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Marble Falls Baylor Scott and White limits patient guests

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Baylor Scott & White has prioritized the safety and well-being of communities and are are continuing to closely monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases across Texas — particularly in those counties where local health departments have confirmed moderate to substantial community transmission. … Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

Athletes fueling camp success

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By Nathan Hendrix/Staff Writer - After a spring of web-based learning and individual workouts at home, Marble Falls students appeared ready to reunite with coaches and get to work. Mustangs head football coach Brian Herman said the extended break from sports created by the COVID-19 pandemic and UIL suspensions felt like summer without training camps. Now that actual summer has arrived and restrictions have eased, “second summer” is off to a hot start for Mustangs athletics. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

Gov., education commish say schools will open in fall

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While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of their homes with the deadly coronavirus showing no sign of abatement. ov. Greg Abbott recently renewed his COVID pandemic disaster declaration for all counties affected by the disease. Even so, Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on June 18 sounded a hopeful note, saying schools would resume normal operations in the fall. …

GShoals officer helps with newborn

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An early morning ride to the hospital took an unexpected turn, as a couple found themselves on the side of the road on U.S. 281 with a special delivery and an officer assist at just the right time. The scenario unfolded just after 7 a.m. on June 18 in the 3900 block of the roadway in the southend of Marble Falls. …

MFISD crunches numbers in proposed 2020-21 budget

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Marble Falls Independent School District officials attempted to keep a surplus in the 2020-2021 district budget in order to protect against uncertainties with House Bill 3 funding and COVID-19-era losses. It gives us more flexibility in managing next year’s budget,” MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. “We feel like we need a little bit of a cushion going into next year because of the pandemic, among other issues. We usually take a conservative approach to finances.” …

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