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Create video games, learn Shakespeare at Discovery Camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Superheroes, Shakespeare and fishing. What do these three things have in common? That’s what incoming third- through sixth-grades are invited to discover during a free summer program at the Johnson City Library. (more…)

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Johnson City event serves up Sundays of art, wine and music

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — For Susan Kirchman, the perfect Sunday afternoon includes art, wine and live music. That explains why her gallery, TASTE Wine + Art, hosts this type of free gathering the second Sunday of each month. (more…)

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Build rockets, solve crimes and more at Hill Country Science Mill summer camps

Build rockets, solve crimes and more at Hill Country Science Mill summer camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The world of science awaits this summer during the many Hill Country Science Mill summer camps. And, if you haven’t figured it out yet, they feature science. (more…)

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Stone Valley Music Festival near Johnson City attracts big acts

Stone Valley Music Festival near Johnson City attracts big acts

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Randy Holland has made several big-time bookings this year. Aside from being Johnson City’s chief of police, Holland is the promoter for a series of seven concert festivals at Stone Valley Music Park. (more…)

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Some of the stone tools you can see at the Pedernales Knap-In on April 9-12 at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 U.S. 281 in Johnson City. Courtesy photo

Pedernales Knap-In celebrates ancient art of toolmaking

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Having made everything he was carrying, Ron Fieseler’s head was pounding as he was only 15 yards away from group of feral hogs. He made the bow and arrow point he was aiming at a small hog, which was jostling with another one. (more…)

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Johnson City chili cook-off gets things simmering for Terlingua

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — At least three spots are up for grabs for the 49th annual Terlingua International Championship Chili Cookoff. (more…)

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The Hill Country Science Mill is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. Go to www.sciencemill.org for more information. Photo by Kevin Tully/A Smith Gallery

SPRING BREAK: Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City makes learning fun

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — While Spring Break means a break from school, it’s a perfect time to explore a local science facility that puts learning in the hands of the students. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Empty Bowl Head Start Fundraiser
WHEN: 6 p.m. Feb. 27
WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion, located off Texas 16 three miles south of Fredericksburg
COST: $20 gets attendees clay bowl for soup dinner; tickets at door
FOR MORE: Call (830) 990-1026

Pottery makers fire up soup fundraiser for Head Start education program

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Four years ago, a group of pottery makers saw a way to unite two of their passions: clay and education. So they started the Empty Bowl Head Start Fundraiser that benefits Head Start Inc. It serves children in Johnson City, Blanco, Stonewall, Fredericksburg and Harper. (more…)

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Learn how to ‘set your stories ablaze’ and other writing tips

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Do you have a book idea stirring down in your soul? Or have you started your novel only to see your energy sputter out? Or maybe you have written a novel, play, poem or other work and wonder what next? (more…)

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Kids are in control at Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Most people would not connect an 1880-circa gristmill with the latest technology, but most people aren’t Bonnie Baskin. (more…)

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The Hill Country Alliance is presenting 'Preserving the Night Sky' at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent St. in Johnson City. Stock photo

Johnson City Library program offers solutions to light pollution

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The skies of Texas are big and bright, but some folks are concerned about how bright. (more…)

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Johnson City Public Library librarian Maggie Goodman leads a discussion about ozone during a recent Discovery Academy class. The program, geared toward third through fifth grades, aims at getting Johnson City Elementary School students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Discovery Academy at Johnson City library opens minds to science, math

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — The group of Johnson City Elementary School students “ooh’ed” and “ah’ed” as they watched a PBS show in which six small quad-copters moved around a small room. The craft’s moves were synchronized, not by a remote computer but by the students’ own initiative. (more…)

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Russ Whitlock (left), the superintendent of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park; artist Mary Bechtol; Susan Kirchman, owner of TASTE Wine+Art Gallery; and Staci Almager, a board member of the Friends of the LBJ National Historical Park, enjoy the Art Walk in Johnson City. Courtesy photo

Talk Art Walk through Johnson City galleries

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Take in some culture — and burn off a few holiday calories — at the monthly Art Walk. The event, which happens the last Saturday of each month, is 4-8 p.m. Dec. 27 at several art galleries along Nugent Avenue. (more…)

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Johnson City powerlifter J.C. Roy celebrates at the World Powerlifting Congress meet Nov. 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida, after earning the title for his age and weight class during the world championships. Roy set three world records as well as representing the United States in the meet. Courtesy photo

Johnson City man captures world powerlifting title, three records

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — When J.C. Roy of Johnson City pulled into West Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 9, he wasn’t there to enjoy the beaches and nightlife. He was there to do a “little” heavy lifting. (more…)

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The 25th annual Lights Spectacular in Johnson City is Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 2015. File photo

’Tis the season in Johnson City with Lights Spectacular, LBJ home tour

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — OK, the turkey and stuffing have settled a bit, you’ve hit a few stores and even enjoyed a football game or two. So what’s left to do? Well, the 25th annual Johnson City Lights Spectacular, that’s what. (more…)

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‘Lone Star Lady’ show combines humor with family values

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Rochelle Carnes approaches raising her four boys the same way she approaches life. With humor. (more…)

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Writers’ conference Feb. 19 in Johnson City to help authors market their books

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Eva Pohler found herself with four finished novels — but all were on her computer’s hard drive with little prospect of publication through traditional forms. “I had some promising prospects with agents, but every time I came close to landing one, the deal would fall through and […]

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Johnson City secretary resigns as police launch $21,000 theft investigation

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — After returning $15,000 of $21,000 in money missing from city coffers, the Johnson City city secretary resigned Aug. 22 during a special called meeting in which the council was expected to vote on firing her for allegedly “forging” and cashing city checks for personal use, officials say. […]

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Chili cooks stirring up things at Johnson City event

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — Get your tastes buds ready. It’s chili-cooking time in the Highland Lakes. Organizers with the Texas Men’s State Chili and Barbecue Championships anticipate more than 150 chili cooks for the April 5-6 event at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, located on the east side of U.S. 281 along […]

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A view of the falls at Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas. PHOTO: Staff

Relax and play at Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City

Checking out the falls at Pedernales Falls State Park is reason enough to head to this jewel of the Hill Country, but that’s not all this state park has to offer. Located at 2585 Park Road 6026 east of Johnson City, the 5,211-acre park first opened in 1971. With several trails, you can really stretch […]

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101 Fun Things - LBJ State and National parks

LBJ State and National parks, Johnson City

Walk in a president’s footsteps at the LBJ State Park and the separate LBJ National Park between Johnson City and Stonewall on U.S. 290. (more…)

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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