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Madolyn Frasier

Marble Falls alumni reunion to honor city’s unofficial historian, Madolyn Frasier

When you had a question about Marble Falls history, Madolyn Frasier had the answer. If she didn’t know it off the top of her head, she’d find it by digging through her vast collection of historical documents, photos, and memorabilia. She was, as some said, the Marble Falls historian. Frasier, a 1959 graduate of Marble […]

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Marble Falls Homecoming Week 2019

Who’s got spirit? It’s Marble Falls Homecoming Week

The atmosphere on Marble Falls school district campuses, especially the high school, is charged this week as students, staff, and the community pull out a little extra purple and gold. It’s Homecoming Week 2019. Homecoming is traditionally when former students return to spend time on their old stomping grounds, but it’s also a chance for […]

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Marble Falls High School coffee shop

Marble Falls students pour hearts into campus coffee shop

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Marble Falls High School student Irene Ortiz tweaked the latte mix and then a frozen coffee drink, she wrote down the changes on a notebook sitting on the nearby counter. Off to the side, business and entrepreneurship teacher Tucker Edwards watched. It’s part of the process, he said, of running a […]

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School districts set budgets and tax rates for 2019-20

School districts set budgets and tax rates for 2019-20

School boards in the Highland Lakes have met and set their 2019-20 budgets and tax rates. The good news: The three public school districts managed to cut their tax rates compared to last year’s. Texas House Bill 3, which passed earlier this year, helped provide property tax relief. The state earmarked about $5 billion for […]

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Local school districts earn B’s in state accountability ratings

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The three Highland Lakes public school districts scored B’s for overall performance in the latest Texas Education Agency accountability ratings.  Ratings are based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, college/career/military readiness, and graduation rates from the 2018-19 school year. Districts and campuses earn letter grades from A […]

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Local school districts are ‘Superior’ in financial management

Local school districts are ‘Superior’ in financial management

According to the state of Texas, the three Highland Lakes school districts are doing a “superior” job at managing taxpayers’ money. The Texas Education Agency released the the preliminary school Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas ratings August 9, and the three area public school districts — Burnet, Llano, and Marble Falls — each earned […]

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MFISD's social-emotional learning program

Marble Falls ISD emphasizes social and emotional learning

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Education has changed, and not solely due to technology. Today’s schools are taking a more holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of a student’s growth, not just academics. In the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials are proactive in addressing the social-emotional learning component. MFISD has brought on a total of […]

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First-ever career advisor hired to close gap for MFISD students

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Falling through the gap in school terms often refers to students falling behind in class and never catching up. But another gap worried Marble Falls school officials: not having someone to help students, particularly ones considered at-risk, find their paths after graduation. Gibson Holmes has been tasked with filling that gap. […]

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Falls Career High School teacher Mike Saenz earns national honor

Falls Career teacher’s customized lessons earn national honor

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Falls Career High School English teacher Mike Saenz admitted he bounced around in college before deciding education was the path for him. All that bouncing taught him not everyone travels at the same rate to get where they’re going, and it’s a lesson that has helped him as an educator. In June, […]

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Marble Falls theater arts students at international festival

Marble Falls thespians take big stage in ‘hat trick’ year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON All dedicated actors hope to get a callback, a chance to perform one more time. And four Marble Falls High School theater arts students, duos Abigail Collard and Charles “C.W.” Hellen and Charles McLean and Gillian Goff, earned that coveted callback at the International Thespian Festival with Collard and Hellen picked to […]

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New Falls Career principal ‘a champion’ for students

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Spend a few minutes talking to new Falls Career High School Principal Allie Hampton, and you’ll quickly understand why Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen recommended her for the job. (more…)

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Spicewood Elementary School

MFISD considers new campus as officials monitor growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Anticipating continued growth in the Marble Falls Independent School District, board trustees adopted amendments to the long-range facilities plan at their regular meeting June 17. (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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Gov. Greg Abbott signs HB3

