Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, you just have to jump in. That’s what Lakriesha Cesario did last fall when she opened up her cafe and coffee shop, Love Bites. (more…)

Official resigns as Meadowlakes considers golf course takeover

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MEADOWLAKES — City leaders on April 25 will consider dissolving the public facilities corporation that manages Hidden Falls Golf Course and taking over its operations, officials said. (more…)

Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Cyril Lemon has been fine-tuning all sorts of job skills the past several months. He has been reviewing information, learning how to answer interview questions and even improving his physical stamina. (more…)

Take trip down ‘past’ lane at Lake Area Rods and Classics car show

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A chance to revisit the past is a big reason why the annual Lake Area Rods and Classics car show is popular. “I believe they can see something that maybe they saw when they were going to school or college,” said Mark Kidd, the co-activities director for Lake Area […]

Marble Falls coach Kyle Futrell retiring, two more resign

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two more Marble Falls Independent School District coaches have resigned and another will retire at the end of this school year. (more…)

Bluebonnet Airshow celebrates spirit of military and World War II planes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The sound is what first catches your attention. You hear the rumbling engine before it rolls into sight on the runway. And then, you can’t help but look twice just to make sure of what you’re seeing. (more…)

BackSpoon Cooking Show promotes farm-to-table meals

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The “Kitchen Diva” and the “Garden Guru” are teaming up again to show you how to pick fresh vegetables from your garden and whip them up into something great to eat. (more…)

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Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

24 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

Marble Falls small-business owners jump in and live their dreams

24 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, you just have to jump in. That’s what Lakriesha Cesario did last fall when she opened up her cafe and coffee shop, Love Bites. (more…)

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Are you as tough as a firefighter? Find out at Burnet Fire 5K

24 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The premise sounds simple enough: Host a five-kilometer race benefitting Explorer Post 4700 in Burnet. Except this is the Burnet Fire 5K, so with the Burnet fire and EMS crews involved, it became a bit more challenging. Organizers threw in about 10 firefighting and EMS-oriented obstacles. “A lot […]

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Several Marble Falls track athletes headed to regional meet

23 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Good thing the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team is used to big meets coming down to the 4×400-meter relay. The Lady Mustangs relay team of Natalie Schulz, Maddie Johnson, Sarah Lewis and Tess Johnson finished second in the event to help the squad capture the District 25 and […]

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Meadowlakes City Council will consider dissolving the public facilities corporation that manages Hidden Falls Golf Course on April 25. File photo

Official resigns as Meadowlakes considers golf course takeover

23 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MEADOWLAKES — City leaders on April 25 will consider dissolving the public facilities corporation that manages Hidden Falls Golf Course and taking over its operations, officials said. (more…)

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Ex-Cottonwood Shores chief surrenders peace officer license

Ex-Cottonwood Shores chief surrenders peace officer license

23 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After two incidents that required other police agencies to investigate his behavior, former Cottonwood Shores police chief Thomas Williams gave up his peace officer license in an agreement with local prosecutors. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate Cyril Lemon, a former University of North Texas lineman, will participate in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30-May 2. Photo courtesy of UNT

Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft

23 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Cyril Lemon has been fine-tuning all sorts of job skills the past several months. He has been reviewing information, learning how to answer interview questions and even improving his physical stamina. (more…)

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Join the Journey wellness fair offers drug, health education

23 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Janet Christiansen made a pledge to herself more than three years ago that she would do everything in her power to prevent another mother — another family — from going through what she and her family experienced after the 2011 death of her 21-year-old son, Caleb Christiansen. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior golfer Taylor Denton (seated) signs her letter of intent to play golf for the University of Texas at Tyler as Flames golf coach Rick Blackington (standing, left); parents, Shelly and Randy Denton; and Faith athletics director Jessie Crow look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy golfer Taylor Denton to play for UT-Tyler

23 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Six weeks ago, Faith Academy of Marble Falls golfer Taylor Denton hadn’t heard of the University of Texas at Tyler. (more…)

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TCEQ to check for groundwater contamination in Kingsland

22 April 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Crews have launched a project to drill water-quality monitoring wells in an area contaminated two decades ago by “improperly disposed of” dry-cleaning chemicals from a former self-serve laundry, officials said. On April 13, the Llano County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality […]

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A town hall meeting to discuss deer management is 9-11 a.m. May 2 at the Granite Shoals Fire Department, 8410 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals. File photo

Granite Shoals seeks harmonious solution to deer population in city

22 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Living in harmony with deer is the reason for a town meeting May 2 hosted by the city of Granite Shoals and its wildlife advisory committee. (more…)

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Top track athletes coming to Marble Falls for area meets

22 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Many of Central Texas’ best track-and-field athletes will make their way to Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track for an area meet April 23. (more…)

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See classic cars such as this 1957 Chevy at the Lake Area Rods and Classics car show starting at 8 a.m. April 25 at the Cecil Atkission dealership, 2601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet. The event is free for spectators and $20 for entrants. Go to lakearearodsandclassics.com for more. File photo

Take trip down ‘past’ lane at Lake Area Rods and Classics car show

22 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A chance to revisit the past is a big reason why the annual Lake Area Rods and Classics car show is popular. “I believe they can see something that maybe they saw when they were going to school or college,” said Mark Kidd, the co-activities director for Lake Area […]

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Relay for Life fights cancer, honors those who lost battle

22 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — One way you can help win the battle against cancer is by taking a walk. Well, more precisely, a walk around the Burnet courthouse square April 25-26 during the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of the Hill Country. (more…)

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