The Picayune Moonlight Madness deals — and chills — from Marble Falls retailers, pages 12-19 The best newspaper money can’t buy — still FREE after all these years “Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.” — Frank Lloyd Wright Art on Main VOL 23 • ISSUE 28 • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 These chicks aren’t cooped up Cassandra Fink installs her original steel sculpture,“Wild Plum Wine,” on Oct. 18 on the 100 block of Main Street in front of the Marble Falls Public Library. The piece was part of the unveiling of the 2013 Sculpture on Main exhibit Oct. 18-19. More than two dozen sculptures are for sale and on loan during the annual revolving exhibit that features the work of artists from across the country and is sponsored by the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. STAFF Burnet County couple builds roomy roost to give grandkids an appreciation for rural life PHOTO BY CONNIE SWINNEY Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild celebrates 50 years of creating art, friendships BY DANIEL CLIFTON Picayune Editor BUCHANAN DAM — When Anna Shultz moved to the Buchanan Dam area in 1992, she only knew a handful of people. Then, one of her friends invited her to stop by the Buchanan Arts & Crafts gallery, and Marble Falls High School theater arts students MaeAnn Ross (left) as Puck and Wolf Williams as Oberon rehearse for the upcoming production of ‘Shakespeare in Hollywood.’ STAFF PHOTO BY DANIEL CLIFTON one could say a new world opened up to Shultz. “It’s not just a place I can sell my art, it’s really become my community,” Shultz said. “So many of my friends I’ve made are here. It’s much more than a gallery.” See GUILD / Page 22 Dean Horton holds a chicken for two of his grandchildren, Casthon (left) and Autumn Horton. Dean and his wife, Deborah, built a deluxe chicken coop (above) on their Park Road 4 property over the summer as a way to keep their grandchildren grounded in their rural roots. COURTESY PHOTO BY DANIEL CLIFTON Picayune Editor BURNET — When Deborah and Dean Horton decided to build a chicken coop to give their grandchildren an appreciation of where food comes from and rural lifestyles, they didn’t know the undertaking would mean so much work — and a dash of notoriety. “Yeah, it took us probably two months to build it,” Dean Horton said. “During the summer.” Marble Falls theater students take charge in ‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ production BY DANIEL CLIFTON Picayune Editor MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls High School cast and crew of the upcoming production of “Shakespeare in Hollywood” realized they weren’t where they needed to be in their rehearsals for the Oct. 24 opening, the students had a choice: Go with what they had or dig in and put in extra time on the stage. “I was so proud of the kids,” theater arts teacher Jon Clark said. “They stepped up. They said, ‘We’re not where we need to be.’ The upper classmen said, ‘We need more rehearsals.’” See STUDENTS / Page 7 Deborah Horton laughed a bit. “We really didn’t know it was going to take so long or turn out like this,” she said looking at their chicken coop. See COOP / Page 6 IF YOU GO WHAT: ‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ by the Marble Falls High School’s theater arts department WHEN: Opens Oct. 24 and continues Oct. 26-28; curtains go up 7 p.m. except for 2 p.m. show Oct. 27 WHERE: Auditorium at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls FOR MORE: Call the school at (830) 693-4375.