Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

Historic Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn and Stable for sale

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR ROUND MOUNTAIN — Walking around the old stable on the property of the Round Mountain Stagecoach Inn and Stable, Bruce Lindsey ran his hands across some of the stone work. “To me, this building is as enjoyable as the house,” he said. (more…)

Build rockets, solve crimes and more at Hill Country Science Mill summer camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The world of science awaits this summer during the many Hill Country Science Mill summer camps. And, if you haven’t figured it out yet, they feature science. (more…)

MayFest features carnival, concerts, Market Days, more

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — MayFest 2015 begins with a schedule change — and that’s just one of a few changes organizers believe will better benefit attendees. Most of the May 6-9 event takes place at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South. (more…)

Saints come marching in for former Marble Falls lineman

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As the Arizona Cardinals closed out the 2015 NFL Draft by choosing Louisville’s Gerald Christian as “Mr. Irrelevant” with the final pick May 2, former Marble Falls High School offensive lineman Cyril Lemon’s heart sank. (more…)

Burnet Farmers’ Market now in season on square

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With spring produce on the vine, area gardeners and farmers are setting up shop once again on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)

Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ABILENE — As Ann Foster Faulknor was setting triple jump records at Abilene Christian University, the 1983 Marble Falls High School graduate never dreamed she would land in the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. But that’s what happened when Faulknor returned to the campus April 10 with her husband, Chris, […]

Search for new Horseshoe Bay fire and police chiefs underway

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay is preparing to hire replacements for its fire and police chiefs after one agency leader recently resigned and the other is retiring, officials say. Police Chief Bill Lane is expected to announce his retirement after 16 years with the department. (more…)

7-on-7 begins May 4 for Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano football

01 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The new season of 7-on-7 football begins May 4 at the practice fields at Burnet High School for freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams across the Highland Lakes. The Bulldogs welcome Llano, Lampasas and Marble Falls each Monday beginning at 6 p.m. Each squad is guaranteed three contests […]

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Burnet Farmers' Market

Burnet Farmers’ Market now in season on square

01 May 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With spring produce on the vine, area gardeners and farmers are setting up shop once again on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)

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Buchanan Dam church putting on toe-tapping gospel music festival

01 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — With several acres of blooming wildflowers surrounding their church, Genesis Lutheran Church members decided not to “hide it under a bush” but let it and their love for the community shine. And to do it, the congregation is inviting everybody out to the Genesis Lutheran Music Festival […]

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Raymond Brandenburg recently took over GameDay Comics and Cards in Marble Falls. He’s busy putting his touch on the business, but at the heart of it remains, well, comics and games. GameDay is celebrating international Free Comic Book Day on May 2. The store remains a hub of comic and gaming enthusiasts with Friday Night Magic tournaments. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New GameDay owner embraces magical world of comics business

01 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Raymond Brandenburg is giving away comics May 2 at GameDay Comics and Cards. Yeah, he really is — or, at least, the comic book distributor is. (more…)

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A western diamondback rattlesnake
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Snake safety workshop
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. May 2
WHERE: Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Email tradingdays@yahoo.com

For snakes’ sake and yours, learn to share the trails

01 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Protecting people and nature is one reason the Burnet 4-H Horse Club is sponsoring a snake safety workshop May 2. The free event begins at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. (more…)

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Private well water screening for Llano residents is May 11

01 May 2015

LLANO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a well screening so residents can have their water tested. The event is 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 11 in Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrates and high salinity. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of April 24-30, 2015

01 May 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of April 24-30, 2015, 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 April 21-27, 2015

01 May 2015

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of April 21-27, 2015, 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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High-speed pursuit lands Marble Falls man in jail

30 April 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 31-year-old Marble Falls man wanted out of Gray County ended up behind bars in Burnet County after taking deputies on a high-speed chase April 30. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior pitcher Taylor Barksdale (center) signs his letter of intent to play for Temple College on April 30 as his parents, Russell and Mary Jane, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pitcher Taylor Barksdale signs with Temple College

30 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet High School senior pitcher Taylor Barksdale signed a letter of intent April 30 to play for Temple College for the 2015-16 school year. “It’s a good fit for me,” he said. “I love the atmosphere out there. It just felt like home; it felt comfortable.” (more…)

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Burnet softball seeking first playoff win in program history

30 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After a three-year hiatus, the Burnet High School softball team has qualified for the playoffs and will try to win a postseason contest for the first time in the program’s history. The Lady Dawgs (18-4-2 overall, 8-2 co-District 25-4A champions) meet Gonzales (14-14, 7-5 in District 26-4A ) […]

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Llano students presenting ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on May 3

30 April 2015

The Llano High School Drama department will present a public performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at 4 p.m. May 3 in the auditorium at Llano High School, 2509 Texas 16 in Llano. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. This adaptation was presented for the University Interscholastic League One Act Play contest, and three […]

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Falls Career High School student Jordan Childress works on a drip-irrigation line at the old Marble Falls jail. Students from the school are giving the piece of property a facelift through new landscaping. The Daybreak Rotary Club of Marble Falls is assisting in the project. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Falls Career students give old Marble Falls jail curb appeal

30 April 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Driving down Second Street in Marble Falls just west of Main Street, one might not even realize they are passing a piece of local history. But now, thanks to a collaboration between the Daybreak Rotary Club of Marble Falls and Falls Career High School, folks will definitely […]

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Travis Dean, vice president of Cactus Companies, checks the stove vent in the kitchen of the Trinity Episcopal Church’s new parish hall.

Trinity Episcopal’s new parish hall expanding the church’s outreach

30 April 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When members of Trinity Episcopal Church decided to build a new parish hall, they saw it as another opportunity to build stronger relationships, according to the Rev. David Sugeno. (more…)

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