Up, up and away over Horseshoe Bay with hot-air balloon event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — It’s not often you get the chance to see a skunk, named Spunky at that, drift over Horseshoe Bay. But don’t worry about crimes against your olfactory nerves. This skunk comes with a lot of hot air but no bad smell. Spunky the Skunk is just one […]

Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this […]

Marble Falls’ Euda Raley, 102, has the story of the century

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Euda Raley’s grin and laugh show a person who loves life and looks forward to every day. And, why not? On March 29, she celebrated her 37,230th day on Earth (give or take a few Leap Days). “Yeah, sometimes, I’m not sure why I’m still here, but […]

Marble Falls girls track team wins district title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The talk on the first day of the District 25-4A track-and-field meet was that the race for the team championship was wide open. Too bad no one told the Lady Mustangs. Because by the end of the 300-meter hurdles, Marble Falls won the meet after sweeping the medals […]

Kingsland couple’s beloved tree dies but gets a new ‘life’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When a towering mulberry tree in the backyard of Rob and Shereen Hirning’s lakeside home began looking a bit “under the weather,” the couple turned to a tree expert for advice on reinvigorating it. The prognosis wasn’t good.

Lee’s Diner in Marble Falls serves up food off silver trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A bare patch of land at one of the busiest corners in Marble Falls, a hungry electrician wrapping up his work and a question all came together in such a way that Lee’s Diner became the town’s first food-trailer restaurant.

Special Olympics athletes show their mettle at Marble Falls competition

The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics squad enters Mustang Stadium on April 4 for the 2014 Mustang Roundup Track and Field Meet. The event drew about 100 athletes from across Central Texas. The blustery wind didn’t down the spirit of the student-athletes as they competed throughout the day. The next major meet for […]

‘Good Time Gospel Hour’ coming to KBEY

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Folks looking for a nice way to start their Sunday mornings only have to tune in to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune starting April 6 for the new “Good Time Gospel Hour.” The show, hosted by local agriculture extension agent Wade Hibler, is 8-9 a.m.

Local Master Gardeners, residents create oasis at Oaks Nursing Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It’s just a collection of raised beds populated by a variety of plants — some flowering, some not so much. Yet this area serves as an oasis for residents of the Oaks Nursing Center in Burnet thanks to the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association.

Marble Falls EDC looks to buy land, spur growth downtown

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS — Economic Development Corp. officials are eyeing a tract of land between historic downtown Main Street and Lakeside Park for potential development such as a performing arts center, a hotel and conference center or a retail, eatery and lodging complex.

Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

15 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls.

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Marble Falls offensive coordinator Bill Poe takes head coaching job

15 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School offensive coordinator Bill Poe was named the new head coach at Northwest High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area April 14. Poe’s first day is April 15.

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Up, up and away over Horseshoe Bay with hot-air balloon event

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — It’s not often you get the chance to see a skunk, named Spunky at that, drift over Horseshoe Bay. But don’t worry about crimes against your olfactory nerves. This skunk comes with a lot of hot air but no bad smell. Spunky the Skunk is just one […]

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Labyrinth at Burnet church offers peaceful reflection as Easter approaches

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Even though modern conveniences such as smartphones, the Internet and tablet computers have created new ways to interact and share information — something many churches have embraced — sometimes, we still need to return to “the old” ways to reflect on our relationship with God, especially as Easter […]

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Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this […]

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Students return to campus after bomb threat at Burnet Middle School

14 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Middle School students returned to school about 3 p.m. April 14 after a second bomb threat in less than a week. Seventh- and eighth-grade students were moved off campus April 14 out of caution for a non-credible report of a bomb, according to school officials. Those students were moved to […]

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Man allegedly takes shot at officers during hit-and-run investigation

14 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man is behind bars on attempted capital murder charges after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of law enforcement officers and others following a hit-and-run incident late April 12. Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwight Hardin said deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers […]

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Spicewood girl battles rare brain tumor as friends and community rally

14 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When 15-year-old Katelyn Norton began complaining of a headache, based on the girl’s medical history, her mother, Debbie, knew this might not be an ordinary teen complaint. So the mom scheduled a checkup. The diagnosis wasn’t the type any parent wants to hear, but for Katelyn and her […]

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Marble Falls baseball loses in extra innings; softball falls 13-6

14 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team experienced a brutal 18 hours that included a loss in extra innings to Dripping Springs on April 11 and a lopsided win against Llano on April 12.

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Marble Falls student-anglers compete at Lake Travis tourney

14 April 2014

AUSTIN — Five teams from the Marble Falls high school fishing club competed at the Faith Angler Network tournament at Lake Austin on April 5. The team of Colby Orton and Kam Wright were the highest-placing team representing Marble Falls, reeling in five fish that equaled 11.95 pounds.

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Retired Marble Falls coach jumping into MFISD school board race

11 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For more than three decades, Larry Berkman helped turn teenage boys into young men as the Marble Falls High School basketball coach. Now, he’s hoping to extend his influence as he recently announced his candidacy for Place 4 on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees in […]

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Burnet Middle School student charged in bomb threat; weapons removed from home

11 April 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet police said they have detained a Burnet Middle School student in connection with an April 10 bomb scare at the campus. According to a city news release, the eighth-grade male suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center, charged with false report/alarm and will have a hearing at […]

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Marble Falls’ Euda Raley, 102, has the story of the century

11 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Euda Raley’s grin and laugh show a person who loves life and looks forward to every day. And, why not? On March 29, she celebrated her 37,230th day on Earth (give or take a few Leap Days). “Yeah, sometimes, I’m not sure why I’m still here, but […]

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Meadowlakes WWII vets prepare for another mission

11 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MEADOWLAKES — If the organizers don’t let him do it, Bud Lowry will figure out a way on his own. “I may have to sneak off,” said Lowry, a World War II veteran and Meadowlakes resident, with a slight grin. “But, no, they told me if I have the location, […]

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