Residents from the past still ‘living’ in Llano’s Badu House

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up the Oct. 29 edition of The Picayune — always free — to read the next story. See previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County and “Stretch,” who haunts Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.) JARED […]

Cottonwood Shores market and bazaar opens this weekend

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — What started as an idea will become reality Oct. 25 and 26 in Cottonwood Shores. A new outdoor market featuring about 20 booths opens in Cottonwood Shores on FM 2147 at the old Java Bean coffee shop.

Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

LanTex Jamboree part of effort to renovate iconic Llano arts fixture

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — For more than eight decades, the LanTex Theater has served up entertainment for Llano and the surrounding communities. Now folks can help restore the theater to how it looked when it first opened in 1927, and all they have to do is enjoy a night of live, local […]

Fright Night Theatre haunted house scaring up ‘unsettling’ imagery

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Planning a haunted house and writing a horror movie or book share an underlying issue: It’s just darn hard work to get it right. “Anybody can jump out and scare somebody,” said Jon Clark, Marble Falls High School theater teacher. “But does that last? Are they still […]

FIELD GUIDE: Important dates, tips and information for your hunting trip

The general season for deer hunting opens Nov. 1 in most of Texas. Following are more important dates, tips and information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that you should know before heading out on your hunting trip.

Faith Academy girls basketball squad welcomes new year, 6-6 freshman center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — At 6 feet 6 inches, freshman Sedona Prince is hard to miss. The Faith Academy girls basketball team welcomed the new center to the squad when the Lady Flames began after-school practice Oct. 20.

Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

Meadowlakes World War II veteran takes wild ride to mark 88th birthday

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MEADOWLAKES — How would someone who has flown in 54 different types of aircraft mark his 55th? Well, if you’re World War II veteran and retired aeronautical engineer Lan Thomson, you crawl in one of the best fighter planes the world has known: the North American P-51 Mustang.

Perfect pumpkin doesn’t always come in orange

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBYVILLE — With five kids old enough to understand the value of picking a proper pumpkin for Halloween, Wendy Garrett also understands the importance of letting the kids sort through a few — or a bunch — before settling on one. Well, maybe more than one.

Midnight Madness deals in Burnet attract shoppers to courthouse square

24 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If you’re hunting up a “howling” good time and some additional savings, the merchants on the Burnet courthouse square, as well as others elsewhere in town, are inviting you out to Midnight Madness on Oct. 24. The shopping event is 6-8 p.m.

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Spicewood Arts Round-Up celebrates visual works, supports school programs

24 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — One of the things every artist appreciates is a place to exhibit his or her work and, if possible, make a sale or two. The 11th annual Spicewood Arts Society’s Arts Round-Up provides just such an opportunity and much more.

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Residents from the past still ‘living’ in Llano’s Badu House

24 October 2014

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up the Oct. 29 edition of The Picayune — always free — to read the next story. See previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County and “Stretch,” who haunts Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.) JARED […]

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Don your finest for old-fashioned Llano tea party Oct. 26

24 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Women’s fashion — and fashion, in general — both reflects and influences culture. One hat, the bird hat, even impacted the women’s suffrage movement, according to Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano.

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Parade Home Tour winners announced; show continues

24 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Masters Touch Custom Homes earned the Best of Parade Award for its Wilderness Cove home, headlining the Hill Country Builders Association 2014 Parade Home Tour winners.

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Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan in town; talks NFL, Cowboys

24 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan paid a visit to the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Oct. 21. The 62-year-old former Washington Redskins coach shared many of the lessons he learned in the NFL that helped him guide the Denver Broncos to world championships in 1997 and 1998. […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano runners advance to region

24 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROUND ROCK — Marble Falls High School cross-country runners Tess Johnson and James Ramos qualified for the Class 5A Region IV meet by finishing in the top 10 at the District 25-5A meet Oct. 23. Johnson was fourth in 20 minutes 10 seconds, and Ramos was 10th in 17:14.

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SUBVARSITY REPORT: Football, volleyball, cross country

24 October 2014

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL West Ridge 12, Marble Falls 7th White 6 on Oct. 20 OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Jose Garcia, 1 touchdown; quarterback Zach Spillman, good runs and pass to Dylan Thielepape DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Pablo Ponce and Steven Mendez UP NEXT: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 3, Marble Falls vs. Dripping Springs at Tiger Stadium, located at Tiger Lane […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 17-23, 2014

24 October 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Oct. 17-23, 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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Burnet County Santa’s Helpers turn to creepy friends for holiday help

23 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Back in May, a group of Burnet County Santa’s Helpers gathered to start planning for a big event: a haunted house. No, they didn’t get their holidays confused.

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Charter school eyeing Kingsland; informational meeting Oct. 27

23 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Kingsland area families could have another choice when it comes to educating their children if a charter school organization decides to open a campus in the community. According to several Kingsland residents, Gateway College Preparatory School is considering opening a new public charter school in the lakeside community. Gateway College […]

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Cottonwood Shores market and bazaar opens this weekend

23 October 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — What started as an idea will become reality Oct. 25 and 26 in Cottonwood Shores. A new outdoor market featuring about 20 booths opens in Cottonwood Shores on FM 2147 at the old Java Bean coffee shop.

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Sellers, shoppers converge on Burnet square for city-wide garage sale Nov. 1

23 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet City-Wide Garage Sale is around the corner, so if you have something to sell, you better get on the phone and reserve a vendor spot. And if you’re looking to buy, you better set aside your nickels and dimes because you’re going to have a lot […]

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Marble Falls in playoff hunt with road games ahead

23 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Moments after capturing a hard-fought 49-46 win against Leander on Oct. 17, Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green learned the results of the other District 25-5A games. After taking the weekend to examine the schedules of the other three teams tied for third place […]

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