LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

Colorado River advocacy groups squaring off in water fight

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As drought conditions continue, the battle over water from the Colorado River heats up between advocacy groups fighting to get their messages across to state agencies with the power to halt supplies.

Marble Falls quarterback Brennen Wooten headed to TCU

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FORT WORTH — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten had been sure for several days that Texas Christian University would be his next home. On July 24, he made it official.

Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

Marble Falls teen hopes she has right moves for Disney TV show pilot

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Christine Ashbaugh follows along with her dance instructor at a Hill Country Dance and Cheer workshop, she has no illusions that the odds might be stacked against her. Still, the incoming Marble Falls High School freshman hopes that it could happen to her.

Hikes explore Enchanted Rock from all viewpoints

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Ascending to the top of Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular activities in the entire Texas park system. With lower-than-average temperatures so far this summer, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has plenty of hiking options.

Marble Falls theater arts students take their summer break on the stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After the Marble Falls High School theater arts’ one-act play wrapped up last year without advancing out of a tough district competition, the students and teacher took a note from a common sports practice: more touches on the ball.

Diaper drive covers basic need of families in the Highland Lakes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of those overlooked needs, but one that has many parents struggling to keep up. Cathy Lemlyn has seen the problem first hand as the service coordinator for the Bluebonnet Trails Early Childhood Intervention program.

Marble Falls resolution focuses on border crisis, influx of children

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though the U.S.-Mexico border is several hundred miles away, Marble Falls leaders want nothing to do with the influx of children crossing into the country that’s left some communities bewildered and the federal government reeling over what to do with the 50,000-plus unaccompanied youth.

Burnet school officials talk $26M bond, tax rate

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Action taken by the Texas Legislature almost four years ago reared its head during a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District discussion on a proposed bond package, teacher pay and campus maintenance.

LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

28 July 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

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Man knocks out Marble Falls bar patron over cell-phone photos

28 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An argument in the middle of the street over cell-phone photos on July 26 sent one man to the emergency room with a head wound and another to jail on an assault charge, according to Marble Falls police. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. that morning in front of […]

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Harmony School puppet class comes out of the shadows

28 July 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Ben Garrett leaned over the bear to make a small incision. “That’ll do it,” he said and looked up. The bear lay there, still and unflinching. But then again, he did make it out of black construction paper.

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Nitro Swimming coming to YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet

28 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is about to filled with Nitro. Nitro Swimming is opening a satellite location at the center, 1601 U.S. 281. It is recognized as a top-five program by USA Swimming, the governing body of the sport.

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Colorado River advocacy groups squaring off in water fight

25 July 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As drought conditions continue, the battle over water from the Colorado River heats up between advocacy groups fighting to get their messages across to state agencies with the power to halt supplies.

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CASA needs volunteers to help abused, neglected children through court system

25 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — With 40 dedicated volunteers putting in as much effort as they can, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area still faces a difficult challenge. “Currently in Burnet County, we have 56 active (Child Protective Services) cases that involve 86 children,” said Galyn Woerner, the CASA for the Highland Lakes Area advocate […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of July 18-24, 2014

25 July 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 18-24, 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 July 15-21, 2014

25 July 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of July 15-21, 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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Wooten impressed by first-class facilities at Big 12 schools, A&M

25 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten doesn’t know the number of miles he and his family have traveled to attend various college camps since the beginning of June. But he can say what has stood out for him as he visited most of the Big […]

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Marble Falls quarterback Brennen Wooten headed to TCU

24 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FORT WORTH — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten had been sure for several days that Texas Christian University would be his next home. On July 24, he made it official.

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Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

24 July 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

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Marble Falls teen hopes she has right moves for Disney TV show pilot

24 July 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Christine Ashbaugh follows along with her dance instructor at a Hill Country Dance and Cheer workshop, she has no illusions that the odds might be stacked against her. Still, the incoming Marble Falls High School freshman hopes that it could happen to her.

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Hikes explore Enchanted Rock from all viewpoints

24 July 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Ascending to the top of Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular activities in the entire Texas park system. With lower-than-average temperatures so far this summer, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has plenty of hiking options.

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Marble Falls players go up against top athletes in USA Football games

24 July 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — High school football teams might not start fall training camps until Aug. 4, but two Marble Falls High School athletes have already donned full pads and uniforms days before their teammates.

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