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Max Copeland Night

Mustangs’ game against Bastrop is Max Copeland Night

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Though he’s been gone for four years, Brother Max Copeland remains in the hearts of Marble Falls residents. Each season, the Marble Falls Independent School District chooses one of the high school football team’s home games to raise money for the scholarship named after the beloved former pastor of First Baptist […]

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Antonio Reyna

St. John’s Fall Festival on Sunday features mariachi, more

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Mariachi singer Antonio Reyna is performing at this year’s Fall Festival hosted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The festival is 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20. Reyna will take the stage at 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend the concert or the festival at the church, 105 […]

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Jake and Krysten Sheffield with their sons, Gunner (left) and Ryker. Krysten’s parents, Trace and Catlin, who own Trailblazer Grille in Burnet, are hosting Scare on the Square to raise funds for Lotus Events. The nonprofit assisted the Sheffields following Ryker’s cancer diagnosis about two years ago. The murder-mystery event is 7 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at the restaurant, 216 S. Main St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Scare on the Square benefits pediatric cancer support organization

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In a matter of minutes almost two years ago, the lives of Ryker Sheffield’s family changed. His mother, Krysten, noticed the 2-year-old boy was coughing and having trouble breathing. Thinking it was simply a routine respiratory issue, she took Ryker to a doctor. That doctor immediately made an appointment for the […]

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Joseph’s Hammer aims to build prison chapel and hope

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Pam Stevenson and the rest of the members on the Joseph’s Hammer board are on a mission that would put themselves “out of business.” “Yeah, I guess that’s right,” Stevenson said with a laugh. Joseph’s Hammer’s only goal is to raise enough money to build a chapel at the Texas Department of […]

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Burnet head coach Jerod Rye

Burnet football coach speaker at Inspirational Luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Tim Denton thought about the ideal speaker for the first Inspirational Luncheon, motivation was on his mind. And who better to speak on that than someone who motivates people every day in his job as the Burnet High School Head football coach: Jerod Rye. Rye will be the guest at […]

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JM Huber and The Helping Center

Helping Center receives $50,000 grant from JM Huber program

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area Executive Director Sam Pearce was all smiles — even before the cake was cut. “This is the biggest donation we’ve ever received from one company or donor,” he said October 10, just before heading out to the front of the J.M. Huber Corporation office in […]

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John Arthur Martinez

Buckaroo Ball, golf tournament benefit Boys & Girls Club

For many kids, the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes is the go-to after-school spot where they can get a jumpstart on homework, learn a new skill, or just have fun. Over the past two decades, the Highland Lakes club has served thousands of youths and expanded to offer services in Marble Falls, […]

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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store fashion show

‘Classy and elegant’ fashion show for Marble Falls library

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Marble Falls Library Thrift Store has built a reputation as the place to go for first-rate fashion at secondhand prices. On October 10, clothing and accessories are leaving the store’s racks for the runway at the “Diamonds in the Ruff,” this year’s fashion show and luncheon benefiting the Marble Falls Public […]

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Fort Croghan

Fort Croghan established safety, business in Burnet County

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON On the northeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, what would become Burnet County was wild with resources and the promise of a good life for those who could withstand the initial hardships. While the draw of water and land for farming and ranching made settling desirable, Fort Croghan made it possible. […]

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Burnet program: Forensic psychiatrist to discuss motivation behind mass killings

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After a mass shooting, everyone often wonders why. What could have made someone commit such a horrific crime? Forensic psychiatrist William Reid will offer insight into a killer’s motivation during a free Coffee Talks author program at 2 p.m. October 10 at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington St. […]

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Llano County bulk collection

Llano County bulk collection October 12 in Buchanan Dam

A Llano County bulk collection is October 12 at the East Llano County Annex on the corner of RR 1431 and Texas 29 in Buchanan Dam. Accepted items include: Automobile tires up to 24 inches (no rims); up to 10 tires at no charge then $1 a tire over 10 Computer components and TVs (no […]

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Phoenix Center's Fall Family Day

