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Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 [...]

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Highland Lakes SPCA raising funds for bigger digs

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The dogs at the Highland Lakes SPCA shelter aren’t unhappy. They have large outdoor pens that provide plenty of space in which to run and play. Many have a “roommate” to keep them company. They have water, doghouses and a dedicated staff to make sure they’re fed [...]

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Marble Falls group getting the drop on breast cancer with fundraiser, big prize

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the women of Team Treasured Chests began raising money to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in November, they lined up several different fundraisers, including pancake dinners and other typical events.

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Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center expands with Marble Falls office

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Since incorporating in 2010, the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center has touched the lives of many women, and men, who have faced the dilemma of an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. But as the only such center located in the Highland Lakes and surrounding Hill Country, the needs [...]

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New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

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MFISD bus rodeo tests driver skills before main event

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Preseason practice isn’t only for high school athletes and band members. Bus drivers need it, too.

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Students need good lunches to focus in class, stay healthy

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Breakfast might be the most important meal, but don’t overlook the value of lunch, especially for students. “A lot of times in school, people forget that, without a healthy lunch, kids have a hard time concentrating in class or just paying attention in general,” said Jennifer Reeves, the [...]

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Burnet community remembers shooting victim

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The family, friends and community will gather Aug. 23 to remember a teenager who died after an 21-year-old allegedly shot him. A memorial service is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Burnet High School auditorium for 17-year-old Elijah Adam Benson.

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Drivers need to use caution with school buses back on the roads

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Traffic picks up when school starts for most area school districts Aug. 25. However, it’s not just parents and high school students going to and from school that add to traffic. It’s school buses, too.

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Farmers’ markets cultivate buyer, seller relationships

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Jana Ard keeps her bread selection as varied as you could imagine. No, you want find any traditional white or whole wheat bread, but you will discover varieties such as pear, peach, zucchini, pumpkin and even chocolate-chip-banana nut.

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Acupuncture helping patients reach peaceful, pain-free point

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Patti McCormick sometimes wonders about her middle name. Well, not really. But after more than 20 years of helping people with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, she has come to the conclusion she should change it to a more fitting moniker.

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The Flashbacks keep Big Band sound alive with monthly shows

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — While members of the Flashbacks know the ins and outs of the Big Band sounds of the 1940s, you don’t have to go back that far to be familiar with the band’s repertoire. In fact, if you follow one of the most popular shows on TV, you get [...]

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Burnet schools earn state distinctions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a more “rigorous” set of standards this past academic year, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students and staff nailed their studies.

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Oatmeal Festival in Bertram/Oatmeal is ‘funky good time’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — It’s time to put away the grits and celebrate all things oatmeal once again. The 37th annual Oatmeal Festival returns Aug. 30 to downtown Bertram and, of course, kicks off Aug. 29 in Oatmeal.

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