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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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Call the Hill Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477) to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a $2,000 reward. Courtesy Photo

Police hunt for serial shoplifter in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are searching for a Wal-Mart theft suspect who has taken nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise over several visits to the store, 2700 U.S. 281, in January and February. (more…)

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Emergency crews work a one-vehicle crash at the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 exchange south of Marble Falls. The driver of the vehicle fled from a Llano County sheriff's deputy in Kingsland after the deputy attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Traffic stop leads to high-speed chase, crash at 281-71 intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Llano County deputy charged a man with felony evading arrest and aggravated assault after the suspect led officers on a high-speed pursuit, sometimes in excess of 100 mph, that started in Kingsland and ended with the man’s car crashing and flipping over just south of Marble Falls. (more…)

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