Southbound U.S. 281 bridge to open in ‘early October’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls soon will be open to traffic, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. When it opens, northbound and southbound traffic will cross the body of water on separate structures.

Discover NASA artifacts, more at Hill Country Space Expo in Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — In a college classroom, Jim Wreyford was handed a red-hot globe glowing at 500 degrees Celsius. Although scorching hot on one side. Wreyford could comfortably hold the other in his hand.

Burning car smashes into Marble Falls motorcycle shop

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No one was injured after a car caught on fire and crashed into a motorcycle business in the 1600 block of U.S. 281. The driver, a Granite Shoals resident, tried to pull off the highway as he was driving north on U.S. 281 after flames and smoke started […]

LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level.

Marble Falls breast cancer patient gets ‘hole-in-one’ with sign from above

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Patty McAlpin dropped the 500 golf balls from a helicopter Sept. 1, she probably couldn’t have picked a better winner had she tried. But it wasn’t up to her or the other members of Team Treasured Chests.

Burnet teens save 5-year-old’s life in store parking lot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When 14-year-old Brailey Hall and 16-year-old Hannah Smith and Vanessa Escamilla walked into the hospital room, the first thing they saw was a sleeping child and her grateful mother. “We saw the mom, and tears just came to all of our eyes,” Smith said. ” She just burst out […]

Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry […]

‘Hallelujah Girls’ production full of life and laughs

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — When something works, you try to stick with it as long as you can. For the Hill Country Community Theatre, it means going back to a team of playwrights known for creating fun, frolicking characters with witty and insightful dialogue.

Llano airport attracts sky-high dollars with events and location

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Llano Municipal Airport has made quite a name for itself as a destination for events featuring aircraft fly-ins, aerobatic exhibitions, contests, campouts and more.

‘Texas 29’ bald eagles will have to find new home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician Dale Schmidt checked the area along the Llano River where two nesting bald eagles set up home during the winter, he made an upsetting discovery.

Marble Falls police believe alcohol involved in early morning fatal accident on U.S. 281

22 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police believe alcohol might have been a factor in an early morning accident that left a 47-year-old Granite Shoals woman dead. Marble Falls police as well as Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident about 2:20 a.m. Sept. 21 in […]

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Third Marble Falls home robbery suspect arrested

22 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The third suspect in an alleged Marble Falls aggravated robbery that occurred in July is behind bars after Llano County Sheriff’s Office authorities picked her up Sept. 18.

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SUV making U-turn hit by bus on 71; minor injuries reported

22 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two passengers in a Toyota sport-utility vehicle escaped a crash with a coach bus Sept. 20 with only minor injuries. According to Marble Falls Police Officer David Amidon, the driver of the SUV attempted to make a U-turn on eastbound Texas 71 when the bus came came over […]

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Faith Academy football falls to St. Anthony, 34-7

21 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Faith Academy football team couldn’t have gotten off to a hotter start against San Antonio St. Anthony on Sept. 20. Hunter Marino took the opening kickoff Salmost 90 yards for a touchdown.

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Burnet gets homecoming win over Waco University

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With the Waco University Trojans threatening late in the game Sept. 19 at Bulldog Stadium, Burnet’s defense could have let up and relaxed. After all, the Bulldogs were up 44-21 with a little more than two minutes remaining.

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Turnovers hurt Marble Falls in loss to Vista Ridge

19 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 49-21 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge on Sept. 19 to begin District 25-5A play. The Rangers (4-0, 1-0) took advantage of opportunities en route to the win, Mustangs head coach Matt Green said.

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Marble Falls volleyball drops district match to Vista Ridge

19 September 2014

CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team lost a District 25-5A contest to Cedar Park Vista Ridge 13-25, 15-25, 15-25 on Sept. 19.

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Southbound U.S. 281 bridge to open in ‘early October’

19 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls soon will be open to traffic, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. When it opens, northbound and southbound traffic will cross the body of water on separate structures.

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Outdoor market and bazaar a possibility in Cottonwood Shores

19 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — An outdoor market might soon sprout up off FM 2147 on the western end of the city. Tentatively set to debut Oct. 28, the Castlerock Market and Art Bazaar could make Cottonwood Shores a new destination for vendors and shoppers.

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Jury sentences man for assaulting same victim grandfather convicted of abusing

19 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A Blanco County jury deliberated for less than an hour Sept. 10 before returning a guilty verdict against John Martin Blades Jr. of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. The jury sentenced the 21-year-old man to 15 years in prison and levied a $10,000 fine.

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IRS phone scam hits Highland Lakes; agency warns taxpayers

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOW VILLAGE — As Hilda Edeburn was thinking about her upcoming vacation, she decided to listen to a phone message. The person who left the message identified himself as an IRS employee and said he needed to discuss money Edeburn owed and it was imperative she contact him.

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Discover NASA artifacts, more at Hill Country Space Expo in Marble Falls

19 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — In a college classroom, Jim Wreyford was handed a red-hot globe glowing at 500 degrees Celsius. Although scorching hot on one side. Wreyford could comfortably hold the other in his hand.

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‘Wizard of Oz’ returns to silver screen at Uptown Theatre Sept. 20

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While it remains one of the all-time favorite stories and movies, most people have never seen “The Wizard of Oz” on anything but the TV. The movie, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, was created for the big screen. So why not see it on one?

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Hill Country Community Theatre looking for best ‘bah-humbugger’

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — “Bah-humbug,” says the old man dressed in black and with a face scrunched so much his wrinkles create wrinkles. Without even a clue, other than those words, there’s a good — well great —chance you know exactly who mutters them.

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