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Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Things are taking shape at the Johnson Park Veterans Memorial as crews installed stone monuments and service branch flags, but officials say there’s still work to be done. (more…)

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HARTH, VFW team up for peer-to-peer course for veterans

HARTH, VFW team up for peer-to-peer course for veterans

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With only about half of the 8,000 veterans living in Burnet County registered for care and assistance through the Veterans Administration, two local organizations are teaming up to offer a course designed to bring a personal touch to helping veterans. (more…)

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Safety tips for drivers and trick-or-treaters on Halloween

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Halloween is a fun night, but if parents and drivers fail to take a few safety precautions, it can also be dangerous. The Texas Department of Public Safety and law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers to be aware of the increase in pedestrian traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 31. This […]

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Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET —  Shady Grove Elementary School physical education teacher Sindra Salinas sees it every year: kids who haven’t developed the fine and gross motor skills they need to fully participate in gym class. A sensory gym would be a solution, but the funding wasn’t there. (more…)

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Llano health fair offers free screenings and trunk-or-treat

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Health care professionals want to remove the reasons why people don’t get basic screenings. Baylor Scott & White Health, Hill Country Memorial, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, and Patsy Glascow of Juice Plus have combined resources to host a health fair Saturday, Oct. 28. (more…)

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Seton Care-A-Van offering free flu shots for children at two locations

Seton Care-A-Van offering free flu shots for children at two locations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The death of a child prompted Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes, to approach Care-A-Van workers about offering free flu shots to youths. (more…)

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First Baptist Christian School students get on on the floor after detecting smoke (it’s fake and not dangerous). Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters used the Safety House to teach students about fire safety. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls firefighters teaching students fire safety with realistic scenarios

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As the smoke filled the small room, Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter Dan Kramer asked the five First Baptist Christian School students the first thing they should do. A couple of hands shot up as one student called out, “Get on the floor.” (more…)

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DPS watching closely for drivers violating school bus safety laws

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Law enforcement agencies are paying extra attention during National School Bus Safety Week, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the charge. (more…)

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Fall Resource Fair brings together organizations that help low-income residents

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties wants people to be able to find government help when they need it. The nonprofit organization, which offers social services such as Meals on Wheels and economic opportunity programs, is hosting a Fall Resource Fair. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

Granite Shoals resident credited for statewide 911 system honored

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Even a little more than 30 years ago, dialing 911 in the Highland Lakes wasn’t going to get you emergency services, even though school children were learning to do just that in class. Only two Texas cities at that time had true 911 services: Houston and Lubbock. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School introduces newest Sandy Hook Promise program: ‘Say Something’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Last year, Burnet Middle School students started with “hello.” This year, they want everyone — their peers, staff members, parents, and residents — to say something. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay police officer gives ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show a spin

Horseshoe Bay police officer gives ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show a spin

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — David Vaughn considers his experience on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” a success in that he represented the Highland Lakes like a champion. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay event offers shredding service, prescription disposal

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — A community-wide event offering residents use of a mobile shredding unit aims to tackle identity theft and cut down on the amount of materials going into landfills, official said. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

Marble Falls ISD donating buses, supplies to South Texas district hit by Hurricane Harvey

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls Independent School District buses originally slated for auction are now headed for a South Texas school district hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department and area agencies have invited families to upcoming National Night Out events featuring a closer look at crime-fighting resources and free family fun. The Burnet event is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Courtesy photo

National Night Out helps build trust in local law enforcement

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The upcoming National Night Out with area police officers and first responders will go a long way in maintaining trust in law enforcement, which relies on the public for a cooperative crime-fighting partnership, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet CISD asks parents to reach into pantries for those in need

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District food services department officials are asking the public to extend a helping hand to their neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food items in drop-off containers on district campuses. (more…)

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The 2017 Burnet High School homecoming court includes Lyndsi Woods (back row, left), Chelsea Juhnke, Julyssa Silva, Maria Lopez, Alyssa Arnold; Ellett Vann (front row, left), Reid Dalrymple, Tyler Torres, Sterling Galban, and Hilton Warwick. Courtesy photo

