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Burnet comes up short against Canyon Lake, 28-20

A second-quarter pick six by Blayne Burkhalter set up the Burnet Bulldogs in a good position going into halftime with a 14-7 lead over the Fischer Canyon Lake Hawks on October 18 at Bulldog Field. Except, someone forgot to tell the Hawks they were supposed to let up with less than two minutes in the […]

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Marble Falls vs. Bastrop

Marble Falls snags first win of the season against Bastrop

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team earned its first victory of the season in a breathtaking 45-37 victory against Bastrop on October 18 to remain perfect on Max Copeland Night.  Mustangs head coach Brian Herman said he and his staff have watched the Mustangs (1-6 overall, 1-4 District 13-5A Division […]

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Burnet football

Burnet Bulldogs host Canyon Lake in district contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The road to the playoffs doesn’t get any easier for the Burnet High School football team as they welcome Fischer Canyon Lake on Friday, October 18. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet. The Hawks (5-1, 1-0) enter district contest after a 41-7 win against […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls and Bastrop both looking for district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Just how meaningful is the District 13-5A Division II matchup between the Marble Falls and Bastrop high school football teams? Consider this: One year ago, the Bears had a 1-2 record when they hosted the Mustangs, who were looking for their first district win. Bastrop defeated the Mustangs 34-7 to even […]

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Faith Flames on the road against Round Rock Concordia

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is hitting the road for the second week in a row to face a confident, physical opponent. The Flames (4-2 overall, 0-1 district) play Round Rock Concordia (4-2, 1-0) on Friday, October 18, in a six-man Division I, District 2 Texas Association of […]

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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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Burnet cross country

Two Burnet runners qualify for regional cross-country meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School freshman Hudson Bennett won the 3.2-mile distance in 16 minutes at the District 14-4A cross-country meet October 11 in Lampasas. He qualified for the Class 4A Region IV meet on October 28, where he will be joined by Burnet junior Rose Flores, who finished sixth in the varsity […]

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White-tailed deer

Deer numbers up; more hunters needed to control population

Deer hunters do more than build family traditions: They also contribute to local conservation efforts. Without a regular harvest of both does and bucks, whether by natural predators or hunters, deer numbers would soon exceed the ability of the land to feed them. Overpopulation leads to habitat abuse, starvation, and death, affecting other wildlife, landscapes, […]

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Burnet-Lampasas football

Burnet Bulldogs fall 45-13 to state-ranked Lampasas

In the District 14-4A Division I opener October 11, the Burnet Bulldogs ended the first half and started the second half with scoring drives, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the state-ranked Lampasas Badgers. The Badgers (5-1, 1-0) beat Burnet 45-13 in Lampasas. Burnet drops to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in district. The Badgers jumped […]

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Faith Flames open district with loss to state champ Veritas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team suffered its second loss of the season in its district opener October 11. This one was against Austin Veritas, a 48-0 contest that ended in the third quarter and snapped the Flames’ three-game winning streak. Faith is now 4-2 overall and 0-1 in […]

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Marble Falls loses district road game to Brenham, 41-13

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team lost a 41-13 district road game to Brenham on October 11; however, Mustangs head coach Brian Herman saw positive elements from his team. He noted opposing coaches are complimentary, adding they see areas of concern when they are preparing to face the Mustangs’ slot-T […]

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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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Burnet vs. Lampasas

Burnet faces district favorite Lampasas and Ace QB

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In its first District 14-4A Division I contest, the Burnet High School football team is hitting the road to face Lampasas, a favorite for the title. The Bulldogs (4-1) and Badgers (4-1) kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, at Badger Stadium, 190 E. Avenue B. “I don’t know that […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls Mustangs on the road against 2-0 Brenham

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team embarks on its longest road trip of the season October 11 to face one of two undefeated teams in District 13-5A Division II. The Mustangs take on Brenham (4-1, 2-0) on Friday. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Cub Stadium, 1600 E. Tom Green St. […]

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Faith Academy vs. Austin Veritas

