Marble Falls ends Ralph Hendricks’ tenure as city manager

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council voted April 22 to end its contract with City Manager Ralph Hendricks and officially let him go. “It was a tough decision,” Mayor George Russell said. “As a council member, you have a compassionate heart, but you also have your fiduciary responsibilities, […]

Classics, hot rods and more at Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Nothing against them, but you probably won’t find any Toyota Priuses during the Lake Area Rods & Classics Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26. It’s not that the Prius isn’t a good car, but, let’s face it, the little engine just doesn’t fit next to the roar of […]

John D. Bennett was tinkerer, inventor and storyteller

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While John D. Bennett fancied himself an inventor (he did hold 65 patents), the Marble Falls man definitely enjoyed spinning a yarn or two. And that only served as a warmup.

Burnet High School’s top chefs take second at state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The right ingredients are as important in food as the meal itself. So look no further for the perfect culinary team recipe than that of Burnet High School students Yesi Suarez, Hayli Porter and Robyn Hall.

HCCT’s ‘Drop Dead!’ will bring audiences to life with laughter

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — What happens when a group of washed-up actors try to revive their careers in a play by director Victor Le Pewe? Well, it could be their final act as the rehearsals start and the body count climbs. Welcome to “Drop Dead!

Marble Falls girls track squad takes area meet title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team continued its winning streak at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 16. The Lady Mustangs captured the title with 129 points. Second-place finisher Leander scored 84, while Leander Vandegrift had 78 and Leander Rouse finished with 69.

Spicewood’s Katy Kirby finds her voice on paper and stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIFTWOOD — Katy Kirby isn’t sure how she wound up playing the main stage of this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Maybe her mother, Lisa Kirby, suggested it. “I didn’t have anything else to do that weekend,” Katy recalled.

Preschool’s garden project teaches love for God’s creation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though they might be separated in age by “a few” years, Bluebonnet Methodist Preschool student Paisley Powell and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Carolyn Kennedy shared something in common for a few minutes: dirty hands.

Marble Falls grad Isaiah Vidal now a Spartan pro

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost two years, Marble Falls High School graduate Isaiah Vidal pushed his body through some of the most extreme races imaginable — several with the moniker “Death Race.”

101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

Marble Falls ends Ralph Hendricks’ tenure as city manager

22 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council voted April 22 to end its contract with City Manager Ralph Hendricks and officially let him go. “It was a tough decision,” Mayor George Russell said. “As a council member, you have a compassionate heart, but you also have your fiduciary responsibilities, […]

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Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn takes Burnet position

22 April 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn is returning home. After about 3½ years, Milliorn is resigning from his job in Bertram to become assistant director of administrative services for the city of Burnet. His final day in Bertram is May 8.

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Marble Falls tennis complex named in honor of Charlie and Nancy Herrington

22 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The presentations took longer than the vote. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees took less than 10 seconds to unanimously approve renaming the tennis facility at the high school the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center during its regular board meeting April 21. The […]

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Classics, hot rods and more at Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26

22 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Nothing against them, but you probably won’t find any Toyota Priuses during the Lake Area Rods & Classics Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26. It’s not that the Prius isn’t a good car, but, let’s face it, the little engine just doesn’t fit next to the roar of […]

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John D. Bennett was tinkerer, inventor and storyteller

22 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While John D. Bennett fancied himself an inventor (he did hold 65 patents), the Marble Falls man definitely enjoyed spinning a yarn or two. And that only served as a warmup.

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HITS Triathlon series returns to Marble Falls on April 25-27

22 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The HITS Triathlon series hits the road and Lake Marble Falls on April 25-27, but only two days — Saturday and Sunday — are scheduled for racing. The HITS Triathlon holds events across the country as participants earn points in the overall standings or just compete in one event. […]

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Marble Falls ISD offering physicals for athletes in grades 7-12 on April 26

22 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic department are trying to accomplish many things in a four-hour span. In a joint effort to raise money for the department, athletes going into the seventh through 12th grades can take a physical April 26 for $20 at […]

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Teen dead after rollover off rural road in Tobeyville

21 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBEYVILLE — A 19-year-old man died following an Easter evening one-vehicle rollover just north of FM 1980 about four miles northwest of Marble Falls, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Granite Shoals’ Bill Henry found success in the major leagues

21 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — When Bill Henry stood on the mound Oct. 8, 1961, at Crosley Field, it wasn’t just any ballgame. And he wasn’t facing the sluggers from just any ball team. The left-hander from Pasadena, Texas, was staring at the top of the New York Yankees lineup in the […]

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Burnet High School’s top chefs take second at state

21 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The right ingredients are as important in food as the meal itself. So look no further for the perfect culinary team recipe than that of Burnet High School students Yesi Suarez, Hayli Porter and Robyn Hall.

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HCCT’s ‘Drop Dead!’ will bring audiences to life with laughter

21 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — What happens when a group of washed-up actors try to revive their careers in a play by director Victor Le Pewe? Well, it could be their final act as the rehearsals start and the body count climbs. Welcome to “Drop Dead!

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Burnet baseball stays one game behind Llano after beating Lampasas

21 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team took care of Lampasas 8-1 on April 18 to stay a game behind Llano in the District 8-3A standings. The Yellow Jackets (12-12 overall, 7-2 district) defeated Brownwood 6-5 on April 18.

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Marble Falls softball ends season in close loss to Dripping Springs

19 April 2014

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Though the Marble Falls High School softball team knew it didn’t qualify for the playoffs — while Dripping Springs did — the Lady Mustangs weren’t going to lose to the Lady Tigers without a fight in a District 25-4A match April 18. In the end, Dripping Springs (9-3 district) scored enough for […]

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Burnet officials clear middle school for third time

18 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials found themselves evacuating the Burnet Middle School again April 18 after finding another “non-specific” bomb threat in a bathroom. The school was evacuated around 10:30 a.m. Burnet Police Department and Burnet Fire Department units searched the entire campus but found no evidence of a device and allowed […]

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