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Task force arrests 'Most Wanted' Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

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After three years of trying, Johnson Park in Marble Falls is receiving a Lone Star Legacy Park designation from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. Staff photo by David Bean

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Higher rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls, went into effect Jan. 20 after a vote by the Marble Falls City Council on Jan. 19. File photo

Marble Falls votes to raise rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19. The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director […]

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Paul Devoe was convicted in 2009 for the murder of two Jonestown teenagers. He also was charged in the killing of Marble Falls bartender Michael Allred. File photo

Texas court denies condemned murderer Paul Devoe’s appeal

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Paul Gilbert Devoe, 50, sits on death row after a Travis County jury in 2009 found him guilty of killing two teenage girls in Jonestown in 2007. (more…)

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Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While voter attention is mostly focused on the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries in March, Highland Lakes school districts are getting ready for the May 7 election. (more…)

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Patti Zinsmeyer has been named the new executive director for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls chamber promotes Patti Zinsmeyer to executive director

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors announced the promotion of Patti Zinsmeyer to executive director. (more…)

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John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Former John Jay High School coach Mack Breed pleaded guilty for his role in an assault on a game official during a Sept. 4 football game against Marble Falls High School, according to Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo’s office. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is considering using funds generated from a Lower Colorado River Authority water reduction rate to improve aging infrastructure.

Marble Falls to invest in water lines after LCRA reduces its rates

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority has approved reducing its water rates by 17 percent for wholesale customers including municipalities and other so-called firm water customers, saving tens of thousands of dollars annually for some of those entities, officials say. (more…)

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Authorities have arrested the man believed to be in these surveillance photos from the GameStop in Marble Falls. On Dec. 8 the suspect allegedly robbed the store at gun point. Law enforcement agencies in several other Central Texas cities are also investigating the man for his involvement in a string of armed robberies. Courtesy photos

Authorities arrest suspect tied to Marble Falls, Austin area robberies

Authorities have arrested a Buda man for allegedly robbing multiple GameStop and Sally’s Beauty Supply stores at gunpoint in the Central Texas area, including one in Marble Falls, according to police reports.

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Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police received a number of tips after an armed robbery Dec. 8 at GameStop in the 2400 block of U.S. 281. “We’re in the process of running those tips down,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “We received quite of few tips through our Facebook page […]

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Marble Falls looks at opening up softball field to more sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners voted to continue a discussion on turning Johnson Park softball field into a multipurpose facility. The commission aims to invite leaders of the area’s community sports leagues to a workshop at a later date. During their regular meeting Dec. 7, commissioners […]

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Marble Falls city staff have proposed relocating Avenue N at RR 1431 to ease congestion and coincide with a developer’s potential expansion project and a Texas Department of Public Safety traffic light replacement plan. Staff graphic by David Bean

Marble Falls, developer and TxDOT partner on new H-E-B entryway

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have released a time schedule for the relocation of a street in an attempt to ease congestion and accommodate a developer with possible expansion plans on the H-E-B grocery store property, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls man dies after being hit by 18-wheeler on U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROUND MOUNTAIN — A Marble Falls man died Nov. 24 after an 18-wheeler rear-ended his vehicle on U.S. 281 south of Texas 71 near the Burnet-Blanco county line, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The report stated the collision, involving three vehicles, happened at 7:44 a.m. about four-tenths of a mile […]

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Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While plans for a potential $35 million hotel/conference center near downtown take shape, a city commissioner questions whether economic development leaders have considered the impact on traffic, wages and housing as the project moves forward. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. interviewed three potential developers in October […]

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