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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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Marble Falls High School sophomore Kenadee Steward signs a banner that is being sent to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, while senior Anna Herrington looks for her message. Marjory Stoneman Douglas was the site of the latest school shooting on Feb. 14. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls students send heartfelt response to Florida school following shooting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School students knew there was little they could do to comfort the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School teacher Kimberlee McLeod (right) smiles as H-E-B public affairs manager Jill Reynolds tells her and her students that H-E-B has selected McLeod as a finalist for the Rising Star Secondary honor. As a finalist from the Central Texas region, McLeod and the high school each receive a $1,000 check. She’ll now compete May 5-6 in Houston for statewide honors. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls High School teacher an H-E-B Rising Star finalist

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School teacher Kimberlee McLeod knew she was going to have classroom visitors March 6, but the school’s principal told her the H-E-B film crew was there regarding the school district’s possible Excellence in Education award. (more…)

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Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls High School students face third-degree felony terroristic threat charges after authorities arrested them Feb. 16 on campus about an hour after the start of school, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD creating STEAM Academy to prepare students for changing future

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Once upon a time, education was fairly uncomplicated. Students walked into class, took a seat, and the teacher stood at the front of the room and taught them “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.” (more…)

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Blood drive

Marble Falls health science students to host blood drive, learn career lesson

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When people give blood, they help countless others survive accidents, surgeries, premature births, and other unforeseen events. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD appeals placement in larger-school District 17-5A for non-football sports

Marble Falls ISD appeals placement in larger-school District 17-5A for non-football sports

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials are appealing to the University Interscholastic League to move non-football sports from District 17-5A to District 18-5A. (more…)

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Colt Elementary students see how STEAM concepts are used in a wide variety of careers

Colt Elementary students see how STEAM concepts are used in a wide variety of careers

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Colt Elementary School’s first STEAM day all started with a dairy cow named Dorothy. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District will honor the late Rev. Max Copeland during the Marble Falls High School Mustangs basketball game against Dripping Springs on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Max Copeland/Marble Falls High School gymnasium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. Copeland, who passed away in May 2015, was known as a great Mustang supporter. Game tipoff is 6:30 p.m. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

‘Brother Max’ scholarship fund collection buckets will be out at Mustangs game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls High School boys basketball team takes the court Feb. 9 against Dripping Springs, the Mustangs will be sporting a dash for red on their usual purple and white uniforms. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School students and staff remained on alert Feb. 4 following the arrest of a 13-year-old boy in connection with a ‘non-specific threat’ on social media uncovered the day before his arrest. Staff photo

Marble Falls police charge 13-year-old over threatening Snapchat post

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities charged a 13-year-old boy with making a terroristic threat after a social media post raised concerns among students and parents and prompted increased police presence Feb. 5 on the Marble Falls Middle School campus. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District approved a $40 million budget along with a $1.28 ad valorem tax rate. File photo

Marble Falls ISD finalist in H-E-B’s Excellence in Education awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few extra pairs of eyes will be on the Marble Falls Independent School District on Jan. 23, but it’s a good thing. (more…)

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'Excuses have to go,' says new Marble Falls AD on creating successful program

‘Excuses have to go,’ says new Marble Falls AD on creating successful program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Stability and player development are two things Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director Rick Hoover believes are keys to athletic success. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian is one of 106 high school students to earn a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship this year. McMillian is also the starting center for the Lady Mustangs basketball team and recently signed her letter of intent to play for Liberty University. File photo

Marble Falls senior Mya McMillian receives $25,000 national scholarship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School senior Mya McMillian learned she was selected for a $25,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, she took it as confirmation of what she always believed. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls High School teacher and coach Wayne Neely passed away Jan. 4, 2018. He was 73. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls coach, teacher Wayne Neely loved watching kids succeed

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While the Marble Falls High School girls golf program flourished under Wayne Neely’s tutelage, the former coach and science teacher is remembered for that: being a teacher. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover (left) is taking over the role as the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director while Mike Birdwell will remain the high school head football coach. Birdwell has served as the interim head football coach and athletic director since June. Hoover will remain the boys soccer coach. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys soccer coach Rick Hoover named athletic director

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — In a state where American football rules, Marble Falls Independent School District has kicked the athletic director position over to the other football. MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen named Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover to the spot. Mike Birdwell, who has been serving as […]

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Falls Career High School student Austin Hammack drops coins into the counting machine at First United Bank as bank employee Cheryl O’Marley looks on. This task illustrated the value of saving change during a period of time. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Falls Career students go on a financial well-being field trip

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As soon as the students from Falls Career High School gathered in the lobby at First United Bank, they couldn’t stop asking questions of the bank’s staff: (more…)

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