Marble Falls football dominates Dripping Springs in win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team performed with a sense of urgency in defeating Dripping Springs 35-14 in a District 25-5A match Sept. 26. “Yes, a must win,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “Now we’re back in the playoff race. At 0-2, that’s tough. It […]

Local sharpshooter Katie Bridges wins bronze medal for Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANADA, Spain — Perhaps the only downside to winning a bronze medal at the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championship is all the school work Katie Bridges has to make up at Texas Christian University since returning home

Marble Falls EDC loses money on CorWorth deal

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – What started as a deal for a potential vocational school and an eco-friendly carmaker ended with a private corporation that makes outdoor public restroom kits purchasing a building from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. for $1.4 million, officials say.

Buttons are main accessory at Marble Falls workshop

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Janet Graves pulled out an 8-inch-by-10-inch placard and pointed out several of the buttons attached to it. “These are moon glows,” she explained. The bottoms come in several sizes and colors. “If you take a close look at it, it has a clear pieces of glass over the […]

Construction on courts to start at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Construction on two full-size tennis courts can begin next week thanks to a $64,000 matching grant from the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation to the city of Granite Shoals. Officials with the foundation presented the check to the city council during its meeting Sept. 23.

It’s a bigger, smokier Burnet BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Last year’s Burnet BBQ Cook-off was the largest in its 16-year history with 87 teams. Year 17 is expected to be bigger.

Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Burnet Sept. 27-28

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Once upon a time, the town of Burnet became home to a “very useful engine.” But this is no fairy tale because on Sept. 27-28, it comes true.

Southbound U.S. 281 bridge to open in ‘early October’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls soon will be open to traffic, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. When it opens, northbound and southbound traffic will cross the body of water on separate structures.

Discover NASA artifacts, more at Hill Country Space Expo in Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — In a college classroom, Jim Wreyford was handed a red-hot globe glowing at 500 degrees Celsius. Although scorching hot on one side. Wreyford could comfortably hold the other in his hand.

Burning car smashes into Marble Falls motorcycle shop

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No one was injured after a car caught on fire and crashed into a motorcycle business in the 1600 block of U.S. 281. The driver, a Granite Shoals resident, tried to pull off the highway as he was driving north on U.S. 281 after flames and smoke started […]

Burnet County to pay inmate’s $280,000 cancer treatment bill

29 September 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners expect to deplete an emergency fund balance to pay about a third of a nearly $1 million bill for a jail inmate’s cancer treatment cost, officials say.

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Llano County deputies seize drugs, guns, cash in Kingsland bust

29 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Kingsland on Sept. 25 and netted three suspects as well as drugs, money and guns.

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Marble Falls football dominates Dripping Springs in win

26 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team performed with a sense of urgency in defeating Dripping Springs 35-14 in a District 25-5A match Sept. 26. “Yes, a must win,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “Now we’re back in the playoff race. At 0-2, that’s tough. It […]

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Burnet football gets 43-13 win with strong defensive effort

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TAYLOR — A team that coughs up three fumbles on punts and one on a kickoff doesn’t typically put a mark in the win column, but then those teams probably don’t have a defense such as the Burnet Bulldogs. The Bulldogs beat the Taylor Ducks, 43-13, in Taylor thanks in […]

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Manhunt under way for suspect in Llano home invasion, firearms theft

26 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A man accused of attacking an elderly couple in their home and stealing their vehicle Sept. 26 remains at large as a number of agencies launch a search for the suspect, officials say.

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Faith Academy football falls to Texas School for the Deaf

26 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Faith Academy Flames stayed close in the first half, but let the momentum get away from them during the second half Sept. 26 in a 50-13 loss to Texas School for the Deaf. The Flames racked up more than 200 yards rushing as a team.

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Local sharpshooter Katie Bridges wins bronze medal for Team USA

26 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANADA, Spain — Perhaps the only downside to winning a bronze medal at the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championship is all the school work Katie Bridges has to make up at Texas Christian University since returning home

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Marble Falls Quilting Club creating relief for breast cancer patients

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The sewing machines buzz around the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church. Women line up material and make precision stitches. Some hand-stitch fabric, while others work the irons.

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Hill Country Community Theatre needs to fill director’s chairs

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — With the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre consisting of a mix of musicals and plays, executive director Mike Rademaekers is looking for some people interested in sitting in the director’s chair.

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‘Meet Your Maker’ at Camp Peniel adventure race next weekend

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — Ah, nothing like a little running and biking on a Sunday morning to get your body moving. Throw in some swimming and a mix of “mystery events,” and, all of a sudden, you can “Meet Your Maker.” Well, it is Sunday, after all.

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Sept. 19-25, 2014

26 September 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Sept. 19-25, 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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Marble Falls EDC loses money on CorWorth deal

25 September 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – What started as a deal for a potential vocational school and an eco-friendly carmaker ended with a private corporation that makes outdoor public restroom kits purchasing a building from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. for $1.4 million, officials say.

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Burnet CISD holding presentations on $26.75M bond; election is Nov. 4

25 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the November election approaching, Burnet school district officials are hoping to address questions and concerns regarding a proposed $26.75 million bond on the upcoming ballot.

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Buttons are main accessory at Marble Falls workshop

25 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Janet Graves pulled out an 8-inch-by-10-inch placard and pointed out several of the buttons attached to it. “These are moon glows,” she explained. The bottoms come in several sizes and colors. “If you take a close look at it, it has a clear pieces of glass over the […]

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