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Zone Dubose, along with 100-plus other Marble Falls High School band members and Starlettes, works on her music and marching during a morning practice. The band drills outside from 8:30-11:30 a.m. followed by several hours after lunch inside for sectionals. Then, it’s back outside at about 6 p.m. for another couple of hours of marching practice. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls band marching to a heartbeat this year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School band’s mantra is “do it for the seniors.” Drum major Jalashawn Ford believes another group of people deserves credit for all the hard work members put in. “I also think it’s ‘do it for the directors’ because their whole lives are dedicated to the […]



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Hill Country Memorial Hospice grief counselor Randa Kirchner, a licensed clinical social worker, visits with a client in the hospice’s counseling room. HCM Hospice provides free grief counseling to anyone in the community. Courtesy photo

Hill Country Memorial Hospice welcomes grief counselor

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM FREDERICKSBURG — Hill Country Memorial Hospice recently welcomed a grief counselor. Randa Kirchner, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), provides grief support services, including grief education for hospice patients and their families; high-risk counseling; crisis intervention; and grief counseling for anyone in the community. (more…)



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Burnet Area Lions Club offering free eye screenings to kids Aug. 12

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With some experts stating that 80 percent of learning is visual, it’s a good idea students get their vision screened as the new school year approaches. (more…)



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The city of Marble Falls announced the winners of its annual beautification contest. Officials selected Market on H as the business winner with the Loma Vista subdivision picking up the residential honors. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

And the winners of the Marble Falls Community Pride contest are …

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls city officials honored one of the newest businesses in town and a residential area tucked between U.S. 281 and Mormon Mill Road for their community pride efforts. (more…)



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First Baptist Christian School registering students; classes start Aug. 28

MARBLE FALLS — First Baptist Christian School is roaring into the new school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 28, for the Lions. The school, which offers a Christian-based education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is located at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. (more…)



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Is your child attending Llano ISD? What you need to know

LLANO — Llano Independent School District classes start early this year: Wednesday, Aug. 16. With only a few days left between now and that first day, Yellow Jackets of all ages and their parents still have a few things left on their back-to-school to-do list. (more…)



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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls classes start Aug. 15

MARBLE FALLS — As the earliest starting school in the Highland Lakes, Faith Academy of Marble Falls gets going Tuesday, Aug. 15. That doesn’t leave much time for Faith students and families to get ready for the first day. (more…)



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Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — While the state of Texas only funds a half-day of pre-kindergarten, Marble Falls Independent School District officials believe the program is so important that the district is throwing in additional money to make it a full-day program. For qualifying families, there is no charge for the program. (more…)



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Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

BURNET — Well, Burnet Bulldogs, the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 21, is fast approaching, but before you head to class, there are a few things you should know, or do, prior to the big day. (more…)



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Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District students have a little more time before they head back to class Monday, Aug. 28, but there are a few things parents and students need to do before that first day, so don’t procrastinate. (more…)



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Arthur Adams’ efforts brought FCA to Highland Lakes schools

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SPICEWOOD — It wasn’t so long ago that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Austin area had only eight groups on eight campuses, none in the Highland Lakes. (more…)



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Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Helping people find work and employers discover talented staff is at the heart of the third annual Burnet Job Fair. The event, which is hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 […]



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Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

STAFF WRITER DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Homeschooling has grown into a viable educational option for families, yet some parents might pause at the idea of being their child’s teacher. Those fears, however, are unwarranted, according to homeschooling parents. (more…)



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Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

Save Our Spicewood meeting focuses on traffic issues and costs

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A group of Spicewood residents have formed Save Our Spicewood in an effort to help the area address industrial growth, light pollution, and Texas 71 traffic — to start. (more…)



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Burnet 4H Horse Club members Luke Haydon, Hannah Spruiell, and Emily Moomaw, club adviser Kelly Haydon, and member Amy Neusch. Courtesy photo

Burnet 4H Horse Club members ride on to state show

SPECIAL TO THE DAILY TRIBUNE LLANO — Five members of the Burnet County 4H Horse Club advanced to the state show off their performances at the District 7 show June 19-20. The state show started July 22 and runs through July 29 at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36 in Abilene. (more…)



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Four Marble Falls High School students earned their FFA Lone Star Degrees during the state convention July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the honor, students must have met a number of qualifications. Students are (clockwise from top left) Amber Fearn, Madeline Holder, Benjamin Sconci, and Holly Atkinson. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls FFA students, educator earn Lone Star Degrees

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — Despite it being the middle of summer, four Marble Falls High School students and one Marble Falls Independent School District faculty member earned their “degrees” during the Texas FFA 89th State Convention in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. (more…)



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Firewise presentation to offer tips on how to lessen wildfire risk

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Wildfires are a constant concern for Texans, and the danger rises along with the Texas heat. To educate residents about how to decrease wildfire risk, the Texas A&M Forest Service is hosting a Firewise presentation from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 15, at the fellowship hall of First United […]



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Burnet Rotarian Gary Wideman (second from left) drops off Burnet High School students and Interact Club members Ryan Edmondson (center) and Jazmine Castillo (second from right) at the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program at McKinney Roughs Nature Area outside of Bastrop while two RYLA counselors greet them. The program July 2-7 let students develop their leadership skills. Courtesy photo

Burnet High School students attend Rotary leadership program

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet gave two Burnet High School students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills during a program at McKinney Roughs Nature Park on July 2-7. (more…)



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LCRA seeking grant applications for community projects

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Hill Country Science Mill and the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department are two of the most recent Highland Lakes benefactors of Lower Colorado River Authority grants, and now the LCRA is putting out the call for more community projects in search of support. (more…)



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Spicewood library now offering high-speed internet access

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD – The Spicewood Community Library has been testing a new high-speed broadband internet capability over the past few weeks and is making it available for all patrons. In addition, new computers and monitors have been purchased with everything available free to the community.  (more…)



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Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

Meeting is first step toward keeping Llano beautiful

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — The city of Llano is one of the most beautiful communities in Texas. On July 13, a group is gathering in an effort to make it even more beautiful. A Keep Llano Beautiful organizational meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. that Thursday at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station […]



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Residents can help families of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty by purchasing a ticket for a chance to ride in a Horseshoe Bay fire truck during the upcoming Independence Day parade. Courtesy photo

Hill Country 100 Club offers fire truck ride in support of first responder families

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — The Hill Country 100 Club will offer a celebratory fire truck ride to raise money to support the families of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty. (more…)



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The neighborhood social network site Nextdoor.com allows cities and residents to interact through the dissemination and sharing information.

City of Marble Falls to share info with residents through neighborhood social network site

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Just how well do you know what’s going on in your neighborhood? That’s the question Marble Falls city leaders have posed to residents as the municipality joins an online platform that allows users to share information with each other. (more…)



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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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