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The Marble Falls High School interim principal on April 26 inadvertently released the private information of about 50 senior students in an email to all seniors. School officials say the privacy issue has been fixed. File photo

Marble Falls student IDs, passwords ‘inadvertently’ released in email

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school district officials said they restored student privacy immediately after dozens of passwords and student identification numbers were “inadvertently” released by a high school administrator. (more…)

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Alexandra Hahn, Michael Wall, and Connor Castillo were the first in line at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night before the new Chick-fil-A Highland Lakes franchise opened its doors at 6 a.m. Thursday. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Trio lined up the night before for the first bite of Chick-fil-A in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Video games, Netflix, and college classes. That’s how three people made it from 11:30 p.m. to the 6 a.m. opening of Chick-fil-A Highland Lakes on April 27. (more…)

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Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

Owners of new Marble Falls Chick-fil-A look to serve community more than chicken

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While Alan and Inda Williams have already made quite an impact on the city of Marble Falls by opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant, they’re aiming to have an even bigger one on the future of the community’s schoolchildren. (more…)

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RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

RV rolls over on U.S. 281 outside Marble Falls sending two to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash involving a recreational vehicle that overturned on April 24 at the railroad tracks on U.S. 281 north of the city limits. (more…)

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Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

Buda assistant principal hired for lead spot at Marble Falls High School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved the hiring of Damon Adams as the principal for the 2017-18 school year during its regular board meeting April 17. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Jodi Jack and her neighbors had a few reservations about the prospect of a third hotel in La Ventana until the private developer struck a deal with not only the city of Marble Falls but the property owners’ association as well. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B will be 'state-of-the-art' with expanded, new departments

Marble Falls H-E-B will be ‘state-of-the-art’ with expanded, new departments

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls H-E-B store manager David Crail took the stage April 7 at the official groundbreaking of a new store, he said he was relieved to finally be able to reveal his big secret. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are continuing discussions about the potential relocation of a boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls to help clear the way for hotel/conference center development and pedestrian-centered projects at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Cameras set up to gauge usage of Marble Falls boat ramps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed boat ramp relocation project has prompted Marble Falls city staff to install cameras at two municipal parks and a lakeside city property to assess use by residents and visitors, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls Bealls grand opening

Spacious new Marble Falls Bealls opens April 6 to appreciative shoppers

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Nancy Herrington moved easily through the clothing racks at the new Bealls department store, something that would have been harder to do at the old location across RR 1431 in Marble Falls. “Oh, this is so nice,” she said. “So much more room and space.” (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities offer spring cleaning drop-off events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Nothing helps usher in spring like clearing property, cleaning out the garage, and getting rid of old household junk. “Spring is a bonus. It’s always a renewed optimism for me,” Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said. “My wife has a list of chores for me to […]

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Marble Falls releases proposed design for hotel, conference center

Marble Falls releases proposed design for hotel, conference center

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Officials have unveiled the proposed design for a hotel/conference center, expected to be under construction by late summer should all the investment, franchise, and development pieces fall into place. (more…)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In a deal with Marble Falls, Meadowlakes will use treated wastewater from the neighboring city to irrigate its Hidden Falls Golf Course. File photo

Meadowlakes makes deal with Marble Falls to irrigate golf course

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MEADOWLAKES — Meadowlakes is collaborating with Marble Falls to use treated wastewater to irrigate its golf course, officials say. On Feb. 21, Marble Falls City Council approved the deal with the city of Meadowlakes for a 10-year contract that would supplement the gated community’s current system of irrigating the Meadowlakes-owned […]

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