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Blood drive

Marble Falls health science students to host blood drive, learn career lesson

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When people give blood, they help countless others survive accidents, surgeries, premature births, and other unforeseen events. (more…)

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Colt Elementary students see how STEAM concepts are used in a wide variety of careers

Colt Elementary students see how STEAM concepts are used in a wide variety of careers

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Colt Elementary School’s first STEAM day all started with a dairy cow named Dorothy. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District will honor the late Rev. Max Copeland during the Marble Falls High School Mustangs basketball game against Dripping Springs on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Max Copeland/Marble Falls High School gymnasium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Copeland, who passed away in May 2015, was known as a great Mustang supporter. Game tipoff is 6:30 p.m. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

‘Brother Max’ scholarship fund collection buckets will be out at Mustangs game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls High School boys basketball team takes the court Feb. 9 against Dripping Springs, the Mustangs will be sporting a dash for red on their usual purple and white uniforms. (more…)

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Bob Watkins (left), coordinator of the AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers, finishes a tax form for a resident on Feb. 6, the first day of the free service, which is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 12 (except March 13 and 15) at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, 1701 Broadway in Marble Falls, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through April 9 at the Hill Country Community Foundation building, 403 E. Jackson St. in Burnet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Free AARP tax service offered in Marble Falls, Burnet to all ages

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A popular free individual tax preparation service drew a large crowd on its first day of operation Feb. 6. (more…)

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Heart of Hope Counseling and Mediation set up a wheel at a previous Join the Journey Safe and Drug-Free Wellness Fair that children could spin for a prize. The counseling group is one of several that participates in the event to help families stay healthy and happy. This year’s fair is 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the R.J. Richey Elementary gym, 500 E. Graves in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Join the Journey fair arms Burnet community in fight against drug abuse

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Following the death of her son in December 2011 from a methadone overdose, Janet Christiansen faced two options: crumble from her sorrow and regret or honor her son by equipping parents and the community with information to battle the scourge of drug use and abuse. (more…)

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Granite Shoals residents invited to informal Coffee with the Council

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals residents have a chance to ask questions to members of the City Council in an informal setting Saturday, Feb. 3. (more…)

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A memorial event for Kathy Rose Ferrell on Jan. 28 will honor a woman who inspired others with her joyful outlook and advocacy of breast cancer prevention. Courtesy photo

Memorial to inspire after Marble Falls resident loses battle with breast cancer

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — Despite losing an eight-year battle with breast cancer, Kathy Rose Ferrell, 45, had “touched many souls out here” because she personified wisdom, optimism, and a fighting spirit, according to her loved ones and co-workers. (more…)

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Kingsland School student Preslie Watson works on her reading in Jan Woods’s kindergarten class. The charter school students have access to much of the same technology their traditional public school counterparts have. The Kingsland School, which opened in August 2016, must follow state and Texas Education Agency rules and guidelines. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

A lesson on Kingsland School (and charter schools in general)

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON KINGSLAND — Though Kingsland School basically doubled in size from last year to this year, Principal Meloni Puishes still works to get the word out about the public charter school as well as educate people on what exactly it is. (more…)

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Women’s health fair Jan. 27 offers screenings, cooking demos, answers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Happy, healthy women mean happier, healthier families, according to Baylor Scott & White Health. To help women improve their well-being, the Texas-based health care provider is holding its annual For Women For Life event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 810 […]

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End-of-life planning program Jan. 25 at Marble Falls church

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — On an ordinary Sunday morning in December, Betty Matejowsky’s life changed. She was putting the finishing touches on her outfit for church as her husband, Alan, headed out the front door to start the car. (more…)

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Hill Country 100 Club honors first responders; Roger Staubach speaks

Hill Country 100 Club honors first responders; Roger Staubach speaks

  STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From moving to a larger venue to inviting a football legend for the keynote speech, the 15th annual Hill Country 100 Club awards banquet has cultivated community support while recognizing the top law enforcement and emergency personnel for their selfless work for the past year. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District approved a $40 million budget along with a $1.28 ad valorem tax rate. File photo

Marble Falls ISD finalist in H-E-B’s Excellence in Education awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few extra pairs of eyes will be on the Marble Falls Independent School District on Jan. 23, but it’s a good thing. (more…)

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BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

BCSO active shooter course aims to prevent tragic events

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office will take aim at potential active shooter situations with a course focused on how to respond and stay safe during these violent events, which sometimes result in mass casualties. (more…)

