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The Picayune readers vote for favorites in ‘Locals Love Us’

Locals Love Us 2014

Here’s the 2015 list of winners for The Picayune’s Locals Love Us awards. As readers, this was your opportunity to share with us and everyone else which people, clubs and businesses you love here in the Highland Lakes.

The response was overwhelming, and we appreciate each one of you who took the time to vote.

And a big congratulations to all the 2015 Locals Love Us winners!



Auto Body Shop — Paceline Collision

Dealership — Johnson-Sewell Ford Lincoln

Oil Changes — Wingman Oil Center

Tires — Jimbo’s Tire & Lube

Transmission Services — Allstar Transmission

Vehicle Washing-Detail — Wingman Car Wash

Wrecker-Tow Services — H&H Wrecker/Tommy Houy


Bank Teller — Deann Zentz at First State Bank of Marble Falls

Bartender — Patrick MacIntosh at R-Bar & Grill

Cashier — Jordy Naito at H-E-B

City Employee — James Schuetz

Law Enforcement — Dorian Turner of Marble Falls Police Department

Mail/Postal Service — Sal Castro at Marble Falls Post Office

Secretary — Julie Shaffer at Marble Falls High School

Server — Patrick MacIntosh at R-Bar & Grill

Shopkeeper — Donna Petty at Chique, Unique & Antique

School-Administration — Leslie Baty at Spicewood Elementary

School-Coach — Lerin Lockwood at Marble Falls High School

School-Teacher — Diane Woods at Marble Falls High School

Volunteer — Bessie Jackson at St. Frederick Baptist Church


BBQ Plate — Peete Mesquite

Beer on Tap — Double Horn Brewing Co.

