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Inks Lake State Park offering night and dog hikes in August

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Hit the trails at night or take a morning excursion with your pooch at Inks Lake State Park in August. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children [...]

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Horseshoe Bay resident, ex-Texas coach Fred Akers talks Longhorns

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Fred Akers is retired from coaching college football, but he still had plenty to say on the subject at an open house at his Horseshoe Bay residence. The former University of Texas head football coach and his wife, Diane, recently listed their home with Jan and Roy Busse, owner [...]

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Player health part of game plan for Highland Lakes youth football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Injuries and other health concerns are always major players in the game of football, even at the youth association level. And officers and coaches of those associations have taken steps to address medical-related issues by attending clinics and watching online videos on the proper way to tackle [...]

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LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

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Nitro Swimming coming to YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is about to filled with Nitro. Nitro Swimming is opening a satellite location at the center, 1601 U.S. 281. It is recognized as a top-five program by USA Swimming, the governing body of the sport.

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Wooten impressed by first-class facilities at Big 12 schools, A&M

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten doesn’t know the number of miles he and his family have traveled to attend various college camps since the beginning of June. But he can say what has stood out for him as he visited most of the Big [...]

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Marble Falls quarterback Brennen Wooten headed to TCU

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FORT WORTH — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten had been sure for several days that Texas Christian University would be his next home. On July 24, he made it official.

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Hikes explore Enchanted Rock from all viewpoints

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Ascending to the top of Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular activities in the entire Texas park system. With lower-than-average temperatures so far this summer, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has plenty of hiking options.

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Marble Falls players go up against top athletes in USA Football games

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — High school football teams might not start fall training camps until Aug. 4, but two Marble Falls High School athletes have already donned full pads and uniforms days before their teammates.

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Young Marble Falls golfer wins Slick Rock Junior Championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Marble Falls Middle School golfer Macy Fox earned her third tournament win at Horseshoe Bay Resort on July 23. Fox was down by four strokes headed into the final round of the Slick Rock Junior Championship. But she shot a 70 in that round to win the girls [...]

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Faith Academy picks new volleyball coach from staff

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy volleyball team has a new head coach. It’s Jeanne Jackson, the school’s junior high supervisor, a job she started in January 2014.

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Highland Lakes youth football teams getting ready for fall

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school football players won’t be the only ones going through fall training in August. Youth football associations across the Highland Lakes are gearing up for the start of their seasons, too. Some are still accepting players for the 2014 season, and at least one has already handed out [...]

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Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers qualify for state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF NEW BRAUNFELS — Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers have qualified for the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. They finished in the top three of events at the Region 3 meet July 19 while also breaking a handful of meet records in the process.

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Solar-powered cars ‘invade’ Marble Falls during challenge

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Drivers along U.S. 281 in Burnet County might have noticed something odd July 21. They weren’t spaceships — or boats on wheels.

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