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Cottonwood Pride receives PEC grant

PEC offers grants to nonprofits for energy-efficiency projects

For a nonprofit, $5,000 is a big boost for its programs. And thanks to Pedernales Electric Cooperative, it’s not a pipe dream. The cooperative is accepting applications for community grants of up to $5,000 through 5 p.m. October 1. Nonprofits must prove their tax-exempt status with the proper documentation and be located within PEC’s territory […]

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Jimena Ibanez Martinez (right), the executive director of A Good Start, explains the role the nonprofit organization hopes to play in the Highland Lakes. The program gives young adults, ages 19-29, a place to find resources, mentoring, and support to help them advance their educational and career goals. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

A Good Start nonprofit helps young adults needing direction

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON It seemed incomprehensible to Jimena Ibanez Martinez that young adults with so much potential would settle for low-wage jobs and little prospect of improving the quality of their lives. Yet, she saw it several times across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Bessie Jackson, senior adviser for the AARP program and who works in the T.Q. Brown Building, answers questions regarding her Highland Lakes Nonprofit Conference, which is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Nonprofit conference aims to end homelessness in Highland Lakes

  STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Homelessness exists is the Highland Lakes. People are sleeping in parks or cars, bunking with family or friends, or staying in other places. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting grant applications from nonprofits

Highland Lakes Legacy Fund accepting grant applications from nonprofits

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Area nonprofits looking for a financial boost should consider applying for a Highland Lakes Legacy Fund grant. The fund is taking grant applications through Aug. 25 from nonprofits operating in Highland Lakes communities. (more…)

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In Harmony Thrift Store employee Sue Snider sorts through a rack of women’s apparel at the shop, 1104 RR 1431 in Marble Falls. With Goodwill Industries poised to open a store in Marble Falls, other local thrift stores that benefit area nonprofit organizations are hoping residents and shoppers don’t forget about them. The In Harmony store proceeds help support Harmony School of Creative Arts, a local nonprofit music, dance and theater school. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Highland Lakes thrift stores help keep several nonprofits up and running

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Pam Spiller works the floor as good as anyone. As a customer walks in the front door of In Harmony Thrift Store, Spiller greets them, asks them if he or she is looking for anything in particular and then helps the person find just the right item. […]

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