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In a deal with Marble Falls, Meadowlakes will use treated wastewater from the neighboring city to irrigate its Hidden Falls Golf Course. File photo

Meadowlakes makes deal with Marble Falls to irrigate golf course

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MEADOWLAKES — Meadowlakes is collaborating with Marble Falls to use treated wastewater to irrigate its golf course, officials say. On Feb. 21, Marble Falls City Council approved the deal with the city of Meadowlakes for a 10-year contract that would supplement the gated community’s current system of irrigating the Meadowlakes-owned […]

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Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Without matching grant, Granite Shoals voters to reconsider $3M roads bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — In November 2016, Granite Shoals voters approved issuing $3 million in bonds for road improvements with an eye toward a $3.6 million matching grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (more…)

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Lady Mustangs fall to Flour Bluff as dream season ends

JENNIFER FIERRO STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball season’s magical season ended in a 46-28 loss to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Feb. 24 in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal. (more…)

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Burnet County property bidders soon will be able to go online to purchase tax-delinquent property rather than travel to the Burnet County Courthouse in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Appraisal district to launch online bidding for tax-delinquent Burnet County properties

CONNIE SWINNEY •  STAFF WRITER BURNET — Property buyers will soon have the option of participating in an online bidding war for tax-delinquent properties now that Burnet County officials approved policies that would move the process from the courthouse steps to a bidder’s desktop. (more…)

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One recommendation in the Marble Falls parks system master plan was renaming all the downtown parks, including Lakeside and Falls Creek, as Johnson Park. File photo

Marble Falls parks master plan sent to city council for vote

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — During a special meeting of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 20, commissioners approved recommending to the city council that it adopt the comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. (more…)

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A truck driver was injured Feb. 23 after the vehicle he was driving toppled onto its side at a convenience store in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Scrap truck rolls over in Marble Falls store parking lot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A truck driver en route to a recycling center is being treated for injuries Feb. 23 after the truck tractor-trailer he was driving rolled over in a convenience store parking lot at the intersection of Avenue Q and RR 1431. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Police Department will become the first agency in Burnet County to utilize a combination body/vehicle camera system for patrol officers. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls police to use integrated body camera/mobile system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department will purchase a state-of-the-art, integrated body and vehicle camera system to enhance evidence collection and keep officers “honest” on the scene. (more…)

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The Berkman family poses with the same banner the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team was presented after the Lady Mustangs’ win over Port Lavaca Calhoun. Courtesy photo

Berkman family covering a lot of court with Marble Falls, Faith in playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Sometime today, Larry and Tammy Berkman will climb into one of their family vehicles and make a trek that, when it’s all finished, will cover 421 miles in 6 hours and 49 minutes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior guard Molly Myrick (10) forces Port Lavaca Calhoun senior guard Genesis Villarreal to the middle of the lane, where Marble Falls senior small forward Aspen Woerner (33), junior power forward Aubree Adams, and junior center Mya McMillian force a bad shot. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs win close one on way to regional tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — In a game during which every possession mattered, it was the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s defense that caused so much grief for Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Class 5A regional quarterfinals contest Feb. 21. (more…)

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The Horseshoe Bay municipal complex will close from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 23 while the city's police department conducts an active shooter drill on the grounds to enhance response and training for staff and emergency personnel. File photo

Active shooter drill to test Horseshoe Bay city employees

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Officials will close the Horseshoe Bay municipal complex for two hours Feb. 23 to conduct a drill to help first responders and Horseshoe Bay city staff arm themselves with training on what to do in an active shooter situation. (more…)

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Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

Spicewood residents killed in Australian plane crash into mall

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — The Highland Lakes community is mourning the loss of three of its residents after a plane crashed Feb. 21 into a shopping mall near Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore post Trinity Boyd forces San Antonio Sam Houston junior forward Rosalie Hansen to take an awkward shot during the first quarter of the area championship Feb. 17. Marble Falls won 57-47. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls reach third round after tough victory

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball won a hard-fought area championship Feb. 17 against a San Antonio Sam Houston team that simply wouldn’t go away. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Marks is bumped as she turns to make an outlet pass during the 47-28 win against the Texas School for the Deaf on Feb. 18 in a regional final. Marks had five points and 11 rebounds. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy girls headed to state tournament for eighth time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN MARCOS — Once the final horn sounded on a regional championship the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured Feb. 18, the Lady Flames showed very little excitement. (more…)

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Career Assets offering free trades classes in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Coordinators have launched a free certification program and are looking for students interested in a post-secondary education through Central Texas College in trades such as plumbing and electrician work. (more…)

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DPS eyes speed in crash that killed Marble Falls motorcyclist

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine if speed played a factor in a crash Feb. 15 that killed a Marble Falls High School graduate riding a motorcycle on RR 1431 east of the city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

DPS charges suspected illegal immigrant with intoxication manslaughter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently indicted a suspected illegal immigrant in connection with the death of a Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano County, documents revealed. (more…)

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A planned development in the Spicewood area that will include homes, apartments, shops, entertainment venues, a resort, and more. Courtesy graphic

Spicewood-area development with a view to feature shops and resort

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Developers of a 2,200-acre housing project announced plans for a waterfront community with single-family homes, apartments, a marketplace with shops, entertainment venues, a resort hotel and spa, and community gardens, marketing coordinators said. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd takes the ball away from Cypress Christian post Kaylee Martinez during the Lady Flames’ 68-41 win Feb. 14. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.com

Lady Flames put away Cypress Christian, head to regional final

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured its 11th home victory of the season Feb. 14. But this one was more meaningful since it was a playoff win for the Lady Flames (33-4 overall, 9-0 in District 4-4A of the Texas Association of Private […]

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Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  In an effort to launch a large-scale housing project, private developers will fund water and wastewater extensions to the planned Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LAKEWAY — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team on Feb. 13 returned to a gym that saw some of its best moments in the past decade, including a 2008 area championship: the dome at Lake Travis High School. (more…)

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A potential apartment project could pop up adjacent to the Marble Falls Public Library. Images courtesy of Coleman Team Realty

Marble Falls paves way for Main Street retail/apartment project

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Lakeway-based developer has unveiled plans for a Main Street retail/apartment project that would expand housing options south of the Marble Falls Public Library but also close a roadway to vehicle traffic, officials say. (more…)

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The Burnet County Jail is located at 900 County Lane in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Travis County’s ‘sanctuary’ fight with ICE could benefit Burnet County Jail

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A political battle brewing between the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and federal immigration officials could bring more inmates to the Burnet County Jail, translating into more local funds to house detainees, officials say. (more…)

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Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

Dry, cool front in Highland Lakes raises risk of wildfires

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As the thermometer inches up toward spring-like conditions, a dry, cool front is expected Feb. 8 to move in and potentially raise the risk of wildfires. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Repairs made near Marble Falls’ Johnson Park bridge

The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by […]

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H-E-B sponsoring Marble Falls Spring Break 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B will have an even bigger presence at this year’s Marble Falls Spring Break. The Marble Falls City Council voted Feb. 7 to accept a $2,500 grant from H-E-B to sponsor the city’s Spring Break activities in March. The Parks and Recreation Commission had made the recommendation […]

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