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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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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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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

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

4-story parking garage could take spot next to Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have unveiled plans for a proposed parking garage north of a potential hotel/conference center project on Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. property adjacent to Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Data gathered counting boat ramp use in Marble Falls compared boating activity at the community’s amenities located in three parks, including Johnson Park. Photo copyright of city of Marble Falls

Survey says most popular boat ramp in Marble Falls is …

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The results of a camera-tracked survey that collected usage data revealed that Johnson Park has the most-used boat ramp — and the set-to-be-relocated Lakeside Park’s ramp is not far behind. (more…)

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The Falls Creek Park and Skatepark in Marble Falls gets a lot of use by local skaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks department celebrates 10 years of growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss smiled as he thought back to one of his favorite days as the parks and recreation director for the city of Marble Falls, the day Falls Creek Park and Skatepark had its official grand opening Oct. 16, 2010. (more…)

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Tony Nandin Jr. (left) uses a hammer to remove one of the bars on the wooden playscape in Johnson Park as his dad, Tony Sr., watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Old playscape removed from Marble Falls’ Johnson Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The wooden playscape that’s been in Johnson Park for about three decades was being deconstructed May 19 by Tony Nandin and his son, Tony Nandin Jr., to be transported to its new home in Brady. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (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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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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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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A new playscape at Johnson Park in Marble Falls was installed Feb. 2. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New playscape installed at Johnson Park in Marble Falls

MARBLE FALLS — A work crew installed a new playscape at Johnson Park on Feb. 1. The total cost for the one-of-a-kind Burke-brand playscape from Fun Abounds Inc., including use of the company’s personnel to build the equipment to federal standards, is $79,000. (more…)

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Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new playscape at Johnson Park will be unique to the city of Marble Falls. That’s the word from Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls parks technician Brian Murphy places a soundboard on a wall in the Westside Park Community Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls getting parks in shape as residents enjoy warm weather

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the warm weather in late December at city parks in Marble Falls. Amid children cavorting on playscapes, couples enjoying picnics, and boaters launching from docks, the parks and recreation department staff is busy with renovations, including improvements to the […]

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Marble Falls parks commission seeks younger perspective

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission has an open spot. And if you have time between lunch and fifth-period chemistry, the position could be yours. Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss pitched the idea of filling the commission opening with a high school student. Teenagers have […]

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While Marble Falls officials ‘explored’ the idea of moving the Falls Creek Skatepark from its Yett Street location, which is near the site of a future hotel and conference center, Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss said the city never got to the point ‘where we said we were going to demolish the skatepark.’ Staff photo by Jared Fields

Falls Creek skatepark staying put, say city officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After careful thought and many conversations, the skatepark in Falls Creek Park will remain at its current location at 900 Yett St. That was the word from city of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss during the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation […]

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Peek into the future of Marble Falls parks at open house Nov. 29

Peek into the future of Marble Falls parks at open house Nov. 29

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Parkgoers in Marble Falls will soon get a glimpse into the future. Halff Associates was hired in April to create a comprehensive plan for the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, which included a community survey this summer on changes residents would like to see in the […]

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A family enjoy a day of fishing at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. People using Marble Falls parks who responded to an online survey in August ranked a water park, upgrades, more events, and a public beach as some of things they thought would improve the city's parks and recreation system. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Water park, beach, more events top list for Marble Falls parks users

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — No matter where in the Highland Lakes people live, they agree on one thing: They want more from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation system. That’s according to results from an online survey that Halff Associates presented to the city’s parks advisory committee Oct. 24. (more…)

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Residents can give their input on Marble Falls’ parks and recreation outlook plan, which will help determine changes to local facilities such as Lakeside Park. Staff photo by David Bean

Survey to help shape future of Marble Falls parks

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls leaders are asking Highland Lakes residents to share their opinions on the city’s parks and recreation outlook plan. Mayor John Packer said the plan’s purpose is to create a clear set of objectives and provide direction for the parks and recreation system for the short […]

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Young soccer players learn dribbling skills during a camp conducted by counselor James Pritchard of ChallengerSports.com on ‘The Greens’ soccer fields, located on Avenue K in Marble Falls. Youth sports leaders want the city to improve The Greens’ facilities and add more fields as part of the update to the Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls looks at parks plan update

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department is entering its busiest summer in several years, and it’s not only because of the increased use of recreational activities. (more…)

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Commissioners hitting pavement for input on Marble Falls green spaces

Commissioners hitting pavement for input on Marble Falls green spaces

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With the city of Marble Falls eyeing a possible hotel and conference center amid three key parks, it’s time for residents to give their two cents (and more) on how they envision the future of the green spaces. And the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners will […]

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Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

Marble Falls looks to improve parks with possible conference center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With talk of a coming hotel and conference center between Main Street and Lakeside Park, officials are eyeing what that means for city parks. “It’s right in the heart of our parks system,” said Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss about the possible center. “There’s […]

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After three years of trying, Johnson Park in Marble Falls is receiving a Lone Star Legacy Park designation from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. Staff photo by David Bean

Marble Falls parks see low crime; Johnson Park gets statewide honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Crime in the city parks doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming problem, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre presented an incidents report of three parks to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Marble Falls looks at opening up softball field to more sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioners voted to continue a discussion on turning Johnson Park softball field into a multipurpose facility. The commission aims to invite leaders of the area’s community sports leagues to a workshop at a later date. During their regular meeting Dec. 7, commissioners […]

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Marble Falls council gets first look at proposed park facility fees

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council, on the first reading, passed updated rental fees for parks and recreation department facilities during its regular meeting Oct. 20. Those fees are for Westside Park Community Hall and pavilions and Johnson Park softball field, amphitheater and pavilions. (more…)

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Parks commissioners worry facility rental fees too high

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After hearing some possible proposed fees for city park facilities, several Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission members slowed down those moves citing several reasons, including the impact on local families. The commission reviewed two staff proposals during its regular Oct. 5 meeting. (more…)

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