Marble Falls High School


Falls Career graduation tonight, MFHS graduation Saturday night

Falls Career High School will holds its graduation ceremony tonight, Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church,901 La Ventana Drive, Marble Falls.
Marble Falls High School commencement for the class of 2017 is scheduled, rain or shine, for Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.
To make the event accessible to as many Mustang fans as possible, attendees are invited to sit in both the visitor and home stands in Mustang Stadium.
“With attendance to the commencement ceremony out-growing available home side only seating, the graduation stage this year will be located on the north end of the football
field facing toward the field house,” said assistant superintendent of operations Jeff Gasaway.
“This stage alignment will allow attendees in both the home and visitors’ stands to see the festivities and their graduates as they cross the stage.”


Damon Adams named new MFHS principal

Damon Adams

Marble Falls ISD trustees approved Hays CISD administrator Damon Adams as the new principal for Marble Falls High School during their regular board meeting Monday, April 17.

Adams will work with interim principal Emmett Aubry between now and the end of the current school year to transition to his full time duties as the new MFHS instructional leader in July.

Adams was recommended to the board by MFISD superintendent Dr. Chris Allen following an extensive selection process, which included community and staff input. A principal selection committee was established to help with the screening of applicants for the MFHS principal position, prior to the selection of the final candidate for board recommendation.


Alice! takes stage at MFHS tonight

Marble Falls High School One Act Play theatre students took first place in the One Act District competition last Wednesday, March 22, advanced from the Bi-District contest Friday, March 24, with a second place finish, and will now represent Marble Falls in the area contest this Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio.

Residents can experience “Alice!,” the show that judges called “visually stunning, inspiring to watch, brilliantly staged, and genius!” in the MFHS Auditorium, today, March 29, at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages and tickets are $5 each at the door.


Go Lady Stangs! It’s been a BANNER year!

Marble Falls is proud of their Lady Mustangs making it to the regional tournament, so to celebrate, we have created, with the generous support of First State Bank Central Texas in Marble Falls, a special banner celebrating their achievement on pages 9A and 10A.

The Lady Stangs play the Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Lady Hornets at 6 p.m. Friday in the Region IV-5A regional tournament at San Antonio’s Northside ISD Complex. Corpus Christi Carroll and Austin High meet in the 8 p.m. game. The regional final is 3 p.m. Saturday.


No hiding from shadows for MFHS construction students

MFHS students view a master plan for Travisso development.

There was no hiding from shadows for Marble Falls High School (MFHS) students on Groundhog Day this year.

The Marble Falls Construction Trades Program was one of only two school programs in Texas, and 10 nationwide, to participate in the Toll Brothers Builders National Groundhog Day Job Shadowing event.

MFHS students traveled to the 2,100 acre Travisso master-planned community in neighboring Leander to explore all of the career trade opportunities available in the building industry.

The Toll Brothers’ mentoring event was designed to showcase to students the number of different in-demand careers that are available to students trained in workforce ready programs.


MFHS Thespian Showcase, tonight, Dec. 9


Attending the Texas Thespian Festival in Dallas are 25 Marble Falls High School thespians.

The curtain will go up tonight, Friday, Dec. 9, on the inaugural Thespian Showcase, an introduction to the Marble Falls High School Theatre Department.

The free public event will begin at 7 p.m. in the MFHS Auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

Actors' National Qualifying performances will be presented and those who attend will have the opportunity to speak to the technical theater contestants and view their designs in the auditorium lobby.

After National Qualifying group and duet scenes, the play marathon show “Tribes”, by Nina Raine will be presented without intermission.

MFHS thespians competed in the Texas Thespian Festival last weekend in Dallas. Every student in attendance participated in either group design events, individual events or the performance of the play, “Tribes.”


Lady Mustangs beat Brownwood

Mya McMillian scored 12 points as the big three -- Mya, Aspen and Aubree -- scored 33 points against Brownwood. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls funneled the ball inside for most of the night Tuesday in a 39-27 win over the Brownwood Lady Lions at Brownwood.

The trio of Mya McMillian, Aspen Woerner and Aubree Adams combined for 33 of the Lady Mustangs’ points. Molly Myrick, Stefanie Kng and Eileen Neri scored two points each. McMillian led the way with 12 points with Woerner following with 11 and Adams with 10 points.

The Lady Mustangs will face unbeaten Gatesville in the Jarrell Tournament on Friday. Marble Falls also plays Taylor in the Jarrell tournament on Friday.

Garcia led Brownwood with eight points.

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MFHS scholarships total $2.4 million

Marble Falls High School military recruits accept scholarships at the May 19 honors program. Each is entitled to the G.I. Bill and other military scholarships totaling more than $900,000.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls High School Class of 2016 that graduated Saturday, May 28, earned more than $2.4 million in scholarships.

Among those were the full-tuition scholarship presented to William “Liam” Baskin, the valedictorian, and a coveted and elite National Merit Scholarship Program scholarship earned by Wiley Baskin, the salutatorian.


MFHS student arrested on threat charges


A Marble Falls High School student was arrested on felony charges after allegedly threatening to stab his teacher and burn down the school. 
Preston Harlow, 17, of Granite Shoals was arrested on Thursday, May 12 on charge terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. 
In the arrest affidavit, Marble Falls Police School Resource Officer Tim Mcintyre reported that the boy's mother had come to school officials to report that her son had twice threatened a teacher at the school. 
She reported that “on May 10… during a school meeting her son Preston Harlow threatened to slap a teacher,” Mcintyre wrote, and that at home on the next day, he had “threatened to stab to death the same teacher.” 

'Almost, Maine" performance continues through Sunday, May 8

Against a digital set of the Northern Lights Phoebe Greening as Glory. Left, and Jon Kroese as East appear in the first scene of “Almost, Maine,” the Marble Falls High School production beginning tonight, Friday, May 6, and continuing Saturday and Sunday at Hill Country Community Theatre. Moms will be admitted free on Sunday, Mother's Day.

 By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Theatre Department will present something just right for a Mother's Day treat—a light-hearted production, “Almost, Maine,” that is continuing through Sunday, May 8,  at Hill Country Community Theatre.

The play by John Cariani consists of interwoven romantic comedy vignettes set on a cold and moonless winter night in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost are falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.


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