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Highland Lakes Master Naturalists are masters of giving back

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Volunteerism pays. And for organizations tapping into the expertise of the Highland Lakes Master Naturalists, it pays big time. (more…)

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Raise a Glass for CASA with the help of ‘Bob Dylan’ … almost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bill Rives says he’s no Tom Petty, but he compares himself to another warbly voiced legend. “I can almost sing as good as Bob Dylan,” he said with a laugh, “with a little practice.” (more…)

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City, school district team up for Burnet’s State of the Community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In another event that further illustrates the relationship between the city of Burnet and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, officials are inviting citizens to a State of the Community address. (more…)

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Students and staff of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes celebrate winning the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area organization. The program provides job and career training for women. But students will tell you it goes beyond skill training as the staff provides great support and encouragement. Pictured are Anna Close (left), site director Alice Wooten, Billie Hanson, Terri Jabot and staff member (and program graduate) Diane Shaffer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Christian Women’s Job Corps offers skills and hope

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For more than a decade, the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes has offered a beacon of hope for area women. The program provides career and job training programs but goes much deeper than typical job skills (though it offers a wealth of those as well.) […]

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Doris Graeter loves the work she does for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center on behalf of youth. For her efforts, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners selected her as the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area volunteer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: When help is needed, Doris Graeter is there

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When it comes to volunteering, Doris Graeter has a philosophy. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Spicewood principal brings out best in others

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A quick visit with Spicewood Elementary School principal Leslie Baty will make you wish you could go back to school. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Inks Lake State Park offers relaxation to adventure

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — People just love Inks Lake State Park. And why not? (more…)

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The cast for the Hill Country Community Theatre musical comedy ‘Zombies from the Beyond’ includes Adam Brust (back, left), David Duvall and Holden Fox; and Jennifer Brust (front, left) and Alexandria Randolph. The production runs through March 1 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Call the box office at (830) 798-8944 or go to www.thehcct.org for tickets. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Hill Country Community Theatre gets an ovation

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thing about winning a Locals Love Us award, according to Mike Rademaekers, is exactly that: the locals. (more…)

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St. Frederick Baptist Church earns Texas historical marker

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Rev. George Perry is a man who uses words to share God’s message. But he struggled to find the right ones to describe how he felt after learning the St. Frederick Baptist Church congregation earned a Texas historical marker. (more…)

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Girls Night Out offers hours of pampering, benefits nonprofits

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Women are invited for a night of pampering March 6. The fourth annual Girls Night Out is 6:30-11 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive. (more…)

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BCISD celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with book readings

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — I read, you read, you and I read. If you feel a little Dr. Seuss coming on, why not let it happen? Don a red-and-white Cat-in-the-Hat hat and head for Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Parent Resource Center on March 4-6 to let your inner Theodore Seuss Geisel come out. […]

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LOCALS LOVE US: Highland Arts Guild adds color to the community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Norma Fraser sits back, cocks her head to the right and studies her painting. A few bluebonnets anchor the foreground as the rest of the artwork rolls out behind, revealing a portion of Lake Travis near Double Horn Creek. (more…)

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Packsaddle Elementary School staff and volunteers learned The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners definitely love them. All the Horseshoe Bay/Llano/Kingsland-area Locals Love Us education honors went to campus staff while the favorite volunteer honor went to a Packsaddle volunteer. Pictured are favorite volunteer Pam Peterson (left), favorite school administrator Packsaddle principal Maela Edmonson and favorite teacher Lisa Hill (with some of her students). Other Packsaddle Elementary winners included Misti Atkinson for favorite coach and Regina Beauchamp for favorite receptionist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Packsaddle Elementary takes several honors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — There were high-fives, hugs, cheers and a few jumps as Packsaddle Elementary School staff learned just how much The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners love them. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Bluebonnet Festival is ‘like no other’

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When visiting the Bluebonnet Festival website, one of the tabs reads “Like No Other.” And according to Suzanne Brown, committee chairwoman, it’s fitting. (more…)

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