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‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The “illegal” posting of gun prohibition signs at the recent MayFest has prompted Marble Falls  leaders and chamber of commerce officials to adopt written policy and/or train staff about the state law on behalf of gun license holders, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A four-hour armed standoff in the 1100 block of Mulberry Drive in Marble Falls ended peaceably after officers were able to get the suspect to surrender. (more…)

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Flash flooding across the Hill Country on May 23-24, 2015, dumped several inches of rain into the Blanco River, causing several deaths and high-water damage in the Wimberley area. Photo courtesy of Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Cellphone users urged to join updated emergency warning system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — As the storm season looms, officials have launched an updated emergency notification system to relay warnings and alerts to more residents about potential disaster. (more…)

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Texas Fire Inspectors clarifies role, changing name due to residents’ confusion

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A private company has vowed to change its name after residents voiced confusion about its role regarding fire safety when soliciting local businesses, officials say. (more…)

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Lacey, a blue Lacy dog owned by George Ortiz, suffered a broken hip and other injuries after a car struck her on Second Street along Westside Park in Marble Falls. Ortiz accepts he’s responsible since she was off her leash at the time, but he’s noticed drivers aren’t quite aware of what’s going on around them in the vicinity of the park. Ortiz is concerned for the safety of the people from the area who walk to the park. There are no crosswalks or even sidewalks on or along Second Street near Westside Park. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

After dog is struck by car, resident raises Westside Park traffic concern

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s part of the regular routine of George Ortiz and his dog, Lacey. Before heading to work in the morning, he puts the leash on her and then walks from his house off Avenue P through a piece of property that comes out on Second Street across from Westside […]

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Erika O'Connor was named the new principal at Colt Elementary School in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Educator with longtime Marble Falls connections new Colt principal

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When Erika O’Connor takes the reins at Colt Elementary School later this year, in many ways, she’ll be returning home. (more…)

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Marble Falls student arrested for threats against teacher and high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities charged a Marble Falls High School sophomore for allegedly threatening to stab a teacher and burn down the school. (more…)

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Heavy equipment and crews prepare a parcel of land in the 1300 block of Max Copeland Drive behind The Home Depot in Marble Falls for the future The Homestead at Mormon Mill, a multi-family complex that could eventually bring 130-150 residential units to the city. This is one of two multi-family complexes on the books for the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls adding 350 apartment units, two food courts

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Housing in Marble Falls could be described as “tight.” Especially for people on middle- and low-income budgets. But thanks to two projects in the works, there are 350 more residential units on the horizon. (more…)

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New Mexico police charge two in Marble Falls graduate’s death

New Mexico police charge two in Marble Falls graduate’s death

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR TAOS, New Mexico — Though Naomi Chaney’s apparent death occurred almost 700 miles from the Highland Lakes, its impact wasn’t lost over the distance. (more…)

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Texas Tech officials eye potential nursing program in Marble Falls

Texas Tech officials eye potential nursing program in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Higher education is within reach for Hill Country residents because of a long-term relationship with Texas Tech University, which manages satellite campuses in Marble Falls, Fredericksburg and Junction, officials say. (more…)

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Commissioners hitting pavement for input on Marble Falls green spaces

Commissioners hitting pavement for input on Marble Falls green spaces

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With the city of Marble Falls eyeing a possible hotel and conference center amid three key parks, it’s time for residents to give their two cents (and more) on how they envision the future of the green spaces. And the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners will […]

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An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the break but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An employee inside the building whose desk was near the window the car crashed into was treated for a minor non-life-threatening injury. Staff photo

Man crashes car into Texas Oncology in Marble Falls

An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the brake but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An […]

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James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

No one injured as pickup smashes into boutique

A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

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Marble Falls police investigate possible kidnapping; girl is safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department is currently investigating allegations of a kidnapping early April 24 on the west side of the city. (more…)

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'Habitual DWI offender' gets 60 years in Burnet County case

‘Habitual DWI offender’ gets 60 years in Burnet County case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 53-year-old woman who authorities described as a “habitual DWI offender” is heading to prison after a Burnet County jury on April 5 recommended a punishment of 60 years behind bars. State District Judge Alan Garrett followed up with the jury’s decision and sentenced Luann Penny to the six-decade term. (more…)

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Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With talk of a coming hotel and conference center between Main Street and Lakeside Park, officials are eyeing what that means for city parks. “It’s right in the heart of our parks system,” said Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss about the possible center. “There’s […]

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A Marble Falls businessman has purchased an 111-year-old home to save it from demolition. His plans include moving it four blocks away to refurbish and keep it as a dwelling for his family. Staff photo by Connie Swinne

Businessman plans to refurbish Marble Falls parsonage with historic roots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — On the brink of demolition, a local businessman has purchased and expects to breathe new life into an historical home that once served as a parsonage for a church. (more…)

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Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALL — For several years, Stuart and Rebecca Nunnally looked at the laundry mat on some property on Avenue H adjacent to Second Street and wondered about the land’s possibility. But a long-term lease kept the property as a laundry mat. (more…)

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Burnet County officials and residents are asking the Texas Department of Transportation to consider improvements and safety upgrades on area highways with the increase of traffic, especially from 18-wheelers. Several fatal accidents involving 18-wheelers have raised concerns about highway safety, even prompting a petition calling for TxDOT to study adding turn lanes on U.S. 281 near CR 403 in southern Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Burnet County highway deaths prompt road safety campaign

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A county official and a business owner have launched an effort to coax the Texas Department of Transportation to research traffic safety and potential upgrades along state highways in and around the Burnet, Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls and Spicewood communities. A spike in traffic deaths on those […]

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomed new Fire Chief Russell Sander, who has been on the job for one week. Sander, who is from the Taylor area, came to the community from Missouri City outside Houston, where he served as chief over a department of 77 firefighters. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls hires new fire chief, separates fire marshal position

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander summed up his professional philosophy with something he recalled one of his trainers saying. “He said the word ‘service is in fire service,’ and that’s what we’re here to do,” Sander said. “What we’re here on Earth to do is […]

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A Burnet County employee died March 7 after the county dump truck he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler entering U.S. 281 from a quarry. Courtesy photo

DPS identifies Burnet County worker in fatal U.S. 281 crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An investigation into a collision between an 18-wheeler and a dump truck March 7 concluded that the driver of the larger rig “failed to yield the right of way” resulting in the crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Authorities to visit homes, workplaces for Great Texas Warrant Roundup

MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are dispatching area law enforcement to homes and even places of work starting March 5 to track down those with outstanding warrants during the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

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Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As contractors clear the way for a city street relocation, workers started tearing down two adjacent businesses March 1 to make way for new private development. (more…)

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Burnet County property owners continue their battle against a number of rock-crushing and quarry operations, including one that has requested the right to pump several million gallons of water per year from the Ellenberger-San Saba Aquifer. Pictured is the Oldcastle Materials quarry operation. Courtesy photos

Burnet County landowners battle quarry’s request for water well permits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — Following criticism from landowners, a water regulatory board has approved a temporary 30-day permit for a quarry operation asking to pump up several million gallons of water per year from wells to handle expanded excavation, officials say. (more…)

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