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Career Assets offering free trades classes in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Coordinators have launched a free certification program and are looking for students interested in a post-secondary education through Central Texas College in trades such as plumbing and electrician work. (more…)

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DPS eyes speed in crash that killed Marble Falls motorcyclist

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine if speed played a factor in a crash Feb. 15 that killed a Marble Falls High School graduate riding a motorcycle on RR 1431 east of the city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  In an effort to launch a large-scale housing project, private developers will fund water and wastewater extensions to the planned Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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A potential apartment project could pop up adjacent to the Marble Falls Public Library. Images courtesy of Coleman Team Realty

Marble Falls paves way for Main Street retail/apartment project

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Lakeway-based developer has unveiled plans for a Main Street retail/apartment project that would expand housing options south of the Marble Falls Public Library but also close a roadway to vehicle traffic, officials say. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Repairs made near Marble Falls’ Johnson Park bridge

The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by […]

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H-E-B sponsoring Marble Falls Spring Break 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B will have an even bigger presence at this year’s Marble Falls Spring Break. The Marble Falls City Council voted Feb. 7 to accept a $2,500 grant from H-E-B to sponsor the city’s Spring Break activities in March. The Parks and Recreation Commission had made the recommendation […]

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Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

Surveyed residents mostly positive on Wirtz Dam bridge project

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES — Officials have released a survey that indicated an overall favorable impression of a proposed Wirtz Dam bridge project, which would provide a bypass adjacent to Marble Falls. (more…)

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One dead, another seriously injured Feb. 4 in downtown Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALL —  A 73-year-old man has died from an apparent heart-related issue at a concert at Uptown Sound Studio on Main Street, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are continuing discussions about the potential relocation of a boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls to help clear the way for hotel/conference center development and pedestrian-centered projects at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls officials eye possible relocation of boat ramp

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have drafted plans to reinvent Lakeside Park — including adding a hotel/conference center — which has hastened the potential relocation of a boat ramp to another area of Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Authorities spotted a possible suspect in an attempted vehicle burglary on surveillance video at a plumbing business in Marble Falls and are asking for the public’s help in capturing him. Courtesy photo

Would-be thief damages work van in Marble Falls break-in attempt

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Authorities have released an image that could provide clues in an attempted work van break-in that damaged the vehicle, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Cops find stolen IDs, counterfeit documents at Marble Falls hotel; suspects arrested

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A couple faces several felony charges after authorities found counterfeit checks, stolen identification, and drugs at the Holiday Inn Express, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Collisions on RR 1431 kill two in Burnet, Travis counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS  BURNET COUNTY — Two collisions on the same day on RR 1431 have resulted in the deaths of two men, one from Marble Falls and another from Burnet, according to reports by the Texas Department of Public Safety. One of the collisions occurred at 11:35 p.m. Jan. 20 on that roadway two […]

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In the spirit of her family’s involvement in civil service, Megan Klaeger — an attorney and community volunteer — has filed to run for Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Megan Klaeger files to run for Marble Falls City Council

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  Megan Klaeger comes from family familiar with political and legal service, so when she threw her hat into the Marble Falls City Council race, her decision seemed like a natural progression of her activities in the community. (more…)

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MFISD invites parents, community to give input in principal search

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Parents and community members can have a say in what they’re looking for in a new Marble Falls High School principal. The Marble Falls Independent School District board and superintendent outlined the process and timeline for identifying and hiring a new principal during the regular Jan. 16 board meeting. […]

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Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Burnet police officer is fighting to recover from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 10 on U.S. 281, officials say. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the junction of 281 and FM 1855 (Fairland Road) in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Gas crews installing new line Jan. 12 in north Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — City officials said gas crews will be installing new gas lines in the north part of Marble Falls on Thursday, Jan. 12. ATMOS Energy will be installing the new line in the area of U.S. 281 near Bluebonnet and Northwood drives. According to the city of Marble Falls, “There […]

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New Marble Falls fire marshal Thomas Crane. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls hires former Travis County employee as fire marshal

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM MARBLE FALLS —  City officials have chosen Thomas “Tommy” Crane as Marble Falls’ new fire marshal. Crane has 29 years in the fire service with the past 15 years serving as the assistant chief of prevention for Travis County Emergency Service District No. 2 (Pflugerville Fire Department). (more…)

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Plans are underway for the proposed annexation and potential private development of approximately 75 acres on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls. Courtesy map

Proposed south Marble Falls annex could be used for business, apartments

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — What was once primarily pasture land on a well-known family-owned property could be transformed into a business and multi-family housing development following the pending annexation of a 75-acre tract on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new playscape at Johnson Park will be unique to the city of Marble Falls. That’s the word from Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls parks technician Brian Murphy places a soundboard on a wall in the Westside Park Community Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls getting parks in shape as residents enjoy warm weather

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the warm weather in late December at city parks in Marble Falls. Amid children cavorting on playscapes, couples enjoying picnics, and boaters launching from docks, the parks and recreation department staff is busy with renovations, including improvements to the […]

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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Site of construction for Chick-fil-A in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Karla Held

Construction sign means Chick-fil-A closer to opening

Drivers along U.S. 281 in Marble Falls may notice a new sign announcing the construction of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant.

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The historic depot building, 801 U.S. 281, will serve as the new hub for the CARTS regional transportation service with a grand opening Jan. 13. Staff photo by Karla Held

Marble Falls CARTS program moving to old train depot

MARBLE FALLS — CARTS buses are scheduled to “roll” into service from a newly renovated hub converted from an historic train depot just off U.S. 281 in January.

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The Marble Falls Independent School District earned an

Marble Falls ISD gets an ‘A’ for fiscal accountability

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made it 14 for 14 in earning an “A” for its state fiscal accountability rating. MFISD Executive Director of Finance Lisa LeMon announced to the school board Dec. 12 that the district had earned the Texas Education Agency’s “A” rating — a superior […]

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Marble Falls parks commission seeks younger perspective

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission has an open spot. And if you have time between lunch and fifth-period chemistry, the position could be yours. Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss pitched the idea of filling the commission opening with a high school student. Teenagers have […]

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