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Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department recently trained together at the Marble Falls public yard to hone the first responders' skills at accident scenes. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay first responders simulate crash scenes for team training

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — From cutting through metal in a scorched vehicle to rushing a patient into an ambulance, the ability of first responders to successfully accomplish such feats requires regular training as well as experience. (more…)

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Workers prepare the sign at the new Bealls store, 1400 RR 1431 in Marble Falls, which is scheduled for a grand opening April 6. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New Bealls in Marble Falls on schedule to open April 6

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new Bealls store, scheduled to open April 6, will debut in its new location with a number of additional amenities and more space for merchandise, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

Marble Falls ISD board president Rick Edwards resigns

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Rick Edwards, president of the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, submitted his resignation to the full board during the regular March 21 meeting. Edwards stepped down because of family reasons, MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said. (more…)

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Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Police have collected evidence to uncover what they believe to be a prostitution operation potentially involving more than the two people first arrested and suspected of being in the country illegally, according to investigators. (more…)

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Marble Falls police charge two massage parlor workers with prostitution

Marble Falls police charge two massage parlor workers with prostitution

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALL — Investigators closed a massage parlor and arrested two female suspects on prostitution charges after underage clients reported they were touched “sexually” while receiving a massage, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the alcohol license at Mr. B's Sports Bar, 207 Main St. in Marble Falls, from April 4-24 due to an investigation into a fatal accident on Sept. 21, 2014. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

TABC suspends Marble Falls bar’s license due to fatal wreck in 2014

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls bar will have to close its operations for 20 days in April after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended its alcohol license due to an investigation into a 2014 car accident that left a Granite Shoals woman dead. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Police Public Safety Facility is on schedule to be open sometime in September 2017. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls police department draft plans for move to new facility

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As a new public safety facility takes shape, Marble Falls police officials begin steps aimed at a seamless move into the new building in about six months. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man arrested for violating protective order in child sexual assault case

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police arrested a Granite Shoals man March 13 after he allegedly violated a protective order filed against him following an aggravated sexual assault of a child investigation. (more…)

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Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Beekeepers on March 10 were prepping to remove a hive in a tree along the Marble Falls Hike and Bike Trail after the bees became aggressive the day before and stung a woman. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

Granite Shoals man facing more child sexual assault charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Granite Shoals man who says a December charge against him for child molestation was false now faces two more similar counts from two other alleged victims. (more…)

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Chick-Fil-A is expected to be open by summer this year at 2105 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. Photo by Karla Held

Marble Falls sees spike in health and food businesses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As the healthcare industry takes shape in Marble Falls, economic development officials reported an influx in related and ancillary businesses, including specialty clinics, fast-food eateries, and housing developments. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition staff recently earned a perfect score for the second time this year during a recent state inspection of all seven MFISD campus cafeterias. Inspectors put each cafeteria through a 47-point check. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls ISD cafeterias receive perfect grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls school cafeterias nailed perfect scores in both state inspections conducted this academic year. “I cannot say enough good things about my child nutrition staff,” said Mary Davidson, the Marble Falls Independent School District child nutrition director. “It’s all or nothing, and anything short of 100 just doesn’t […]

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Marble Falls EDC lays groundwork for Dallas-based sawmill company

Marble Falls EDC lays groundwork for Dallas-based sawmill company

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A wholesale lumber business is set to cut a new pathway in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park as economic development officials launch plans to extend infrastructure into a new corner of the property. (more…)

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In a deal with Marble Falls, Meadowlakes will use treated wastewater from the neighboring city to irrigate its Hidden Falls Golf Course. File photo

Meadowlakes makes deal with Marble Falls to irrigate golf course

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MEADOWLAKES — Meadowlakes is collaborating with Marble Falls to use treated wastewater to irrigate its golf course, officials say. On Feb. 21, Marble Falls City Council approved the deal with the city of Meadowlakes for a 10-year contract that would supplement the gated community’s current system of irrigating the Meadowlakes-owned […]

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One recommendation in the Marble Falls parks system master plan was renaming all the downtown parks, including Lakeside and Falls Creek, as Johnson Park. File photo

Marble Falls parks master plan sent to city council for vote

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — During a special meeting of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 20, commissioners approved recommending to the city council that it adopt the comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. (more…)

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A truck driver was injured Feb. 23 after the vehicle he was driving toppled onto its side at a convenience store in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Scrap truck rolls over in Marble Falls store parking lot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A truck driver en route to a recycling center is being treated for injuries Feb. 23 after the truck tractor-trailer he was driving rolled over in a convenience store parking lot at the intersection of Avenue Q and RR 1431. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Police Department will become the first agency in Burnet County to utilize a combination body/vehicle camera system for patrol officers. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls police to use integrated body camera/mobile system

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department will purchase a state-of-the-art, integrated body and vehicle camera system to enhance evidence collection and keep officers “honest” on the scene. (more…)

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DPS eyes speed in crash that killed Marble Falls motorcyclist

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine if speed played a factor in a crash Feb. 15 that killed a Marble Falls High School graduate riding a motorcycle on RR 1431 east of the city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Man faces charges in Texas 71 death of mother and son

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SPICEWOOD — A Richardson man faces several charges in the death of two Marble Falls residents after a collision on Texas 71 in Blanco County, jail records confirmed. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

Gregg Ranch developers clear first hurdle to launch 150 lots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  In an effort to launch a large-scale housing project, private developers will fund water and wastewater extensions to the planned Gregg Ranch development at the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71, officials said. (more…)

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A potential apartment project could pop up adjacent to the Marble Falls Public Library. Images courtesy of Coleman Team Realty

Marble Falls paves way for Main Street retail/apartment project

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Lakeway-based developer has unveiled plans for a Main Street retail/apartment project that would expand housing options south of the Marble Falls Public Library but also close a roadway to vehicle traffic, officials say. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Repairs made near Marble Falls’ Johnson Park bridge

The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by […]

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H-E-B sponsoring Marble Falls Spring Break 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B will have an even bigger presence at this year’s Marble Falls Spring Break. The Marble Falls City Council voted Feb. 7 to accept a $2,500 grant from H-E-B to sponsor the city’s Spring Break activities in March. The Parks and Recreation Commission had made the recommendation […]

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One dead, another seriously injured Feb. 4 in downtown Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALL —  A 73-year-old man has died from an apparent heart-related issue at a concert at Uptown Sound Studio on Main Street, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are continuing discussions about the potential relocation of a boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls to help clear the way for hotel/conference center development and pedestrian-centered projects at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls officials eye possible relocation of boat ramp

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have drafted plans to reinvent Lakeside Park — including adding a hotel/conference center — which has hastened the potential relocation of a boat ramp to another area of Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Authorities spotted a possible suspect in an attempted vehicle burglary on surveillance video at a plumbing business in Marble Falls and are asking for the public’s help in capturing him. Courtesy photo

Would-be thief damages work van in Marble Falls break-in attempt

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Authorities have released an image that could provide clues in an attempted work van break-in that damaged the vehicle, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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