CARTS hub at Marble Falls train depot delayed

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Contractors have postponed renovations and upgrades to the Old Train Depot building to provide a  transportation hub for CARTS buses and vans known in the Highland Lakes for primarily catering to disabled and elderly clientele. (more…)

Llano Earth Art Festival features first rock-stacking championship

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Tex Toler believes Llano has found a sport like no other that the city can use to draw people to the area from around the world. It’s a sport innate to human nature that might be the only one not to use velocity. (more…)

First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With a nice breeze blowing behind you, every day makes for a perfect day to fly a kite. But if you’re looking for an excuse, the Burnet Kiwanis are giving you one March 7 when they host the first Kite Fest and 5K Relay at Haley Nelson Park in […]

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council unanimously approved entering into a contract with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County to operate the city pool this summer. (more…)

Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Marvin Bloomquist did not start out being an expert on how to take nature photos. And yet, he now finds himself presenting a program called “The Digital Camera as a Tool for Flower Identification.” (more…)

Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for allegedly burning a cross at the entrance of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church in the 1800 block of FM 2342. (more…)

Cottonwood Shores VFD works on training, rapport with city

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — At least three Tuesdays a month, Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department first responders gather at the station for in-house training. (more…)

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

04 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council unanimously approved entering into a contract with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County to operate the city pool this summer. (more…)

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LCRA postpones meeting on nuisance aquatic vegetation

04 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — The Lower Colorado River Authority is postponing a March 5 open house because of icy weather predicted for the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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World Day of Prayer

Burnet church hosting World Day of Prayer event for global peace

04 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The unrest around the world has prompted members of the Burnet Presbyterian Church to invite the community to a local World Day of Prayer event March 6. (more…)

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Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

Program focuses on finer points of flower photography, identification

04 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Marvin Bloomquist did not start out being an expert on how to take nature photos. And yet, he now finds himself presenting a program called “The Digital Camera as a Tool for Flower Identification.” (more…)

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Spicewood Elementary

Rockets launch, planes fly at Spicewood school’s STEM Day

04 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — “All right, here we go,” Henry Vanicek called out to the group of students behind him. “3, 2, 1…” (more…)

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Burnet Middle School boys coordinator Jerod Rye (left) demonstrates the proper way to hold a baton to Kade Strong. Rye was voted the favorite Burnet-area coach in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet’s Jerod Rye puts emphasis on fundamentals, fun

04 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When athletic director Kurt Jones brought coach Jerod Rye back to the Burnet school district last summer, Jones knew he hired someone who would set a great example for athletes and emphasize the two Fs of athletics: fundamentals and fun. (more…)

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Lerin Lockwood

LOCALS LOVE US: Marble Falls coach Lerin Lockwood an ace with voters

04 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood received the email telling her she had been voted the Marble Falls area’s favorite coach by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners, she hit reply with a three-word sentence: “Are you serious?” (more…)

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After filings, several contested races for school, city elections in Burnet, Llano counties

03 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As the filing deadline has passed, a number of school and city elections are now scheduled in Burnet and Llano counties, officials say. “There’s about four or five cities, a couple of school districts and some (Emergency Service Districts), and that’s basically it,” said Burnet County Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson. […]

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Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

03 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for allegedly burning a cross at the entrance of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church in the 1800 block of FM 2342. (more…)

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Spicewood Elementary School student Alese Martin (left) and Audra Stanfield don’t find examining a pig’s heart very enticing. Spicewood Elementary School nurse Allyson Black holds a heart lab each year during February to teach students about the heart. She talks about the makeup of the heart, how it works and how students can keep theirs healthy. It’s one of the most anticipated labs of the year — well, for some students. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood Elementary students get open heart lesson

03 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Spicewood Elementary School student Audra Stanfield leaned back a bit in her chair and kept a few inches between herself and the table. (more…)

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Blue Bonnet Cafe cooks up catfish for Marble Falls Area EMS

03 March 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For about three decades, the Blue Bonnet Cafe has tucked away its regular menu for a couple of hours twice a year to help out a group of local first responders. (more…)

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Life coach holding free workshop at Buchanan Dam library

03 March 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BUCHANAN DAM — Nancy Patrick knew there had to be more to her life than being a flight attendant. So she became a life coach and now wants to help others find their own paths during a free seminar March 7. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Darlene Denton keeps Burnet CISD parents, community involved

03 March 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Darlene Denton loves to keep things interesting at the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Parent Resource Center. She has held programs that highlighted Japanese culture, invited a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden to demonstrate cooking a pumpkin roll, had the mayor and other local community leaders […]

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Burnet Police Department Patrol Officer Myron Hall was named the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite law enforcement officer and city employee for the Burnet area. He said engaging young people to feel comfortable with law enforcement and getting to know the citizens has served him well in carrying out his duties. Staff photo by Cindi Ashford

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet officer Myron Hall protects and serves

03 March 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Patrol officer Myron Hall says civil servants should get to know the people in the community on a personal level and engage young people to help them feel comfortable interacting with law enforcement. (more…)

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