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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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As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The summer break officially ends for many students Aug. 22, though some have until Aug. 23, but school and law enforcement officials caution all drivers to pay attention to the increase in traffic. Marble Falls and Llano students head back to class Aug. 22, while Burnet students return Aug. […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District transportation director George Hamilton knows the joys and value of being a bus driver — he started as one himself. The district is looking for more bus drivers. While a commercial driver’s license is required, the transportation department can help people down the path to earning one and then becoming a member of the team that helps kids get to school on the right foot and with a smile on their faces. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

MFISD bus drivers make sure students are off to good start; more needed

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Just over two decades ago, Nelda Henley did something she wasn’t sure was the best decision. She took the wheel of a Marble Falls Independent School District bus. Her initial route as the driver for special-needs students took her across the district. (more…)

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Marble Falls band tunes up for ‘Kaleidoscope’ of sights and sounds

Marble Falls band tunes up for ‘Kaleidoscope’ of sights and sounds

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — They get to the band hall at about 8 a.m. starting the first week of August, and with the exception of a maybe an hour for lunch, Marble Falls High School marching band members don’t roll out of the hall for home until about 7 p.m. “It’s a second […]

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MFISD holding laptop meeting for parents of grades 6-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District aims at preparing students for the ever-changing world, officials are asking parents and guardians of students in grades 6-10 to attend a laptop computer meeting. (more…)

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Two MFISD board members resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two members of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees have resigned due to one moving out of the district and the other having a family member newly hired on as an athletic coordinator for the district, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD brings back full day of pre-kindergarten

Marble Falls ISD brings back full day of pre-kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls pre-kindergarten teachers and Marble Falls Independent School District Director of Elementary Education Leslie Baty found themselves facing a tough situation. The state of Texas recently revised the 10 guidelines for pre-K programs in public schools, giving a bump to academic standards and readiness. (more…)

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Class is out, but school lunch (and sometimes breakfast) is still on

Class is out, but school lunch (and sometimes breakfast) is still on

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — School is out, but the lunch bell will still be ringing. To ensure Highland Lakes children receive a good lunch — and in some cases, breakfast — local school districts are providing free summer meals to youth ages 18 and younger starting June 1. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School FFA landscape and nursery team is Austin Green (left), Holly Atkinson, Avery Marshall and Liz Lane. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School FFA nursery team wins state title

MARBLE FALLS — They were always “that close” to bringing home a first-place team trophy in FFA nursery and landscape competitions. Marble Falls High School students Liz Lane and Avery Marshall routinely finished in the top two or three positions in individual competitions but fell short of team honors. (more…)

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Erika O'Connor was named the new principal at Colt Elementary School in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Educator with longtime Marble Falls connections new Colt principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When Erika O’Connor takes the reins at Colt Elementary School later this year, in many ways, she’ll be returning home. (more…)

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Marble Falls student arrested for threats against teacher and high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities charged a Marble Falls High School sophomore for allegedly threatening to stab a teacher and burn down the school. (more…)

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HCBA gives boost to Marble Falls building trades students

HCBA gives boost to Marble Falls building trades students

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While it might only be a card to the students who picked one up March 3, Marble Falls High School and Hill Country Builders Association officials know it can help open a world of opportunities for the youth. (more…)

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Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Employers from across the Hill Country are invited to participate in the next Job Fair hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area on April 6. The event is at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive. There is no cost to employers or job seekers to attend. (more…)

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MFISD accepting nominations for Legacy Outstanding Graduate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Preparations are being made to choose the next Legacy Outstanding Graduate Award recipient from the Marble Falls Independent School District. The criteria includes an individual: who is 10 years past graduation is actively involved in their community achieved extraordinary career status within their field and made notable […]

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7 Marble Falls student-thespians qualify for national contest

MARBLE FALLS — Before moving to the Marble Falls area and attending Marble Falls High School, Laura Fischer had never heard of the International Thespian Society — let alone a national convention. (more…)

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Bench dedication remembers Marble Falls High School teacher

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Education and students were always top priorities on Marble Falls High School teacher Patsy McDonald’s list. Even now, four years after her death, McDonald still has an influence on the school through scholarships and grants in her name. On Nov. 16, the Alpha Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma […]

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Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — A 32-year-old Cottonwood Shores man will spend the next 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child and related charges in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom Oct. 28. (more…)

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The 2015 Marble Falls High School homecoming court includes Liam Baskin (front row, left), Alex Roman, Jackson Cox, Chloe Castro, Zoey Schoch and Natalie Schulz; Ryan Becker (back row, left), Paxton Oberle, Kelsie Tackitt and Kate McAlpin. Photo by Diana Cox

Put on your purple and gold for Marble Falls homecoming

MARBLE FALLS — The 2015 Marble Falls High School homecoming week is upon us. So for the Mustang faithful, fans and family, it’s time to get out the purple and gold and join in the fun. Homecoming is a chance for former students to “come home” and reconnect with friends of the past. But it’s […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen says he is proud of the way his student-athletes and the Marble Falls community responded to controversy over two San Antonio John Jay players hitting a referee from behind during the Marble Falls game Sept. 4. File photo

Marble Falls ISD superintendent speaks about John Jay incident

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Amidst all the attention surrounding the Marble Falls-John Jay high school football game, Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen has remained silent to allow an investigation to be conducted without public influence or bias. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD Superintendent Chris Allen

New MFISD superintendent invites community to meet-and-greet

MARBLE FALLS — Chris Allen, the new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent, wants to get to know the community. And while that can take a little time, Allen is starting Sept. 4 with an invitation to MFISD parents, community members and anyone else interested to a “meet-and-greet.” (more…)

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MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Citing great fiscal management during previous years, Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent Chris Allen said the board of trustees adopted a 2015-16 tax rate that is the same as the previous one. And the one before that and the one before that. And, yes, the one before that. […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Lessen the stress of the first day back

BURNET — Let’s face it: Going back to school feels like a mixed blessing to some degree. The kids are finally heading back after a summer off, and you’re ready for them to be there, but you also realize there are some added stresses — for you as well as your children — when making […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: District information and important dates

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Central Office 208 E. Brier, Burnet First Day of School: Aug. 25 • Bertram Elementary School 315 Main St., Bertram (512) 355-2111 Principal Jennifer Simpson School Day: 7:55 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Meet the Teacher: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 • Burnet Elementary School (Pre-K through second grade) 607 N. Vanderveer, Burnet (512) […]

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While surrounded by 'Chaos,' Marble Falls band learns responsibility

While surrounded by ‘Chaos,’ Marble Falls band learns responsibility

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With more than 100 students putting in seven to eight hours a day in the band hall, scattered around the campus and on the paved practice area, things might feel a bit chaotic for Marble Falls High School band director Brad Behrens and his leadership team. Fortunately for […]

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Llano High School

Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Back-to-School Blast providing 1,500 backpacks for MFISD students

Back-to-School Blast providing 1,500 backpacks for MFISD students

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With more than 700 backpacks handed out in recent years, the annual Back-to-School Blast has helped get area kids ready for class. This year, though, organizers are looking at a big jump — double, in fact — in the number of backpacks loaded with school supplies they plan […]

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