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Marble Falls dog park should be up and running soon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Even lead organizer Megan Klaeger can’t believe how quickly the Marble Falls Dog Park has come together.

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MFISD assistant superintendent takes similar job at Alvin school district

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Just a few months ago, Allen Roberts and his wife, Susie, believed they would end their careers as employees of the Marble Falls Independent School District.

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The good and bad news about falling fuel prices in Texas

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Plummeting fuel prices have consumers cheering for unleaded gasoline at less than $2 per gallon while oil and gas producers begin to cut staff, scrap new projects and slash expenses to stay afloat, officials say.

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune.

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Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

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Marble Falls condo development morphs into timeshare project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Wyndham Worldwide Corp. will attempt to revitalize a failed private condominium development on FM 2147 West, after the City of Marble Falls approves re-zoning the property to accommodate a timeshare project, officials said.

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Arctic blast may bring sleet, ice to Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Arctic blast that’s sent a mass of cold air across much of the central and eastern United States also might bring a cold, wintry mix to the Highland Lakes through the weekend.

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National Weather Service issues winter storm watch for Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Highland Lakes and much of the Hill Country from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 through noon Jan. 1.

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Marble Falls to put donated land to use at ‘Greens’ soccer fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department is examining how to best use an acre of donated land to benefit The Greens soccer fields at Avenue K. The Marble Falls Housing Authority made the donation, said Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss.

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Two-car collision on U.S. 281 at Max Starcke Dam Road injures 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A driver told investigators he swerved to miss what he thought was a box in the roadway resulting in a two-car collision that sent six people to Austin-area hospitals Dec. 6, according to a Marble Falls police report. The collision happened just after 7 p.m. that Saturday south of […]

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Two fatal accidents over weekend on same stretch of Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Wet weather could be to blame in a one-vehicle rollover Nov. 21 that killed a Nolanville man on Texas 29 in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two days later, a Burnet man died in an accident involving a motorcycle on the same stretch of roadway. […]

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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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