‘Market on H’ being built in Marble Falls with space for retail

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Construction has begun on the “Market on H” building at the corner of Avenue H and Second Street in Marble Falls. The Market on H will feature retail and office space facing those two streets, according to Ryan Nash of general contractor Nash Builders, LTD.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6 for Nov. 4 election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People who would like to make their voices known in the November general election need to register to vote on or by Oct. 6.

Burnet County to pay inmate’s $280,000 cancer treatment bill

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners expect to deplete an emergency fund balance to pay about a third of a nearly $1 million bill for a jail inmate’s cancer treatment cost, officials say.

Marble Falls football dominates Dripping Springs in victory

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team performed with a sense of urgency in defeating Dripping Springs 35-14 in a District 25-5A match Sept. 26. “Yes, a must win,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “Now we’re back in the playoff race. At 0-2, that’s tough. It […]

Local sharpshooter Katie Bridges wins bronze medal for Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANADA, Spain — Perhaps the only downside to winning a bronze medal at the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championship is all the school work Katie Bridges has to make up at Texas Christian University since returning home

Marble Falls EDC loses money on CorWorth deal

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – What started as a deal for a potential vocational school and an eco-friendly carmaker ended with a private corporation that makes outdoor public restroom kits purchasing a building from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. for $1.4 million, officials say.

Construction on courts to start at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Construction on two full-size tennis courts can begin next week thanks to a $64,000 matching grant from the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation to the city of Granite Shoals. Officials with the foundation presented the check to the city council during its meeting Sept. 23.

Southbound U.S. 281 bridge to open in ‘early October’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls soon will be open to traffic, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. When it opens, northbound and southbound traffic will cross the body of water on separate structures.

Burning car smashes into Marble Falls motorcycle shop

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — No one was injured after a car caught on fire and crashed into a motorcycle business in the 1600 block of U.S. 281. The driver, a Granite Shoals resident, tried to pull off the highway as he was driving north on U.S. 281 after flames and smoke started […]

LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level.

Marble Falls Area EMS fish fry fundraiser is Oct. 1 at Blue Bonnet Cafe

30 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Twice a year, the Blue Bonnet Cafe turns itself into catfish dinner specialists. For four hours those two times, owner John Kemper puts his regular restaurant menu on hold so he and his staff can cook up a mess of catfish benefitting the Marble Falls Area EMS.

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Lace ‘em Up for Leukemia 5K returns to Marble Falls on Oct. 4

30 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Felicia Peterson found herself scheduling a marathon in San Francisco and another shortly after in Alaska to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she and her husband decided they needed to do something a bit different than calling the same people again and […]

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Burnet girls cross-country team wins Fredericksburg meet

30 September 2014

FREDERICKSBURG — The Burnet High School girls cross-country team won the Fredericksburg Invitational on Sept. 27, while the Bulldogs were fifth. The girls division drew 10 teams, and the boys varsity had 11.

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Burnet County to pay inmate’s $280,000 cancer treatment bill

29 September 2014

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners expect to deplete an emergency fund balance to pay about a third of a nearly $1 million bill for a jail inmate’s cancer treatment cost, officials say.

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Llano County deputies seize drugs, guns, cash in Kingsland bust

29 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Llano County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Kingsland on Sept. 25 and netted three suspects as well as drugs, money and guns.

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Marble Falls football dominates Dripping Springs in victory

26 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team performed with a sense of urgency in defeating Dripping Springs 35-14 in a District 25-5A match Sept. 26. “Yes, a must win,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “Now we’re back in the playoff race. At 0-2, that’s tough. It […]

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Burnet football gets 43-13 win with strong defensive effort

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR TAYLOR — A team that coughs up three fumbles on punts and one on a kickoff doesn’t typically put a mark in the win column, but then those teams probably don’t have a defense such as the Burnet Bulldogs. The Bulldogs beat the Taylor Ducks, 43-13, in Taylor thanks in […]

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Faith Academy football falls to Texas School for the Deaf

26 September 2014

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Faith Academy Flames stayed close in the first half, but let the momentum get away from them during the second half Sept. 26 in a 50-13 loss to Texas School for the Deaf. The Flames racked up more than 200 yards rushing as a team.

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Manhunt under way for suspect in Llano home invasion, firearms theft

26 September 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A man accused of attacking an elderly couple in their home and stealing their vehicle Sept. 26 remains at large as a number of agencies launch a search for the suspect, officials say.

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Local sharpshooter Katie Bridges wins bronze medal for Team USA

26 September 2014

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANADA, Spain — Perhaps the only downside to winning a bronze medal at the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Shooting Championship is all the school work Katie Bridges has to make up at Texas Christian University since returning home

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Marble Falls Quilting Club creating relief for breast cancer patients

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The sewing machines buzz around the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church. Women line up material and make precision stitches. Some hand-stitch fabric, while others work the irons.

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Picayune Wednesday with Daniel Clifton Oct. 1 | KBEY 103.9 FM

26 September 2014

The Picayune editor Daniel Clifton dropped by the “Wake Up Call” Oct. 1 to talk with Ed & Kay about the latest issue. This week’s paper features a story about a Kingsland restaurant that is a part of movie history, a sharp-shooter making a name for herself internationally and a feel–good tale of a dog […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre needs to fill director’s chairs

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR COTTONWOOD SHORES — With the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre consisting of a mix of musicals and plays, executive director Mike Rademaekers is looking for some people interested in sitting in the director’s chair.

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‘Meet Your Maker’ at Camp Peniel adventure race next weekend

26 September 2014

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK — Ah, nothing like a little running and biking on a Sunday morning to get your body moving. Throw in some swimming and a mix of “mystery events,” and, all of a sudden, you can “Meet Your Maker.” Well, it is Sunday, after all.

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