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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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With talks between the city of Marble Falls and the Marble Falls Independent School District continuing with the aim of signing a facilities agreement, the biggest benefactors will be the youth of the Highland Lakes such as these young soccer stars in the making. File photo

Marble Falls, MFISD partner for more recreational opportunities

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls and the Marble Falls Independent School District are in talks to develop sports fields near Marble Falls High School and allow youth and adults to use gymnasiums on school campuses. (more…)

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Marble Falls city officials have credited new business such as Ross Dress for Less on U.S. 281 as well as population growth for spurring 2016 sales tax collection figures. File photo

New stores and growth boost sales tax collection in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When 23-year-old Becca McCrocklin arrived home from college, she resettled into quite a different town with more retail outlets and eateries than when she first left. “We have more options. It definitely shows that we’re growing,” McCrocklin said. “It’s not considered a small town anymore.” (more…)

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While Marble Falls officials ‘explored’ the idea of moving the Falls Creek Skatepark from its Yett Street location, which is near the site of a future hotel and conference center, Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss said the city never got to the point ‘where we said we were going to demolish the skatepark.’ Staff photo by Jared Fields

Falls Creek skatepark staying put, say city officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After careful thought and many conversations, the skatepark in Falls Creek Park will remain at its current location at 900 Yett St. That was the word from city of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss during the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation […]

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The Coldspring facility in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

With purchase, Coldspring granite producer adding Marble Falls jobs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls area could see 40 more jobs heading its way after Coldspring purchased Coppell-based Stone Panels Inc. in November. (more…)

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The Department of Public Safety is scheduled to relocate from the Burnet County north annex in Burnet and south annex (pictured here) in Marble Falls in January and re-open at a consolidated location at 1405 Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. File photo

DPS driver’s license offices to consolidate in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite a time of growth in Burnet County, the Texas Department of Public Safety has opted to consolidate two driver’s license offices located in the north and south ends of the county into one facility in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Peek into the future of Marble Falls parks at open house Nov. 29

Peek into the future of Marble Falls parks at open house Nov. 29

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Parkgoers in Marble Falls will soon get a glimpse into the future. Halff Associates was hired in April to create a comprehensive plan for the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, which included a community survey this summer on changes residents would like to see in the […]

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60-lot, 170-acre subdivision in Marble Falls proposed

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed new subdivision adjacent to Marble Falls High School would not only help remedy a housing shortage in the community but emphasize a low-density footprint with green space and larger lots, officials say. The Mustang Ridge development on 170 acres would feature 60 estate lots and […]

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Crews save three in Marble Falls-area swiftwater rescues

Crews save three in Marble Falls-area swiftwater rescues

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Emergency crews rescued at least three people from vehicles Nov. 7-8 as several inches of rain drenched the Highland Lakes overnight, swelling creeks and low-water crossings to dangerous levels, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls man pleads guilty to striking police officer with boat

Marble Falls man pleads guilty to striking police officer with boat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An unusual meeting between the victims of a boating accident on Lake Marble Falls and the driver of the craft and his wife led to a resolution to a crime that left a Marble Falls police officer seriously injured in 2015. (more…)

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New Marble Falls police station on track for November groundbreaking

New Marble Falls police station on track for November groundbreaking

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Officials have released a timeline and renderings of a proposed $4.8 million police station and municipal facility with a groundbreaking Nov. 14. Marble Falls City Council members recently approved hiring STR Constructors, based in Liberty Hill, as contractors for the public safety facility. (more…)

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A family enjoy a day of fishing at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. People using Marble Falls parks who responded to an online survey in August ranked a water park, upgrades, more events, and a public beach as some of things they thought would improve the city's parks and recreation system. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Water park, beach, more events top list for Marble Falls parks users

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — No matter where in the Highland Lakes people live, they agree on one thing: They want more from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation system. That’s according to results from an online survey that Halff Associates presented to the city’s parks advisory committee Oct. 24. (more…)

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Manny Lunoff

Marble Falls High School principal resigns

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After school Oct. 20, Marble Falls High School principal Manny Lunoff announced to his staff he was resigning effective the next day as the campus principal. “He just stated ‘personal reasons.’ He didn’t go beyond that,” said Marble Falls Independent School District spokesman Bruce Peckover. “And we’re respecting that.” […]

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Three cities receive state money for infrastructure in low-income neighborhoods

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The cities of Blanco, Granite Shoals and Marble Falls will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money from the Texas Department of Agricluture towards water and wastewater treatment system upgrades in low-income neighborhoods. For Central Texas, state officials awarded as much as $2 million to […]

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