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Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson to speak at FCA luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson is the featured speaker at the Marble Falls chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon September 24. The event is noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway. Cost is $25 per person or $250 per table sponsorship. Call FCA area […]

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Dominoes at Trailblazer Grille

The games people play improve logic and lives; join them

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN It’s easy to get in the game in the Highland Lakes, whether you want to play bridge, mah jongg, dominoes, or another. Even if you’ve never played, the people who gather regularly to match their skills and meet new friends are happy to welcome and teach any and all newcomers. If […]

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Operation BBC Relief

Marble Falls businessman joins ‘food first responders’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Hurricane Dorian released its grip on The Bahamas earlier this month and the vast destruction became evident, Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson wanted to do more than just offer “thoughts and prayers.” “Thoughts and prayers are a great start, but what can you do after that,” asked Payson rhetorically. On […]

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Burnet County Friends of the NRA drawing

Burnet County Friends of the NRA fundraiser is Saturday

While local governments in Burnet County try to provide law enforcement agencies with the best gear possible, the needs are sometimes just outside the scope of their budgets. That’s where the Burnet County Friends of the NRA, part of the NRA Foundation, comes in. It holds fundraising campaigns such as the upcoming raffle and Wall […]

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Burnet homecoming court

Burnet shows true colors during homecoming week

It’s homecoming week for Burnet High School. While the campus is the epicenter of activities, the Burnet community also shows its true colors: kelly green and white. That Bulldog pride has only grown since September 1885, when the Burnet school district was formed. The annual homecoming parade is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19, on the […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Mi Herencia Hispana event celebrates Hispanic heritage

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Considering the large Hispanic population and its influence in the Highland Lakes and the Texas Hill Country, Jimena Ibanez wondered why there has never been a community-wide celebration. Not one to leave a job to someone else, Ibanez and her church, Iglesia Conexiones, put together Mi Herencia Hispana, which translates to “My […]

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Madolyn Frasier

Marble Falls alumni reunion to honor city’s unofficial historian, Madolyn Frasier

When you had a question about Marble Falls history, Madolyn Frasier had the answer. If she didn’t know it off the top of her head, she’d find it by digging through her vast collection of historical documents, photos, and memorabilia. She was, as some said, the Marble Falls historian. Frasier, a 1959 graduate of Marble […]

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Burnet County Hunger Alliance

September is Hunger Awareness Month in Burnet County

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Pam Rodgers of the Burnet County Hunger Alliance stood before the Burnet County Commissioners Court and laid out her case for proclaiming September Hunger Awareness Month. “Who are the hungry people in Burnet County?” she asked. “First, there are the kids.” Rodgers pointed out that, according to school district statistics, approximately 63 […]

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Pink Out Marble Falls

Pink Out Marble Falls on Thursday full of pageantry

Just which Highland Lakes first responder has what it takes to be the next top supermodel? Maybe none, but that’s not stopping a bunch of them from competing in the annual First Responder Pageant Show during Pink Out Marble Falls on Thursday, September 12. Last year, a crowd packed into Old Oak Square under the […]

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Girl Scout open house in Marble Falls

Girl Scout open house is Saturday in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Hannah Bruno is more than a spokesperson for Girl Scouts of Central Texas. She is also a former Girl Scout and credits the organization for helping her develop life and relationship skills. “It exposes girls to other people who aren’t necessarily like them,” she said. “Those are really important things to […]

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Marble Falls Homecoming Week 2019

Who’s got spirit? It’s Marble Falls Homecoming Week

The atmosphere on Marble Falls school district campuses, especially the high school, is charged this week as students, staff, and the community pull out a little extra purple and gold. It’s Homecoming Week 2019. Homecoming is traditionally when former students return to spend time on their old stomping grounds, but it’s also a chance for […]

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9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony in Marble Falls for reflection, recognition

9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony in Marble Falls for reflection, recognition

It has been 18 years since terrorists highjacked four commercial airlines, crashing two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to retake control of the plane. In all, the September 11, 2001, terrorist […]

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Riley Arrington

PICAYUNE PEOPLE: Serious injury no obstacle for Burnet Middle School barrel racer

