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Public fireworks displays in Kingsland and Marble Falls will attract thousands of people to the two locations on July 4 with anticipated delays and extra public safety accommodations. File Photo

Police caution revelers about traffic, road closures on July 4

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Law enforcement in Kingsland and Marble Falls warn motorists about congestion, delays and pedestrian traffic July 4 during the two largest public fireworks displays in the area. Aqua Boom in Kingsland and the Marble Falls Community Fireworks will attract thousands of people to the area with limited roadway […]

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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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Police: Prepare for traffic from Brother Max Copeland’s funeral

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the community prepares to honor the life and lay to rest longtime Baptist preacher Brother Max Copeland on May 29, law enforcement unveiled traffic routes and anticipated delays in and around the city. Copeland served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Marble Falls for 42 […]

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Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

Marble Falls ISD experiencing leadership changes

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — New principals on three campuses and recent central office administrator changes for the upcoming school year signal a shift in leadership and direction for the Marble Falls Independent School District, officials say. (more…)

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Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

Kidnapping-ransom plot in Marble Falls lands suspects, victim in jail

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS —  An alleged kidnapping plot didn’t go as planned by the suspects May 18 after the captors gave the victim his cellphone and sent him inside a WalMart for a wire transfer and to fetch cash for returned items, according to police. (more…)

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Survey to help Marble Falls decide on recreation projects

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents will be asked to participate in a survey to better help administrators, council members and the Parks and Recreation Department prioritize projects, needs and wants for recreation in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Brooks Blanton of Marble Falls organized a roadside rally May 4, the day retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor Ben Carson announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Highland Lakes group rallies for presidential hopeful Ben Carson

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Brooks Blanton said he had given up on the GOP shortly after he found himself disagreeing too often with the politics of party leaders. (more…)

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High-speed pursuit lands Marble Falls man in jail

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 31-year-old Marble Falls man wanted out of Gray County ended up behind bars in Burnet County after taking deputies on a high-speed chase April 30. (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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Marble Falls looking at smaller, more affordable events venue

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — City officials are eyeing a second rental venue similar to Lakeside Pavilion but with less square footage and possibly a lower cost. Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss told the Parks and Recreation Commission during its April 6 meeting the city has budgeted $30,000 […]

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Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

Parks department letting bluebonnets bloom at Marble Falls Cemetery

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — To mow or not to mow at the Marble Falls Cemetery? That’s the question the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking itself after bluebonnets, the state flower, erupted in the cemetery. (more…)

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A Marble Falls city council member balked at a two-block sidewalk project with rising cost and potential safety issues that directs pedestrians to cross U.S. 281 as a gateway to the downtown shopping district. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls sidewalk project raises questions about safety, cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The rising estimated cost of a two-block sidewalk project just off Main Street has raised questions about priorities and safety as pedestrians would have to cross a busy highway. (more…)

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Marble Falls police: Ex-Burke’s employees steal $10,000 in items

Marble Falls police: Ex-Burke’s employees steal $10,000 in items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two former employees of Burke’s Outlet face organized crime charges and three more arrests are pending following an investigation into $10,000 worth of missing merchandise, according to Marble Falls police. (more…)

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Capital Area Rural Transit System has delayed work on an historic train depot building on U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls to convert it into a transportation hub. Due to a health issue with the contractor, work might not begin until May and could possibly be complete a couple of months after it begins. File photo

CARTS hub at Marble Falls train depot delayed

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — Contractors have postponed renovations and upgrades to the Old Train Depot building to provide a  transportation hub for CARTS buses and vans known in the Highland Lakes for primarily catering to disabled and elderly clientele. (more…)

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