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The new home of Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties at 602 N. Wood St. in Burnet. The Meals on Wheels staff will prepare meals and deliver them from the facility. Staff members hope volunteers will step forward to lead programs that teach a skill such as gardening or art or fun programs such as games. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Meals on Wheels opening new center in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet Counties will celebrate the official grand opening of its new location with a free lunch for attendees and a ribbon cutting. The Burnet center will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at 602 North Wood St. At 11 a.m., people can […]

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Wood-carving master Bill Edwards (left) presents former college football coach Dennis Franchione with a 'Hand-Held Cross.' Edwards created the piece and gives one to each speaker of the Men of Faith gathering. Franchione was the guest speaker during the Jan. 9 gathering. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach Franchione speaks to Men of Faith about gaining strength after off-field losses

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — Being a college football coach, especially with programs such as the University of Alabama and Texas A&M University, can test a man’s faith. But for retired college coach and Horseshoe Bay resident Dennis Franchione, his biggest tests really had nothing to do with the gridiron. (more…)

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Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

KINGSLAND — Kingsland School/Orenda Charter Schools is holding open enrollment through January for the 2018-19 school year. The public charter school offers kindergarten through the eighth grade and has an enrollment of 151 students. It was founded in 2011. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian is one of 106 high school students to earn a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship this year. McMillian is also the starting center for the Lady Mustangs basketball team and recently signed her letter of intent to play for Liberty University. File photo

Marble Falls senior Mya McMillian receives $25,000 national scholarship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian learned she was selected for a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, she took it as confirmation of what she always believed. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls High School teacher and coach Wayne Neely passed away Jan. 4, 2018. He was 73. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls coach, teacher Wayne Neely loved watching kids succeed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While the Marble Falls High School girls golf program flourished under Wayne Neely’s tutelage, the former coach and science teacher is remembered for that: being a teacher. (more…)

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Holiday heartburn or GERD? Turkey and treats might trigger acid reflux

Many of the foods traditionally served at holiday meals are also some of the hardest to digest. Turkey, gravy, potatoes, and pie are just a few of the foods that provoke unpleasant symptoms of heartburn. (more…)

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More than a number: Putting cancer statistics into perspective

CONTRIBUTED BY DR. ANDREW SHAW We live in the so-called Information Age, when statistical figures abound. However, when it comes to the breadth and scope of cancer, putting those statistics into perspective is helpful. (more…)

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Falls Career High School student Austin Hammack drops coins into the counting machine at First United Bank as bank employee Cheryl O’Marley looks on. This task illustrated the value of saving change during a period of time. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Falls Career students go on a financial well-being field trip

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As soon as the students from Falls Career High School gathered in the lobby at First United Bank, they couldn’t stop asking questions of the bank’s staff: (more…)

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MFHS students travel to post-Harvey town with donations

MFHS students travel to post-Harvey town with donations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School teacher Kimberlee McLeod felt a desire to do more than watch as Hurricane Harvey hit Bay City in late August of this year. “I lived on the Gulf Coast for a couple of years,” she said. “I have friends there. I wanted to do […]

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Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

Two Highland Lakes men graduate from police academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS KILLEEN — Two Highland Lakes men are ready to serve the community as law enforcement officers after successfully completing police academy. Michael Tutor and David Walenta graduated Dec. 2 from the Central Texas College Police Academy in Killeen. (more…)

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Tree of Angels remembers victims of violent crime; Marble Falls ceremony Dec. 2

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Cindy Westbrook paused when she began calculating how many new angels they’ll place on the Tree of Angels during the upcoming ceremony. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School Thespian Troupe participated in the 2017 Texas Thespian Festival in Grapevine, where 11 of the 28 students qualified for an international competition in June 2018. The three-person set design team also finished second overall. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School thespians qualify for international competition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After a big display of their skills during the Texas Thespian Festival, 11 Marble Falls High School students are heading to the international festival. (more…)

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The live oaks and water make for a great location for the future, state-of-the-art Phoenix Center, which will include a mental health facility, an equine therapy center, therapeutic camp facilities, and a ropes course. Center officials announced they have acquired approximately 77 acres west of the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 intersection for the facilities. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center of Marble Falls purchases 77 acres for state-of-the-art facility

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS — Two years ago, the Phoenix Center launched a five-year capital campaign to create a new, state-of-the-art trauma facility. Officials recently took a big step in that direction with the acquisition of 77 acres for the project. (more…)

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