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Home Care and Hospice Month recognizes vital service

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — For Destiny Moore and Alicia Keith, some of the most important people in their lives aren’t related by blood or marriage — they are home healthcare specialists. November is Home Care and Hospice Month in Texas, and the two women said their lives are made easier by home healthcare, […]

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Members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls unit work with science, technology, engineering, and math software on new computers that were purchased with a grant from the KDK-Harman Foundation. Courtesy phot

Educational efforts pay off for Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes received some news that reconfirmed the Marble Falls and Burnet units are positively impacting their students in the way staff and board members hoped when the facilities were built. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area EMS celebrates four decades of service

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Forty years ago, several forward-thinking community members saw a need for emergency medical services in Marble Falls. It was a unit made up of volunteers until 1997, when Johnny Campbell joined as the first paid staff member. Now, four decades later, the Marble Falls Area EMS is celebrating […]

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Sam Pearce, executive director of The Helping Center, surveys the facility’s shelves. He hopes a canned food drive organized by the Marble Falls High School Interact Club will restock them for the holidays. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Food drive at Marble Falls game Oct. 28 aids Helping Center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A year ago, the Interact Club at Marble Falls High School organized a canned food drive for The Helping Center of Marble Falls at one of the Mustangs football games. (more…)

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Marble Falls residents, pictured with Mayor John Packer (center, background), participated in the Coffee with the Mayor series in September at Numinous Coffee Roaster, 715 RR 1431. The next event featuring City Manager Mike Hodge and Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Christian Fletcher is 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the coffee shop. Courtesy photo

City staff step in to host Marble Falls Coffee with the Mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents can order up a cup of joe while finding out more about city projects from city leaders who will also answer questions about the Marble Falls community during an upcoming Coffee with the Mayor. (more…)

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Burnet High School's Esprit de Corps earned top marks Oct. 22 at the Region 32 marching contest to advance to the area round Oc.t 29 in Belton. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps advances to area band contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps made it 26 years in a row of earning top marks in the regional marching band contest. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School band and Starlettes earned a Division 1 rating (superior) during the 2016 Region 29 University Interscholastic League Marching Competition on Oct. 15 in San Antonio. The performance of ‘Kaleidoscope’ earned high marks across the board for sound, marching, and overall performance. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls band earns superior rating at regional contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A three-judge panel would be the ones who determined how the Marble Falls High School marching band’s season ended. The band, which includes the Starlettes dance team during marching competitions, started working toward this moment in late July and early August. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps has earned some impressive wins in two marching contests. But on Saturday, Oct. 22, they start the University Interscholastic Marching Contest component with regional competition at Gupton Stadium, 200 Gupton Way in Cedar Park, at 2:45 p.m. This is the group’s first step toward a possible state berth later this year at the Alamodome. Tickets for the regional competition are $5 per person, but there is no charge for children pre-school age and under. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps gets boost from wins headed into UIL contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — As the Burnet High School Esprit de Corps heads into the University Interscholastic League’s Region 32 marching contest, band director Jason Jones is feeling rather upbeat and confident. (more…)

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The 2016 Marble Falls High School homecoming court is Wolf Williams (back, left), Aspen Woerner, James Garrison, Dalton Mayberry, Megan Offutt, Kameron Wright (front, left), Austin Pegues, Maddie Maples, Sydney Gibson, and Marley Colbert. The king and queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 14, during the Marble Falls-Kerrville Tivy football game. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls homecoming starts with parade and bonfire

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — It’s an annual fall rite: homecoming. And Marble Falls High School is celebrating its 2016 homecoming this week. The homecoming parade and bonfire are Thursday, Oct. 13, with the homecoming game Friday when the Mustangs host Kerrville Tivy at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. That’s also […]

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Fields of Faith events at Marble Falls, Burnet campuses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The artificial turf at Bulldog Field and Mustang Stadium will turn into Fields of Faith. The events will be hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapters at both high schools and are 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Burnet and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Marble Falls FFA nursery team makes cut for nationals

Marble Falls FFA nursery team makes cut for nationals

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Until last spring, the Marble Falls High School FFA nursery and landscape team had come “that close” to winning a state title and advancing to the national competition. (more…)

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Burnet High School culinary arts

