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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Mayors take stand against Burnet County rock crusher permit

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — The mayors of Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls have jumped into the fray against plans for a rock crushing facility just off the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County. (more…)

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A manufacturing company could lay down stakes on 16 acres in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park in an area where Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials cleared the way for new development. File photo

Manufacturing company considering move to Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials have taken steps to coax a manufacturing company to the city on several acres in an area of the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park opened for development with a roadway extension. (more…)

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Republic Services employees sort through recycling. Marble Falls residents can now recycle even more items through an agreement between the city and Republic Services. Photo from Republic Services Facebook page

Marble Falls recycling service expands with bigger bins, more items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Recycling just got easier in Marble Falls. On Oct. 2, Marble Falls residents started using bigger, 95-gallon recycling bins, but it wasn’t just the size of the bin that expanded thanks to a June agreement between the city and Republic Services, the local waste management provider. An amendment to […]

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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

Online map for Marble Falls City Cemetery is ready

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Finding loved ones and historic figures buried at the Marble Falls City Cemetery won’t require walking from plot to plot in the hopes of stumbling upon for whom who you’re looking. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials, including Chief Russell Sander, will contract for a study to determine if factors such as increased call volume and water system capacity would hasten the need for more fire stations in the city limits. File photo

Marble Falls Fire Rescue to study need for more fire stations

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An increase in service calls and expanding city limits prompted Marble Falls fire officials to contract for a study to determine if more resources, such as additional fire stations, would benefit residents. (more…)

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Collier Materials rock crusher air permit goes to public meeting

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An upcoming public meeting will address questions about a pending air quality permit for Collier Materials, a longtime quarry company that is seeking to expand its operations in Burnet County to include a rock crushing operation. (more…)

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Marble Falls leaders to usher in first phase of master-planned community

Marble Falls leaders to usher in first phase of master-planned community

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The groundbreaking of a new apartment complex signals the launch of a more extensive master-planned community on the south end of Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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State rep pushes for public meeting on rock crusher; protest planned

State rep pushes for public meeting on rock crusher; protest planned

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Opponents of a proposed rock crushing facility have found a friend in higher office to offer concerns and demand a public meeting about the latest project’s pending air quality permit. (more…)

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A broken utility gas line, caused by digging infrastructure workers, delayed traffic for about three hours Sept. 27 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Workers carving infrastructure path on U.S. 281 cause gas line break

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Workers digging into the right-of-way along U.S. 281 struck a utility gas line Sept. 27, causing traffic detours and mandatory evacuations of nearby businesses. (more…)

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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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A gas line break around 3:45 p.m. Sept. 27on Ninth Street in Marble Falls prompted authorities to re-route traffic in and around the U.S. 281 and FM 1431 intersection. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Broken gas line at Ninth and 281 forces evacuations, traffic delays in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities rerouted several hundred vehicles and evacuated a number of businesses Sept. 27 after a report of a utility gas line break on Ninth Street just off U.S. 281 in the heart of the city. (more…)

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Market Day on Main is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, along Main Street in downtown Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Market Day on Main attracts shoppers, boosts Marble Falls economy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce hopes to coax locals and tourists alike to Market Day on Main this weekend, boosting sales and the economy and keeping customers coming back to the downtown shopping district year-round. (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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Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

Marble Falls apartments break ground, target service and health care workers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a new Marble Falls apartment community with an adjacent commercial component said they will fill a niche in the housing market for those who settle in the area in the midst of a budding health care industry. (more…)

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Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

Marble Falls lowers tax rate, raises water rate, OKs $41M budget

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A brisk growth in commercial development helped set the stage for the Marble Falls City Council to adopt a tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year that’s lower than the previous one. (more…)

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Lakeside and Johnson parks in Marble Falls are due from $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks commission discusses $3.3M in funding for major improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission learned during its regular meeting Sept. 11 how officials will pay for $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements to Lakeside and Johnson parks as well as received a timeline for Phase 1A of a multi-year parks plan. (more…)

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A proposed rock crushing plant (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. Courtesy map

Residents stall rock crusher plans citing traffic and environmental fears

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — An effort to derail a rock crushing plant near the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection has gained steam as resistance to the project resulted in an extended public commenting period, a newly formed opposition committee, and an onslaught of complaints against a pending air-quality control permit. (more…)

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Rene Jackson was aiming for 30 years in the Army, but a second bout with cancer cut his goal short by two. Many veterans ponder what they’ll do after a military career, but after careful research and study, Jackson settled on selling pizzas. Jackson and his wife, Sandra, who works in the Pentagon, are opening a Little Caesars franchise in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

After military career and cancer battle, veteran opening Marble Falls Little Caesars

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Chicken wings and $5 pizzas weren’t on Rene Jackson’s radar about six years ago. The then-Army lieutenant colonel was wrapping up three decades of military service. “My plan was to put in 30 years,” Jackson said. Then, cancer struck. This wasn’t the first time either. “I fought cancer twice. […]

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Marble Falls man indicted in July 4 crosswalk death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury indicted a man on three felony charges related to a July 4 road incident in Marble Falls that killed a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Economic development officials have awarded Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls nearly $230,000 for meeting a jobs creation goal and extended the entity’s incentive package for another year. (more…)

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A rock-crushing operation is proposed just southwest of the fledgeling Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in southern Burnet County. Google Maps

Group works to break up rock-crushing operation south of Gregg Ranch

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —A beautification group and community leaders have launched a battle against a proposed rock-crushing operation just south of the U.S. 281 and Texas 71 intersection in southern Burnet County. (more…)

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UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID'd

UPDATE: Man killed in RR 1431 crash involving reported stolen car ID’d

UPDATE: The man driving the reported stolen vehicle, who was killed in the Sept. 5 collision on RR 1431 in Marble Falls, has been identified as Alonso Castaneda Vasquez Jr., 39, of Colorado City. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators believe the victim of a fatal collision on RR 1431 within the city […]

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Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

Stay calm, officials say, as gas shortage reports fuel long lines at the pumps

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Reports in Burnet and Llano counties of some stations temporarily closing and others running out of certain grades of fuel prompted a “run on gas” by motorists concerned about the limited availability of the resource in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People have reported long lines at several […]

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Time2Eat on Main in Marble Falls will serve cafe-style food during breakfast and lunch. Staff photo by London Gibson

Local flavor on the menu at new Marble Falls Main Street restaurants

STAFF WRITER LONDON GIBSON MARBLE FALLS — While a surge of national food chains has hit Marble Falls, two new local restaurants on Main Street might just stanch the franchise flood, or at least keep a local flavor downtown. (more…)

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Marble Falls Officer Cory Munoz subdues a pickup truck driver after the man became belligerent with emergency personnel at the scene of a collision Aug. 11 in the 1100 block of Avenue K in Marble Falls. The driver was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls. Information about his condition and possible charges is pending. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

After struggle, Marble Falls man detained following collision with cars, utility pole

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  A Marble Falls man could face charges in a case in which he’s accused of driving erratically, crashing into three vehicles and a utility pole, cutting power to several blocks in the city, and resisting officers, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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