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Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Amy Cozby admitted she had to get through a “Moses phase” — referring to the Biblical figure who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery but first had to give up life as an Egyptian royal — when officials approached her about the head of school position at […]

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Lawyer presents ‘Rights of Students with Disabilities’ program in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Rev. Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries couldn’t help but notice the hurdles facing a family close to hers who has a mentally challenged child. Families with special-needs children often feel like they have to run the gauntlet when it comes to their education. (more…)

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Beth Johnson (left), Miranda Maldonado, Brandi Wilson, and Isabel Ramirez on April 26 graduated with the 29th class of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes. Wilson accepted a job at Unshakeable Grounds, while Maldonado, Isabel Ramirez, and another student, Juanita Ramirez, each received sewing machines. Courtesy photo

Christian Women’s Job Corps graduates receive diplomas and self-confidence

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Four members of 29th graduating class of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes took home more than a diploma April 26. Miranda Maldonado, Isabel Ramirez, and Juanita Ramirez each received a sewing machine to help them earn extra money, while Brandi Wilson secured a job at […]

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EDITORIAL: Lesson from segregation taught us to do what’s right, no matter the cost

EDITORIAL: Lesson from segregation taught us to do what’s right, no matter the cost

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Picayune celebrated its 27th anniversary April 17. It pretty much went unnoticed until employee Crissy Alderman posted a photo of the very first edition, dated April 17, 1991, on her Facebook feed. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD seminar: How to get an athletic scholarship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Earning a college athletic scholarship requires more than talent. Weaving through the collegiate scholarship process can be pretty complicated. (more…)

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams is a Republican from Austin. He represents Texas’s 25th Congressional District.

OPINION: Help me keep our nation’s children safe

BY U.S. REP. ROGER WILLIAMS Less than a month ago, American children were going to school with their friends, spending time with their families, and living their everyday lives. All of that quickly changed on Feb. 14 when 17 Americans were shot dead in a building in which they spend as much time as their […]

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Rodger Woods (left), owner of R and M Training Solutions, has taught a coordinated license to carry (LTC) firearms course over the past four years, but for the first time, he is offering a free course for educators and school staff March 24 in Kingsland. Also pictured is LTC instructor Bill Edwards. Courtesy photo

Free Kingsland firearms course to arm teachers with skills, gun laws

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — When Rodger Woods announced he was holding a free license to carry course for teachers, by the second day, he had 60 educators from across the Hill Country signed up. “It helps awareness, builds familiarity and the confidence related to guns,” said Woods, who is the operator of R […]

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PEC accepting applications for $100,000 in high school scholarships

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative launched its scholarship program application process to benefit high school seniors with thousands of dollars in funding for higher education. (more…)

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OLLI classes for 50 and older are all learning, no tests

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — To Bill Smyrl, the best part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses is attendees can attend, take notes, listen, and learn without the pressure of two things. (more…)

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Interested in running for local office? Filing period approaching

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re upset or concerned with the way your local city or school district is going then maybe it’s time to get off the sidelines and into the mix this year. Maybe you like how things are going generally but want a few tweaks. Either way, if you want […]

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Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

Patsy’s Legacy grants honor longtime teacher, help educators

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET —  Shady Grove Elementary School physical education teacher Sindra Salinas sees it every year: kids who haven’t developed the fine and gross motor skills they need to fully participate in gym class. A sensory gym would be a solution, but the funding wasn’t there. (more…)

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First Baptist Christian School students get on on the floor after detecting smoke (it’s fake and not dangerous). Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighters used the Safety House to teach students about fire safety. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls firefighters teaching students fire safety with realistic scenarios

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As the smoke filled the small room, Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter Dan Kramer asked the five First Baptist Christian School students the first thing they should do. A couple of hands shot up as one student called out, “Get on the floor.” (more…)

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The Oct. 25 deadline is approaching for high school applicants within the Pedernales Electric Cooperative boundary to submit an essay for the Washington, D.C., youth tour. Courtesy photo

PEC seeks high school applicants for Washington youth tour

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Ten local high school students have a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., with submission of a persuasive essay about the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. (more…)

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DPS watching closely for drivers violating school bus safety laws

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Law enforcement agencies are paying extra attention during National School Bus Safety Week, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the charge. (more…)

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First Baptist Christian School registering students; classes start Aug. 28

MARBLE FALLS — First Baptist Christian School is roaring into the new school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 28, for the Lions. The school, which offers a Christian-based education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is located at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls classes start Aug. 15

MARBLE FALLS — As the earliest starting school in the Highland Lakes, Faith Academy of Marble Falls gets going Tuesday, Aug. 15. That doesn’t leave much time for Faith students and families to get ready for the first day. (more…)

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Arthur Adams’ efforts brought FCA to Highland Lakes schools

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SPICEWOOD — It wasn’t so long ago that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Austin area had only eight groups on eight campuses, none in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

Learn what Head Start is (and isn’t) at Marble Falls open house April 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Aletha Laterza, the Marble Falls Head Start center director, and Sarah Dominguez of Head Start, know what many people think their program is, but it’s not. “People think that this is a day care,” Dominguez said. “But it’s not.” (more…)

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School booster clubs holding ‘Meets’ to begin new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — All four area high school booster clubs invite fans to meet players and coaches representing their communities during the annual gatherings at each high school in the next 10 days. And best of all, events are free for fans. Just show up wearing your school’s colors. (more…)

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Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 5-7

Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 5-7

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Get ready to hit the stores because the Texas sales tax holiday rolls back around Aug. 5-7. According to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website, the sales tax holiday exempts “most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and uses taxes.” (more…)

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Highland Lakes seniors graduating this weekend

Highland Lakes seniors graduating this weekend

MARBLE FALLS — Commencement season is here again. Six area high schools are getting ready to send the next wave of graduates into the world over the next several days. (more…)

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Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

Fledgling Kingsland Charter School sees spike in enrollment

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — The list of potential pupils is growing as organizers of the new Kingsland Charter School opened enrollment for the tuition-free institution for kindergarten through eighth grade. “They’re planning on opening this fall,” said Zane Lewis, pastor of The Hill Church in Kingsland. (more…)

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PEC offering $50,000 in scholarships to seniors

JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is offering $50,000 in scholarships to high school and home-schooled seniors in its service area. Eligible students may apply at pec.coop/scholarship. All scholarship materials must be submitted online by March 25. (more…)

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Master Gardener group offering horticulture scholarships

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association officials cite at least two big reasons for offering scholarships. “We really want to encourage students who are studying something horticulture-related to keep at it,” said the association’s Lavona Fry. “And college is so expensive that we want to help some students.” (more…)

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Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While voter attention is mostly focused on the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries in March, Highland Lakes school districts are getting ready for the May 7 election. (more…)

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Follow the speed limit and put cellphones away when driving through school zones. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

School year brings buses, more traffic and students — practice caution

MARBLE FALLS — Area public schools start a new academic year Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, depending on the district, so what does that mean for your workday commute? More traffic in the mornings and afternoons, particularly near schools. (more…)

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