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Tiny Kingsland makes big noise with Aqua Boom

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Each year on July 4, people from across the Highland Lakes and beyond descend upon the Lake LBJ lakeside community of Kingsland. And for good reasons. Kingsland knows how to throw a great birthday party for the United States of America. And everybody’s invited to Aqua Boom.

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All skill levels welcome for free Yet Praise Dance workshop

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Racheal Frazier laughed when asked if she realized what kind of skill level of dancers she might draw to her free workshop — some with plenty of rhythm and others … not so much. “It’s OK,” she said with smile. “You don’t have to have any experience.”

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Samson’s Farm going strong in the hills of Hoover’s Valley

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Bobby Galyon knows how to grow great vegetables. And, he says, it all starts with the soil. “If the soil’s not healthy, then your vegetables won’t be healthy,” Galyon said outside Kingland Massage Depot, where he sells his produce 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Galyon smiled, but he doesn’t quite have [...]

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‘Pink Party’ to educate women about cancer and provide vouchers for testing

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — “Prevention is the best medicine” isn’t just a saying but really good advice, especially if you change it to “early detection is the best medicine” when dealing with two of the most prevalent forms of cancers that affect women.

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to speak at Kingsland event

KINGSLAND — Rafael Cruz, a pastor and the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), will speak about freedom and the threat of losing it during a program May 15 at the Kingsland Community Center. The presentation is noon at the center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive. A $15 donation is appreciated with proceeds going toward the [...]

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Kingsland couple’s beloved tree dies but gets a new ‘life’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When a towering mulberry tree in the backyard of Rob and Shereen Hirning’s lakeside home began looking a bit “under the weather,” the couple turned to a tree expert for advice on reinvigorating it. The prognosis wasn’t good.

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Kingsland chamber celebrating community and businesses

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce is throwing a “Kaleidoscope of Color” party for the community and businesses, and you’re invited. The annual awards banquet is March 21 at the Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive. The event starts at 6 p.m with a social hour followed by dinner [...]

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Gift of Music scholarships available for Kingsland area students; deadline is Dec. 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Youth who are interested in pursuing their musical passions but concerned about the costs should check out scholarship opportunities with The Gift of Music. The Gift of Music is a scholarship program that provides students from Kingsland and the surrounding small communities, who might not be able to afford lessons [...]

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Summer vacation a roller-coaster ride for Kingsland family

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — If any of Ashley or Jake Pickles’ teachers assign them the essay, “What did you do during summer vacation,” and either turns in one that starts like this, “During a family road trip, we hit speeds of 120 mph under four seconds before climbing more than 400 feet [...]

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Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts crafter of the month

JoAnne Kazel is the Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts crafter of the month for March. She is displaying a crocheted potholder. Her items as well as products by other members are on sale at the house, 112 Chamberlain in Kingsland. Crafters interested in displaying handmade items may call Sue at (402) 404-1247 or visit www.kingslandcrafts.com.  [...]

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Minor leaguer helping Kingsland Little League, area players gear up for season

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Young ball players can gather insight into what it takes to make the professional ranks when minor-league signee Michael Zouzalik visits the Kingsland Little League fields Feb. 16 from noon to 2 p.m.

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Trace your family’s roots and learn genealogy at the Kingsland library

BY SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Joanne Scarborough was looking through the Llano County Family Album when she discovered that her great-grandfather had been a prisoner during the Civil War.

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Kingsland quilt show celebrates the stories behind each piece

KINGSLAND — When Barbara Selby talks about quilting, it’s a matter of cloth and thread. She’ll mention those things, but, for Selby, it goes well beyond the materials. “Quilting is like the threads of life,” she said. “There’s always a story behind the quilt.” And during the sixth annual Kingsland Quilt Show, Jan. 18-19 at [...]

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Highland Lakes genealogical program gives participants a map into their past

MARBLE FALLS — When Shirley Shaw began researching her family tree, she never imagined the branches would lead her to colonial Maryland. “I was able to trace my family from my maiden name back to 1696 in Maryland,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it. You never know where (researching your family history) will take you.”

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