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Scammer using Locals Love Us in ploy; businesses targeted

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune Locals Love Us selection process has just begun and at least one person might be trying to scam businesses using the readers’ and listeners’ choice contest as cover. (more…)

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The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune hold the Locals Love Us contest each year.

SCAM: Contact Picayune/KBEY office if you receive Locals Love Us call

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune management is reminding businesses that get unsolicited calls regarding their Locals Love Us awards to tell the caller they’ll be contacting the station and newspaper office directly. (more…)

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The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune hold the Locals Love Us contest each year.

Locals Love Us scam targeting businesses claims to represent The Picayune/KBEY

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A scam targeting businesses with the caller claiming to be contacting them regarding their “Locals Love Us” awards has The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune management issuing a warning. (more…)

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Tom Yeckle’s 23-mile route allows him to see people all day long while delivering the mail in Burnet, and that’s why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted him their favorite Burnet-area postal worker in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet carrier Tom Yeckle really delivers for voters

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Tom Yeckle makes about 800 deliveries every day on his 23-mile route. The City 1 Route is the oldest in Burnet and serves most of the center of town. (more…)

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The recipient of the The Picayune’s 2015 Locals Love Us favorite doctor for the Marble Falls area is Dr. Juliette Madrigal (third from left). Pictured at the new location of Madrigal’s medical practice, 105 Meadowlakes Drive in Meadowlakes, are Lindsay Crawford (left), Nohemi Medina, Madrigal, Jannet Medina and Edlin Aguilar. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

LOCALS LOVE US: Dr. Juliette Madrigal credits staff, family with success

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For Dr. Juliette Madrigal, longtime patients and a dedicated staff are what make her medical practice one of her life’s greatest joys. “I would never work anywhere else. I love the way the community is. People watch out for one another. You get to watch people over […]

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Co-owners Donna Petty and Rosie Franco of Chique, Unique and Antique, 1707 U.S. 281 North at Seventh Street. The one-of-a-kind Marble Falls store features vintage, antique and collector’s items, which include dishes, clothing, furniture, decor and jewelry. Staff photo by Cindi Ashford

LOCALS LOVE US: Chique, Unique and Antique puts customer first

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Donna Petty’s store — Chique, Unique and Antique — offers customers a little bit of everything with a hometown appeal. “We get a very wide range of items. Some are antiques. Some are vintage. Some are handmade,” Petty said. “We are home-owned, and we have the individual booths. […]

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John Arthur Martinez was voted favorite Marble Falls-area entertainer in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

LOCALS LOVE US: John Arthur Martinez hits right note with voters

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — John Arthur Martinez grinned as he thought back over the process of how he landed on “Nashville Star,” a reality TV show to find country music’s next big star, in 2004. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Highlandettes' Spring Show was voted favorite Burnet-area theater production by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Highlandettes put on a great show

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Caity Clinton said people kept telling her last year’s Highlandette Spring Show was the best one they had seen. That could be why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted it as their favorite Burnet-area theater production in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School boys coordinator Jerod Rye (left) demonstrates the proper way to hold a baton to Kade Strong. Rye was voted the favorite Burnet-area coach in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet’s Jerod Rye puts emphasis on fundamentals, fun

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When athletic director Kurt Jones brought coach Jerod Rye back to the Burnet school district last summer, Jones knew he hired someone who would set a great example for athletes and emphasize the two Fs of athletics: fundamentals and fun. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Marble Falls coach Lerin Lockwood an ace with voters

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood received the email telling her she had been voted the Marble Falls area’s favorite coach by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners, she hit reply with a three-word sentence: “Are you serious?” (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Darlene Denton keeps Burnet CISD parents, community involved

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Darlene Denton loves to keep things interesting at the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Parent Resource Center. She has held programs that highlighted Japanese culture, invited a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden to demonstrate cooking a pumpkin roll, had the mayor and other local community leaders […]

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Burnet Police Department Patrol Officer Myron Hall was named the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite law enforcement officer and city employee for the Burnet area. He said engaging young people to feel comfortable with law enforcement and getting to know the citizens has served him well in carrying out his duties. Staff photo by Cindi Ashford

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet officer Myron Hall protects and serves

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Patrol officer Myron Hall says civil servants should get to know the people in the community on a personal level and engage young people to help them feel comfortable interacting with law enforcement. (more…)

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Students of Marble Falls High School theater arts teacher Jon Clark smile for a group photo after they were honored with three 2015 Locals Love Us awards voted on by The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners: favorite organization, theater production (for ‘Paganini’) and community event (for Fright Night Theatre). Pictured are Ryan Counts (top, left), Isaac Manzanares, Jared Shields, Noah Guillen, Siler O’Connor, Christine Ashbaugh and Wolf Williams; Dex Bingham (middle, left), Emily Gunlock, Phoebe Greening, Rachel Coursey, London Gibson, Lupita Mora, Erin Downey, Katie Mintz and Morgan Harrison; and Nate Haywood (bottom, left), Holden Fox, Aiden Park, Corey Bogue, Taylor Wimbish and Alyssa Anderson. Not pictured is Jess Eddy. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Marble Falls theater students take center stage with 3 awards

