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Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department recently trained together at the Marble Falls public yard to hone the first responders' skills at accident scenes. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay first responders simulate crash scenes for team training

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — From cutting through metal in a scorched vehicle to rushing a patient into an ambulance, the ability of first responders to successfully accomplish such feats requires regular training as well as experience. (more…)

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Workers prepare the sign at the new Bealls store, 1400 RR 1431 in Marble Falls, which is scheduled for a grand opening April 6. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New Bealls in Marble Falls on schedule to open April 6

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new Bealls store, scheduled to open April 6, will debut in its new location with a number of additional amenities and more space for merchandise, officials said. (more…)

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The future home of the Granite Shoals Multipurpose Sports Facility. The building is located next to the Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Texas Parks and Wildlife grant to fund Granite Shoals sports facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTER AUSTIN — The city of Granite Shoals received an unexpected lunchtime treat March 23. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, through its point system, awarded the city $500,000 to build a multipurpose sports facility on Phillips Ranch Road next to the Roddick Tennis Center, which houses full-length covered tennis courts […]

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Granite Shoals leaders holding informal meeting for residents to share concerns and ideas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Aware that not everyone can attend regular meetings of the Granite Shoals City Council, and that it’s a rather formal setting, city leaders are hosting a more relaxed gathering to give residents a chance to learn what’s going on as well as share their ideas and concerns. […]

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Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Rick Edwards, president of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, submitted his resignation to the full board during the regular March 21 meeting. Edwards stepped down because of family reasons, MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. (more…)

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Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Police have collected evidence to uncover what they believe to be a prostitution operation potentially involving more than the two people first arrested and suspected of being in the country illegally, according to investigators. (more…)

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Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

Authorities arrest pilot with 230 pounds of pot in Llano airport stop

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Federal authorities arrested an Austin man March 20 after he landed a plane carrying 230 pounds of hydroponic marijuana at the Llano Municipal Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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City manager: Proposed development would add to Burnet’s affordable home market

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After sitting idle for almost a decade, 13 acres in the southeast portion of Burnet could become the site for about 25 homes and possibly duplexes. The Burnet City Council entered a letter of intent on March 14 with Langley Homes to develop the acreage near the intersection […]

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals looks at another funding source for street repairs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Despite learning that $50,000 is the most the U.S. Department of Agriculture could award the city of Granite Shoals for major street repairs instead of the $3.6 million the city was originally told, city leaders haven’t thrown in the towel on those projects. (more…)

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Marble Falls police charge two massage parlor workers with prostitution

Marble Falls police charge two massage parlor workers with prostitution

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALL — Investigators closed a massage parlor and arrested two female suspects on prostitution charges after underage clients reported they were touched “sexually” while receiving a massage, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Planners of the Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay development, modeled after a neighboring community in Lakeway (pictured), have launched a 300-unit community comprised of villas, townhouses, and golf course estates within Summit Rock, located just off RR 2147 West and Texas 71. Photo courtesy of tuscanvillage.com

Village for 55 and older planned for Summit Rock in Horseshoe Bay

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Lakeway-based developer Legend Communities has launched an age-restricted community project within the footprint of the fledgling Horseshoe Bay golf course development Summit Rock. (more…)

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The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the alcohol license at Mr. B's Sports Bar, 207 Main St. in Marble Falls, from April 4-24 due to an investigation into a fatal accident on Sept. 21, 2014. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

TABC suspends Marble Falls bar’s license due to fatal wreck in 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls bar will have to close its operations for 20 days in April after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended its alcohol license due to an investigation into a 2014 car accident that left a Granite Shoals woman dead. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Police Public Safety Facility is on schedule to be open sometime in September 2017. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls police department draft plans for move to new facility

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As a new public safety facility takes shape, Marble Falls police officials begin steps aimed at a seamless move into the new building in about six months. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man arrested for violating protective order in child sexual assault case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police arrested a Granite Shoals man March 13 after he allegedly violated a protective order filed against him following an aggravated sexual assault of a child investigation. (more…)

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Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Beekeepers on March 10 were prepping to remove a hive in a tree along the Marble Falls Hike and Bike Trail after the bees became aggressive the day before and stung a woman. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas president and American Bank Association chairman-elect Ken Burgess (left) of Horseshoe Bay and Midland joined other ABA officials Laurie Stewart, Jeff Szyperski, Luanne Cundiff, Dorothy Savarese, Rob Nichols, Leslie Andersen, Tim Zimmerman, Rebeca Romero, and Scott Heittkamp with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office following a meeting March 9. The president invited ABA officials and community bank representatives to the meeting so he could hear their concerns and challenges. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay banker meets with Trump in relief effort for small banks

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Ken Burgess, chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, and other community bankers voiced their concerns with President Donald Trump during a White House meeting, the Horseshoe Bay resident liked what he heard in the president’s response. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals man who says a December charge against him for child molestation was false now faces two more similar counts from two other alleged victims. (more…)

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$300,000 donation to Granite Shoals Fire Department could go toward training facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — An anonymous $300,000 donation to the Granite Shoals Fire Department Auxiliary might be the needed spark to help other area fire departments. Granite Shoals Fire Chief Austin Stanphill said he and auxiliary members will examine in-depth the best way to use the donation. (more…)

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3 taken to hospitals after armored truck collision on U.S. 281

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a collision between an armored truck and an SUV on March 7 on U.S. 281 that resulted in three people being taken to area emergency rooms, according to the DPS report. The crash happened at 2:08 p.m. just south of […]

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Chick-Fil-A is expected to be open by summer this year at 2105 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. Photo by Karla Held

Marble Falls sees spike in health and food businesses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As the healthcare industry takes shape in Marble Falls, economic development officials reported an influx in related and ancillary businesses, including specialty clinics, fast-food eateries, and housing developments. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition staff recently earned a perfect score for the second time this year during a recent state inspection of all seven MFISD campus cafeterias. Inspectors put each cafeteria through a 47-point check. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD cafeterias receive perfect grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school cafeterias nailed perfect scores in both state inspections conducted this academic year. “I cannot say enough good things about my child nutrition staff,” said Mary Davidson, the Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition director. “It’s all or nothing, and anything short of 100 just doesn’t […]

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Burnet fire marshal issues alert after extension cord mishaps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Two fires related to extension cords have prompted public safety officials to send out a warning about proper use of heating devices as well as the cords. The Burnet Fire Department responded to two incidents — one in January and one in February — connected to improper use […]

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Marble Falls EDC lays groundwork for Dallas-based sawmill company

Marble Falls EDC lays groundwork for Dallas-based sawmill company

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A wholesale lumber business is set to cut a new pathway in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park as economic development officials launch plans to extend infrastructure into a new corner of the property. (more…)

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Vandals strike Packsaddle Mountain historical marker, state highway signs

Vandals strike Packsaddle Mountain historical marker, state highway signs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — After someone painted the words, “White history celebrates genocide” on a Texas historical marker commemorating the last battle in Llano County between settlers and Native Americans, state officials are seeking donations to restore the marker. Llano County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Glen Williams said that highway workers found the graffiti […]

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD to foot bill for vandalism damage at old elementary school

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet school district officials have paid for several thousands of dollars of cleanup and repairs due to vandalism on an unoccupied school campus and have taken steps to re-coup the cost through the judicial system. (more…)

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Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is gathering public input on proposed upgrades and added amenities such as more trails and day-use areas at Burnet County’s Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. (more…)

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