Llano hosting Hammerfest aerobatic contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The toughest part about watching the 2014 Hill Country Hammerfest might be stretching the kinks out of your neck afterward.

Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.”

Burnet, Marble Falls football teams ready for annual battle

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Few week one football match ups will garner the interest that Burnet and Marble Falls brings Aug. 29. The Bulldogs (0-0) come to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff looking to end a three-game losing skid to their county rivals.

Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

VIDEO: Marble Falls police Taser knife-throwing suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls police officer used a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old man Aug. 25 after the man threw a knife at officers when they approached him for allegedly smashing windows out of a pickup. Marble Falls police charged Stanley Bernard Abney with aggravated assault against a public servant, […]

Farmers’ markets cultivate buyer, seller relationships

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Jana Ard keeps her bread selection as varied as you could imagine. No, you want find any traditional white or whole wheat bread, but you will discover varieties such as pear, peach, zucchini, pumpkin and even chocolate-chip-banana nut.

Oatmeal Festival in Bertram/Oatmeal is ‘funky good time’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — It’s time to put away the grits and celebrate all things oatmeal once again. The 37th annual Oatmeal Festival returns Aug. 30 to downtown Bertram and, of course, kicks off Aug. 29 in Oatmeal.

Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The suspect in a Burnet County double homicide apparently used a law enforcement officer’s rifle in the alleged murder of two men at a residence Aug. 19.

Parking should be easier for Burnet-Marble Falls football game

29 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Battle of Burnet County on Aug. 29 between the visiting Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs will open the 2014 high school football season and bring out fans of both teams in droves. Which means finding a parking spot at Mustang Stadium turns into a game […]

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Llano hosting Hammerfest aerobatic contest

29 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The toughest part about watching the 2014 Hill Country Hammerfest might be stretching the kinks out of your neck afterward.

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Marble Falls’ Cyril Lemon, UNT team face off with Texas

29 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — In 2011, only months before he was to graduate from Marble Falls High School, Cyril Lemon reluctantly took a recruiting trip to the University of North Texas.

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Ex-Mustang receiver David Morgan gets his shot at UTSA

29 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Former Marble Falls High School receiver David Morgan is planning on doing for the University of Texas-San Antonio what he did for the Mustangs from 2008 to 2010. Be the possession receiver.

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Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

28 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.”

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Burnet, Marble Falls football teams ready for annual battle

28 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Few week one football match ups will garner the interest that Burnet and Marble Falls brings Aug. 29. The Bulldogs (0-0) come to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff looking to end a three-game losing skid to their county rivals.

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Faith Academy football hosting Ty Detmer-led St. Andrew’s

28 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team can only play one non-district game at home, the Flames couldn’t have asked for a better opponent. Faith welcomes Austin St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, whose head coach is former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. The game is 7:30 p.m. […]

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Llano football facing 2A state runner-up Wall in season opener

28 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Perhaps Llano High School head football coach Craig Slaughter misses the district competition he faced last year when the Yellow Jackets played Burnet, Brownwood, Liberty Hill and Lampasas. Is that why he agreed to a home-and-home series with Wall, the Class 2A state runner-up?

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Smoking for Jesus celebrates God’s deliverance from New Orleans to Highland Lakes

28 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Very few people would consider the uprooting of their lives from a place they knew and loved to settling in an unfamiliar location a reason to celebrate. But members of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry plan on doing just that as they begin their 10th year as […]

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Girl Scouts seeking new members, repairing Marble Falls Scout House

28 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Ahh, the sound of school bells can only mean one thing: It’s time to get signed up for the Girl Scouts. OK, maybe that isn’t the “one thing,” but it’s definitely a fun thing.

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 21-27, 2014

28 August 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 21-27, 2014, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 12-25, 2014

28 August 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 12-25, 2014, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

27 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

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Highland Lakes SPCA raising funds for bigger digs

27 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The dogs at the Highland Lakes SPCA shelter aren’t unhappy. They have large outdoor pens that provide plenty of space in which to run and play. Many have a “roommate” to keep them company. They have water, doghouses and a dedicated staff to make sure they’re fed […]

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