Breakfast — Bluebonnet Cafe

Catfish — Ken’s Catfish

Chicken-Fried Steak — Blue Bonnet Cafe

Coffee — Starbuck’s

Desserts — Blue Bonnet Cafe

Doughnut — Donut Palace

Fajitas — R-Bar & Grill

Fried Chicken — Chicken Express

Frozen Treat — Dairy Queen

Hamburger — R-Bar & Grill

Iced Tea — Chicken Express

Mixed Drinks — R-Bar & Grill

Overall Bar Drinks — R-Bar & Grill

Pizza — Papa Murphy’s

Ribs — Holy Smokes! BBQ & Catering

Steak — R-Bar & Grill

Take-Out — Thai Niyom

Wine Selection — H-E-B


Audiologist — Angie Wooten at Lakeside Hearing

Clinic-Hospital — Scott & White

Chiropractor — Brian Elwartowski

Dentist — Dr. Stuart Nunnally at Nunnally, Freeman & Owens

Doctor — Dr. Juliette Madrigal-Dersch

Esthetician — Janet Rogers at Ultimate Facials

Hair Stylist — Tamara Delz-Tatsch

Health Club-Gym — Ladies First Circuit Fitness

Healthcare Professional — Brian Elwartowski

Laser-Medical Spa — Bella Medical Spa

Manicure-Pedicure — Kelly’s Nails

Massage Therapist — Donna Kopf of Marble Falls Massage

Ophthalmologist-Optometrist — Dr. Mohan Poole of Poole Eye Associates

Orthodontist — Dr. Karin Cain of Cain Orthodontics

Personal Trainer — Calvin Richard of Verus Strength & Fitness

Pharmacist — Melinda Savage at Atkins Pharmacy

Salon — Southern Sass Hair & Nail

Spa — Sana Vida


Carpet Cleaner — Serve Pro

Dock Construction — Gilde Welding & Docks

Equipment Rental — RSC

Flooring — Mike’s Floorcovering

Heating-Air Conditioning — Ken’s Heating & Air

Home Builder — 5M Construction

Interior Designer — One Swanky Shop

Landscaper — No Worries Lawn Care/Reed Norman

Mortgage Lender — HNB Mortgage

Painter — Atraer Sanchez

Pest Control — America’s Best Pest Control

Pool Installation-Repair — Marble Falls Spa & Pools

Plumber — Joby Huffman

Real Estate — Sherri Miller of RE/Max of Marble Falls

Roofer — Starr Roofing

Title Company — Service Title


Bed & Breakfast — Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast

Campsite — Krause Springs

Hotel-Motel — LaQuinta

RV Park — Sunset Point


Accountant — Raven Herron

Child Day Care — Babyland & Step-Up Daycare

Computer Repair — Onsite Computers

Copier Repair — Hill Country Office Machines

Dry Cleaning — Victory Dry Cleaning

Financial Planning-Investments — Mike Linam of Edward Jones

Funeral Home — Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

Insurance — Mike Atkinson State Farm

Legal — Robert Klaeger

Nursing Home — Granite Mesa Health Center

Pet Groomer — Britten’s Pooch Parlor

Security — Eaton Security & Associates

Travel Agency — Susie’s Travel Time

Upholsterer — Ed’s Upholstery

Veterinarian — Highland Lakes Veterinary Clinic


Asian — China Kitchen

BBQ — Peete Mesquite

Bakery — Brothers Bakery

Bar & Grill — R-Bar & Grill

Cafe-Tea Room — Tea Thyme Cafe

Deli — Darci’s Deli

Fast Food — Storm’s

Fine Dining — Russo’s

Happy Hour — R-Bar & Grill

Italian — Francesco’s

Mexican — Super Taco

Seafood — Doc’s Fish Camp

Winery — Flat Creek Estate


Antiques — Chique, Unique & Antique

Appliances — C&D Home Products Studio

Building-Hardware — Ford & Crew

Clothing Shop — Smartie Pantz

Consignment Store — Vintage Vogue

Convenience Store — Stripes

Florist — Marble Falls Flower & Gift

Furniture Store — Highland Furniture

Gift Shop — Ford & Crew

Home Decor Store — Real Deals

Jewelry — Salem’s Jewelry

Liquor-Wine Store — Spec’s

Nursery-Garden Supplies — Backbone Valley Nursery


Art Gallery — Highland Arts Gallery

Band — John Arthur Martinez

Community Event — Fright Night Theatre

Favorite Club-Organization — Marble Falls High School Theatre

Golf Course — Hidden Falls Golf Course

Marina-Water Activity — Granite Beach Waterpark

Outdoor Activity — Go Paddle Down

Park — Johnson Park

Theater Production — “Paganini”/Marble Falls High School theater department



Auto Body Shop — Bulldog Bodywerks

Dealership — Cecil Atkission Motors

Oil Changes — Burnet Lube

Tires — Hill Country Tires

Transmission Services — Loftis

Vehicle Washing-Detail — Dawg Wash

Wrecker-Tow Services — Garry Adams/Garry’s Wrecker


Bank Teller — LuAnn Newton at First State Bank of Burnet

Bartender — Max Cardenas at The Maxican

Cashier — Tom Hanson at Cafe 2300

City Employee — Myron Hall at Burnet Police Department

Law Enforcement — Myron Hally at Burnet Police Department

Mail/Postal Service — Tom Yeckle at Burnet Post Office

Receptionist — Shannon Brodoski at First State Bank of Central Texas

Server — Brandi Bond at Cafe 2300

Shopkeeper — Vicki Davidson at Dragontails

School-Administration — Darlene Denton at BCISD Parent Resource Center

School-Coach — Jerod Rye at Burnet Middle School

School-Teacher — Rachel Denton at R.J. Richey Elementary (ACE afterschool program)

Volunteer — Doris Graeter


BBQ Plate — Payne’s Bar-B-Q Shak

Beer on Tap — The Maxican

Breakfast — Crazy Gal’s Cafe

Catfish — Cafe 2300

Chicken-Fried Steak — Crazy Gal’s Cafe

Coffee — 7-Eleven convenience store

Desserts — Cafe 2300

Doughnut — Gude’s Bakery & Deli

Fajitas — The Maxican

Fried Chicken — Chicken Express

Frozen Treat — Dairy Queen

Hamburger — Bill’s Burgers, Wings & Things

Iced Tea — Chicken Express

Mixed Drinks — The Maxican

Overall Bar Drinks — The Maxican

Pizza — Texas Pizza Co.

