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Marble Falls police nab suspect after he brags about stealing truck

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A tipster helped Marble Falls police nab a suspect after the man bragged about stealing a vehicle with the keys inside from a driveway of a residence, authorities say. (more…)

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MFISD holding laptop meeting for parents of grades 6-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District aims at preparing students for the ever-changing world, officials are asking parents and guardians of students in grades 6-10 to attend a laptop computer meeting. (more…)

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David Paul Vanscoy, 54, was killed July 19 after being struck by two vehicles while walking to work on U.S. 281 in the early morning hours. Courtesy photo

Pedestrian killed in early morning Marble Falls accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 54-year-old man walking to work died July 19 after two vehicles struck him in the 3100 block of U.S. 281 North. (more…)

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MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

UPDATE: Failure to yield cited in 281 crash that killed retired teacher

MARBLE FALLS — A woman has died after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, just off FM 1855 (Fairland Road), sources confirmed.

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Marble Falls student arrested for threats against teacher and high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities charged a Marble Falls High School sophomore for allegedly threatening to stab a teacher and burn down the school. (more…)

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A Burnet County employee died March 7 after the county dump truck he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler entering U.S. 281 from a quarry. Courtesy photo

DPS identifies Burnet County worker in fatal U.S. 281 crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An investigation into a collision between an 18-wheeler and a dump truck March 7 concluded that the driver of the larger rig “failed to yield the right of way” resulting in the crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Authorities to visit homes, workplaces for Great Texas Warrant Roundup

MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are dispatching area law enforcement to homes and even places of work starting March 5 to track down those with outstanding warrants during the 2016 Great Texas Warrant Roundup.

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Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

Electrical issue possible cause of fire at Tottie’s in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The owners of a tavern sifted through debris Feb. 9 after fire crews doused an early morning blaze believed to have started behind the bar area and suspected to be accidental, Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials say. (more…)

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Task force arrests 'Most Wanted' Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

Task force arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Montana fugitive in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Montana man wanted for two felony warrants from that state apparently thought he could find refuge in Marble Falls. He was wrong. (more…)

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John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Former John Jay High School coach Mack Breed pleaded guilty for his role in an assault on a game official during a Sept. 4 football game against Marble Falls High School, according to Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo’s office. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is considering using funds generated from a Lower Colorado River Authority water reduction rate to improve aging infrastructure.

Marble Falls to invest in water lines after LCRA reduces its rates

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority has approved reducing its water rates by 17 percent for wholesale customers including municipalities and other so-called firm water customers, saving tens of thousands of dollars annually for some of those entities, officials say. (more…)

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Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

Police investigating armed robbery at Marble Falls GameStop

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police received a number of tips after an armed robbery Dec. 8 at GameStop in the 2400 block of U.S. 281. “We’re in the process of running those tips down,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “We received quite of few tips through our Facebook page […]

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Baylor Scott & White healthcare workers participated Nov. 10 in an active-shooter drill along with first responders from several agencies at the hospital in Marble Falls. Pictured are Marble Falls Fire Rescue Capt. C. Harrison (left) and Marble Falls Area EMS Lt. Brandon Dempsey, staging in front of the facility, 810 Texas 71. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls hospital holds active-shooter drill

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — For about two hours, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center staff and area emergency crews found out what it might be like if a violent shooting suspect tried to take over the healthcare facility. (more…)

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Parks commission OKs recommending Lakeside Pavilion fee increases

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —On Nov. 2, Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners approved recommending a Lakeside Pavilion rental fee increase to the city council. But that recommendation came with much discussion and the comparing of rental fees of similar venues across the Hill Country. (more…)

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Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

Cottonwood Shores man gets 55 years for sexual assault of a 4-year-old

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — A 32-year-old Cottonwood Shores man will spend the next 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of super aggravated sexual assault of a child and related charges in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom Oct. 28. (more…)

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Marble Falls looks at memorial for racer killed during LakeFest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Steve Manley asked commissioners to consider renaming the boat ramp at Lakeside Park after racer Mike Fry. Manley spoke during the commissioners regular meeting Sept. 8. Fry, 52, died after his boat crashed during LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls on Aug. […]

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Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

Landmark ex-MFISD building demolished for potential development

CONNIE SWINNEY• STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Potential economic development has prompted the owners of a 21,000 square-foot building to demolish an unoccupied structure considered a landmark for 30 years in the eastern entryway of the city. On July 23 and 24, crews tore down the structure built in 1986 as a school district facility. […]

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Marble Falls officer in July 4 boat crash on the mend at rehab center

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Doctors have transferred a Marble Falls police captain involved in a July 4 boat crash into a physical rehabilitation program, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls remodeling house near Westside as alternative to Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The house sold to the city of Marble Falls by former businessman George Ortiz is undergoing some remodeling. City officials bought the property to offer a more affordable alternative to Lakeside Pavilion for parties, family picnics, quinceaneras, exercise classes and meetings, parks and recreation department director Robert […]

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MFPD confirms suspect pulled officer from water, criticizes social media attacks

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A police chief is criticizing social media attacks in a July 4 alleged drunken boating investigation, while expressing gratitude to the arrested suspect who helped pull the injured boat patrol officer out of the water and got him to shore after the collision on Lake Marble Falls. […]

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Game wardens reconstructing boat collision that injured Marble Falls officer

Game wardens reconstructing boat collision that injured Marble Falls officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A number of witnesses are coming forward as investigators launch a reconstruction of a collision between a police patrol vessel and a private boat after a public fireworks show July 4 on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Man arrested in boating accident involving Marble Falls officer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 41-year-old man was arrested after a boating accident July 4 that seriously injured a Marble Falls police captain. James Henry “Hank” Fry of Marble Falls was charged with intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury, which is a third-degree felony. (more…)

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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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