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SHAWN PFISTER

Marble Falls investigators crack case of man with many names

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “What’s in a name?” the poet and writer William Shakespeare once penned. While his Juliet character went on to say, “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet,” the writer might have thought differently had he ever dealt with Shawn Michael Pfister. […]

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BENJAMIN KENT INGRAM

Man accused of giving teen girl Xanax at Camp Peniel retreat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 21-year-old Austin man faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly supplying a 16-year-old girl with four pills of prescription Xanax while on a retreat at a local camp, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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SANTOS OZUNA JR.

Argument over ride to work lands man behind bars

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 36-year-old Spicewood Beach man could be looking for another job after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman who refused to give him a ride to work. (more…)

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Tourism, sales tax to boost Marble Falls budget for roads, water, police

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With a hint into future budget talks, city leaders say they anticipate more road improvements, a water system expansion and a new police station for the upcoming fiscal year — all while keeping the same tax and water rates. (more…)

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57-year-old Marble Falls graduate takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contest

57-year-old Marble Falls graduate takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — At 57, Brian Magerkurth could spend his free time taking on 18 holes of golf. But then, that just wouldn’t be him. As a student-athlete at Marble Falls High School, Magerkurth loved to throw himself skyward in the pole vault. (more…)

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monarch butterfly

Butterfly expert: Simple acts can lift monarch numbers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When faced with a declining species, the average person might throw up his or her hands and say, “I can’t do anything.” But Cathy Downs of the Bring Back Monarchs to Texas program has a bit of advice. (more…)

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marble falls tennis

Marble Falls adult tennis group is courting recreational players

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Tennis, anyone? That’s the invitation a group of players are sending out to recreational athletes. The group meets 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive. (more…)

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Community memorializes Brother Max by celebrating Gospel

Community memorializes Brother Max by celebrating Gospel

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  When the community memorialized Max Collier Copeland, 85, on May 29, loved ones and leaders emphasized how he lived in service for others and to spread the gospel. (more…)

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City crews clear up fallen trees at Marble Falls parks after storm

Brian Murphy of the city of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department uses a chain saw to cut branches into smaller pieces to be removed from Westside Park on May 29. The pieces were the result of a tree at the park that was uprooted because of a severe storm that passed through city around […]

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daniel pugh

Teen’s stolen trike steers others toward generosity

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Daniel Pugh is known around school and the community for his loquacious nature. At 18, he loves to talk and visit with people. But a couple of weeks ago, Pugh’s outgoing personality turned a little quiet. (more…)

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US 281 accident

Crash near roadside fire on 281 sends Spicewood firefighter to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Motorists slowing to look at a roadside grass fire caused a chain reaction collision on U.S. 281 on May 26, sending two people —  including a volunteer firefighter — to the emergency room, according to the police report. (more…)

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers in Burnet, Marble Falls

BURNET — Meals on Wheels is looking for delivery drivers, kitchen assistants and other volunteer help in Marble Falls and Burnet. Paul Hicks, the Meals on Wheels manager for Burnet and Marble Falls, said drivers are needed for routes in both locations to serve homebound seniors Monday-Friday. (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

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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