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Spicewood’s Katy Kirby finds her voice on paper and stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIFTWOOD — Katy Kirby isn’t sure how she wound up playing the main stage of this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Maybe her mother, Lisa Kirby, suggested it. “I didn’t have anything else to do that weekend,” Katy recalled.

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Preschool’s garden project teaches love for God’s creation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though they might be separated in age by “a few” years, Bluebonnet Methodist Preschool student Paisley Powell and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Carolyn Kennedy shared something in common for a few minutes: dirty hands.

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Up, up and away over Horseshoe Bay with hot-air balloon event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — It’s not often you get the chance to see a skunk, named Spunky at that, drift over Horseshoe Bay. But don’t worry about crimes against your olfactory nerves. This skunk comes with a lot of hot air but no bad smell. Spunky the Skunk is just one [...]

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Labyrinth at Burnet church offers peaceful reflection as Easter approaches

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Even though modern conveniences such as smartphones, the Internet and tablet computers have created new ways to interact and share information — something many churches have embraced — sometimes, we still need to return to “the old” ways to reflect on our relationship with God, especially as Easter [...]

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Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this [...]

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Spicewood girl battles rare brain tumor as friends and community rally

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When 15-year-old Katelyn Norton began complaining of a headache, based on the girl’s medical history, her mother, Debbie, knew this might not be an ordinary teen complaint. So the mom scheduled a checkup. The diagnosis wasn’t the type any parent wants to hear, but for Katelyn and her [...]

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Marble Falls’ Euda Raley, 102, has the story of the century

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Euda Raley’s grin and laugh show a person who loves life and looks forward to every day. And, why not? On March 29, she celebrated her 37,230th day on Earth (give or take a few Leap Days). “Yeah, sometimes, I’m not sure why I’m still here, but [...]

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Meadowlakes WWII vets prepare for another mission

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MEADOWLAKES — If the organizers don’t let him do it, Bud Lowry will figure out a way on his own. “I may have to sneak off,” said Lowry, a World War II veteran and Meadowlakes resident, with a slight grin. “But, no, they told me if I have the location, [...]

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Working dogs get their day at Reveille Peak Ranch event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — While you might think the only gig a dog has is snoozing away the afternoon on the couch, it might be recovering from a hard day’s work — at least, if it’s a working dog. “Working dog?” you ask. “What’s that?”

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Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center hosting Walk for Life in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Everyone is invited April 12 for the second annual Walk for Life at Johnson Park. The walk, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center, is a chance for community members to come out, enjoy the area walking trails and help support the center and celebrate life.

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Falls on the Colorado Museum kicks off membership drive April 12

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Falls on the Colorado Museum is launching a membership drive April 12 with a free event. The event will feature music from the Bluebonnet Chorale at 2:30 p.m., refreshments, and a slide presentation of historical photos of the Marble Falls area at 3:30 p.m.

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HC Stars ready to shine at cheer competition

The HC Stars competition cheer team is getting ready to represent Marble Falls for the Dallas Cowboy Cheer competition and Fun Cheer in April. The team is Lindsay Randolph (back, left), Lisette Fonseca, Laramie McIntire, Linette Fonseca, Brandy Guevara; Brittannie Couch (front, left), Chloe Flippin, Madison Cumpian, Jasmine Pina and Alyssa Tamaseau, Not pictured is [...]

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Child Welfare Board shoe project to raise awareness of child abuse, foster families

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you have a couple pairs of children’s shoes no one wears anymore, and you’d like to help raise awareness of and prevent child abuse, consider donating los zapatos to the Burnet County Child Welfare Board. “We need about 100 shoes,” board member Marsha Neel said. 

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Kingsland couple’s beloved tree dies but gets a new ‘life’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When a towering mulberry tree in the backyard of Rob and Shereen Hirning’s lakeside home began looking a bit “under the weather,” the couple turned to a tree expert for advice on reinvigorating it. The prognosis wasn’t good.

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