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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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Ex-Marble Falls ISD employee indicted in child sex assault

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former Marble Falls Independent School District employee faces the toughest charge available under state law after allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child and videoing himself doing it.

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Tips for a tear-free first day of kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though Eric Penrod is a public school administrator, he’s also a father of three elementary-aged girls who has walked each one down that long hallway to her kindergarten class on the first day of school.

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Marble Falls ISD creating paths to jobs, careers out of high school

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls High School career and technology teacher Vinny Heller prepares for the new school year, he sees a world of potential for his students. “My vision is, when they leave high school, they’ll have several certifications and can basically step right into the industry and [...]

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Retail ‘gaps’ send Marble Falls residents elsewhere

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A survey and shopping analysis have revealed local residents take their retail, restaurant and other service industry dollars outside Marble Falls, while tourists and residents from neighboring communities comprise the bulk of shoppers who contribute to city’s economy, officials say.

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COOPER DESPAIN

Colt Elementary student dies in Smithwick ATV accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — Officials say a 9-year-old boy died Aug. 8 after the ATV he was riding flipped over on private property.

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Marble Falls High School earns five-star rating from TEA

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few years ago, Marble Falls High School received an “unacceptable” rating from the state, but since that time, the campus staff and students have taken the school from unacceptable to highly rated. The Texas Education Agency released the latest accountability information Aug. 7, and along with earning a [...]

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Marble Falls hospital project meets jobs goal for $302,000 payout

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For the second year in a row, Scott & White Healthcare achieved a jobs creation benchmark, making it eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in reimbursement from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials said.

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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say.

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LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

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