Ribs — Post Mountain BBQ

Steak — Texas Tea-Licious

Take-Out — Cafe 2300

Wine Selection — Cafe 2300


Audiologist — Greg Scott

Clinic-Hospital — Seton

Chiropractor — Devin Burnikel

Dentist — Dr John Litterer

Doctor — Dr Raymond Spaw

Esthetician — Andrea Baker

Hair Stylist — Cristi Simons

Health Club-Gym — Mad Dawg Fitness

Healthcare Professional — Dr. Kenneth Malamud

Laser-Medical Spa — Rouchelle Burdick at Beautiful Reflections

Manicure-Pedicure — Lin at Crystal Nails

Massage Therapist — Sue Allis at Beautiful Reflections

Ophthalmologist-Optometrist — Dr. Kenneth Malamud

Orthodontist — Dr. Karin Cain at Cain Orthodontics

Personal Trainer — Greg Lopez

Pharmacist — E.J. Stein

Salon — Trendz Salon

Spa — Beautiful Reflections


Dock Construction — Maynard Construction Services

Electrician — Electrical Solutions & Construction Inc.

Equipment Rental — Minute Man Rental

Heating-Air Conditioning — Burnet Heating & Air Conditioning

Home Builder — Langley Construction

Interior Designer — Stephanie Livingston

Landscaper — Barrios Landscaping

Mortgage Lender — First State Bank of Burnet

Pest Control — Circle S Pest Control

Plumber — Carl Rich at Lakeland Plumbing

Real Estate — RE/Max Burnet

Roofer — Starr Companies LLC

Title Company — Attorney’s Abstract Co.


Bed & Breakfast — The Verandas Guest House

Campsite — Inks Lake State Park

Hotel-Motel — Comfort Inn

RV Park — Big Chief RV & Cabin Resort


Accountant — Phyllis Burnett

Child Day Care — Bluebonnet Country Preschool

Computer Repair — Burnet PC

Copier Repair — Hill Country Office Solutions

Dry Cleaning — Burnet Cleaners

Financial Planning-Investments — Brandon Arrington

Funeral Home — Edgars & Jenkins Family Funeral Home

Insurance — State Farm/Gary Wideman

Legal — Cody Henson

Nursing Home — Oaks Nursing Home

Pet Groomer — A Tender Touch Burnet

Upholsterer — Cindy Lamb/All Mixed UP

Veterinarian — Dan McBride


Asian — Mei Yuan 1

BBQ — Post Mountain BBQ

Bakery — Gude’s Bakery & Deli

Bar & Grill — The Maxican

Cafe-Tea Room — Texas Tea-Licious

Deli — Cafe 2300

Fast Food — Bill’s Burgers, Wings & Things

Happy Hour — Texas Tea-Licious

Mexican — The Maxican

Seafood — The Maxican

Winery — Fall Creek Vineyards


Antiques — S&H Trading Post and More

Building-Hardware — Hoover’s Building Supply

Clothing Shop — Sassy Ann’s

Consignment Store — Dragon Tails

Convenience Store — The Corner Store

Florist — Lizzie’s Flowers

Gift Shop — The Grapevine

Home Decor Store — The Grapevine

Jewelry — Salem’s Jewelry

Liquor-Wine Store — Twin Liquors

Nursery-Garden Supplies — Holland Springs Nursery


Band — Southern Underground Band

Community Event — Bluebonnet Festival

Favorite Club-Organization — Christian Women’s Job Corps

Golf Course — Delaware Springs

Outdoor Activity — Longhorn Caverns

Park — Inks Lake State Park

Theater Production — Burnet High School Highlandettes Spring Show



Auto Body Shop — Dunn-Rite Specialties

Dealership — Ratliff Chevy-Buick

Oil Changes — Mustang Lube in Kingsland

Tires — Kingsland Tire & Oil

Transmission Services — McQuaide’s Transmission Service

Vehicle Washing-Detail — Gigi’s Car Wash

Wrecker-Tow Services — Pat/City Automotive


Bank Teller — Tina Peabody at American Bank of Texas

Bartender — Cody at Tamale King

Cashier — Kim Nave at The Dam Grill

City Employee — Amanda Carlisle

Law Enforcement — Les Daugherty at Llano County Sheriff’s Office

Mail/Postal Service — Jane Mitchell at Horseshoe Bay Post Office

Receptionist — Regina Beauchamp at Packsaddle Elementary

Server — Paul Martinez at Grand Central Cafe

Shopkeeper — Ron and Deb Grieser at Bob’s Exxon

School-Administration — Maela Edmonson at Packsaddle Elementary

School-Coach — Misti Atkinson at Packsaddle Elementary

School-Teacher — Lisa Hill at Packsaddle Elementary

Volunteer — Pam Peterson at Packsaddle Elementary


BBQ Plate — Spyke’s Bar-B-Que

Beer on Tap — Fuzzy’s

Breakfast — The Dam Grill

Catfish — The Dam Grill

Chicken-Fried Steak — The Dam Grill

Coffee — Kingsland Coffee Co.

