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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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Marble Falls High School aeroscience students

Despite outcome, rocket launch propels MFHS aeroscience group

DANIEL CLIFTON • STAFF WRITER WHITE SANDS, N.M. — With their 18-foot rocket ready go and everything clear on the launch site, the four Marble Falls High School aeroscience students waited, hoping the rocket they spent the past 10 months designing and building would set a new record. (more…)

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MFISD approves coaching hires including for softball, girls soccer

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved several coaching hires, including a head coach, during its special meeting July 13. B.J. Brown is the new head softball coach. He has been coaching for more than 25 years including as an assistant baseball coach for […]

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Marble Falls ISD hires former Lake Travis administrator as superintendent

Marble Falls ISD hires former Lake Travis administrator as superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved hiring former Lake Travis ISD deputy superintendent Chris Allen as the new MFISD superintendent during a meeting July 13. (more…)

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CHRIS ALLEN

Marble Falls ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls school board on June 22 named Chris Allen, a Lake Travis Independent School District deputy superintendent, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls coach, AD Matt Green gets 3-year contract extension

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for athletic director and head football coach Matt Green during its regular meeting June 15. The new contract takes effect the 2015-16 school year. (more…)

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MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — School board members on June 15 whittled down a list of 50 applicants to six for the Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent’s position and expect to possibly name a lone finalist within the next two weeks, officials say. (more…)

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BRAD BEHRENS

Marble Falls ISD reinstates band director after show of support

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After an outpouring of support by alumni, band students and the band booster club, the outgoing Marble Falls school superintendent has reinstated the head band director June 15, a month after demoting him to a middle school position. (more…)

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Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — Marble Falls Middle School sixth-grader Michael Tupper decided long ago he wanted to be a professional bull and bareback steer rider. He took a giant jump in that direction when he finished fourth at the Texas Junior High State Finals in bareback steer riding in May to qualify for […]

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Marble Falls elementary students go the extra miles

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Adversity leads to two things: People either fold under it or bust through it. When several Colt Elementary School students saw they might not hit their goal of putting in a marathon distance this year because of wet weather in the spring, the kids made a choice. […]

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