Burnet schools earn state distinctions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a more “rigorous” set of standards this past academic year, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students and staff nailed their studies.

Oatmeal Festival in Bertram/Oatmeal is ‘funky good time’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — It’s time to put away the grits and celebrate all things oatmeal once again. The 37th annual Oatmeal Festival returns Aug. 30 to downtown Bertram and, of course, kicks off Aug. 29 in Oatmeal.

Bluffton pottery artist spins her wheels in peace

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLUFFTON — Two of the most common questions Kathleen Riordan hears from Metroplex-area friends are “You live where? In a what?”

Faith Academy grad makes champion Texas A&M stock horse team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Recent Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Zach Haydon decided taking a full course load and being a member of the Corp of Cadets wasn’t enough to keep him busy during his first year at Texas A&M University.

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.

Young Llano singer McKenzie Jones on her way to big stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — McKenzie Jones needed a bodyguard after her very first public performance at age 3. She was with her family in Branson, Mo., when the performer asked little McKenzie on stage to do the twist with the band.

High school football play clocks will now tick down from 40

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A rule change by the University Interscholastic League and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has football coaches in the area studying its ramifications. The UIL and TAPPS approved changing the play clock from 25 seconds to 40 seconds.

Tips for a tear-free first day of kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though Eric Penrod is a public school administrator, he’s also a father of three elementary-aged girls who has walked each one down that long hallway to her kindergarten class on the first day of school.

Retail ‘gaps’ send Marble Falls residents elsewhere

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A survey and shopping analysis have revealed local residents take their retail, restaurant and other service industry dollars outside Marble Falls, while tourists and residents from neighboring communities comprise the bulk of shoppers who contribute to city’s economy, officials say.

Burnet schools earn state distinctions

21 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a more “rigorous” set of standards this past academic year, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students and staff nailed their studies.

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Oatmeal Festival in Bertram/Oatmeal is ‘funky good time’

21 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — It’s time to put away the grits and celebrate all things oatmeal once again. The 37th annual Oatmeal Festival returns Aug. 30 to downtown Bertram and, of course, kicks off Aug. 29 in Oatmeal.

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Spicewood Community Library offering free monthly legal clinics

21 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Sometimes, you just don’t know where to turn when faced legal issues. But Spicewood residents can find a little direction at their local library thanks to the innovative Lawyer in the Library program.

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Llano High School band members in step with each other

21 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As the Llano High School band ends its daily practice, the three drum majors call out to each of the classes. One student, holding his trumpet, smiles. He’s the only eighth-grader among high school students, but here, he’s just a member of the band.

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Marble Falls football wants ‘aggressive’ scrimmage against Kerrville Tivy

21 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team has one last scrimmage before starting the regular season next week. Marble Falls welcomes Kerrville Tivy at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Freshmen play at 4 p.m., while junior varsity takes the field at 5:15 […]

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Marble Falls volleyball loses to ‘tough-hitting’ Liberty Hill

21 August 2014

LIBERTY HILL — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team lost to Liberty Hill 18-25, 17-25, 13-25 on Aug. 19. “The Lady Mustangs were met with some tough-hitting Panthers,” head coach Julie Downs said. 

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 15-20, 2014

21 August 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 15-20, 2014, 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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Four Horseshoe Bay candidates file for three city council spots

20 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS  HORSESHOE BAY — Four candidates — including two incumbents — have filed to run for three at-large positions on the city council during the upcoming election in November, according to city filing records. The filing deadline for Horseshoe Bay City Council ended Aug. 19.

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Bluffton pottery artist spins her wheels in peace

20 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLUFFTON — Two of the most common questions Kathleen Riordan hears from Metroplex-area friends are “You live where? In a what?”

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Golf, good citizenship program tees off at Colt Elementary

20 August 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Children can learn a few things from a golfer about being good citizens. “Golfers, in general, learn respect for the game because they monitor their own behavior,” said Charlie Keiser, owner/broker of Century 21 Keiser and Co. “They call their own penalties. They learn a little personal integrity […]

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Faith Academy grad makes champion Texas A&M stock horse team

20 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Recent Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Zach Haydon decided taking a full course load and being a member of the Corp of Cadets wasn’t enough to keep him busy during his first year at Texas A&M University.

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Burnet, Marble Falls afterschool program garners state honors, plans for stellar year

20 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Kerri O’Connor, the director of the new Burnet County Consortium, and her crew of educators kicked off the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education in Burnet and Marble Falls school districts last year, they wondered what the year would hold. Now, with a year under their belts […]

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Burnet football scrimmage vs. Wimberley to feature scaled-down Meet the Bulldogs event

20 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School football team is in its final day of preparation for its scrimmage against Wimberley on Aug. 21. The Burnet Athletic Booster Club will be serving hot dogs in place of the previously cancelled Meet the Bulldogs event as the sub-varsity teams take the field […]

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Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

19 August 2014

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.

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