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Highland Lakes seniors graduating this weekend

Highland Lakes seniors graduating this weekend

MARBLE FALLS — Commencement season is here again. Six area high schools are getting ready to send the next wave of graduates into the world over the next several days. (more…)

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Fund offers new way to contribute to Marble Falls library

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re looking for a way to support the Marble Falls Public Library, the Friends group has teamed up with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund to give you a new way to do just that. (more…)

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Marble Falls neighborhoods can take part in beautification contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Now that the city of Marble Falls has created a Keep Marble Falls Beautiful subcommittee, officials are celebrating with the first Community Pride Spring Clean Beautification Award, which will be given to a neighborhood. Officials want residents to take before and after photos of their neighborhoods to […]

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Burnet CISD career fair connects students with employers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — It’s never too early to learn skills for a job. And with summer around the corner, students wanting a job for the next few months will gather in one place: the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Career Fair on May 12. The event is 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at The […]

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Kelly Forister joins the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center as its executive director. She brings more than 11 years in children's services, including with Child Protective Services and the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center welcomes new executive director

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Kelly Forister looks into the face of a child at the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, she doesn’t see a kid making their way “through the system.” (more…)

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Burnet County and area agencies to collect old prescription drugs

Burnet County and area agencies to collect old prescription drugs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Agencies across the country will join forces April 30 to collect unused and outdated medications and other prescription drugs to keep them from getting into the wrong hands as well as harming the environment, officials said. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative also gives residents a chance to […]

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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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Toss your bulky trash during Spring Clean-Up in Marble Falls, April 18-22

Toss your bulky trash during Spring Clean-Up in Marble Falls, April 18-22

MARBLE FALLS — Spring means it’s time for spring cleaning, including getting rid of bulky trash. While it might be easy to see what needs to be thrown out, finding a place that will take the trash can be more daunting. But the city of Marble Falls has the answer for residents: the annual Spring […]

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Concordia University basketball teams up with Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center

AUSTIN — When Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center officials found themselves with an opportunity to work with the Concordia University women’s basketball team, they saw it as a unique opportunity to raise much needed funds. But about just as quickly as they noticed those advantages, another realization also occurred.

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Young People in Recovery aims to break cycle of addiction

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — People battling addiction are invited to attend an interest meeting for Young People in Recovery on March 29. The meeting is 6 p.m. at the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie St. (more…)

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Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — The list of potential pupils is growing as organizers of the new Kingsland Charter School opened enrollment for the tuition-free institution for kindergarten through eighth grade. “They’re planning on opening this fall,” said Zane Lewis, pastor of The Hill Church in Kingsland. (more…)

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City leaders, business owners volunteer in Meals on Wheels awareness campaign

GEORGETOWN – Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties is participating in the 14th annual March for Meals, a month-long, nationwide celebration of the service that delivers meals to homebound seniors. (more…)

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The first graduating class of the culinary arts program prepared dishes toward their final exam on March 8 at Saucy’s Catering in Cottonwood. Pictured are graduates Marissa Carrillo (left) and Lindsay Parker, chef and course instructor Luciana McKeown of Saucy’s Catering, and students Shadow Crouch, Josh Yocum and Manuel Bravo. Courtesy photo

Cottonwood Shores culinary school serves up hospitality workforce

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES —  Creating a tasty whiskey tarragon sauce could very well launch Josh Yocum’s career as a future chef. Yocum and four other students were the first graduating class March 8 of a culinary arts program that offers free tuition through Central Texas College for individuals trying to enter new […]

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Marble Falls’ Spring Break 2016 features free fun for the kids

Marble Falls’ Spring Break 2016 features free fun for the kids

Marble Falls Parks and Recreation has a full week of free fun lined up for the kids during Spring Break including 3-on-3 basketball, disc golf, a movie, games, food and more. Go to 101HighlandLakes.com to see the full story and browse other Spring Break opportunities.

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10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes

10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes

Spring Break is fast approaching. Are you prepared? In the Highland Lakes there is fun for everyone to fill a week. Check out 101HighlandLakes.com for 10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes. READ MORE

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HCBA gives boost to Marble Falls building trades students

HCBA gives boost to Marble Falls building trades students

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While it might only be a card to the students who picked one up March 3, Marble Falls High School and Hill Country Builders Association officials know it can help open a world of opportunities for the youth. (more…)

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Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Employers from across the Hill Country are invited to participate in the next Job Fair hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area on April 6. The event is at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive. There is no cost to employers or job seekers to attend. (more…)

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MFISD accepting nominations for Legacy Outstanding Graduate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Preparations are being made to choose the next Legacy Outstanding Graduate Award recipient from the Marble Falls Independent School District. The criteria includes an individual: who is 10 years past graduation is actively involved in their community achieved extraordinary career status within their field and made notable […]

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Burnet city, school leaders giving ‘State of the Community’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet residents are invited to a free barbecue lunch Feb. 24 hosted by two city and school leaders who will each give a “State of the Community” address. Led by Mayor Gary Wideman and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, the event is at the Burnet Community […]

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Burnet chamber awards celebrates best of city, school

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The city of Burnet and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District celebrated its very best during the annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Feb. 13. Fourteen awards were presented. Some were shocked, others were fibbed to in order to get them to attend, but all participated in a […]

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Burnet CISD offers ‘Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is inviting the community to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with him Feb. 11. His “Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent” is 8 a.m. at the BCISD Parent Resource Center, 208 E. Brier. This event will be similar […]

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Donna Klaeger aims to expand reach of Highland Lakes Legacy Fund

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A little more than a decade ago, Donna Klaeger helped introduce the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund to the community. Several organizations, including the Seriff Foundation and the Marble Falls Independent School District, joined together to create an endowed fund that would benefit the community in the present but […]

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His Joshua House to be welcome place for men with addictions

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Kevin Pool recalled the day a man basically stumbled into his auto body shop. “It was 36 days ago today,” Pool said, standing in a vacant building he and a group of others have envisioned as His Joshua House. “He was just a mess from his addiction. But he […]

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PEC offering $50,000 in scholarships to seniors

JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is offering $50,000 in scholarships to high school and home-schooled seniors in its service area. Eligible students may apply at pec.coop/scholarship. All scholarship materials must be submitted online by March 25. (more…)

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Sexual assault prevention workshop to train girls in self-defense techniques

MARBLE FALLS — To help girls and women better protect themselves, the Burnet 4-H Horse Club is hosting a sexual assault prevention workshop The workshop is 1-4 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Marble Falls Athletic Club, 2312 U.S. 281 North. It will be taught by Ryan Hardy, chairman of the board for Krav Maga in […]

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Master Gardener group offering horticulture scholarships

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association officials cite at least two big reasons for offering scholarships. “We really want to encourage students who are studying something horticulture-related to keep at it,” said the association’s Lavona Fry. “And college is so expensive that we want to help some students.” (more…)

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