Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

FBCS students tackle Spartan Sprint with teamwork and faith

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When First Baptist Christian School seventh-grader Avery Charlton stood below the 10-foot wall, she wondered if she could get up and over it. She, along with nine other FBCS middle school students and two coaches had put most of the Spartan Sprint behind them. (more…)

Brother Max leaves legacy of love and compassion

DANIEL CLIFTON AND CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If there was one thing the Rev. Max Copeland taught in the manner he lived his life it was this: Love all with no conditions. Copeland, who was simply known as Brother Max, exemplified loving others as Christ showed us how. (more…)

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 23 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

Consultant meets with staff, parents in MFISD supe search

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials wrapped up parent and staff meetings May 20 but offered more time for public input by extending an online survey deadline in the search process for a new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent. (more…)

‘Ruff Park’ recommended as name of Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend naming the city’s new dog park Ruff Park during its workshop May 20. (more…)

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

26 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 11 years for drug conviction

26 May 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury deliberated for 15 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against a 50-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine. The same jury recommended an 11-year prison sentence for Shanney Velwood after the punishment phase of the trial May 20. (more…)

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The Kingsland Fitness Center, 2132 RR 1431, is hosting a Pushups for Charity event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6. Courtesy photo

Gym classic makes comeback to benefit service members

26 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Drop and give me 20. Or 10. Or just one. “It’s not how many you do, really,” said Charlotte Dilworth, owner of Kingsland Health and Fitness. “It’s really just about doing something to help out our service members and veterans.” (more…)

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FBCS students tackle Spartan Sprint with teamwork and faith

FBCS students tackle Spartan Sprint with teamwork and faith

26 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When First Baptist Christian School seventh-grader Avery Charlton stood below the 10-foot wall, she wondered if she could get up and over it. She, along with nine other FBCS middle school students and two coaches had put most of the Spartan Sprint behind them. (more…)

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Create video games, learn Shakespeare at Discovery Camp

26 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Superheroes, Shakespeare and fishing. What do these three things have in common? That’s what incoming third- through sixth-grades are invited to discover during a free summer program at the Johnson City Library. (more…)

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Brother Max leaves legacy of love and compassion

25 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON AND CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If there was one thing the Rev. Max Copeland taught in the manner he lived his life it was this: Love all with no conditions. Copeland, who was simply known as Brother Max, exemplified loving others as Christ showed us how. (more…)

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Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

25 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 23 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

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Mayor George Russell

Governor appoints former Marble Falls mayor to LCRA board of directors

22 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Outgoing Mayor George Russell bids farewell to city officials and community leaders as he prepares for service on the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors after an appointment by the governor pending the Texas Senate’s approval. (more…)

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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

22 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

22 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s Patrick Goble gave all in Vietnam

22 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Despite the unpopularity of the Vietnam War among some people during the late 1960s, Burnet teenager Patrick Michael Goble didn’t see it that way. While he might not have fully understood the things that led to the war, he knew the importance of service to his country. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: “Find Your Ancestors”
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. May 28
WHERE: Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano
COST: FREE

‘Find Your Ancestors’ at free Llano seminar

22 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A conversation and a need for more space prompted librarian Tommi Myers to ask Timmie DeBusk and Fred “Elder” Zirkle to help Llano area residents find their family roots. (more…)

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Lighthouse golf pro Katie Dillard qualifies for national tournament

22 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF PROSPER —  Lighthouse Country Club Golf Pro Katie Dillard qualified for the TaylorMade golf professionals national tournament thanks to finishing third at the TaylorMade TP Classic Qualifier on May 4. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of May 15-21, 2015

22 May 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of May 15-21, 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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