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Kids cook up kitchen science, more at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The mixer, bags of marshmallows, a container of milk and assorted items scattered around Dennis Rose’s table at the front of the room make it clear this isn’t an ordinary trip to the library.

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Beer by the Bay Music Festival hot ticket in Horseshoe Bay

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Beers, bands and bites will comprise the three-day Beer by the Bay Music Festival in Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 1-3. “We’re extremely excited about the Beer By the Bay Music Festival,” said Bryan Woodward, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s chief marketing officer. “We have 10 talented musical acts coming to Horseshoe [...]

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‘Lone Star Lady’ show combines humor with family values

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Rochelle Carnes approaches raising her four boys the same way she approaches life. With humor.

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Art helps Phoenix Center youth work through trauma

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the Phoenix Center youth step into Martha Stafford Fine Art during the “Full Circle: Images of Hope and Healing” art exhibit, they’ll find their works hanging in a unique situation.

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Burnet Bluegrass Festival is a family affair

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — All Wendy Pausewang wanted to do was add a little music to a church program with which she volunteered to help three years ago. She had no plans of creating a new life for her and her family of (now) seven. She taught the three older children a few [...]

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Marble Falls teen natural horseman despite being legally blind

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School sophomore David Clements has traded in his running shoes for a pair of boots. Clements, who is legally blind though he has some degree of vision, competed at the Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 17. While he was at Marble Falls Middle [...]

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Camp Peniel garden brings kids closer to God’s creation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — Many lessons await Camp Peniel youth when they walk through the gate to the camp’s garden, but there’s one thing leaders hope campers take away from the experience more than anything else.

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Vanishing Texas River Cruise provides Freedom Flight for rehabilitated birds of prey

FROM STAFF REPORTS SILVER CREEK — Vanishing Texas River Cruise is providing a truly remarkable journey. The cruise has partnered with Last Chance Forever to release back into the wild injured birds of prey, including species such as hawks, ospreys, owls and eagles.

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Marble Falls grads journey down El Camino de Santiago

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With about 500 miles — and the Pyrenees Mountains — ahead of them, Mattie Cryer and Caroline O’Connor shouldered their backpacks and began putting one foot in front of the other May 19 in St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France.

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Curtain rises for ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at Cottonwood Shores theater

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — With the opening of “Hello, Dolly!” coming up July 17, the Hill Country Community Theatre actors and volunteers are putting the final touches on the romping musical. The event kicks off with a big opening night and runs through July 27.

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Marble Falls Open/Pro Rodeo always big draw

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Every summer almost smack dab in the middle of July, folks gather around a dirt-filled arena just south of Marble Falls. Some people roll in early, just so they can back their pickup truck up to an open spot along the fence.

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Marble Falls Youth Rodeo is all about horsemanship

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you want to get a look at some up-and-coming rodeo athletes — or just some great horsemanship — check out the 2014 Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 16. The event is sponsored by the Burnet County 4-H Horse Club.

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Longhorn Cavern tour focuses on photographic memories

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — During the course of a regular Longhorn Cavern tour, it’s nearly impossible for visitors to set up tripods and other equipment to photographically explore the underground wonder.

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Burnet Police Department golf tourney helps Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS  BURNET — Members of the Burnet Police Department will trade in their firearms for golf clubs July 18 to raise money for an organization that works with children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

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