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Ex-Marble Falls ISD employee indicted in child sex assault

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former Marble Falls Independent School District employee faces the toughest charge available under state law after allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child and videoing himself doing it.

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Tips for a tear-free first day of kindergarten

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Even though Eric Penrod is a public school administrator, he’s also a father of three elementary-aged girls who has walked each one down that long hallway to her kindergarten class on the first day of school.

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Marble Falls ISD creating paths to jobs, careers out of high school

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls High School career and technology teacher Vinny Heller prepares for the new school year, he sees a world of potential for his students. “My vision is, when they leave high school, they’ll have several certifications and can basically step right into the industry and [...]

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Retail ‘gaps’ send Marble Falls residents elsewhere

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A survey and shopping analysis have revealed local residents take their retail, restaurant and other service industry dollars outside Marble Falls, while tourists and residents from neighboring communities comprise the bulk of shoppers who contribute to city’s economy, officials say.

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Colt Elementary student dies in Smithwick ATV accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — Officials say a 9-year-old boy died Aug. 8 after the ATV he was riding flipped over on private property.

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Marble Falls High School earns five-star rating from TEA

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few years ago, Marble Falls High School received an “unacceptable” rating from the state, but since that time, the campus staff and students have taken the school from unacceptable to highly rated. The Texas Education Agency released the latest accountability information Aug. 7, and along with earning a [...]

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Marble Falls hospital project meets jobs goal for $302,000 payout

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For the second year in a row, Scott & White Healthcare achieved a jobs creation benchmark, making it eligible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in reimbursement from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials said.

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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say.

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LakeFest boat races set for Aug. 8-10; volunteers needed

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fastest show on water returns to Lake Marble Falls for the 23rd annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races on Aug. 8-10. But before thousands can come to Lakeside Park to cheer on boats going more than 200 mph, another large group is needed: volunteers.

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Man knocks out Marble Falls bar patron over cell-phone photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An argument in the middle of the street over cell-phone photos on July 26 sent one man to the emergency room with a head wound and another to jail on an assault charge, according to Marble Falls police. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. that morning in front of [...]

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Marble Falls resolution focuses on border crisis, influx of children

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Though the U.S.-Mexico border is several hundred miles away, Marble Falls leaders want nothing to do with the influx of children crossing into the country that’s left some communities bewildered and the federal government reeling over what to do with the 50,000-plus unaccompanied youth.

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Solar-powered cars ‘invade’ Marble Falls during challenge

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Drivers along U.S. 281 in Burnet County might have noticed something odd 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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