Hunters ring in holidays with late Texas dove season

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’re a dove hunter and stashed your shotgun away a few months ago, you might want to get it back out. Starting Dec. 19, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is opening the second season for these darting birds.

US 281 bridge construction winds down as FM 2147 work to begin

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The finishing touches are being put on the U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls. Kelli Reyna, spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation, said most of the remaining work will be completed over the next month.

Outgoing Burnet, Llano county judges reflect on service

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two county judges who preside on commissioner’s and county court-at-law benches reflected on the successes of their tenures as they prepare to turn over the reigns to their replacements Jan. 1.

Faith Academy reassigns head football coach to junior high

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy head football coach Russ Roberts confirmed his reassignment as the junior high football coach as of Dec. 16. Roberts served as the varsity head football coach for five seasons before being moved to his new position.

Police capture federal prison escapee in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An escapee from a Bastrop minimum security federal prison is back in custody after Burnet police located the man in a residence in the 1600 block of West Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) about 11 p.m. Dec. 15. Several agencies assisted in a standoff, but police were able to take Jimmy […]

Christmas stocking of rainbow trout perfect gift for Llano River anglers

FROM STAFF REPORTS CASTELL — The rainbows are getting stocked in the river with care in hopes that anglers will soon be there. Well, it’s not exactly how the “Night Before Christmas” goes, but for folks looking for a little fishing this Christmas season, it sounds perfect. On Dec. 17, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]

With holiday shipments up, post office has tips for Christmas delivery

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As online shopping nearly doubles and mailing deadlines loom, postal officials have offered customers ideas to get their gifts and cards to their destinations in time for Christmas.

Burnet capital murder suspect released on $500,000 bond

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — County records show 21-year-old Garrett James Ballard, who faces a capital murder of multiple persons charge for allegedly gunning down two of his friends, was released from the Burnet County Jail on Dec. 8 on a $500,000 surety bond.

Krav Maga protects Israeli soldiers and now Highland Lakes residents

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Ryan Hardy believes every female 12 and older should learn something: how to defend themselves. And he and his wife, Shari, are bringing that message and mission to the Highland Lakes starting Dec. 13 at the Marble Falls Athletic Club in the form of Krav Maga. While on […]

Highland Lakes communities celebrate Christmas with displays, more

MARBLE FALLS — Communities across the Highland Lakes are celebrating Christmas with lights displays, parades and more. Here are some holiday happenings to get you in the spirit. Click on links to read more about the events.

Marble Falls ministry plants seed for homeless shelter, needs help

18 December 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The spiritual leaders of Mustard Seed Ministries concentrate their efforts on doing God’s work and following Biblical tenets.

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Toys top wish list of Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

18 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center fills a tremendous need within the community when it comes to working with abused or neglected children along with their non-offending family members. It’s sometimes one of the first stops for a child who has been victimized or witnessed a violent crime. […]

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Highland Lakes Service League seeks aid for year-round projects

18 December 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to the work of the ladies of the Highland Lakes Service League, the holiday season is their time to shine. “We just finished a very busy time of year,” league president Barbara Robertson said. “We run the concession stands at the Walkway of Lights. We host […]

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Tea Thyme Cafe food drive to promote locally grown produce

18 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — On most days, restaurants rely on trucks to bring in regular supplies of produce and other foods to meet customer demand. But one Marble Falls restaurant is demonstrating how turning to a community garden can enhance the dining experience as well as support the garden.

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Hunters ring in holidays with late Texas dove season

18 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’re a dove hunter and stashed your shotgun away a few months ago, you might want to get it back out. Starting Dec. 19, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is opening the second season for these darting birds.

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Marble Falls’ Up Coming Generation giving back to hometown

18 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, the last thing a young man growing up in a small town wants to do is stay there, let alone give back to the area. But Anthony Ward and the rest of the young men who make up the musical group Up Coming Generation clearly have […]

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US 281 bridge construction winds down as FM 2147 work to begin

17 December 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The finishing touches are being put on the U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls. Kelli Reyna, spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation, said most of the remaining work will be completed over the next month.

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Highland Lakes residents deliver for KBEY 103.9 FM-Picayune toy drive

17 December 2014

Highland Lakes residents opened their hearts Dec. 17 during the annual KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune-The Picayune Toy Drive. The drive took place at two sites this year: Lee Hoffpauir Chevrolet and Buick in Marble Falls and the Burnet KBEY studio on the courthouse square. Toys and money donations were collected and will go toward […]

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Kingsland’s Mission U-Too offers physical, spiritual sustenance

17 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — The story resonates with the purpose of Mission U-Too: feeding the physical and spiritual needs of the people. Yet, to the mission’s David Taussig, the story of one Kingsland man who came to the program for help stands out.

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Spicewood library’s Christmas list includes books, new building

17 December 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — When Jim Lamar considered what would be on the Spicewood Community Library’s Christmas list, he admitted most of the things the facility needed, it already has.

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Noon Spoon Cafe in Marble Falls now serving dinner

17 December 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — After more than six years, Jennifer Cayce’s spoon isn’t just for noon. Cayce has extended the hours of the Noon Spoon Cafe to dinner five nights a week.

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Outgoing Burnet, Llano county judges reflect on service

16 December 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two county judges who preside on commissioner’s and county court-at-law benches reflected on the successes of their tenures as they prepare to turn over the reigns to their replacements Jan. 1.

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Faith Academy reassigns head football coach to junior high

16 December 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy head football coach Russ Roberts confirmed his reassignment as the junior high football coach as of Dec. 16. Roberts served as the varsity head football coach for five seasons before being moved to his new position.

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Police capture federal prison escapee in Burnet

16 December 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An escapee from a Bastrop minimum security federal prison is back in custody after Burnet police located the man in a residence in the 1600 block of West Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) about 11 p.m. Dec. 15. Several agencies assisted in a standoff, but police were able to take Jimmy […]

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