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Falls Career students clear path for Life Skills class

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Just across the hall from the Marble Falls High School Life Skills class is a doorway that leads out to a little garden-like area. But until recently, before a group of students from Falls Career High School arrived, the door basically led nowhere for several of the […]

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Diabetes prompts Marble Falls doctor to start canning; workshop is May 10

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Whenever Dr. Ray Spaw checked out the ingredients of soups and canned goods he pulled off grocery shelves, he didn’t exactly like what he found. So Spaw took matters into his own hands. He started canning. (more…)

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Mama Lou brings her message of inner strength, show to MayFest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARLBE FALLS — It was after one of her strongwoman shows when a father of a 7-year-old girl stepped up to Mama Lou and thanked her. Mama Lou, a professional strongwoman who rips apart phone books with her bare hands (try it if you think you can) was a little […]

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Community to welcome veterans to Wheelers for the Wounded

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — Hundreds of military servicemen and women and their families from Fort Hood in Killeen, Lackland Air Force Base and Brooke Army Medical Center, both in San Antonio, will arrive in the Highland Lakes on May 3 for the annual Wheelers for the Wounded event. (more…)

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The Helping Center holding Festival in the Garden on May 3

LINDA POERNER AND BETH MORTENSON • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — Come join the community, volunteers and sponsors as they celebrate the start of another successful year at The Helping Center of Marble Falls garden, a project sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association. Festival in the Garden is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May […]

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Howdy-Roo chili, BBQ cook-off brings in chefs, charitable aid

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “Who doesn’t like a big bowl of red?” asks Carrie Kinnison with a laugh. Those who don’t are probably far and few between because chili can just about be prepared to anybody’s taste. And, on May 3, folks can get a bite of more than 100 different […]

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Relay for Life celebrates survivors and raises hope in the fight against cancer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The 2014 Relay for Life of Burnet and Marble Falls is inching closer, but there’s still time for you, your family, your business or your organization to get involved. The event is May 16 at Marble Falls Middle School’s Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive. It starts at 6 […]

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Marble Falls’ Mackenzie White new Masked Rider at Texas Tech University

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For more than two weeks, Terry White had to keep a pretty big secret to himself. A proud father, White couldn’t brag about his daughter. (more…)

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Lace up your shoes May 17 for St. Peter’s Run for the Son

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As a born-and-bred Lutheran, the only thing I was taught to run to was the potluck dinner line after any church-related function. So when Tracy Knight of St. Peter’s Lutheran School contacted me about an upcoming run benefitting the pre-school and kindergarten program, I envisioned a swarm […]

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John D. Bennett was tinkerer, inventor and storyteller

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While John D. Bennett fancied himself an inventor (he did hold 65 patents), the Marble Falls man definitely enjoyed spinning a yarn or two. And that only served as a warmup. (more…)

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Discover Green Marble Falls holding cleanup of Backbone Creek at Westside Park

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gabe Jones of Discover Green Marble Falls is at it again, and he’s looking for some folks who want to help clean up a park and a local creek. And all you have to do is show up with some clothes that you don’t mind getting a […]

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Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this […]

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Marble Falls’ Euda Raley, 102, has the story of the century

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Euda Raley’s grin and laugh show a person who loves life and looks forward to every day. And, why not? On March 29, she celebrated her 37,230th day on Earth (give or take a few Leap Days). “Yeah, sometimes, I’m not sure why I’m still here, but […]

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The Falls on the Colorado Museum is launching its membership drive 2-5 p.m. April 12 at the museum, 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Falls on the Colorado Museum kicks off membership drive April 12

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Falls on the Colorado Museum is launching a membership drive April 12 with a free event. The event will feature music from the Bluebonnet Chorale at 2:30 p.m., refreshments, and a slide presentation of historical photos of the Marble Falls area at 3:30 p.m. (more…)

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Mormon Mill community discusses future of neighborhood park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents living near the proposed park at Park Ridge/Park View in the Mormon Mill area stood before the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission during its monthly meeting April 7 to talk about their vision of what they would like it to be. In essence, they want […]

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Lee’s Diner in Marble Falls serves up food off silver trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A bare patch of land at one of the busiest corners in Marble Falls, a hungry electrician wrapping up his work and a question all came together in such a way that Lee’s Diner became the town’s first food-trailer restaurant. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area VFD cooking up spaghetti at Eagle Scout project dedication

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — There’s something about a spaghetti dinner that not only brings people together but gets them in a good mood. Maybe, it’s watching somebody try to suck up that last noodle as it pops him or her in the nose that gets us chuckling. Whatever the reason, you […]

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Paint the Town in Marble Falls is mix of fun and competition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While some towns frown on people painting on their streets, Marble Falls not only celebrates it but throws a competition and a party. The annual Paint the Town returns April 10-12 in downtown Marble Falls. The event includes an art show, a kids art class and an outdoor painting […]

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Uptown Theatre reopening with music, movies and more

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A  renovated theater in the heart of a city conjures the history of a time when Hollywood giants graced the silver screen, and new owners want to recapture that magical time and more by re-opening The Uptown Theatre on Main Street. (more…)

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ArtFrog Art Academy adding splashes of color in Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Heike Jost is always on the lookout for a good art project, especially one that makes a difference in the community. “It really just makes it come alive, don’t you think?” she asks as she looks over a retaining wall in the community garden at The Helping […]

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Marble Falls Army major and family inviting community to promotion ceremony

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When U.S. Army Maj. J. Micheal “Mike” Williams, his wife, Royann, and their family transferred to Germany about a year ago, they told folks they hoped to return to the Marble Falls area some day. After a year in Germany, the family did return to the Marble Falls area […]

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Marble Falls VFW giving boost to to World War II vet with barbecue fundraiser

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Every time the Marble Falls VFW needed something, it could count on member Joe Doze and his wife, Ethy, to lend a hand. In fact, the Dozes have been willing to help out for community events and organizations throughout the years. Now, the Marble Falls VFW Post 10376 is […]

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‘Happiness Movement’ hits Marble Falls promoting key to success

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — More and more research is showing one of the best ways to achieve success doesn’t come through landing a big-paying career or taking that around-the-world trip. It starts with something within all of our reaches. “Happiness,” Cece Pacini said. “We like to think having all those things […]

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Save the World Brewing Co. closer to getting its product to local vendors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — David Rathkamp and Alex Payson are busy discussing and mashing numbers as a large vat of soon-to-be craft beer bubbles nearby. They talk about yeast amounts, sugar percentages and all types of things one doesn’t think about making beer. (more…)

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Kids get crafty during Spring Break 2014 in Marble Falls

Ehran Canty (left) holds two pieces of wood in place while Daus Lowdry puts a screw into them to keep them together. The two were building sailboats March 11 at an event hosted by Home Depot in Marble Falls as part of Spring Break 2014 activities organized by the city of Marble Falls Parks and […]

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Pet PALS relies on volunteers, donations to control animal population

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Pat Felton walks among the kennels hugging a small dog to her chest. A blanket gently wrapped around the dog fends off the slight chill in the air. “He’s kind of thin, so the cold gets to him,” Felton said. “I’ll just walk around with him until he […]

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