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Lake Marble Falls subdivision, city treading rocky road on extension of waterlines

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When the city of Marble Falls annexed the Rocky Road area and Lake Marble Falls subdivision about six years ago to pave the way to annexing the Flat Creek area south of town, the residents didn’t oppose the idea because they thought it would bring additional services and improvements [...]

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New Faith Academy administrator Joe Rispoli settles in

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — God often unveils his plan at his own pace — not at ours. Just ask Joe Rispoli, the new administrator at Faith Academy of Marble Falls.

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Marble Falls pauses Sept. 11 for reflection and recognition

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — On Sept. 11, 2001, while others ran from the destruction caused by two airliners slamming into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, firefighters, police and EMS personnel ran toward it to rescue those injured and trapped.

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Marble Falls council says ‘no’ to $50,000 for landmark signs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Erecting signs to find civic landmarks such as the pavilion, a boat ramp or Historic Main Street in Marble Falls has raised questions about use of capital improvement funds for tourism-related projects, officials say.

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Marble Falls parks discusses tree care program, fenced dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss couldn’t hide the smile on his face. “This is a surprise,” said the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department director as he told the parks and recreation commission that the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. has agreed to give in-kind matching funds to the department. [...]

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Marble Falls EDC hands Scott & White big check for creation of jobs

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a $302,670 reimbursement check Sept. 3 because of the healthcare facility’s creation of 52 jobs this year at the Scott & White Speciality Clinic-Marble Falls, 800 Texas 71 West just off U.S. 281.

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Save the World Brewing Co. holding tasty grand opening

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Its beers are on shelves in Burnet County, Austin, Dallas and Houston, but folks will soon be invited to Save the World Brewing Co. to enjoy its brews on site.

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Marble Falls police charge broken-hearted man with break-ins

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When a Sana Vida staff member arrived at the business at about 6 a.m. Aug. 20, he noticed a man lying near the front door holding a crow bar in his hand.

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Marble Falls, Burnet leaders praise ruling on school finance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — When State District Judge John Dietz ruled Aug. 28 that the Texas school finance system was unconstitutional, he wasn’t telling local school superintendents something they didn’t already know.

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Marble Falls movie theater gets OK to serve alcohol

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Movie-goers may add a wine list to their traditional menu of popcorn, sodas and candy as they venture to the local movie theater. Officials with ShowBiz Cinemas 8 in Marble Falls, 2600 U.S. 281, confirmed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved the company’s application for a license [...]

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Marble Falls school trustees approve keeping same tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District stuck to its promise from last spring that if voters approved a $6.5 million bond package, it wouldn’t trigger a jump in the tax rate. On Aug. 28, the MFISD board of trustees approved a total ad valorem tax rate of $1.28 per [...]

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VIDEO: Marble Falls police Taser knife-throwing suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls police officer used a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old man Aug. 25 after the man threw a knife at officers when they approached him for allegedly smashing windows out of a pickup. Marble Falls police charged Stanley Bernard Abney with aggravated assault against a public servant, [...]

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Marble Falls fire destroys house, cars and leaves five homeless

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A blaze late Aug. 22 destroyed a home and two cars and left a family homeless. Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said fire crews responded to a house fire in the 1600 block of Johnson Street at about 10:30 p.m. But when crews arrived, they found the [...]

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One-truck rollover shuts Marble Falls highway exit for several hours

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The driver of a semi-truck was transported to an area hospital but had minor injuries after rolling his truck Aug. 22.

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