Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — High-profile school shooting incidents have prompted local law enforcement to host a series of on-campus training sessions, which are hosted by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

LanTex Jamboree part of effort to renovate iconic Llano arts fixture

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — For more than eight decades, the LanTex Theater has served up entertainment for Llano and the surrounding communities. Now folks can help restore the theater to how it looked when it first opened in 1927, and all they have to do is enjoy a night of live, local […]

Fright Night Theatre haunted house scaring up ‘unsettling’ imagery

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Planning a haunted house and writing a horror movie or book share an underlying issue: It’s just darn hard work to get it right. “Anybody can jump out and scare somebody,” said Jon Clark, Marble Falls High School theater teacher. “But does that last? Are they still […]

FIELD GUIDE: Important dates, tips and information for your hunting trip

The general season for deer hunting opens Nov. 1 in most of Texas. Following are more important dates, tips and information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that you should know before heading out on your hunting trip.

Faith Academy girls basketball squad welcomes new year, 6-6 freshman center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — At 6 feet 6 inches, freshman Sedona Prince is hard to miss. The Faith Academy girls basketball team welcomed the new center to the squad when the Lady Flames began after-school practice Oct. 20.

Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

Meadowlakes World War II veteran takes wild ride to mark 88th birthday

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MEADOWLAKES — How would someone who has flown in 54 different types of aircraft mark his 55th? Well, if you’re World War II veteran and retired aeronautical engineer Lan Thomson, you crawl in one of the best fighter planes the world has known: the North American P-51 Mustang.

Perfect pumpkin doesn’t always come in orange

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBYVILLE — With five kids old enough to understand the value of picking a proper pumpkin for Halloween, Wendy Garrett also understands the importance of letting the kids sort through a few — or a bunch — before settling on one. Well, maybe more than one.

Early voting runs Oct. 20-31 for election on Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Texas voter identification law, officials say early voting will go on starting Oct. 20. Early voting runs Oct. 20-31. The regular election day is Nov. 4.

Moonlight Madness shopping event in Marble Falls offers great deals, fun

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The countdown has begun for the annual Marble Falls shopping extravaganza as merchants and shoppers get ready for a day of fun with lots of deals, enticements and even some costumes.

Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club hosting Ham Slam class

21 October 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Jim McCrocklin has talked with people all around the world — 48 countries to be exact. “It’s easy to get Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba. You can also pick up the Far East,” said McCrocklin, president of the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club. “I’ve also talked to people […]

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Picayune Wednesday with Daniel Clifton: Oct. 22, 2014 | KBEY 103.9 FM

21 October 2014

The Picayune editor Daniel Clifton dropped by the “Wake Up Call” Oct. 22 to talk with Ed & Kay about the latest issue.

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Highland Lakes schools begin district cross-country meets

21 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Area high school cross-country teams are bracing for district meets. On Oct. 22, Burnet and Llano travel to Lampasas High School, 2716 U.S. 281 South in Lampasas, for the District 25-4A Meet. On Oct. 23, Marble Falls is at the District 25-5A Meet at Old Settler’s Park, […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet clinches playoff spot; Marble Falls loses

21 October 2014

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team snapped a two-game losing skid with a two-match winning streak last week. The Lady Dawgs defeated Llano 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 on Oct. 17 and Lampasas 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 on Oct. 14. They clinched a playoff spot and are tied for second place in District 25-4A with Salado […]

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Two dead in two separate wrecks in Burnet, Travis counties

20 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Weekend accidents have resulted in the death of two people, one of them on a motorcyle, on roadways in Travis and Burnet counties, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A Columbiaville, Michigan, man died Oct. 18 after a collision between a car and a pickup pulling a trailer […]

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Marble Falls crowns 2014 king, queen

20 October 2014

Marble Falls High School seniors Bryce Fry (left) and Abbie Salmeron were crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during the Mustangs’ game against Leander on Oct. 17. The Mustangs won the District 25-5A contest with a late-game touchdown, 49-46. Click here to read more about the game. Photo by Diana Cox

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Burnet, Marble Falls golfers compete at junior golf association tourney

18 October 2014

BURNET — The Burnet and Marble Falls high school golf teams competed at the Burnet Junior Golf Association tournament Oct. 17-18. The Lady Dawgs shot a 391-417–808 for sixth place. Marble Falls did not earn a team score, but head coach Lonnie Tackitt saw a lot from his golfers.

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Late score gives Marble Falls homecoming win vs. Leander

17 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No turnovers in the end zone this time. The Marble Falls High School football team defeated Leander 49-46 on Oct. 17 in a District 25-5A contest that was also the Mustangs’ homecoming.

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Dominating second half propels Burnet over Robinson, 45-23

17 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR ROBINSON — The Bulldogs combination of Austin Moore to Joel Johnson stymied the Robinson Rockets’ defense Oct. 17 with seven passes of 20 yards or more and three touchdowns on the Burnet football team’s way to a 45-23 win. On the other side of the ball, the Burnet defense forced […]

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Early voting runs Oct. 20-31 for election on Nov. 4

17 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Texas voter identification law, officials say early voting will go on starting Oct. 20. Early voting runs Oct. 20-31. The regular election day is Nov. 4.

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Ghostly prints, happenings at Old Oak Square blamed on ‘Stretch’

17 October 2014

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up a free copy every Wednesday this month for stories on spooky places in the Highland Lakes. Read previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” and Dead Man’s Hole at DailyTrib.com.) JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Boot prints beat a […]

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Moonlight Madness shopping event in Marble Falls offers great deals, fun

17 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The countdown has begun for the annual Marble Falls shopping extravaganza as merchants and shoppers get ready for a day of fun with lots of deals, enticements and even some costumes.

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ArtFrog Art Academy keeping ‘lost arts’ thriving with festival

17 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Are you looking for a new hobby? Or maybe you want to explore your creative side but can’t really figure out how. Why not check out one of the “vanishing” crafts during a free workshop and demonstration at the ArtFrog Art Academy on Oct. 18?

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French masquerade fundraiser benefits Candlelight Ranch

17 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Nestled between Marble Falls and Lago Vista, Candlelight Ranch’s reach extends across Texas, touching the lives of hundreds of children and their families thanks to its innovative approaches to working with at-risk and special-needs youth. The ranch uses specially planned, nature-based activities to help kids learn, play and heal.

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