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Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club holding 5k and children’s mile April 26

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club invites runners to “Race Like A Champion” by participating in its first 5k run April 26. The club also created a Purple Pony Mile for children, which will be conducted before the adult race. “I wanted to do (the 5k) last [...]

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Marble Falls grad Isaiah Vidal now a Spartan pro

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost two years, Marble Falls High School graduate Isaiah Vidal pushed his body through some of the most extreme races imaginable — several with the moniker “Death Race.”

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Young Burnet County 4-H rifle team captures district titles

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE ABILENE — The Burnet County 4-H Youth Precision Rifle Team recently won the junior (9-10) and intermediate (11-13) divisions at the District 7 team championships. Head coach Guy Taylor commended the shooters for adjusting to the conditions. The competition started in the afternoon with 15-20 mph winds and the sun behind [...]

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Marble Falls student-anglers compete at Lake Travis tourney

AUSTIN — Five teams from the Marble Falls high school fishing club competed at the Faith Angler Network tournament at Lake Austin on April 5. The team of Colby Orton and Kam Wright were the highest-placing team representing Marble Falls, reeling in five fish that equaled 11.95 pounds.

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Working dogs get their day at Reveille Peak Ranch event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — While you might think the only gig a dog has is snoozing away the afternoon on the couch, it might be recovering from a hard day’s work — at least, if it’s a working dog. “Working dog?” you ask. “What’s that?”

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HC Stars ready to shine at cheer competition

The HC Stars competition cheer team is getting ready to represent Marble Falls for the Dallas Cowboy Cheer competition and Fun Cheer in April. The team is Lindsay Randolph (back, left), Lisette Fonseca, Laramie McIntire, Linette Fonseca, Brandy Guevara; Brittannie Couch (front, left), Chloe Flippin, Madison Cumpian, Jasmine Pina and Alyssa Tamaseau, Not pictured is [...]

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Inks Lake State Park offers Easter egg hunt and more

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — It’s spring at Inks Lake State Park, and there are plenty of warm-weather activities of which to take advantage including hiking, star-gazing, fishing and geocaching. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. Park entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older, $3 for Texas residents [...]

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes offers hot line for students in need

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Part of the mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to be available to students, whether they’re athletes or not. That’s one reason why the organization established a hot line, said FCA area representative Barney Sarver.

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Marble Falls athlete speaks at FCA banquet

Marble Falls High School senior Sarah Stripling (fourth from left), spoke at the 24th Fellowship of Christian Athletes Night of Champions banquet March 31 in Austin. Also in attendance were Robin Dahl, youth director at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls (left); Marble Falls High School cross-country coach Anthony Torns; Will Stripling; Kyle Stripling; [...]

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State fishing tourney on Lake LBJ nets national weight record

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — If it hadn’t already committed to conducting the 2015 High School Fishing State Championship on Lake LBJ, the Student Angler Federation of the Texas Bass Federation would do so after this past weekend.

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Marble Falls fishing club has home-lake advantage for state tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Several hundred high school anglers will descend upon the area beginning March 14 for the Texas Bass Federation state tournament. The event will be conducted at first light March 15 on Lake LBJ starting at the Granite Beach Grill, 200 Wirtz Dam Road.

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Lawnmower racing growing at a fast clip; March 22 event at Sweet Berry Farm

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBEYVILLE — Who says watching TV isn’t good for you? Just ask Kingsland resident Dennis Drake, who was enjoying a program about eight years ago on the Discovery Channel when he found a new passion. One that, ironically, got him out of his chair and onto his lawnmower. Well, fundamentally [...]

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ROBERT LINDER: It’s time for a little ‘mano y mano’ with gobblers

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE The spring turkey hunting season in Texas is upon us. It is a beautiful, exciting time of year for all turkey hunters. The bluebonnets are usually out, and it isn’t too hot yet. Texas is fortunate to have about 500,000 Rio Grande species of turkey within our borders. We also have [...]

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State high school fishing championship returns to Lake LBJ on March 14-16

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — Lake LBJ becomes the hot spot of high school fishing March 14-16 when the 2014 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship hits the water. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls High School Bass Fishing Team and Marble Falls/Lake LBJ [...]

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