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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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MFISD alerts staff, police to avoid ‘killer clown hit list’ scare

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School theatre arts teacher Jon Clark heard about the so-called “creepy clown” scare gripping the world, he thought twice about the program’s circus-themed haunted house fundraiser. (more…)

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A man in his 40s was taken to the hospital by ambulance after he crashed the pickup he was driving into a structure on Oct. 11 just off FM 1980 in Tobyville. Courtesy photo

Man crashes vehicle into livestock shed in Tobyville

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER TOBYVILLE — A man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries Oct. 11 after he crashed a vehicle into a livestock shed on a rural road in Burnet County, officials say. (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council is scheduled to approve a water rate hike on Oct. 18 that will increase the average customer water bills by 11 percent. That money will be used to pay the debt on city infrastructure projects, including improvements to the water system. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls OKs nearly 11 percent water rate hike to pay project debt

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A water rate hike approved by the Marble Falls City Council will increase water bills citywide by nearly 11 percent to pay the debt on infrastructure projects — some of which were ordered to bring the system up to state standards, officials say. (more…)

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Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood was looking for a little help to take her Lion Latch, a jewelry protector, from idea to marketable product, she turned to a SCORE mentor. (more…)

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Suspected Atkins Pharmacy burglar caught due to parking lot chat

Suspected Atkins Pharmacy burglar caught due to parking lot chat

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  When Kevin Atkins of Atkins Pharmacy, 701 Third St., decided to work a little longer on a remodel at his business after hours Sept. 6, he had no idea he would have a conversation with the man who would be accused of burglarizing his store a day […]

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The Career Assets job-training program, in cooperation with Central Texas College, recently graduated several students in the culinary arts, and officials have proposed expanding its resources to include training for plumbers and electricians. File photo

Job-training program seeks to include industrial trades with EDC assistance

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A job-training program offering free tuition has proposed expanding to include trades such as plumbing and electrical with potential seed money from the state and the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls man faces charges after children receive tattoos

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A 24-year-old man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly giving juveniles, one as young as 10, tattoos out of a Marble Falls residence. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue fire marshal Johnny Caraway

Marble Falls launches search for new fire marshal

MARBLE FALLS — Johnny Caraway has resigned from his post as Marble Falls fire marshal, effective Sept. 12, city officials confirmed.

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer

Mayor meetings take aim at social media ‘rumors,’ transparency questions

FROM STAFF REPORTS  MARBLE FALLS — A series of meetings with Mayor John Packer will take on a relaxed tone with the aim of answering questions about policies and projects supported and developing in the city of Marble Falls, officials say. The first Coffee with the Mayor gathering is 7-8 a.m. Sept. 16 at Numinous […]

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Concept plans for a potential new conference center and hotel along Lake Marble Falls. Courtesy illustrations

Hotel developer signs Marble Falls EDC contract tied to jobs and profits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a hotel conference center project have agreed in a contract to create several dozen jobs and pay a portion of profits to the city on land adjacent to Lake Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley discusses a proposed bridge that would cross the Colorado River below Wirtz Dam joining Wirtz Dam Road (about 3 miles west of Marble Falls) with a spur off RR 2147 between Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay. Oakley, who first proposed the idea more than a decade ago as a Burnet County commissioner, said the span would help alleviate traffic congestion in and around Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Officials discuss bridge below Wirtz Dam as solution to 281 traffic

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Burnet County Judge James Oakley was first elected to the Burnet County Commissioners Court in 1998 as Precinct 4 commissioner, he began advocating for an improved bridge below Wirtz Dam as a way to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 281 and through Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burglars cut through roof of Marble Falls pharmacy

MARBLE FALLS — A suspect or suspects cut through a rooftop at Atkins Pharmacy but may have been scared off by the alarm before they could get away with any loot, according to a Marble Falls police report.

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Marble Falls police charge man with sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl

Marble Falls police charge man with sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — In August, Marble Falls police arrested Larry Dean Watson and charged him with indecency with a child. But after additional investigations, police added sexual assault of a child and two indecency with a child by sexual contact charges against the man. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District approved a $40 million budget along with a $1.28 ad valorem tax rate. File photo

Marble Falls ISD adopts tax rate, $40M budget

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved an approximately $40 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and the tax rate to support it during an Aug. 29 meeting. (more…)

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Kevin Virdell was appointed to the Place 7 seat on the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD appoints former student to school board vacancy

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District trustees tapped a 1997 Marble Falls High School graduate to fill the vacant school board seat. (more…)

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Marble Falls leaders recently released a state-of-the-city report featuring the city's financial health, projects and business prospects. The report stated a Chick-fil-A, proposed in the 2100 block of U.S. 281, is expected to break ground in the early part of 2017, while Burger King officials are considering the southwest corner (pictured) of U.S. 281 and RR 1431. Staff photo

Marble Falls unveils timing of Chick-fil-A, Burger King and more projects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An annual state-of-the-city report has revealed business prospects for Marble Falls as well as its financial health, future and ongoing projects in the community, according to the document. (more…)

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