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Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Bessie Jackson recounted how Johnson Park impacted the Marble Falls community, she shared the story of how, more than 120 years ago, the congregation of St. Frederick Baptist Church first met under some trees in the park. She quickly pointed out that the park hasn’t just welcomed church […]

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Commission discusses making Marble Falls Cemetery a historical feature

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Charles Watkins said he has been considering a question for awhile. “When it comes to the Marble Falls Cemetery,” he said, “how can we get more value or make it more appealing to the general public?” (more…)

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Olympian Leonel Manzano leads first run down new trail in Granite Shoals

Olympian Leonel Manzano leads first run down new trail in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — A wet and soggy day didn’t keep participants from being the first to try out the new Manzano’s Hike, Bike & Run Trail on May 9. After all, it’s not every day people get the chance to run with an Olympic Silver medalist. (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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Westside Park disc golf course

Tournaments aim to bring together Highland Lakes disc golf community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — If you’re seeking a disc golf buddy — and a little competition — look no further. Two Burnet businesses, Bird’s Vapor and Smart Tech Services, have organized mini-tournaments Wednesdays and Saturdays at area courses — and they’re free to play. (more…)

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Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council unanimously approved entering into a contract with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County to operate the city pool this summer. (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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Marble Falls Dog Park fenced and running; grand opening in April

Marble Falls Dog Park fenced and running; grand opening in April

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fence for the Marble Falls Dog Park is up at Westside Park, which means residents, both human and the furry kind, can begin enjoying the outdoors. (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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Marble Falls dog park should be up and running soon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Even lead organizer Megan Klaeger can’t believe how quickly the Marble Falls Dog Park has come together. (more…)

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Marble Falls dog park gets OK from city council

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A group of eagles spoke on behalf of dogs and their owners Jan. 6. Four Eagle Scouts took the place of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Steve Manley in asking the city council to approve allowing resident Megan Klaeger to build the Marble Falls Dog Park […]

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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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Roddick Foundation tennis facility takes center court in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — As a singles match was being played on one court and mixed doubles on the other, Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel outlined his vision for the community’s parks and recreation areas. (more…)

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Photos of Johnson Park from 1930s, 1940s needed for Lone Star Legacy Park designation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss began putting together a proposal to nominate Johnson Park for Lone Star Legacy Park honors, he had a 127 years of history and stories to use, but something was still missing. “We have a lot of stories — […]

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Longhorns from official state herd roaming LBJ State Park

STONEWALL — The nation’s last president “of the land,” Lyndon B. Johnson, revered the Texas Hill Country and its people, plants and animals. Now, visitors to LBJ State Park & Historic Site can share the late president’s love of one of Texas’ most enduring icons: the longhorn. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park

Plan the perfect park trip with 17 places to pick

Some of the 101-plus fun things to do in the Highland Lakes can be done at any of the area’s 17 parks. Whether you like a lakefront setting or a rocky climb or you want to swim, hike or ride a bike, Highland Lakes parks have the place to do it all. From state to […]

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