Kingsland celebrates its uniqueness with Small Business Saturday event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When Kathy Stephenson and her sister-in-law, Melinda Stephenson, decided to go into business together with a vintage and antique shop called Sister’s, they never looked beyond Kingsland. “Kingsland is so underrated,” Kathy Stephenson said. “There is so much to offer here, but I think people just overlook it. […]

Burnet football ready for rematch with Robinson in third round

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In a game many thought would decide the District 13-4A Division I championship, the Burnet High School football steamrolled Waco Robinson 45-23 on Oct. 17. Now the two meet again — with the stakes even higher — in the regional quarterfinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

Brad Hall wasn’t supposed to walk; now he’s running miles for another

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — The stretch of Texas 71 between the U.S. 281 intersection and Spicewood isn’t particularly desolate if you’re racing down the road at 70 mph, but for Brad Hall, who tackled the stretch one step at a time Nov. 19, the distance takes on an entirely different appearance. “Yeah, […]

Community helps Windermere families pick up the pieces after fire

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When Marvin Alcorn went back into his neighbor’s condo and found the disabled man’s cat in a bedroom, he realized he had little time. “(The cat) was scared and trying to hide instead of getting out. It was really hot,” Alcorn said. “That end of the building was […]

Former Marble Falls City Manager Ralph Hendricks on the road to recovery

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ralph Hendricks always loved the night of the Christmas Light-Up Parade and Walkway of Lights opening. “What a joyful thing for this town, the parade and walkway,” Hendricks said Nov. 21 before this year’s event.

Marble Falls group, Wreaths Across America remember those who served

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Cassandra Chambliss’ son was a Cub Scout, he and his troop would help lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at a local cemetery. “It was such an honor to be a part of something like that,” Chambliss said. But for some reason, the local endeavor […]

Drought prompts LCRA to seek OK to halt lake releases for fourth year

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — With parts of Texas in the midst of a persistent, severe drought, the Lower Colorado River Authority will seek permission from the state to curtail releases of interruptible stored water from the Highland Lakes for downstream irrigation for the fourth year in a row. LCRA also will ask permission to […]

Churches, groups serving community Thanksgiving meals

Several churches and organizations in the Highland Lakes are serving free Thanksgiving meals to the community. Here are a few. If your church or group is serving a free meal to the community, please leave a note in the comments section with time, date and place.

Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls welcomes Christmas season

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Smiles as bright as two million lights shined on Marble Falls on Nov. 21 as the Christmas Light-Up Parade opened the Walkway of Lights. The parade traveled along Main Street as former city manager Ralph Hendricks served as grand marshal. The Walkway of Lights, along Lake Marble Falls at Lakeside Park, 307 Buena […]

Llano’s unique mix of shops and entertainment spots is business unusual

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — If you’re looking for a Spotted Possum among RATS with a touch of Whimseys, you don’t have to locate a hidden village from “Harry Potter” or scour an obscure Tolkien text on Middle-Earth. If you’re serious about finding something truly interesting and unique, head to Llano.

Same story but different telling in HCCT’s ‘Christmas Carol’

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol” is brought to life every holiday season on theater stages across the country. And why not? Both the book and the play give a great lesson about Christmas. But we all know it, so why do it again?

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Starry, Starry Nights display shines big and bright in Llano

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — You might not know it, but there’s a great place along the Llano River that just sparkles during the Christmas season. And you and your family can get into the spirit — if you already haven’t — starting Nov. 28 when Badu Park in Llano starts glowing.

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’Tis the season in Johnson City with Lights Spectacular and more

26 November 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — OK, the turkey and stuffing have settled a bit, you’ve hit a few stores and even enjoyed a football game or two. So what’s left to do? Well, the 25th annual Johnson City Lights Spectacular, that’s what.

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Burnet County Santa’s Helpers filling Christmas baskets

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For the past two years during Christmas on the Square in Burnet, the Burnet County Santa’s Helpers held a cake walk to raise money to purchase gifts for area youth in need. But the walks haven’t exactly brought in a windfall of donations for the nonprofit organization. “So […]

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Bertram welcomes everyone for Old Tyme Christmas

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — When Mary Moore moved to the Bertram area 15 years ago, she found a place worth settling down in. “It felt like coming home,” Moore said. “Everybody is so friendly. And it feels like they’ve known you for years.”

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Participants, sponsors needed for Burnet’s Christmas on the Square

26 November 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The annual Christmas on the Square is right around the corner, and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses, organizations and families to join in the fun on several different levels. Christmas on the Square is Dec. 13 and includes lots of activities, including vendors and the annual Christmas […]

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Kingsland celebrates its uniqueness with Small Business Saturday event

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When Kathy Stephenson and her sister-in-law, Melinda Stephenson, decided to go into business together with a vintage and antique shop called Sister’s, they never looked beyond Kingsland. “Kingsland is so underrated,” Kathy Stephenson said. “There is so much to offer here, but I think people just overlook it. […]

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Burnet football ready for rematch with Robinson in third round

26 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In a game many thought would decide the District 13-4A Division I championship, the Burnet High School football steamrolled Waco Robinson 45-23 on Oct. 17. Now the two meet again — with the stakes even higher — in the regional quarterfinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

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Marble Falls soccer assistant named coach of the year

26 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys assistant soccer coach Chuck Woods was named the Region IV Assistant Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. The association made the announcement Nov. 21.

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Brad Hall wasn’t supposed to walk; now he’s running miles for another

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — The stretch of Texas 71 between the U.S. 281 intersection and Spicewood isn’t particularly desolate if you’re racing down the road at 70 mph, but for Brad Hall, who tackled the stretch one step at a time Nov. 19, the distance takes on an entirely different appearance. “Yeah, […]

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Run off that meal with After Turkey Turkey Trot in Kingsland

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — I don’t know about you, but on the day after Thanksgiving, the first thing I want to do is go running. Fortunately, Charlotte Dilworth over at Kingsland Health & Fitness Center has everything lined up for a little run or walk. And some of the proceeds even go […]

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HOLIDAY RECIPES: Pressed for time? Whip up sour cream noodle bake

26 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Clifton house was all awhirl this weekend with activities, work, church and relatives. And somewhere in there, I needed to come up with one more activity: cooking. But the recipe couldn’t be complicated or take a long time, since it was Sunday evening and I had […]

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Community helps Windermere families pick up the pieces after fire

25 November 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When Marvin Alcorn went back into his neighbor’s condo and found the disabled man’s cat in a bedroom, he realized he had little time. “(The cat) was scared and trying to hide instead of getting out. It was really hot,” Alcorn said. “That end of the building was […]

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Quality Inn’s annual blanket drive gives everyone a warm feeling

25 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of Sam Bhakta’s favorite projects as the head of Quality Inn of Marble Falls. And each year, the motel staff, guests and community members put a big grin across his face as help others within the Highland Lakes community. What is it that makes Bhakta […]

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