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Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

Concerns after crashes prompt safety measures near Faith Academy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — A stretch of RR 1431 east just became a little safer after residents raised concerns after several collisions and close calls at and near the entryway of Faith Academy of Marble Falls. (more…)

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A water main break on May 19 at the H-E-B construction site resulted in temporary disconnected water service in a section of Marble Falls Middle School and the existing H-E-B as well as lowered water pressure in a portion of the Northwood subdivision. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

H-E-B, school water temporarily shut off after construction breaks line

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews have repaired a broken waterline May 19 that resulted in water disconnection for a section of Marble Falls Middle School and lowered water pressure in the Northwood subdivision for several hours, officials reported. (more…)

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Tony Nandin Jr. (left) uses a hammer to remove one of the bars on the wooden playscape in Johnson Park as his dad, Tony Sr., watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Old playscape removed from Marble Falls’ Johnson Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The wooden playscape that’s been in Johnson Park for about three decades was being deconstructed May 19 by Tony Nandin and his son, Tony Nandin Jr., to be transported to its new home in Brady. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council selects William Haddock to fill Place 4

Marble Falls City Council selects William Haddock to fill Place 4

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have selected a candidate with Marble Falls Planning and Zoning Commission experience to fill the Place 4 seat. William D. “Dee” Haddock was among three Marble Falls residents who applied to fill the slot, which did not draw any candidates for the May 6 election. […]

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New projects under construction, driving a thriving Marble Falls economy, include the Homestead Apartments, 1301 Max Copeland Drive in Marble Falls. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls EDC

New construction, sales tax growth drive spike in Marble Falls values

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  MARBLE FALLS — City leaders are taking steps to keep pace with infrastructure needs and skyrocketing property values as economic development officials report booming business permits and sales tax figures, according to a 2017 mid-year economic snapshot of Marble Falls. (more…)

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A $58,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority to the cities of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes will help irrigate the Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes as well as give Marble Falls a place to dispense its effluent water. File photo

With LCRA grant, Meadowlakes can use Marble Falls effluent on golf course

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Meadowlakes and Marble Falls teamed up to land a grant that will help both municipalities address effluent water needs, but from different angles. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls water and wastewater department workers dig ditches 4 feet deep to install purple pipes, which will used to distribute recycled water at The Greens soccer park on Avenue K. Courtesy photo from the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls installing purple pipes to bring effluent water to sports fields, saving money

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While their color is purple, these pipes will end up saving Marble Falls taxpayers some serious green. City workers are installing several hundred yards of “purple pipe,” which carries effluent water to area sports fields. By using effluent water (treated, but not for human consumption), the city of […]

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Marble Falls emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281 near the Ninth Street intersection at about 4:15 p.m. May 10. The accident slowed down traffic in the area, including at the intersection of 281 and RR 1431, for a period of time. The Marble Falls Police Department is investigating the accident. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Collision on US 281 in Marble Falls flips car, slows traffic

Marble Falls emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281 near the Ninth Street intersection at about 4:15 p.m. May 10. The accident slowed down traffic in the area, including at the intersection of 281 and RR 1431, for a period of time. The Marble Falls Police Department is investigating the accident. Staff […]

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Michele Boshears, Jim Coursey, and Williams Haddock have applied for the Place 4 seat on the Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photos

Three Marble Falls residents apply to fill Place 4 City Council spot

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Officials will review the qualifications of and choose one of three potential candidates who submitted applications to fill an empty seat on the Marble Falls City Council. (more…)

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Marble Falls opens up city departments for tours May 11

Marble Falls opens up city departments for tours May 11

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — As part of a Community Engagement Initiative, Marble Falls city leaders have invited the public on May 11 to tour various departments, interact with staff, and ask questions about community projects. (more…)

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Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As two new faces and an incumbent are set to be sworn in on the Marble Falls City Council, officials have started taking applications for a fourth spot for which no one filed. (more…)

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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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