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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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Call the Hill Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS (8477) to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a $2,000 reward. Courtesy Photo

Police hunt for serial shoplifter in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are searching for a Wal-Mart theft suspect who has taken nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise over several visits to the store, 2700 U.S. 281, in January and February. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School student arrested after alleged death threats on Facebook

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police arrested a 15-year-old Marble Falls High School student Jan. 29 after he allegedly threatened a teacher and classmates in a Facebook post. Marble Falls Police Lt. Steve Eckstein confirmed the arrest of the youth after officers learned of the alleged threat made through a Facebook post. (more…)

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Marble Falls targets downtown area for revitalization

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — City officials have created a new board to propose public improvement projects in an effort to revitalize the downtown area. (more…)

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Marble Falls dog park should be up and running soon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Even lead organizer Megan Klaeger can’t believe how quickly the Marble Falls Dog Park has come together. (more…)

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Mike Pilley of Mike Pilley Enterprises fueled up Jan. 23 at the Kwik Chek in Marble Falls on Jan. 23. He said he expects the construction industry to eventually feel the sting of falling fuel prices. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

The good and bad news about falling fuel prices in Texas

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Plummeting fuel prices have consumers cheering for unleaded gasoline at less than $2 per gallon while oil and gas producers begin to cut staff, scrap new projects and slash expenses to stay afloat, officials say. (more…)

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Two-car collision on U.S. 281 at Max Starcke Dam Road injures 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A driver told investigators he swerved to miss what he thought was a box in the roadway resulting in a two-car collision that sent six people to Austin-area hospitals Dec. 6, according to a Marble Falls police report. The collision happened just after 7 p.m. that Saturday south of […]

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Photos of Johnson Park from 1930s, 1940s needed for Lone Star Legacy Park designation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss began putting together a proposal to nominate Johnson Park for Lone Star Legacy Park honors, he had a 127 years of history and stories to use, but something was still missing. “We have a lot of stories — […]

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Ball is rolling on possible Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission members all voted “yea” to a possible dog playground, canines across the city wagged their tails in approval. The commission voted unanimously on Nov. 3 to recommend the creation of dog park to the city council. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC director earns international honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The International Economic Development Council recently bestowed the designation of Certified Economic Developer upon Christian Fletcher, the director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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Medical emergency call leads to felony drug arrest in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two people face multiple drug charges after police responded to a medical call Sept. 29 to an apartment on Mustang Drive to not only find a man unresponsive and apparently suffering from a drug overdose but also a quantity of prescription drugs not prescribed to either person. It’s a […]

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