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Retired Marble Falls coach jumping into MFISD school board race

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — For more than three decades, Larry Berkman helped turn teenage boys into young men as the Marble Falls High School basketball coach. Now, he’s hoping to extend his influence as he recently announced his candidacy for Place 4 on the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees in [...]

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Texas Medical Board suspends license of Marble Falls doctor

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of a Marble Falls physician who is facing felony drug charges. The board suspended Dr. Barlow Smith’s license April 3. The action went into immediate effect.

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Lee’s Diner in Marble Falls serves up food off silver trailer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A bare patch of land at one of the busiest corners in Marble Falls, a hungry electrician wrapping up his work and a question all came together in such a way that Lee’s Diner became the town’s first food-trailer restaurant.

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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. [...]

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Marble Falls EDC looks to buy land, spur growth downtown

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS — Economic Development Corp. officials are eyeing a tract of land between historic downtown Main Street and Lakeside Park for potential development such as a performing arts center, a hotel and conference center or a retail, eatery and lodging complex.

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Uptown Theatre reopening with music, movies and more

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A  renovated theater in the heart of a city conjures the history of a time when Hollywood giants graced the silver screen, and new owners want to recapture that magical time and more by re-opening The Uptown Theatre on Main Street.

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Save the World Brewing Co. closer to getting its product to local vendors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — David Rathkamp and Alex Payson are busy discussing and mashing numbers as a large vat of soon-to-be craft beer bubbles nearby. They talk about yeast amounts, sugar percentages and all types of things one doesn’t think about making beer.

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Marble Falls opts not to hire assistant city manager, wants a new city manager instead

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After almost two hours in executive session March 4 to discuss the hiring of an assistant city manager, the Marble Falls City Council went in a new direction. “We had a great deal of discussion regarding the needs, we feel the need we have is for a [...]

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Ribbon cuttings for Marble Falls hike-and-bike trail system at Westside, Falls Creek

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Though citizens and visitors alike have been enjoying the first phases of the city’s hike-and-bike trail system, the city of Marble Falls will officially open it during a ribbon cutting March 1. The way the city is conducting the ceremony, however, makes it extraordinary.

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Community to ride and run for Marble Falls city manager Ralph Hendricks

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — While Marble Falls city manager Ralph Hendricks loved riding his bike and was a regular participant in the Race Across America Texas Cycling Challenge hosted in Marble Falls, you don’t have to be to show your support for Hendricks. “The idea was to get the community together [...]

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Parks and rec commissioners OK increases in Marble Falls city pool fees

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners voted to increase entrance and party fees at the city pool during their regular meeting Feb. 2. During the discussion, Commissioner Leta Stevenson-Smith said if the admission fees were too high for her family, she would buy a plastic pool, [...]

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Man dies in accident Feb. 1 at Hidden Falls Adventure Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — A man died after the four-wheel drive vehicle he was in rolled over at Hidden Falls Adventure Park on Feb. 1. Officials confirmed the man was riding in the vehicle along with another adult male and a youth when it rolled over. The man was partially ejected from the vehicle [...]

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Accident at 1431 and 281 in Marble Falls delays morning commuters

Emergency crews cleared an accident that stalled traffic during the morning rush hour about 8:15 a.m. Jan. 23 at the intersection of RR 1431 and U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. According to Marble Falls police, a Nissan Ultima was in the turn lane on 1431 attempting to turn north on 281 but failed to yield [...]

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Sleet and snow expected overnight and into the morning in the Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected late Jan. 23 and early Jan. 24 for the Highland Lakes, making morning commutes a little tricky. Drivers could see snow flurries and icy patches on roads and overpasses the morning of Jan. 24. According to the National Weather [...]

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