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Marble Falls ministry plants seed for homeless shelter, needs help

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The spiritual leaders of Mustard Seed Ministries concentrate their efforts on doing God’s work and following Biblical tenets.

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Toys top wish list of Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center fills a tremendous need within the community when it comes to working with abused or neglected children along with their non-offending family members. It’s sometimes one of the first stops for a child who has been victimized or witnessed a violent crime. […]

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Highland Lakes Service League seeks aid for year-round projects

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to the work of the ladies of the Highland Lakes Service League, the holiday season is their time to shine. “We just finished a very busy time of year,” league president Barbara Robertson said. “We run the concession stands at the Walkway of Lights. We host […]

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Tea Thyme Cafe food drive to promote locally grown produce

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — On most days, restaurants rely on trucks to bring in regular supplies of produce and other foods to meet customer demand. But one Marble Falls restaurant is demonstrating how turning to a community garden can enhance the dining experience as well as support the garden.

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Marble Falls’ Up Coming Generation giving back to hometown

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes, the last thing a young man growing up in a small town wants to do is stay there, let alone give back to the area. But Anthony Ward and the rest of the young men who make up the musical group Up Coming Generation clearly have […]

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Highland Lakes residents deliver for KBEY 103.9 FM-Picayune toy drive

Highland Lakes residents opened their hearts Dec. 17 during the annual KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune-The Picayune Toy Drive. The drive took place at two sites this year: Lee Hoffpauir Chevrolet and Buick in Marble Falls and the Burnet KBEY studio on the courthouse square. Toys and money donations were collected and will go toward […]

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Kingsland’s Mission U-Too offers physical, spiritual sustenance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — The story resonates with the purpose of Mission U-Too: feeding the physical and spiritual needs of the people. Yet, to the mission’s David Taussig, the story of one Kingsland man who came to the program for help stands out.

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Spicewood library’s Christmas list includes books, new building

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — When Jim Lamar considered what would be on the Spicewood Community Library’s Christmas list, he admitted most of the things the facility needed, it already has.

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Noon Spoon Cafe in Marble Falls now serving dinner

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — After more than six years, Jennifer Cayce’s spoon isn’t just for noon. Cayce has extended the hours of the Noon Spoon Cafe to dinner five nights a week.

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Drivers top wish list for Burnet County VetRides program

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When asked what was at the top of the Burnet County VetRides program’s Christmas wish list, manager Sophie McCoy answered immediately. “Right now, I think our number one wish would be more drivers,” she said.

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New Horizons seeks helping hands to boost Llano residents

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — When citizens in the city of Llano are down on their luck, they turn to an organization that is able to help.

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Highland Lakes Christmas Caddy is hole-in-one for area families

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MEADOWLAKES — When the local schools approached Jeff Wilson with the idea of supporting 29 families through the annual Highland Lakes Christmas Caddy golf tournament, he caught his breath for a moment. After all, Wilson and other tournament organizers had set a goal of raising enough money to directly help 25 […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs put together kid-approved holiday wish list

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Highland Lakes provides a safe place to play, learn and eat for more than 200 Burnet County kids every day. “If we keep them engaged, keep them coming back, then the likelihood they will be involved in a criminal act or tempted […]

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Burnet’s Christmas on the Square features shopping and Santa

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Christmas fun is rolling through the Highland Lakes, and the next stop is Burnet. The annual Christmas on the Square brings the holiday festivities to downtown Burnet on Dec. 13 with arts-and-crafts booths opening up at 10 a.m. But that’s just the start of a fun-filled day on Burnet’s […]

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