Marble Falls snags first win of the season against Bastrop

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team earned its first victory of the season in a breathtaking 45-37 victory against Bastrop on October 18 to remain perfect on Max Copeland Night.  Mustangs head coach Brian Herman said he and his staff have watched the Mustangs (1-6 overall, 1-4 District 13-5A Division […]

Blessings one year after historic October 2018 flood

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Rick Scrimshire stood on the back porch of his Lake LBJ home, he pointed to the top of an awning just below the second floor. “It was just touching that awning, barely,” he said about floodwaters from Lake LBJ that reached 8-9 feet above his porch on October 16, 2018. “There […]

MFISD administrator, brother write inspirational children’s book based on their lives

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Getting an education and going to college were important to Soor-el Puga’s parents for their eight children, all first-generation Americans. “It was something our parents wanted us to fulfill,” said the director of Marble Falls Independent School District’s bilingual/English as a second language programs. “My dad went to technical school, where he […]

American Revolution groups expand on history lessons

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When students study the American Revolution in school, they likely get a quick dose considering everything they have to cover in American history classes. So a major part of the nation’s history gets a little lost in the mad dash to squeeze in as much as possible. That’s when people like Lori […]

$33M bond on ballot for BCISD; early voting starts Monday

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters head to the polls in the coming weeks to make a decision that could impact the educational experience of students for years to come. The BCISD Board of Trustees and school officials are asking voters to approve a $33.1 million bond during the November 5 election. Early voting is […]

Wringing water from rocks at Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve in Johnson City

SENIOR WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN This is a story about water and how one man squeezed it from the rocks of a bone-dry Central Texas ranch. Once choked by cedar, the Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve in Johnson City now produces thousands of gallons of water a day, which more than adequately meets the needs of five […]

Horseshoe Bay voters to decide mayor, two council seats

The Horseshoe Bay mayor’s seat and two City Council spots are on the ballot in the November 5 election. Early voting is weekdays from Monday, October 21, through Friday, November 1. The mayoral race features two current council members: Cynthia Clinesmith and Reagan Lambert. Mayor Steve Jordan is not running for re-election. Three candidates are […]

Two Burnet runners qualify for regional cross-country meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School freshman Hudson Bennett won the 3.2-mile distance in 16 minutes at the District 14-4A cross-country meet October 11 in Lampasas. He qualified for the Class 4A Region IV meet on October 28, where he will be joined by Burnet junior Rose Flores, who finished sixth in the varsity […]

Marble Falls vs. Bastrop

Marble Falls snags first win of the season against Bastrop

18 October 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team earned its first victory of the season in a breathtaking 45-37 victory against Bastrop on October 18 to remain perfect on Max Copeland Night.  Mustangs head coach Brian Herman said he and his staff have watched the Mustangs (1-6 overall, 1-4 District 13-5A Division […]

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After the flood

Blessings one year after historic October 2018 flood

18 October 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Rick Scrimshire stood on the back porch of his Lake LBJ home, he pointed to the top of an awning just below the second floor. “It was just touching that awning, barely,” he said about floodwaters from Lake LBJ that reached 8-9 feet above his porch on October 16, 2018. “There […]

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Soor-el Puga

MFISD administrator, brother write inspirational children’s book based on their lives

18 October 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Getting an education and going to college were important to Soor-el Puga’s parents for their eight children, all first-generation Americans. “It was something our parents wanted us to fulfill,” said the director of Marble Falls Independent School District’s bilingual/English as a second language programs. “My dad went to technical school, where he […]

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Texas game wardens

THAT’S MY JOB: When we’re playing, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens are working

18 October 2019

SENIOR WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Game wardens are conservation officers for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, often coming to the aid of other law enforcement, including sheriff’s deputies and police. They are first responders at major disasters, whether on land or water. Of the 500 officers who cover the 268,580 square-miles of Texas, three of […]

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American Revolution groups expand on history lessons

17 October 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When students study the American Revolution in school, they likely get a quick dose considering everything they have to cover in American history classes. So a major part of the nation’s history gets a little lost in the mad dash to squeeze in as much as possible. That’s when people like Lori […]

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Burnet football

Burnet Bulldogs host Canyon Lake in district contest

17 October 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The road to the playoffs doesn’t get any easier for the Burnet High School football team as they welcome Fischer Canyon Lake on Friday, October 18. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet. The Hawks (5-1, 1-0) enter district contest after a 41-7 win against […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls and Bastrop both looking for district win

17 October 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Just how meaningful is the District 13-5A Division II matchup between the Marble Falls and Bastrop high school football teams? Consider this: One year ago, the Bears had a 1-2 record when they hosted the Mustangs, who were looking for their first district win. Bastrop defeated the Mustangs 34-7 to even […]

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Faith Flames on the road against Round Rock Concordia

17 October 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is hitting the road for the second week in a row to face a confident, physical opponent. The Flames (4-2 overall, 0-1 district) play Round Rock Concordia (4-2, 1-0) on Friday, October 18, in a six-man Division I, District 2 Texas Association of […]

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