Kingsland celebrates its uniqueness with Small Business Saturday event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When Kathy Stephenson and her sister-in-law, Melinda Stephenson, decided to go into business together with a vintage and antique shop called Sister’s, they never looked beyond Kingsland. “Kingsland is so underrated,” Kathy Stephenson said. “There is so much to offer here, but I think people just overlook it. […]

Burnet football ready for rematch with Robinson in third round

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In a game many thought would decide the District 13-4A Division I championship, the Burnet High School football steamrolled Waco Robinson 45-23 on Oct. 17. Now the two meet again — with the stakes even higher — in the regional quarterfinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

Brad Hall wasn’t supposed to walk; now he’s running miles for another

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — The stretch of Texas 71 between the U.S. 281 intersection and Spicewood isn’t particularly desolate if you’re racing down the road at 70 mph, but for Brad Hall, who tackled the stretch one step at a time Nov. 19, the distance takes on an entirely different appearance. “Yeah, […]

Community helps Windermere families pick up the pieces after fire

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When Marvin Alcorn went back into his neighbor’s condo and found the disabled man’s cat in a bedroom, he realized he had little time. “(The cat) was scared and trying to hide instead of getting out. It was really hot,” Alcorn said. “That end of the building was […]

Former Marble Falls City Manager Ralph Hendricks on the road to recovery

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ralph Hendricks always loved the night of the Christmas Light-Up Parade and Walkway of Lights opening. “What a joyful thing for this town, the parade and walkway,” Hendricks said Nov. 21 before this year’s event.

Marble Falls group, Wreaths Across America remember those who served

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Cassandra Chambliss’ son was a Cub Scout, he and his troop would help lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at a local cemetery. “It was such an honor to be a part of something like that,” Chambliss said. But for some reason, the local endeavor […]

Drought prompts LCRA to seek OK to halt lake releases for fourth year

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — With parts of Texas in the midst of a persistent, severe drought, the Lower Colorado River Authority will seek permission from the state to curtail releases of interruptible stored water from the Highland Lakes for downstream irrigation for the fourth year in a row. LCRA also will ask permission to […]

Churches, groups serving community Thanksgiving meals

Several churches and organizations in the Highland Lakes are serving free Thanksgiving meals to the community. Here are a few. If your church or group is serving a free meal to the community, please leave a note in the comments section with time, date and place.

Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls welcomes Christmas season

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Smiles as bright as two million lights shined on Marble Falls on Nov. 21 as the Christmas Light-Up Parade opened the Walkway of Lights. The parade traveled along Main Street as former city manager Ralph Hendricks served as grand marshal. The Walkway of Lights, along Lake Marble Falls at Lakeside Park, 307 Buena […]

Llano’s unique mix of shops and entertainment spots is business unusual

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — If you’re looking for a Spotted Possum among RATS with a touch of Whimseys, you don’t have to locate a hidden village from “Harry Potter” or scour an obscure Tolkien text on Middle-Earth. If you’re serious about finding something truly interesting and unique, head to Llano.

Quality Inn’s annual blanket drive gives everyone a warm feeling

25 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s one of Sam Bhakta’s favorite projects as the head of Quality Inn of Marble Falls. And each year, the motel staff, guests and community members put a big grin across his face as help others within the Highland Lakes community. What is it that makes Bhakta […]

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Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center fun run features Olympian Leo Manzano

25 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center strives to have different approaches to what it does. So it comes as no surprise that at its first unBearable Fun! Run on Dec. 6, the 5K course will not be simply a run.

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Lady Flames earn tournament title and big road win

25 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN SABA — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team earned another tournament championship on back-to-back weekends then added a big road win right before the Thanksgiving break. The Lady Flames (10-1) beat Austin St. Michael’s 62-42 on Nov. 24 and won the San Saba Tournament on Nov. […]

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Mustangs suffer two losses; girls end tourney with defeats

25 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys basketball team fell to Fredericksburg 63-34 on Nov. 24 and Killeen Ellison 84-25 on Nov. 21. The Mustangs (0-3) had their home opener against the Billies, who had a hot start.

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Two fatal accidents over weekend on same stretch of Texas 29

24 November 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Wet weather could be to blame in a one-vehicle rollover Nov. 21 that killed a Nolanville man on Texas 29 in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two days later, a Burnet man died in an accident involving a motorcycle on the same stretch of roadway. […]

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Former Marble Falls City Manager Ralph Hendricks on the road to recovery

24 November 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ralph Hendricks always loved the night of the Christmas Light-Up Parade and Walkway of Lights opening. “What a joyful thing for this town, the parade and walkway,” Hendricks said Nov. 21 before this year’s event.

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Burnet offense too much for King in Bulldogs’ 56-27 win

21 November 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Kingsville King might have struck first, but once the Burnet High School football team got going, the Bulldogs didn’t stop. The Bulldogs (10-2) defeated the Brahmas (7-5) 56-27 on Nov. 21 in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs.

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Burnet police: No evidence of sexual assault at high school

21 November 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Police Department is not filing any charges after an investigation into a possible sexual assault that occurred during a Nov. 7 home high school football game.

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Marble Falls group, Wreaths Across America remember those who served

21 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Cassandra Chambliss’ son was a Cub Scout, he and his troop would help lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at a local cemetery. “It was such an honor to be a part of something like that,” Chambliss said. But for some reason, the local endeavor […]

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Burnet businesses put out welcome mat with ‘come-on-back’ attitude

21 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When somebody stops at the Burnet Antique Mall, they’re bound to find something interesting – including a life-size Santa Claus in the window. But if they can’t find just what they’re looking for, owner John Will doesn’t mind picking up the phone and calling some of the other local […]

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Marble Falls church tells oldest Christmas story with new twist

21 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sometimes it takes a story being told from an entirely new perspective to remind us of the meaning. Take, for instance, the story of the Nativity. You know the one: about a stable in Bethlehem where a young lady named Mary gave birth to a baby she […]

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HOLIDAY RECIPES: Pumpkin ice cream simple treat

21 November 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — I’m going to admit this right off. I kind of took the easy way out this week for my cooking — well, in this case, mixing — endeavor. Burnet County AgriLife Extension Agent Linda Sue Wells provided me with what must be the most challenging recipe yet: […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings from the period of Nov. 14-20, 2014

21 November 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Nov. 14-20, 2014, 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 Nov. 11-17, 2014

21 November 2014

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Nov. 11-17, 2014, 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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