Burnet Bulldogs start early and finish strong in 52-8 win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs set the tone from the beginning in their 52-8 homecoming victory over Manor New Tech on September 20. After forcing the Titans to punt on the opening drive, Burnet went to work. Junior quarterback Matthew Tippie hit four receivers on four passes, including senior Blaine Burkhalter for a […]

Spicewood school seeks father figures to be Watch D.O.G.S

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Sometimes, the best way to get dads, father figures, or men in general to volunteer is to give them a clear way to do it. That’s one of the great things about Watch D.O.G.S. “You just have to sign up and show up,” said Chris Putnam, a Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator for Spicewood […]

Marble Falls gives streets ‘no through truck traffic’ designation

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Marble Falls seeks a more pedestrian-friendly downtown and residents raise concerns about heavy truck traffic on two residential roads, the City Council designated parts of the city as “no through truck traffic.” The council approved the designation for Avenues G and F between 12th Street and RR 1431 on the east […]

Marble Falls’ property tax rate shrinks as economy grows

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The city of Marble Falls chipped off more from its property tax rate, something it has managed to do each of the past couple years. “I’m pretty excited about the tax rate and the city’s overall economic strength,” City Manager Mike Hodge said. “When I got here about four years ago, the […]

Marble Falls Police Department holding town hall meeting

The Marble Falls Police Department is in the process of drafting its five-year strategic plan and looking for the public’s assistance. The department is holding a town hall meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at the public safety facility, 606 Avenue N in Marble Falls. Department officials will discuss the strategic plan and gather […]

The games people play improve logic and lives; join them

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN It’s easy to get in the game in the Highland Lakes, whether you want to play bridge, mah jongg, dominoes, or another. Even if you’ve never played, the people who gather regularly to match their skills and meet new friends are happy to welcome and teach any and all newcomers. If […]

Marble Falls and Burnet cross country runners grab gold

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls and Burnet high school cross country teams turned in solid performances at two different meets September 14. Marble Falls competed at the Cedar Park Invitational, where junior Bailey Goggans won the girls’ Division I race in 18 minutes 26 seconds, a new personal record. The state’s reigning two-time […]

Marble Falls businessman joins ‘food first responders’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Hurricane Dorian released its grip on The Bahamas earlier this month and the vast destruction became evident, Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson wanted to do more than just offer “thoughts and prayers.” “Thoughts and prayers are a great start, but what can you do after that,” asked Payson rhetorically. On […]

Burnet Bulldogs football

Burnet Bulldogs start early and finish strong in 52-8 win

20 September 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs set the tone from the beginning in their 52-8 homecoming victory over Manor New Tech on September 20. After forcing the Titans to punt on the opening drive, Burnet went to work. Junior quarterback Matthew Tippie hit four receivers on four passes, including senior Blaine Burkhalter for a […]

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Watch DOGS at Spicewood Elementary

Spicewood school seeks father figures to be Watch D.O.G.S

20 September 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Sometimes, the best way to get dads, father figures, or men in general to volunteer is to give them a clear way to do it. That’s one of the great things about Watch D.O.G.S. “You just have to sign up and show up,” said Chris Putnam, a Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator for Spicewood […]

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Marble Falls gives streets ‘no through truck traffic’ designation

20 September 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As Marble Falls seeks a more pedestrian-friendly downtown and residents raise concerns about heavy truck traffic on two residential roads, the City Council designated parts of the city as “no through truck traffic.” The council approved the designation for Avenues G and F between 12th Street and RR 1431 on the east […]

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Burnet Bulldogs football

Burnet Bulldogs playing mind game with Manor New Tech

19 September 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO To Burnet High School head football coach Jerod Rye, the week leading up to the Manor New Tech contest wasn’t about physical preparation; it was about mental focus. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back games: a 41-6 victory over Marble Falls and a 54-31 decision against Lockhart. With such big wins, it […]

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Faith Flames must hold explosive Arkansas, Cherokee

19 September 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The game plan for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls six-man football team is simple: stop Arkansas. Arkansas is Cherokee junior running back Tristian Arkansas, who ran for 1,450 yards and 26 touchdowns last season. He also had 10 interceptions. If the Flames (2-1) can rein him in, they might be […]

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Marble Falls' property tax rate shrinks as economy grows

Marble Falls’ property tax rate shrinks as economy grows

19 September 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The city of Marble Falls chipped off more from its property tax rate, something it has managed to do each of the past couple years. “I’m pretty excited about the tax rate and the city’s overall economic strength,” City Manager Mike Hodge said. “When I got here about four years ago, the […]

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Monique Breaux

Marble Falls rec coordinator training hard this summer

18 September 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Monique Breaux, recreation coordinator of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, spent her summer getting training and education with the aim of being a better public servant for residents and visitors. Breaux was one of two selected nationwide for a John C. Potts “Pottsie” Leadership Development scholarship to attend the […]

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Phil Dawson

Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson to speak at FCA luncheon

18 September 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson is the featured speaker at the Marble Falls chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon September 24. The event is noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway. Cost is $25 per person or $250 per table sponsorship. Call FCA area […]

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