Marble Falls High School

 

 

Tue
02
Jun

Marble Falls High School graduates Class of 2020

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By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

After months of uncertainty surrounding the fate of graduation, Marble Falls Independent School District seniors heard their names called and walked the stage to receive their diplomas.

In-person graduation ceremonies were held for Falls Career High School and Marble Falls High School seniors at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively, on Friday, May 29. …

Tue
26
May

Marble Falls native Amber Westerman releases first single

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Amber Westerman, who grew up in Marble Falls, first picked up a guitar at age 17. Her love of music has taken her from Texas to Iowa to Hawaii and now to Nashville. Listen to her new single "Your Homebody" and read more about her journey at amberwestermanmusic.com.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Amber Westerman's travels have taken her to Iowa, Hawaii and her current home of Nashville, Tennessee, but the singer-songwriter's roots remain firmly grounded in her Marble Falls upbringing.

Tue
05
May

UIL may allow additional summer practices

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MFHS Mustang Kaleb Alexander carries the ball past a defender during a 2019 scrimmage. His teammates may get a chance to get back on the gridiron for summer 2020 practices.

 

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The UIL legislative council met virtually on Friday morning to discuss a new agenda item that would most likely lead to a temporary permissible increase of summer practices and instruction for high school athletes.

The agenda was passed to expand the authority of UIL executive director Charles Breithaupt allowing him to make adjustments to UIL rules during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. …

Tue
28
Apr

Community rallies for 2020 Marble Falls HS seniors

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Marble Falls High School senior Bryce Laake was 'adopted' by Sherry Warren of Marble Falls who sent him a customized gift basket.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Over 1,300 people have found a virtual gathering place to show non-traditional support for the 2020 Marble Falls High School senior class in order to replace a potential loss of a traditional graduation.

Tue
14
Apr

Marble Falls church conduct drive-in Easter worship service

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Community church leaders - include Lead Ministor Jon Weems of Lake Shores Church, Pastor Ross Chandler of First Baptist Church, and Pastor Matt Netzer of RockPile Church (pictured here) - oversaw the Easter Sunday worship ceremony April 12 in the Marble Falls High School parking lot.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Three area churches banded together to ensure celebration of an important Christian holiday was not lost to restrictions of gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

First Baptist Church Marble Falls, Lake Shores Church and Rockpile Church hosted a drive-in Easter worship and service in the parking lot of Marble Falls High School on Sunday, April 12 starting at 10 a.m.

Fri
10
Apr

Marble Falls ISD runners continue training with virtual coach

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Prohibition of formal practices haven't changed much for Marble Falls High School long-distance runners. Coach Chris Schrader charges the athletes with self-guided workouts even when school is in session. MFHS runners Bryer Atkinson, Chris Talamantez, Bryce Atkinson, Jennifer Arreguin and Sayra Salazar met with Burnet High School runner Hudson Bennett at Granite Park in Granite Shoals on the morning of Wednesday, April 8 for a run around the Manzano Hike Bike and Run Trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Texas schools are closed until at least May 4, and athletic events are put on hold. However, the long-distance runners at Marble Falls High School are taking great strides to ensure they're ready when competition returns.

MFHS running coach Chris Schrader is no stranger to coaching remotely due to his experience training State champions from several towns away. Now he's applying those techniques to ensure his athletes stick to the program while he can't coach them face-to-face. …

Fri
13
Mar

MFHS students do good deed for recovery center

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Junior Cutter Wright has to weld precisely to specifications on the meat rack frames so all four corners are 90 degree angles.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

For the students of Kyle Holton's ag power class at Marble Falls High School, accepting jobs from local entities is about more than just refining their welding skills.

“It feels good to help people,” said junior Ayden Humphreys.

Holton, MFHS ag science teacher, agreed to construct a barbecue pit for His Joshua House, a Kingsland-based drug and alcohol recovery house for men. …

Tue
10
Mar

Marble Falls HS teacher Lerin Lockwood featured on GMA

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MFHS art teacher Lerin Lockwood appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday, March 5 to showcase her invention, the Lion Latch.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

From the streets of Marble Falls Market Day to the Good Morning America studio in New York City, Lerin Lockwood has made a name for herself with her invention of the Lion Latch.

Lockwood, an art teacher at Marble Falls High School, appeared on the morning variety show on Thursday, March 5 to talk about her creation. …

Fri
06
Mar

Alumni accolades

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Photo courtesy of Joey Richards/Abilene Reporter-News

 

 

Marble Falls High School graduate Chris Schlicke, now head girls basketball coach at Veribest High School, led his team to the State semifinals after a 27-25 win over Hermleigh in the 1A Regional final on Saturday, Feb. 29 in Abilene. Hermleigh had defeated Veribest in their previous three meetings, but Schlicke's team got over the hump this season -- his first as head coach -- with defensive acumen and clutch shooting. The Lady Falcons lost in the State semifinal match on Thursday, March 5.

Tue
25
Feb

Marble Falls High School choir is going places

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Under the direction of Bryce Gage, the Marble Falls High School Choir has traveled the world, including a 2017 trip to Italy, performing and learning. Next year, the tradition continues as the students and their parents will tour Greece.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Under the guidance of choir director Bryce Gage, the student singers of Marble Falls High School have traveled the world and received numerous accolades for performances.

Gage – the ever-humble teacher – insists that he hasn't done it alone. …

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