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City recognizes 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer read a proclamation Sept. 15 recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, 1620- 2020. Pictured with Packer are local Mayflower Society members, Janey Rives and Janet Daniel, who are descendants of the pilgrims. On Nov. 11, 1620, the Mayflower anchored at what is now Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod. They drafted the famous Mayflower Compact, which was a precursor for modern day governance rejecting the British monarchy.

Children’s Advocacy Center organizes auction for 'big bucks'

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One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope that while this year’s event may be different than those in the past, it still can bring in the “big bucks” needed to continue the agency’s mission — protecting child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

GOP picnic honors former Burnet County judge

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The Burnet County Republican Club hosted the GOP Picnic Sept. 13 in honor of former Burnet County Judge Dave Kithil. Pictured, from left, are: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Republican Party of Texas Vice Chairwoman Cat Parks, SREC Senate District 24 Committeewoman Ruth Cremin, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams, Burnet County Judge James Oakley and Burnet County Republican Party Chairwoman Kara Chasteen.

Marble Falls Fire

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue recently hosted a tour for youngsters who attend St. Peter’s Lutheran School.

LEAF canceled for 2021

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Autumn may be a week away, but one well-beloved LEAF already has fallen. Officials with the Llano Earth Art Festival (LEAF) announced there will not be an on-premises, in-person LEAF on the bank of the Llano River at Grenwelge Park in Llano in March 2021 due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

All aboard!

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Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is scheduled to restore regular service on most routes beginning Sept. 1. The entity was among businesses that closed due to COVID-19 pandemic regulations. The Marble Falls CARTS location, 801 U.S. 281, was initially opened in 2016 links passengers to Austin and points beyond. To see schedules, go to ridecarts.com or call 512-478-7433. File photo