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Texas State Parks hosting first day hikes

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Many Texans’ New Year’s Resolution focus on health and fitness, and there’s no better way to kick off that commitment than a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. This New Year’s Day, walk, bike or paddle your way into 2021 at 89 Texas State Parks.

Local churches holds Christmas Eve outdoor service

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Pastor Ross Chandler of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls hosted Christmas on Main on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24. Hundreds of the faithful showed up to join in songs and service celebrating the birth of Jesus. Photos by Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

FBCMF brings joy of ‘Christmas on Main’ to stage

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First Baptist Church Marble Falls invites everyone in the Highland Lakes area to join them for Christmas on Main. This unforgettable worship experience will feature Christmas music, an uplifting message from FBCMF senior pastor Dr. Ross Chandler, and carols by candlelight. FBCMF children’s pastor Nicole Sims will also be sharing a special segment created especially for children.

PEC employees support local toy drives

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) employees are known for their generosity, especially when it comes to caring for their communities. With so many families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local toy drives put out the call for support earlier than ever— and when they did, PEC employees answered.

LCRA donates to MFalls pantry

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The Helping Center in Marble Falls is one of 26 food banks which received an early Christmas present from the Lower Colorado River Authority this past week. And even more exciting than that $1,000 gift from LCRA is that the Marble Falls-area non-profit food bank is expected to start 2021 off Jan.

It’s a wrap for toy drives

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Despite obstacles prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Christmas gift collection operation managed to help more families have a happy holiday this year. Highland Lakes Christmas is for Kids mounted several challenges, however, successfully collected presents for several weeks as well as wrapped, shopped and distributed them on Dec.