‘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.

Big comeback not enough for Marble Falls football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Just when it looked like Burnet was going to crush the Marble Falls High School football team in the teams’ season opener Aug. 29 at Mustang Stadium, new head coach Matt Green had a chat with his players.

Marble Falls movie theater gets OK to serve alcohol

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Movie-goers may add a wine list to their traditional menu of popcorn, sodas and candy as they venture to the local movie theater. Officials with ShowBiz Cinemas 8 in Marble Falls, 2600 U.S. 281, confirmed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved the company’s application for a license […]

Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.”

Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

VIDEO: Marble Falls police Taser knife-throwing suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls police officer used a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old man Aug. 25 after the man threw a knife at officers when they approached him for allegedly smashing windows out of a pickup. Marble Falls police charged Stanley Bernard Abney with aggravated assault against a public servant, […]

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.

Two-car accident in Burnet claims 82-year-old woman’s life; three others still hospitalized

02 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An 82-year-old woman died Sept. 2 as a result of injuries she sustained during a two-vehicle accident on Aug. 29. Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said Bobbye Streightoff passed away about 2:40 p.m.

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

02 September 2014

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.

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Theft of Burnet girl’s school supplies money leads to giving

02 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — All 9-year-old Karen Lewis wanted to do was help her parents. So instead of her mother and father dipping into their tight budget for her school supplies, Karen worked and saved $35 for the items.

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Inks Lake State Park has hikes, fishing, Dutch-oven cooking

02 September 2014

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has plenty of activities to get you outdoors this September — even a cooking class. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children 12 and younger.

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Marble Falls father-son powerlifting duo take titles

02 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The father-and-son duo of Duane and Zachary Young of Marble Falls won national titles in their age and weight divisions at the USA Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals on Aug. 23-24. Song Zachary claimed his second national title.

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Marble Falls tennis holding dedication ceremony for Herrington center

02 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Community members are invited to a dedication ceremony of the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School at 3 p.m. Sept. 2. Then, at 4 p.m. the Mustangs play Fredericksburg, just the way the Herringtons want, head coach Jeff Savage said. 

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Big comeback not enough for Marble Falls football

30 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Just when it looked like Burnet was going to crush the Marble Falls High School football team in the teams’ season opener Aug. 29 at Mustang Stadium, new head coach Matt Green had a chat with his players.

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Burnet football hangs on in 51-45 OT win over rival Marble Falls

30 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With a little more than nine minutes left in their opening-season game, Burnet’s Brock Foster rumbled 24 yards to put the Bulldogs up 45-17 once Alex Melvin added his extra point. By all accounts, it looked as if the Bulldogs had wrapped up the contest against their […]

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Inexperience, turnovers hurt Faith Academy in opening loss

30 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost its first regular season game since 2011, ending a 21-game streak, to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 32-0, on Aug. 29 at Pony Stadium. Turnovers, fumbles and penalties plagued the Flames (0-1) throughout the game.

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet beats Waco University; Marble Falls 1-4 at San Marcos tourney

29 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Waco University 25-7, 25-11, 25-22 on Aug. 29.

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Marble Falls movie theater gets OK to serve alcohol

29 August 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Movie-goers may add a wine list to their traditional menu of popcorn, sodas and candy as they venture to the local movie theater. Officials with ShowBiz Cinemas 8 in Marble Falls, 2600 U.S. 281, confirmed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved the company’s application for a license […]

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Marble Falls school trustees approve keeping same tax rate

29 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District stuck to its promise from last spring that if voters approved a $6.5 million bond package, it wouldn’t trigger a jump in the tax rate. On Aug. 28, the MFISD board of trustees approved a total ad valorem tax rate of $1.28 per […]

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Parking should be easier for Burnet-Marble Falls football game

29 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Battle of Burnet County on Aug. 29 between the visiting Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs will open the 2014 high school football season and bring out fans of both teams in droves. Which means finding a parking spot at Mustang Stadium turns into a game […]

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Llano hosting Hammerfest aerobatic contest

29 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The toughest part about watching the 2014 Hill Country Hammerfest might be stretching the kinks out of your neck afterward.

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