AROUND TOWN (March 15, 2023)

Town Hall meeting

Town Hall Meeting The Future of Economic Development  In Marlin will be held on March 23 at 6 p.m. in Marlin City Council Chambers, 101 Fortune Street, Marlin. Everyone is invited. Hosted by Marlin 4B Economic Development Corporation. 


KC Fish fry

Westphalia Knights of Columbus Council #13902 will sponsor a drive-thru Shrimp & Fish Fry every Friday evening beginning Feb. 24 thru March 31.  Plates will be “to go only” starting at 3:30-7:15 p.m. (or until sold out).  Plates will consist of fried shrimp, fried fish, beans,  slaw and french fries.  Cost will be $12 per plate. Plates can be picked up in a drive-thru lane behind the Westphalia Parish Hall, 3000 State Highway 320, Westphalia. Proceeds support the KC’s charity goals for the year.


Mother daughter tea

A Mother Daughter Tea is being planned. The event is looking for sponsors. Sponsors needed by March 31. Sponsoring options are: Mother/Daughter $15, Gold $150, Silver $75, and Platinum $25. Call Shirley Piper, Executive Director of Faith, Hope and Charity at (254) 644-0296 to sponsor.


Bible Study

Bible Studay at the First Presbyterian Church in Lott will begin Sat, Mar 25 at 10:00.  The study will be led by Bonnie Wolfe of Gatesville.  Follow-on dates will be decided at the first study.  Everyone is welcome.  The church is located at 8th St & Gassaway Ave in Lott.  For more info call 254 493-0567.


Chamber raffle

Marlin Chamber 2023 Raffle tickets are on sale. First prize is a 40” Full HD Television, Second Prize is a Home Theater Projcetor and Screen, Third Prize is a $50 Visa Gift Card. Drawing is on April 10. Tickets are $5 each or three for $12. Conact any Chamber officer for tickets.


Food Giveaway

Every first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church parking lot in Marlin.


American Legion

Falls County American Legion Post 31 meets the second Monday of the month at 1 Mesquite Tree Lane at 6 p.m. Their phone number is (254) 883-5056.


Marlin Senior Center

Marlin Senior Center hosts dominoes from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Thursday; Bingo from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. The Jamboree is held every third Saturday from 6-9 p.m. There is no admission fee. The building is also available for rent. The fee is $200 a day and a $100 deposit.


Story Time

Children’s Story Time returns to the Marlin Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.



NAACP will meet every fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Falconer Stamp Center on Durr Street.


After School 


The Boys & Girls Club of Falls County has an after school program that offers things such as homework help, health and life skills, and individual tutoring. It is $20 per child. The program takes place at Marlin Elementary School. For more information please call Sandra Jackson-Armstrong, Unit Director, at (254) 523-8735 or


Lions Club meeting

Lions Club of Marlin will meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Chicken Place. 


Veterans Assistance

Caritas of Waco Inc. will be in Marlin every first and third Monday of the month as part of their Veterans Case Management Program: Assistance For Veterans / Outreach. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 365 Coleman St, Marlin. For more information, call (254) 832-5971. To make an appointment please call Jason McCarty at (254) 640-0906. Dates subject to change due to holidays etc.




The Marlin Democrat

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Marlin, TX 76661
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