Bluffton pottery artist spins her wheels in peace

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLUFFTON — Two of the most common questions Kathleen Riordan hears from Metroplex-area friends are “You live where? In a what?”

Faith Academy grad makes champion Texas A&M stock horse team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Recent Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Zach Haydon decided taking a full course load and being a member of the Corp of Cadets wasn’t enough to keep him busy during his first year at Texas A&M University.

Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The suspect in a Burnet County double homicide apparently used a law enforcement officer’s rifle in the alleged murder of two men at a residence Aug. 19.

Burnet County investigators charge 21-year-old man with double murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after Burnet County deputy investigators found the bodies of two men at a residence in the 5800 block of CR 340.

Young Llano singer McKenzie Jones on her way to big stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — McKenzie Jones needed a bodyguard after her very first public performance at age 3. She was with her family in Branson, Mo., when the performer asked little McKenzie on stage to do the twist with the band.

High school football play clocks will now tick down from 40

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A rule change by the University Interscholastic League and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has football coaches in the area studying its ramifications. The UIL and TAPPS approved changing the play clock from 25 seconds to 40 seconds.

Tips for a tear-free first day of kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though Eric Penrod is a public school administrator, he’s also a father of three elementary-aged girls who has walked each one down that long hallway to her kindergarten class on the first day of school.

Marble Falls band gets marching orders for ‘Invasion’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With more than 100 students, keeping the Marble Falls High School marching band on task would appear to be a daunting challenge. But drum major Tristan Galban sees it a bit differently.

Retail ‘gaps’ send Marble Falls residents elsewhere

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A survey and shopping analysis have revealed local residents take their retail, restaurant and other service industry dollars outside Marble Falls, while tourists and residents from neighboring communities comprise the bulk of shoppers who contribute to city’s economy, officials say.

Bertram hires new police chief from within department

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram once again has a full-time police chief after the city council unanimously voted to promote from within to fill the position. Sgt. Doug Wall, who served as the interim for the past six weeks, is the new chief.

Four Horseshoe Bay candidates file for three city council spots

20 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS  HORSESHOE BAY — Four candidates — including two incumbents — have filed to run for three at-large positions on the city council during the upcoming election in November, according to city filing records. The filing deadline for Horseshoe Bay City Council ended Aug. 19.

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Bluffton pottery artist spins her wheels in peace

20 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLUFFTON — Two of the most common questions Kathleen Riordan hears from Metroplex-area friends are “You live where? In a what?”

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Golf, good citizenship program tees off at Colt Elementary

20 August 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Children can learn a few things from a golfer about being good citizens. “Golfers, in general, learn respect for the game because they monitor their own behavior,” said Charlie Keiser, owner/broker of Century 21 Keiser and Co. “They call their own penalties. They learn a little personal integrity […]

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Faith Academy grad makes champion Texas A&M stock horse team

20 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Recent Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Zach Haydon decided taking a full course load and being a member of the Corp of Cadets wasn’t enough to keep him busy during his first year at Texas A&M University.

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Burnet, Marble Falls afterschool program garners state honors, plans for stellar year

20 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Kerri O’Connor, the director of the new Burnet County Consortium, and her crew of educators kicked off the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education in Burnet and Marble Falls school districts last year, they wondered what the year would hold. Now, with a year under their belts […]

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Burnet football scrimmage vs. Wimberley to feature scaled-down Meet the Bulldogs event

20 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School football team is in its final day of preparation for its scrimmage against Wimberley on Aug. 21. The Burnet Athletic Booster Club will be serving hot dogs in place of the previously cancelled Meet the Bulldogs event as the sub-varsity teams take the field […]

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Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

19 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The suspect in a Burnet County double homicide apparently used a law enforcement officer’s rifle in the alleged murder of two men at a residence Aug. 19.

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Meet the Bulldogs cancelled because of ‘tragic incident’

19 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District cancelled Meet the Bulldogs, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 19. According to a news release from the district, the event was cancelled because of “unforeseen circumstances.”

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Burnet County investigators charge 21-year-old man with double murder

19 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after Burnet County deputy investigators found the bodies of two men at a residence in the 5800 block of CR 340.

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Parents play pivotal roles in the success of high school freshmen

19 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — While students face many transitions on their way from kindergarten to graduation, one of the most challenging comes when they move from eighth grade to ninth grade. The jump from middle school to high school definitely brings a new load of stresses, worries and challenges for students.

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Young Llano singer McKenzie Jones on her way to big stage

19 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — McKenzie Jones needed a bodyguard after her very first public performance at age 3. She was with her family in Branson, Mo., when the performer asked little McKenzie on stage to do the twist with the band.

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High school football play clocks will now tick down from 40

19 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A rule change by the University Interscholastic League and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has football coaches in the area studying its ramifications. The UIL and TAPPS approved changing the play clock from 25 seconds to 40 seconds.

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Charlie Dawn Campbell golf tournament fundraiser seeking players and sponsors

19 August 2014

BURNET — The second annual Charlie Dawn Campbell Fundraiser Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 6 at the Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course. Campbell was injured in a 2013 all-terrain vehicle accident on a Burnet County ranch. She suffered paralysis and requires continued medical and rehabilitation care.

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Ex-Marble Falls ISD employee indicted in child sex assault

18 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former Marble Falls Independent School District employee faces the toughest charge available under state law after allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child and videoing himself doing it.

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