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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 11 years for drug conviction

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury deliberated for 15 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against a 50-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine. The same jury recommended an 11-year prison sentence for Shanney Velwood after the punishment phase of the trial May 20. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District staff and parents offered one-one-one input May 19-20 on traits sought for in a new superintendent during sessions held in the community room in the MFISD administration building. Kay Stripling of Meadowlakes (right), who has graduates from the district and a child currently enrolled, discussed course offerings and class scheduling with educational consultant Gary Patterson during the May 20 session. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Consultant meets with staff, parents in MFISD supe search

CONNIE SWINNEY  • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials wrapped up parent and staff meetings May 20 but offered more time for public input by extending an online survey deadline in the search process for a new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent. (more…)

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Elementary principals named; search on for MFMS principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — School trustees have approved hiring two new principals and launched a search for a new middle school principal, according to a news release May 21 from the Marble Falls Independent School District. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  An alleged kidnapping plot didn’t go as planned by the suspects May 18 after the captors gave the victim his cellphone and sent him inside a WalMart for a wire transfer and to fetch cash for returned items, according to police. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD reorganizes band program, seeks director

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — School officials launched a search May 19 for a new Marble Falls High School band director after the current band director received notice he would be reassigned to the middle school. Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Rob O’Connor offered a timeline for filling the position […]

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Consultant unveils Marble Falls ISD superintendent search criteria

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A search for a new superintendent for Marble Falls Independent School District has generated “interest” for the position to be vacated this summer, officials say. (more…)

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MFISD launches superintendent search, schedules public forums

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school officials have launched a search for a new superintendent after hiring a consulting firm, announcing input forums and posting an community online survey. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District has launched a program to send Google Chromebooks home during the summer with all students in 10th-12th grades. Parents must first attend one of a series of meetings to learn about the program and insurance for the devices. File photo

MFHS faces Internet security questions regarding laptop take-home program

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Grandmother Londa Chandler balked at the idea that a new school district program would allow nearly all high school students to take a school-issued, laptop computer home for the summer. (more…)

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Survey to help Marble Falls decide on recreation projects

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents will be asked to participate in a survey to better help administrators, council members and the Parks and Recreation Department prioritize projects, needs and wants for recreation in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Brooks Blanton of Marble Falls organized a roadside rally May 4, the day retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor Ben Carson announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Highland Lakes group rallies for presidential hopeful Ben Carson

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Brooks Blanton said he had given up on the GOP shortly after he found himself disagreeing too often with the politics of party leaders. (more…)

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A handful of property owners on or near CR 120 want Burnet County officials to address concerns about narrow and crumbling roadways blamed on rock quarry trucks that share the commute with local residents. Courtesy photo

Residents blame quarry trucks for crumbling County Road 120

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF TOBYVILLE — When David Holmes built his home in 2010 in Stone Mountain, he believed he had found an idyllic corner of Burnet County — until a new rock quarry operation moved into the neighborhood about two years later. (more…)

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