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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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Marble Falls ISD tightens security in wake of child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials have tightened security policies and launched facility monitoring procedures in the wake of a child pornography investigation involving a former technology department employee accused of collecting images of students in private areas at two campuses.

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Marble Falls ISD employee, ex-fire chief arrested in child porn case

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A former Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department chief and Marble Falls school employee is the target of a Texas Attorney General’s Office and Texas Rangers investigation regarding possible inappropriate photos taken on school property.

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Marble Falls Elementary students put civics lessons into action

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The line outside the Marble Falls Elementary School computer lab stretches up and around the ramp leading down to the room. At a table, fifth-grade students Lance Long and Parker Hughes check each student’s identification against the third- and fourth-grade rosters.

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Llano and Marble Falls gear up for powder puff fundraisers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Powder puff games might not be big business, but, to organizers, the football contests draw big interest from students and the communities. For those reasons, Llano and Marble Falls high schools will conduct their games as fundraisers to pay for camps and scholarships, organizers said. The games will [...]

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Marble Falls ISD voters say ‘yes’ to bonds and Berkman

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — On its second time before voters, a $6.5 million bond proposition passed, opening the door to added technology and the expansion of career and technology programs for the Marble Falls Independent School District. Voters approved the bond 1,049 to 998.

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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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Process of replacing Todd Dodge begins at Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Rob O’Connor began the process of finding the next head football coach and athletic director at Marble Falls High School on May 2. Todd Dodge resigned the position to take the same job at Austin Westlake, the school that made his father-in-law, [...]

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