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – It’s been one of those years for the Marble Falls High School theater program with the group riding a wave of success. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School social studies teacher Diane Woods, recipient of The Picayune’s 2015 Locals Love Us award for Marble Falls-area favorite teacher, says she encourages students to love learning and finds inspiration in historical figures such as Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured with Woods (right) are her students Alexis Gomez (left), London Gibson and Aiden Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

LOCALS LOVE US: MFHS teacher Diane Woods inspires lifelong learning

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School social studies teacher Diane Woods finds her inspiration from her family, the “peacemakers” in history and lifelong learning. (more…)

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The Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild is located at 17534 Texas 29 in Buchanan Dam. Call (512) 756-7636. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Buchanan Arts & Crafts is creative outlet for many

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — For more than 50 years, the Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild has provided local artisans a place to come and share their work. But it’s more than that as well. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Llano Crawfish Open
WHEN: April 17-18
WHERE: Robinson City Park, 100 Robinson Park Drive in Llano
FOR MORE: Go to www.llanocrawfishopen.com or call (325) 247-2270

LOCALS LOVE US: Llano Crawfish Open a hit with music, mudbugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO – What started as a simple “thank-you” from Cajun hunters has grown into two jam-packed days of fun that earned it the 2015 Locals Love Us award for favorite event in the Horseshoe Bay/Llano/Kingsland area. (more…)

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The Blue Lake Golf Club is a 2015 Locals Love Us favorite with The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Favorite Highland Lakes golf courses

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes is the place to be if you’re looking for a tee. Across the area, the Highland Lakes boast some incredible golf courses, including the three latest winners of the 2015 Locals Love Us contest. That’s correct, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners have […]

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Students and staff of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes celebrate winning the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area organization. The program provides job and career training for women. But students will tell you it goes beyond skill training as the staff provides great support and encouragement. Pictured are Anna Close (left), site director Alice Wooten, Billie Hanson, Terri Jabot and staff member (and program graduate) Diane Shaffer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Christian Women’s Job Corps offers skills and hope

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For more than a decade, the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes has offered a beacon of hope for area women. The program provides career and job training programs but goes much deeper than typical job skills (though it offers a wealth of those as well.) […]

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Doris Graeter loves the work she does for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center on behalf of youth. For her efforts, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners selected her as the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area volunteer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: When help is needed, Doris Graeter is there

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When it comes to volunteering, Doris Graeter has a philosophy. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Spicewood principal brings out best in others

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A quick visit with Spicewood Elementary School principal Leslie Baty will make you wish you could go back to school. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West near Burnet. File photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Inks Lake State Park offers relaxation to adventure

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — People just love Inks Lake State Park. And why not? (more…)

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The cast for the Hill Country Community Theatre musical comedy ‘Zombies from the Beyond’ includes Adam Brust (back, left), David Duvall and Holden Fox; and Jennifer Brust (front, left) and Alexandria Randolph. The production runs through March 1 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Call the box office at (830) 798-8944 or go to www.thehcct.org for tickets. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Hill Country Community Theatre gets an ovation

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The thing about winning a Locals Love Us award, according to Mike Rademaekers, is exactly that: the locals. (more…)

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Johnson Park in Marble Falls

LOCALS LOVE US: Johnson Park more than just backdrop for family fun

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — On a sunny Saturday, a handful of couples sat on blankets across Johnson Park to enjoy a Valentine’s Day picnic. The scene is not unusual to Robert Moss, the director of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Bessie Jackson gives her all to Marble Falls area

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Bessie Jackson learned people voted her the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite volunteer for the Marble Falls area, tears welled up in her eyes. (more…)

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Highland Arts Guild

LOCALS LOVE US: Highland Arts Guild adds color to the community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Norma Fraser sits back, cocks her head to the right and studies her painting. A few bluebonnets anchor the foreground as the rest of the artwork rolls out behind, revealing a portion of Lake Travis near Double Horn Creek. (more…)

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Packsaddle Elementary School staff and volunteers learned The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners definitely love them. All the Horseshoe Bay/Llano/Kingsland-area Locals Love Us education honors went to campus staff while the favorite volunteer honor went to a Packsaddle volunteer. Pictured are favorite volunteer Pam Peterson (left), favorite school administrator Packsaddle principal Maela Edmonson and favorite teacher Lisa Hill (with some of her students). Other Packsaddle Elementary winners included Misti Atkinson for favorite coach and Regina Beauchamp for favorite receptionist. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Packsaddle Elementary takes several honors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — There were high-fives, hugs, cheers and a few jumps as Packsaddle Elementary School staff learned just how much The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners love them. (more…)

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