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Midnight Madness deals in Burnet attract shoppers to courthouse square

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If you’re hunting up a “howling” good time and some additional savings, the merchants on the Burnet courthouse square, as well as others elsewhere in town, are inviting you out to Midnight Madness on Oct. 24. The shopping event is 6-8 p.m.

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Spicewood Arts Round-Up celebrates visual works, supports school programs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — One of the things every artist appreciates is a place to exhibit his or her work and, if possible, make a sale or two. The 11th annual Spicewood Arts Society’s Arts Round-Up provides just such an opportunity and much more.

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Residents from the past still ‘living’ in Llano’s Badu House

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up the Oct. 29 edition of The Picayune — always free — to read the next story. See previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County and “Stretch,” who haunts Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.) JARED [...]

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Don your finest for old-fashioned Llano tea party Oct. 26

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Women’s fashion — and fashion, in general — both reflects and influences culture. One hat, the bird hat, even impacted the women’s suffrage movement, according to Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano.

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Burnet County Santa’s Helpers turn to creepy friends for holiday help

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Back in May, a group of Burnet County Santa’s Helpers gathered to start planning for a big event: a haunted house. No, they didn’t get their holidays confused.

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Charter school eyeing Kingsland; informational meeting Oct. 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Kingsland area families could have another choice when it comes to educating their children if a charter school organization decides to open a campus in the community. According to several Kingsland residents, Gateway College Preparatory School is considering opening a new public charter school in the lakeside community. Gateway College [...]

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Cottonwood Shores market and bazaar opens this weekend

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — What started as an idea will become reality Oct. 25 and 26 in Cottonwood Shores. A new outdoor market featuring about 20 booths opens in Cottonwood Shores on FM 2147 at the old Java Bean coffee shop.

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Sellers, shoppers converge on Burnet square for city-wide garage sale Nov. 1

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet City-Wide Garage Sale is around the corner, so if you have something to sell, you better get on the phone and reserve a vendor spot. And if you’re looking to buy, you better set aside your nickels and dimes because you’re going to have a lot [...]

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Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

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LanTex Jamboree part of effort to renovate iconic Llano arts fixture

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — For more than eight decades, the LanTex Theater has served up entertainment for Llano and the surrounding communities. Now folks can help restore the theater to how it looked when it first opened in 1927, and all they have to do is enjoy a night of live, local [...]

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Fright Night Theatre haunted house scaring up ‘unsettling’ imagery

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Planning a haunted house and writing a horror movie or book share an underlying issue: It’s just darn hard work to get it right. “Anybody can jump out and scare somebody,” said Jon Clark, Marble Falls High School theater teacher. “But does that last? Are they still [...]

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Harmony School of Creative Arts holding faculty performance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Harmony School of Creative Arts features a cadre of talented teachers, but unless you attend class there, you probably don’t understood the depth of talent. But on Oct. 26 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, you can hear that talent firsthand at the school’s Faculty and Friends Recital.

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Burnet CISD shines light on ACE after-school program Oct. 23

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Bertram Elementary Principal Terra Singletary knows how important an after-school program is to her students, campus and community. She’s witness to that just about every day as almost half her student body participates in ACE. “In Bertram, there really isn’t any option after school for our kids,” Singletary said. [...]

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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