Burnet homecoming is all about community support

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When it comes to organizing the Burnet High School homecoming festivities this week, the school district entrusted three employees, who happen to be alumni, to ensure its success. (more…)

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The 2017 Marble Falls High School homecoming court includes Macy Dyer (front row, left), Payton Clough, Sarah Cauble, Madison Fields, Evo Bernabe; Aubree Adams (back row, left), Latham Nakleh, Keegan Deering, Grant Fletcher, and Alec Oberle. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls homecoming is a reunion that spans generations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Seeing old friends is what makes homecoming weekend special for alumni. With that in mind — and to provide former students an opportunity to help the next graduating class — the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Association is hosting its annual cookie and coffee social and luncheon at […]

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps is taking its show, ‘The Darkness of Shadows,’ to the Bands of America’s regional championship on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. The event draws some of the best bands in Central Texas as well as across the Lone Star State. It’s a great opportunity for the Burnet High School band, flag corps, and drill team to get some feedback on their routine as they tweak it for the UIL contest in October. The Burnet band performs at 1 p.m. Saturday. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps headed to competitive Bands of Americas contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With about a month before the University Interscholastic League marching competition, Burnet High School band director Jason Jones  has put the Esprit de Corps smack dab in the middle of one of the toughest contests he could find. (more…)

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Legacy Ministry offers BBB program on protecting personal info

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As a regional director for the Better Business Bureau, Adam Price has seen how identity theft and other breaches of personal information can turn someone’s life upside down.  (more…)

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Several Texas sheriffs, including those from Burnet, Blanco, and Lampasas counties, are collecting supplies and food to deliver and serve meals to first responders in Aransas County in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Pictured at the Lampasas County Courthouse Annex are Coryell County Chief Deputy Mark Wilcox (left), Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds, Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos, Brown County Sheriff Vance Hill, Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd, and Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams. Courtesy photo

Local sheriffs join forces to cook for Harvey first responders

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LAMPASAS — Area sheriff’s offices have joined forces to collect donations and supplies for an upcoming trip to Aransas County, where they will cook hot meals for first responders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Lampasas County Sheriff Jesse Ramos has organized the effort with sheriffs and staff from counties including […]

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Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Former college All-American and NFL All-Pro linebacker Dat Nguyen is known as one of the top players of his era. But these days, the husband and father also wants to be known as a mentor and motivator. (more…)

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Jack and Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano show off their new ‘hardware’ after Better Business Bureau officials presented them with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast is only one of four businesses in a 105-county area honored with the award. Courtesy photo

Llano’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast wins BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — When you do things right, you sometimes get rewarded. That’s what Virginia and Jack Walker and their staff at Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast learned Sept. 13. (more…)

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One of the first steps in emergency preparedness is knowing there is an emergency. The Capital Area Council of Governments offers emergency alerts through WarnCentralTexas.org. Highland Lakes residents can sign up any number of phones and/or email addresses, and even at different locations, to keep abreast of emergencies. The website also provides links to other emergency preparedness sites such as Ready.go, where people can learn how to get prepared. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Step one in an emergency: Be prepared by signing up for alerts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The value of emergency preparedness hits home during an emergency similar to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While they didn’t directly impact the Highland Lakes, Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander hopes people take note of how quickly an emergency — weather or otherwise — can affect a community […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen and Phoenix Center founder and Executive Director Sarah Garrett. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center, Marble Falls ISD expand partnership through mental health care services

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS – Phoenix Center and the Marble Falls Independent School District are partnering to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma. The two will do this through implementing and expanding school-based programs and initiatives. The partnership, which started in the fall of 2015, reflects nationwide efforts for schools to […]

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Pam Parkman, the new director of the Marble Falls Education Foundation. Courtesy photo

New MFISD Education Foundation director enhancing link between schools, community

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With a strong background in fundraising for nonprofits, including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and a senior adult continuing care community, Pam Parkman is a natural fit for the role of Marble Falls Education Foundation executive director. (more…)

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