Burnet’s top chefs win food truck competition

Burnet High School culinary art students Joshaua Woodward (left), Aerin Hinson, and Cameron Cowfer work on preparing beef sirloin jalapeño popper meatball sliders with smoky barbecue sauce for the Chalk Walk High School Food Truck Battle in Round Rock on Sept. 30. The Iron Dawgs won the competition in both the judges’ choice and people’s […]

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Fallen Burnet firefighter Daniel Hampton to be honored at national memorial

Fallen Burnet firefighter Daniel Hampton to be honored at national memorial

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet firefighter/EMT Daniel Hampton was looking forward to starting his dream job of being a full-time firefighter. But he never got to experience that dream because he died in 2015 while driving an ambulance during a patient transfer. (more…)

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Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood was looking for a little help to take her Lion Latch, a jewelry protector, from idea to marketable product, she turned to a SCORE mentor. (more…)

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Red Cross is more local than you think

Red Cross is more local than you think

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — One misconception Rik Chapman hears when he talks to people about the Red Cross is they think it only responds to disasters on a national or international scale. (more…)

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Burnet CISD accepting nominations for Hall of Honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 class of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor. (more…)

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Additions are coming to veterans memorial at Johnson Park in Marble Falls, including military flags and a Warrior's Walk trail. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Military flags, Warrior’s Walk coming to Johnson Park veterans memorial

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — To continue honoring those who donned a uniform for this nation, the Marble Falls Rotary Club is adding to the veterans memorial area at Johnson Park. The project will add flags from each of the five branches of the military as well as a Warrior’s Walk trail. […]

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Burnet CISD program empowers kids to ‘Say No to Bullying’

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — There’s nothing fun about being bullied. And Darlene Denton of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s Parent Resource Center wants to help parents empower their kids in standing up for themselves and sending would-be bullies in another direction. (more…)

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Burnet County leaders create Hunger Alliance to fill a need

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A presentation calling for the end to hunger by Jeremy Everett, the executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, is having a profound effect on leaders across Burnet County. (more…)

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Burnet High School homecoming

Burnet kicks off homecoming activities Thursday

The 2016 Burnet High School homecoming court is (front row, from left) Reagan Giesenschlag, Sara Shaw, Lexey Parker, Elyssa Martinez, and Morgan Frasier; and (back row) Sam Johnson, Drew Kiser, Preston Reeves, Jaxon Noah, and Steven Gallardo. A homecoming parade is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the courthouse square in Burnet. A bonfire is […]

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The Marble Falls High School volleyball team visited the residents at Granite Mesa Health Center and brought homemade cookies to pass out. New head coach Jessica Withrow said that’s one of many service projects coaches and players are performing with the aim of planting a seed for service in the hearts of the students. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls volleyball team serves for community

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head volleyball coach Jessica Withrow wants her players to know they can make a big difference in their community that goes beyond what they accomplish on the court. (more…)

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Rear Admiral (lower half) Stephanie Thomas Keck

Tow parents now have an admiral in the family

FROM STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Navy officer with Highland Lakes ties recently earned a big step in her career. The Navy announced the promotion of Stephanie Thomas Keck to rear admiral (lower half). The rank is the equivalent to a one-star general in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. (more…)

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Granite Shoals, MFISD partner to create youth sports fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A unanimous vote will change the landscape of the city of Granite Shoals and enhance sports opportunities for its youngest residents.  (more…)

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First responders to be honored at Marble Falls-Burnet game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the main event on Friday, Sept. 2, at Bulldog Field is the Marble Falls Mustangs-Burnet Bulldogs football game, the guests of honor aren’t the players, but men and women in a different sort of uniform. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Highlandettes are gearing up for the 2016 school year. The team, which emphasizes family to the core, performs both as the dance squad and color guard, adding to their workload. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

There’s nothing routine about Burnet High School Highlandettes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — For Burnet High School Highlandettes director Caity Clinton, when someone says they could do that after watching a performance, she takes it as a compliment. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School Starlettes varsity and junior varsity squads are preparing for the 2016 football and competition season, which requires hours of work and practice to master the dozen or so routines and dances for the new school year. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls High School Starlettes shine with spirit and strength

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Every step, every move comes down to one thing: execution. And for the Marble Falls High School Starlettes, that means taking a complex routine — actually eight or more — and breaking it down piece by piece. (more…)

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