Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball player Sedona Prince added another bronze medal to her trophy case. This one is for representing Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on June 28. (more…)

Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham says she won’t let her personal views about the federal government’s role in the  marriage debate get in the way of the mandated duties of the county in issuing marriage licenses. (more…)

LCRA: Highland Lakes boaters should be extra cautious July 4

MARBLE FALLS — With fireworks displays illuminating the skies over lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on July 4, plenty of folks plan to get the best seats in the house — on their boats. But this means added boat traffic at night when water travel is more dangerous. (more…)

Leo Manzano headed to World Championships with Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano made his seventh Team USA squad June 27 during the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The World Championships are Aug. 22-30 in Beijing. (more…)

Ex-Burnet QB Stephen McGee looking forward to life after football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Though former Burnet High School standout quarterback Stephen McGee lived the dream of professional football for several years, he told folks during the 12th annual Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Kids Care-A-Van Tailgate Party that he was ready to focus on the next phase of his life, though the gridiron will […]

Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — A group of citizens has launched a county-wide, alcohol-option petition to place a proposition on the ballot that would allow businesses the ability to sell and serve liquor by the drink. Burnet County Committee for Economic Growth must collect about 4,200 signatures for the mixed-beverage option to place the […]

Two new faces chosen, incumbent re-elected to PEC board of directors

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CEDAR PARK —  A contentious and highly publicized Pedernales Electric Cooperative director election resulted in  higher voter participation as well as two new faces and one incumbent holding onto her position, according to officials. (more…)

Marble Falls chooses site for new police department

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 25 years in a repurposed electric utilities building, it’s time for the Marble Falls Police Department to think about finding a new home. “We outgrew this facility. We’ve converted closets to office spaces over the years. We’ve done a lot to make it work for us,” […]

BENJAMIN KENT INGRAM

Man accused of giving teen girl Xanax at Camp Peniel retreat

25 June 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 21-year-old Austin man faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly supplying a 16-year-old girl with four pills of prescription Xanax while on a retreat at a local camp, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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SANTOS OZUNA JR.

Argument over ride to work lands man behind bars

25 June 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 36-year-old Spicewood Beach man could be looking for another job after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman who refused to give him a ride to work. (more…)

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Granite Shoals Frank Reilly

Granite Shoals picks former mayor for municipal court judge position

25 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council unanimously approved hiring attorney and former mayor Frank Reilly as the new municipal court judge during its regular meeting June 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School David Schubert

New Marble Falls girls basketball coach, coordinator settling in

25 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — In many ways, David Schubert is already at home in his new position at Marble Falls High School. Hired as the girls head basketball coach and athletic coordinator May 18, he has filled his office with personal items and has been talking to candidates for the Lady Mustangs […]

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Llano football Wyatt Casey

Llano’s QB credits 7-on-7 with mental, skills improvement

25 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Only winning one game in the Highland Lakes 7-on-7 League in June didn’t take away the positives gained by Llano High School football players, according to quarterback Wyatt Casey. (more…)

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Man drowns attempting to rescue dog in debris-filled Blanco River

24 June 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man died of an apparent drowning after he attempted to retrieve his dog from the Blanco River on June 14 and was swept under a debris-clogged bridge, according to the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. At about 6:30 p.m., authorities received a 911 calls from an area of the river […]

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Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

24 June 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — A group of citizens has launched a county-wide, alcohol-option petition to place a proposition on the ballot that would allow businesses the ability to sell and serve liquor by the drink. Burnet County Committee for Economic Growth must collect about 4,200 signatures for the mixed-beverage option to place the […]

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Granite Shoals to replace water meters with ‘smart’ models

24 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — After a two-year study, the Granite Shoals City Council approved purchasing 2,300 smart water meters to replace current meters. Installation will begin July 9. The total cost is $560,000, though City Manager Ken Nickel said residents won’t be burdened with paying extra for the change. Instead, the city […]

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Leonel Manzano

Former Mustang Leonel Manzano running for spot at world meet

24 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Leonel Manzano spent Father’s Day with his family June 21, electing to rest days before boarding a plane to the U.S. Track and Field Championships, where he’ll run in the 1,500-meter race. (more…)

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Faith Academy Sedona Prince

Faith’s Sedona Prince, Team USA compete June 24; watch game live

24 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore center Sedona Prince is ready to help the Team USA girls 16-and-under national team capture its fourth consecutive gold medal in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. (more…)

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CHRIS ALLEN

Marble Falls ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

23 June 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls school board on June 22 named Chris Allen, a Lake Travis Independent School District deputy superintendent, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position, officials say. (more…)

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Macy Fox of Marble Falls

13-year-old Marble Falls girl youngest player to win women’s tourney

23 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A special exemption allowed Marble Falls Middle School student Macy Fox to play in the Women’s West Texas Golf Association Championship on June 19. And she made the most of that opportunity. (more…)

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PEC board of directors

Two new faces chosen, incumbent re-elected to PEC board of directors

22 June 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CEDAR PARK —  A contentious and highly publicized Pedernales Electric Cooperative director election resulted in  higher voter participation as well as two new faces and one incumbent holding onto her position, according to officials. (more…)

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seton kids care-a-van

Seton Care-A-Van event raises $260,000 for children’s health

22 June 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Few events line up better than Father’s Day weekend and the 12th annual Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Seton Kids Care-A-Van Tailgate Party and Golf Tournament. (more…)

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