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Run off that meal with After Turkey Turkey Trot in Kingsland

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — I don’t know about you, but on the day after Thanksgiving, the first thing I want to do is go running. Fortunately, Charlotte Dilworth over at Kingsland Health & Fitness Center has everything lined up for a little run or walk. And some of the proceeds even go […]

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Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center fun run features Olympian Leo Manzano

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center strives to have different approaches to what it does. So it comes as no surprise that at its first unBearable Fun! Run on Dec. 6, the 5K course will not be simply a run.

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Helping Hands Team Roping fundraiser for food pantries aims to pull in new crowd

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When Adam Garcia noted the number of food pantries in Llano County (five) and the growing need for them, he decided to do something to support the facilities. But he wanted to organize an event that would bring in a different group of people who might not hit the […]

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Burnet CISD athletic facilities get boost from $26.7 million bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A day after Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters passed a $26.7 million bond, athletic director Kurt Jones expressed gratitude. That’s because voters approved upgrades to Bulldog Field, which equaled 6 percent of the overall bond, around $1.6 million.

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Llano 5K honors former teacher, raises funds for school supplies

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — The hill catches the initial attention of most runners, but when they consider what and who they’re running for, it’s only a minor obstacle. “Yeah, the run starts off with a hill — Water Tower Hill, but after that it’s fairly easy course,” said Brenda Parker of the First […]

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2nd annual Hill Country Marathon takes off Oct. 19 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re looking for a “little” something to do, why not give a marathon a try? And it’s just your luck that one is happening Oct. 19 at Mustang Stadium. Well, it starts there, but you do get to come back. And when you do, you can dig into […]

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Shooting event at Copperhead Creek helps Mission Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — With Copperhead Creek Shooting Club as a backdrop Oct. 11-12, more than 150 professional target shooters from across the nation are hoping to walk away with the 3GN Southwestern Regional Championship. And some people — competitors and spectators alike — could go home with a new pistol.

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Local sharpshooter Katie Bridges wins bronze medal for Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANADA, Spain — Perhaps the only downside to winning a bronze medal at the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championship is all the school work Katie Bridges has to make up at Texas Christian University since returning home

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Fredericksburg PBR event brings big-time bull riding to Hill Country

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — When Greg Mohr of the Gillespie County Fair Association says the Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding event puts fans up close to the action, he means it.

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Run around the Highland Lakes in Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After subjecting folks to a series of trail runs during the night and through the countryside, Capt’n Karl’s Trail Series director Brad Quinn is wrapping up the summer event in style. Basically, he’s throwing the runners a party. Of course, they still have to run.

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Marble Falls volleyball shows resiliency in loss to Killeen

KILLEEN — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team lost to Killeen High 25-21, 7-25, 31-29, 23-25, 11-15 on Sept. 2. Head coach Julie Downs said she was happy with the effort, noting the Lady Mustangs “played extremely hard.”

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Inks Lake State Park has hikes, fishing, Dutch-oven cooking

BURNET — Inks Lake State Park has plenty of activities to get you outdoors this September — even a cooking class. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children 12 and younger.

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet beats Waco University; Marble Falls 1-4 at San Marcos tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Waco University 25-7, 25-11, 25-22 on Aug. 29.

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Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

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