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Benefit for Marble Falls High School student injured in accident is Nov. 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Friends and family of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident in August are holding a benefit for her Nov. 1 at On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores.

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Burnet’s Join the Journey to present ‘Truth About Drugs’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Keeping youth safe is a full-time enterprise. Just ask a parent. But sometimes, amid all the “dos” and “don’ts,” even parents and grandparents might have a few questions of their own, especially when it comes to drugs. And teenagers themselves probably have tenfold the questions and concerns.

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Amish thrillers author Linda Castillo coming to Marble Falls library

AMANDA ROSE • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Public Library is welcoming New York Times-bestselling author Linda Castillo on Nov. 7. Originally from Ohio, where her Amish thrillers are set, Castillo knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer, penning her first novel at 13. The author of [...]

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Harmony School’s ‘Fantasy Nutcracker’ runs Nov. 22-23

Tori Salinas, a senior dancer with the Academy of Dance at Harmony School of Creative Arts, rehearses for the upcoming ‘Fantasy Nutcracker.’ The classic Christmas production is 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the auditorium at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Cast members are rehearsing at [...]

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Burnet’s Esprit de Corps returns to state marching band contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Burnet High School band director Jason Jones and his student leaders gathered in late July to lay out the expectations for the upcoming marching season, one goal they stated almost immediately was to “make it to state.” All high school bands probably hope for that, but it’s [...]

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Highland Lakes youth contribute to pediatric brain cancer research

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After the first couple of 65-foot rounds of laying down the string of loomed bracelets, Tate Johnson handed the ball off to another youth. The ball still looked as big as it had when he started — about the size of a basketball and weighing more than [...]

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Hunters can take aim at hunger with Texas Food Bank Network

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While stockpiling a freezer full of venison is a nice benefit of deer hunting, you also can make a difference in the lives of fellow Texans who are struggling with hunger. Through Texas Hunters for the Hungry, a Texas Food Bank Network program, hunters can donate venison to people [...]

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Marble Falls Noon Lions roar on Main Street with car show

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The 13th annual Marble Falls Noon Lions Club’s Main Street Show-n-Shine hits the streets with some of the best-looking cars around Nov. 1. The car show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Street and is free to the public. The Marble Falls Noon Lions Club and several local businesses [...]

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Reveille Call goes out to civilians and military members Nov. 9 for tomahawk-throwing good time

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For several hours Nov. 9, civilians and military members will take to the field in a series of traditional competitions, including tug-of-war, tomahawk throwing and even spear tossing. At most events such as this, you’d expect civilians and military members to face each other.

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101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes — out now!

For 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes, pick up your free copy of the fall/winter edition. It’s filled with a calendar of holiday events, popular local attractions, excellent dining and wineries, and great road trips that you can take on four wheels — or even two. The magazine is out on newsstands [...]

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Planting milkweed can make Highland Lakes a monarch way station

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “It’s really very easy to do this,” said Beth Mortenson of the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association. “And this can make a big difference for the monarch butterflies.” Mortenson, who is a plant propagation specialist-qualified Master Gardener, pointed out one of the nodes on a milkweed plant [...]

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Texas Tech alumni kicking off new Bob and Bille Black scholarship fund

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — The Highland Lakes chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association is inviting all local Red Raiders to an event Nov. 8 to celebrate two longtime supporters of the university with the creation of an endowment scholarship in their name.

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Highland Lakes couple’s service recognized by Boys & Girls Club

John and Vivian Hoover (right) were presented with the John and Barbara Racz Excellence in Service Award on Oct. 2 at the 13th annual Buckaroo Ball for the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes. The award recognizes a community members who have given a significant amount of their time, talent and treasure to [...]

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Tour groups hear echoes from the past at Longhorn Cavern State Park

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Read previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County, “Stretch” at Old Oak Square in Marble Falls and the Badu House in Llano.) DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When the lights go out, you’re never [...]

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