AROUND TOWN (March 27, 2024)


GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one, will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 309 Coleman Street, in Marlin beginning Feb. 7 – May 1, 2024. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts via video on grief recovery topics. Participants can jump in at any session. For more information or to register, go to or call Janet Evans at (254) 422-3536.


journey on the road to success

The National Booker T. Washington Alumni and Ex-Student Association in conjunction with Marlin ISD will hold a workshop, Journey on the Road to Success, on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students in grades 7th-12th. Parents from Marlin ISD, Chilton ISD, Rosebud-Lott ISD, and other surrounding Falls County areas are encouraged to sign up their student(s) by March 29, 2024. Some of the topics that will be covered are resiliency, stress management, self-esteem/confidence, money literacy, and what’s after graduation. Minister Slugger will be the guest speaker. Prizes, snacks, lunch, collaboration, and music by DJ Rodney Scruggs will all be a part of the day’s activities. Parents, you do not want to miss this opportunity for your students! This will be a life changing event. To register your student(s), use the following link gMnzh13d6. If you have any questions, you may reach out to Dr. Felicia Green-Johnson (832) 814-4498 or Jessice Pierce (254)744-9425.



Ward Street Church of Christ will host Short Questions With Eternal Answers on March 30. from 1:30-5 p.m. Featuring staff and students of the Texas School of Preaching in College Station. The church is located at 1305 Ward Street in Marlin.


Miss juneteenth pageant

The 2024 Tri-County Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant is now accepting applications for contestants ages 5-18. Must residen in Bell, Coryell, Falls, Milam or Williamson counties. For application and additional information, email or call (254) 534-2225.




The Marlin Economic Development Corporation will hold its March meeting on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 101 Fortune Street, Marlin, Texas. The meeting will be conducted according to the Texas Open Meetings Act.



City of Golinda will host a Spring Fest on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 7039 Golinda Drive. Food, concert, activities, games, vendors. For more information or to volunteer, call City Hall at (254) 881-7333 or email



Falls County Free Trash Day will be held at two locations - Marlin and Lott on May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon or until dumpsters are full. Tire Disposal - you unload. No tractor tires, no tires with rims. No commercial company tires.  Falls County Jail Site, 2847 Hwy. 6, Marlin and Waste Collection Station, 330 S. Hwy. 77, Lott. Must be a Falls County Resident. Batteries, Appliances & Brush (no larger than 3” in diameter) Will Be Accepted. No Chemicals - No Hazardous Waste - No Roofing Materials.



Austin Food Truck will be at the First Baptist Church/Golden Years parking lot on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m.



Every second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Marlin Men’s Civic Association at 1106 N Business Highway 6.



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 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.



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 Hitching Post on 5029 State Hwy 7.




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




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.




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