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Marble Falls job fair August 9; employers should register now

Marble Falls job fair August 9; employers should register now

With the state and national unemployment rates each hovering below 4 percent, employers are competing to find people to fill positions. Considering the Central Texas unemployment rate was below 3 percent for May, it can be even more challenging for Highland Lakes employers. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, the city of Marble Falls, and the […]

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Camp Agape

Camp Agape wraps up summer grief camp, looks ahead to next events; help is needed

When Camp Agape wrapped up its 19th summer camp July 11 at Camp Buckner in Kingsland, the staff and about 80 volunteers had helped transform the lives of 39 children who had lost a loved one. As the kids loaded up in cars for the trip home, and volunteers began packing up, everyone knew the […]

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MFHS graduate completes Navy boot camp with high ranking

SN Samuel Thomas McCrocklin recently graduated boot camp at the United States Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, as an honor graduate with a rank of E3. McCrocklin was the recipient of the United Services Organization Shipmate Award “presented to the graduating recruit whose enthusiasm, supportive attitude and willingness to help others during […]

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MFHS art student creates 2019 Pink Out T-shirts; order now

The 2019 Pink Out Marble Falls T-shirts are ready to order, and this year’s design was created by a Marble Falls High School art student. Pink Out Marble Falls is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 PM on September 12 in downtown Marble Falls. Marble Falls Fire Rescue started the event two years to recognize area cancer survivors […]

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Backpacks just like these will be handed out to more than 2,000 students of Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts during the annual Back to School Blasts. Llano’s event is Saturday, July 27, at Packsaddle Elementary School, 150 Pioneer Lane in Kingsland, while Marble Falls will host an event Saturday, August 3, at Marble Falls Middle School, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. File photo

Donations, volunteers needed for upcoming Back to School Blasts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Back to School Blast may be over two weeks away, but board members are hard at work preparing for the more than 2,000 backpacks that will be handed out to students at Marble Falls and Llano Independent School Districts. (more…)

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Marble Falls youth softball team is World Series-bound

The Marble Falls 8-and-under all-star softball team is headed to the World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana, July 16-20 thanks to finishing high enough in the regional tournament. The Mustangs received the call from tournament organizers after a qualifying team dropped out of the competition. Marble Falls was seventh at the PONY Austin/San Antonio regional tournament […]

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Marble Falls workshop on heart disease prevention July 8

If a person picked up a newspaper and read that researchers had developed a drug that cut heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease risks by 80 percent, everyone would take notice. Right? “It would be the biggest news in scientific history,” said Marble Falls Area EMS paramedic Vaughn Hamilton. “Yet, we know how to do […]

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Nancy Bassett, 94, retires after 8 decades as pianist

94-year-old pianist Nancy Bassett retires after 8 decades

Nancy Bassett’s fingers immediately dance across the black and white keys as she sits down at the piano at the First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Without opening a hymnal or looking at any sheet music, the 94-year-old pianist fills the room with song. “I don’t know, I just love music,” she said when […]

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CASA of the Highland Lakes Area

CASA seeks volunteers; informational meetings set

They’re kind of like superheroes. Well, to the children they help navigate through one of the roughest patches of their lives, they are superheroes. Now, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is hoping you will join the ranks. You don’t need a cape, just a big heart. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, […]

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Fireworks

Fireworks are fun but not always legal; check before you celebrate

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the Fourth of July is a day for celebration, often with fireworks, local officials are reminding Highland Lakes residents that most cities don’t allow the use, sale, or even possession of them within municipalities. (more…)

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Kickball tournament helps Fighting For Gold pediatric cancer support group

FROM STAFF REPORTS Are you ready for some kickball? The Fighting for Gold Charity Kickball Tournament kicks off at 10 AM on Thursday, July 4, at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Service League scholarships

Service League gives $13,000 in scholarships to local women

FROM STAFF REPORTS Staying true to its mission, the Highland Lakes Service League is helping several local women pursue their educational aspirations. (more…)

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William Leach

Catfish tournament benefits 1-year-old with rare disease

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON If you’re going catfishing this weekend, why not do it for William Leach and his family. The 1-year-old Llano boy suffers from a rare disease: congenital bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria syndrome. (more…)

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Eagle Scouts recognized by MFISD

Local Eagle Scouts recognized by Marble Falls ISD board

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored several Eagle Scouts during its regular meeting June 17. (more…)

