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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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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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Burnet County Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, a 1981 graduate of Marble Falls High School and a local licensed real estate provider, was the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus. The Marble Falls Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 honoree. Courtesy photo

Foundation accepting nominations for MFHS Outstanding Alumnus

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows the amazing graduates of Marble Falls High School better than the people within the community. In an effort to honor these exceptional individuals, the Marble Falls Education Foundation announced it is accepting nominations for Outstanding Alumnus now through May 3. (more…)

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Jeff Gasaway, assistant superintendent at Marble Falls Independent School District, talked to Marble Falls High School students about their thoughts on the traits the next head football coach should have. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls ISD gathers input on ideal head football coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO More than 50 people, including about five Marble Falls High School football players, attended a meeting April 1 for those interested in giving their input into the qualities the next Mustangs head football coach should have. (more…)

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Three members of the Colt Hamlets — Dempsey Evans (left), Gage Coleman, and Cadyn Jacobs — work on their poems with plans for a public reading Monday, March 25, at Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls. The Colt Hamlets currently consists of nine members who meet during lunch to work on poetry. The voluntary group was the brainchild of counselor Christina DeLoach as a way to help the boys learn better ways of managing their emotions. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Colt Hamlets poetry group helping boys manage emotions

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After a few weeks into the regular lunch bunch poetry group, known as the Colt Hamlets, campus counselor Christina DeLoach decided they needed to skip a meeting. The program was completely voluntary, and so no grade held in the balance. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School color guard members Jenyfer Botello (front, left), Lauren France (right), and Kiara Woods (back) rehearse part of the team’s competitive routine, ‘Starry, Starry Moonlight.’ Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Back in action, Marble Falls color guard finding its rhythm

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls High School senior Ashton Reyes was a freshman, she jumped at the chance to join the color guard and quickly fell in love with it. (more…)

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Eight students graduated from the Texas Tech University TechTeach program last July from the school’s Marble Falls and Fredericksburg campuses: Tavana Grady (left), Shelcee Clark, Emily Poor, Brittany Hitt, Kaitlan Blankenship, Leah Foster, and Jacqueline Cruz. Four of the graduates landed teaching jobs with Marble Falls Independent School District, one teaches at McCamey ISD, and two others got jobs with Ingram ISD. The TechTeach program helps school districts like MFISD ‘grow their own’ teachers. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD ‘growing’ its own teachers through grant

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Marble Falls schools Assistant Superintendent Wes Cunningham sees it, it’s important for a school district to “grow their own” teachers. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School aerospace science students Ivan Sanchez (left), Sebastian Evridge Pope, Tyler Wooten, and Damian Cunningham examine components for a rocket they are designing and building in class. The goal is to construct a rocket that will travel at transonic speed — breaking the sound barrier — but not exceed 13,000 feet. And they have to do it on a budget of $1,000 or less. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls High School’s aerospace program launchpad for future careers

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Marble Falls High School senior Ivan Sanchez has a problem, but it’s not an everyday high school problem. Sanchez and his aerospace science classmates must build a rocket that can hit transonic speed but not break a 13,000-foot ceiling. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior Cole Schmidt enjoys career and technical education classes such as construction trades and engineering where he can learn by tackling hands-on projects. The junior helped build this table for one of the elementary school campuses, but has also constructed a full-size tack shed that the high school tennis program will likely use for storage. Schmidt is also learning robotics in an engineering class. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Career and technical education building framework for future

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls High School junior Cole Schmidt and his classmates tackle projects for their construction trades class, they aren’t just building something for a grade; they’re building the framework for a well-paid and fulfilling career after high school or college. (more…)

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Claire LeBeau gets into the dancer's pose during yoga class at Marble Falls Middle School. The class serves as the physical education course for seventh-grade girls, but if you think it’s a way to get out of exercising, think again. Teacher and yoga instructor Trenton DeSpain has the students moving through a number of poses that challenge the girls physically and mentally. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Middle School yoga class stretches beyond physical education requirements

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The girls streamed into Marble Falls Middle School teacher Trenton DeSpain’s classroom, bringing with them all of the worries seventh-graders carry, some more serious than others. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans and other winter and spring team athletes will be recognized during the spring Meet the Mustangs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedeck Photography

Meet the Mustangs and show your support at Jan. 30 event

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO If you wanted to see all the Marble Falls High School student-athletes hard at work on a typical Wednesday in February, you’d have to stop by a number of places from Mustang Stadium to Hidden Falls Country Club. The winter and spring teams are all getting ready for the next game […]

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Marble Falls High School choir director Bryce Gage walked away with $69,000 and a 55-inch TV as a contestant on 'Deal or No Deal' on Jan. 16. Gage is shown with Howie Mandel, the show’s host, during the taping in August. Photos by John Daly/CNBC

