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The ground storage tank at Via Viejo in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls awards bid for $800,000 water tank project

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A new groundwater storage project, costing about $800,000 to complete, will replace an aging tank, expanding capacity and upgrading quality of the system, officials say. (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council approved a resolution Sept. 19 opposing a proposed rock crusher plant on U.S. 281 just south of the city limits. The city also is taking steps to annex 1,200 acres in the area, including several hundred acres of the ranch on which the proposed rock crusher would sit. The Horseshoe Bay City Council adopted a similar resolution opposing the rock crusher. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is taking public comments on the proposed rock crusher’s air-quality permit until Oct. 9. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls eyes annexation of 1,200 acres, part of rock crusher site

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls is considering annexing approximately 1,200 acres southwest of the U.S. 281-Texas 71 intersection, including a parcel of a ranch where a proposed rock crusher has drawn the ire of nearby residents. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney Read more: http://www.dailytrib.com/2017/07/27/4-story-parking-garage-take-spot-next-lakeside-park/#ixzz4op8GeurZMarble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Parking garage is part of the bigger picture, Marble Falls leaders say

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — It’s not just for the hotel/conference center. That’s one of the messages that came out of the city of Marble Falls’ Capital Improvement Plan Committee meeting Aug. 3, particularly in regards to a proposed $4.5 million parking garage. (more…)

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City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members cleared the way for the proposed eastside footprint of a hotel/conference center, which is part of private-public partnership coordinated by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

Marble Falls City Council approves proposed tax rate with eye on debt

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An 8 percent hike in appraised property values prompted the Marble Falls City Council on Aug. 1 to approve a city tax rate lower than the current one and a rate recommended by city staff. The council discussed the 2017-18 budget year item at its regular meeting. (more…)

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Marble Falls moving toward lower property tax rate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council will take one more step toward adopting a lower property tax rate during its regular Aug. 1 meeting. Before any adoption, however, the council must schedule a public hearing and reading of an ordinance adopting the rate. The council will discuss and possibly vote […]

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Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

Leander firm makes $750,000 offer on Marble Falls police building

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have accepted a $750,000 offer from a Leander real estate firm for the potential purchase of the downtown Marble Falls Police Department building. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. office at 801 Fourth St. in Marble Falls. To contact the EDC or for more information, go to marblefallseconomy.com or call (830) 798-7079. File photo

Marble Falls City Council eases oversight of EDC board policies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have approved granting the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. more autonomy in decision-making policies, including removing the council’s role in approving the selection of the entity’s executive director. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council selects William Haddock to fill Place 4

Marble Falls City Council selects William Haddock to fill Place 4

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have selected a candidate with Marble Falls Planning and Zoning Commission experience to fill the Place 4 seat. William D. “Dee” Haddock was among three Marble Falls residents who applied to fill the slot, which did not draw any candidates for the May 6 election. […]

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Michele Boshears, Jim Coursey, and Williams Haddock have applied for the Place 4 seat on the Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photos

Three Marble Falls residents apply to fill Place 4 City Council spot

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Officials will review the qualifications of and choose one of three potential candidates who submitted applications to fill an empty seat on the Marble Falls City Council. (more…)

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Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

Marble Falls taking applications to fill Place 4 council seat

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As two new faces and an incumbent are set to be sworn in on the Marble Falls City Council, officials have started taking applications for a fourth spot for which no one filed. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

Marble Falls City Council paves way for Fairfield Inn

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Jodi Jack and her neighbors had a few reservations about the prospect of a third hotel in La Ventana until the private developer struck a deal with not only the city of Marble Falls but the property owners’ association as well. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (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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Marble Falls council gets first look at proposed park facility fees

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council, on the first reading, passed updated rental fees for parks and recreation department facilities during its regular meeting Oct. 20. Those fees are for Westside Park Community Hall and pavilions and Johnson Park softball field, amphitheater and pavilions. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Mayor Richard Westerman will fill the unexpired seat left open by Raymond Whitman, who resigned in May. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls mayor joins council to fill unexpired seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Officials on Oct. 6 appointed Richard Westerman to fill an unexpired seat on the Marble Falls City Council. Westerman will fill the unexpired term of the place 5 seat formerly held by Raymond Whitman, who resigned in May to take care of a family health issue. (more…)

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Marble Falls chooses site for new police department

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 25 years in a repurposed electric utilities building, it’s time for the Marble Falls Police Department to think about finding a new home. “We outgrew this facility. We’ve converted closets to office spaces over the years. We’ve done a lot to make it work for us,” […]

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Marble Falls eyes growth, affordable housing for future

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders believe they must strike a balance between the needs of aging infrastructure within the community and investing in future growth and development, according to discussions during a city planning retreat June 9. (more…)

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Marble Falls developers propose public improvement district

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials with two large developments in the southern end of the city have approached the Marble Falls City Council with a public improvement district (PID) proposal to try to jumpstart their projects. (more…)

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Council looks at naming Marble Falls assistant city manager March 4

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s been about five months since a bicycle accident left Marble Falls city manager Ralph Hendricks severely injured. Now the Marble Falls City Council is preparing to name a possible successor. (more…)

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Marble Falls parks and rec commission OKs $72,000 for upgrades to city pool

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — After a 30-minute discussion Jan. 6, Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved 5-0 to allow Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss to take $72,000 out of the Capital Improvements Projects money to pay for upgrades at the city pool. The CIP fund has $100,000 available. The […]

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Marble Falls City Council adopts same tax rate, eyes rebuilding fund balance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls property owners won’t see any major changes to their 2013-2014 city tax bill after the council adopted the same rate previously levied. The City Council approved a tax rate of 64.83 cents per $100 valuation during its regular meeting Sept. 17. The council also adopted […]

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Marble Falls aquatics center, park improvements propositions on Nov. 5 ballot

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls residents have a chance to say “yay” or “nay” to a proposed aquatics center and an adult soccer field during a Nov. 5 bond election. Voters get a chance at two propositions. One is for $2.1 million that would be used to build an aquatics […]

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Son of Marble Falls City Council member faces felony marijuana charge

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The son of a Marble Falls City Council member turned himself into authorities in May after police issued a warrant for his arrest on marijuana charges. Reed Aaron Norman, 21, faces third-degree felony possession of marijuana, more than five pounds but less than 50 pounds. He is […]

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Marble Falls giving southern Main Street a facelift

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The City Council gave a thumbs up March 19 to extending Main Street to Lakeside Park. Marble Falls City Manager Ralph Hendricks said the council awarded a bid of $308,000 to SK Nelson to make improvements to the portion of Main Street south of Yett Avenue. (more…)

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