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Marble Falls High School student Maribel Nikole Enriquez was killed in a car crash in June. Courtesy photo

Mustangs fans asked to give to Our Day To Shine fund to help families in need

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell held the first official donation effort for the Our Day To Shine benevolent fund last August, he had no idea how it would impact a family in Mustang Nation. (more…)

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Grant creates plumber training program at Central Texas College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Almost 100 new plumbers will be needed in the Highland Lakes in the next five years, according to a statistic from state labor boards. This is due to new subdivisions, businesses, and other growth. (more…)

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Granite Shoals police officer Christie Carter can already envision the department's boat filled with school supplies for students and teachers. Carter came up with Fill the Boat!, an event that lets people drop off school supplies — to fill the boat — from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the station, 410 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals Police Department hoping for boatload of school supplies

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department’s boat is used for various purposes on Lake LBJ, including helping stranded boaters and ensuring public safety. (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends Kingsland School

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — The Kingsland School Lakers are headed back to class on Monday, Aug. 20. If you’re unfamiliar with Kingsland School, it’s a public charter school with classes from kindergarten through eighth grade that serves students in Burnet and Llano counties. As a public charter school, there is no admission to attend. […]

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

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

The Bulldogs are back — well, officially on Monday, Aug. 20, the first of class for Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students. Many students, particularly at the high school, have already returned to school due to sports and band practices. (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

BACK TO SCHOOL: Everything you need to know if your student attends Faith Academy

MARBLE FALLS — Though the Texas summer didn’t need any help, the Faith Academy Flames are heating things up as classes start Tuesday, Aug. 14. Faith Academy, 3151 RR 1431 just east of Marble Falls, is the only private school for kindergarten through 12th grade in the area. It’s a great option for families, but […]

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Texans celebrate one more holiday before going back to school: tax-free weekend

STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — As the calendar flips to August, the sudden realization comes that school is just around the corner. However, even before class starts, the first holiday for students and parents arrives: Texas’s tax-free weekend Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12. (more…)

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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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Granite Shoals City Hall

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 Wesley Adams

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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