Big comeback not enough for Marble Falls football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Just when it looked like Burnet was going to crush the Marble Falls High School football team in the teams’ season opener Aug. 29 at Mustang Stadium, new head coach Matt Green had a chat with his players.

Marble Falls movie theater gets OK to serve alcohol

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Movie-goers may add a wine list to their traditional menu of popcorn, sodas and candy as they venture to the local movie theater. Officials with ShowBiz Cinemas 8 in Marble Falls, 2600 U.S. 281, confirmed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved the company’s application for a license […]

Kingsland murder suspect claims man hit head on rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 46-year-old woman charged with the murder of a man Aug. 26 told investigators the man hit his head on a rock, but law enforcement officers found the body wrapped in a blanket and “set on fire.”

Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

VIDEO: Marble Falls police Taser knife-throwing suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls police officer used a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old man Aug. 25 after the man threw a knife at officers when they approached him for allegedly smashing windows out of a pickup. Marble Falls police charged Stanley Bernard Abney with aggravated assault against a public servant, […]

Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The suspect in a Burnet County double homicide apparently used a law enforcement officer’s rifle in the alleged murder of two men at a residence Aug. 19.

Burnet County investigators charge 21-year-old man with double murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after Burnet County deputy investigators found the bodies of two men at a residence in the 5800 block of CR 340.

Young Llano singer McKenzie Jones on her way to big stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — McKenzie Jones needed a bodyguard after her very first public performance at age 3. She was with her family in Branson, Mo., when the performer asked little McKenzie on stage to do the twist with the band.

Llano football facing 2A state runner-up Wall in season opener

28 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Perhaps Llano High School head football coach Craig Slaughter misses the district competition he faced last year when the Yellow Jackets played Burnet, Brownwood, Liberty Hill and Lampasas. Is that why he agreed to a home-and-home series with Wall, the Class 2A state runner-up?

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Smoking for Jesus celebrates God’s deliverance from New Orleans to Highland Lakes

28 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Very few people would consider the uprooting of their lives from a place they knew and loved to settling in an unfamiliar location a reason to celebrate. But members of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry plan on doing just that as they begin their 10th year as […]

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Girl Scouts seeking new members, repairing Marble Falls Scout House

28 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Ahh, the sound of school bells can only mean one thing: It’s time to get signed up for the Girl Scouts. OK, maybe that isn’t the “one thing,” but it’s definitely a fun thing.

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Aug. 21-27, 2014

28 August 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Aug. 21-27, 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 Aug. 12-25, 2014

28 August 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Aug. 12-25, 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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Dove season starts Sept. 1 with growing bird populations

27 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dove populations in Texas are growing, and early dove season hunters should expect higher-than-average numbers. However, late season hunters might see fewer doves than in the past as the birds migrate out of the area, according to Rufus Stephens, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department District 4 […]

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Highland Lakes SPCA raising funds for bigger digs

27 August 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The dogs at the Highland Lakes SPCA shelter aren’t unhappy. They have large outdoor pens that provide plenty of space in which to run and play. Many have a “roommate” to keep them company. They have water, doghouses and a dedicated staff to make sure they’re fed […]

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Marble Falls group getting the drop on breast cancer with fundraiser, big prize

27 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the women of Team Treasured Chests began raising money to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in November, they lined up several different fundraisers, including pancake dinners and other typical events.

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Listen to your Dallas Cowboys on KBEY 103.9 FM

27 August 2014

KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune will be broadcasting your Dallas Cowboys this season! Tune your radio dial to 103.9 FM to hear all the Cowboys action. Go to KBEYFM.com for a full schedule. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys/NFL

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Marble Falls volleyball loses close match to Killeen Ellison

27 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team lost to Killeen Ellison 20-25, 25-23, 17-25, 21-25 on Aug. 26. The match was much closer than the scores indicate. For most of the sets, both teams were within three points, though each side might have had to fight back from […]

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Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

26 August 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

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Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center expands with Marble Falls office

26 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Since incorporating in 2010, the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center has touched the lives of many women, and men, who have faced the dilemma of an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. But as the only such center located in the Highland Lakes and surrounding Hill Country, the needs […]

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New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

26 August 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

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Burnet and Llano cross-country teams medal at Bulldogs meet

26 August 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School cross-country squads earned three team medals at their own Burnet XC Relay Meet on Aug. 23. The Bulldogs divided into three-person relay teams with each athlete running a 1½-mile loop.

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