Bluebonnet Air Show offers sights, sounds and stunts

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nothing sounds like, or even comes close, to the rumble of a P-51 Mustang barreling just a few hundred feet off the ground as it races by. For a big part of World War II, that sound sent shudders through the bodies of enemy forces as they dove for cover. […]

Llano Crawfish Open mixes Cajun fare, Texas tunes April 25-26

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Sometimes, you just have to buckle down and take a bite. At least that’s the best way to get over the idea of eating a mudbug, more commonly called a crawfish. Yeah, that little red freshwater crustacean returns as the center of attention April 25-26 during the 25th annual Llano […]

Marble Falls ends Ralph Hendricks’ tenure as city manager

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council voted April 22 to end its contract with City Manager Ralph Hendricks and officially let him go. “It was a tough decision,” Mayor George Russell said. “As a council member, you have a compassionate heart, but you also have your fiduciary responsibilities, […]

Classics, hot rods and more at Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Nothing against them, but you probably won’t find any Toyota Priuses during the Lake Area Rods & Classics Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26. It’s not that the Prius isn’t a good car, but, let’s face it, the little engine just doesn’t fit next to the roar of […]

John D. Bennett was tinkerer, inventor and storyteller

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While John D. Bennett fancied himself an inventor (he did hold 65 patents), the Marble Falls man definitely enjoyed spinning a yarn or two. And that only served as a warmup.

Burnet High School’s top chefs take second at state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The right ingredients are as important in food as the meal itself. So look no further for the perfect culinary team recipe than that of Burnet High School students Yesi Suarez, Hayli Porter and Robyn Hall.

HCCT’s ‘Drop Dead!’ will bring audiences to life with laughter

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — What happens when a group of washed-up actors try to revive their careers in a play by director Victor Le Pewe? Well, it could be their final act as the rehearsals start and the body count climbs. Welcome to “Drop Dead!

Marble Falls girls track squad takes area meet title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team continued its winning streak at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 16. The Lady Mustangs captured the title with 129 points. Second-place finisher Leander scored 84, while Leander Vandegrift had 78 and Leander Rouse finished with 69.

Spicewood’s Katy Kirby finds her voice on paper and stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIFTWOOD — Katy Kirby isn’t sure how she wound up playing the main stage of this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Maybe her mother, Lisa Kirby, suggested it. “I didn’t have anything else to do that weekend,” Katy recalled.

Preschool’s garden project teaches love for God’s creation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though they might be separated in age by “a few” years, Bluebonnet Methodist Preschool student Paisley Powell and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Carolyn Kennedy shared something in common for a few minutes: dirty hands.

Ex-Burnet County investigator gets probation, loses license for falsifying arrest warrant

24 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a former Burnet County investigator to 10 years of probation after the man pleaded guilty to an aggravated perjury charge regarding a search warrant in August 2013. Irvin “Bo” Boshears entered the plea April 24 in Judge Dan Mills’ court. As part of the plea, […]

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Officials evacuate Marble Falls Elementary after bomb threat; no device found

24 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON AND JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A note stating a bomb threat was discovered at 7:27 a.m. April 24 on the door of a Head Start building at Marble Falls Elementary School, forcing officials to move students to a playground on the other side of the campus. By 9:09 a.m., […]

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Bluebonnet Air Show offers sights, sounds and stunts

24 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nothing sounds like, or even comes close, to the rumble of a P-51 Mustang barreling just a few hundred feet off the ground as it races by. For a big part of World War II, that sound sent shudders through the bodies of enemy forces as they dove for cover. […]

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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Break in your boots on a Highland Lakes dance floor

24 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF While the Highland Lakes might not be the Fort Worth Stockyards, we do enjoy a little dancing. And with places such as Pardners in Buchanan Dam and the Cadillac Dance Hall between Burnet and Marble Falls, you’ll enjoy a fun time scootin’ your boots across the dance floor. But just […]

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Past and present residents celebrating Smithwick homecoming April 26

24 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — Who says you need a football game to hold homecoming? All you really need is a place to meet and a common bond of some sort. On April 26, that bond is the Smithwick community, located about 12 miles east of Marble Falls.

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Lady Dawgs student-manager is important part of the team

24 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Every morning, Burnet High School female athletes have to find their name on the roll board and turn the washer to hide them. But on this particular morning, several months ago, the Lady Dawgs found friendship bracelets in front of each washer.

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Marble Falls soccer players honored at awards ceremony

24 April 2014

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School soccer programs were honored during the annual awards ceremony April 22. Coaches announced members of the all-District 51-4A team and handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation.

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores official charged with theft from city

23 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The former Cottonwood Shores administrator is accused of stealing a laundry list of items from the municipality prior to her resignation in June 2013. On April 8, Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Janet Kay Taylor-Carusi, 56, on theft of property charges between $1,500 and $20,000 for allegedly stealing a list […]

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Llano Crawfish Open mixes Cajun fare, Texas tunes April 25-26

23 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Sometimes, you just have to buckle down and take a bite. At least that’s the best way to get over the idea of eating a mudbug, more commonly called a crawfish. Yeah, that little red freshwater crustacean returns as the center of attention April 25-26 during the 25th annual Llano […]

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Relive family road trips with Hills & Lakes adventure

23 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR  MARBLE FALLS — When my dad would load us up in the old family station wagon for a Sunday drive, we would start by pulling out a series of maps. Then, with my mom riding shotgun and my brother Jeff and I strapped securely into the back seat (so we […]

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Hill Country Blenders putting on spring show

23 April 2014

Oscar Hammerstein II said it first: “The hills are alive with the sound of music.” But here’s the local version: The Hill Country Sings. That’s the theme of the Hill Country Blenders annual Spring Show on April 25-26 at First Baptist Church, 501 12th St. in Marble Falls. Performances are 7 p.m. both nights. The […]

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Llano baseball falls to Liberty Hill but takes second place

23 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LIBERTY HILL — The fight for the District 8-3A baseball championship lived up to the billing. But, in the end, Liberty Hill took advantage of one Llano mistake to claim the title with a 4-3 victory in eight innings April 22.

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Burnet baseball loses to Brownwood, finishes third

23 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BROWNWOOD — The Burnet High School baseball team lost 9-8 to Brownwood in eight innings April 22 to end its regular season. That means the Bulldogs (13-11-3 overall, 6-4 district) are third in District 8-3A, and Llano is the runner-up after a 4-3 loss to Liberty Hill in eight innings […]

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Marble Falls ends Ralph Hendricks’ tenure as city manager

22 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council voted April 22 to end its contract with City Manager Ralph Hendricks and officially let him go. “It was a tough decision,” Mayor George Russell said. “As a council member, you have a compassionate heart, but you also have your fiduciary responsibilities, […]

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