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The fourth annual Burnet County Friends of NRA five-gun giveaway is noon Feb. 28 at Texas Hill Country Outfitters Rods, Barrels and Strings, 1008 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Courtesy image

Burnet County Friends of NRA to hold five-gun drawing Feb. 28

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Burnet County Friends of NRA is raising money for firearm awareness, education and safety with a five-gun prize giveaway featuring an AR-15 rifle. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Veterinary Clinic sponsored a booth to give out information and treats for participants during the 2014 Marble Falls Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon on March 1 in Johnson Park. Pictured are Lucy Greenberg (left), Lucy Greenberg (center) and Sherri Adler of Marble Falls. This year’s event is March 7 at Johnson Park. File photo

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

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Tanya Maxwell gives Marble Falls Fire Rescue Capt. Coy Guenter a 'trim' during a previous St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser. The annual event, this year noon-3 p.m. March 7 at Tottie’s in Marble Falls, raises money to fight childhood cancers. File photo

Go bald to help St. Baldrick’s fight childhood cancers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Craig Lusinger knows that for every follicle of hair that drops to the floor March 7 at Tottie’s, it’s one step or $1 closer to finding cures and treatments for childhood cancer. And all it takes it sitting down in a barber’s chair during the third annual St. […]

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St. Frederick Baptist Church earns Texas historical marker

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Rev. George Perry is a man who uses words to share God’s message. But he struggled to find the right ones to describe how he felt after learning the St. Frederick Baptist Church congregation earned a Texas historical marker. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Bessie Jackson gives her all to Marble Falls area

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Bessie Jackson learned people voted her the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite volunteer for the Marble Falls area, tears welled up in her eyes. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Highland Arts Guild adds color to the community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Norma Fraser sits back, cocks her head to the right and studies her painting. A few bluebonnets anchor the foreground as the rest of the artwork rolls out behind, revealing a portion of Lake Travis near Double Horn Creek. (more…)

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Colt Elementary School students take part in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program to raise money for for the AHA. Those interested in donating may contact PE teacher Debby Johnson at (830) 693-3474 or djohnson@mfisd.txed.net. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Colt Elementary students get jumping for their hearts and others

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — They can’t wait to show of their jumping skills. Even after Colt Elementary School physical education teacher Debby Johnson tells the fourth-graders they can stop jumping rope, the students keep going. (more…)

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Members of the Burnet County chapter of the Texas Farm Bureau stopped by The Helping Center of Marble Falls on Feb. 18 to drop off a $400 donation. The farm bureau folks gave similar donations at LACare in Burnet, the Holy Cross Catholic Church food pantry and the Briggs food pantry. The timing of the donations coincides with the number of days in a year the average American worker earns enough money to pay for food staples for the year. Pictured are Macyl Orman (left) of the farm bureau, Martin McLean of The Helping Center, Cody Orman and Ray Cagle of the farm bureau as well as The Helping Center director Sam Pearce. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet County Farm Bureau makes food pantry donations

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The check was a welcome one to Sam Pearce, the director of The Helping Center of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Habitat for Humanity celebrates family’s new home

Habitat for Humanity celebrates family’s new home

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As visitors hurried inside the house located at 302 Ave. M, two of the tiniest homeowners greeted them. Jean Raphael Vila, 7, and younger brother Gianni Nathaniel stepped in and out of a bedroom. (more…)

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Emergency crews work a one-vehicle crash at the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 exchange south of Marble Falls. The driver of the vehicle fled from a Llano County sheriff's deputy in Kingsland after the deputy attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Traffic stop leads to high-speed chase, crash at 281-71 intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Llano County deputy charged a man with felony evading arrest and aggravated assault after the suspect led officers on a high-speed pursuit, sometimes in excess of 100 mph, that started in Kingsland and ended with the man’s car crashing and flipping over just south of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Authorities arrest Wal-Mart theft suspect after 50-mile pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS FLORENCE — A suspect from Sherman faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing nearly a thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise at the Marble Falls Wal-Mart on Feb. 19 and leading multiple agencies on a high-speed pursuit that ended in Williamson County, police say. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gavin Smith holds the basketball under his arm. He’s looking at one of his players, Taylor Johnson, at the top of the key. Between them stands Jonathan Estrada, who is several inches taller than Taylor. But Smith isn’t concerned about Taylor beating him to the net, not just […]

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Spicewood Beach on Lake Travis is one of the communities in eastern Burnet County downstream from Lake Marble Falls suffering from dwindling water levels. The Lower Colorado River Authority has announced the conditions along the Colorado River are fast approaching a drought worse than the drought of record  from 1947-57 because of scant inflows and lack of rain. File photo

Low lake levels raise concern over Marble Falls development

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As Marble Falls annexes several hundred acres south of the city for proposed private development, residents on Lake Travis are calling for a halt to new water contracts because of record drought conditions and dwindling lake levels along the Colorado River. (more…)

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Bessie Jackson (center) shows Falls on the Colorado Museum board chairwoman Darlene Oostermeyer some newspaper clippings relating to local black residents who contributed to the community over the years. St. Frederick’s Baptist Church and the museum are celebrating Black History Month in February. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls museum highlights history of local African-Americans

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — In celebration of Black History Month, the Falls on the Colorado Museum is hosting a program and exhibit Feb. 21 that highlights local African-Americans as well as a few of national fame. (more…)

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