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MFISD bus rodeo tests driver skills before main event

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Preseason practice isn’t only for high school athletes and band members. Bus drivers need it, too.

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Golf, good citizenship program tees off at Colt Elementary

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Children can learn a few things from a golfer about being good citizens. “Golfers, in general, learn respect for the game because they monitor their own behavior,” said Charlie Keiser, owner/broker of Century 21 Keiser and Co. “They call their own penalties. They learn a little personal integrity [...]

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Burnet, Marble Falls afterschool program garners state honors, plans for stellar year

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Kerri O’Connor, the director of the new Burnet County Consortium, and her crew of educators kicked off the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education in Burnet and Marble Falls school districts last year, they wondered what the year would hold. Now, with a year under their belts [...]

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Tips for a tear-free first day of kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though Eric Penrod is a public school administrator, he’s also a father of three elementary-aged girls who has walked each one down that long hallway to her kindergarten class on the first day of school.

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Marble Falls ISD creating paths to jobs, careers out of high school

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls High School career and technology teacher Vinny Heller prepares for the new school year, he sees a world of potential for his students. “My vision is, when they leave high school, they’ll have several certifications and can basically step right into the industry and [...]

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Marble Falls band gets marching orders for ‘Invasion’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With more than 100 students, keeping the Marble Falls High School marching band on task would appear to be a daunting challenge. But drum major Tristan Galban sees it a bit differently.

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Legally deaf Marble Falls graduate defying the odds

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you ask Emily Klingsporn about her life and the challenges she has faced, she shrugs and asks, “What do you mean?”

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Marble Falls theater arts students take their summer break on the stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After the Marble Falls High School theater arts’ one-act play wrapped up last year without advancing out of a tough district competition, the students and teacher took a note from a common sports practice: more touches on the ball.

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Marble Falls teen natural horseman despite being legally blind

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School sophomore David Clements has traded in his running shoes for a pair of boots. Clements, who is legally blind though he has some degree of vision, competed at the Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 17. While he was at Marble Falls Middle [...]

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Marble Falls grads journey down El Camino de Santiago

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With about 500 miles — and the Pyrenees Mountains — ahead of them, Mattie Cryer and Caroline O’Connor shouldered their backpacks and began putting one foot in front of the other May 19 in St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France.

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Plea deal possible in Colt Elementary PTO theft case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Attorneys are negotiating a possible plea deal in the indictment of a former Colt Elementary PTO treasurer accused of stealing as much as $30,000 from the volunteer organization, according to the prosecutor in the case.

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Marble Falls Middle School tennis courts to get some love

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School won’t be the only campus with a usable tennis complex. Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced the four tennis courts at Marble Falls Middle School will get resurfaced this summer. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of July and finish [...]

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Marble Falls Elementary gets new principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After getting input from staff and parents, district leaders turned to an assistant principal from the Hillsboro school district to take the reins at Marble Falls Elementary School.

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Marble Falls ISD’s mobile lunch program reaches Granite Shoals kids

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — A line of six kids waits outside the bright yellow school bus parked in a lot on RR 1431 in Granite Shoals. It’s the middle of June, and the kids are out of school, so the bus seems a bit out of place — as do the [...]

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