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‘Texas 29’ bald eagles will have to find new home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — As Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician Dale Schmidt checked the area along the Llano River where two nesting bald eagles set up home during the winter, he made an upsetting discovery.

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Theft of Burnet girl’s school supplies money leads to giving

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — All 9-year-old Karen Lewis wanted to do was help her parents. So instead of her mother and father dipping into their tight budget for her school supplies, Karen worked and saved $35 for the items.

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Inks Lake State Park has hikes, fishing, Dutch-oven cooking

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has plenty of activities to get you outdoors this September — even a cooking class. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children 12 and younger.

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Marble Falls father-son powerlifting duo take titles

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The father-and-son duo of Duane and Zachary Young of Marble Falls won national titles in their age and weight divisions at the USA Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals on Aug. 23-24. Song Zachary claimed his second national title.

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Marble Falls tennis holding dedication ceremony for Herrington center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Community members are invited to a dedication ceremony of the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School at 3 p.m. Sept. 2. Then, at 4 p.m. the Mustangs play Fredericksburg, just the way the Herringtons want, head coach Jeff Savage said. 

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Marble Falls movie theater gets OK to serve alcohol

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Movie-goers may add a wine list to their traditional menu of popcorn, sodas and candy as they venture to the local movie theater. Officials with ShowBiz Cinemas 8 in Marble Falls, 2600 U.S. 281, confirmed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved the company’s application for a license [...]

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Parking should be easier for Burnet-Marble Falls football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Battle of Burnet County on Aug. 29 between the visiting Burnet Bulldogs and the Marble Falls Mustangs will open the 2014 high school football season and bring out fans of both teams in droves. Which means finding a parking spot at Mustang Stadium turns into a game [...]

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Llano hosting Hammerfest aerobatic contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The toughest part about watching the 2014 Hill Country Hammerfest might be stretching the kinks out of your neck afterward.

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Smoking for Jesus celebrates God’s deliverance from New Orleans to Highland Lakes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Very few people would consider the uprooting of their lives from a place they knew and loved to settling in an unfamiliar location a reason to celebrate. But members of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry plan on doing just that as they begin their 10th year as [...]

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Girl Scouts seeking new members, repairing Marble Falls Scout House

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Ahh, the sound of school bells can only mean one thing: It’s time to get signed up for the Girl Scouts. OK, maybe that isn’t the “one thing,” but it’s definitely a fun thing.

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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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