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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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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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