Harmony School’s ‘Fantasy Nutcracker’ runs Nov. 22-23

Tori Salinas, a senior dancer with the Academy of Dance at Harmony School of Creative Arts, rehearses for the upcoming ‘Fantasy Nutcracker.’ The classic Christmas production is 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the auditorium at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Cast members are rehearsing at […]

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps returns to state marching band contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Burnet High School band director Jason Jones and his student leaders gathered in late July to lay out the expectations for the upcoming marching season, one goal they stated almost immediately was to “make it to state.” All high school bands probably hope for that, but it’s […]

Marble Falls launches $5 million water treatment plant expansion

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews have built a water tank to expand the city’s water treatment plant capacity as part of a more than $5 million plant expansion project, Marble Falls officials said. The new structure is located at the north end of the U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls.

Granite Shoals city worker charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An employee of the city’s streets and parks department faces a child sexual assault charge, after parents told investigators they found inappropriate messages on their teen daughter’s cell phone, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. Juan Carlos Morales, 35, of Marble Falls was arrested by Granite Shoals police […]

Marble Falls Noon Lions roar on Main Street with car show

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The 13th annual Marble Falls Noon Lions Club’s Main Street Show-n-Shine hits the streets with some of the best-looking cars around Nov. 1. The car show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Street and is free to the public. The Marble Falls Noon Lions Club and several local businesses […]

101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes — out now!

For 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes, pick up your free copy of the fall/winter edition. It’s filled with a calendar of holiday events, popular local attractions, excellent dining and wineries, and great road trips that you can take on four wheels — or even two. The magazine is out on newsstands […]

Planting milkweed can make Highland Lakes a monarch way station

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “It’s really very easy to do this,” said Beth Mortenson of the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association. “And this can make a big difference for the monarch butterflies.” Mortenson, who is a plant propagation specialist-qualified Master Gardener, pointed out one of the nodes on a milkweed plant […]

Acorn crop and rainfall impact Highland Lakes deer prospects

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When hunters head to the field for general deer season, they could find a mixed bag of nuts as far as natural food sources. “Some areas are seeing acorns, while in other areas, we didn’t seem to get much acorn crop at all,” said Dale Schmidt, a Texas […]

Texas 29 bald eagles return to nesting grounds

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Lake Buchanan’s local celebrities returned to the Highland Lakes — this time, with more attention focused on them. The two bald eagles that nest near Texas 29 and the Llano River returned in late September to find the tree with their old nest had collapsed.

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 […]

Marble Falls loses back-and-forth contest vs. Vandegrift, 47-42

31 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 47-42 to Leander Vandegrift in a close District 25-5A contest Oct. 31. The Mustangs (4-5 overall, 2-4 district) needed to go 75 yards with only 60 seconds left in the game for a chance to win.

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La Vega ends Burnet’s district winning streak, 33-28

31 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR WACO — The Burnet Bulldogs looked to cinch up a district title Oct. 31, but the Waco La Vega Pirates dashed that idea with a strong performance and a 33-28 win. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 3-1 in District 13-4A Division I and elevates the Pirates to 3-1 as […]

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Medical emergency call leads to felony drug arrest in Marble Falls

31 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two people face multiple drug charges after police responded to a medical call Sept. 29 to an apartment on Mustang Drive to not only find a man unresponsive and apparently suffering from a drug overdose but also a quantity of prescription drugs not prescribed to either person. It’s a […]

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Benefit for Marble Falls High School student injured in accident is Nov. 1

31 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Friends and family of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident in August are holding a benefit for her Nov. 1 at On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores.

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Burnet’s Join the Journey to present ‘Truth About Drugs’

31 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Keeping youth safe is a full-time enterprise. Just ask a parent. But sometimes, amid all the “dos” and “don’ts,” even parents and grandparents might have a few questions of their own, especially when it comes to drugs. And teenagers themselves probably have tenfold the questions and concerns.

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Amish thrillers author Linda Castillo coming to Marble Falls library

31 October 2014

AMANDA ROSE • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Public Library is welcoming New York Times-bestselling author Linda Castillo on Nov. 7. Originally from Ohio, where her Amish thrillers are set, Castillo knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer, penning her first novel at 13. The author of […]

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Burnet taxidermist wants your big bucks for deer hunting contest

31 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — If you’re a Burnet County deer hunter and think you’ve taken the biggest buck during opening weekend, Nov. 1-2, then the folks at Griffith Taxidermy want to see it. And if it truly is the biggest buck of the weekend, you could end up with a free shoulder mount.

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Harmony School’s ‘Fantasy Nutcracker’ runs Nov. 22-23

31 October 2014

Tori Salinas, a senior dancer with the Academy of Dance at Harmony School of Creative Arts, rehearses for the upcoming ‘Fantasy Nutcracker.’ The classic Christmas production is 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the auditorium at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Cast members are rehearsing at […]

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Burnet, Marble Falls runners head to cross-country regional meets

31 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Burnet and Marble Falls high school cross-country teams have been preparing for the Region IV meets this week. Both will compete Nov. 1 at the National Shooting Complex, 7504 Gass Road in San Antonio.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL REPORT: Marble Falls football, Burnet volleyball

31 October 2014

FOOTBALL Lake Travis 29, Marble Falls 7th Gold 0 on Oct. 27 OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Zach Spillman, Dylan Thielepape, Ryan Loader DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Skyler Murphy two tackles for loss, fumble recovery and pass break up; Pablo Ponce 2 sacks; Omar Rodriquez caused a fumble UP NEXT: 5:15 p.m. Nov. 3, Marble Falls at Dripping Springs, Tiger […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 24-30, 2014

31 October 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Oct. 24-30, 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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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Oct. 14-27, 2014

31 October 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Oct. 14-27, 2014, according to Llano 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’s Esprit de Corps returns to state marching band contest

30 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Burnet High School band director Jason Jones and his student leaders gathered in late July to lay out the expectations for the upcoming marching season, one goal they stated almost immediately was to “make it to state.” All high school bands probably hope for that, but it’s […]

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Marble Falls launches $5 million water treatment plant expansion

30 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews have built a water tank to expand the city’s water treatment plant capacity as part of a more than $5 million plant expansion project, Marble Falls officials said. The new structure is located at the north end of the U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls.

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