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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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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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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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Marble Falls teen natural horseman despite being legally blind

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School sophomore David Clements has traded in his running shoes for a pair of boots. Clements, who is legally blind though he has some degree of vision, competed at the Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 17. While he was at Marble Falls Middle [...]

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Inks Lake clinic makes canoeing as easy as ‘1-2-3’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — The class had only been going on for a few minutes before Inks Lake State Park interpreter Sean Jones quizzed the students. “Do you know which is the front and which is the back of the canoe?” he asked the four people attending the Devil’s Waterhole Canoe [...]

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Marble Falls Triathlon hitting the road and the lake July 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Lace up those running shoes, grab your swim trunks and check the air in your bicycle tires because the Marble Falls Triathlon is speeding this way.

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Marble Falls Open/Pro Rodeo always big draw

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Every summer almost smack dab in the middle of July, folks gather around a dirt-filled arena just south of Marble Falls. Some people roll in early, just so they can back their pickup truck up to an open spot along the fence.

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Marble Falls Youth Rodeo is all about horsemanship

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you want to get a look at some up-and-coming rodeo athletes — or just some great horsemanship — check out the 2014 Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 16. The event is sponsored by the Burnet County 4-H Horse Club.

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Take aim at Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary Skeet Shoot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While the 11th annual Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary Skeet Shoot is still more than a month away, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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Marble Falls promotes baseball coach to lead spot; seven other hires made

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made eight athletic department hirings at a special meeting July 9. The Mustangs’ baseball program has a new head coach, and an old one at the same time. Tim Hulon was promoted to head coach from within the program. Athletic director Matt Green [...]

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Summer fishing can be good with these expert tips

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LAKE LBJ — The summer heat has descended upon the Highland Lakes and will likely remain a daily constant until at least September. The sometimes 100-degree days can often mean an end to angling, but it doesn’t need to be that way.

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It’s been a quiet but productive summer for Burnet athletics

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The first 30 days of the summer have been quieter than in past years for the athletic department at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.

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Get knotted up with Inks Lake State Park survival series

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — What exactly is a sheep shank? And how do you use a bowline or even tie one? Whether you’re tying a hook on the end of your fishing line or securing the latest garage sale booty in the back of your pick-up, using the right knot can save [...]

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Boat-draining rule in effect to stop spread of zebra mussels

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE ATHENS – Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from boats and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas. The new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulation is designed to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. [...]

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