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The Marble Falls City Council approved a resolution Sept. 19 opposing a proposed rock crusher plant on U.S. 281 just south of the city limits. The city also is taking steps to annex 1,200 acres in the area, including several hundred acres of the ranch on which the proposed rock crusher would sit. The Horseshoe Bay City Council adopted a similar resolution opposing the rock crusher. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is taking public comments on the proposed rock crusher’s air-quality permit until Oct. 9. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls eyes annexation of 1,200 acres, part of rock crusher site

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls is considering annexing approximately 1,200 acres southwest of the U.S. 281-Texas 71 intersection, including a parcel of a ranch where a proposed rock crusher has drawn the ire of nearby residents. (more…)

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Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a new Marble Falls apartment community with an adjacent commercial component said they will fill a niche in the housing market for those who settle in the area in the midst of a budding health care industry. (more…)

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Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A brisk growth in commercial development helped set the stage for the Marble Falls City Council to adopt a tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year that’s lower than the previous one. (more…)

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Lakeside and Johnson parks in Marble Falls are due from $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks commission discusses $3.3M in funding for major improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission learned during its regular meeting Sept. 11 how officials will pay for $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements to Lakeside and Johnson parks as well as received a timeline for Phase 1A of a multi-year parks plan. (more…)

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Jessamyn Putnam of Putnam Cremation Advocates (left) visits with someone about cremation and the options available that aren’t always associated with funerals. Jessamyn and her husband, Chris, own Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland. They noticed many customers steered away from traditional funeral homes and burials toward cremation. They opened Putnam Cremation Advocates, 206 Ave. H, Suite 204, in Marble Falls, in response to the changing needs of customers. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New Putnam Cremation Advocates offers ‘different’ option in final arrangements

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Walking into Putnam Cremation Advocates on the second floor of Market on Avenue H makes a person stop and wonder, “Where are the caskets?” It is, after all, a licensed funeral home. (more…)

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A group of Burnet County residents have mobilized to try to halt a proposed rock crushing plant on a property (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, which is awaiting approval of an air-quality permit application by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Courtesy map

Residents stall rock crusher plans citing traffic and environmental fears

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — An effort to derail a rock crushing plant near the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection has gained steam as resistance to the project resulted in an extended public commenting period, a newly formed opposition committee, and an onslaught of complaints against a pending air-quality control permit. (more…)

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Rene Jackson was aiming for 30 years in the Army, but a second bout with cancer cut his goal short by two. Many veterans ponder what they’ll do after a military career, but after careful research and study, Jackson settled on selling pizzas. Jackson and his wife, Sandra, who works in the Pentagon, are opening a Little Caesars franchise in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

After military career and cancer battle, veteran opening Marble Falls Little Caesars

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Chicken wings and $5 pizzas weren’t on Rene Jackson’s radar about six years ago. The then-Army lieutenant colonel was wrapping up three decades of military service. “My plan was to put in 30 years,” Jackson said. Then, cancer struck. This wasn’t the first time either. “I fought cancer twice. […]

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Marble Falls man indicted in July 4 crosswalk death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury indicted a man on three felony charges related to a July 4 road incident in Marble Falls that killed a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Economic development officials have awarded Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls nearly $230,000 for meeting a jobs creation goal and extended the entity’s incentive package for another year. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As families fled Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in late August, those with school-aged children faced an additional problem: getting them back in class. Highland Lakes school districts are answering that need, but officials aren’t just concerned with academics. (more…)

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A rock-crushing operation is proposed just southwest of the fledgeling Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in southern Burnet County. Google Maps

Group works to break up rock-crushing operation south of Gregg Ranch

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —A beautification group and community leaders have launched a battle against a proposed rock-crushing operation just south of the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection in southern Burnet County. (more…)

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The Scearce Baseball Field at Marble Falls High School will get a new look as crews replace the dirt infield with grass. The project also calls for improving drainage across the field and installing a new sprinkler system to replace the original one from 1992. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

