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U.S. 281 crash sends 85-year-old Marble Falls man to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An elderly man is recovering from injuries after a collision July 29 on U.S. 281 adjacent to the La Ventana subdivision on the south end of the city, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. The wreck happened at 8:17 p.m. on the highway at the La Ventana Drive […]

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Baylor Scott & White hospital opens in Marble Falls with ER, labor and delivery

Baylor Scott & White hospital opens in Marble Falls with ER, labor and delivery

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the new Baylor Scott & White Medical Center opens 7 a.m. Aug. 3, it marks the realization of a dream that’s a decade old — even older, in some circles. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Russ Roberts new AD at First Baptist Christian School

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Russ Roberts has been named the new athletic director at First Baptist Christian School. Roberts announced his hire July 23. (more…)

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Gateway neighbors deal with blasting, noise, dust at CVS construction site

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several weeks of construction, the CVS Pharmacy project has made quite an impact on nearby residents and businesses in the Gateway subdivision. (more…)

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Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

CONNIE SWINNEY• STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Potential economic development has prompted the owners of a 21,000 square-foot building to demolish an unoccupied structure considered a landmark for 30 years in the eastern entryway of the city. On July 23 and 24, crews tore down the structure built in 1986 as a school district facility. […]

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Central Texas College grant to help students, businesses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Central Texas College received a $208,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to make paying for higher education easier for income-eligible students living in Burnet and Llano counties. An information meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls […]

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Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

Family, friends remember 18-year-old homicide victim, ex-MFHS student

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — A young man who brightened the lives of many will be laid to rest July 25. Stephen Roy Sylvester Jr. died July 17 in Austin. On his Facebook page, friends and acquaintances remembered Sylvester as a loving and caring individual. (more…)

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Marble Falls officer in July 4 boat crash on the mend at rehab center

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Doctors have transferred a Marble Falls police captain involved in a July 4 boat crash into a physical rehabilitation program, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls seeks public input on future city planning

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City officials will update the growth and development blueprint known as the Marble Falls Comprehensive Plan for the community and have asked those who live in and around the Marble Falls area for their input in the process. (more…)

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MFISD approves coaching hires including for softball, girls soccer

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved several coaching hires, including a head coach, during its special meeting July 13. B.J. Brown is the new head softball coach. He has been coaching for more than 25 years including as an assistant baseball coach for […]

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Marble Falls ISD hires former Lake Travis administrator as superintendent

Marble Falls ISD hires former Lake Travis administrator as superintendent

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees approved hiring former Lake Travis ISD deputy superintendent Chris Allen as the new MFISD superintendent during a meeting July 13. (more…)

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Elderly woman dies in a fire at Hoover’s Valley residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — A woman died July 10 in a residential fire in which dispatchers received a medical pendant notification prior to a neighbor’s call about the house engulfed in flames. The occupant of the home — believed to be 96-year-old Hazel Etter — died in the blaze, according to the Burnet […]

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Marble Falls Westside Park

Marble Falls remodeling house near Westside as alternative to Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The house sold to the city of Marble Falls by former businessman George Ortiz is undergoing some remodeling. City officials bought the property to offer a more affordable alternative to Lakeside Pavilion for parties, family picnics, quinceaneras, exercise classes and meetings, parks and recreation department director Robert […]

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MFPD confirms suspect pulled officer from water, criticizes social media attacks

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A police chief is criticizing social media attacks in a July 4 alleged drunken boating investigation, while expressing gratitude to the arrested suspect who helped pull the injured boat patrol officer out of the water and got him to shore after the collision on Lake Marble Falls. […]

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