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Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

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Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

Police search for clues in tree poisoning case at Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A business owner has offered a $5,000 reward as Marble Falls police sift through surveillance video that might help catch a suspect in a tree poisoning incident on private property. (more…)

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H-E-B employees will begin temporarily parking on a newly constructed lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property at the intersection of Pony Circle and Bluebonnet Drive until the new grocery store is completed in the summer of 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)

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Three workers were taken to the hospital — one in serious condition — after scaffolding toppled at the construction site of a strip mall adjacent to Bealls in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Worksite scaffolding crashes injuring three in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Three people were injured — one in serious condition — after scaffolding toppled July 14 at a strip mall under construction just off RR 1431. (more…)

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H-E-B fueling station to close for several months and relocate with new Marble Falls store

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — As construction continues on the new H-E-B adjacent to the current one, officials have scheduled temporary closure of the existing fueling station with plans to relocate the facility near the intersection of RR 1431 and Bluebonnet Drive. (more…)

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DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

DPS team reconstructs pedestrian crosswalk death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The Texas Department of Public Safety on July 10 reconstructed the scene of a pedestrian death that happened after a Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lakeside Park. (more…)

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Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls

Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a driver leaving the scene after colliding with a pedestrian after a Fourth of July celebration adjacent to Lakeside Park. (more…)

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Area first responders will utilize two buildings on U.S. 281 in Marble Falls for training prior to demolition to make room for the construction of a Burger King. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Fire crews to train in buildings to be razed for US 281 Burger King

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Area fire crews will conduct training for several days in mid-July at abandoned buildings set for demolition in the 900 block of U.S. 281, according to officials with Marble Falls Fire Rescue. The two businesses — formerly a mechanic shop and a re-sale store — are scheduled to […]

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The Falls Creek Park and Skatepark in Marble Falls gets a lot of use by local skaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks department celebrates 10 years of growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss smiled as he thought back to one of his favorite days as the parks and recreation director for the city of Marble Falls, the day Falls Creek Park and Skatepark had its official grand opening Oct. 16, 2010. (more…)

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Thomas Pfeifer Jr., 33, of Cottonwood Shores is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with a July 4 incident in Marble Falls. Photo from Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

Pedestrian hit by truck and killed July 4 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 60-year-old Spring Branch woman died after a pickup truck struck her at about 10:50 p.m. July 4 in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Government closures July 3-4

MARBLE FALLS — Since the Fourth of July is a national and state holiday, Highland Lakes residents can expect federal, state, and local offices to be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but there are some offices that will tack on July 3. (more…)

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The neighborhood social network site Nextdoor.com allows cities and residents to interact through the dissemination and sharing information.

City of Marble Falls to share info with residents through neighborhood social network site

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Just how well do you know what’s going on in your neighborhood? That’s the question Marble Falls city leaders have posed to residents as the municipality joins an online platform that allows users to share information with each other. (more…)

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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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