Marble Falls news

Fri
05
Aug

Touch up before touchdowns

Contributed/Karen Bailey

A lone worker repaints the light poles Friday, Aug. 5, at the Marble Falls Middle School football stadium, using a lift and controlling it from the bucket. Meanwhile, football two-a-day practice for the high school Mustangs starts Monday, Aug. 8.

Thu
04
Aug

Gasaway hired as new assistant superintendent for MFISD

Jeff Gasaway

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

 

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees took no action on naming a new Place 7 trustee on Thursday night, Aug. 4, but wasted no time in hiring a new assistant superintendent.

 

Jeff Gasaway was hired during a special called meeting to be the new assistant superintendent of administrative operations. He succeeds Wade Stanford, who became the new superintendent at Westwood ISD in Palestine last month.

 

Gasaway comes to Marble Falls from Waco Midway ISD, where he was principal at Midway High School and worked closely with current Marble Falls ISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen, who was a principal, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent at Midway ISD from 2008 to 2012.

 

Gasaway said he is excited to be taking on a new position in MFISD.

 

Fri
22
Jul

Marble Falls man shot in bed

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

A Marble Falls man was shot in a home while laying in bed on Thursday night, Marble Falls Police confirmed.

A 27-year-old man was laying in bed in a home in the 400 block of Avenue R at approximately 11:22 p.m. when he was shot twice in the torso, police said.

Witnesses told officers that two masked men entered the house, ran into the bedroom, and shot the victim. The man was then transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and is reportedly in stable condition.

It is unclear at this time whether the man was a resident of the home.

As of 9 a.m., officers were no longer at the scene. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Fri
15
Jul

Kingsland man dies in car accident

A late night accident Thursday claimed the life of one person just west of Marble Falls.

The accident occurred when two vehicles collided on Texas Highway 71 near the Burnet and Llano county line at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, July 14, about two miles west of the intersection with U.S. Highway 281.

One man, J. Lee Rethaber, of Kingsland, was killed in the accident. It was unknown what factored into the crash.

Tue
12
Jul

Manzano Olympic trial lost in final push

MARK GOODSON/THE HIGHLANDER SPORTS EDITOR
Leo Manzano, a graduate of Marble Falls High School and The University of Texas, leads a run with fans on the Leonel Manzano Hike, Bike & Run Trail at the Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash in April. The silver-medal Olympian was seconds short of qualifying for a third Olympics in final trials Sunday.

BY MARK GOODSON

HIGHLANDER SPORTS EDITOR

Leo Manzano’s bid for his third straight Olympics in the 1,500 meters ended Sunday in Eugene, Oregon.

With 100 meters to go, Manzano went for his patented kick but just as he got shoulder-to-shoulder with Ben Blakenship for third place Manzano was not able to keep up with Blakenship’s extra effort. Manzano finished in fourth place with a time of 3:36.62 in the Olympic Trails.

Tue
12
Jul

Coppell father-son take TGA championship at Apple Rock in HSB

Mark and Andrew Lindberg of Coppell won the 2016 Father-Son Championship in dramatic fashion after a one-hole playoff with Cameron and Dean Brown of Jacksonville.

The Texas Golf Association (TGA) tournament was held July 7-10.

Tue
28
Jun

Phoenix Center addresses international confab

CONTRIBUTED
Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured. See more photos on Facebook at The-Highlander page.

By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor

The Highlander

Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for assisting children with trauma at an international symposium.

Fri
24
Jun

Local residents breath easy over air quality permit application retraction

by Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

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