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‘Locals Love Us’ celebration continues

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With such an outpouring of support and interest in the 2013 “Locals Love Us,” The Picayune is continuing the celebration of our readers, businesses and organization throughout March. (more…)

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Llano County Farm Bureau Office gets a patriotic facelift

The Llano County Farm Bureau Office has a new look. A new flag pole was set Feb. 23 by the Llano County Farm Bureau board of directors. Pictured are board member Joe Freeman, office agent Shane Lynch, board Vice-President Ron Duckworth, board President Les Hartman, office agent Elaine Schuessler, agency manager Kirk Winfrey, ISR Jennifer Buchanan and Jaycee […]

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Cultivate your green thumbs at Llano Lawn and Garden Show on March 16

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — If you’re looking for a place to exercise your green thumb, or develop it a little more, you need to check out the Llano Master Gardener’s 2013 Lawn and Garden Show on March 16. (more…)

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Burnet Gunfighters

South African singer joins with Burnet Gunfighters in Old West train heist, shootout

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Tex Copsetta and his crew of Burnet Gunfighters organize a train robbery, they don’t mind dragging a major South African recording artist into the heist. “We just want to have a good time, and she wants to be a part of it,” said Copsetta, who plays the […]

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Coffee Talks program at Burnet library to feature famous Texas trees

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE BURNET — Texas A&M Forest Service’s Pete Smith will talk about famous Texas trees during a Coffee Talks presentation March 14. The program is 2 p.m. at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. Program organizers advise attendees to arrive early. (more…)

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The Picayune readers vote for ‘Locals Love Us’

ONLINE VOTING NOW OPEN FOR 2014 DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The March 13 edition of The Picayune is dedicated to you, the readers. You took time out of your schedule to vote on your favorites around the community, from plumbers to school teachers. (more…)

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Highland Lakes gets snapping for Texas State Parks Photo Contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With seven state parks or natural areas in the Highland Lakes, you’re in the hot spot for the Texas State Parks Photo Contest. (more…)

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Burnet Boy Scouts Troop 282 builds boxes for bluebirds at Balcones

Burnet Boy Scouts Troop 282 offered a helping hand to the bluebirds that nest in the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Scouts Mario Frausto (left), Jack Dykowski, Dillon Orrison, Josh Orrison and Dalton Orrison, along with troop leaders Kim Dykowski (left), Scott Orrison and Tommy Phillips, built seven new bluebird boxes and cleaned and repaired […]

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Curtain closes on 'pickings'

Curtain closes on monthly country, bluegrass pickings, but organizers say ‘thank you’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost a decade, Jane Markley and her friends gathered at different locations across the Highland Lakes to celebrate bluegrass and country music with a live “pickin’.” (more…)

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Smithwick resident and fire truck aficionado Jeff Sellers shows off a 1981 GMC 6000 tanker he restored to working order. Though it’s part of his ‘collection,’ Sellers, a member of the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, uses the truck to respond to brush and grass fires in the Smithwick area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Smithwick man collects and restores fire trucks for fun and emergencies

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SMITHWICK —  The problem with many collections is the items just sit there, something to be looked at but never touched. Jeff Sellers takes a different approach with his “collectibles.” (more…)

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Buck Trent headlining Llano Country Opry

Buck Trent of ‘Hee Haw’ headlining Llano Country Opry on March 9

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE LLANO — Award-winning instrumentalist Buck Trent, who entertained audiences on “Hee Haw,” is headlining the Llano Country Opry on March 9. (more…)

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Highland Lakes communities join together for Relay for Life

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It takes a community to fight cancer. And, for 2013, Highland Lakes residents are coming together to support cancer patients and survivors. “Last year, Burnet and Marble Falls held their Relay for Life together for the first time,” local organizer Tana Aiken saod. “This year, Kingsland and Llano […]

