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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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Diane and Roy Lenoch of Kingsland with dog Brew Van Gogh

Hog dog logs 15,000 miles with his Kingsland owners

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Brew Van Gogh rolls by on his Harley-Davidson donned in leather, he demands attention. No ordinary biker, this 7-year-old broken coat Jack Russell terrier mix has logged more than 15,000 miles on the back of owners Diane and Roy Lenoch’s red, black, and silver Harley. On a recent ride near […]

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Cottonwood Pride receives PEC grant

PEC offers grants to nonprofits for energy-efficiency projects

For a nonprofit, $5,000 is a big boost for its programs. And thanks to Pedernales Electric Cooperative, it’s not a pipe dream. The cooperative is accepting applications for community grants of up to $5,000 through 5 p.m. October 1. Nonprofits must prove their tax-exempt status with the proper documentation and be located within PEC’s territory […]

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Operation Fill the Boat

Fill the Boat during Granite Shoals school supplies drive

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Every Granite Shoals police officer has children, so they know how stressful and costly back-to-school shopping can be for parents. Always looking for ways to help the community, officers are once again holding the Operation Fill the Boat school supplies drive. “This is our second year of doing it,” Sgt. John Ortis […]

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K-9 to 5: Trained therapy dogs have a ‘power of presence’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Working in grief therapy, Anubis approaches each client with a positive attitude. His very presence fosters a sense of acceptance and well-being. He also wags his tail — a lot — and nudges hands for an ear scratch. A 1-year-old Labrador retriever-Great Pyrenees mix, Anibus works at Cremation Advocates by Putnam, where […]

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Jimmy Burney

Despite the heat, fishing with Jimmy puts smiles on faces

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Everyone knows Jimmy, said J. Gibbs “Bo” Franki about the Marble Falls man who can often be seen on his routine walks around the city. Jimmy Burney, 71, who has special needs, always waves when he sees people driving by as he takes his — somewhat — standard route. “He’s just the […]

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Family affected by rare infant condition shares support

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Ellisyn “Ellie” Parmelee was 2 months old, her parents, Britany and Ryan Parmelee, realized the baby wasn’t reaching some of her growth milestones. Concerned, the Marble Falls residents took their daughter, who is now 6½ months, to her doctor and then a specialist. On March 25 of this year, they […]

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That Joint in Spicewood

Terry Fagerstrom creates a whimsical world in Spicewood, and you’re invited

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Walking through Terry Fagerstrom’s “joint” — there’s no other way to describe it — you’re instantly transfixed by the array of random items he’s collected over the years. On display, these bits and pieces — from water skis on the ceiling to old board games on the bathroom wall — come together […]

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Hill Country Community Theatre scholarship winner

Applause for Hill Country Community Theatre scholarship recipient Charles McLean

The Hill Country Community Theatre has awarded the $1,000 Phyl Holbert Scholarship to Charles McLean for his outstanding contributions to the Cottonwood Shores nonprofit arts venue. In addition to performing on the local stage in “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Rabbit Hole,” and in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” McLean has volunteered his time and was the stage […]

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Highland Lakes Association of Realtors awards scholarships

Highland Lakes Realtors group hands out nine scholarships

All nine of the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors scholarship recipients expressed gratitude after each received $1,000 for post-secondary school expenses. It came at just the right time for the students, who all have completed at least 12 college or trade school credit hours. The association awarded the scholarships to Anna Herrington, John Gabriel Smith, […]

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Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Heredia and his wife, Martha, of Marble Falls attended the 31st annual Celebrate Life event in June at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago.

‘God is the healer;’ Marble Falls man celebrates each and every cancer-free day

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Every day Ricardo “Ricky” Heredia wakes up is an extra day he’s thankful to have. In June, the Marble Falls resident celebrated his fifth year as a cancer survivor at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago along with more than 100 others. The event rolled out the red carpet […]

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David Holder

David Holder remembered for love of tennis, building dreams

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO While some saw tennis as just a sport, David Holder viewed it as an opportunity to improve lives. He did that through his work with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation, helping countless young players in the Highland Lakes pursue their dreams. Holder died at his Horseshoe Bay home on July 21, […]

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Billie Shelburn honored for service

Burnet Housing Authority leader lauded for commitment and compassion

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A “worker bee” is how people described Burnet Housing Authority Executive Director Billie Shelburn in their nomination of her for the national Charles L. Farris Award. “If I ever dedicate myself to something, I’m going to do it,” Shelburn said. She helps manage public housing and public housing assistance programs in […]

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Mission: Border Hope

Marble Falls volunteers on mission of hope at the border

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON It’s easy to get caught up in the politics of the crisis at the Texas border, but when Marti Pogue of Marble Falls looked into the eyes of those gathered inside the Methodist church-turned-migrant support facility in Eagle Pass, all she saw were God’s people. “I don’t think there’s a right or […]

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Back to School Blast

Back to School Blasts coming up; volunteers are needed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two weeks ago, Back to School Blast organizers in Marble Falls were short on needed funds to ensure 1,500 students had supplies for the 2019-20 school year. Two weeks later, organizers are feeling very optimistic thanks to the generosity of the Highland Lakes community. “We got our money in two weeks,” […]

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Marble Falls job fair August 9; employers should register now

Marble Falls job fair August 9; employers should register now

With the state and national unemployment rates each hovering below 4 percent, employers are competing to find people to fill positions. Considering the Central Texas unemployment rate was below 3 percent for May, it can be even more challenging for Highland Lakes employers. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, the city of Marble Falls, and the […]

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Camp Agape

Camp Agape wraps up summer grief camp, looks ahead to next events; help is needed

When Camp Agape wrapped up its 19th summer camp July 11 at Camp Buckner in Kingsland, the staff and about 80 volunteers had helped transform the lives of 39 children who had lost a loved one. As the kids loaded up in cars for the trip home, and volunteers began packing up, everyone knew the […]

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SN Samuel Thomas McCrocklin

MFHS graduate completes Navy boot camp with high ranking

SN Samuel Thomas McCrocklin recently graduated boot camp at the United States Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, as an honor graduate with a rank of E3. McCrocklin was the recipient of the United Services Organization Shipmate Award “presented to the graduating recruit whose enthusiasm, supportive attitude and willingness to help others during […]

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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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William Leach benefit catfish tourney

Catfish tourney for boy with rare disease nets 1,200 pounds

EDITOR’S NOTE: In an earlier version of this article, it was written that Nelson DeSpain donated part of his winnings to the family, but that was incorrect. He donated all of his winnings to the family. DailyTrib.com apologizes for the error. The catfish were biting June 28-29 during the William Leach benefit tournament, which brought […]

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Kickball tournament helps Fighting For Gold pediatric cancer support group

FROM STAFF REPORTS Are you ready for some kickball? The Fighting for Gold Charity Kickball Tournament kicks off at 10 AM on Thursday, July 4, at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Service League scholarships

Service League gives $13,000 in scholarships to local women

FROM STAFF REPORTS Staying true to its mission, the Highland Lakes Service League is helping several local women pursue their educational aspirations. (more…)

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William Leach

Catfish tournament benefits 1-year-old with rare disease

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON If you’re going catfishing this weekend, why not do it for William Leach and his family. The 1-year-old Llano boy suffers from a rare disease: congenital bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria syndrome. (more…)

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Eagle Scouts recognized by MFISD

Local Eagle Scouts recognized by Marble Falls ISD board

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored several Eagle Scouts during its regular meeting June 17. (more…)

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