Marble Falls teacher misses out on big prize, but ‘Deal or No Deal’ contestant still a winner

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO “Bryce Gage, you made a bad deal.” That statement came from Howie Mandel, host of the TV game show “Deal or No Deal,” at the end of the Jan. 16 episode featuring the Marble Falls High School choir teacher. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School Principal Roger Barr addresses students during an assembly Jan. 8. It was a ‘behavior reset’ so the principal could remind the students about three tenets for which the campus strives: be safe, be responsible, and be respectful. Barr and his staff are making an intentional and overt effort to emphasize positive behavior. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Middle School reinforces positive over punishment

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When disciplining students, schools are well-versed in punishment. Pick up a student handbook from any school across the country, and it will outline the consequences for every infraction. (more…)

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Remi, a visually impaired dog, enjoyed a lot of attention during a stop at Colt Elementary School on Jan. 9. Crystal and Steve Mitchell brought Remi to meet the campus's Colt Student Leadership. The leadership students raised more than $400 to purchase pet supplies for Stray Acres Sanctuary and Animal Rescue, which the Mitchells operate. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Colt students raise more than $400 for Bertram animal rescue

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR Who knew selling 50-cent bags of popcorn could help change the lives of homeless dogs and cats, but it did. (more…)

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Using questions that elicit student responses, the Peace Path helps youth with conflict resolution. School officials have noticed that many students don’t learn basic skills such as conflict resolution at home or don’t see the process enough to understand how to do it themselves. Programs such as the Peace Path, which is a piece of the campus’s overall behavior system, helps students learn how to solve conflicts and issues in meaningful ways. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Colt Elementary School’s Peace Path puts conflict resolution in hands of students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Facing each other, Colt Elementary School counselor Christina DeLoach and Marble Falls Independent School District behavioral specialist Ibiine Ogbanga take up their spots on the Peace Path. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School building trades students place a wooden panel on the outer wall of the water house for Tobeyville resident Billy Inman. The students have been working on the water house for six days and were hours away from finishing Dec. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Tobeyville resident turns to tried-and-true construction crew: Marble Falls students

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Thanks to the Marble Falls High School buildings trade program, Tobeyville resident Billy Inman won’t have to worry about frozen water during the cold winter. (more…)

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Strong night for GOP in Burnet and Llano counties; Marble Falls ISD bond passes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet and Llano counties remained staunchly in the Republican corner during the Nov. 6 midterm elections, and Marble Falls Independent School District voters approved a $55 million bond. (more…)

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School shootings put safety front and center at MFISD; $55M bond goes before voters

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Columbine brought campus safety to the forefront; Sandy Hook forced school officials to take those protocols to a level unlike any seen before. (more…)

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Phoenix Center therapist Erin Givarz (left) and Marble Falls Head Start center director Aletha Laterza know the positive effects the center’s programs have on children. Phoenix Center and Marble Falls Independent School District formed a partnership in 2015 to provide mental health services to students and are expanding those services and programs this year. Go to phoenixtx.org for more information. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center and Marble Falls ISD expand mental health services on campuses

FROM STAFF REPORTS Since 2015, when Phoenix Center of Marble Falls and Marble Falls Independent School District forged a partnership, the two have served more than 900 students with mental health services. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade route.

Marble Falls homecoming parade route, bonfire site change

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade and bonfire are on the move. (more…)

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While Mustang Stadium is typically associated with Marble Falls High School football, the facility actually serves many teams, programs, and events, including the band and commencement ceremonies. After eight years of use, the stadium’s turf and track are showing wear and tear. Marble Falls Independent School District is taking a $55 million bond proposal to voters on Nov. 6 that includes $900,000 for turf and track upgrades. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

New turf at Mustang Stadium part of bond package on ballot; reason is safety, officials say

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Just before the 2018 football season started, Wade Whiteside and his son, Braidon, were looking at photos of Mustang Stadium from a few years ago. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD focuses on safety, security in $55 million bond package

Marble Falls ISD focuses on safety, security in $55 million bond package

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District is emphasizing safety and security in its $55 million bond package that will go before voters in November. (more…)

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Reading specialist Jennifer Jones, creator of HelloLiteracy.com, visited Colt Elementary School to inspire educators to teach the way she does with energy and from the heart. Jones was welcomed by Colt teacher Angeleca Palacio (left), Colt Principal Erika O’Connor, and teachers Sonja Marroquin and Sylvia Villarreal. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Children’s literacy expert brings ideas and suggestions to Colt Elementary School

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Colt Elementary School teacher Sonja Marroquin first heard Jennifer Jones, she immediately knew she wanted her colleagues to feel what she felt. (more…)

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