Residents from the past still ‘living’ in Llano’s Badu House

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up the Oct. 29 edition of The Picayune — always free — to read the next story. See previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County and “Stretch,” who haunts Old Oak Square in Marble Falls.) JARED […]

Cottonwood Shores market and bazaar opens this weekend

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — What started as an idea will become reality Oct. 25 and 26 in Cottonwood Shores. A new outdoor market featuring about 20 booths opens in Cottonwood Shores on FM 2147 at the old Java Bean coffee shop.

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.

Burnet hosts ‘confident’ Gatesville in district home opener

23 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School football team continues preparations for a confident Gatesville squad during the Bulldogs’ District 13-4A home-opener Oct. 24. The game will be played at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Listen to the match on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or […]

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Faith Academy football takes needed bye week to recover

23 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy football team got an unexpected surprise over the weekend. Since San Antonio St. Gerard forfeited its game against Shiner St. Paul on Oct. 17, the Royals forfeited their other contests.

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Llano back from bye with home district match against Lytle

23 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — The Llano High School football team used its bye week to prepare for its District 13-4A Division II game against Lytle on Oct. 24. That contest will be played at Llano Stadium, 400 Texas 71 East, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Training takes aim at potential active school shooters

22 October 2014

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.

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Cottonwood Shores police chief resigns; list of candidates down to seven

22 October 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — After more than two years, Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Harold Piatt has resigned to focus more on his private security business.

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LanTex Jamboree part of effort to renovate iconic Llano arts fixture

22 October 2014

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 […]

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Fright Night Theatre haunted house scaring up ‘unsettling’ imagery

22 October 2014

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 […]

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

22 October 2014

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.

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Harmony School of Creative Arts holding faculty performance

22 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Harmony School of Creative Arts features a cadre of talented teachers, but unless you attend class there, you probably don’t understood the depth of talent. But on Oct. 26 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, you can hear that talent firsthand at the school’s Faculty and Friends Recital.

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Burnet CISD shines light on ACE after-school program Oct. 23

22 October 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Bertram Elementary Principal Terra Singletary knows how important an after-school program is to her students, campus and community. She’s witness to that just about every day as almost half her student body participates in ACE. “In Bertram, there really isn’t any option after school for our kids,” Singletary said. […]

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

22 October 2014

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.

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Upgrades to Llano ISD athletic facilities delayed due to cost

22 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Facilities upgrades for the Llano High School athletic department will not be ready for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, athletic director Craig Slaughter announced Oct. 17. That includes the new baseball and softball fields that were projected to be ready by the 2015 season, which begins […]

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Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

21 October 2014

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.

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

21 October 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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