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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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Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting grant applications from nonprofits

Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting grant applications from nonprofits

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Area nonprofits looking for a financial boost should consider applying for a Highland Lakes Legacy Fund grant. The fund is taking grant applications through Aug. 25 from nonprofits operating in Highland Lakes communities. (more…)

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Woody and Donna McCasland (left), who helped create the Children’s Healthcare Endowment, and Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, are all smiles at the end of the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party on June 16. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Grand finale of Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party raises $730,000

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Woody McCasland definitely made the grand finale of the Seton Care-A-Van Tailgate Party and Golf Tournament memorable. (more…)

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First Baptist Church of Kingsland youth pastor Jason Cullison, who also serves as the president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingsland Branch Council, stands in what will be the main room youths new to the club will use. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kingsland kids will have their own Boys and Girls Club starting in August

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KINGSLAND — When the first day of school ends Aug. 16 for Packsaddle Elementary students, the children will have a safe place to stay until their parents get off work thanks to the efforts of a church, elected officials, and volunteers. (more…)

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About a dozen young students will begin a week-long fire camp June 12 with Marble Falls Fire Rescue to learn how the agency does its job and potentially kindle interest in careers involving emergency services. File photo

Marble Falls kids fire camp kindles interest in emergency services

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Even though they know the so-called bunker gear used in the program gets cumbersome and hot, that doesn’t stop several young students from clamoring for a spot in the Marble Falls Fire Rescue Fire Camp each summer. (more…)

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Granite Shoals to recognize volunteers with breakfast

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — When Granite Shoals city leaders host a pancake breakfast for volunteers, don’t be surprised to see City Manager Ken Nickel flipping flapjacks. After all, he said, cooking the pancakes is the least he can do to show his gratitude for the numerous hours volunteers have spent to make […]

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The city of Marble Falls is putting a call out for Community Pride Award nominations. Last year, Ridgemont Village, located in the Gateway community, earned the honor. This year, the city is awarding both residential and commercial areas. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Show your area’s ‘Community Pride’ through Marble Falls award

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Think you live in the best Marble Falls neighborhood? Are you constantly getting compliments on the look of your suburb? Do your family and friends wish they lived in your precinct? The city of Marble Falls wants to recognize your neighborhood through its second annual Community Pride Award. […]

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Volunteer cook Ann Godwin unpacks some of the food stocked for the Kids’ Lunch Club, which provides free lunches for children three days a week through June and July. Lunch is served every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through July 28 at First United Methodist Church in Johnson City. Courtesy photo

Johnson City groups providing kid-friendly lunches, books this summer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — Area organizations in Johnson City are uniting to ensure children can get a meal and a book this summer. (more…)

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Phoenix Center founder and executive director Sarah Garrett (left) with Marble Falls Area EMS members Abigail Sims, Alex Dunavant, Darlene Parker, and Kevin Naumann. The Phoenix Center recently held a training for EMS staff on providing trauma-informed care to children. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center holds trauma training for Marble Falls Area EMS

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Area EMS personnel know how to handle injuries to children from minor to catastrophic, but sometimes care goes beyond the youths’ immediate physical needs. (more…)

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Seminar to help civilians stay safe in mass casualty situations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Knowing what to do to be an active participant in your own rescue is the focus of a free seminar Wednesday, May 31. “Civilian Response to an Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents” is 1-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet. Advanced registration is […]

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New Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls unit director Victoria Rucker plays soccer with a couple of the members. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New director of Boys & Girls Club-Marble Falls unit has big plans

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Crystal Hilburn decided she needed a career change, the nine-year unit director of Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls had one concern. (more…)

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Webinar aims to help museums, event organizers attract visitors

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — In an effort to help the staffs of museums and community leaders, the Burnet County Historical Commission is hosting a three-day webinar called “Aligning Your Board, Your Organization, and Your Business Model Around Audience Building.” (more…)

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Sandy Hook Promise founder and managing director Nichole Hockley (front row, center) and Sandy Hook Promise national field director Paula Fynboh (behind and to the left of Hockley) returned to Burnet Middle School on May 17 to award the campus $2,500 as the Start With Hello grand prize winner. They are joined by the Burnet Middle School Interact Club, which helped bring Start With Hello to the campus and kept it going. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet Middle School receives Start With Hello grand prize

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — While the $2,500 check and national recognition were nice, Burnet Middle School eighth-grader Ileanna Villalobos wasn’t entranced by either. The Interact Club president knows the biggest reward of the Start With Hello program is how it transformed students across the campus. (more…)

