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Welcome to The Daily, the most up-to-date news from the Highland Lakes delivered Monday through Friday to your inbox. The Daily includes the latest news from DailyTrib.com, features from The Picayune Magazine, events and stories from 101HighlandLakes.com, interviews and programs from KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and KBEYFM.com, social media content, and more — all […]

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Open Door Recovery House

Open Door Recovery House receives new vehicle donation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Paula Mays-Hall couldn’t take her eyes off the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. Then, her eyes got bigger when she heard the vehicle had a total of 6 miles on it. (more…)

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Camp Agape

Camp Agape needs Buddies to help kids through grief process

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Camp Agape is only four days, but those 96 hours will change children’s lives. The keys to that are the Buddies. (more…)

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Sen. Cornyn recognizes VetRide

Senator Cornyn recognizes VetRide transportation service

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON An hour of US Senator John Cornyn’s time meant the world to VetRide program director Sophie McCoy. (more…)

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JM Huber helps The Helping Center

JM Huber stocks Helping Center shelves, issues challenge

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Sam Pearce of The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area didn’t know what to think when J.M. Huber Corporation employees called to find out when he’d be at the facility. (more…)

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Mary Clendennen

Quilter Mary Clendennen and her circle of friends piece together more than just fabric

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faced with a broken marriage, the death of her father, and having to put down her beloved dog — all in the same year — Mary Clendennen picked up a needle and thread. “Please don’t let this be one more thing that I start and don’t finish,” she whispered as she […]

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Marble Falls library offering adult summer reading program

The Marble Falls Public Library is holding its first-ever adult summer reading program for ages 18 and older. All patrons have to do is read books to win prizes. The contest runs June 3 through August 2. (more…)

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Library reading programs for kids are out of this world

Endless entertainment! Spectacular adventures! Live animals! Reptiles! Magic! Space travel! Prizes! All free this summer! (more…)

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Highland Lakes Honor Guard

Highland Lakes Honor Guard’s sacred mission in jeopardy; watch video of flag folding

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN A clear and present danger confronts the 13-year-old Highland Lakes Honor Guard. Without new members, a cherished service for local veterans soon might be forced to disband. (more…)

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Lambda Nu chapter

Kingsland-based Lambda Nu chapter picks up state honors

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Kingsland-based Lambda Nu chapter earned several state honors, including a spot on the state council, during the Epsilon Sigma Alpha state convention May 16-19 in Addison. (more…)

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Fighting for Gold group helps families battling pediatric cancer

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When doctors diagnosed Reagan Johns’s 3-year-old son, Brodie, with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of pediatric cancer, she began what she knew would be a hard, lonely journey. A Facebook friend request helped ease some of the hardships and led to the creation of Fighting for Gold, a Highland Lakes group helping other […]

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lakeshore branch library

Friends group selling engraved bricks for Lakeshore Library walk

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Friends of the Lakeshore Library are selling bricks for a walkway that will encircle the Buchanan Dam facility. (more…)

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Kiwanis Club of Marble Falls can turn you red, white and blue

Kiwanis Club of Marble Falls can turn you red, white and blue

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Businesses in Marble Falls sport red, white, and blue on patriotic holidays as part of the Kiwanis Club of Marble Falls flag program. (more…)

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Burnet graduate is first female commander of historic regiment

BY SGT. 1ST CLASS JAMES LALLY • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM A Burnet High School graduate made history May 5 as the first woman to take command of one of the oldest regiments in the U.S. Army. (more…)

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The Rev. George Perry and family

Realization hits: The Perry family is finally home, sweet home

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Rev. George Perry knows how to swing a hammer and drive in a nail. He did it countless times building dog houses, storage rooms, and other projects. But last fall, as he pulled back his hammer to drive the first nail into what would become his and his family’s home, […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre seeking donations for arts education

Donations to HCCT fund help provide arts education to kids

Hill Country Community Theatre staff and volunteers believe in the power of theater and the importance of providing arts education to children. However, they need your help to do so. (more…)

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Burnet High School’s Health Occupations Students of America are organizing their final blood drive of the school year to help Thiago Paxtor, the 3-year-old son of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District teacher. The blood drive is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile. HOSA students include Lucila Ortiz (front row, left), Mikayla Whitus, Samantha Robison; Lillian McLeod (back row, left), Stephanie Lemus, and Kathleen Fipps along with teacher Sharon Massey. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet High School blood drive May 13 for Team Thiago

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School’s Health Occupation Students of America say their upcoming blood drive has a greater significance than the ones they helped organize in the past. (more…)

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The annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the second Saturday in May. Just leave your bagged donation by your mailbox.

