 9 at the Lantex Theater. McCall, who has performed with Ray Price, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., will be joined by his wife, Mona, for the 7:30 p.m. show.

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Llano County resists housing immigrant children

30 July 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Two more commissioners courts in the Hill Country have approved resolutions rejecting the placement of undocumented immigrant children in facilities within their counties citing an “unsupportable burden on local taxpayers,” according to one of the public documents.

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Highland Lakes Ukulele Club pickin’ and grinnin’ with happy instrument

30 July 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The thing about hanging around a bunch of ukulele-playing folks is you can’t help but smile. The upbeat attitude of the musicians combined with the fun, light-hearted tunes lift the spirits of everyone in the room. “It’s just a fun instrument,” said Lisa Miller, a recent convert to […]

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Llano group hopes to reopen historic Red Top Jail

30 July 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO —  If the idea of going to jail makes you a little nervous, how about becoming a friend of a jail? Sound a bit, well, strange?

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Horseshoe Bay resident, ex-Texas coach Fred Akers talks Longhorns

30 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Fred Akers is retired from coaching college football, but he still had plenty to say on the subject at an open house at his Horseshoe Bay residence. The former University of Texas head football coach and his wife, Diane, recently listed their home with Jan and Roy Busse, owner […]

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School supply drive helping Burnet County foster children

30 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — One of the exciting parts of heading back to class is opening up those new school supplies — all fresh and ready for a year of learning. Unfortunately, not every child gets a full backpack of supplies. Children in foster care face the prospect of the first of class without […]

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LCRA puts pressure on those with illegal ‘straws’ in water

29 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority is stepping up enforcement against people without a contract who take water from the lakes and lower Colorado River via “straws,” but officials are giving a few days’ warning before really cracking down.

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DailyTrib.com is now mobile for phones, tablets

29 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Smartphone and tablet users will now find the DailyTrib.com website friendlier to their devices when they are away from their laptop or desktop computers. DailyTrib.com has gone mobile.

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Local microbrews on tap at Beer by the Bay festival

29 July 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — With just one taste of a microbrewery beer, brewmaster David Rathkamp says it’s difficult for anyone to go back to anything else. “It will have a lot more flavor,” he said. “It’s the difference between eating a piece of Wonder Bread and eating a freshly baked homemade hearty […]

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Player health part of game plan for Highland Lakes youth football

29 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Injuries and other health concerns are always major players in the game of football, even at the youth association level. And officers and coaches of those associations have taken steps to address medical-related issues by attending clinics and watching online videos on the proper way to tackle […]

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LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

28 July 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

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