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Texas, so look twice

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Texas, so look twice

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As a motorcyclist, Michael Taber knows what it’s like to go unseen on the road. “Motorcycles have a smaller profile, so people don’t always see us,” he said. “Or, they don’t realize how close we are, and, you know, that can be a problem.” (more…)

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May is Elder Abuse Prevention Month; watch for signs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Sgt. Vaughn Hamilton wasted no time doing a welfare check on a shut-in, who had lost the ability to speak because of health reasons. The individual wasn’t quite as mobile and was dividing daily Meals on Wheels lunches into three meals. And because of the limited mobility, the […]

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Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Aletha Laterza, the Marble Falls Head Start center director, and Sarah Dominguez of Head Start, know what many people think their program is, but it’s not. “People think that this is a day care,” Dominguez said. “But it’s not.” (more…)

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Local Go Blue Days raise awareness of child abuse

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It happens, that’s what Caroline Ragsdill of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board wants people to know. But, she added, it’s also something people can help prevent. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School performers Madisyn Caraway (left), Christine Ashbaugh, Rachel Coursey, Gigi Goff, Katie Mintz, and Emily Gunlock received a special award for combining to play the lead role in “Alice!” in San Antonio last Saturday. The one-act play fished first in the area and now moves on to the regional competition. Photo by Raymond V. Whelan 

Marble Falls theater students move on to regionals with one-act play

RAYMOND V. WHELAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SAN ANTONIO — “Callooh! Callay!” as Lewis Carroll penned in his acclaimed novel, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.” (more…)

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Marble Falls Project Graduation seeks funds for safe celebration

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though graduation is still a little more than two months away, organizers of the 2017 Marble Falls High School Project Graduation are facing crunch time to pull off the alcohol- and drug-free post commencement celebration. “The community really needs to reach out and support this project,” said Gayln […]

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Attorney Megan Klaeger created the Highland Lakes Legal Center, which offers legal advice based on income. The center is holding an open house 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at On the Rocks restaurant, 4401 Cottonwood Drive in Cottonwood Shores. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes Legal Center offering law advice based on income

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Attorney Megan Klaeger saw the challenges many Highland Lakes residents faced, especially when it came to securing legal advice on a number of subjects. Not everyone has the financial means to hire a lawyer, but Klaeger didn’t want that to keep them from obtaining legal counsel. Instead of […]

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The Marble Falls High School theater program earned first place March 22 in the University Interscholastic League one-act play district competition. The win sends them to the area contest April 1 at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. The MFHS program is performing ‘Alice!’ for the contest season. On March 29, the students will perform the one-act play in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and tickets are $5 at the door. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s one-act play ‘Alice!’ advances to area

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School theater arts program won first place with its one-act play “Alice!” on March 22 during district competition. The students advance to the area contest on Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. (more…)

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Granite Shoals leaders holding informal meeting for residents to share concerns and ideas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Aware that not everyone can attend regular meetings of the Granite Shoals City Council, and that it’s a rather formal setting, city leaders are hosting a more relaxed gathering to give residents a chance to learn what’s going on as well as share their ideas and concerns. […]

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New Groceries to Go delivers to homebound; volunteers needed

New Groceries to Go delivers to homebound; volunteers needed

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — It’s not easy for Mike Jack to be hundreds of miles away from his 90-year-old mother. What eases his worry for her is he knows there are people who check on her at least every other day to make sure she has food, her prescriptions, and other […]

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$300,000 donation to Granite Shoals Fire Department could go toward training facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — An anonymous $300,000 donation to the Granite Shoals Fire Department Auxiliary might be the needed spark to help other area fire departments. Granite Shoals Fire Chief Austin Stanphill said he and auxiliary members will examine in-depth the best way to use the donation. (more…)

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H-E-Buddy

H-E-B sponsoring Marble Falls Spring Break 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B will have an even bigger presence at this year’s Marble Falls Spring Break. The Marble Falls City Council voted Feb. 7 to accept a $2,500 grant from H-E-B to sponsor the city’s Spring Break activities in March. The Parks and Recreation Commission had made the recommendation […]

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A new playscape at Johnson Park in Marble Falls was installed Feb. 2. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New playscape installed at Johnson Park in Marble Falls

MARBLE FALLS — A work crew installed a new playscape at Johnson Park on Feb. 1. The total cost for the one-of-a-kind Burke-brand playscape from Fun Abounds Inc., including use of the company’s personnel to build the equipment to federal standards, is $79,000. (more…)

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