Cottonwood Shores VFD works on training, rapport with city

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — At least three Tuesdays a month, Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders gather at the station for in-house training. (more…)

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

Go bald to help St. Baldrick’s fight childhood cancers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Craig Lusinger knows that for every follicle of hair that drops to the floor March 7 at Tottie’s, it’s one step or $1 closer to finding cures and treatments for childhood cancer. And all it takes it sitting down in a barber’s chair during the third annual St. […]

LOCALS LOVE US: Favorite Highland Lakes golf courses

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes is the place to be if you’re looking for a tee. Across the area, the Highland Lakes boast some incredible golf courses, including the three latest winners of the 2015 Locals Love Us contest. That’s correct, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners have […]

LCRA, water group contest upstream dam application

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GOLDTHWAITE — Several years of strain on water resources caused by the drought has prompted Goldthwaite city officials to back a proposal by a private landowner for a small on-channel dam on the Colorado River in Mills County. (more…)

Spicewood veteran has been waiting 70 years for this flight

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Conway Laxson can’t recall the exact date he first laid eyes on a P-51 Mustang, but he knew he was in love with the plane as several streamed into sight across the Italian skies about 70 years ago. (more…)

Low lake levels raise concern over Marble Falls development

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As Marble Falls annexes several hundred acres south of the city for proposed private development, residents on Lake Travis are calling for a halt to new water contracts because of record drought conditions and dwindling lake levels along the Colorado River. (more…)

Earth men beware of alien queen from HCCT’s ‘Zombies from the Beyond’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Residents of the Highland Lakes, remain calm. This was a fictional interview with the character of Zombina from the Hill Country Community Theatre production of “Zombies from the Beyond.” Zombina is being played by Kay Baker of KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF The Picayune staff received a tip that […]

The fourth annual Burnet County Friends of NRA five-gun giveaway is noon Feb. 28 at Texas Hill Country Outfitters Rods, Barrels and Strings, 1008 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Courtesy image

Burnet County Friends of NRA to hold five-gun drawing Feb. 28

27 February 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Burnet County Friends of NRA is raising money for firearm awareness, education and safety with a five-gun prize giveaway featuring an AR-15 rifle. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders took part in a training exercise Feb. 17 with Air Evac Lifeteam at the department’s helipad.  Volunteers learned how to set up a landing zone for the helicopter and what would be expected from them when Air Evac is called to a scene. The department holds regular training sessions every month and is taking steps to increase its membership. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Cottonwood Shores VFD works on training, rapport with city

27 February 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — At least three Tuesdays a month, Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders gather at the station for in-house training. (more…)

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Lady Flames take the softball field for first time in years

27 February 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Faith Academy of Marble Falls relaunched an old sport Feb. 24 when the softball team took the field at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Veterinary Clinic sponsored a booth to give out information and treats for participants during the 2014 Marble Falls Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon on March 1 in Johnson Park. Pictured are Lucy Greenberg (left), Lucy Greenberg (center) and Sherri Adler of Marble Falls. This year’s event is March 7 at Johnson Park. File photo

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

27 February 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

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Tanya Maxwell gives Marble Falls Fire Rescue Capt. Coy Guenter a 'trim' during a previous St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser. The annual event, this year noon-3 p.m. March 7 at Tottie’s in Marble Falls, raises money to fight childhood cancers. File photo

Go bald to help St. Baldrick’s fight childhood cancers

27 February 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Craig Lusinger knows that for every follicle of hair that drops to the floor March 7 at Tottie’s, it’s one step or $1 closer to finding cures and treatments for childhood cancer. And all it takes it sitting down in a barber’s chair during the third annual St. […]

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National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

27 February 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is handing out one of the organization’s most prestigious awards during its annual banquet March 7 — one that it doesn’t give up every year or much at all. (more…)

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Participants in the 2014 Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament Eddie Ventura (left), Dave Morgan, Josh Ellis and Bill Daly ‘dressed’ up a bit since the event allowed men to tee off from the ladies’ tee box. The 2015 tournament is April 18 at the Lighthouse Country Club in Kingsland, but organizers are seeking sponsors and golfers. Contact Daly at (325) 956-9569 or billcindydaly@yahoo.com or Lou and Syb Henson at (325) 388-6179 for more information. Courtesy photo

Men ‘dress’ the part for Sunrise Beach VFD golf tourney

27 February 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — While the annual Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament isn’t until April 18, organizers are giving men who want to participate a heads-up so they can get their dresses and skirts pressed and ready for the event. (more…)

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Students of Marble Falls High School theater arts teacher Jon Clark smile for a group photo after they were honored with three 2015 Locals Love Us awards voted on by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners: favorite organization, theater production (for ‘Paganini’) and community event (for Fright Night Theatre). Pictured are Ryan Counts (top, left), Isaac Manzanares, Jared Shields, Noah Guillen, Siler O’Connor, Christine Ashbaugh and Wolf Williams; Dex Bingham (middle, left), Emily Gunlock, Phoebe Greening, Rachel Coursey, London Gibson, Lupita Mora, Erin Downey, Katie Mintz and Morgan Harrison; and Nate Haywood (bottom, left), Holden Fox, Aiden Park, Corey Bogue, Taylor Wimbish and Alyssa Anderson. Not pictured is Jess Eddy. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Marble Falls theater students take center stage with 3 awards

27 February 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – It’s been one of those years for the Marble Falls High School theater program with the group riding a wave of success. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School social studies teacher Diane Woods, recipient of The Picayune’s 2015 Locals Love Us award for Marble Falls-area favorite teacher, says she encourages students to love learning and finds inspiration in historical figures such as Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured with Woods (right) are her students Alexis Gomez (left), London Gibson and Aiden Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

LOCALS LOVE US: MFHS teacher Diane Woods inspires lifelong learning

27 February 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School social studies teacher Diane Woods finds her inspiration from her family, the “peacemakers” in history and lifelong learning. (more…)

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The Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild is located at 17534 Texas 29 in Buchanan Dam. Call (512) 756-7636. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Buchanan Arts & Crafts is creative outlet for many

27 February 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — For more than 50 years, the Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild has provided local artisans a place to come and share their work. But it’s more than that as well. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Llano Crawfish Open
WHEN: April 17-18
WHERE: Robinson City Park, 100 Robinson Park Drive in Llano
FOR MORE: Go to www.llanocrawfishopen.com or call (325) 247-2270

LOCALS LOVE US: Llano Crawfish Open a hit with music, mudbugs

27 February 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO – What started as a simple “thank-you” from Cajun hunters has grown into two jam-packed days of fun that earned it the 2015 Locals Love Us award for favorite event in the Horseshoe Bay/Llano/Kingsland area. (more…)

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The Blue Lake Golf Club is a 2015 Locals Love Us favorite with The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Favorite Highland Lakes golf courses

27 February 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes is the place to be if you’re looking for a tee. Across the area, the Highland Lakes boast some incredible golf courses, including the three latest winners of the 2015 Locals Love Us contest. That’s correct, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners have […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Feb. 20-26, 2015

27 February 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Feb. 20-26, 2015, 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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A Lake Buchanan boat ramp is unusable because of the current drought and its effect on lake levels. The combined storage for lakes Buchanan and Travis, the two main water reservoirs for the Highland Lakes, is about 36 percent full, or 716,000 acre-feet of water. File photo

LCRA, water group contest upstream dam application

26 February 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GOLDTHWAITE — Several years of strain on water resources caused by the drought has prompted Goldthwaite city officials to back a proposal by a private landowner for a small on-channel dam on the Colorado River in Mills County. (more…)

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