Area homeschooler shares ‘Loom to the Moon’ cancer awareness project

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Tate Johnson bounced around the room from one table to the next. He answered a question from somebody then turned and demonstrated one way to end a loom bracelet.

Southbound U.S. 281 bridge to open in ‘early October’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls soon will be open to traffic, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. When it opens, northbound and southbound traffic will cross the body of water on separate structures.

Discover NASA artifacts, more at Hill Country Space Expo in Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — In a college classroom, Jim Wreyford was handed a red-hot globe glowing at 500 degrees Celsius. Although scorching hot on one side. Wreyford could comfortably hold the other in his hand.

Burning car smashes into Marble Falls motorcycle shop

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No one was injured after a car caught on fire and crashed into a motorcycle business in the 1600 block of U.S. 281. The driver, a Granite Shoals resident, tried to pull off the highway as he was driving north on U.S. 281 after flames and smoke started […]

LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level.

Marble Falls breast cancer patient gets ‘hole-in-one’ with sign from above

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Patty McAlpin dropped the 500 golf balls from a helicopter Sept. 1, she probably couldn’t have picked a better winner had she tried. But it wasn’t up to her or the other members of Team Treasured Chests.

Burnet teens save 5-year-old’s life in store parking lot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When 14-year-old Brailey Hall and 16-year-old Hannah Smith and Vanessa Escamilla walked into the hospital room, the first thing they saw was a sleeping child and her grateful mother. “We saw the mom, and tears just came to all of our eyes,” Smith said. ” She just burst out […]

Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry […]

‘Hallelujah Girls’ production full of life and laughs

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — When something works, you try to stick with it as long as you can. For the Hill Country Community Theatre, it means going back to a team of playwrights known for creating fun, frolicking characters with witty and insightful dialogue.

Llano airport attracts sky-high dollars with events and location

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Llano Municipal Airport has made quite a name for itself as a destination for events featuring aircraft fly-ins, aerobatic exhibitions, contests, campouts and more.

Discover NASA artifacts, more at Hill Country Space Expo in Marble Falls

19 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — In a college classroom, Jim Wreyford was handed a red-hot globe glowing at 500 degrees Celsius. Although scorching hot on one side. Wreyford could comfortably hold the other in his hand.

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‘Wizard of Oz’ returns to silver screen at Uptown Theatre Sept. 20

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While it remains one of the all-time favorite stories and movies, most people have never seen “The Wizard of Oz” on anything but the TV. The movie, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, was created for the big screen. So why not see it on one?

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Hill Country Community Theatre looking for best ‘bah-humbugger’

19 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — “Bah-humbug,” says the old man dressed in black and with a face scrunched so much his wrinkles create wrinkles. Without even a clue, other than those words, there’s a good — well great —chance you know exactly who mutters them.

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Buchanan VFD celebrates almost four decades of annual barbecue

19 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — With 39 years of barbecue experience behind them, the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department knows a thing or two about serving a good plate of, well, barbecue.

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Sept. 11-18, 2014

19 September 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Sept. 11-18, 2014, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Sept. 2-15, 2014

19 September 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Sept. 2-15, 2014, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Ex-Marble Falls hotel worker gets 18 years for stealing from guests

18 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Jury sentenced a Granite Shoals woman, who admitted selling methamphetamines, to 18 years in prison on charges she stole from guests at a Marble Falls hotel where she worked, according to a statement by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Burning car smashes into Marble Falls motorcycle shop

18 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No one was injured after a car caught on fire and crashed into a motorcycle business in the 1600 block of U.S. 281. The driver, a Granite Shoals resident, tried to pull off the highway as he was driving north on U.S. 281 after flames and smoke started […]

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Colt Elementary students learn importance of Constitution

18 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Colt Elementary School principal Keith Powell watched his students head back to class after a special Constitution Day ceremony Sept. 17, he didn’t hold any illusions that the youth would immediately become Constitution scholars or even really grasp the significance of the document.

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Anonymous donor gives almost $14,000 to Burnet football, volleyball programs

18 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A $13,800 anonymous donation will go toward the Burnet High School football and volleyball teams. The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District accepted the money during its regular meeting Sept. 15.

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It’s all about power at Bulldog Thunder truck, tractor pull

18 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When it comes to our trucks and tractors, the more power the better — especially at the third annual Bulldog Thunder truck and tractor pull, where it’s all about power.

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Marble Falls football opens district against Vista Ridge

18 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second part of the season has descended on the Marble Falls High School football team. The Mustangs (2-1) travel to face Cedar Park Vista Ridge (3-0) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the District 25-5A opener at Gupton Stadium, located at South Vista Ridge Boulevard and […]

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Burnet football welcomes Waco University for homecoming

18 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — It’s homecoming week at Burnet High School, and few people have to tell the Bulldogs football team that winning the game is the cherry on top of a fun week. The Bulldogs welcome Waco University (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile. […]

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Faith Academy match vs. St. Anthony’s has playoff implications

18 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —After having two short weeks to prepare for its past two opponents, the Faith Academy football team gains an extra two days. The Flames (1-2) face San Antonio St. Anthony’s (0-3) at noon Sept. 20 at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium on the University of the Incarnate Word campus, […]

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