Desserts — Sweet Things Bakery

Doughnut — M&M Donuts

Fajitas — Julie’s Cocina

Fried Chicken — Buddies -inKingsland

Frozen Treat — Dairy Queen

Hamburger — The Dam Grill

Iced Tea — The Dam Grill

Mixed Drinks — Club Car Bar

Overall Bar Drinks — Club Car Bar

Pizza — Mr. Gatti’s

Ribs — Grand Central Cafe

Steak — Lighthouse

Take-Out — Sonic

Wine Selection — Club Car Bar


Clinic-Hospital — Scott & White Clinic

Chiropractor — Dr. Shawn Scott

Dentist — Dr. Gregory Sopel

Doctor — Dr. Kim Russell

Esthetician — Chelsea Clendennen-Morrow

Hair Stylist — Vivian Duperier-Rickart at Protea Salon and Spa

Health Club-Gym — Kingsland Health & Fitness Center

Healthcare Professional — Autumn Sagebiel at Scott & White

Manicure-Pedicure — Elegant Nails

Massage Therapist — Amy Lescoe-Hall at Kingsland Massage-Depot

Ophthalmologist-Optometrist — Alan Smith

Personal Trainer — Charlotte Dilworth at Kingsland Health & Fitness Center

Pharmacist — Jason Pool at Bay Pharmacy

Salon — Protea Salon and Spa

Spa — Protea Salon and Spa


Carpet Cleaner — Floormasters

Dock Construction — Chapman Docks

Electrician — AJ’s Electric

Equipment Rental — L3 Concrete Designs Ltd. Co.

Flooring — L3 Concrete Designs Ltd. Co.

Heating-Air Conditioning — Womack Heating & Air

Home Builder — Larry Revin in Kingsland

Interior Designer — Bridget Slyker

Mortgage Lender — Llano National Bank

Painter — Hank’s Painting

Pest Control — America’s Best Pest Control

Plumber — Wilcoxen Plumbing

Real Estate — RE/Max Highland Lakes

Roofer — Paul Verette

Title Company — Highland Lakes Title-Kingsland


Campsite — Long’s Fishing Camp

Hotel-Motel — Antler’s Inn cabooses

RV Park — Willow Point Resort


Accountant — Trudy Kelley

Child Day Care — Kids Connection Learning Center

Computer Repair — Lively Computer

Copier Repair — Hill Country Office Solutions

Dry Cleaning — Canyon Cleaners

Funeral Home — Putnam Funeral Home

Insurance — Teresa Gray Insurance

Legal — Rob Wilson, attorney

Nursing Home — Kingsland Hills Care Center

Pet Groomer — Deb’s Doggy Bath House

Security — Satellite Station Fire & Security

Upholsterer — Doug’s Upholstery in Kingsland

Veterinarian — Horseshoe Bay Veterinary Clinic


Asian — China Wok

BBQ — Spyke’s Bar-B-Que

Bakery — Sweet Things

Bar & Grill — Grand Central Cafe

Cafe-Tea Room — Kingsland Coffee Co.

Deli — Subway

Fast Food — Sonic

Fine Dining — Grand Central Cafe

Happy Hour — Lighthouse

Italian — Forno’s

Mexican — Julie’s Cocina

Seafood — Grand Central Cafe


Antiques — Friends & Neighbors Resale

Building-Hardware — Ace Home Improvement

Clothing Shop — Lake Fun Designs

Consignment Store — Friends & Neighbors Resale

Convenience Store — Buddies

Florist — MAS Floral & Catering Co.

Furniture Store — Friends & Neighbors Resale

Gift Shop — Copper Kettle

Home Decor Store — Friends & Neighbors Resale

Jewelry — Lake Fun Designs

Liquor-Wine Store — The Bottle Shop


Art Gallery — Buchanan Arts Guild

Band — Genesis Lutheran Praise Band

Community Event — Llano Crawfish Open

Favorite Club-Organization — Hill Country Community Theatre

Golf Course — Blue Lake Golf Club

Marina-Water Activity — LBJ Marina

Outdoor Activity — Longhorn Caverns

Park — Lions Club Park

Theater Production — Hill Country Community Theatre