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Solar-powered cars ‘invade’ Marble Falls during race

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Drivers along U.S. 281 in Burnet County might have noticed something odd going down U.s. 281 on July 21. They weren’t spaceships — or boats on wheels.

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Police arrest second suspect in Marble Falls armed robbery

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Burnet police arrested the second man wanted in an alleged Marble Falls home robbery that occurred July 11. Burnet police booked Jacob Michael Murley into the Burnet County Jail on an aggravated robbery charge. He was also charged with three alleged drug-related crimes, one felony and two [...]

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Marble Falls parks projects might have to wait

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners learned July 7 the city’s Capital Improvements Projects committee will not be recommending that the city council spend more than $100,000 on three park projects. Director Robert Moss told the commissioners of the decision during their regular meeting.

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Marble Falls man gets life for multiple DWIs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — State District Judge Dan Mills sentenced a 46-year-old Marble Falls man to life in prison after a Burnet County jury convicted him July 15 on his sixth driving-while-intoxicated charge.

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Marble Falls police ID armed robbery suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS  UPDATE: Following a tip to Marble Falls police, Jacob Rashad Chubb, 30, was arrested at 3:09 p.m. July 15 as he was driving away from a house on the 1100 block of Avenue F in Marble Falls. Investigators say he was taken into custody without incident and was expected to be booked into [...]

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Granite Shoals woman charged with embezzling from Marble Falls dentist office

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals woman allegedly admitted to Marble Falls police that she took several thousand dollars from the dentist office at which she had once worked.

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Plea deal possible in Colt Elementary PTO theft case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Attorneys are negotiating a possible plea deal in the indictment of a former Colt Elementary PTO treasurer accused of stealing as much as $30,000 from the volunteer organization, according to the prosecutor in the case.

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Police: Armed suspects take more than $4,000 in cash from Marble Falls residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An eastside resident told police a man brandishing a weapon took more than $4,000 in cash and fled with two other people in the early morning hours of July 11, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Detective Sgt. Tom Dillard said the incident was [...]

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Rig rolls over near Marble Falls, spills chemicals, stalls traffic

FROM STAFF REPORTS  MARBLE FALLS — A platform drilling rig failed to stop at the T-intersection of RR 1174 and RR 1431 on July 3, causing it to roll over into a ditch, spill part of its drilling chemicals and stall traffic for several hours just outside the city, officials said.

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Marble Falls Middle School tennis courts to get some love

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School won’t be the only campus with a usable tennis complex. Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced the four tennis courts at Marble Falls Middle School will get resurfaced this summer. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of July and finish [...]

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18-year-old killed in rollover accident on 1431 in Smithwick

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — An 18-year old man, who recently graduated from Harker Heights High School, died after the car in which he was traveling rolled over on RR 1431 on July 1.

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue crew saves father’s life

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before 44-year-old Jon-Erik Johnson’s recent cardiac arrest, nothing gave his wife and family any reason to suspect he might suffer from a serious heart issue.

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Community is spark behind success of Marble Falls fireworks

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to the Marble Falls Community Fireworks, it all starts with the community. “This really is a community-supported event,” organizer Judy Miller said. “This is the second year we’ve been, basically, community funded.”

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Marble Falls police look into possible gang-related graffiti

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS  — Marble Falls police are asking the public for any information about a recent “tagging” and other vandalism in the Westside Park and Avenue P area. Marble Falls Police Captain Glenn Hanson said on June 11 a Marble Falls Parks and Recreation employee discovered graffiti painted on the outside of [...]

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