Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball player Sedona Prince added another bronze medal to her trophy case. This one is for representing Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on June 28. (more…)

Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham says she won’t let her personal views about the federal government’s role in the  marriage debate get in the way of the mandated duties of the county in issuing marriage licenses. (more…)

LCRA: Highland Lakes boaters should be extra cautious July 4

MARBLE FALLS — With fireworks displays illuminating the skies over lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on July 4, plenty of folks plan to get the best seats in the house — on their boats. But this means added boat traffic at night when water travel is more dangerous. (more…)

Leo Manzano headed to World Championships with Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano made his seventh Team USA squad June 27 during the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The World Championships are Aug. 22-30 in Beijing. (more…)

Ex-Burnet QB Stephen McGee looking forward to life after football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Though former Burnet High School standout quarterback Stephen McGee lived the dream of professional football for several years, he told folks during the 12th annual Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Kids Care-A-Van Tailgate Party that he was ready to focus on the next phase of his life, though the gridiron will […]

Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — A group of citizens has launched a county-wide, alcohol-option petition to place a proposition on the ballot that would allow businesses the ability to sell and serve liquor by the drink. Burnet County Committee for Economic Growth must collect about 4,200 signatures for the mixed-beverage option to place the […]

Two new faces chosen, incumbent re-elected to PEC board of directors

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CEDAR PARK —  A contentious and highly publicized Pedernales Electric Cooperative director election resulted in  higher voter participation as well as two new faces and one incumbent holding onto her position, according to officials. (more…)

Marble Falls chooses site for new police department

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 25 years in a repurposed electric utilities building, it’s time for the Marble Falls Police Department to think about finding a new home. “We outgrew this facility. We’ve converted closets to office spaces over the years. We’ve done a lot to make it work for us,” […]

Burnet County deputies investigating woman’s death

03 July 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews and Burnet County deputies responded to the Scenic Hills RV Park on July 2 in reference to an unresponsive woman. When emergency medical personnel and the deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was identified as Taitia Luke. (more…)

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Public fireworks displays in Kingsland and Marble Falls will attract thousands of people to the two locations on July 4 with anticipated delays and extra public safety accommodations. File Photo

Police caution revelers about traffic, road closures on July 4

02 July 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Law enforcement in Kingsland and Marble Falls warn motorists about congestion, delays and pedestrian traffic July 4 during the two largest public fireworks displays in the area. Aqua Boom in Kingsland and the Marble Falls Community Fireworks will attract thousands of people to the area with limited roadway […]

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Marble Falls High School teacher Randy Guffey (right), students Marshall Jett (left) and Tyler Taber go over some details as they get a rocket the MFHS engineering students designed and built. The goal was to build a rocket capable of reaching 100,000 feet above the earth. Guffey, Jett and Taber — along with students Connor White and Eric Aballos — are traveling to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range to launch the rocket July 6. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls High School students aiming for 100,000-ft rocket launch

02 July 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While the popular saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” may apply to a lot of things, Marble Falls High School students preparing to launch a rocket 100,000 feet over New Mexico definitely do sweat the little things. (more…)

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Marble Falls forward O’Ryan Ficklin drives to the basket during the Mustangs’ 45-37 win against Johnson City during the last night of the Lago Vista Boys Summer League on June 25. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs finish successful summer basketball league

02 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls High School boys basketball team wrapped up one of the finest summers of court work in recent history. The Mustangs posted a 16-2 record while playing in the Lago Vista Boys Summer League for six weeks that ended June 25 and a […]

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UPDATE: TCEQ upholds order to withhold downstream water releases from Highland Lakes

01 July 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER UPDATE: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality upheld an emergency order July 1 to withhold water releases from the Highland Lakes reservoirs to rice farmers downstream. PREVIOUS STORY BURNET — Interests along the upper and lower Colorado River basins are getting ready to go head to head after an emergency […]

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Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

01 July 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball player Sedona Prince added another bronze medal to her trophy case. This one is for representing Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on June 28. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of June 26-30, 2015

01 July 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 26-30, 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 court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of June 23-29, 2015

01 July 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 23-29, 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, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

30 June 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham says she won’t let her personal views about the federal government’s role in the  marriage debate get in the way of the mandated duties of the county in issuing marriage licenses. (more…)

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Burnet athletes go through summer conditioning

30 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Typically, participants of high school and middle school summer strength-and-conditioning programs have the week of July 4 off. But not the Burnet Bulldogs. (more…)

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LCRA: Highland Lakes boaters should be extra cautious July 4

29 June 2015

MARBLE FALLS — With fireworks displays illuminating the skies over lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on July 4, plenty of folks plan to get the best seats in the house — on their boats. But this means added boat traffic at night when water travel is more dangerous. (more…)

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Leo Manzano headed to World Championships with Team USA

29 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano made his seventh Team USA squad June 27 during the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The World Championships are Aug. 22-30 in Beijing. (more…)

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Burnet County residents can claim $2.6M in cash, property

29 June 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  From forgotten bank accounts to mineral royalties, Burnet County residents have left millions of dollars in cash and property on the table, and the Texas State Comptroller’s Office will be in town to help them claim their lost loot. (more…)

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Leander woman killed in one-car rollover in Buchanan Dam

29 June 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A Leander woman has died after a one-car rollover June 25 on a remote roadway near Lake Buchanan in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The single-vehicle wreck happened just after midnight on Ranch Road 261, a rural roadway that stretches north of Texas 29 […]

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