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7 Marble Falls student-thespians qualify for national contest

MARBLE FALLS — Before moving to the Marble Falls area and attending Marble Falls High School, Laura Fischer had never heard of the International Thespian Society — let alone a national convention. (more…)

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Bench dedication remembers Marble Falls High School teacher

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Education and students were always top priorities on Marble Falls High School teacher Patsy McDonald’s list. Even now, four years after her death, McDonald still has an influence on the school through scholarships and grants in her name. On Nov. 16, the Alpha Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma […]

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Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — A 32-year-old Cottonwood Shores man will spend the next 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child and related charges in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom Oct. 28. (more…)

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The 2015 Marble Falls High School homecoming court includes Liam Baskin (front row, left), Alex Roman, Jackson Cox, Chloe Castro, Zoey Schoch and Natalie Schulz; Ryan Becker (back row, left), Paxton Oberle, Kelsie Tackitt and Kate McAlpin. Photo by Diana Cox

Put on your purple and gold for Marble Falls homecoming

MARBLE FALLS — The 2015 Marble Falls High School homecoming week is upon us. So for the Mustang faithful, fans and family, it’s time to get out the purple and gold and join in the fun. Homecoming is a chance for former students to “come home” and reconnect with friends of the past. But it’s […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen says he is proud of the way his student-athletes and the Marble Falls community responded to controversy over two San Antonio John Jay players hitting a referee from behind during the Marble Falls game Sept. 4. File photo

Marble Falls ISD superintendent speaks about John Jay incident

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Amidst all the attention surrounding the Marble Falls-John Jay high school football game, Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen has remained silent to allow an investigation to be conducted without public influence or bias. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD Superintendent Chris Allen

New MFISD superintendent invites community to meet-and-greet

MARBLE FALLS — Chris Allen, the new Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent, wants to get to know the community. And while that can take a little time, Allen is starting Sept. 4 with an invitation to MFISD parents, community members and anyone else interested to a “meet-and-greet.” (more…)

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MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

MFISD cites good management for unchanged tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Citing great fiscal management during previous years, Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent Chris Allen said the board of trustees adopted a 2015-16 tax rate that is the same as the previous one. And the one before that and the one before that. And, yes, the one before that. […]

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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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