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Public fireworks displays in Kingsland and Marble Falls will attract thousands of people to the two locations on July 4 with anticipated delays and extra public safety accommodations. File Photo

Police caution revelers about traffic, road closures on July 4

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Law enforcement in Kingsland and Marble Falls warn motorists about congestion, delays and pedestrian traffic July 4 during the two largest public fireworks displays in the area. Aqua Boom in Kingsland and the Marble Falls Community Fireworks will attract thousands of people to the area with limited roadway […]

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Marble Falls High School teacher Randy Guffey (right), students Marshall Jett (left) and Tyler Taber go over some details as they get a rocket the MFHS engineering students designed and built. The goal was to build a rocket capable of reaching 100,000 feet above the earth. Guffey, Jett and Taber — along with students Connor White and Eric Aballos — are traveling to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range to launch the rocket July 6. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls High School students aiming for 100,000-ft rocket launch

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While the popular saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” may apply to a lot of things, Marble Falls High School students preparing to launch a rocket 100,000 feet over New Mexico definitely do sweat the little things. (more…)

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SHAWN PFISTER

Marble Falls investigators crack case of man with many names

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — “What’s in a name?” the poet and writer William Shakespeare once penned. While his Juliet character went on to say, “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet,” the writer might have thought differently had he ever dealt with Shawn Michael Pfister. […]

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BENJAMIN KENT INGRAM

Man accused of giving teen girl Xanax at Camp Peniel retreat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 21-year-old Austin man faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly supplying a 16-year-old girl with four pills of prescription Xanax while on a retreat at a local camp, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. (more…)

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Argument over ride to work lands man behind bars

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 36-year-old Spicewood Beach man could be looking for another job after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman who refused to give him a ride to work. (more…)

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CHRIS ALLEN

Marble Falls ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls school board on June 22 named Chris Allen, a Lake Travis Independent School District deputy superintendent, as the lone finalist for the superintendent position, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls chooses site for new police department

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 25 years in a repurposed electric utilities building, it’s time for the Marble Falls Police Department to think about finding a new home. “We outgrew this facility. We’ve converted closets to office spaces over the years. We’ve done a lot to make it work for us,” […]

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Man gets 10 years in prison for throwing knife at Marble Falls officers

Man gets 10 years in prison for throwing knife at Marble Falls officers

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Marble Falls man with a history of confrontations with police received a 10-year prison sentence for throwing a serrated-edged knife at two law enforcement officers in August 2014. (more…)

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MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

MFISD announces six finalists for superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — School board members on June 15 whittled down a list of 50 applicants to six for the Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent’s position and expect to possibly name a lone finalist within the next two weeks, officials say. (more…)

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BRAD BEHRENS

Marble Falls ISD reinstates band director after show of support

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After an outpouring of support by alumni, band students and the band booster club, the outgoing Marble Falls school superintendent has reinstated the head band director June 15, a month after demoting him to a middle school position. (more…)

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Tropical Storm Bill bringing more rain to Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With Tropical Storm Bill hitting the Texas coast June 16, weather officials believe the remnants could dump an additional 4-8 inches of rain across much of the Lone Star State including the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Marble Falls eyes growth, affordable housing for future

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders believe they must strike a balance between the needs of aging infrastructure within the community and investing in future growth and development, according to discussions during a city planning retreat June 9. (more…)

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Less scorching heat, more rain in store for Highland Lakes summer

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several years of above-average temperatures and dry summers, Highland Lakes residents could experience a “milder” season thanks to a weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean. But then, mild is a relative term. (more…)

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