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Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center offering free training

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is expanding its education program to childcare providers and the community. (more…)

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Buster and front desk staff member Stacee Hopkins (seated) with their family: Mikah Hopkins (standing, left), Mackinzee Mayfield, Steven Davidson, Konnor Mayfield, Taylor Wimberly, Tatum Hopkins (seated, left), Ranger Hopkins, and Distel Wimberly. Courtesy photo by KSra Photography

Lessons from Dad: Fathers (almost) always know best

The Picayune Magazine and DailyTrib.com staff shared thoughts, memories, and dad-related stories in honor of Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 16. Maybe a few will stir memories of your dad or the lessons he taught you. Share your stories and photos with us by messaging The Picayune Magazine on its Facebook page. JENNIFER FIERRO: […]

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HARTH Foundation

Veterans and horses connect during HARTH Foundation equine therapy programs

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Bill McCartney walked along the outside edge of the HARTH Foundation’s covered arena. Spartacus, or Sparty for short, a 20-year-old bay Hanoverian warmblood horse, trailed just off his left shoulder. When Bill turned right, so did Sparty. If the horse didn’t follow, an instructor stepped in to get the two back in […]

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More than 50 Marble Falls High School graduates received Lemmah A. Perry Fund scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night earlier this year. Perry, a former Marble Falls High School home economics teacher who passed away in 2008 at the age of 86, left her estate to provide scholarships to students who might otherwise not be able attend a university, college, or technical school. Courtesy photo

Teacher who died in 2008 still helping students achieve

FROM STAFF REPORTS Though retired Marble Falls High School home economics teacher Lemmah A. Perry passed away in 2008, she continues to impact students’ education, even helping 2019 graduates to pursue their dreams of higher education. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives present a $50,000 check to the city of Burnet for a live-fire training tower. Pictured are Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram (left), LCRA board members Michael Allen and Nancy Eckert Yeary, Jayden Foster, EMS coordinator Curtis Murphy, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson, Burnet City Manager David Vaughn, Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, LCRA board member George Russell, grant writer Leslie Baugh, Community Development Partnership Program review committee member Earl Foster, and LCRA Regional Affairs representatives Susan Patten and Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA program awards $111,000 in grants to first responders

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority handed out more than $111,000 in grants through its Community Development Partnership Program to four Highland Lakes emergency service agencies. The Pedernales Electric Cooperative chipped in on two of the donations. (more…)

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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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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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Highland Lakes school districts offering summer meal programs

Highland Lakes school districts offering summer meal programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS While school’s out, kids can still get free meals through the local districts’ summer food program. Check each site for hours and dates as well as if it serves breakfast and lunch or lunch only. The meals are free to ages 18 and younger. (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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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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Shoot for Coop fundraiser is May 18, 2019

Shoot for Coop benefits area graduates, honors namesake

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cooper DeSpain Memorial Scholarship benefits at least eight Highland Lakes high school graduates every year. A big reason it can do so is the annual Shoot for Coop Sporting Clay Fundraiser. (more…)

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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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Granite Country athletes playing at the old Marble Falls Junior High field on RR 1431, the present-day location of Marble Falls Elementary School. Courtesy photo 

Laying the foundation for Granite Country Youth Soccer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One of the oldest youth soccer organizations in Central Texas, based in the Highland Lakes, was started in the late 1970s by two kids who just wanted to play. (more…)

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Lisa Shaw LaCaze of Spicewood experienced her own crises several years ago with flood, fire, and thievery. While the October 2018 flood missed her home, she was quick to don her gear and get to work in Kingsland helping others. Photo by Jennifer Fierro

PICAYUNE PEOPLE: Volunteer Lisa LaCaze pays it forward

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A garment bag with a big bow filled volunteer Lisa Shaw LaCaze’s heart with dread. She was cleaning out Kingsland resident Jean Dunson’s closet after the woman’s home was damaged by floodwaters last October. The despairing look on Dunson’s face as LaCaze held up the bag confirmed the volunteer’s biggest fear: […]

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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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