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Lake Marble Falls subdivision, city treading rocky road on extension of waterlines

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When the city of Marble Falls annexed the Rocky Road area and Lake Marble Falls subdivision about six years ago to pave the way to annexing the Flat Creek area south of town, the residents didn’t oppose the idea because they thought it would bring additional services and improvements [...]

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Marble Falls council says ‘no’ to $50,000 for landmark signs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Erecting signs to find civic landmarks such as the pavilion, a boat ramp or Historic Main Street in Marble Falls has raised questions about use of capital improvement funds for tourism-related projects, officials say.

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Marble Falls parks discusses tree care program, fenced dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss couldn’t hide the smile on his face. “This is a surprise,” said the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department director as he told the parks and recreation commission that the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. has agreed to give in-kind matching funds to the department. [...]

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Marble Falls EDC hands Scott & White big check for creation of jobs

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a $302,670 reimbursement check Sept. 3 because of the healthcare facility’s creation of 52 jobs this year at the Scott & White Speciality Clinic-Marble Falls, 800 Texas 71 West just off U.S. 281.

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Save the World Brewing Co. holding tasty grand opening

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Its beers are on shelves in Burnet County, Austin, Dallas and Houston, but folks will soon be invited to Save the World Brewing Co. to enjoy its brews on site.

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Marble Falls police charge broken-hearted man with break-ins

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — When a Sana Vida staff member arrived at the business at about 6 a.m. Aug. 20, he noticed a man lying near the front door holding a crow bar in his hand.

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Marble Falls, Burnet leaders praise ruling on school finance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — When State District Judge John Dietz ruled Aug. 28 that the Texas school finance system was unconstitutional, he wasn’t telling local school superintendents something they didn’t already know.

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VIDEO: Marble Falls police Taser knife-throwing suspect

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls police officer used a Taser to subdue a 44-year-old man Aug. 25 after the man threw a knife at officers when they approached him for allegedly smashing windows out of a pickup. Marble Falls police charged Stanley Bernard Abney with aggravated assault against a public servant, [...]

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Marble Falls fire destroys house, cars and leaves five homeless

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A blaze late Aug. 22 destroyed a home and two cars and left a family homeless. Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said fire crews responded to a house fire in the 1600 block of Johnson Street at about 10:30 p.m. But when crews arrived, they found the [...]

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Ex-Marble Falls ISD employee indicted in child sex assault

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former Marble Falls Independent School District employee faces the toughest charge available under state law after allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child and videoing himself doing it.

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Marble Falls ISD creating paths to jobs, careers out of high school

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls High School career and technology teacher Vinny Heller prepares for the new school year, he sees a world of potential for his students. “My vision is, when they leave high school, they’ll have several certifications and can basically step right into the industry and [...]

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Retail ‘gaps’ send Marble Falls residents elsewhere

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A survey and shopping analysis have revealed local residents take their retail, restaurant and other service industry dollars outside Marble Falls, while tourists and residents from neighboring communities comprise the bulk of shoppers who contribute to city’s economy, officials say.

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Colt Elementary student dies in Smithwick ATV accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK — Officials say a 9-year-old boy died Aug. 8 after the ATV he was riding flipped over on private property.

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Marble Falls High School earns five-star rating from TEA

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A few years ago, Marble Falls High School received an “unacceptable” rating from the state, but since that time, the campus staff and students have taken the school from unacceptable to highly rated. The Texas Education Agency released the latest accountability information Aug. 7, and along with earning a [...]

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