Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — To mow or not to mow at the Marble Falls Cemetery? That’s the question the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking itself after bluebonnets, the state flower, erupted in the cemetery. (more…)

Marble Falls teen yoga instructor goes with the flow

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When two of her youngest students bounce off their mats and giggle at one another’s jokes, Avery Jones doesn’t scold them or even mind. She smiles and keeps on leading the rest of her class through another pose. (more…)

How to shoot picture-perfect Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — This spring is setting up to be a beautiful bluebonnet and wildflower season, and many people are hoping to get some great shots of the blooms. (more…)

Find bargains and treasures at Marble Falls city-wide garage sale

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Julia Adams confirmed what most attendees of the Marble Falls city-wide garage sale already know. “Ten dollars buys you a lot,” the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce events coordinator said with a laugh. (more…)

Burnet High School graduation ceremony returning to Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two days after Burnet school district officials announced the 2015 Burnet High School graduation was moving from Bulldog Field to the high school gym, they found a way to return it to the traditional outdoor venue. (more…)

Burnet County to purchase jail from private owners for $14 million

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail facility for about $14 million, officials say. (more…)

Easter Journey to re-create Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Each Christmas, people from across the Highland Lakes and beyond make a trip to Burnet for the re-creation of Jesus’ birth during Main Street Bethlehem. This year, First Baptist Church of Burnet is hoping folks will return — but for Easter. (more…)

Horseshoe Bay man gets 40 years for role in Spicewood double-murder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A state district judge sentenced Juston Aaron Curbow to 40 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two Spicewood residents. (more…)

Sheriff’s office: Human skeletal remains found west of Burnet

31 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet County deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains found March 31 west of Burnet. A utility contractor was checking power lines in the area of FM 3509 and Williams Road when the contractor spotted possible skeletal remains. About 11 a.m., deputies responded to the location and confirmed they […]

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Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

31 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — To mow or not to mow at the Marble Falls Cemetery? That’s the question the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking itself after bluebonnets, the state flower, erupted in the cemetery. (more…)

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Marble Falls teen yoga instructor goes with the flow

Marble Falls teen yoga instructor goes with the flow

31 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When two of her youngest students bounce off their mats and giggle at one another’s jokes, Avery Jones doesn’t scold them or even mind. She smiles and keeps on leading the rest of her class through another pose. (more…)

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Help Habitat for Humanity build home for Marble Falls family

31 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Volunteers are needed to help a family’s dream of owning a home come true. The construction for the next Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity home will begin April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 304 Ave. M. Water and lunch will be provided by St. […]

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EPA proposes investigation into contaminated water wells

30 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The federal government is expected to launch an investigation and provide funding to clean up as many as nine contaminated water wells in Burnet County, officials said. Tests identified the contaminant as a “plume of tetrachloroethylene” (PCE), typically known for its use in dry-cleaning fluid and degreasing materials […]

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On sunny days, take photos in the early morning or later in the day. Bright sunlight will wash out the vibrant colors of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. Stock photo

How to shoot picture-perfect Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers

30 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — This spring is setting up to be a beautiful bluebonnet and wildflower season, and many people are hoping to get some great shots of the blooms. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Marble Falls city-wide garage sale
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4
WHERE: Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls
ADMISSION: Free
VENDOR FEE: $25

Find bargains and treasures at Marble Falls city-wide garage sale

30 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Julia Adams confirmed what most attendees of the Marble Falls city-wide garage sale already know. “Ten dollars buys you a lot,” the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce events coordinator said with a laugh. (more…)

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Get pumped up for Llano Project Graduation bubble soccer

30 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Soccer is coming to Llano High School. But this isn’t World Cup soccer. No, it’s bubble soccer. (more…)

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Burnet school district officials worked with the company installing artificial turf at Bulldog field so graduation ceremonies could be held at the stadium. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet High School graduation ceremony returning to Bulldog Field

27 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two days after Burnet school district officials announced the 2015 Burnet High School graduation was moving from Bulldog Field to the high school gym, they found a way to return it to the traditional outdoor venue. (more…)

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Burnet County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail, 900 County Lane in Burnet, for about $14 million. File photo

Burnet County to purchase jail from private owners for $14 million

27 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail facility for about $14 million, officials say. (more…)

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Paula Montandon (left) and Val Klaudt hang the Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show banner at Sam’s Nursery in Buchanan Dam. The nursery, along with about 20 other vendors and organizations, will have a booth at the March 28 show. The 17th annual Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St. in Burnet. Admission is free. Courtesy photo

From herbs to fruit trees, Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show has it all

27 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — With gardening and cooking books to her credit, people might think noted author and speaker Judy Barrett grew up with herbs on her mind. But the longtime garden writer admitted it was starting her own business that turned her on to this versatile group of plants. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Easter Journey
WHEN: 7-9 p.m. April 3 and 7:30-10:30 a.m. April 5
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 108 S. Vanderveer St. in Burnet
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Go to www.fbcburnet.org

Easter Journey to re-create Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection

27 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Each Christmas, people from across the Highland Lakes and beyond make a trip to Burnet for the re-creation of Jesus’ birth during Main Street Bethlehem. This year, First Baptist Church of Burnet is hoping folks will return — but for Easter. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Wildflowers in Bloom quilt show
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28
WHERE: Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. in Llano
ADMISSION: $5 at the door

Wildflowers in Bloom in Llano showcases the art of quilting

27 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — After attending other quilt shows, members of the Texas Hills Quilters decided it was time they hosted one of their own. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: CASA and Chocolate, an open house for CASA for the Highland Lakes Area
WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 31 
WHERE: CASA office, 1719 Ridgeview in Kingsland
FOR MORE: Go to highlandlakescasa.com or contact (325) 388-3440 or galyn@highlandlakescasa.com

TO BECOME A CASA: CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is holding a five-week training session starting April 6 and continuing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Go to highlandlakescasa.com or contact (325) 388-3440 or galyn@highlandlakescasa.com.

CASA seeking volunteers with ‘heart for children’

27 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — You’ve probably seen photos of them in the paper. They’re standing, often smiling, looking as if they’re ready to do something great. (more…)

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