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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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Texas State Rep. Terry Wilson (R-Granite Shoals) presents Judge Cheryll Mabray (left) of the Texas Child Protection Court of the Hill Country with a CASA for the Highland Lakes Area service award. Mabray has spent her career as a county attorney and now an associate judge serving abuse and neglected children. CASA for the Highland Lakes Area serves Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Lampasas, and San Saba counties. Courtesy photo

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area hands out awards to child advocates

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — CASA for the Highland Lakes Area recently honored a number of people who have worked tirelessly on behalf of abused and neglected children over a five-county area. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Child Abuse Awareness Month event
WHEN: 5:30-6 p.m. April 20
WHERE: Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls
FOR MORE: Go to highlandlakescasa.com or www.hccac.org

CASA, Rotarians spread message of child abuse prevention

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Child abuse and neglect occur throughout the year. There is no off-season for agencies and organizations determined to stop the problem and support the victims of it. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: CASA and Chocolate, an open house for CASA for the Highland Lakes Area
WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 31 
WHERE: CASA office, 1719 Ridgeview in Kingsland
FOR MORE: Go to highlandlakescasa.com or contact (325) 388-3440 or galyn@highlandlakescasa.com

TO BECOME A CASA: CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is holding a five-week training session starting April 6 and continuing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Go to highlandlakescasa.com or contact (325) 388-3440 or galyn@highlandlakescasa.com.

CASA seeking volunteers with ‘heart for children’

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — You’ve probably seen photos of them in the paper. They’re standing, often smiling, looking as if they’re ready to do something great. (more…)

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Raise a Glass for CASA with the help of ‘Bob Dylan’ … almost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bill Rives says he’s no Tom Petty, but he compares himself to another warbly voiced legend. “I can almost sing as good as Bob Dylan,” he said with a laugh, “with a little practice.” (more…)

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CASA needs volunteers to help abused, neglected children through court system

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — With 40 dedicated volunteers putting in as much effort as they can, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area still faces a difficult challenge. “Currently in Burnet County, we have 56 active (Child Protective Services) cases that involve 86 children,” said Galyn Woerner, the CASA for the Highland Lakes Area advocate […]

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With 200 children to 77 advocates, CASA needs help

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE KINGSLAND — The Fourth of July is a holiday that brings together families and friends to celebrate the nation that we all call home. For children in the Texas child welfare system, home can be an unstable place that changes month to month. Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were […]

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Gala to help CASA will be a ‘Downton Abbey’ affair

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — If you’re looking for an excuse to watch a marathon of “Downton Abbey” episodes, tell your family and friends you’re just doing research for a good cause. And if you attend the 2014 Gala — An Evening at CASA Manor, then you’d be telling the truth. (more…)

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CASA gala fundraiser bringing a bit of ‘Downton Abbey’ to the Highland Lakes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — People spending the evening at the 2014 gala for CASA for the Highland Lakes Area might feel like they’ve been transported to “Downton Abbey.” That’s because the organization is celebrating “An Evening at CASA Manor” with its themed party Feb. 22. “The (PBS) show ‘Downton Abbey’ is so […]

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CASA for the Highland Lakes Area seeks volunteers to help children in foster care

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — A nonprofit organization wants to expand a group of volunteers who provide a voice for local children looking to reunite with families or potentially find new homes. Volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates for the Highland Lakes Area fulfill that role for more than 200 children in five […]

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CASA gives a voice to children who might otherwise go unheard

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR KINGSLAND — Whenever a child is removed from a home because of abuse or neglect, a group of dedicated volunteers is standing by to be his or her voice. (more…)

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