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Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two women died after a one-vehicle rollover on a rain-slicked U.S. 281 on June 24 just south of the Burnet city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

Marble Falls offers more waste disposal, recycling options at same rate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have negotiated a deal with a waste disposal service to expand recycling container options and add more bulk pickup days for residential and commercial customers at the same and, in some cases, lower rates. (more…)

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Regina Lewis, 30, has been reported missing and was last seen June 19. The Marble Falls Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding her.

Missing Marble Falls woman found in Chicago

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls woman reported missing June 19 was found in Chicago, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Marble Falls street department crews will begin work on Seventh Street on June 26. The work will stretch from U.S. 281 to Avenue J and include resurfacing. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Seventh Street repairs to take about two months

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls street is getting a major upgrade, but it means drivers will face some inconvenience for a little more than two months. On June 26, city of Marble Falls street department crews will begin repairing Seventh Street from U.S. 281 to Avenue J. (more…)

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Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

Marble Falls Soapbox Classic volunteer recovering after injury during race

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — After being released from the hospital June 20, all David Baltz can think about is how to keep busy while he recovers from leg surgery. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Jeff Gasaway (left) accepts a $14,330.79 check from Walker Trudeau of Edwards Risk Management. The check was a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD’s risk management program a safety success

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A successful risk management program earned Marble Falls Independent School District a refund from the Public Workers’ Compensation Program board of directors for the 10th year in a row. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. office at 801 Fourth St. in Marble Falls. To contact the EDC or for more information, go to marblefallseconomy.com or call (830) 798-7079. File photo

Marble Falls City Council eases oversight of EDC board policies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have approved granting the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. more autonomy in decision-making policies, including removing the council’s role in approving the selection of the entity’s executive director. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas has acquired the former NorthStar Bank branch on RR 2147 in Marble Falls. Image by Google Maps

FirstCapital Bank acquires former Marble Falls NorthStar branch

MIDLAND — FirstCapital Bank of Texas has signed a definitive agreement with Independent Bank to acquire Independent Bank’s branch in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Fire agencies will use an unoccupied former boat dealership at 2009 U.S. 281 as a training ground until the building’s demolition to clear the way for a future Panda Express. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Fire agencies to train in Marble Falls building set for demolition

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — To assess equipment needs and enhance training, three firefighting agencies will tear down the walls of a structure set to be demolished on U.S. 281 to clear the way for new business. (more…)

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These three lots, located on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street, are the future sites of new Habitat for Humanity homes in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Habitat for Humanity stakes out sites for three new homes in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity has staked out three new home sites on the corner of Avenue M and Second Street after a Marble Falls City Council zoning change cleared the way for construction. (more…)

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Marble Falls police investigated a two-vehicle rollover collision reported about 12:30 p.m. June 5 on U.S. 281 at the Second Street intersection where at least one person was taken to the emergency room. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Two injured in rollover collision on U.S. 281, Second in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Emergency crews treated two people with “non-critical” injuries after a two-vehicle collision June 5 at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Second Street. (more…)

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UPDATE: Mission Hill goes through another lane switch

UPDATE: Mission Hill goes through another lane switch

UPDATE: The lanes on Mission Hill in Marble Falls have been returned to their previous assignments as of Thursday, June 1. Check back on DailyTrib.com for more. Read the previous story below. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Knowing which lane to use for right turns or whether to yield or stop at residential intersections […]

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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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