Help Stamp Out Hunger May 11 with Letter Carriers’ drive

FROM STAFF REPORTS Deliver much-needed help to Highland Lakes food pantries on May 11 during the 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger drive, held the second Saturday of May each year. (more…)

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Sierra and Cody Emerson are at home on the range at their Marble Falls ranch. Photo by Shelby Lynn Photos

PICAYUNE PEOPLE: Sierra and Cody Emerson take stock of life in and out of the rodeo arena

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS He fights bulls and saves cowboys. She cuts hair and promotes Western clothing and boot brands. Together, Cody and Sierra Emerson live an Old West life in the 21st century, raising cattle on their Marble Falls ranch in between pro rodeo and fashion gigs. (more…)

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The 2019 Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Volunteers of the Year are Afton Floyd (front row, left) at Bertram Elementary School, Kristina Bailey at R.J. Richey Elementary School, Nancy Cranfill at the Parent Resource Center, Mark Barnard at Quest High School (back row, left), Gloria Flores at Burnet High School, Vicenta Stafford at Shady Grove Elementary School, and Craig Lindholm at Burnet Middle School. Thanks to the success of this program, Burnet CISD officials have created the Adopt-A-School program for businesses, churches, and the like to volunteer together at a campus of their choosing. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD invites the community to ‘adopt’ a school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is inviting businesses and civic organizations to become more involved in campus life and boost student achievement through Adopt-A-School. (more…)

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Kaden Foren (left) of the Knights and Copper Laird of the Red Devils battled for the ball during a matchup of 8-and-under Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams March 16, the opening day of spring soccer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Granite Country Youth Soccer Association celebrates 40th

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Before Aleksey Ismaylov was a Granite Country Youth Soccer Association coach and volunteer, he was a boy in Ukraine longing to play what he then knew as the game of football. Born in 1987, four years before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ismaylov said life in Ukraine was difficult. (more…)

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Steve Jordan (right), a board member of the newly renamed Rudy Davalos Horseshoe Bay Sports Club, presented a portrait of Davalos to the former athletic director and his wife, Gail, during the organization’s end-of-year banquet at Horseshoe Bay Resort on April 18. The club, once just called the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club, now includes Davalos’s name as he spearheaded its creation 10 years ago. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New Horseshoe Bay Sports Club name in honor of Rudy Davalos

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Steve Jordan said the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club board of directors only had to think about it for a second before renaming the organization the Rudy Davalos Horseshoe Bay Sports Club. (more…)

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5K runners

Open Door Recovery House running on community support and 5K fundraiser

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Some might say Open Door Recovery House is making miracles happen. The Marble Falls drug and alcohol recovery house for women has a success rate more than six times the national average when it comes to its clients sticking to a residential treatment program. (more…)

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Retired dentist Joey Piatek turned his passion for history of the Alamo into a volunteer position as docent at the historic mission in San Antonio. Piatek shares his knowledge and passion with a bit of his unique humor to engage visitors with history. Photo courtesy Dee Anna Piatek

Dentist-turned-Alamo docent Joey Piatek trades root canals for Texas roots

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS When this guitar-pickin’ Marble Falls dentist survived prostate cancer and decided to retire, he went to the Alamo. Joey Piatek now volunteers as a part-time docent at the San Antonio mission, adding happiness, satisfaction, and fun to his life. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue is holding its first-ever Citizens Fire Academy in June. The academy is limited to the first 20 people who apply. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls Fire Rescue holding Citizens Fire Academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS Wear the gear, operate the apparatus, and use the equipment Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters use as one of the first participants in the Citizens Fire Academy. (more…)

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Operation K9 service dog

Rescue dogs-turned-service animals rock-solid presence in veterans’ lives

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Service dogs rescue people. In the case of veteran Bobby Galyon, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and his service dog, Rocky, the rescuing goes both ways. A Belgian Malinois, Rocky had been abused as a puppy. He was kept in a garage until he became part of Operation K9, which […]

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