Cooking show mixes best of Backbone Valley, Noon Spoon

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TOBYVILLE — What happens when you combine the horticultural knowledge and green thumb of one of the most knowledgeable plant experts in the Highland Lakes with the culinary creativity and cooking skills of one of the most unique restaurant owners as well?

Children’s Day Celebration, KBEY Easter egg hunt April 19

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Dozens of volunteers and more than 100 entities will join forces in Johnson Park on April 19 for free food, fun and fellowship dedicated to children. For 14 years, the Children’s Day Celebration has found support from businesses, churches, nonprofit organizations, education groups, law enforcement and emergency […]

Marble Falls girls track squad takes area meet title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team continued its winning streak at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 16. The Lady Mustangs captured the title with 129 points. Second-place finisher Leander scored 84, while Leander Vandegrift had 78 and Leander Rouse finished with 69.

Spicewood’s Katy Kirby finds her voice on paper and stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIFTWOOD — Katy Kirby isn’t sure how she wound up playing the main stage of this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Maybe her mother, Lisa Kirby, suggested it. “I didn’t have anything else to do that weekend,” Katy recalled.

Preschool’s garden project teaches love for God’s creation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though they might be separated in age by “a few” years, Bluebonnet Methodist Preschool student Paisley Powell and Highland Lakes Master Gardener Carolyn Kennedy shared something in common for a few minutes: dirty hands.

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.”

101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

Up, up and away over Horseshoe Bay with hot-air balloon event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — It’s not often you get the chance to see a skunk, named Spunky at that, drift over Horseshoe Bay. But don’t worry about crimes against your olfactory nerves. This skunk comes with a lot of hot air but no bad smell. Spunky the Skunk is just one […]

Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this […]

Marble Falls’ Euda Raley, 102, has the story of the century

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Euda Raley’s grin and laugh show a person who loves life and looks forward to every day. And, why not? On March 29, she celebrated her 37,230th day on Earth (give or take a few Leap Days). “Yeah, sometimes, I’m not sure why I’m still here, but […]

Marble Falls track teams keep momentum at area meet

16 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School track-and-field teams are performing the way they were projected to at the District 25-26-4A area meet April 16. The Mustangs arrived to the meet with the top four marks in most of their events. “We’ve done well,” Marble Falls head coach Kyle Futrell […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

16 April 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

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Marble Falls softball honors seniors; no playoffs for baseball squad

16 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As the 2014 season was wrapping up, the Marble Falls High School softball team offered a glimpse of the 2015 squad. It happened during the 12-4 loss to Leander Rouse in a District 25-4A game April 15. By winning, the Lady Raiders (5-6 district) swept the season series […]

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Marble Falls girls tennis duo goes 1-1 at regional tourney

16 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School doubles team of Hanna Dockery and Madison Dyer finished 1-1 at the Class 4A Region IV tournament April 15. The two posted an overall record of 17-4 for the season. 

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Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

15 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls.

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Marble Falls offensive coordinator Bill Poe takes head coaching job

15 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School offensive coordinator Bill Poe was named the new head coach at Northwest High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area April 14. Poe’s first day is April 15.

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Up, up and away over Horseshoe Bay with hot-air balloon event

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — It’s not often you get the chance to see a skunk, named Spunky at that, drift over Horseshoe Bay. But don’t worry about crimes against your olfactory nerves. This skunk comes with a lot of hot air but no bad smell. Spunky the Skunk is just one […]

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Labyrinth at Burnet church offers peaceful reflection as Easter approaches

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Even though modern conveniences such as smartphones, the Internet and tablet computers have created new ways to interact and share information — something many churches have embraced — sometimes, we still need to return to “the old” ways to reflect on our relationship with God, especially as Easter […]

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Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

15 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this […]

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Students return to campus after bomb threat at Burnet Middle School

14 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Middle School students returned to school about 3 p.m. April 14 after a second bomb threat in less than a week. Seventh- and eighth-grade students were moved off campus April 14 out of caution for a non-credible report of a bomb, according to school officials. Those students were moved to […]

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Man allegedly takes shot at officers during hit-and-run investigation

14 April 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A Granite Shoals man is behind bars on attempted capital murder charges after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of law enforcement officers and others following a hit-and-run incident late April 12. Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwight Hardin said deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers […]

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Spicewood girl battles rare brain tumor as friends and community rally

14 April 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When 15-year-old Katelyn Norton began complaining of a headache, based on the girl’s medical history, her mother, Debbie, knew this might not be an ordinary teen complaint. So the mom scheduled a checkup. The diagnosis wasn’t the type any parent wants to hear, but for Katelyn and her […]

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Marble Falls baseball loses in extra innings; softball falls 13-6

14 April 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team experienced a brutal 18 hours that included a loss in extra innings to Dripping Springs on April 11 and a lopsided win against Llano on April 12.

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Marble Falls student-anglers compete at Lake Travis tourney

14 April 2014

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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