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Faith Academy of Marble Falls welcomes Jeremy Wentrcek as its new football coach and director of athletics. Courtesy photo

Jeremy Wentrcek finally says ‘yes’ to Faith Academy football, director of athletics jobs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials twice tried to hire Jeremy Wentrcek as its football coach and director of athletics. The third was the charm as Wentrcek said “yes” to both positions June 7. (more…)

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Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Amy Cozby admitted she had to get through a “Moses phase” — referring to the Biblical figure who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery but first had to give up life as an Egyptian royal — when officials approached her about the head of school position at […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls accepted the resignation of administrator Joe Rispoli. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls administrator Joe Rispoli resigns by ‘mutual agreement’

STAFF MEMBER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The summer of change continues for Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Joe Rispoli, the private Christian school’s administrator, has stepped down. (more…)

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Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton ‘shocked’ after school lets him go

Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton ‘shocked’ after school lets him go

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls contacted athletic director Randy Denton on May 22 to inform him the school was going in a different direction. (more…)

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Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As people waited in the lobby of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls student life center, alumna and assistant track-and-field coach Mary Ann Nunnally turned to a visitor and enthusiastically asked, “Isn’t this exciting?” (more…)

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The future look of Faith Academy of Marble Falls with a new football stadium, baseball and softball fields, gymnasium, and tennis courts. Courtesy drawing

Faith Academy announces $5.9M ‘athletic complex’ with new football stadium

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — By this time next year, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will have completed its first season in its new stadium. In a Dec. 18 media release, school officials announced a three-phase, $5.9 million expansion that includes a new football stadium, softball and baseball fields, a […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls classes start Aug. 15

MARBLE FALLS — As the earliest starting school in the Highland Lakes, Faith Academy of Marble Falls gets going Tuesday, Aug. 15. That doesn’t leave much time for Faith students and families to get ready for the first day. (more…)

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Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — A stretch of RR 1431 east just became a little safer after residents raised concerns after several collisions and close calls at and near the entryway of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head coach Stephen Shipley resigned April 13 after one year. File photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy head football coach resigns after year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls is looking for a new head football coach following the resignation of Stephen Shipley. The academy announced April 13 that Shipley had resigned as the head football coach. Shipley cited personal reasons and time commitment for his resignation. (more…)

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Faith Academy two months away from new weight room

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — In two months, Faith Academy of Marble Falls will open its new weight room housing boys and girls locker rooms and a trainers room in a 4,600-square-foot building. “We’re excited,” said athletics director and boys head basketball coach Randy Denton. “We’re thankful for the money that has […]

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Faith Academy student inspiration to all as she battles deadly disease

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Just after finishing her first Frappuccino of her summer break, Katelyn Norton stands up and steps away from the table outside the Marble Falls Starbucks. Before she can get far, Mark Sommer comes around the table and gives her a big hug. (more…)

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Ashlea Beckner

Faith Academy graduate Ashlea Beckner on the CASE … ASAP

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ABILENE — McMurry University sophomore Ashlea Beckner was selected to be an executive board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) in early May. (more…)

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Texas A&M students from Marble Falls tasked with Reveille’s care

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Two Texas A&M University students with Marble Falls ties have been given a very important school assignment: taking care of Reveille IX, the Aggie mascot. (more…)

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Joelton Mayfield

Faith Academy’s Joelton Mayfield taking his music to the next stage

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR DRIFTWOOD — As Old Settler’s Music Festival organizers named off the top three finishers in the youth talent competition April 18, Joelton Mayfield wondered if he would once again end up on the outside looking in. During the 2014 show, he came close but didn’t make any of the top […]

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Intense CrossFit a perfect fit for Faith Academy student

Intense CrossFit a perfect fit for Faith Academy student

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Katherine Golladay looked at the bandages. The 16-year-old’s hands were bleeding — skin torn from her second CrossFit workout just a few hours earlier. (more…)

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Faith Academy Angels

Faith Angels making a difference in the community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Wanting service and deeper friendships to be part of the experience at Faith Academy of Marble Falls, Academic Director Amy Cozby created the Faith Angels. The Angels group, which began two years ago, consists of upperclassmen girls who mentor the underclassmen and support the activities at the […]

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New Faith Academy administrator Joe Rispoli settles in

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — God often unveils his plan at his own pace — not at ours. Just ask Joe Rispoli, the new administrator at Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Faith Academy grad makes champion Texas A&M stock horse team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLLEGE STATION — Recent Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Zach Haydon decided taking a full course load and being a member of the Corp of Cadets wasn’t enough to keep him busy during his first year at Texas A&M University. (more…)

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Going-away party scheduled for Faith Academy’s Mark Earwood

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After six years as the Faith Academy administrator and 14 total with the Christian private school, Mark Earwood is heading to North Carolina to lead Statesville Christian School. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s new administrator a ‘perfect fit’

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls board has picked a Californian to lead the University-Model private Christian school. The board announced the hiring of Joe Rispoli of Tustin, Calif., to replace current administrator Mark Earwood, who has accepted a position at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, N.C. (more…)

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Faith Academy artists 1st, 2nd in Congressional competition

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A painting that will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year will, in a way, be there by accident. Faith Academy of Marble Falls student Hayley Hand first started her painting for another contest. (more…)

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Spicewood’s Katy Kirby finds her voice on paper and stage

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIFTWOOD — Katy Kirby isn’t sure how she wound up playing the main stage of this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. Maybe her mother, Lisa Kirby, suggested it. “I didn’t have anything else to do that weekend,” Katy recalled. (more…)

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Faith Academy schools canceled; Llano ISD on two-hour delay

MARBLE FALLS — Several area schools are canceling classes for Jan. 28 due to inclement weather. Marble Falls, Burnet and Faith Academy officials announced the cancellation of classes the morning of Jan. 28. Llano school district is on a two-hour delay. A band of wintery mix during the overnight hours brought freezing temperature and sleet […]

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Faith Academy student awarded Eagle Scout rank

Joshua Debo (front, right), 15, the son of David and Maurina Debo of Spicewood, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Josh is a member of Troop 284, which is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. He enlisted the help of his troop to clear and burn about an acre of dense cedar and […]

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Faith Academy students head back to school

Burny the Flame, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls mascot, shows off a new costume Aug. 12 during the school’s Back-to-School Blast. The pep rally for sixth through 12th grades welcomed students and families back to school and prepared them for the upcoming year. The first day for kindergarten through fifth-grade students is Aug. 15. […]

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Picayune SportsBreak: August 8, 2013

Bulldogs, Flames open season with first week of football practice

Large numbers at Burnet and Faith Academy practice fields highlighted the first week of practices for the 2013 season. (more…)

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