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Photos of Johnson Park from 1930s, 1940s needed for Lone Star Legacy Park designation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss began putting together a proposal to nominate Johnson Park for Lone Star Legacy Park honors, he had a 127 years of history and stories to use, but something was still missing. “We have a lot of stories — […]

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Survey seeks input on possible Burnet County convention center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As the Burnet County judge, Donna Klaeger heard a lot about what the county needed. Some ideas were, well, not quite right for the area. Other ideas, though, were worth thinking about. One such concept revolved around making Burnet County not just a travel destination but a conference/convention […]

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Ball is rolling on possible Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission members all voted “yea” to a possible dog playground, canines across the city wagged their tails in approval. The commission voted unanimously on Nov. 3 to recommend the creation of dog park to the city council.

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Marble Falls EDC director earns international honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The International Economic Development Council recently bestowed the designation of Certified Economic Developer upon Christian Fletcher, the director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp.

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Medical emergency call leads to felony drug arrest in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two people face multiple drug charges after police responded to a medical call Sept. 29 to an apartment on Mustang Drive to not only find a man unresponsive and apparently suffering from a drug overdose but also a quantity of prescription drugs not prescribed to either person. It’s a […]

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Marble Falls launches $5 million water treatment plant expansion

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews have built a water tank to expand the city’s water treatment plant capacity as part of a more than $5 million plant expansion project, Marble Falls officials said. The new structure is located at the north end of the U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls.

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Granite Shoals city worker charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — An employee of the city’s streets and parks department faces a child sexual assault charge, after parents told investigators they found inappropriate messages on their teen daughter’s cell phone, according to the Granite Shoals Police Department. Juan Carlos Morales, 35, of Marble Falls was arrested by Granite Shoals police […]

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Manhunt in Marble Falls leads to capture of burglary suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities captured two suspects Oct. 28 who were wanted in a string of burglaries and a vehicle theft after a nearly two-hour manhunt in the north end of the city, according to a police report. Dylan Long, 39, of Graham and Jessica Grafton, 27, of Cleburne were arrested and […]

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Ebola brings ‘heightened awareness’ for emergency crews

DANIEL CLIFTON and CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Area EMS crews responded to a woman in Horseshoe Bay on the morning of Oct. 14 who was exhibiting symptoms possibly similar to ebola, staff went in prepared for the worst. “It was the first time to use our (high-contagion) plan,” […]

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Burnet man charged with intoxication manslaughter in Marble Falls crash

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Police charged a 26-year-old Burnet man with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a Granite Shoals woman after tests determined the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was three times over the legal limit.

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New U.S. 281 bridge signals progress for Marble Falls; some road work remains

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Ray Dale Ashabranner watched the ribbon cutting Oct. 9 at the north end of the second U.S. 281 bridge from the driver’s seat. A few minutes later, he drove local officials south across the span in a 2014 Ford Mustang — the first non-construction vehicle to cross the new […]

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Felon arrested for threatening Marble Falls teens with an ‘air-soft’ pistol

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A man previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated sexual assault of a child, faces new charges after he allegedly threatened a group of teenagers with a pistol.

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Officials hold U.S. 281 bridge ceremony before opening Oct. 9

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The second U.S. 281 bridge over Lake Marble Falls welcomed its first non-construction vehicle Oct. 9. Local, county and state officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the north end of the southbound bridge at about 9 a.m. before two 2014 Ford Mustangs crossed the bridge.

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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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