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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Marble Falls fishing club crowns Angler of the Year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School ended the 2014-15 school year by crowning Lyle Schmidt as the Angler of the Year after he won the last tournament of the season. That event was May 9 on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Almost two years after walking what would become a trail system, Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano will return to his hometown May 9 for the official opening of the Leonel Manzano Trail. (more…)

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Spartan Race is about more than just physical fitness for competitors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If slogging through three-plus miles of mud, dirt and obstacles seems like a fun way to spend your off time, then the next couple of weekends are just for you. The Spartan Race Series returns to Reveille Peak Ranch on May 9-10 and May 16-17 with both the […]

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A western diamondback rattlesnake
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Snake safety workshop
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. May 2
WHERE: Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Email tradingdays@yahoo.com

For snakes’ sake and yours, learn to share the trails

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Protecting people and nature is one reason the Burnet 4-H Horse Club is sponsoring a snake safety workshop May 2. The free event begins at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. (more…)

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Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet has 60 miles of mountain-biking trails. Courtesy photo

Pedal your way to Reveille Peak Ranch’s Bike Fest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With the days warming up and even a few bluebonnets popping out, it’s a perfect time for a little biking. If you’re looking for a place to get the kids excited about biking or just being outdoors, head to the second annual Reveille Peak Ranch Bike Fest. The […]

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If you’re in the Johnson City area, don’t overlook Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026. Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

SPRING BREAK: Don’t forget the Texas state parks

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Who says you have to take off across the country to have fun during Spring Break? If you’re feeling a little adventurous or just looking for a place to escape, check out one of the wonderful state parks in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Zombie Apocalypse Rescue Services in Llano offers training in home safety and outdoor survival. The business will participate in the Llano Earth Art Fest on march 13-15 at Grenwelge Park in Llano.

Zombie Apocalypse Rescue Services in Llano offers survival classes

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Should the zombie apocalypse come, a new Llano business wants you to be fully prepared. Zombie Apocalypse Rescue Services (ZARS) doesn’t teach the most practical zombie killing methods, but they employ the zombie theme to teach survival classes. (more…)

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IF YOU COMPETE
WHAT: Spring clays league
WHEN: Starts March 14 with final week of competition May 24
COST: $175 a person; five-person teams
FOR MORE: Call Bob Williamson at (217) 725-4934

Copperhead Creek Shooting Club forming spring clays league

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A new league is forming, and not only does it provide 10 weeks of competition, but it more than likely will strike fear into the hearts of dove and quail across the state. (more…)

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The Llano Earth Art Festival and rock-stacking championship is March 13-15 at Grenwelge Park in Llano. Photo courtesy of Llano Earth Art Festival

Llano Earth Art Festival features first rock-stacking championship

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Tex Toler believes Llano has found a sport like no other that the city can use to draw people to the area from around the world. It’s a sport innate to human nature that might be the only one not to use velocity. (more…)

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National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is handing out one of the organization’s most prestigious awards during its annual banquet March 7 — one that it doesn’t give up every year or much at all. (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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Enchanted Rock festival Feb. 21 celebrates night sky ‘star’ status

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — The Friends of Enchanted Rock and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area staff are throwing a big party Feb. 21 in celebration of achieving international status when it comes to protecting the dark, night skies. (more…)

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Scott & White’s Not So Fun Run pumps up heart health Feb. 7

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Get your heart beating faster and be better off for it. That’s the message behind the fifth annual Not So Fun Run conducted by Scott & White Healthcare on Feb. 7. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. […]

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Hikes, classes and more at Inks Lake State Park in February

HOOVER’S VALLEY — Inks Lake State Park has several activities planned for February. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 near Burnet. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older, $3 for Texas residents 65 and older and free for ages 12 and younger. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls officially opens

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials gathered under sunny skies Jan. 27 on Lake Marble Falls to officially open the Cottonwood Shores Public Boat Ramp. (more…)

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Turkey vultures are commonly seen devouring dead animals along roads and other places in the Highland Lakes. Photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Acquire a bit of ‘Vulture Culture’ at Blanco State Park

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BLANCO — When Kate Boysen drives to her job as a park interpreter at Blanco State Park, she marvels at the work of nature’s clean-up crew. “The Hill Country would look quite a bit different without them,” Boysen remarked. “They do a tremendous job, but one I don’t think we […]

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Inks Lake State Park cranking up native fibers workshop Jan. 17

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — With a little pedal power you could soon transform native and non-native plants into paper. You might not know it, but here in the Highland Lakes is a bounty of plants with paper potential. (more…)

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Highland Lakes a hotbed for gem and mineral enthusiasts

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Stepping into Frank Rowell’s shop in Llano makes you realize why your mother made you empty your pockets of all those rocks you picked up on the way home from school. (more…)

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Learn to use native fibers at Inks Lake State Park in January

HOOVER’S VALLEY — Classes on using native fibers and cooking with dutch ovens highlight the January activities at Inks Lake State Park. The native fibers workshop is 1-3 p.m. Jan. 17. Participants will learn how to make paper using a portable Hollander beater attached to a bicycle. The workshop also will cover native and non-native plants […]

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Texas Lions Camp registration begins for kids with disabilities

KERRVILLE — Online registration has begun for the Texas Lions Camp, a summer camp serving children ages 7-16 with physical disabilities, Type 1 diabetes and cancer. The facility is located on more than 500 acres outside of Kerrville. (more…)

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Yoga, First Day Hikes at Enchanted Rock postponed because of winter weather

UPDATE According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website, Yoga at the Rock and First Day Hikes at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area have been postponed from Jan. 1 until Jan. 3 because of winter weather conditions. Check tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock for updates. DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR ENCHANTED ROCK — When the sun crests the horizon at […]

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First Day Hike at Inks Lake State Park

Kick off healthier year with First Day Hikes (and yoga) at Texas state parks

INKS LAKE STATE PARK HOOVER’S VALLEY — Hike the Hill Country on a 2½-mile guided adventure with vista views atop outcroppings surrounding the lake at Inks Lake State Park. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park has a ‘hooting’ good time planned

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HOOVER’S VALLEY — Christmas Day brings with it all the joys and wonders of the season, but it also means the next day is, well, the day after Christmas. What do you do with kids who are still full of energy but need some time outside the house and away from […]

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Canyon of the Eagles offering outdoor fun for Christmas break

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SILVER CREEK — With the kids out of school for several days, it might be time to look for something to get them outside for a few hours. Canyon of the Eagles, located at 16942 RR 2341 near Burnet, has lined up a list of activities for families including learning […]

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The Texas Park and Wildlife Department will stock the Llano River with rainbow trout Dec. 17. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Christmas stocking of rainbow trout perfect gift for Llano River anglers

FROM STAFF REPORTS CASTELL — The rainbows are getting stocked in the river with care in hopes that anglers will soon be there. Well, it’s not exactly how the “Night Before Christmas” goes, but for folks looking for a little fishing this Christmas season, it sounds perfect. On Dec. 17, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]

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