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School shootings put safety front and center at MFISD; $55M bond goes before voters

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Columbine brought campus safety to the forefront; Sandy Hook forced school officials to take those protocols to a level unlike any seen before. (more…)

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State Sen. Dawn Buckingham commends the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District transportation staff Oct. 11 for their heroic and valiant work during a wildfire in July that forced the evacuation of 50-70 homes, 400 Inks Lakes State Park visitors, and 700 campers and staff at Camp Longhorn Indian Springs. Within an hour of BCISD officials requesting bus drivers to help evacuate Camp Longhorn Indian Springs, 14 drivers and staff responded. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

State leaders recognize BCISD bus drivers for evacuating summer camp during wildfire

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As 14 Burnet Consolidated Independent School District buses rolled into the Camp Longhorn Indian Springs drive on Sunday, July 29, tears formed in camp director Nan Manning’s eyes. (more…)

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Phoenix Center therapist Erin Givarz (left) and Marble Falls Head Start center director Aletha Laterza know the positive effects the center’s programs have on children. Phoenix Center and Marble Falls Independent School District formed a partnership in 2015 to provide mental health services to students and are expanding those services and programs this year. Go to phoenixtx.org for more information. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center and Marble Falls ISD expand mental health services on campuses

FROM STAFF REPORTS Since 2015, when Phoenix Center of Marble Falls and Marble Falls Independent School District forged a partnership, the two have served more than 900 students with mental health services. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: Bulldog Spirit, Pride and Honor on display; dangers of drugs and vaping

You have heard me say it over and over: I love the Burnet community and our school district. I was most recently reminded again of why during the homecoming football game — or, should I say, before the football game. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade route.

Marble Falls homecoming parade route, bonfire site change

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade and bonfire are on the move. (more…)

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A resident takes images of flooding following a Sept. 21 storm in Sonora. To help relief efforts for the Sonora community, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is collecting monetary donations, which will be presented in a check to Sonora school district officials at the Burnet-Sonora football game Friday, Sept. 28. Photo by Kimberley Meyer, The Devil’s River News

Burnet football fans can help flood-devastated Sonora community before the big game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Before Burnet school district Superintendent Keith McBurnett had a chance to organize a fundraiser for the Sonora Independent School District, he learned a couple of his coaches had already taken the lead.  (more…)

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While Mustang Stadium is typically associated with Marble Falls High School football, the facility actually serves many teams, programs, and events, including the band and commencement ceremonies. After eight years of use, the stadium’s turf and track are showing wear and tear. Marble Falls Independent School District is taking a $55 million bond proposal to voters on Nov. 6 that includes $900,000 for turf and track upgrades. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

New turf at Mustang Stadium part of bond package on ballot; reason is safety, officials say

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Just before the 2018 football season started, Wade Whiteside and his son, Braidon, were looking at photos of Mustang Stadium from a few years ago. (more…)

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BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD Message: Homecoming week, Hall of Honor nominations, and district objectives

Every so often, I will see a post on social media that says schools no longer require the Pledge of Allegiance for fear of offending someone. Actually, there are more states than not that require the Pledge of Allegiance be recited each day. (more…)

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Carleen Wray (right) of Sandy Hook Promise presents Burnet Middle School teacher and Interact Club sponsor Sara Te (left) and club members Hayden Brown, Tatum Salinas, MaeSyn Gay, Emily Wagner, Karlie Buckley, Claire Teague, and Elyzabeth Muziak with the Start With Hello Community Reach and Sustainability runner-up award. The honor recognizes the efforts of club members and the entire school’s student body in making the campus more inclusive. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet Middle School honored for its Start With Hello efforts to end social isolation

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — As Burnet Middle School Interact Club sponsor Sara Te stood before the student body, she summed up the efforts of the club and student body to create a more inclusive campus, which began two years ago with the Start With Hello program. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: Preparing for the future at BCISD

We are already in the middle of the third week of school, and it is hard to believe our athletes, cheerleaders, drill team, and band members have been at school more than a month practicing, playing, and performing. It is amazing to watch the number of activities that our young people participate in across the […]

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Marble Falls ISD focuses on safety, security in $55 million bond package

Marble Falls ISD focuses on safety, security in $55 million bond package

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District is emphasizing safety and security in its $55 million bond package that will go before voters in November. (more…)

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Burnet school district voters pass tax ratification election by huge margin

Burnet school district voters pass tax ratification election by huge margin

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters overwhelmingly passed the tax ratification election Aug. 25 by a 90 percent margin. (more…)

