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Hill Country 100 Club honors first responders; Roger Staubach speaks

Hill Country 100 Club honors first responders; Roger Staubach speaks

  STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From moving to a larger venue to inviting a football legend for the keynote speech, the 15th annual Hill Country 100 Club awards banquet has cultivated community support while recognizing the top law enforcement and emergency personnel for their selfless work for the past year. (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 finalist in H-E-B’s Excellence in Education awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few extra pairs of eyes will be on the Marble Falls Independent School District on Jan. 23, but it’s a good thing. (more…)

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BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office will take aim at potential active shooter situations with a course focused on how to respond and stay safe during these violent events, which sometimes result in mass casualties. (more…)

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The new home of Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties at 602 N. Wood St. in Burnet. The Meals on Wheels staff will prepare meals and deliver them from the facility. Staff members hope volunteers will step forward to lead programs that teach a skill such as gardening or art or fun programs such as games. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Meals on Wheels opening new center in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties will celebrate the official grand opening of its new location with a free lunch for attendees and a ribbon cutting. The Burnet center will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at 602 North Wood St. At 11 a.m., people can […]

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Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

KINGSLAND — Kingsland School/Orenda Charter Schools is holding open enrollment through January for the 2018-19 school year. The public charter school offers kindergarten through the eighth grade and has an enrollment of 151 students. It was founded in 2011. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian is one of 106 high school students to earn a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship this year. McMillian is also the starting center for the Lady Mustangs basketball team and recently signed her letter of intent to play for Liberty University. File photo

Marble Falls senior Mya McMillian receives $25,000 national scholarship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian learned she was selected for a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, she took it as confirmation of what she always believed. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives recently presented a $25,000 matching grant to the Rotary Club of Burnet for the restoration of Live Oak Park. The city of Burnet is contributing $50,000 to the upgrades to total about $100,000. Pictured are Adrienne Feild (front, left), Rotary youth services; Keith McBurnett, Rotary past president; Brenda Goble, Rotary executive secretary; Damon Beierle, Rotary director at large; David Vaughn, Burnet city manager; and Steve Dyer, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative. Also pictured are George Russell (back, left), LCRA board member; Craig Lindholm, Rotary vice president; Lora Cheney, Rotary secretary; Bill Drake, Rotary director; Caryn Paye, Rotary treasurer; Paul Farmer, Burnet City Council member; and Tres Clinton, Burnet City Council member. Courtesy photo

Burnet Rotarians accept $25,000 grant for Live Oak Park project

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Lower Colorado River Authority grant money awarded Jan. 9 will give a boost to a park project underway through a cooperative effort with the city of Burnet and the Rotary Club of Burnet. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls High School teacher and coach Wayne Neely passed away Jan. 4, 2018. He was 73. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls coach, teacher Wayne Neely loved watching kids succeed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While the Marble Falls High School girls golf program flourished under Wayne Neely’s tutelage, the former coach and science teacher is remembered for that: being a teacher. (more…)

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Holiday heartburn or GERD? Turkey and treats might trigger acid reflux

Many of the foods traditionally served at holiday meals are also some of the hardest to digest. Turkey, gravy, potatoes, and pie are just a few of the foods that provoke unpleasant symptoms of heartburn. (more…)

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More than a number: Putting cancer statistics into perspective

CONTRIBUTED BY DR. ANDREW SHAW We live in the so-called Information Age, when statistical figures abound. However, when it comes to the breadth and scope of cancer, putting those statistics into perspective is helpful. (more…)

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Falls Career High School student Austin Hammack drops coins into the counting machine at First United Bank as bank employee Cheryl O’Marley looks on. This task illustrated the value of saving change during a period of time. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Falls Career students go on a financial well-being field trip

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As soon as the students from Falls Career High School gathered in the lobby at First United Bank, they couldn’t stop asking questions of the bank’s staff: (more…)

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MFHS students travel to post-Harvey town with donations

MFHS students travel to post-Harvey town with donations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School teacher Kimberlee McLeod felt a desire to do more than watch as Hurricane Harvey hit Bay City in late August of this year. “I lived on the Gulf Coast for a couple of years,” she said. “I have friends there. I wanted to do […]

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Blood drive scheduled for Llano student in need of liver transplant

