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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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The Texas Education Agency released letter grades for Texas public school districts Aug. 15. However, local school officials caution people not to base their assessment of districts on a rating that weighs heavily on standardized testing. Marble Falls and Burnet school officials pointed out that many achievements by students can’t be measured on a standardized test such as success in the fine arts, athletics, and student clubs. For example: The 2018 Marble Falls Mustang band quartet of Yobana Solorzano (left), Jack Gratehouse, Remi MacHarg, and Sydney Kelley earned a gold medal during the University Interscholastic League State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May. That is a learning experience that TEA doesn’t necessarily include in its school accountability rating. Courtesy photo

School officials say people should look beyond TEA letter grades for districts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Report card time generates a mix of fear, anticipation, and even excitement among students. The same could be said for school officials when the Texas Education Agency released letter grades for Texas public school districts Aug. 15, but with a few differences. (more…)

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TEA report cards are in for Highland Lakes school districts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — As the summer break wraps up, area schools got their “report card” from the Texas Education Agency with two Highland Lakes districts earning a C and one a B. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet school districts replace ACE programs as grant funding ends

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With waiting lists growing at two of the three elementary campuses for the new Bulldog Clubs, Shelley Reavis, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s director of Elementary Curriculum, knew the district was on the right track and picking up steam after a grant funding a previous after-school program ended. (more…)

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Marble Falls school board's special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

Marble Falls school board’s special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 13, to discuss the facilities planning committee’s recommendations. (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends MFISD campuses

BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends MFISD campuses

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Yes, Mustangs, summer break is coming to a close. Students have about two week left before Marble Falls Independent School District classes resume Wednesday, Aug. 22. (more…)

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Hill Country Community Theatre Executive Director Mike Rademaekers (left) surprises Christine Ashbaugh with the $1,000 Phyl Holbert Scholarship before the opening curtain July 21 of the theater’s current production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘State Fair.’ Courtesy photo

Hill Country Community Theatre awards young actress, 2018 graduate $1,000 scholarship

COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Hill Country Community Theatre awarded the Phyl Holbert Scholarship to 2018 Marble Falls High School graduate Christine Ashbaugh for her outstanding contributions to the theater. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD surveying residents regarding facilities plan and possible bond election

Marble Falls ISD surveying residents regarding facilities plan and possible bond election

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials are asking residents to take an online survey regarding a facilities plan and possible bond election. (more…)

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Peggy Rose Washington believed in the value of education, and now her legacy as well as that of her late husband Richard Dix Washington, will live on through the endowed Rose Loe-Dix Scholarship Fund. Peggy Washington, who passed away July 27, 2017, and her husband, who passed away June 25, 2012, initially set up a fund for the scholarship in 2007. With her estate settled, the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund and Austin Community Foundation announced the Rose Loe-Dix Endowed Scholarship Fund is officially open. Courtesy photo

Rose Loe-Dix Scholarship Fund honors woman’s love of education; open to Marble Falls High School students

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Education always mattered to Peggy Rose Washington. Now, almost a year after her passing, Washington will continue to help students reach their academic goals through the endowed Rose Loe-Dix Scholarship Fund. (more…)

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Marble Falls school community, restaurant raise money for family of teen killed in wreck

Marble Falls school community, restaurant raise money for family of teen killed in wreck

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Super Taco employees endearingly called Maribel Nikole Enriquez “Princess” when she first started working at the restaurant three years ago. (more…)

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Maribel Nikole Enriquez (left), 17, of Granite Shoals was killed in a collision on Texas 71 in Travis County on June 9. A passenger in the car she was driving, Jose Angel Ornelas, 31, of Marble Falls, was 'critically injured' and transported to an Austin hospital.

Three killed, including Marble Falls High School student, in two-vehicle crash on Texas 71

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BEE CAVE — An outpouring of community support has followed the death of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student killed in a two-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked Texas 71 on June 9 in Travis County. (more…)

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Marble Falls seventh-grader Cameron Graham works out on the lat-pulldown machine at the new weight room at Marble Falls High School. This facility augments the Mustang weight room, which was getting overcrowded during peak times. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls High School unveils new second weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen helped unveil the new Marble Falls High School weight room, he pointed out that the purpose of the facility is simple. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet school districts offer free summer meals

Marble Falls, Burnet school districts offer free summer meals

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Though summer came for Burnet school kids more a couple of weeks ago, the R.J. Richey Elementary School kitchen buzzes with activity. Pamela Holcomb, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District food services director, and Heather Tepe, R.J. Richey cafeteria manager, are turning out lunches for kids taking advantage of the summer […]

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Cassi Sultemeier is the Marble Falls ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Marble Falls school district chooses teachers of the year

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to begin thinking of summer, but Marble Falls Independent School District officials are also thinking about their top teachers. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School Principal Roger Barr (left) accepts a check May 21 from the Marble Falls Education Foundation, which is represented by Mike Oosse and Gene Baker of Johnson Sewell Ford Lincoln. The money will fund Learn A Lattè – Coffee Shop Collaboration, which will create collaborative learning spaces outside the classroom in school common areas to enable students to work with each other and learn from multiple perspectives while exploring solutions through problem solving. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Education Foundation grants fund several innovative MFISD projects

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As the Marble Falls Education Foundation Prize Posse presented check after check after check from the Grants for Great Ideas program to Marble Falls Independent School District teachers, there was loud cheering, plenty of hugs, and even tears. (more…)

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Tiny house a huge lesson for MFHS building trades class

Tiny house a huge lesson for MFHS building trades class

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Shawn Reed’s upper-level building trade students hope to sell their end-of-course exam. Of course, Reed knows about it, and he wants the same thing. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School chamber singers competed in the Director’s Choice Festival April 27-28 at San Antonio Madison High School, where the ensemble earned Best in Class honors and judges named five Marble Falls students outstanding soloists. The choir program is wrapping up a strong year with its ‘Red, White, and Blue Review’ at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the high school auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Admission is $5. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls choir program has two encores for successful year

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School choir program is wrapping up one of its best years ever, but members still have a few things on their to-do list before graduation and summer. “It’s been a phenomenal year for us,” choir director Bryce Gage said. “The kids have worked so hard […]

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Phoenix Center presents ‘Mental Health Needs in Schools’ program May 11

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A child struggling with mental health issues or the repercussions of some type of trauma brings those things with them when they go to school. It makes for a challenging, complex environment for the student, teachers, and administrators. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD’s Pre-K Roundup prepares parents, children for first day

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The first time a 4-year-old child is dropped off for pre-kindergarten can be very difficult for them and their parents. To ease that transition, the staff at Marble Falls Independent School District is hosting a Pre-K Roundup for parents and children from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, on […]

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Marble Falls theater, choir programs earn top honors at UIL contests

Marble Falls theater, choir programs earn top honors at UIL contests

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School art department continues to shine as two of its programs recently earned several accolades. (more…)

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