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Llano Elementary School students are participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program sponsored by the NFL and several other organizations.

Fuel Up to Play 60 and get active with Llano Elementary

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A big issue facing our children today is lack of physical activity. It’s often easier to put a screen in front of a kid to keep them busy rather than take them to a park or on a bike ride. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident Michael Tupper competes in the final round of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals in May. He scored a 69 to win the steer riding competition. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals 14-year-old headed to national rodeo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — One year after failing to advance to the National Junior High Rodeo finals of steer riding, Michael Tupper of Granite Shoals is returning. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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Burnet County 4-H Youth Precision Rifle team members are all smiles after their wins at the District 7 competition. Courtesy photo

Burnet County 4-H shooters capture district titles

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM BAIRD — The Burnet County 4-H Youth Precision Rifle squad won two of the three team championships at the District 7 rifle competition April 29-30. In addition, the team set a record for the number of individual awards, coach Guy Taylor said. (more…)

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Burnet County 4-H Horse Club members compete at state show

ABILENE — Despite the large number of competitors at the 2015 Texas State 4-H Horse Show, the six Burnet County youth showing off their horsemanship skills made big impressions. (more…)

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Heavy machinery is needed to flatten the playing surface to prepare Llano Stadium for synthetic turf. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano Stadium progress keeps athletic director on edge of his seat

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Construction workers continue to smooth out gravel and other parts of Llano Stadium to prepare the surface for synthetic turf. The current state of the stadium left athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter with hope that the turf will be laid down and ready to use […]

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Marble Falls Triathlon needs volunteers — and you don’t have to break a sweat

DANIEL CLIFTON • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — It’s been more than a few years since Mario Gonzales crested the hill on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls, revealing to him Lake Marble Falls, the 281 bridge and Lakeside Park. At that moment, Gonzales, an Austin firefighter and triathlete, knew he’d found a perfect place […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: District 7 4H Horse Show
WHEN: 9 a.m. June 16
WHERE: John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 in Llano
ADMISSION: Free to spectators
FOR MORE: Contact Kelly Haydon at tradingdays@yahoo.com or (830) 265-8048

District 4H horse show saddles up in Llano for first time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The District 7 4H Horse Show will be held in Llano for the first time. The show begins at 9 a.m. June 16 at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152. All events are free to attend. (more…)

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Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — Marble Falls Middle School sixth-grader Michael Tupper decided long ago he wanted to be a professional bull and bareback steer rider. He took a giant jump in that direction when he finished fourth at the Texas Junior High State Finals in bareback steer riding in May to qualify for […]

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Trio of young Marble Falls cowboys saddle up for state contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Ryan Becker, Tyler Ryan and Tyler Horn of Marble Falls High School are one rodeo away from competing at the team-roping national rodeo. But first, they must finish in the top four at the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s team-roping finals in Abilene. (more…)

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57-year-old Marble Falls graduate takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contest

57-year-old Marble Falls graduate takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — At 57, Brian Magerkurth could spend his free time taking on 18 holes of golf. But then, that just wouldn’t be him. As a student-athlete at Marble Falls High School, Magerkurth loved to throw himself skyward in the pole vault. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Super Bull Challenge
WHEN: 7 p.m. May 16; gates open at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Charlie Taylor Arena, 100 Rodeo Drive south of Marble Falls on U.S. 281
ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger

Super Bull Challenge brings in bucks for Marble Falls Area VFD

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department has rounded up 40 bulls for the Super Bull Challenge on May 16 at Charley Taylor Arena. With that many bulls, it’s going to be one of the most exciting nights in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Spartan Race is about more than just physical fitness for competitors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If slogging through three-plus miles of mud, dirt and obstacles seems like a fun way to spend your off time, then the next couple of weekends are just for you. The Spartan Race Series returns to Reveille Peak Ranch on May 9-10 and May 16-17 with both the […]

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Members of the Verus Fitness Tough Mudder team with coach Calvin Richard (seated, front) get ready for the obstacle course last year. This year's event is May 2 at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 in Burnet. For more on the event and the upcoming Spartan races, go to rprtexas.com. Courtesy photo

Getting out of your comfort zone can help make you a Tough Mudder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Shannon Jamison isn’t afraid to admit where she’s come from, and she likes the idea of where she’s going. “I’m going to my 25th (high school) reunion this year. I go to it every time we have one, but I’m really looking forward to this year,” Jamison […]

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Burnet County 4-H shooters dominate district competition

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE ABILENE — The term “3-P” in Olympic-style shooting refers to “three-position,” but to the Burnet County 4-H shooting club, it stands for three-peat as the team dominated the District 7 competition April 25 for a third straight year.  Wyatt Harrell of Burnet was the only club senior (14- to 18-year-old division) […]

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