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Mark Schlicke, a 1974 graduate of Marble Falls High School, will be inducted into the Tarleton State University Hall of Fame as a member of the 1977 Texans football team. He was the equipment manager and videographer for the team. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls athlete part of Tarleton State Hall of Fame team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF STEPHENVILLE — Mark Schlicke, a 1974 Marble Falls High School graduate, is joining the Tarleton State University Hall of Fame as a member of the 1977 Texans football team. (more…)

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Burnet and Marble Falls runners, Olympian Manzano to compete at premier Texas Relays

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School graduate and Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano along with members of the girls track-and-field teams at Marble Falls and Burnet high schools will compete in the 88th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. (more…)

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Cycling races of 200, 400 miles start and end in Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Race Across America Cycling Challenge Series begins March 28 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. It’s the fourth year the Texas Series will be based here. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior powerlifter Desiree Vajgrt finished her high school career at the Class 4A state meet in Corpus Christi on March 20. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet powerlifter sets personal bests at state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CORPUS CHRISTI — Burnet High School senior powerlifter Desiree Vajgrt finished her high school career by setting several personal bests at the state powerlifting meet March 20. (more…)

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SPRING SEASON:
South Zone (Blanco County) is March 21-May 3
North Zone (Burnet and Llano counties) is April 4-May 17
Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Spring is the best time to ‘talk turkey,’ according to expert hunter and caller

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As a turkey hunter, Robert Linder gets positively excited when spring comes around. (more…)

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Westside Park disc golf course

Tournaments aim to bring together Highland Lakes disc golf community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — If you’re seeking a disc golf buddy — and a little competition — look no further. Two Burnet businesses, Bird’s Vapor and Smart Tech Services, have organized mini-tournaments Wednesdays and Saturdays at area courses — and they’re free to play. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Wes Thornton holds the bass that won him the Big Bass award for the biggest fish caught during the Texas High School State Championship at Lake LBJ on March 21. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls student-angler snags Big Bass at championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Marble Falls High School angler Wes Thornton and his brother and partner Jakob Thornton caught only one fish during the Texas High School State Championship on March 21. (more…)

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Matt Nicholas (left) and Chase Hux of New Braunfels Christian Academy are the 2015 state champions thanks to catching five fish weighing 26.15 pounds. They each received a scholarship of $2,500. See tournament results below. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls fishing club big reason other schools are now hooked

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — More than 70 boats with almost 200 student-anglers participated in the Student Angler Federation’s Texas High School Fishing State Championship on Lake LBJ on March 21. (more…)

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LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour takes riders on peaceful back roads

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE STONEWALL — Take a presidential tour of the Hill Country — on two wheels. The eighth annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour is March 28 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch, 144 Park Road 49. (more…)

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Summer Thornton (left) of Granite Shoals competes in a sparring match at the Texas Taekwondo State Championship on March 13-14. She captured bronze medals in board breaking and sparring in the 12- to 14-year-old female cadet green belts division and will compete in the national championships July 4-11 in Austin. Courtesy photo

Local taekwondo students punch their tickets to national contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRAPEVINE — Highland Lakes residents Summer Thornton, Camille Justice and David Justice finished in the top three of their divisions of the 2015 Texas Taekwondo State Championship on March 13-14. All three are now headed to the national competition. (more…)

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Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet has 60 miles of mountain-biking trails. Courtesy photo

Pedal your way to Reveille Peak Ranch’s Bike Fest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With the days warming up and even a few bluebonnets popping out, it’s a perfect time for a little biking. If you’re looking for a place to get the kids excited about biking or just being outdoors, head to the second annual Reveille Peak Ranch Bike Fest. The […]

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Joe Beebee (left) and Will Brady of The Woodlands College Park caught five fish weighing 32 pounds to set a national record at last year’s Texas High School Fishing state Championship on Lake LBJ. This year’s event returns to the Highland Lakes on March 20-22. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Highland Lakes quite a catch for fishing state championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — A two-year commitment of having the Texas High School Fishing State Championship in the Highland Lakes was extended to a third year last March. (more…)

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Aerial gunnery raises difficulty level of target practice

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Shooters can get a different kind of target practice March 22 at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls. Most of the time, the shooter and the target are still. Maybe the target is moving and the shooter is still. For this, let’s just say the shooter […]

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Burnet girls powerlifter headed to state meet

Burnet girls powerlifter headed to state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet High School powerlifter Desiree Vajgrt made her final year count. The senior will be making her first appearance at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state meet March 20 at the American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi. Last year, she was fifth at […]

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