The good and bad news about falling fuel prices in Texas

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Plummeting fuel prices have consumers cheering for unleaded gasoline at less than $2 per gallon while oil and gas producers begin to cut staff, scrap new projects and slash expenses to stay afloat, officials say.

Book a singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders

With Valentine’s Day just around the bend, it’s time to make your reservation for a Singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders. Last year, the quartet of Bernie Sachs (left), Norm Homburg, Chuck Meyers and Steve Taylor sang at Twisted Hair Salon and Studio in Marble Falls. Singing quartets will serenade your sweethearts Feb. 13-14 […]

TxDOT to replace 40-year-old bridge, add traffic light in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Growth and safety issues prompted Texas Department of Transportation officials to launch a bridge replacement project and the installation of a traffic light on a busy stretch of Texas 71 between Austin and Marble Falls.

Restrictions put on Burnet County murder suspect out on bond

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald J. Wilson believes the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court failed to provide his family a sense of security regarding a man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old Travis Fox, after the suspect was released from jail without restrictions for about a month.

Marble Falls theater students receive state, national recognition

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Students in the Marble Falls High School theater department have earned statewide and national recognition and will showcase their skills in the coming months.

Polo, fiddles, electric typewriters give peek into Llano County past

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Jo Ann McDougall grew up in Llano County, where her father spent his entire career working for the Moss Ranch. Whenever she or a sibling became ill, usually right after a visit to the doctor, her mom would shepherd the children to the pharmacy in Llano.

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time — with two new choices

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’ve been craving the legendary Thin Mints or Samoas, the wait ends Jan. 21 as the annual Girl Scout Cookie sales crank up and roll on through Feb. 28.

It’s a new edition of school libraries in the digital age

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As Cory Clausen winds his way though the Llano High School library, he passes shelves of books and a rack of magazines and cuts through a smaller room before ending up in a supply room. He’s here to do library work — just not book work.

Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

As 2015 starts, Highland Lakes falls toward all-time drought declaration

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Despite a moderate amount of rainfall in 2014, the two storage reservoirs of the Highland Lakes chain didn’t experience much of an increase in water levels. In fact, as of Jan. 14, lakes Buchanan and Travis held 34 percent of their normal storage amounts.

Bertram police charge 19-year-old in child porn case

23 January 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — Bertram Police Chief Douglas Wall could only describe the images investigators allegedly found on a 19-year-old man’s computer and other devices one way.

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Pig starts fire; boat ramp unveiled

23 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Monday, Jan. 26, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune:

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Posted in Cottonwood Shores, News, News By Town0 Comments

MFISD assistant superintendent takes similar job at Alvin school district

23 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Just a few months ago, Allen Roberts and his wife, Susie, believed they would end their careers as employees of the Marble Falls Independent School District.

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The good and bad news about falling fuel prices in Texas

23 January 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Plummeting fuel prices have consumers cheering for unleaded gasoline at less than $2 per gallon while oil and gas producers begin to cut staff, scrap new projects and slash expenses to stay afloat, officials say.

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Marble Falls news, News, News By Town0 Comments

HIGHLAND LAKES SPORTS: Friday night basketball

23 January 2015

Support your home team tonight with varsity basketball tip-offs for Marble Falls High School, Burnet High School, Llano High School and Faith Academy. Here’s a list of who’s at home and who’s away Friday, Jan. 23. • The Marble Falls Mustangs tip off at 7:30 p.m. against Georgetown Eastview at home in the Max Copeland Gym, […]

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Hill Country Blenders

Book a singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders

23 January 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the bend, it’s time to make your reservation for a Singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders. Last year, the quartet of Bernie Sachs (left), Norm Homburg, Chuck Meyers and Steve Taylor sang at Twisted Hair Salon and Studio in Marble Falls. Singing quartets will serenade your sweethearts Feb. 13-14 […]

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Marble Falls woman discovers her inner van Gogh with a year-long project

23 January 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Catherine and Bryan Hicks’ youngest son, Duncan, headed off to college, Catherine was in a place she hadn’t been for almost two decades — home without any children.

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

22 January 2015

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune.

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Posted in Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls news, News, News By Town0 Comments

TxDOT to replace 40-year-old bridge, add traffic light in Spicewood

22 January 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Growth and safety issues prompted Texas Department of Transportation officials to launch a bridge replacement project and the installation of a traffic light on a busy stretch of Texas 71 between Austin and Marble Falls.

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town, Spicewood0 Comments

24-year-old Granite Shoals man dies in Austin accident

22 January 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A 24-year-old Granite Shoals man died Jan. 18 after an accident on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin.

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Burnet County 4-H Horse Club saddles up for clinic and show fundraiser

22 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Burnet County 4-H Horse Club is holding a fundraising clinic and horse show Jan. 30-31. Both events are at the John L. Kuykendall Arena and Events Center, 2200 RR 152.

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Burnet softball holding clinic, Never-Ending Game on Jan. 31

22 January 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Softball lovers should color in Jan. 31 in green. The Burnet High School softball team has three events on that day benefitting the program. All events are at the Bulldog Diamonds softball field, 1000 The Green Mile.

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Restrictions put on Burnet County murder suspect out on bond

21 January 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald J. Wilson believes the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court failed to provide his family a sense of security regarding a man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old Travis Fox, after the suspect was released from jail without restrictions for about a month.

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Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town1 Comment

Marble Falls theater students receive state, national recognition

21 January 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Students in the Marble Falls High School theater department have earned statewide and national recognition and will showcase their skills in the coming months.

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Posted in Community, Featured Story - Home Slider, News0 Comments

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