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Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers athletes of the year

Marble Falls Tsunami swim coach Martha Montoya (right) presents Taylor Ashbaugh the plaque for Female Athlete of the Year for the city of Marble Falls from the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. Courtesy photos Aaron Jones is the Marble Falls Tsunami Male Athlete of the Year for the city of Marble Falls from the Texas Amateur […]

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Former Burnet coach named head of Nitro Swimming at YMCA

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Steve Ham will be the head of Nitro Swimming’s program at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. “Steve is excited to make this program successful,” said Nitro owner Mike Koleber.

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Marble Falls Tsunami has two top-10 finishes at state games

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team wrapped up the 2014 summer by sending 17 athletes to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Games of Texas on July 31-Aug. 3.

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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say.

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Nitro Swimming coming to YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is about to filled with Nitro. Nitro Swimming is opening a satellite location at the center, 1601 U.S. 281. It is recognized as a top-five program by USA Swimming, the governing body of the sport.

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Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers qualify for state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF NEW BRAUNFELS — Several Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers have qualified for the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. They finished in the top three of events at the Region 3 meet July 19 while also breaking a handful of meet records in the process.

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Marble Falls Tsunami dives into first lap on way to state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team has been preparing for the first lap of reaching the state meet. That lap is July 19 at the Region 3 meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 […]

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Grandson of Burnet County icon dives into biography of ‘Father of Texas Swimming’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Growing up at Camp Longhorn, Ross Lucksinger always knew there was something special about his grandfather, the late Tex Robertson. “There were so many stories around him,” Lucksinger said. “He was such an amazing man.”

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Marble Falls Special Olympians take several top-3 finishes at state aquatics meet

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COLLEGE STATION — The Marble Falls Special Olympics team recently competed in the state aquatics meet at Texas A&M University. The team picked up 10 first places. Devin Wuest, the Special Olympics coach and a life skills teacher at Marble Falls High School, said the team “did an outstanding job.”

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Marble Falls Tsunami swim team sends 19 to state

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEW BRAUNFELS — The Marble Falls Tsunami swim team is sending 19 members to the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation thanks to their finishes at the Region III meet July 13. To qualify for state, which will be in Corpus Christi on July 25, swimmers had to finish in […]

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Marble Falls Tsunami making bigger waves with more swimmers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fifth year of the Marble Falls Tsunami swim team is highlighted by the largest number of swimmers in the history of the program.

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Explore the trail and waterways at Colorado Bend State Park

With, 5,300 acres of trails, campgrounds, water and wildlife, Colorado Bend State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for any age and ability. Located near Bend, the park features 15.8 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain-biking trails. Backpackers can make a night of it at one of the two primitive backpacking […]

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Play for a day at public parks in the Highland Lakes

101HL.local parks Local and community public parks in the Highland Lakes are great places for fun and relaxation, especially if you’re looking for a place to let the kids run wild in this great spring weather. Visit them all and pick your favorites: • Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls Located along […]

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Indulge in the waters at Blanco State Park

Just say, “Wow,” when you get there. Blanco State Park has it all: spring-fed waterfalls, calm swimming areas, a river stocked with fish, campgrounds and more. Each winter, the Blanco River is stocked with rainbow trout, providing anglers with a place to land some feisty fish on a regular basis. The park also is a […]

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