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A 16-year-old Llano High School student is in desperate need of a liver transplant, but as she waits on a donor organ she’s in dire need of continuous blood and plasma transfusions to stay alive. “She’s in need of a lot of blood,” said Llano County deputy John Hill […]

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Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS KILLEEN — Two Highland Lakes men are ready to serve the community as law enforcement officers after successfully completing police academy. Michael Tutor and David Walenta graduated Dec. 2 from the Central Texas College Police Academy in Killeen. (more…)

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Tree of Angels remembers victims of violent crime; Marble Falls ceremony Dec. 2

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Cindy Westbrook paused when she began calculating how many new angels they’ll place on the Tree of Angels during the upcoming ceremony. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School Thespian Troupe participated in the 2017 Texas Thespian Festival in Grapevine, where 11 of the 28 students qualified for an international competition in June 2018. The three-person set design team also finished second overall. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School thespians qualify for international competition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After a big display of their skills during the Texas Thespian Festival, 11 Marble Falls High School students are heading to the international festival. (more…)

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The live oaks and water make for a great location for the future, state-of-the-art Phoenix Center, which will include a mental health facility, an equine therapy center, therapeutic camp facilities, and a ropes course. Center officials announced they have acquired approximately 77 acres west of the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 intersection for the facilities. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center of Marble Falls purchases 77 acres for state-of-the-art facility

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS — Two years ago, the Phoenix Center launched a five-year capital campaign to create a new, state-of-the-art trauma facility. Officials recently took a big step in that direction with the acquisition of 77 acres for the project. (more…)

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Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Things are taking shape at the Johnson Park Veterans Memorial as crews installed stone monuments and service branch flags, but officials say there’s still work to be done. (more…)

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Be sure to protect your hands and eyes from the hot oil while deep-frying turkeys.

If you’re gonna fry your Thanksgiving turkey, follow these safety tips

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re considering frying your turkey for Thanksgiving, Marble Falls Fire Marshal Tommy Crane says it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what you’re doing and, if possible, consider a oil-less fryer. (more…)

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Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

Marble Falls ACE program helps students become better English speakers through writing

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — After teaching English acquisition classes at Marble Falls High School, where she helps students develop their language skills, Lori Reed shared an observation. (more…)

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HARTH, VFW team up for peer-to-peer course for veterans

HARTH, VFW team up for peer-to-peer course for veterans

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With only about half of the 8,000 veterans living in Burnet County registered for care and assistance through the Veterans Administration, two local organizations are teaming up to offer a course designed to bring a personal touch to helping veterans. (more…)

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Marble Falls Elementary School students high-five local veterans following the campus’ Veterans Day program Nov. 10.

Veterans Day programs held Friday in Llano, Marble Falls

Programs honored those who have served in the United States military at Veterans Day events in Llano and Marble Falls. More Veterans Day events are planned throughout the weekend.

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Safety tips for drivers and trick-or-treaters on Halloween

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Halloween is a fun night, but if parents and drivers fail to take a few safety precautions, it can also be dangerous. The Texas Department of Public Safety and law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers to be aware of the increase in pedestrian traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 31. This […]

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Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET —  Shady Grove Elementary School physical education teacher Sindra Salinas sees it every year: kids who haven’t developed the fine and gross motor skills they need to fully participate in gym class. A sensory gym would be a solution, but the funding wasn’t there. (more…)

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Llano health fair offers free screenings and trunk-or-treat

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Health care professionals want to remove the reasons why people don’t get basic screenings. Baylor Scott & White Health, Hill Country Memorial, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, and Patsy Glascow of Juice Plus have combined resources to host a health fair Saturday, Oct. 28. (more…)

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Bluebonnet Trails Community Service executive director Andrea Richardson (left) says retired Burnet County Judge Martin McLean has been an instrumental leader in establishing the program as well as advocating for it over the years as a board member. McLean recently stepped down from the Bluebonnet Trails Community Service board but believes it’s in good hands. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

For two decades, Bluebonnet Trails has provided mental health care services close to home

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Martin McLean admitted that his initial reluctance 20 years ago to opening community centers for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services missed the mark. But as he steps down from the organization’s board that he helped bring to fruition, McLean sees the community locations as a major part of Bluebonnet Trails’s […]

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