Burnet and Marble Falls teachers and staff getting pay raises

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Teachers and staff in the Burnet and Marble Falls school districts are getting pay raises now that House Bill 3 has been signed into law. The boards of trustees for both districts voted in the pay increases at their meetings June 17. The increases — but not the amounts — were […]

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Marble Falls sidewalk plan

Marble Falls seeks $500,000 sidewalk grant to connect schools, neighborhoods

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A grant to build a network of sidewalks connecting three school campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods is in the works for Marble Falls. The city applied for more than $500,000 worth of sidewalk construction through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School project. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mustang Stadium

MFISD bond projects on schedule; student safety priority

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Taxpayers passing by Marble Falls Independent School District campuses might not be able to see it, but implementation of the projects they approved in a $55 million bond election last year are underway and on schedule, including programs and facility enhancements designed to make the schools safer. (more…)

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More than 50 Marble Falls High School graduates received Lemmah A. Perry Fund scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night earlier this year. Perry, a former Marble Falls High School home economics teacher who passed away in 2008 at the age of 86, left her estate to provide scholarships to students who might otherwise not be able attend a university, college, or technical school. Courtesy photo

Teacher who died in 2008 still helping students achieve

FROM STAFF REPORTS Though retired Marble Falls High School home economics teacher Lemmah A. Perry passed away in 2008, she continues to impact students’ education, even helping 2019 graduates to pursue their dreams of higher education. (more…)

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Leslie Talamantes

New Highland Lakes Elementary principal is MFISD ‘grown’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Leslie Talamantes stepped into the meeting chamber of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on June 3, she immediately felt right at home. (more…)

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Marble Falls school bus crash

Marble Falls school bus crash sends one person to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cedar Park teen was transported to an Austin-area hospital after the SUV she was driving crashed into a Marble Falls Independent School District bus carrying 11 Colt Elementary School students Wednesday morning. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mustang Stadium

Mustang Stadium turf, track work to begin after graduation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Mustang Stadium is getting a new ground-level look as crews start work June 3. Marble Falls Independent School District has contracted with Paragon Sports to rebuild the track and install new turf at the high school stadium at a cost of $944,0282. The cost is part of a bond that voters […]

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Highland Lakes school districts offering summer meal programs

Highland Lakes school districts offering summer meal programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS While school’s out, kids can still get free meals through the local districts’ summer food program. Check each site for hours and dates as well as if it serves breakfast and lunch or lunch only. The meals are free to ages 18 and younger. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Elementary School's Lezlie Lust

Marble Falls school district names Teachers of the Year

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Independent School District named Lezlie Lust and Patrick Minor its Teachers of the Year. (more…)

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New Marble Falls High School head boys basketball coach Travis Crain (left) stands with retired Mustangs head basketball coach Larry Berkman, who is now a member of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees. The board approved Crain’s hire May 9. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Travis Crain returns ‘home’ as Mustangs basketball coach

  CORRECTION: A previous headline for this story had coach Travis Crain’s name misspelled as Cain. DailyTrib.com apologizes for the error. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Travis Crain is back in purple and gold — this time as the head boys basketball coach at Marble Falls High School. And he couldn’t be happier. (more…)

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prekindergarten

Not too late to register students for MFISD pre-K, kindergarten

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Parents and guardians who missed the Marble Falls Independent School District’s Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup at elementary campuses on April 30 can still register their children. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School theater students and teachers celebrate after a successful one-act play season. The troupe performed ‘The Storm in the Barn’ at the UIL one-act play 5A state meet April 24 at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. Though they didn’t win, the Marble Falls program was only one of eight 5A schools to earn a spot in the state contest. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls theater students have best performance at state

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the Marble Falls High School one-act play troupe didn’t win the state competition at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center on April 24, actors hit a goal they and their directors had set. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School theater troupe takes their production of ’The Storm in the Barn’ to the 5A state UIL one-act play contest Wednesday, April 24, at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Drive in Austin. The students made it through four rounds to earn a spot in the state event, a first for the school. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls theater arts students take one-act play to state

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Two out of three ain’t bad. In fact, for Marble Falls High School theater-arts students, two out of three is all they needed to make history. (more…)

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