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Marble Falls leaders recently released a state-of-the-city report featuring the city's financial health, projects and business prospects. The report stated a Chick-fil-A, proposed in the 2100 block of U.S. 281, is expected to break ground in the early part of 2017, while Burger King officials are considering the southwest corner (pictured) of U.S. 281 and RR 1431. Staff photo

Marble Falls unveils timing of Chick-fil-A, Burger King and more projects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An annual state-of-the-city report has revealed business prospects for Marble Falls as well as its financial health, future and ongoing projects in the community, according to the document. (more…)

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A Jeep Cherokee remained wedged in a cedar tree Aug. 18, a day after two men rescued a woman swept about 100 yards from a flooded low-water crossing. Courtesy photo

Heavy rain leads to swiftwater rescues in Tobyville and Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER TOBYVILLE — Emergency crews and good samaritans rescued motorists Aug. 17 in two incidents as swift water from torrential rain the past several days overtook a number of low-water crossings across the area, officials say. (more…)

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Officials with a rock-crushing facility and quarry operation have resubmitted an application for expansion, raising the ire of nearby residents who expressed concerns about water and air quality. File photo

Marble Falls quarry again seeks to expand, raising environmental concerns

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A rock quarry has rekindled its efforts to expand in two areas in Burnet County while opponents say they have yet to give up the fight to protect air and water quality. (more…)

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Puffy’s burglarized; one suspect reportedly points gun at officers during car chase

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two men suspected of burglarizing a Cottonwood Shores business took law enforcement on an early morning chase Aug. 17 with one suspect allegedly pointing a gun at officers before police finally stopped the two. (more…)

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Residents Charlotte Bales Dilworth of Kingsland and her sister, Brenda Bales Jefferson, posed with Spirt of Texas drag boat racer Scott Lumbert during LakeFest weekend Aug. 12 -14 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. Lumbert is recovering from injuries after a incident Aug. 14 during a pass in the top fuel hydro category. Courtesy photo

Drag boat racer in ICU after incident at Marble Falls LakeFest

UPDATE: As of Aug. 19, Scott Lumbert’s condition has improved and the swelling on his brain has subsided, according to a statement by his wife, Lynn Lumbert. Doctors also removed his chest tube. He remains at an Austin-area hospital recovering from injuries related to the drag boat crash. FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A […]

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Residents have complained to the city of Marble Falls about a half-block-long stucco wall in the 1500 block of RR 1431, the site of a proposed new Bealls department store under construction, but the developer says await the finished product. Staff photo

New Bealls building faces public criticism regarding 1431 view

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Construction of a side wall on the proposed new Bealls store on RR 1431 has prompted a torrent of complaints to city officials and on social media that have been critical of the current aesthetics as well as the developer’s decision to position the building’s storefront away […]

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Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

Marble Falls set to OK $6.5M bond for hotel/conference center

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A hotel/conference center to be located adjacent to Lakeside Park is expected to get its first monetary boost toward construction in the form of a $6.5 million bond, according to Marble Falls officials. (more…)

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Growth, aging lines could lead to water, wastewater rate increases

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Growing demand and aging infrastructure are two main reasons Marble Falls city leaders are eyeing rate increases for water and wastewater. (more…)

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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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