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Ghostly prints, happenings at Old Oak Square blamed on ‘Stretch’

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up a free copy every Wednesday this month for stories on spooky places in the Highland Lakes. Read previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” and Dead Man’s Hole at DailyTrib.com.) JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Boot prints beat a [...]

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Moonlight Madness shopping event in Marble Falls offers great deals, fun

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The countdown has begun for the annual Marble Falls shopping extravaganza as merchants and shoppers get ready for a day of fun with lots of deals, enticements and even some costumes.

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ArtFrog Art Academy keeping ‘lost arts’ thriving with festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Are you looking for a new hobby? Or maybe you want to explore your creative side but can’t really figure out how. Why not check out one of the “vanishing” crafts during a free workshop and demonstration at the ArtFrog Art Academy on Oct. 18?

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French masquerade fundraiser benefits Candlelight Ranch

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Nestled between Marble Falls and Lago Vista, Candlelight Ranch’s reach extends across Texas, touching the lives of hundreds of children and their families thanks to its innovative approaches to working with at-risk and special-needs youth. The ranch uses specially planned, nature-based activities to help kids learn, play and heal.

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Sculpture on Main set for viewing

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Seven years ago, Marble Falls held its first Sculpture on Main. The idea, while new at the time, brought a sense of creativity to downtown. But instead of directing people into art galleries, organizers took the art to the streets.

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Get rid of your old TVs, tires and more at Llano County collection

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — Llano County residents who have wondered what to do with that old TV set or those three tires stashed in the garage don’t have to ponder it any longer. The Llano County Recyclables Collection Event on Oct. 18 offers a way to dispose of those items and more. The [...]

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Coffee, doughnuts and a discussion about the future of Burnet on Oct. 17

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If you’re a Burnet business owner or a community member who wants to get involved with the future of the city, Mark Lewis wants to meet with you Oct. 17. And he’s bringing coffee and doughnuts.

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Start your belt sanders! Marble Falls VFW celebrates going smokeless with unique races

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Whether it’s a sign of the times or just a needed change, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10376 recently went smokeless. And they want to celebrate by racing belt sanders.

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Llano Historic Cemetery Tour tells story of city’s Boom Era

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — During the 1800s, people flocked to California for the Gold Rush. But in the later part of the century, a great deal of attention focused on Llano. And you can learn a great deal about this explosive time — known as Llano’s Boom Era — during a tour [...]

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Burnet CISD offers belated diplomas to service members who left school early

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — During World War II, it wasn’t uncommon for a young man to drop out of high school to join the military and serve his country. This practice even took place during other conflicts, from the Korean and Vietnam wars right up to the most recent ones in the Middle East. What [...]

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Llano Heritage Festival celebrates colorful characters, hardworking folks

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Word has it that the notorious outlaw Johnny Ringo is back in Llano, but fortunately, he’s behind bars at the Red Top Jail, where he’ll stay until authorities can transfer him to Austin for his date with the judge. Or maybe a group of local folks tired of [...]

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Llano’s Western Trappings show ropes in local to international talent

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A trip to the Western Trappings on The Llano could introduce you to some things you probably have never seen before such as a momma polar bear watching over her two cubs on a moose antler. Yeah, you read that right.

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Safe driving could yield $100K, The Band Perry performance for Marble Falls High School

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — You only look away for a second — or so it seems — as you check a text on your phone, but when you look back up, the world may appear entirely different. The fact is texting and distracted driving is one of the leading causes of automobile [...]

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Llano 5K honors former teacher, raises funds for school supplies

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The hill catches the initial attention of most runners, but when they consider what and who they’re running for, it’s only a minor obstacle. “Yeah, the run starts off with a hill — Water Tower Hill, but after that it’s fairly easy course,” said Brenda Parker of the First [...]

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