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Book a singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders

With Valentine’s Day just around the bend, it’s time to make your reservation for a Singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders. Last year, the quartet of Bernie Sachs (left), Norm Homburg, Chuck Meyers and Steve Taylor sang at Twisted Hair Salon and Studio in Marble Falls. Singing quartets will serenade your sweethearts Feb. 13-14 […]

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Marble Falls woman discovers her inner van Gogh with a year-long project

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Catherine and Bryan Hicks’ youngest son, Duncan, headed off to college, Catherine was in a place she hadn’t been for almost two decades — home without any children.

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Burnet County 4-H Horse Club saddles up for clinic and show fundraiser

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Burnet County 4-H Horse Club is holding a fundraising clinic and horse show Jan. 30-31. Both events are at the John L. Kuykendall Arena and Events Center, 2200 RR 152.

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Marble Falls theater students receive state, national recognition

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Students in the Marble Falls High School theater department have earned statewide and national recognition and will showcase their skills in the coming months.

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Polo, fiddles, electric typewriters give peek into Llano County past

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Jo Ann McDougall grew up in Llano County, where her father spent his entire career working for the Moss Ranch. Whenever she or a sibling became ill, usually right after a visit to the doctor, her mom would shepherd the children to the pharmacy in Llano.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie time — with two new choices

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’ve been craving the legendary Thin Mints or Samoas, the wait ends Jan. 21 as the annual Girl Scout Cookie sales crank up and roll on through Feb. 28.

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Marble Falls students send out SOS to help teens say ‘no’ to drugs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The difference between a night of fun with friends and a tragedy might be as simple as having the courage and the tools to avoid drugs and alcohol.

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It’s a new edition of school libraries in the digital age

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As Cory Clausen winds his way though the Llano High School library, he passes shelves of books and a rack of magazines and cuts through a smaller room before ending up in a supply room. He’s here to do library work — just not book work.

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Hill Country Community Theatre seeks musicians for ‘Zombies’

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre is seeking a percussionist and an accordion player to perform in the musical comedy “Zombies from the Beyond.” Both are volunteer positions.

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Biker Pickles sweet deal for Kingsland’s Wally McKinnon

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — As Wally McKinnon and his Willow Mist Store crew — Kim McKinnon and Celeste Wright — made their rounds at various festivals and the Burnet Farmers’ Market, they felt they needed something that really hit it off with customers.

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Cold weather, hot chili perfect combo for Llano Project Graduation fundraiser

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Few hot-and-cold combinations are more appealing than chili and winter. And the Llano High School Project Graduation committee is selling the meaty dish with all the fixings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Wright St. The cost is $6 for dine-in […]

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Christian Women’s Job Corps prepares students for careers with skills and hope

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — One of the best ways to know if a program works is by looking at the impact it had on previous attendees’ lives. And when it comes to the Christian Women’s Job Corps, graduates sing the praises of the training and the other benefits the Burnet-based program provides.

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Get healthy, fresh start to 2015 with ‘Naturally Clean Home’ program

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — As with every new year, people are looking for a fresh, clean start. To help, Linda Wallen is offering a program to get your home clean — naturally.

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Acquire a bit of ‘Vulture Culture’ at Blanco State Park

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLANCO — When Kate Boysen drives to her job as a park interpreter at Blanco State Park, she marvels at the work of nature’s clean-up crew. “The Hill Country would look quite a bit different without them,” Boysen remarked. “They do a tremendous job, but one I don’t think we […]

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