Faith Flames play defending state champ Austin Veritas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team begins district play on the road against its toughest test of the season: Austin Veritas. Veritas (3-3), the defending state champion, was a preseason top 10 team and the pick of most experts to win the Division I, District 2 six-man championship in […]

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Family hunting traditions

Family hunting traditions build bonds and memories

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The result of a 90-minute wait near dusk in a Texas Hill Country deer blind remains a personal highlight in the life of 11-year-old Halle Maxwell. It was the day she shot her first buck. She was 8 years old at the time, sitting in her dad’s lap, where she shouldered […]

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Kyle Grieser

Marble Falls off-road triathlete heads to World Championship

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Kyle Grieser is upfront about why, after almost two decades, he still competes in off-road triathlons. “What else am I going to do?” he said with a big laugh. “I’m not married. I don’t have any kids. You know, I have the time. I guess that’s why. Other than that, I’m not […]

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Faith Academy football

Faith sets school record in 104-58 win over Holy Trinity

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The 104 points that the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team scored during its thrashing of Holy Trinity Catholic School of Temple on October 4 set a new school record. The Flames (4-1, six-man Division I, District 2) crushed the Celtics 104-58. Faith head coach Stephen Shipley, who has played […]

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‘Bright spots’ in Mustangs’ 31-12 district loss to Elgin

‘Bright spots’ in Mustangs’ 31-12 district loss to Elgin

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team lost 31-12 to Elgin in a District 13-5A Division II road game October 4. Despite the loss, Mustangs head coach Brian Herman said his athletes will see some solid play when they review the film because of how well they moved the ball offensively […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls on the road against Elgin in district match

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs are looking for their first win of the season in a District 13-5A Division II road game against the Elgin Wildcats on October 4. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday at Wildcat Stadium, 1400 County Line Road in Elgin. Both teams began district play last week with a […]

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Faith Academy football

Faith Flames face defensive test in Temple Holy Trinity

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is back on the field after a week off against Holy Trinity Catholic High School of Temple. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools six-man game between the Flames (3-1) and the Celtics (1-3) kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Britton […]

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Feral hog hunter Chris Sawyer

Hill Country feral hog hunters heroes of local landowners

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Feral hogs have been tearing up Andy Smith’s ranch, costing the Llano County landowner thousands of dollars in feed for his cattle each year. At a nearby pecan grove, the hogs are eating up the profits and destroying the trees. Like a lot of local landowners, Smith went looking for help. […]

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Ishiah Carson

MMA fighter from Marble Falls in amateur championship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Ishiah “The Hill Country Strangler” Carson is living up to his nickname in the mixed martial arts world. The 24-year-old, a 2013 Marble Falls High School graduate, is training to fight in the amateur championship against 21-year-old Anthony Sutterfield. Both fighters are 2-0 in the featherweight division. The bout is set […]

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TPWD Seeks Public Comment on Trot Line Rules

TPWD seeks public comment on proposed trot line rules

From Staff Reports Texas Parks and Wildlife Department commissioners are asking for public comment on proposed changes to the regulations on trot lines and other “passive” fishing gear. Changes include adding requirements and specification for floats and reducing the valid period for gear tags to reduce the negative impacts of abandoned gear in Texas public […]

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Burnet, Marble Falls Cross Country McNeil Results

Burnet and Marble Falls cross country compete at McNeil

The Marble Falls and Burnet high school cross country teams competed at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock September 28. Old Settler’s Park also will be the site of the state meet Saturday, November 9. Marble Falls had two runners compete in the gold divisions, which pits the state’s […]

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Burnet 54, Sonora 28

Burnet turns it up in 2nd half, beating Sonora 54-28

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team used a strong second half to beat Sonora 54-28 on September 27. The Bulldogs (4-1 overall, District 14-4A Division I) took a 26-22 lead into halftime then proceeded to outscore the Broncos 21-0 in the third quarter for a 47-22 advantage they wouldn’t relinquish thanks […]

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