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Marble Falls launches $5 million water treatment plant expansion

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews have built a water tank to expand the city’s water treatment plant capacity as part of a more than $5 million plant expansion project, Marble Falls officials said. The new structure is located at the north end of the U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls.

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Granite Shoals city worker charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An employee of the city’s streets and parks department faces a child sexual assault charge, after parents told investigators they found inappropriate messages on their teen daughter’s cell phone, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. Juan Carlos Morales, 35, of Marble Falls was arrested by Granite Shoals police [...]

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Manhunt in Marble Falls leads to capture of burglary suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities captured two suspects Oct. 28 who were wanted in a string of burglaries and a vehicle theft after a nearly two-hour manhunt in the north end of the city, according to a police report. Dylan Long, 39, of Graham and Jessica Grafton, 27, of Cleburne were arrested and [...]

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Ebola brings ‘heightened awareness’ for emergency crews

DANIEL CLIFTON and CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Area EMS crews responded to a woman in Horseshoe Bay on the morning of Oct. 14 who was exhibiting symptoms possibly similar to ebola, staff went in prepared for the worst. “It was the first time to use our (high-contagion) plan,” [...]

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Burnet man charged with intoxication manslaughter in Marble Falls crash

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Police charged a 26-year-old Burnet man with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a Granite Shoals woman after tests determined the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was three times over the legal limit.

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New U.S. 281 bridge signals progress for Marble Falls; some road work remains

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ray Dale Ashabranner watched the ribbon cutting Oct. 9 at the north end of the second U.S. 281 bridge from the driver’s seat. A few minutes later, he drove local officials south across the span in a 2014 Ford Mustang — the first non-construction vehicle to cross the new [...]

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Felon arrested for threatening Marble Falls teens with an ‘air-soft’ pistol

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A man previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated sexual assault of a child, faces new charges after he allegedly threatened a group of teenagers with a pistol.

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Officials hold U.S. 281 bridge ceremony before opening Oct. 9

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls welcomed its first non-construction vehicle Oct. 9. Local, county and state officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the north end of the southbound bridge at about 9 a.m. before two 2014 Ford Mustangs crossed the bridge.

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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Southbound U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls opening soon

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — More work remains to complete the U.S. 281 bridge project in Marble Falls, but the second bridge might have southbound traffic crossing it soon.

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Old train depot in Marble Falls to be hub for CARTS buses and vans

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials with a rural transportation service called CARTS will breathe new life into an old train depot building as they continue to provide a way for rural residents to travel to local appointments and regional destinations.

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‘The Daytripper’ Marble Falls episode premieres Oct. 9 on KLRU

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  Soaring through the air, flying down off-road trails, gliding on the water and tearing into mile-high meringue: It’s not Superman, it’s “The Daytripper.”

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Missing Marble Falls woman found safe by Seguin police on I-10

UPDATE According to the Marble Falls Police Department, Seguin police found 80-year-old Anna McCoy of Marble Falls about 1 a.m. Oct. 4 on Interstate 10. Police say she is well and back with her family. McCoy was reported missing by her family Oct. 2. PREVIOUS REPORT FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police are trying [...]

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Chain-reaction collision sends truck over FM 2147 embankment

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A four-car collision on FM 2147 West temporarily stalled traffic and caused a company vehicle to roll over into an embankment adjacent to the Channel Oaks subdivision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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