CARTS hub at Marble Falls train depot delayed

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Contractors have postponed renovations and upgrades to the Old Train Depot building to provide a  transportation hub for CARTS buses and vans known in the Highland Lakes for primarily catering to disabled and elderly clientele. (more…)

Llano Earth Art Festival features first rock-stacking championship

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Tex Toler believes Llano has found a sport like no other that the city can use to draw people to the area from around the world. It’s a sport innate to human nature that might be the only one not to use velocity. (more…)

First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With a nice breeze blowing behind you, every day makes for a perfect day to fly a kite. But if you’re looking for an excuse, the Burnet Kiwanis are giving you one March 7 when they host the first Kite Fest and 5K Relay at Haley Nelson Park in […]

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council unanimously approved entering into a contract with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County to operate the city pool this summer. (more…)

Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Marvin Bloomquist did not start out being an expert on how to take nature photos. And yet, he now finds himself presenting a program called “The Digital Camera as a Tool for Flower Identification.” (more…)

Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for allegedly burning a cross at the entrance of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church in the 1800 block of FM 2342. (more…)

Cottonwood Shores VFD works on training, rapport with city

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — At least three Tuesdays a month, Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders gather at the station for in-house training. (more…)

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

Capital Area Rural Transit System has delayed work on an historic train depot building on U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls to convert it into a transportation hub. Due to a health issue with the contractor, work might not begin until May and could possibly be complete a couple of months after it begins. File photo

CARTS hub at Marble Falls train depot delayed

06 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Contractors have postponed renovations and upgrades to the Old Train Depot building to provide a  transportation hub for CARTS buses and vans known in the Highland Lakes for primarily catering to disabled and elderly clientele. (more…)

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The Llano Earth Art Festival and rock-stacking championship is March 13-15 at Grenwelge Park in Llano. Photo courtesy of Llano Earth Art Festival

Llano Earth Art Festival features first rock-stacking championship

06 March 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Tex Toler believes Llano has found a sport like no other that the city can use to draw people to the area from around the world. It’s a sport innate to human nature that might be the only one not to use velocity. (more…)

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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store volunteer Eliza Garza shows off some of the selections people will find while browsing the store or when the fashions hit the runway March 18 at the annual Style Show and Tea at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls. The event is 2 p.m., and tickets are $15. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Library Thrift Store holding style show March 18

06 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With spring around the corner, it’s time to address that wardrobe of yours. And before you rush out and break the credit card, we have a suggestion that will help you look your best without spending big. (more…)

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Tom Yeckle’s 23-mile route allows him to see people all day long while delivering the mail in Burnet, and that’s why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted him their favorite Burnet-area postal worker in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet carrier Tom Yeckle really delivers for voters

06 March 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Tom Yeckle makes about 800 deliveries every day on his 23-mile route. The City 1 Route is the oldest in Burnet and serves most of the center of town. (more…)

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The recipient of the The Picayune’s 2015 Locals Love Us favorite doctor for the Marble Falls area is Dr. Juliette Madrigal (third from left). Pictured at the new location of Madrigal’s medical practice, 105 Meadowlakes Drive in Meadowlakes, are Lindsay Crawford (left), Nohemi Medina, Madrigal, Jannet Medina and Edlin Aguilar. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

LOCALS LOVE US: Dr. Juliette Madrigal credits staff, family with success

06 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For Dr. Juliette Madrigal, longtime patients and a dedicated staff are what make her medical practice one of her life’s greatest joys. “I would never work anywhere else. I love the way the community is. People watch out for one another. You get to watch people over […]

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Co-owners Donna Petty and Rosie Franco of Chique, Unique and Antique, 1707 U.S. 281 North at Seventh Street. The one-of-a-kind Marble Falls store features vintage, antique and collector’s items, which include dishes, clothing, furniture, decor and jewelry. Staff photo by Cindi Ashford

LOCALS LOVE US: Chique, Unique and Antique puts customer first

06 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Donna Petty’s store — Chique, Unique and Antique — offers customers a little bit of everything with a hometown appeal. “We get a very wide range of items. Some are antiques. Some are vintage. Some are handmade,” Petty said. “We are home-owned, and we have the individual booths. […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Feb. 27-March 5

06 March 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Feb. 27-March 5, 2015, 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 […]

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First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

05 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With a nice breeze blowing behind you, every day makes for a perfect day to fly a kite. But if you’re looking for an excuse, the Burnet Kiwanis are giving you one March 7 when they host the first Kite Fest and 5K Relay at Haley Nelson Park in […]

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Burnet CISD celebrating public schools with several events

05 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — During the 2013-2014 academic year, more than 5.1 million students attended Texas public schools, making it one of the largest school systems in the nation. That’s something worth celebrating. (more…)

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John Arthur Martinez was voted favorite Marble Falls-area entertainer in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

LOCALS LOVE US: John Arthur Martinez hits right note with voters

05 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — John Arthur Martinez grinned as he thought back over the process of how he landed on “Nashville Star,” a reality TV show to find country music’s next big star, in 2004. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Highlandettes' Spring Show was voted favorite Burnet-area theater production by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Highlandettes put on a great show

05 March 2015

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Caity Clinton said people kept telling her last year’s Highlandette Spring Show was the best one they had seen. That could be why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted it as their favorite Burnet-area theater production in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. (more…)

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Lady Flames prepare for No. 1-ranked state tourney foe

05 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team had one more practice March 5 in a final preparation for Houston Lutheran North. The two meet at 6 p.m. March 6 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A state tournament at Mansfield Summit High […]

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Faith Academy junior high girls squad wins district

05 March 2015

The Faith Academy girls junior high basketball team (15-5 overall, 9-0 district) beat Killeen Memorial 25-24 on March 3 to capture its first Austin Christian Athletic Association junior high girls district tournament championship. The Lady Flames were seeded No. 1 in the tournament. The team includes eighth-graders Launa Evans (front row, left) and Emily Reed […]

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Weather forces postponement of Kingsland monarch program

04 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Officials with the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildlife Society have postponed the March 5 program “Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed” because of the possibility of inclement weather. (more…)

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