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Marble Falls ends Ralph Hendricks’ tenure as city manager

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council voted April 22 to end its contract with City Manager Ralph Hendricks and officially let him go. “It was a tough decision,” Mayor George Russell said. “As a council member, you have a compassionate heart, but you also have your fiduciary responsibilities, [...]

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HITS Triathlon series returns to Marble Falls on April 25-27

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The HITS Triathlon series hits the road and Lake Marble Falls on April 25-27, but only two days — Saturday and Sunday — are scheduled for racing. The HITS Triathlon holds events across the country as participants earn points in the overall standings or just compete in one event. [...]

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Teen dead after rollover off rural road in Tobeyville

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBEYVILLE — A 19-year-old man died following an Easter evening one-vehicle rollover just north of FM 1980 about four miles northwest of Marble Falls, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Marble Falls power outage April 15 likely caused by fire at substation on 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Power was restored to much of Marble Falls and Meadowlakes about 7:40 a.m. April 15 after an outage. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews switched to generator power to operate the substation in the 2600 block of RR 1431 West of Marble Falls.

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Retired Marble Falls coach jumping into MFISD school board race

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For more than three decades, Larry Berkman helped turn teenage boys into young men as the Marble Falls High School basketball coach. Now, he’s hoping to extend his influence as he recently announced his candidacy for Place 4 on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees in [...]

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Texas Medical Board suspends license of Marble Falls doctor

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of a Marble Falls physician who is facing felony drug charges. The board suspended Dr. Barlow Smith’s license April 3. The action went into immediate effect.

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Mormon Mill community discusses future of neighborhood park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents living near the proposed park at Park Ridge/Park View in the Mormon Mill area stood before the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission during its monthly meeting April 7 to talk about their vision of what they would like it to be. In essence, they want [...]

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Lee’s Diner in Marble Falls serves up food off silver trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A bare patch of land at one of the busiest corners in Marble Falls, a hungry electrician wrapping up his work and a question all came together in such a way that Lee’s Diner became the town’s first food-trailer restaurant.

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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. [...]

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Marble Falls EDC looks to buy land, spur growth downtown

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS — Economic Development Corp. officials are eyeing a tract of land between historic downtown Main Street and Lakeside Park for potential development such as a performing arts center, a hotel and conference center or a retail, eatery and lodging complex.

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Rosin up your bows for Llano Fiddle Fest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — If the Devil really wanted to find somebody playing a fiddle hot, then he should have skipped that trip to Georgia and stopped by Llano during the annual Llano Fiddle Fest weekend. “We’re going to see some of the best fiddle players in Texas and even from outside [...]

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Uptown Theatre reopening with music, movies and more

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A  renovated theater in the heart of a city conjures the history of a time when Hollywood giants graced the silver screen, and new owners want to recapture that magical time and more by re-opening The Uptown Theatre on Main Street.

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Uptown Theatre re-opening, assisting Marble Falls 2014 Project Graduation

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS  —  The Uptown Theatre will donate 10 percent of proceeds from a grand opening and a concert to the Marble Falls High School 2014 Project Graduation, organizers say. Project Graduation raises money through parents and the community to host an overnight stay at an entertainment venue to keep youth safe [...]

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Marble Falls ISD names ‘new’ middle school principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Middle School landed a new principal after a school board meeting March 24. “New,” however, is relative, considering the man named to the spot already has been serving in that capacity since January. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved hiring Brett Koch [...]

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