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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter gets second chance at life

Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter gets second chance at life

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Last September, officials with the Hill Country Humane Society feared they would have to close down the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter and Adoption Center by the end of this coming September without an influx of donations and support. Now, with a new board of directors and a new vision, […]

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State Farm agent Mike Atkinson on Marble Falls

Marble Falls insurance agent Mike Atkinson earns ‘Five Star’ honor

JARED FIELDS • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Mike Atkinson remembers writing his first auto policy in 1981. He had just joined State Farm after teaching and coaching in Marble Falls for five years. (more…)

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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store

After-hours dumping costing Marble Falls Library Thrift Store

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Virginia Cervantez and Dottie Yturri love the mission of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store. Everything the store makes through sales of donated items goes toward the Marble Falls Public Library. But the store has a few problems, and the two hope the community can help them out. […]

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Parents holding homeschooling info meeting at Westside Park

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As parents look for education options, one choice remains homeschooling, but many may hesitate at making the jump to homeschooling for a variety of reasons. (more…)

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Burnet Jason Edmondson Texas FFA

Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls chamber seeks volunteers for LakeFest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The start of preparations for LakeFest means a call for volunteers to help with the event. The 24th annual liquid quarter-mile races on Lake Marble Falls begins Aug. 7 with qualifying events. And to host an event of this size, which has drawn 10,000 spectators to Lakeside Park, […]

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Marble Falls High School aeroscience students

Despite outcome, rocket launch propels MFHS aeroscience group

DANIEL CLIFTON • STAFF WRITER WHITE SANDS, N.M. — With their 18-foot rocket ready go and everything clear on the launch site, the four Marble Falls High School aeroscience students waited, hoping the rocket they spent the past 10 months designing and building would set a new record. (more…)

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Harvey Klee

Llano American Legion member appointed state chaplain

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — After a year’s break, Harvey H. Klee finds himself right back in a role he’s served for a record-breaking number of years: the American Legion chaplain for Texas. (more…)

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Burnet County Historical Commission earns state honor

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Even though the state of Texas mandates each county establish a county historical commission, that doesn’t mean those entities put in quite the effort on the level of the Burnet County Historical Commission. (more…)

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roy inks llano

Highland Lakes community raises $10,000 for Roy Inks

LLANO — After complications during surgery last October to correct a spinal problem left him a quadriplegic, Roy Inks found himself on the receiving end of the same care and compassion he showered the Llano and Highland Lakes communities with for decades. (more…)

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Launch your business with help from free seminar in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Ever thought about owning your own business but wondered how to get started? Well, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce has a deal for you. The chamber is hosting “Ready, Set … Launch Your Business,” a free seminar 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the chamber office, 229 S. Pierce […]

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Public fireworks displays in Kingsland and Marble Falls will attract thousands of people to the two locations on July 4 with anticipated delays and extra public safety accommodations. File Photo

Police caution revelers about traffic, road closures on July 4

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Law enforcement in Kingsland and Marble Falls warn motorists about congestion, delays and pedestrian traffic July 4 during the two largest public fireworks displays in the area. Aqua Boom in Kingsland and the Marble Falls Community Fireworks will attract thousands of people to the area with limited roadway […]

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Marble Falls High School teacher Randy Guffey (right), students Marshall Jett (left) and Tyler Taber go over some details as they get a rocket the MFHS engineering students designed and built. The goal was to build a rocket capable of reaching 100,000 feet above the earth. Guffey, Jett and Taber — along with students Connor White and Eric Aballos — are traveling to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range to launch the rocket July 6. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls High School students aiming for 100,000-ft rocket launch

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While the popular saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” may apply to a lot of things, Marble Falls High School students preparing to launch a rocket 100,000 feet over New Mexico definitely do sweat the little things. (more…)

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seton kids care-a-van

Seton Care-A-Van event raises $260,000 for children’s health

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Few events line up better than Father’s Day weekend and the 12th annual Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Seton Kids Care-A-Van Tailgate Party and Golf Tournament. (more…)

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