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‘Map Your Way to Burnet’ for plein air competition and exhibit

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The first “Map Your Way to Burnet” plein air festival and exhibit is turning into a national affair, and one to which everybody is invited — even if you’re not sure what “plein air” means. Plein air basically means painting “in the open air.” In other words, artists will scatter [...]

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Destruction Derby smashing things up for Spicewood VFD

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — After 21 years, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and EMS still loves a good smash-up. Of course, we’re talking about the department’s 22nd annual Destruction Derby.

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Cow Creek 4-H Club is taking aim at its second shooting season

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the Cow Creek 4-H Club held its first trap and skeet practice about a year ago, organizers only wanted to give area youth a place to try out shotgun shooting sports. Sure, the kids could enter competitions, but with most of the newly formed club members [...]

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Golden Hook, bragging rights on the line with Kingsland anglers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — What started seven years ago as a get-away trip for Bob Garst and his wife, Lily, has grown into a tradition for the couple and several other Highland Lakes folks. But it’s also become a bit of a competition when the group fishes the Upper French River and [...]

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Burnet teens save 5-year-old’s life in store parking lot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When 14-year-old Brailey Hall and 16-year-old Hannah Smith and Vanessa Escamilla walked into the hospital room, the first thing they saw was a sleeping child and her grateful mother. “We saw the mom, and tears just came to all of our eyes,” Smith said. ” She just burst out [...]

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New Faith Academy administrator Joe Rispoli settles in

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — God often unveils his plan at his own pace — not at ours. Just ask Joe Rispoli, the new administrator at Faith Academy of Marble Falls.

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Kids’ Day Out in Burnet offers day of fun and food for free

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After a couple weeks in school, there’s one thing every kid needs: a day out. How fortunate that the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association came up with the same idea 10 years ago with the first Kids’ Day Out. Now, a decade later, association members are still [...]

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Turn the Towns Teal campaign highlights ‘silent’ ovarian cancer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — All Angela Kleb knew was that her stomach bothered her. She noticed her navel had extended a bit, but it didn’t really worry her. After all, the Marble Falls resident was a young and seemingly healthy 21-year-old animal science student at Texas A&M University with aims of [...]

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First responders honored at Marble Falls 9/11 ceremony

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Community leaders honored first responders from fire, police and EMS agencies in the Highland Lakes on Sept. 11 during the Patriot Awards 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Lakeside Park.

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Clean out the shed, appease the spouse at Burnet County hazardous waste collection

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A walk through backyard sheds or garages often turns up old containers of toxic chemicals: a bottle of pesticide with a slight sheen on the outside as if the stuff is permeating through the plastic; a milk jug full of used motor oil from last year; or a couple [...]

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Kinky Friedman coming to Kingsland

Novelist, singer, humorist and would-be politician Kinky Friedman will have a book signing at the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland, from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 13. The event is sponsored by the Llano County Democratic Party Club. Courtesy photo

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Marble Falls pauses Sept. 11 for reflection and recognition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — On Sept. 11, 2001, while others ran from the destruction caused by two airliners slamming into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, firefighters, police and EMS personnel ran toward it to rescue those injured and trapped.

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Wild Game Dinner, prize giveaways benefit Llano Junior Livestock Show Association

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When it comes to supporting the youth, Llano County residents and businesses are going a bit wild on Sept. 13. Wild as in the fifth annual Llano Wild Game Dinner benefitting the Llano Junior Livestock Show Association. The dinner includes a bevy of wild game including axis deer, [...]

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Marble Falls bank stepping up to keep babies’ bottoms bundled

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As part of National Diaper Awareness Week (bet you didn’t know such a week even existed), Lone Star Capital Bank of Marble Falls is holding a diaper drive to benefit the Bluebonnet Trails Early Childhood Intervention’s diaper bank.

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