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The knots built in Shelly Townsend’s stomach as her young daughter, Riley Arrington, prepared for a recent barrel race in Sweetwater — her first competition since the Burnet Middle School student broke her arm in a rodeo accident in Taylor on January 31. “Everything just came crashing down,” Shelly said of the […]

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His Hands Ministry

RJ Richey program needs volunteers for reading time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO His Hands Ministry and R.J. Richey Elementary School are teaming up to offer a weekly reading and mentoring program for students, but they need you. The program partners adult volunteers with students. The only skills required are the ability to read and a desire to spend time inspiring students, according to […]

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Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers needed for next Habitat for Humanity home

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The dream of homeownership is closer to reality for Stephanie and Hailey Izell and their daughters, one of three families chosen by Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity for its house program. Organization officials announced work on the Izell home begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 14, at 115 Avenue M in […]

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MIke G. Williams

Dove Award-winning comedian headlines Celebrate Life

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center provides all its services and baby items at no cost to the moms and dads who need its help. The center relies on support from the community to help in its mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and unintended pregnancies. Those are big visions, but […]

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Pink Out Marble Falls

Pink Out Marble Falls cancer event returns September 12

Pick out your pink. Pink Out Marble Falls is back. The annual event, sponsored by Marble Falls Fire Rescue, aims to honor those who have beaten cancer or are still battling it by painting the town pink, a symbolic color for awareness of the disease. The main event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, in […]

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Renamed Highland Lakes Canine Rescue puts focus on Fido

The name has changed, but the mission remains the same. The Highland Lakes SPCA is now Highland Lakes Canine Rescue. The new name appropriately reflects the organization’s mission and focus, board member Jeanne Gillen said. “Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and secure loving and healthy forever homes for abandoned dogs in the Texas Hill […]

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Marble Falls Post Office hosting Passport Fair on Saturday

If you’re considering an international trip in the next couple of years, and you don’t have a passport, or maybe you need to update your current one, then head to the Marble Falls Post Office on Saturday, September 7. The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a Passport Fair from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the city’s […]

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What’s in a Name? Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Inspiration hit Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro as he stood in front of the newly constructed Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet sometime in the late 1970s. “Sometimes a sudden thought does the job,” Caro wrote in an excerpt of his latest book, “Working,” recently printed in The New Yorker. “One […]

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Grandparenting seminar equips couples for important role

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM Grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of grandchildren – second only to parents – yet they are one of the most underserved groups in the church and community. Today’s grandparents don’t consider themselves to be “seniors” in the traditional sense. They are generally healthier and more vital […]

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Jeffrey C. Dunnihoo

Bertram semiconductor engineer’s book isn’t just for kids

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Jeffrey C. Dunnihoo of Bertram found a creative way to explain to his children what he does for a living. He wrote a book. Now available online and in bookstores, “SOIC and SOT – The Microchips” uses illustrations and simple language to explain what Dunnihoo has been doing for the past […]

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DivorceCare support programs bring people together

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Divorce or separation are like any other significant loss, but people often don’t know how to ford the emotions and after-effects of it. It takes more than a self-help book. “If you haven’t been through it, it’s hard to know what someone is going through,” said Bradley Williams of Delta Church. To […]

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PEC school supplies drive

PEC employees collect school supplies for local campuses

Pedernales Electric Cooperative employees stopped by Colt Elementary School on August 19 to drop off school supplies they had collected. Across the PEC service area, cooperative employees donated more than 6,000 items to area school districts. The materials collected at the PEC office in Marble Falls went to Marble Falls Independent School District campuses. Supplies […]

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Immigration-presentation

Presentation: Border issue isn’t political; it’s a ‘human crisis’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Rev. Mel Hazlewood had always considered immigration a political issue better left to elected officials. However, after a recent journey to the Texas-Mexico border as part of an ACLU-led group and observing immigration courts, Hazlewood changed his mind. He hopes others will look at the challenges on the border and seek […]

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Allen West

Fox News contributor Allen West to speak at GOP picnic

Former U.S Rep. Allen West is the keynote speaker for the Burnet County Republican Picnic on Sunday, September 8, at Bill’s Burgers in Burnet. West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, will be joined by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham and state Rep. Terry Wilson at the event, which is 4-7 p.m. at the Burnet eatery, 306 […]

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