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Spicewood Elementary School Principal Susan Cox (right) presents kindergarten teacher Sarah Jenkins with a $75 gift card. The gift card was one of many the Spicewood Community Library Board of Directors and patrons gave to the campus Aug. 21. The library raised about $5,000 in gift cards to give to the elementary school. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Spicewood Community Library, patrons show their support of teachers with several gifts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SPICEWOOD — The day before classes started at Spicewood Elementary School, teachers were up to their elbows in preparations for students when four residents walked into the campus library. (more…)

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Reading specialist Jennifer Jones, creator of HelloLiteracy.com, visited Colt Elementary School to inspire educators to teach the way she does with energy and from the heart. Jones was welcomed by Colt teacher Angeleca Palacio (left), Colt Principal Erika O’Connor, and teachers Sonja Marroquin and Sylvia Villarreal. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Children’s literacy expert brings ideas and suggestions to Colt Elementary School

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Colt Elementary School teacher Sonja Marroquin first heard Jennifer Jones, she immediately knew she wanted her colleagues to feel what she felt. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School student Maribel Nikole Enriquez was killed in a car crash in June. Courtesy photo

Mustangs fans asked to give to Our Day To Shine fund to help families in need

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell held the first official donation effort for the Our Day To Shine benevolent fund last August, he had no idea how it would impact a family in Mustang Nation. (more…)

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Grant creates plumber training program at Central Texas College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Almost 100 new plumbers will be needed in the Highland Lakes in the next five years, according to a statistic from state labor boards. This is due to new subdivisions, businesses, and other growth. (more…)

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The Texas Education Agency released letter grades for Texas public school districts Aug. 15. However, local school officials caution people not to base their assessment of districts on a rating that weighs heavily on standardized testing. Marble Falls and Burnet school officials pointed out that many achievements by students can’t be measured on a standardized test such as success in the fine arts, athletics, and student clubs. For example: The 2018 Marble Falls Mustang band quartet of Yobana Solorzano (left), Jack Gratehouse, Remi MacHarg, and Sydney Kelley earned a gold medal during the University Interscholastic League State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May. That is a learning experience that TEA doesn’t necessarily include in its school accountability rating. Courtesy photo

School officials say people should look beyond TEA letter grades for districts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Report card time generates a mix of fear, anticipation, and even excitement among students. The same could be said for school officials when the Texas Education Agency released letter grades for Texas public school districts Aug. 15, but with a few differences. (more…)

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Early voting for BCISD Tax Ratification Election ends Aug. 21; election day Aug. 25

Early voting for BCISD Tax Ratification Election ends Aug. 21; election day Aug. 25

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters still have a day of early voting for the Tax Ratification Election. Early voting runs through Tuesday, Aug. 21. (more…)

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TEA report cards are in for Highland Lakes school districts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — As the summer break wraps up, area schools got their “report card” from the Texas Education Agency with two Highland Lakes districts earning a C and one a B. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet school districts replace ACE programs as grant funding ends

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With waiting lists growing at two of the three elementary campuses for the new Bulldog Clubs, Shelley Reavis, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s director of Elementary Curriculum, knew the district was on the right track and picking up steam after a grant funding a previous after-school program ended. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police officer Christie Carter can already envision the department's boat filled with school supplies for students and teachers. Carter came up with Fill the Boat!, an event that lets people drop off school supplies — to fill the boat — from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the station, 410 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals Police Department hoping for boatload of school supplies

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department’s boat is used for various purposes on Lake LBJ, including helping stranded boaters and ensuring public safety. (more…)

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Marble Falls school board's special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

Marble Falls school board’s special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 13, to discuss the facilities planning committee’s recommendations. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: First day of class is around the corner, and BCISD is ready

It is almost time for parents across Burnet County to tag Burnet school district staff and say, “You’re it.” Where did the summer go? It is hard to believe that on Monday, Aug. 20, the 2018-19 school year begins. We have been busy planning for the new school year, including hiring new teachers, wrapping up […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends Kingsland School

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Kingsland School Lakers are headed back to class on Monday, Aug. 20. If you’re unfamiliar with Kingsland School, it’s a public charter school with classes from kindergarten through eighth grade that serves students in Burnet and Llano counties. As a public charter school, there is no admission to attend. […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends BCISD campuses

BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends BCISD campuses

The Bulldogs are back — well, officially on Monday, Aug. 20, the first of class for Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students. Many students, particularly at the high school, have already returned to school due to sports and band practices. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends Faith Academy

MARBLE FALLS — Though the Texas summer didn’t need any help, the Faith Academy Flames are heating things up as classes start Tuesday, Aug. 14. Faith Academy, 3151 RR 1431 just east of Marble Falls, is the only private school for kindergarten through 12th grade in the area. It’s a great option for families, but […]

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