Brother Max leaves legacy of love and compassion

DANIEL CLIFTON AND CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If there was one thing the Rev. Max Copeland taught in the manner he lived his life it was this: Love all with no conditions. Copeland, who was simply known as Brother Max, exemplified loving others as Christ showed us how. (more…)

Firefighters rescue two in flooded crossing in Spicewood

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Emergency crews on May 24 rescued a woman and a family member trapped at the base of a tree after swift water swept the woman’s car down a rain-swollen Cypress Creek. (more…)

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

Consultant meets with staff, parents in MFISD supe search

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials wrapped up parent and staff meetings May 20 but offered more time for public input by extending an online survey deadline in the search process for a new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent. (more…)

‘Ruff Park’ recommended as name of Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend naming the city’s new dog park Ruff Park during its workshop May 20. (more…)

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  An alleged kidnapping plot didn’t go as planned by the suspects May 18 after the captors gave the victim his cellphone and sent him inside a WalMart for a wire transfer and to fetch cash for returned items, according to police. (more…)

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

21 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In 1942, the country was in the middle of a war on two fronts against the Japanese in the Pacific and the Germans in Europe. Joining the military in 1942 pretty much guaranteed you a trip to either area — and one’s safety was not guaranteed. (more…)

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Mayor George Russell's last day in office was May 19. File photo

Museum coffee on May 22 to honor outgoing Mayor George Russell

21 May 2015

MARBLE FALLS — Outgoing Marble Falls Mayor George Russell will be honored with an appreciation event and coffee May 22 at the Falls on the Colorado Museum. (more…)

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Spicewood cook-off throws good food, carnival, more into the pot

21 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — When Craig Schlicke helped organize the inaugural Spicewood Community Center Barbecue and Chili Cook-off last year, he was hoping for enough cooks to make it interesting. Being the first year and all, one doesn’t necessarily anticipate a big turnout. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior pole vaulter Blake Skoog (seated) on May 20 signed her letter of intent to compete for the University of North Texas as Burnet coaches Glen Hafley (standing, left) and Doug Messer and her mother, Suzzanne Haney, celebrated the moment with her. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pole vaulter Blake Skoog receives scholarship to UNT

21 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Blake Skoog always has been somewhat of a thrill seeker. Years before she secured an athletic scholarship to be a pole vaulter for the University of North Texas, the Burnet High School senior spent her time working with horses. (more…)

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Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

20 May 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  An alleged kidnapping plot didn’t go as planned by the suspects May 18 after the captors gave the victim his cellphone and sent him inside a WalMart for a wire transfer and to fetch cash for returned items, according to police. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7 football team qualifies for state tournament

20 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LORENA — The Burnet High School 7-on-7 varsity football team has qualified for the Division II state tournament after finishing second at the Lorena State Qualifying Tournament on May 16. The state tournament is July 9-10 at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, 3101 Harvey Road in College Station. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Blue Bell and Bluegrass Festival and Taste of Llano
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Llano County Courthouse square in Llano
COST: $10 to concerts; $5 to Taste of Llano
NEED TO KNOW: Blue Bell ice cream won’t be served this year, but the Texas company will still be involved in the future

No Blue Bell, but cobbler contest adds sweet touch to Bluegrass Festival

20 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Organizers of Llano’s annual Blue Bell and Bluegrass Festival are following one of the oldest rules of entertainment – the show must go on — despite knowing it won’t be serving Blue Bell ice cream, which has been a sponsor of the event since the festival debuted five […]

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MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

20 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — They were the men who took on the most challenging and dangerous operations: the U.S. Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. (more…)

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Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

20 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Tsunami are returning to the Marble Falls city pool. Cameron Bahr, executive director of the YMCA Greater Williamson County, announced the Marble Falls Tsunami swim team will be coached by Katrina VanBenthuysen. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD reorganizes band program, seeks director

19 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — School officials launched a search May 19 for a new Marble Falls High School band director after the current band director received notice he would be reassigned to the middle school. Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Rob O’Connor offered a timeline for filling the position […]

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Husband-wife duo take over girls coaching duties at Marble Falls

19 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Lady Mustangs have two new head coaches for the 2015-16 school year. David Schubert is the new athletic coordinator and head basketball coach, while his wife, Casey, is the new head volleyball coach. (more…)

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Opening statements begin in murder trial of Bertram woman who shot husband

19 May 2015

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A jury has been seated and opening statements are underway May 19 in the murder trial of Karra Trichele Allen, accused of sending phone text messages warning she would kill her husband before she shot him in the back, officials said. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Job fair for all ages
WHEN: 4-7 p.m. May 28
WHERE: Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista in Marble Falls
FOR MORE: Go to www.workforcesolutionsrca.com

Marble Falls job fair May 28 aims to improve business, quality of life

19 May 2015

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As Bill Rives, executive director of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, read a story about Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, an idea came to him: a Marble Falls job fair for all ages. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from 'long line of warriors'

MEMORIAL DAY: Michael Bird came from ‘long line of warriors’

19 May 2015

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Michael DeVerne Bird epitomized the role of “big brother.” As the oldest of six, Bird had a lot of eyes on him. “He loved fast cars and beautiful girls, but not always in that order,” said his brother Kelly Bird, who fell third in line as the children […]

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