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‘Girls Night Out’ in Burnet

Several local attorneys and staff members enjoy ‘Girls Night Out,’ a pajama party March 2 benefitting the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recovery House. Some of the women who participated included Aurora Argo (front, left), Cheryll Mabray, Kayla Argo (back, left), Anne Little, Ann Argo, Angela Dowdle, Jennifer Dickison and Mandy McCary. […]

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Burnet County VetRides

Donations recharge Burnet County VetRides

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — A string of donations has breathed new life into a transportation program that helps veterans gain access to medical care and services. (more…)

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Kay Baker rejoins KBEY

Kay Baker rejoins KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After completing broadcasting school, Kay Baker headed for the one place she knew she would fit in: Roswell, N.M., famed for being the site of an alien spacecraft crash in 1947. (more…)

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SPCA’s PET OF THE WEEK: Court, the boxer-Lab mix

Court is a 6-month-old pup that looks more and more like a boxer-Labrador mix every time we look at him, but it would take a DNA test to figure out the recipe for this perfect concoction of mutt. He’s super-friendly, happy and — for a puppy — very well-behaved. What more could you want? For more, call […]

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P.E.O. Chapter IG selling bluebonnet coverlet in fundraiser

P.E.O. Chapter IG president Barbara Hughes (left) and Gayle Stewart (right), the co-chairwoman of the chapter’s Ways and Means Committee, hold up a coverlet designed by members to celebrate the Hill Country bluebonnet season. The group will sell the coverlet at Market Days on Main in Marble Falls on March 9 and the Bluebonnet Festival […]

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People and their pooches join first Marble Falls Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon to help Highland Lakes SPCA

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Area dogs will get their day March 2 during the first Marble Falls Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon, which benefits the Highland Lakes SPCA. Event organizer Shannon Heep said she believes in what the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals does in the community, and the Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon is […]

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Marble Falls High School band proves hard work can lead to state contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Hard work pays off is how Marble Falls High School band students and instructors interpret the success the program experienced Feb. 17 at the Texas University Interscholastic League Region 26 solo-and-ensemble contest at Leander Rouse High School. (more…)

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Texas Writes! at Marble Falls Public Library

Authors to offer tips to aspiring scribes in Texas Writes! program at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sitting down to write a novel, memoir or other piece is very challenging, but the Writers’ League of Texas along with the Tocker Foundation want to help aspiring and struggling scribes put those words down on the page. The two groups are hosting Texas Writes! on March […]

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Celebrate Texas in Vegas style at Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber fundraiser

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — While Las Vegas wasn’t quite the town it is now at the time of Texas’ independence, the folks from the Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce are combining the two for a big shindig March 2. (more…)

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Burnet County couple recounts days adrift on troubled Carnival Triumph

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While it wasn’t the trip of their dreams, Daniel and Amy Miller aren’t jumping ship when it comes to sailing with the Carnival Cruise line. The Millers were among the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members aboard the Carnival Triumph, which went adrift Feb. 10 in the […]

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Highland Lakes drag-boat racers leaving competition in their wake

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — When Walter Dulin’s third engine blew early in the 2012 drag-boat season, his boat’s name, “Du It Again Dulin,” might have become a reference to his mechanical problems rather than his consistent top finishes. (more…)

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Burnet County Friends of NRA holding fundraisers with prize drawings for two firearms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Burnet County Friends of NRA will give away an AR-15 and a Colt 45 Commander as part of a fundraiser drawing for the nonprofit organization, which promotes youth shooting sports as well as firearms education, training and proficiency. (more…)

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Burnet County Farm Bureau helping feed community

Burnet County Farm Bureau Director Macyl Orman (left) and secretary/treasurer Ray Cagle (right) deliver a $400 check to Marble Falls Helping Center Executive Director Sue Kennedy on Feb. 18 as part of an annual campaign promoting the basic food staples to battle hunger. The local farm bureau also donated $400 to LaCARE in Burnet and […]

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MILITARY NEWS: Burnet graduate Joshua Null completes Air Force basic training

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE SAN ANTONIO — Air Force Reserve Airman Joshua Null has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base. (more…)

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