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Kassidy Sorenson checks her liquid ice cream mixture she hopes will turn into its solid form with some ice, salt and shaking. It was all part of the 'Fun with Chemistry in the Kitchen' lab July 16 at the Marble Falls Public Library. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Kids cook up kitchen science at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The mixer, bags of marshmallows, a container of milk and assorted items scattered around Dennis Rose’s table at the front of the room make it clear this isn’t an ordinary trip to the library. (more…)

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Celebrate Marble Falls Founders Day on July 12

MARBLE FALLS — Celebrate Marble Falls Founders Day on July 12 at the historic Granite School. The open house is 2-5 p.m. at the old school house, 2001 Broadway, and sponsored by the Falls on the Colorado Museum, which is housed in the 1891-constructed building. The event is free, but donations are welcome. (more…)

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Aubry and Peggy Mobley finally get a wedding cake despite being married for 60 years. The couple celebrated their anniversary July 3 at Darci's Deli in Marble Falls. When they first tied the knot, the couple eloped, so they didn't get a wedding cake. Family and friends took care of that this time, however. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls couple’s 60-year anniversary takes the cake, finally

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As friends and family of Aubry and Peggy Mobley gathered July 3 at Darci’s Deli in Marble Falls, the couple of 60 years finally got to enjoy the piece of a cake they had been waiting on for the past six decades. And it was their wedding cake. (more…)

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3-on-3 basketball tourney to help send Smoking for Jesus youth group on mission

MARBLE FALLS — A 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser will be conducted by the Youth Ablaze 4 Jesus Christ, the youth group of Smoking for Jesus Ministry. (more…)

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First Baptist Church of Marble Falls relaxes rules of tradition to make connections

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Church tradition sets aside Sunday morning for worship. But what about people who can’t make it then? This was a question First Baptist Church of Marble Falls leaders thought about quite a bit. The answer, they found, was to break with that tradition. (more…)

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Living Love Animal Rescue finds perfect home for shelter

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The kennel doors opened at 9 a.m., and the seven dogs inside knew it was time for their walk. Living Love Animal Rescue volunteers Anita Lloyd and Kathy Grimes divided the dogs into groups: two muscular pit-bull types; two short, shaggy terriers; and three medium-size mixed breeds. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue getting soaked to help families of fallen firefighters

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — On June 28, you can buy a ticket for a chance to sink one of the Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters in a dunking booth. You know, one of those big ones filled with water. Frigid water. Because this is the Cold Water Challenge. (more…)

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Cajun accent spices up typical Texas cook-off

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Charlotte Nichols and her husband moved from the Abilene area to the Highland Lakes a few years ago, she soon realized she was missing something that meant so much to her from the high plains town. Cajun cooking. (more…)

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Hope Hamilton plucks off a few dead blooms on her knock-out rose bush outside her Marble Falls home in the Pecan Valley community. When she and her husband, Tony, purchased the house in 2004, it featured a predominately bare front yard. With a little help from a landscaper, Hope created an oasis with roses, wildflowers, fruit trees and native plants. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Pecan Valley woman turns stark patch into bountiful oasis

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As she surveyed her peach tree outside her front door, Hope Hamilton was surprised at what she found. Last year, the fruit tree barely managed a peach, and Hamilton believed it wouldn’t be much different this year. (more…)

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Marble Falls Kiwanis program keeps flags flying across town on patriotic holidays

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While every day is a great opportunity to fly the U.S. flag, the Kiwanis Club of Marble Falls offers local businesses and individuals a chance to show their patriotic colors as well as help area youth pay for college. (more…)

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Trinity Episcopal hosting show by Grammy-winning musicians

Texas singer-songwriters Lloyd Maines (left) and Terri Hendrix are bringing their musical abilities to Trinity Episcopal Church on June 15 for a free concert at 2 p.m. The church is located at 909 Ave. D in Marble Falls. Maines is Grammy-winning producer and multi-talented instrumentalist. Hendrix is a Grammy-winning performer as well. She has released […]

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Marble Falls makes ‘The Daytripper’ map

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Fans of the the PBS show “The Daytripper” may have noticed Chet Garner and crew around Marble Falls. After five seasons of the show, Garner said he’s bringing a Marble Falls episode to air for Season 6 sometime in October. (more…)