$300,000 in upgrades to Marble Falls’s Scearce Field to aid drainage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — After the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees recently approved spending up to $300,000 on improvements to the high school’s baseball field, crews went to work upgrading the drainage system, replacing dirt and top soil, and transforming the infield into all grass. (more…)

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UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID'd

UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID’d

UPDATE: The man driving the reported stolen vehicle, who was killed in the Sept. 5 collision on RR 1431 in Marble Falls, has been identified as Alonso Castaneda Vasquez Jr., 39, of Colorado City. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators believe the victim of a fatal collision on RR 1431 within the city […]

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Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Reports in Burnet and Llano counties of some stations temporarily closing and others running out of certain grades of fuel prompted a “run on gas” by motorists concerned about the limited availability of the resource in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People have reported long lines at several […]

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Marble Falls EDC workshops to help growing businesses

Marble Falls EDC workshops to help growing businesses

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Business owners and their employees looking to grow their business and develop customer service excellence might want to attend one or both of the upcoming Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. workshops. (more…)

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Time2Eat on Main in Marble Falls will serve cafe-style food during breakfast and lunch. Staff photo by London Gibson

Local flavor on the menu at new Marble Falls Main Street restaurants

STAFF WRITER LONDON GIBSON MARBLE FALLS — While a surge of national food chains has hit Marble Falls, two new local restaurants on Main Street might just stanch the franchise flood, or at least keep a local flavor downtown. (more…)

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Marble Falls Officer Cory Munoz subdues a pickup truck driver after the man became belligerent with emergency personnel at the scene of a collision Aug. 11 in the 1100 block of Avenue K in Marble Falls. The driver was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls. Information about his condition and possible charges is pending. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

After struggle, Marble Falls man detained following collision with cars, utility pole

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls man could face charges in a case in which he’s accused of driving erratically, crashing into three vehicles and a utility pole, cutting power to several blocks in the city, and resisting officers, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney Read more: http://www.dailytrib.com/2017/07/27/4-story-parking-garage-take-spot-next-lakeside-park/#ixzz4op8GeurZMarble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Parking garage is part of the bigger picture, Marble Falls leaders say

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — It’s not just for the hotel/conference center. That’s one of the messages that came out of the city of Marble Falls’ Capital Improvement Plan Committee meeting Aug. 3, particularly in regards to a proposed $4.5 million parking garage. (more…)

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City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members cleared the way for the proposed eastside footprint of a hotel/conference center, which is part of private-public partnership coordinated by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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Northland moves to new Marble Falls location, plans to expand services

Northland moves to new Marble Falls location, plans to expand services

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — One of the largest cable TV, phone, and internet service providers in the Highland Lakes has moved its operations to a more visible location and announced plans to expand its services. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An 8 percent hike in appraised property values prompted the Marble Falls City Council on Aug. 1 to approve a city tax rate lower than the current one and a rate recommended by city staff. The council discussed the 2017-18 budget year item at its regular meeting. (more…)

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Jimmy Richard Lerma (left) was arrested July 30 on a charge of driving while intoxicated after Marble Falls police say he struck and killed Jerrod Bradford Young on U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

Police: Man arrested on DWI charge after US 281 pedestrian death

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The accused is identified as Jimmy “Richard” Lerma as Burnet County Jail officials have confirmed that he has used the alias Richard in the past.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Authorities arrested a man on suspicion of drunken driving after he struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking […]

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Marble Falls mulls $65,000-a-year ‘downtown coordinator’ job

Marble Falls mulls $65,000-a-year ‘downtown coordinator’ job

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have proposed a new position, potentially funded with a combination of city, sales, and tourism dollars, that will be involved in coordinating and organizing activities and improvements for downtown Marble Falls business owners and event planners. (more…)

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Marble Falls moving toward lower property tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council will take one more step toward adopting a lower property tax rate during its regular Aug. 1 meeting. Before any adoption, however, the council must schedule a public hearing and reading of an ordinance adopting the rate. The council will discuss and possibly vote […]

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