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Colt Elementary students learn importance of Constitution

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Colt Elementary School principal Keith Powell watched his students head back to class after a special Constitution Day ceremony Sept. 17, he didn’t hold any illusions that the youth would immediately become Constitution scholars or even really grasp the significance of the document.

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New Faith Academy administrator Joe Rispoli settles in

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — God often unveils his plan at his own pace — not at ours. Just ask Joe Rispoli, the new administrator at Faith Academy of Marble Falls.

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Marble Falls, Burnet leaders praise ruling on school finance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — When State District Judge John Dietz ruled Aug. 28 that the Texas school finance system was unconstitutional, he wasn’t telling local school superintendents something they didn’t already know.

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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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