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A handful of property owners on or near CR 120 want Burnet County officials to address concerns about narrow and crumbling roadways blamed on rock quarry trucks that share the commute with local residents. Courtesy photo

Residents blame quarry trucks for crumbling County Road 120

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF TOBYVILLE — When David Holmes built his home in 2010 in Stone Mountain, he believed he had found an idyllic corner of Burnet County — until a new rock quarry operation moved into the neighborhood about two years later. (more…)

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High-speed pursuit lands Marble Falls man in jail

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 31-year-old Marble Falls man wanted out of Gray County ended up behind bars in Burnet County after taking deputies on a high-speed chase April 30. (more…)

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Judge dismisses ex-football player’s lawsuit vs. MFISD

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A federal judged issued a summary judgment in former Marble Falls High School football player Blake Ripple’s lawsuit against the Marble Falls Independent School District. (more…)

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HITS Triathlon

Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Rob O'Connor has been named the lone finalist at Sharyland ISD. File photo

Marble Falls superintendent lone finalist for South Texas job

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After almost four years of leading the Marble Falls Independent School District, Superintendent Rob O’Connor looks to be moving on. The Sharyland ISD board has named O’Connor the lone finalist in its superintendent search. SISD is located in South Texas and serves the communities of Mission, McAllen, Edinburg and […]

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Marble Falls developers propose public improvement district

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials with two large developments in the southern end of the city have approached the Marble Falls City Council with a public improvement district (PID) proposal to try to jumpstart their projects. (more…)

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Burnet County, schools respond to ‘non-specific’ bomb threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials initiated a search of all their campuses after the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office received a “non-specific” bomb threat for the county April 8. Burnet and Bertram police and fire departments began conducting sweeps of all Burnet Consolidated Independent School District campuses as a precaution, officials said. The […]

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Marble Falls officials still seeking name for dog park at Westside

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Seventeen name nominations for the city’s new dog park have been submitted, but officials are looking for more. Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss briefed the Parks and Recreation Commission during its regular meeting April 6. (more…)

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Marble Falls looking at smaller, more affordable events venue

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — City officials are eyeing a second rental venue similar to Lakeside Pavilion but with less square footage and possibly a lower cost. Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss told the Parks and Recreation Commission during its April 6 meeting the city has budgeted $30,000 […]

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Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — To mow or not to mow at the Marble Falls Cemetery? That’s the question the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking itself after bluebonnets, the state flower, erupted in the cemetery. (more…)

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A Marble Falls city council member balked at a two-block sidewalk project with rising cost and potential safety issues that directs pedestrians to cross U.S. 281 as a gateway to the downtown shopping district. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls sidewalk project raises questions about safety, cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The rising estimated cost of a two-block sidewalk project just off Main Street has raised questions about priorities and safety as pedestrians would have to cross a busy highway. (more…)

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Marble Falls police: Ex-Burke’s employees steal $10,000 in items

Marble Falls police: Ex-Burke’s employees steal $10,000 in items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two former employees of Burke’s Outlet face organized crime charges and three more arrests are pending following an investigation into $10,000 worth of missing merchandise, according to Marble Falls police. (more…)

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Capital Area Rural Transit System has delayed work on an historic train depot building on U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls to convert it into a transportation hub. Due to a health issue with the contractor, work might not begin until May and could possibly be complete a couple of months after it begins. File photo

CARTS hub at Marble Falls train depot delayed

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Contractors have postponed renovations and upgrades to the Old Train Depot building to provide a  transportation hub for CARTS buses and vans known in the Highland Lakes for primarily catering to disabled and elderly clientele. (more…)

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Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

Marble Falls council OKs contract with YMCA to run pool

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council unanimously approved entering into a contract with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County to operate the city pool this summer. (more…)

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