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Marble Falls tennis complex named in honor of Charlie and Nancy Herrington

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The presentations took longer than the vote. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees took less than 10 seconds to unanimously approve renaming the tennis facility at the high school the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center during its regular board meeting April 21. The [...]

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Marble Falls ISD offering physicals for athletes in grades 7-12 on April 26

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic department are trying to accomplish many things in a four-hour span. In a joint effort to raise money for the department, athletes going into the seventh through 12th grades can take a physical April 26 for $20 at [...]

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Award-winning Marble Falls graduate on path to music career

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR OKLAHOMA CITY — It would seem easy for Mary Beth Nelson to dispense the typical advice to others about “follow your dreams.” After all, she’s living pretty close to hers as she gets ready to graduate from Oklahoma City University with a music degree and a chance to study this [...]

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LARRY BERKMAN

Retired Marble Falls coach jumping into MFISD school board race

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For more than three decades, Larry Berkman helped turn teenage boys into young men as the Marble Falls High School basketball coach. Now, he’s hoping to extend his influence as he recently announced his candidacy for Place 4 on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees in [...]

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Project Graduation mattress sale fundraiser offers good night’s sleep at discount

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Project Graduation is hosting a mattress fundraiser sale April 6 at the high school. The sale is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 2101 Mustang Drive, and will showcase more than 20 new mattress sets, including name brands, that will be sold for 30-60 [...]

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MFISD Special Olympians train for Mustang Roundup

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Special Olympics has become a family affair for Paulette Morrow’s clan. Her oldest daughter, Kimberly, is in training for the upcoming Mustang Roundup, but her younger daughter, Amber, is right there on the track helping out.

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano schools cancel classes Feb. 7 due to weather concerns

BURNET — Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano school district officials canceled classes for Feb. 7 due to winter weather concerns. School leaders issued the closings in anticipation of cold weather that could bring a mix of freezing precipitation. Weather officials placed the Highland Lakes in a winter weather advisory through noon Feb. 7.

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Burnet schools, Faith Academy closed, MFISD starting two hours late Jan. 24

Burnet schools and Faith Academy of Marble Falls are closed Jan. 24, while Marble Falls schools will be starting two hours late because of weather conditions. Stay tuned to KBEY 103.9 FM Picayune Radio or KBEYFM.com for more information.

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Marble Falls ISD appoints Early school district administrator as interim middle school principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls school district tapped an experienced educator and the Early Independent School District administrator to serve as the interim Marble Falls Middle School principal until a new one is named in the spring. Marble Falls ISD superintendent Rob O’Connor announced Brett Koch will serve as the interim. [...]

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Marble Falls Middle School principal headed down the road to Johnson City

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After more than six years at the helm of the Marble Falls Middle School, principal John Schumacher is moving on. On Dec. 9, the Johnson City Independent School District board of trustees approved him as the district’s assistant superintendent. Schumacher will continue at Marble Falls Middle School until sometime [...]

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New technology opens up world of learning for Marble Falls ISD students

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Standing in front of a poster on the wall, a student lifts an iPad up in front of a photo of a fellow student. He settles the mobile device on the photo, which now appears on the screen. A swirling icon dances on the screen, locks onto the [...]

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools get passing grades (and honors) from state

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Texas Education Agency released the latest round of school accountability ratings as the state completes the transition from the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills exams to the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. The TEA accountability ratings for 2013 are simply “met standard” or “improvement required” [...]

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Marble Falls ISD gets ahead of the curve in career and technology education

DANIEL CLIFTON-PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — With the last decade in Texas education focused on preparing every child for college, whether he or she desired that goal or not, educators have begun to see the pendulum swing back toward the middle.

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Marble Falls parents’ group looks to work with district but will raise questions, concerns

DANIEL CLIFTON-PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When a group of Marble Falls Elementary School parents, including Robin Dahl, realized their children only enjoyed 15 minutes of daily recess, they didn’t think it was enough considering the amount of pressure students endure from high-stack testing.

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