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Burnet County honors child welfare advocate for service

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet County commissioners recognized retired Child Protective Service supervisor Dorinda Duzan for her years of public service on behalf of children during their regular meeting June 11. (more…)

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Sunrise Beach Village father needs help paying for lifesaving kidney transplant

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Sunrise Beach Village resident Wyatt Larew must undergo a kidney transplant to save his life. The 36-year-old father of two has a donor and a hospital date for the surgery. What he needs now is help paying the $20,000 bill. (more…)

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The Helping Center garden is moving

Helping Center garden pulling up roots for new location

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area garden soon will be rooted in a new home with more level land and space and a permanent storage building. Produce from the garden, which is currently located at 1315 Broadway in Marble Falls, goes to families seeking assistance from the food pantry. (more…)

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Jim and Darlene Dalla

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Darlene Dalla celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2019. They were married in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Your family extends their gratitude for your fine example of love and patience. Congratulations! XOXO

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PEC employee donations go to Cooper DeSpain memorial fund, Bertram VFD, Open Door

PEC employee donations go to Cooper DeSpain memorial fund, Bertram VFD, Open Door

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three Burnet County organizations recently received top contributions from Pedernales Electric Cooperative United Charities. The money comes from voluntary automatic deductions of PEC employee payroll checks. Employees choose from among 222 charitable organizations. Of those, three Burnet County nonprofits were in the top 10 to receive donations. (more…)

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Father and son to receive Texas Ranger Memorial Crosses

FROM STAFF REPORTS Almost 150 years since they served as frontier Texas Rangers, a father and son will be honored for their dedication to the state and their community. (more…)

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Former Horseshoe Bay couple take home Tonys as producers of ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Tootsie’

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Carolyn and Marc Seriff experienced an extraordinary bucket list moment that few can claim during the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 9. The former Horseshoe Bay couple co-produced “Hadestown,” which won eight Tonys, including the coveted Best Musical. That’s the one they […]

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Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center offering free training

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is expanding its education program to childcare providers and the community. (more…)

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Buster and front desk staff member Stacee Hopkins (seated) with their family: Mikah Hopkins (standing, left), Mackinzee Mayfield, Steven Davidson, Konnor Mayfield, Taylor Wimberly, Tatum Hopkins (seated, left), Ranger Hopkins, and Distel Wimberly. Courtesy photo by KSra Photography

Lessons from Dad: Fathers (almost) always know best

The Picayune Magazine and DailyTrib.com staff shared thoughts, memories, and dad-related stories in honor of Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 16. Maybe a few will stir memories of your dad or the lessons he taught you. Share your stories and photos with us by messaging The Picayune Magazine on its Facebook page. JENNIFER FIERRO: […]

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HARTH Foundation

Veterans and horses connect during HARTH Foundation equine therapy programs

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Bill McCartney walked along the outside edge of the HARTH Foundation’s covered arena. Spartacus, or Sparty for short, a 20-year-old bay Hanoverian warmblood horse, trailed just off his left shoulder. When Bill turned right, so did Sparty. If the horse didn’t follow, an instructor stepped in to get the two back in […]

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More than 50 Marble Falls High School graduates received Lemmah A. Perry Fund scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night earlier this year. Perry, a former Marble Falls High School home economics teacher who passed away in 2008 at the age of 86, left her estate to provide scholarships to students who might otherwise not be able attend a university, college, or technical school. Courtesy photo

Teacher who died in 2008 still helping students achieve

FROM STAFF REPORTS Though retired Marble Falls High School home economics teacher Lemmah A. Perry passed away in 2008, she continues to impact students’ education, even helping 2019 graduates to pursue their dreams of higher education. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority representatives present a $50,000 check to the city of Burnet for a live-fire training tower. Pictured are Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram (left), LCRA board members Michael Allen and Nancy Eckert Yeary, Jayden Foster, EMS coordinator Curtis Murphy, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson, Burnet City Manager David Vaughn, Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, LCRA board member George Russell, grant writer Leslie Baugh, Community Development Partnership Program review committee member Earl Foster, and LCRA Regional Affairs representatives Susan Patten and Steve Dyer. Courtesy photo

LCRA program awards $111,000 in grants to first responders

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority handed out more than $111,000 in grants through its Community Development Partnership Program to four Highland Lakes emergency service agencies. The Pedernales Electric Cooperative chipped in on two of the donations. (more…)

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