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Bluebonnet Airshow celebrates spirit of military and World War II planes

Bluebonnet Airshow celebrates spirit of military and World War II planes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The sound is what first catches your attention. You hear the rumbling engine before it rolls into sight on the runway. And then, you can’t help but look twice just to make sure of what you’re seeing. (more…)

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Put your ‘hands on history’ with formidable B-17 Flying Fortress

Put your ‘hands on history’ with formidable B-17 Flying Fortress

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It was one of the most dangerous flying missions during World War II — daylight bombing raids on Germany and other Axis-held territories. The plane of choice during some of these missions was the B-17 Flying Fortress. (more…)

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BackSpoon Cooking Show promotes farm-to-table meals

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The “Kitchen Diva” and the “Garden Guru” are teaming up again to show you how to pick fresh vegetables from your garden and whip them up into something great to eat. (more…)

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Brandi Kuhlmann of Faith Academy of Marble Falls was awarded a $5,000 scholarship April 15 in the Pedernales Electric Cooperative's essay contest.

Marble Falls, Faith Academy students awarded PEC scholarships

FROM STAFF REPORTS  JOHNSON CITY —  Pedernales Electric Cooperative awarded 14 students — three of whom are from Marble Falls — thousands of dollars in scholarship money after the seniors penned essays on how nonprofit programs enrich lives and serve the community, according to a release from the utility. (more…)

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Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to the cockpit of a P-51

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Seventy years had passed since Col. Thomas Sams of Horseshoe Bay sat in the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang. But as the World War II fighter plane raced through the skies above the Highland Lakes, the seven decades faded, and, for a moment, Sams was once again a […]

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IF YOU GO WHAT: Burnet citywide garage sale WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 WHERE: Burnet courthouse square and locations around the city VENDOR COST: $20 for a 10-by-20 spot and $15 for each one after FOR MORE: Go to All Mixed Up, 123 E. Jackson in Burnet, or shopburnet.org

Sell your wares at Burnet citywide garage sale May 2

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Remembering a cuckoo clock she bought for $15 at a garage sale years ago explains Cindy Lamb’s affection for the Burnet citywide garage sale. (more…)

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Legacy Community Fund offering grants to local nonprofits

MARBLE FALLS — Applications are being accepted for grants from the Legacy Community Endowment Fund. Money will be awarded in October. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre holding ‘Seussical’ auditions

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is holding open auditions for its production of “Seussical.” Auditions are 7 p.m. April 27-28 at at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West. The show will run July 16-26 and be directed by Wendy Ferrell. (more…)

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Llano native Lainey Wright releases third album, playing LanTex Theater

Llano native Lainey Wright releases third album, playing LanTex Theater

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Sometimes, letting go of what you know, what is secure, leads you down the most incredible roads. As a freshman at the University of Texas, Lainey Wright found herself torn between her academic studies and her musical endeavors. The “right thing to do” would have been to complete her […]

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Friends of NRA give $20,000 in grants, holding banquet

Friends of NRA give $20,000 in grants, holding banquet

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Coach and team coordinator Guy Taylor says participants on the Burnet County 4-H youth precision rifle team can learn invaluable lessons with each competition. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Child Abuse Awareness Month event
WHEN: 5:30-6 p.m. April 20
WHERE: Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls
FOR MORE: Go to highlandlakescasa.com or www.hccac.org

CASA, Rotarians spread message of child abuse prevention

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Child abuse and neglect occur throughout the year. There is no off-season for agencies and organizations determined to stop the problem and support the victims of it. (more…)

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Burnet swimmers go the extra lap for 3-year-old cancer patient

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Soon after 3-year-old Callen Otto was diagnosed with cancer, Burnet high school and middle school swimmers decided to combine their love of the water and their affection for his family to raise money for his medical expenses. (more…)

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Saddle up for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

Saddle up for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — After organizers of the annual Boots and Bluebonnets “Saddle Up for Safer Families” trail ride had to cancel the initial ride this year, they weren’t about to let a little weather dampen their spirits — and their mission. (more…)

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Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson will perform with MilkDrive on April 24 at the Cypress Club, 2208 Seabiscuit Cove in Spicewood.

Ray Benson, MilkDrive team up for Spicewood Arts Society show

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson is teaming up with MilkDrive, an Austin-based band known for its blend of folk, jazz and bluegrass, on Aug. 24. (more…)

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