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A Jeep Cherokee remained wedged in a cedar tree Aug. 18, a day after two men rescued a woman swept about 100 yards from a flooded low-water crossing. Courtesy photo

Heavy rain leads to swiftwater rescues in Tobyville and Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER TOBYVILLE — Emergency crews and good samaritans rescued motorists Aug. 17 in two incidents as swift water from torrential rain the past several days overtook a number of low-water crossings across the area, officials say. (more…)

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Officials with a rock-crushing facility and quarry operation have resubmitted an application for expansion, raising the ire of nearby residents who expressed concerns about water and air quality. File photo

Marble Falls quarry again seeks to expand, raising environmental concerns

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A rock quarry has rekindled its efforts to expand in two areas in Burnet County while opponents say they have yet to give up the fight to protect air and water quality. (more…)

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Puffy’s burglarized; one suspect reportedly points gun at officers during car chase

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two men suspected of burglarizing a Cottonwood Shores business took law enforcement on an early morning chase Aug. 17 with one suspect allegedly pointing a gun at officers before police finally stopped the two. (more…)

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Residents Charlotte Bales Dilworth of Kingsland and her sister, Brenda Bales Jefferson, posed with Spirt of Texas drag boat racer Scott Lumbert during LakeFest weekend Aug. 12 -14 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. Lumbert is recovering from injuries after a incident Aug. 14 during a pass in the top fuel hydro category. Courtesy photo

Drag boat racer in ICU after incident at Marble Falls LakeFest

UPDATE: As of Aug. 19, Scott Lumbert’s condition has improved and the swelling on his brain has subsided, according to a statement by his wife, Lynn Lumbert. Doctors also removed his chest tube. He remains at an Austin-area hospital recovering from injuries related to the drag boat crash. FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A […]

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Residents have complained to the city of Marble Falls about a half-block-long stucco wall in the 1500 block of RR 1431, the site of a proposed new Bealls department store under construction, but the developer says await the finished product. Staff photo

New Bealls building faces public criticism regarding 1431 view

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Construction of a side wall on the proposed new Bealls store on RR 1431 has prompted a torrent of complaints to city officials and on social media that have been critical of the current aesthetics as well as the developer’s decision to position the building’s storefront away […]

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Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say. (more…)

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Residents can give their input on Marble Falls’ parks and recreation outlook plan, which will help determine changes to local facilities such as Lakeside Park. Staff photo by David Bean

Survey to help shape future of Marble Falls parks

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls leaders are asking Highland Lakes residents to share their opinions on the city’s parks and recreation outlook plan. Mayor John Packer said the plan’s purpose is to create a clear set of objectives and provide direction for the parks and recreation system for the short […]

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Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A hotel/conference center to be located adjacent to Lakeside Park is expected to get its first monetary boost toward construction in the form of a $6.5 million bond, according to Marble Falls officials. (more…)

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Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK MILLS — A fire destroyed a home Aug. 4; however, a man and at least one pet managed to escape after neighbors alerted the homeowner to smoke pouring out of the house in Burnet County, officials say. The blaze was reported sometime before 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Bonnie […]

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Growth, aging lines could lead to water, wastewater rate increases

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Growing demand and aging infrastructure are two main reasons Marble Falls city leaders are eyeing rate increases for water and wastewater. (more…)

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Marble Falls police nab suspect after he brags about stealing truck

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A tipster helped Marble Falls police nab a suspect after the man bragged about stealing a vehicle with the keys inside from a driveway of a residence, authorities say. (more…)

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Albert Monzon Jr., 14, of Marble Falls was killed in an automobile accident in Mexico over the weekend during a family trip.

Marble Falls teen dies in accident on family trip

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 14-year-old Marble Falls boy died during a family trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, in an automobile accident that sent several other family members to a hospital. (more…)

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MFISD holding laptop meeting for parents of grades 6-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District aims at preparing students for the ever-changing world, officials are asking parents and guardians of students in grades 6-10 to attend a laptop computer meeting. (more…)

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Police: Masked suspects shoot Marble Falls man in residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police are investigating a late night shooting that sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital with two bullet wounds. (more…)

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David Paul Vanscoy, 54, was killed July 19 after being struck by two vehicles while walking to work on U.S. 281 in the early morning hours. Courtesy photo

Pedestrian killed in early morning Marble Falls accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 54-year-old man walking to work died July 19 after two vehicles struck him in the 3100 block of U.S. 281 North. (more…)

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New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — They warned us it was coming, and now it’s here. The lower speed limits on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls are now in effect. (more…)

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Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A timeshare development project by an international company that is nearing completion will offer dozens of units and is expected to add a substantial boost to the city of Marble Falls tax base, officials say. (more…)

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MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

UPDATE: Failure to yield cited in 281 crash that killed retired teacher

MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

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Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the first homes in the Gregg Ranch development are ready in late 2017, it will fill a need local leaders have been eyeing for some time. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council on June 21 unanimously voted against the passage of an expanded tree ordinance over concerns it might hinder development in the city. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

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Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

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Two MFISD board members resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two members of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees have resigned due to one moving out of the district and the other having a family member newly hired on as an athletic coordinator for the district, officials say. (more…)

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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Officials with APAC Texas, a rock quarry north of Marble Falls on U.S. 281, dropped seeking an amendment to its state permit to expand operations. File photo 

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

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Two Collier Materials work vehicles, traveling in opposite directions adjacent to a rock quarry, collided June 22 on a narrow road in Burnet County. The drivers were uninjured. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Two work trucks collide on narrow road near quarry

FROM STAFF REPORTS FAIRLAND — Two work vehicles from a rock quarry collided June 22 as they were traveling down a narrow two-lane Burnet County road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities believe a dryer could be to blame for a fire on June 14 that destroyed a home on Los Escondidos and required several agencies to contain it. (more…)

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