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Hospital offering free injury evaluations for student-athletes

FREDERICKSBURG — Hill Country Memorial, orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists are teaming up to offer free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle school and high school athletes on Saturdays through Nov. 7. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD Superintendent Chris Allen

New MFISD superintendent invites community to meet-and-greet

MARBLE FALLS — Chris Allen, the new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent, wants to get to know the community. And while that can take a little time, Allen is starting Sept. 4 with an invitation to MFISD parents, community members and anyone else interested to a “meet-and-greet.” (more…)

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Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

Llano band understands legacy leads to its future

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — There are 38 trophies lining the Llano High School band hall, each acknowledging the band’s continuous level of excellence over the past four decades. The band earned the unbroken string of trophies by garnering a “first division” rating the past 38 years in University Interscholastic League marching contests. (more…)

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Account set up to help man who lost leg after being hit by trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Within a blink of an eye, John Bolin’s life changed. He had stepped out of his truck Aug. 10 to open a gate off a county road in Round Mountain to some property where he and fellow surveyor Shawn Moore needed to work. As he was standing at […]

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Follow the speed limit and put cellphones away when driving through school zones. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

School year brings buses, more traffic and students — practice caution

MARBLE FALLS — Area public schools start a new academic year Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, depending on the district, so what does that mean for your workday commute? More traffic in the mornings and afternoons, particularly near schools. (more…)

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Marble Falls resident Kathy Rose (left) is fighting for her life against cancer. Tottie's owner Mary Watson has donated her venue to host the 'Kathy Rose, She’s Kind of a Big Deal' fundraiser to not only help her pay for her trips to a Houston cancer center but to raise awareness about breast self-exams. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Fundraiser for Marble Falls woman with cancer ‘kind of a big deal’

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —With just a simple conversation, Kathy Rose has this way of making everyone around her feel better about life. “I would say she is just like a sunflower. She makes you smile. She wants everyone around her to be super happy and loved by everyone,” said Mary Watson, […]

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Jerry Alexander of Hoover's Valley

Yard sale benefit for Hoover’s Valley man injured in ATV accident

BURNET — With a long road ahead of him, Jerry Alexander has a lot of good people walking alongside of him. On Aug. 22, many of those people — some who don’t even know him that well — are holding a community yard sale from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to raise money for his medical expenses […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Burnet Fire Department holding ‘bonanza’

BURNET — School starts next week, and you still have a list of things to get done before your kids are “school ready” such as haircuts, picking up a few supplies and maybe even scheduling an immunization. Well, have no fear, the Burnet Fire Department is here. The fire department is hosting its annual Back-to-School […]

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Lake Area Meals on Wheels serves Kingsland

Meals on Wheels seeks help to serve Kingsland and Buchanan Dam

KINGSLAND — For many senior citizens in the Kingsland area, the Lake Area Meals on Wheels program offers them a hot, healthy meal during the week. But after 24 years, the program is always looking to help more. (more…)

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Christian Women’s Job Corps trains students, helps families

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The next Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes job readiness course begins Sept. 1. The 12-week program trains women in résumè writing, job interviewing, sewing, the Bible, QuickBooks, computer skills and business etiquette at the faith-based organization’s facility, 108 S. Vanderveer St. The program is limited […]

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Aaron Arbaugh (left), Hayden Bilbrey, Trinity Frost and Dylan Livingston get ready for the 2015 Burnet High School Esprit de Corps season.

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps sees success beyond the marching contests

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Burnet High School band director Jason Jones has a problem. You see, when band practices started the last week of July, he found himself with 40 new freshmen. And that’s on top of the returning sophomores, juniors and seniors. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls

BACK TO SCHOOL: Highland Lakes offers private education choices

MARBLE FALLS — While most “back-to-school” attention focuses on area public schools, the Highland Lakes has a number of high-quality private schools as well. Since its humble roots on Mormon Mill Drive in Marble Falls, Faith Academy of Marble Falls has grown and expanded to a highly regarded faith-based school. Faith Academy, now located at […]

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Marble Falls salon is holding back-to-school haircut benefit

MARBLE FALLS — Southern Sass Hair & Nail Salon is holding a fundraiser Aug. 22 called “Cuttin’ Hair for Kayci” to help out a local hairstylist battling cancer. The salon is offering back-to-school haircuts for the entire family at a cost of $10 per person or $9 for two or more. The event is 9 […]

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Marble Falls flood 2007

CERT training could be life-and-death difference during local disasters

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Tornado warnings flashed across the television screens during Memorial Day, prompting many Highland Lakes residents to head for cover in their homes instead of outdoor holiday activities. (more…)

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