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Time isn’t just passing by for Great Escapements clock repair in Lampasas

Time isn’t just passing by for Great Escapements clock repair in Lampasas

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LAMPASAS — The constant “tick-tock” fades into the background after a few minutes, but at the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour, chimes ring out. Some are loud enough to cause a visitor to Jason Soule’s shop to look up. (more…)



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Zone Dubose, along with 100-plus other Marble Falls High School band members and Starlettes, works on her music and marching during a morning practice. The band drills outside from 8:30-11:30 a.m. followed by several hours after lunch inside for sectionals. Then, it’s back outside at about 6 p.m. for another couple of hours of marching practice. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls band marching to a heartbeat this year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School band’s mantra is “do it for the seniors.” Drum major Jalashawn Ford believes another group of people deserves credit for all the hard work members put in. “I also think it’s ‘do it for the directors’ because their whole lives are dedicated to the […]



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Hill Country Memorial Hospice grief counselor Randa Kirchner, a licensed clinical social worker, visits with a client in the hospice’s counseling room. HCM Hospice provides free grief counseling to anyone in the community. Courtesy photo

Hill Country Memorial Hospice welcomes grief counselor

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM FREDERICKSBURG — Hill Country Memorial Hospice recently welcomed a grief counselor. Randa Kirchner, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), provides grief support services, including grief education for hospice patients and their families; high-risk counseling; crisis intervention; and grief counseling for anyone in the community. (more…)



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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]



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Burnet Area Lions Club offering free eye screenings to kids Aug. 12

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With some experts stating that 80 percent of learning is visual, it’s a good idea students get their vision screened as the new school year approaches. (more…)



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The city of Marble Falls announced the winners of its annual beautification contest. Officials selected Market on H as the business winner with the Loma Vista subdivision picking up the residential honors. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

And the winners of the Marble Falls Community Pride contest are …

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls city officials honored one of the newest businesses in town and a residential area tucked between U.S. 281 and Mormon Mill Road for their community pride efforts. (more…)



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First Baptist Christian School registering students; classes start Aug. 28

MARBLE FALLS — First Baptist Christian School is roaring into the new school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 28, for the Lions. The school, which offers a Christian-based education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is located at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. (more…)



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Is your child attending Llano ISD? What you need to know

LLANO — Llano Independent School District classes start early this year: Wednesday, Aug. 16. With only a few days left between now and that first day, Yellow Jackets of all ages and their parents still have a few things left on their back-to-school to-do list. (more…)



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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls classes start Aug. 15

MARBLE FALLS — As the earliest starting school in the Highland Lakes, Faith Academy of Marble Falls gets going Tuesday, Aug. 15. That doesn’t leave much time for Faith students and families to get ready for the first day. (more…)



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Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — While the state of Texas only funds a half-day of pre-kindergarten, Marble Falls Independent School District officials believe the program is so important that the district is throwing in additional money to make it a full-day program. For qualifying families, there is no charge for the program. (more…)



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Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

BURNET — Well, Burnet Bulldogs, the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 21, is fast approaching, but before you head to class, there are a few things you should know, or do, prior to the big day. (more…)



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Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District students have a little more time before they head back to class Monday, Aug. 28, but there are a few things parents and students need to do before that first day, so don’t procrastinate. (more…)



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Arthur Adams’ efforts brought FCA to Highland Lakes schools

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SPICEWOOD — It wasn’t so long ago that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Austin area had only eight groups on eight campuses, none in the Highland Lakes. (more…)



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Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Helping people find work and employers discover talented staff is at the heart of the third annual Burnet Job Fair. The event, which is hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 […]



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Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

STAFF WRITER DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Homeschooling has grown into a viable educational option for families, yet some parents might pause at the idea of being their child’s teacher. Those fears, however, are unwarranted, according to homeschooling parents. (more…)



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Hill Country Memorial earns highest Women’s Choice Awards

