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A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

No one injured as pickup smashes into boutique

A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

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Marble Falls police investigate possible kidnapping; girl is safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department is currently investigating allegations of a kidnapping early April 24 on the west side of the city. (more…)

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'Habitual DWI offender' gets 60 years in Burnet County case

‘Habitual DWI offender’ gets 60 years in Burnet County case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 53-year-old woman who authorities described as a “habitual DWI offender” is heading to prison after a Burnet County jury on April 5 recommended a punishment of 60 years behind bars. State District Judge Alan Garrett followed up with the jury’s decision and sentenced Luann Penny to the six-decade term. (more…)

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Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With talk of a coming hotel and conference center between Main Street and Lakeside Park, officials are eyeing what that means for city parks. “It’s right in the heart of our parks system,” said Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss about the possible center. “There’s […]

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A Marble Falls businessman has purchased an 111-year-old home to save it from demolition. His plans include moving it four blocks away to refurbish and keep it as a dwelling for his family. Staff photo by Connie Swinne

Businessman plans to refurbish Marble Falls parsonage with historic roots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — On the brink of demolition, a local businessman has purchased and expects to breathe new life into an historical home that once served as a parsonage for a church. (more…)

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Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALL — For several years, Stuart and Rebecca Nunnally looked at the laundry mat on some property on Avenue H adjacent to Second Street and wondered about the land’s possibility. But a long-term lease kept the property as a laundry mat. (more…)

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Burnet County officials and residents are asking the Texas Department of Transportation to consider improvements and safety upgrades on area highways with the increase of traffic, especially from 18-wheelers. Several fatal accidents involving 18-wheelers have raised concerns about highway safety, even prompting a petition calling for TxDOT to study adding turn lanes on U.S. 281 near CR 403 in southern Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Burnet County highway deaths prompt road safety campaign

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A county official and a business owner have launched an effort to coax the Texas Department of Transportation to research traffic safety and potential upgrades along state highways in and around the Burnet, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls and Spicewood communities. A spike in traffic deaths on those […]

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomed new Fire Chief Russell Sander, who has been on the job for one week. Sander, who is from the Taylor area, came to the community from Missouri City outside Houston, where he served as chief over a department of 77 firefighters. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls hires new fire chief, separates fire marshal position

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander summed up his professional philosophy with something he recalled one of his trainers saying. “He said the word ‘service is in fire service,’ and that’s what we’re here to do,” Sander said. “What we’re here on Earth to do is […]

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A Burnet County employee died March 7 after the county dump truck he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler entering U.S. 281 from a quarry. Courtesy photo

DPS identifies Burnet County worker in fatal U.S. 281 crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An investigation into a collision between an 18-wheeler and a dump truck March 7 concluded that the driver of the larger rig “failed to yield the right of way” resulting in the crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Authorities to visit homes, workplaces for Great Texas Warrant Roundup

MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are dispatching area law enforcement to homes and even places of work starting March 5 to track down those with outstanding warrants during the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

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Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As contractors clear the way for a city street relocation, workers started tearing down two adjacent businesses March 1 to make way for new private development. (more…)

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Burnet County property owners continue their battle against a number of rock-crushing and quarry operations, including one that has requested the right to pump several million gallons of water per year from the Ellenberger-San Saba Aquifer. Pictured is the Oldcastle Materials quarry operation. Courtesy photos

Burnet County landowners battle quarry’s request for water well permits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — Following criticism from landowners, a water regulatory board has approved a temporary 30-day permit for a quarry operation asking to pump up several million gallons of water per year from wells to handle expanded excavation, officials say. (more…)

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Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The owners of a tavern sifted through debris Feb. 9 after fire crews doused an early morning blaze believed to have started behind the bar area and suspected to be accidental, Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials say. (more…)

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Task force arrests 'Most Wanted' Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

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After three years of trying, Johnson Park in Marble Falls is receiving a Lone Star Legacy Park designation from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. Staff photo by David Bean

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Higher rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls, went into effect Jan. 20 after a vote by the Marble Falls City Council on Jan. 19. File photo

Marble Falls votes to raise rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19. The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director […]

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Paul Devoe was convicted in 2009 for the murder of two Jonestown teenagers. He also was charged in the killing of Marble Falls bartender Michael Allred. File photo

Texas court denies condemned murderer Paul Devoe’s appeal

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Paul Gilbert Devoe, 50, sits on death row after a Travis County jury in 2009 found him guilty of killing two teenage girls in Jonestown in 2007. (more…)

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Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While voter attention is mostly focused on the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries in March, Highland Lakes school districts are getting ready for the May 7 election. (more…)

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Patti Zinsmeyer has been named the new executive director for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls chamber promotes Patti Zinsmeyer to executive director

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors announced the promotion of Patti Zinsmeyer to executive director. (more…)

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John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Former John Jay High School coach Mack Breed pleaded guilty for his role in an assault on a game official during a Sept. 4 football game against Marble Falls High School, according to Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo’s office. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is considering using funds generated from a Lower Colorado River Authority water reduction rate to improve aging infrastructure.

Marble Falls to invest in water lines after LCRA reduces its rates

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority has approved reducing its water rates by 17 percent for wholesale customers including municipalities and other so-called firm water customers, saving tens of thousands of dollars annually for some of those entities, officials say. (more…)

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Authorities have arrested the man believed to be in these surveillance photos from the GameStop in Marble Falls. On Dec. 8 the suspect allegedly robbed the store at gun point. Law enforcement agencies in several other Central Texas cities are also investigating the man for his involvement in a string of armed robberies. Courtesy photos

Authorities arrest suspect tied to Marble Falls, Austin area robberies

Authorities have arrested a Buda man for allegedly robbing multiple GameStop and Sally’s Beauty Supply stores at gunpoint in the Central Texas area, including one in Marble Falls, according to police reports.

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Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police received a number of tips after an armed robbery Dec. 8 at GameStop in the 2400 block of U.S. 281. “We’re in the process of running those tips down,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “We received quite of few tips through our Facebook page […]

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Marble Falls looks at opening up softball field to more sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners voted to continue a discussion on turning Johnson Park softball field into a multipurpose facility. The commission aims to invite leaders of the area’s community sports leagues to a workshop at a later date. During their regular meeting Dec. 7, commissioners […]

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Marble Falls city staff have proposed relocating Avenue N at RR 1431 to ease congestion and coincide with a developer’s potential expansion project and a Texas Department of Public Safety traffic light replacement plan. Staff graphic by David Bean

Marble Falls, developer and TxDOT partner on new H-E-B entryway

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have released a time schedule for the relocation of a street in an attempt to ease congestion and accommodate a developer with possible expansion plans on the H-E-B grocery store property, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls man dies after being hit by 18-wheeler on U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROUND MOUNTAIN — A Marble Falls man died Nov. 24 after an 18-wheeler rear-ended his vehicle on U.S. 281 south of Texas 71 near the Burnet-Blanco county line, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The report stated the collision, involving three vehicles, happened at 7:44 a.m. about four-tenths of a mile […]

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