Marble Falls superintendent lone finalist for South Texas job

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After almost four years of leading the Marble Falls Independent School District, Superintendent Rob O’Connor looks to be moving on. The Sharyland ISD board has named O’Connor the lone finalist in its superintendent search. SISD is located in South Texas and serves the communities of Mission, McAllen, Edinburg and […]

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

Saddle up for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — After organizers of the annual Boots and Bluebonnets “Saddle Up for Safer Families” trail ride had to cancel the initial ride this year, they weren’t about to let a little weather dampen their spirits — and their mission. (more…)

Marble Falls girls basketball coach, coordinator Chris Jost resigns

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Chris Jost has resigned as the girls athletic coordinator and head basketball coach at Marble Falls High School to pursue other opportunities. Jost announced his decision April 15. (more…)

Children’s Day Celebration features free fun, food in Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Children’s Day Celebration organizers don’t have to wait for the big event in April to know how important it is for the area’s smallest residents. (more…)

Come hungry to Llano Crawfish Open for good food and music

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — To illustrate just how popular the Llano Crawfish Open is, consider this: Organizers ordered 17,500 pounds of the mudbugs last year, and it still wasn’t enough. (more…)

Totally awesome event benefits Marble Falls Project Graduation

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — What kid growing up in the 1980s didn’t identify with at least one member of “The Breakfast Club?” The classic John Hughes movie is set in a high school where five teens find themselves stuck in detention together. (more…)

Murder mystery ‘Mousetrap’ keeps audiences guessing until the end

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thrill of a mystery is trying to figure out “whodunnit” before the heroic sleuth. But when Agatha Christie is the brains behind the story, you might walk out of the theater saying, “I never saw that coming.” (more…)

Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Rob O'Connor has been named the lone finalist at Sharyland ISD. File photo

Marble Falls superintendent lone finalist for South Texas job

17 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After almost four years of leading the Marble Falls Independent School District, Superintendent Rob O’Connor looks to be moving on. The Sharyland ISD board has named O’Connor the lone finalist in its superintendent search. SISD is located in South Texas and serves the communities of Mission, McAllen, Edinburg and […]

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Llano city officials wrangle over a possible well project as the drought takes a toll on the Llano River, the sole water source for the community. File photo

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

17 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

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15 Marble Falls track-and-field athletes advance to area meet

17 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Fifteen Marble Falls High School track-and-field athletes finished in the top four of District 25-5A events April 15-16 to advance to the District 25 and 26-5A area track meet.    The area meet is April 23 at Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track at Marble Falls High School, […]

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Lainey Wright is returning to Llano on April 22 after the release of her latest album ’Til We Go Home.’ She’s performing at 7p.m. the LanTex Theater, 113 W. Main St. Courtesy photo

Llano native Lainey Wright releases third album, playing LanTex Theater

17 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Sometimes, letting go of what you know, what is secure, leads you down the most incredible roads. As a freshman at the University of Texas, Lainey Wright found herself torn between her academic studies and her musical endeavors. The “right thing to do” would have been to complete her […]

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Eight members of the Burnet County 4-H youth precision rifle team participated April 11 in an invitational indoor match in Victoria. The team recently received about $7,300 from the Burnet County Friends of NRA to purchase five rifles for competititon. Courtesy photo

Friends of NRA give $20,000 in grants, holding banquet

17 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Coach and team coordinator Guy Taylor says participants on the Burnet County 4-H youth precision rifle team can learn invaluable lessons with each competition. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Child Abuse Awareness Month event
WHEN: 5:30-6 p.m. April 20
WHERE: Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls
FOR MORE: Go to highlandlakescasa.com or www.hccac.org

CASA, Rotarians spread message of child abuse prevention

17 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Child abuse and neglect occur throughout the year. There is no off-season for agencies and organizations determined to stop the problem and support the victims of it. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior golfer Thomas Winters tees off during the Class 5A Region IV tournament April 14. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls golfers finish season at regional tourney

17 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls golf team finished sixth overall with a 351-353–704 at the Class 5A Region IV tournament April 15-16. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of April 10-16, 2015

17 April 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of April 10-16, 2015, according to Llano 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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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of April 7-13, 2015

17 April 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of April 7-13, 2015, according to Llano 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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Burnet swimmers go the extra lap for 3-year-old cancer patient

16 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Soon after 3-year-old Callen Otto was diagnosed with cancer, Burnet high school and middle school swimmers decided to combine their love of the water and their affection for his family to raise money for his medical expenses. (more…)

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Saddle up for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

Saddle up for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

16 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — After organizers of the annual Boots and Bluebonnets “Saddle Up for Safer Families” trail ride had to cancel the initial ride this year, they weren’t about to let a little weather dampen their spirits — and their mission. (more…)

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Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson will perform with MilkDrive on April 24 at the Cypress Club, 2208 Seabiscuit Cove in Spicewood.

Ray Benson, MilkDrive team up for Spicewood Arts Society show

16 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson is teaming up with MilkDrive, an Austin-based band known for its blend of folk, jazz and bluegrass, on Aug. 24. (more…)

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The HITS Triathlon Series makes its annual stop in Marble Falls on April 24-26 and includes a swim portion in Lake Marble Falls. File photo

Volunteers needed for HITS Triathlon in Marble Falls

16 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The HITS Triathlon Series needs volunteers when the event comes to Marble Falls on April 24-26. If an organization has 25 or more volunteers, HITS will contribute $250 to it. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores police chief under investigation regarding domestic disturbance

15 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Cottonwood Shores officials will consider accepting the police chief’s resignation during a meeting April 16 after he was allegedly involved in a domestic disturbance in March. (more…)

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