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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]



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Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

Marble Falls ISD registering students for full-day pre-K

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — While the state of Texas only funds a half-day of pre-kindergarten, Marble Falls Independent School District officials believe the program is so important that the district is throwing in additional money to make it a full-day program. For qualifying families, there is no charge for the program. (more…)



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Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Marble Falls ISD? What you need to know

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District students have a little more time before they head back to class Monday, Aug. 28, but there are a few things parents and students need to do before that first day, so don’t procrastinate. (more…)



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Four Marble Falls High School students earned their FFA Lone Star Degrees during the state convention July 10-14 in Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the honor, students must have met a number of qualifications. Students are (clockwise from top left) Amber Fearn, Madeline Holder, Benjamin Sconci, and Holly Atkinson. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls FFA students, educator earn Lone Star Degrees

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — Despite it being the middle of summer, four Marble Falls High School students and one Marble Falls Independent School District faculty member earned their “degrees” during the Texas FFA 89th State Convention in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. (more…)



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H-E-B employees will begin temporarily parking on a newly constructed lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property at the intersection of Pony Circle and Bluebonnet Drive until the new grocery store is completed in the summer of 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)



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Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Jeff Gasaway (left) accepts a $14,330.79 check from Walker Trudeau of Edwards Risk Management. The check was a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD’s risk management program a safety success

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A successful risk management program earned Marble Falls Independent School District a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program board of directors for the 10th year in a row. (more…)



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MFISD hires new high school trainer, middle school coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Two coaching hires have been approved by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. They are Marble Falls High School athletics trainer Brittney Mitchell, who replaces Heather Melanson, and Marble Falls Middle School coach Jennifer Johnson, who replaces the retiring Craig Orton. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School interim principal on April 26 inadvertently released the private information of about 50 senior students in an email to all seniors. School officials say the privacy issue has been fixed. File photo

Marble Falls student IDs, passwords ‘inadvertently’ released in email

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials said they restored student privacy immediately after dozens of passwords and student identification numbers were “inadvertently” released by a high school administrator. (more…)



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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School performers Madisyn Caraway (left), Christine Ashbaugh, Rachel Coursey, Gigi Goff, Katie Mintz, and Emily Gunlock received a special award for combining to play the lead role in “Alice!” in San Antonio last Saturday. The one-act play fished first in the area and now moves on to the regional competition. Photo by Raymond V. Whelan 

Marble Falls theater students move on to regionals with one-act play

RAYMOND V. WHELAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SAN ANTONIO — “Callooh! Callay!” as Lewis Carroll penned in his acclaimed novel, “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.” (more…)



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Marble Falls Project Graduation seeks funds for safe celebration

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though graduation is still a little more than two months away, organizers of the 2017 Marble Falls High School Project Graduation are facing crunch time to pull off the alcohol- and drug-free post commencement celebration. “The community really needs to reach out and support this project,” said Gayln […]



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The Marble Falls High School theater program earned first place March 22 in the University Interscholastic League one-act play district competition. The win sends them to the area contest April 1 at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. The MFHS program is performing ‘Alice!’ for the contest season. On March 29, the students will perform the one-act play in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and tickets are $5 at the door. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s one-act play ‘Alice!’ advances to area

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School theater arts program won first place with its one-act play “Alice!” on March 22 during district competition. The students advance to the area contest on Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio. (more…)



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Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Rick Edwards, president of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, submitted his resignation to the full board during the regular March 21 meeting. Edwards stepped down because of family reasons, MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. (more…)



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The Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition staff recently earned a perfect score for the second time this year during a recent state inspection of all seven MFISD campus cafeterias. Inspectors put each cafeteria through a 47-point check. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD cafeterias receive perfect grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school cafeterias nailed perfect scores in both state inspections conducted this academic year. “I cannot say enough good things about my child nutrition staff,” said Mary Davidson, the Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition director. “It’s all or nothing, and anything short of 100 just doesn’t […]



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MFISD invites parents, community to give input in principal search

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Parents and community members can have a say in what they’re looking for in a new Marble Falls High School principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board and superintendent outlined the process and timeline for identifying and hiring a new principal during the regular Jan. 16 board meeting. […]



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Marble Falls senior step closer to prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy

Marble Falls senior step closer to prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls High School senior James Garrison walked up to the school doors Dec. 16, he was thinking he’d rather be somewhere else. Though it was the last day of class before Christmas break, Garrison had no exams that day and didn’t need to be there. (more…)



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The Marble Falls Independent School District earned an

Marble Falls ISD gets an ‘A’ for fiscal accountability

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made it 14 for 14 in earning an “A” for its state fiscal accountability rating. MFISD Executive Director of Finance Lisa LeMon announced to the school board Dec. 12 that the district had earned the Texas Education Agency’s “A” rating — a superior […]



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Marble Falls parks commission seeks younger perspective

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission has an open spot. And if you have time between lunch and fifth-period chemistry, the position could be yours. Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss pitched the idea of filling the commission opening with a high school student. Teenagers have […]



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MFISD students can now use district Wi-Fi hotspots after hours

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While Marble Falls Independent School District recognizes the importance of students using the latest technology — the district issued many students Chromebooks — officials also know not every child has access to high-speed internet at home. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School band and Starlettes earned a Division 1 rating (superior) during the 2016 Region 29 University Interscholastic League Marching Competition on Oct. 15 in San Antonio. The performance of ‘Kaleidoscope’ earned high marks across the board for sound, marching, and overall performance. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls band earns superior rating at regional contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A three-judge panel would be the ones who determined how the Marble Falls High School marching band’s season ended. The band, which includes the Starlettes dance team during marching competitions, started working toward this moment in late July and early August. (more…)



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MFISD alerts staff, police to avoid ‘killer clown hit list’ scare

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School theatre arts teacher Jon Clark heard about the so-called “creepy clown” scare gripping the world, he thought twice about the program’s circus-themed haunted house fundraiser. (more…)



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The 2016 Marble Falls High School homecoming court is Wolf Williams (back, left), Aspen Woerner, James Garrison, Dalton Mayberry, Megan Offutt, Kameron Wright (front, left), Austin Pegues, Maddie Maples, Sydney Gibson, and Marley Colbert. The king and queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 14, during the Marble Falls-Kerrville Tivy football game. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls homecoming starts with parade and bonfire

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — It’s an annual fall rite: homecoming. And Marble Falls High School is celebrating its 2016 homecoming this week. The homecoming parade and bonfire are Thursday, Oct. 13, with the homecoming game Friday when the Mustangs host Kerrville Tivy at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. That’s also […]



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Fields of Faith events at Marble Falls, Burnet campuses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The artificial turf at Bulldog Field and Mustang Stadium will turn into Fields of Faith. The events will be hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapters at both high schools and are 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Burnet and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Marble Falls. (more…)



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Marble Falls FFA nursery team makes cut for nationals

Marble Falls FFA nursery team makes cut for nationals

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Until last spring, the Marble Falls High School FFA nursery and landscape team had come “that close” to winning a state title and advancing to the national competition. (more…)



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Granite Shoals, MFISD partner to create youth sports fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A unanimous vote will change the landscape of the city of Granite Shoals and enhance sports opportunities for its youngest residents.  (more…)



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The Marble Falls Independent School District approved a $40 million budget along with a $1.28 ad valorem tax rate. File photo

Marble Falls ISD adopts tax rate, $40M budget

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved an approximately $40 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and the tax rate to support it during an Aug. 29 meeting. (more…)



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