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Racheal Frazier, owner/director of Yet Praise Dance Co. in Kingsland, is leading a free dance workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls. Students will give a recital at 7 p.m. Courtesy photo

All skill levels welcome for free Yet Praise Dance workshop

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Racheal Frazier laughed when asked if she realized what kind of skill level of dancers she might draw to her free workshop — some with plenty of rhythm and others … not so much. “It’s OK,” she said with smile. “You don’t have to have any experience.” (more…)

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Megan Stephenson of Twist Hair Studio gets ready to cut into Ashton Bock's hair June 3. It was Bock's first haircut in about 2½ years. He was donating his hair to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for cancer patients. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls boy makes Locks of Love cut with ‘help’ from singer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Ashton Bock settled into the chair at Twist Hair Studio, he ran his fingers through his long hair one last time. Then, stylist Megan Stephenson gathered the long, thick, wavy hair into a series of ponytails before reaching for a pair of scissors. (more…)

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It’s all downhill for Marble Falls Soapbox Classic

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — It’s a simple concept: Line up at the top of Third Street and, when the flag drops, go as fast as you can down the street lined with hay bales to the finish line several hundred yards below. And, you want to be the fastest to the finish line. […]

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Marble Falls resident and singer-songwriter Deborah Vanicek is celebrating the release of her latest CD, "The Lights," with a concert June 5 at the Uptown Theatre on Main Street in Marble Falls. Lobby doors open at 6 p.m. with the theater doors opening at 7 p.m. and her concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The CD features original songs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls’ Deborah Vanicek holding CD release, concert

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When Deborah Vanicek’s voice mingles with the lyrics from her latest release, you get a feeling of newness, like spring has returned after a long, cold winter. Her latest release, “The Lights,” features nine original songs that she has been working on for several years. Her brother, David Lutes, […]

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ArtFrog Art Academy offers free all-ages summer classes

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As Highland Lakes students take their summer break, classes at ArtFrog Art Academy in Marble Falls are taking registrations. Spots for the free, three-day kids camps and adult workshops are filling fast. (more…)

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Marble Falls turning over the keys to the city to Masked Rider

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Get your “Guns Up” because the Masked Rider is coming to Marble Falls, and the city fathers (and mothers) are turning over the keys of the lakeside burg to her. (more…)

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Habitat for Humanity needs helping hands to build home for Marble Falls family

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Habitat for Humanity has a slab on the ground for a new home at 302 Ave. M in Marble Falls. Now, the organization is asking for volunteers to help build the home for a family. (more…)

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Bench dedicated on grounds of Falls on Colorado Museum

Marble Falls Noon Rotary Club members joined the Falls on the Colorado Museum board, community leaders and residents May 29 to dedicate a bench built, designed and donated by the group and set up adjacent to a monarch butterfly way station in front of the museum, 2001 Broadway St. in Marble Falls. Attending the ceremony […]

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Get set for annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Father’s Day weekend tradition is fast approaching, and it’s not too late to get involved. The fifth annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic on June 13-15 is still taking registrations for derby cars and sponsorships. (more…)

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Faith Academy artists 1st, 2nd in Congressional competition

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A painting that will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year will, in a way, be there by accident. Faith Academy of Marble Falls student Hayley Hand first started her painting for another contest. (more…)

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‘Zombie King’ Arthur Suydam returns to Marble Falls for signing

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — One of the comic book world’s biggest names is returning to Marble Falls. Arthur Suydam, known for his work on “Marvel Zombies,” “Deadpool,” “Batman,” “Army of Darkness,” “The Walking Dead” and more, will sign autographs at Gameday Cards, Comics & Video Games, 1814 U.S. 281, on May 21 […]

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Video Bible story from Marble Falls church online hit

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The first time First Baptist Church of Marble Falls showed their Easter service video was during a run-through a day earlier. “There were about 100 people there, and nobody laughed,” said Bubba Stallcup, tech director at the church. (more…)

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Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary offers Foster Family Fun Fest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — One of the biggest challenges facing children in foster care and the people who work with them is distance. With more children from the Highland Lakes in foster care than foster families in the area to support them, many of the youth end up placed in other counties. […]

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Falls Career students clear path for Life Skills class

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Just across the hall from the Marble Falls High School Life Skills class is a doorway that leads out to a little garden-like area. But until recently, before a group of students from Falls Career High School arrived, the door basically led nowhere for several of the […]

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