Unplug during the Phoenix Center’s Fall Family Day

The Phoenix Center is offering families a day to unplug and connect. The nonprofit is hosting a free Fall Family Day camp on Sunday, October 13, from 1-5 p.m. It takes place on the 77-acre Phoenix Center Ranch, 3340 Texas 71 West outside of Horseshoe Bay. Families must register in advance; space is limited. During […]

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Steve Munisteri at Burnet County Republican Women's club meeting

Ex-Trump staff member to speak at GOP women’s club meeting

Steve Munisteri, a longtime GOP activist and the former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is the guest speaker at the Burnet County Republican Women’s meeting October 10. Munisteri, who also served as the principal deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison, is currently a senior advisor on U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s 2020 re-election […]

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Lauren Friedman

To fashionista Lauren Friedman, clothing connects us

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON To fashion illustrator, blogger, and author Lauren Friedman, clothing and accessories are more than just things we put on. “There is a family connection, especially with accessories, that comes when they are passed down,” Friedman said. She pointed out how her own engagement ring once belonged to her grandmother. For others, it […]

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National Night Out

Granite Shoals first responders and community come together for National Night Out

Sometimes, the only instances when residents interact with police and firefighters is during an emergency, which isn’t always a good time for the groups to get to know each other. On Tuesday, October 1, the community of Granite Shoals and their first responders can get to know each other in a more relaxed and family-friendly […]

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The Helping Center of Marble Falls

Pitch in to pack pantries’ shelves with protein sources

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Sam Pearce has a quiet, confident faith. No matter how bare the shelves get at The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area, he believes God will provide. “It’s been a tough summer, but we’ll get through,” he said as he looked at the food pantry’s storage area. Several empty spots on the […]

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Nonprofit leadership group

Nonprofit leaders can help each other through new group

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The world of nonprofits can be hard to navigate for directors, board members, and other leaders. It’s something Amber McHose, executive director of Harmony School of Creative Arts, sees firsthand in her role. “It can seem a little crazy with all the different nonprofits and everything going on,” she said. “When you […]

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Sculptor Dan Pogue

Sculptor: Public art displays feasts for eyes, economies

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Dan Pogue has sculpted intricate, beautiful pieces of art, including a towering 16-foot archangel, but his latest project is almost amusing to him. “You know, I’ve never done a hippo before,” he said in his gallery and studio located east of Marble Falls. “I’ve done a lot of things, but this is […]

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Banned Books Week

Marble Falls library highlights harm of banning books

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON What do “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Bible, and the “Captain Underpants” book series have in common? People have tried to ban them. “It still happens today,” said Misty Smith, the children’s librarian at the Marble Falls Public Library. “We’re not talking about the Middle Ages; we’re talking […]

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Local CASA seeking Hispanic and bilingual volunteers

Local CASA seeking Hispanic and bilingual volunteers

Being in foster care is challenging enough for a child, but it’s even more difficult for youths who are placed in a home with no connection to their culture. To help those children, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is seeking more Hispanic and bilingual volunteers. Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers from the community […]

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Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering enthusiasts build decks and friendships

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Two of them are Marines. One’s a former truck driver. Another manages a cement company. They all play Magic the Gathering on a regular basis at Hood’s Games ’N Things in Marble Falls and were on hand for a recent pre-release party and game night. Magic the Gathering is the grandfather […]

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The Helping Center garden

Donations sought for Marble Falls community garden’s move

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After eight years next to The Helping Center of Marble Falls, the community garden is pulling up roots and could use a little help itself. “The Helping Center is going to be part of the new community resource center, so they’ll be moving,” said Suzy Rowley of the Highland Lakes Master Gardener […]

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Fort Croghan

Fort Croghan Plaza of Honor to be dedicated to Burnet County history advocates

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Carol Anne Goble loved history, particularly that of Burnet County and Fort Croghan, and she was an ardent advocate of both. When she died earlier this year, the Burnet County Heritage Society wanted to memorialize her. Enter, the Plaza of Honor, which will be installed at the Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum […]

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Phil Dawson

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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