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM FREDERICKSBURG — For the fourth consecutive year, Hill Country Memorial has been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. (more…)



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Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

Fire departments in the Highland Lakes have a pressing need: volunteers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — A pressing need for volunteer firefighters is growing across the country, and the Highland Lakes is no exception. While fire chiefs at the volunteer departments in Marble Falls and Burnet said they have just enough volunteers, the reality is there’s always room for more. (more…)



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Four Marble Falls High School students earned their FFA Lone Star Degrees during the state convention July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the honor, students must have met a number of qualifications. Students are (clockwise from top left) Amber Fearn, Madeline Holder, Benjamin Sconci, and Holly Atkinson. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls FFA students, educator earn Lone Star Degrees

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — Despite it being the middle of summer, four Marble Falls High School students and one Marble Falls Independent School District faculty member earned their “degrees” during the Texas FFA 89th State Convention in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. (more…)



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Ministers of the Granite Shoals Faith Alliance gather at Christ Redeemer Fellowship to talk about the Know Your Neighbor program. They are Calvin Jones (left) of Grace United Methodist Church, Jackie English and Randy Moncebaiz, both of Christ Redeemer Fellowship, Alan Ramirez of Iglesia Conexiònes, Ray Kessler of Abundant Heart Church, and Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Alliance hopes to transform Granite Shoals with series of block parties

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — What happens when you combine a turquoise picnic table, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and a book called “Art of Neighboring?” (more…)



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Burnet Rotarian Gary Wideman (second from left) drops off Burnet High School students and Interact Club members Ryan Edmondson (center) and Jazmine Castillo (second from right) at the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program at McKinney Roughs Nature Area outside of Bastrop while two RYLA counselors greet them. The program July 2-7 let students develop their leadership skills. Courtesy photo

Burnet High School students attend Rotary leadership program

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet gave two Burnet High School students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills during a program at McKinney Roughs Nature Park on July 2-7. (more…)



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LCRA seeking grant applications for community projects

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Hill Country Science Mill and the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department are two of the most recent Highland Lakes benefactors of Lower Colorado River Authority grants, and now the LCRA is putting out the call for more community projects in search of support. (more…)



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Spicewood library now offering high-speed internet access

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD – The Spicewood Community Library has been testing a new high-speed broadband internet capability over the past few weeks and is making it available for all patrons. In addition, new computers and monitors have been purchased with everything available free to the community.  (more…)



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Instead of shooting your own fireworks, attend a local display such as the Marble Falls Community Fireworks over Lake Marble Falls on July 4. It will make for a safe and fun holiday. For more July 4 events in the Highland Lakes, go to 101HighlandLakes.com. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Fire officials caution care when handling fireworks this Fourth of July

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Fourth of July is one of the nation’s biggest celebrations, but according to fire officials, it’s also one of the most dangerous due to fires and injuries caused by fireworks. (more…)



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Residents can help families of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty by purchasing a ticket for a chance to ride in a Horseshoe Bay fire truck during the upcoming Independence Day parade. Courtesy photo

Hill Country 100 Club offers fire truck ride in support of first responder families

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — The Hill Country 100 Club will offer a celebratory fire truck ride to raise money to support the families of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty. (more…)



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Texas State Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Granite Shoals) presents Judge Cheryll Mabray (left) of the Texas Child Protection Court of the Hill Country with a CASA for the Highland Lakes Area service award. Mabray has spent her career as a county attorney and now an associate judge serving abuse and neglected children. CASA for the Highland Lakes Area serves Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Lampasas, and San Saba counties. Courtesy photo

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area hands out awards to child advocates

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — CASA for the Highland Lakes Area recently honored a number of people who have worked tirelessly on behalf of abused and neglected children over a five-county area. (more…)



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Granite Shoals Fire Department hosting spaghetti dinner

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Pasta night just got a lot hotter. The Granite Shoals Fire Department is hosting a free spaghetti dinner from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the fire house, 8410 RR 1431 West. (more…)



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