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A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

No one injured as pickup smashes into boutique

A Dodge pickup crashed into the front doors of Bargain Boutique, located in the 1100 block of RR 1431 in Marble Falls, at about 5:30 p.m. April 26. The woman who was driving told police she thought she had put the vehicle in reverse when the accident happened. No one was injured. Staff photo

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Marble Falls police investigate possible kidnapping; girl is safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department is currently investigating allegations of a kidnapping early April 24 on the west side of the city. (more…)

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Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

Marble Falls celebrates Johnson Park’s legacy honor

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Bessie Jackson recounted how Johnson Park impacted the Marble Falls community, she shared the story of how, more than 120 years ago, the congregation of St. Frederick Baptist Church first met under some trees in the park. She quickly pointed out that the park hasn’t just welcomed church […]

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Toss your bulky trash during Spring Clean-Up in Marble Falls, April 18-22

Toss your bulky trash during Spring Clean-Up in Marble Falls, April 18-22

MARBLE FALLS — Spring means it’s time for spring cleaning, including getting rid of bulky trash. While it might be easy to see what needs to be thrown out, finding a place that will take the trash can be more daunting. But the city of Marble Falls has the answer for residents: the annual Spring […]

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'Habitual DWI offender' gets 60 years in Burnet County case

‘Habitual DWI offender’ gets 60 years in Burnet County case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 53-year-old woman who authorities described as a “habitual DWI offender” is heading to prison after a Burnet County jury on April 5 recommended a punishment of 60 years behind bars. State District Judge Alan Garrett followed up with the jury’s decision and sentenced Luann Penny to the six-decade term. (more…)

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A Marble Falls businessman has purchased an 111-year-old home to save it from demolition. His plans include moving it four blocks away to refurbish and keep it as a dwelling for his family. Staff photo by Connie Swinne

Businessman plans to refurbish Marble Falls parsonage with historic roots

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — On the brink of demolition, a local businessman has purchased and expects to breathe new life into an historical home that once served as a parsonage for a church. (more…)

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Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALL — For several years, Stuart and Rebecca Nunnally looked at the laundry mat on some property on Avenue H adjacent to Second Street and wondered about the land’s possibility. But a long-term lease kept the property as a laundry mat. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomed new Fire Chief Russell Sander, who has been on the job for one week. Sander, who is from the Taylor area, came to the community from Missouri City outside Houston, where he served as chief over a department of 77 firefighters. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls hires new fire chief, separates fire marshal position

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander summed up his professional philosophy with something he recalled one of his trainers saying. “He said the word ‘service is in fire service,’ and that’s what we’re here to do,” Sander said. “What we’re here on Earth to do is […]

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Marble Falls’ Spring Break 2016 features free fun for the kids

Marble Falls’ Spring Break 2016 features free fun for the kids

Marble Falls Parks and Recreation has a full week of free fun lined up for the kids during Spring Break including 3-on-3 basketball, disc golf, a movie, games, food and more. Go to 101HighlandLakes.com to see the full story and browse other Spring Break opportunities.

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Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As contractors clear the way for a city street relocation, workers started tearing down two adjacent businesses March 1 to make way for new private development. (more…)

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Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

Employment fair can help job seekers climb ‘career lattice’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Employers from across the Hill Country are invited to participate in the next Job Fair hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area on April 6. The event is at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive. There is no cost to employers or job seekers to attend. (more…)

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His Joshua House to be welcome place for men with addictions

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Kevin Pool recalled the day a man basically stumbled into his auto body shop. “It was 36 days ago today,” Pool said, standing in a vacant building he and a group of others have envisioned as His Joshua House. “He was just a mess from his addiction. But he […]

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Higher rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls, went into effect Jan. 20 after a vote by the Marble Falls City Council on Jan. 19. File photo

Marble Falls votes to raise rental fees for Lakeside Pavilion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council approved raising the rental fee of Lakeside Pavilion during its regular meeting Jan. 19. The new fees went into effect Jan. 20, though the city will honor signed contracts made with individuals and groups before the council’s vote, Parks and Recreation Director […]

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Sexual assault prevention workshop to train girls in self-defense techniques

MARBLE FALLS — To help girls and women better protect themselves, the Burnet 4-H Horse Club is hosting a sexual assault prevention workshop The workshop is 1-4 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Marble Falls Athletic Club, 2312 U.S. 281 North. It will be taught by Ryan Hardy, chairman of the board for Krav Maga in […]

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Paul Devoe was convicted in 2009 for the murder of two Jonestown teenagers. He also was charged in the killing of Marble Falls bartender Michael Allred. File photo

Texas court denies condemned murderer Paul Devoe’s appeal

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Paul Gilbert Devoe, 50, sits on death row after a Travis County jury in 2009 found him guilty of killing two teenage girls in Jonestown in 2007. (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Sgt. Robert Talamantes and Officer Aaron Garcia are credited with saving a man’s life Dec. 7 at the Burnet County Courthouse.

Marble Falls officers’ quick actions save man’s life in courthouse

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Officials have credited the “quick and decisive action” of two Marble Falls police officers for recently saving a man’s life at the Burnet County Courthouse. The incident happened the morning of Dec. 7 when a middle-aged man was stricken with what appeared to be a heart-related problem while he was […]

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The annual Tree of Angels ceremony is 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Marble Falls Church of Christ.

Tree of Angels ceremony remembers lives lost to violence

MARBLE FALLS — While the holiday season is typically joyful, many people this time of year feel the loss of someone taken from them through violence. But thanks to the dedication of the Hill Country Survivors of Violent Crime, those families have a place and time they can honor their loved ones. (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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Marble Falls city staff have proposed relocating Avenue N at RR 1431 to ease congestion and coincide with a developer’s potential expansion project and a Texas Department of Public Safety traffic light replacement plan. Staff graphic by David Bean

Marble Falls, developer and TxDOT partner on new H-E-B entryway

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have released a time schedule for the relocation of a street in an attempt to ease congestion and accommodate a developer with possible expansion plans on the H-E-B grocery store property, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls man dies after being hit by 18-wheeler on U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROUND MOUNTAIN — A Marble Falls man died Nov. 24 after an 18-wheeler rear-ended his vehicle on U.S. 281 south of Texas 71 near the Burnet-Blanco county line, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The report stated the collision, involving three vehicles, happened at 7:44 a.m. about four-tenths of a mile […]

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Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While plans for a potential $35 million hotel/conference center near downtown take shape, a city commissioner questions whether economic development leaders have considered the impact on traffic, wages and housing as the project moves forward. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. interviewed three potential developers in October […]

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Funding for public input, surveys and meetings has breathed new life into a proposed bridge project connecting RR 1431 West of Marble Falls to RR 2147 west in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo

Bridge across river to Horseshoe Bay would bypass Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN— A proposal for an $18.3 million bridge connecting an area west of Marble Falls to Horseshoe Bay gained steam as a state agency approved funding for public outreach and surveys for the project, officials said. (more…)

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Vape shop owner arrested in seizure of Colorado-bought pot products

Vape shop owner arrested in seizure of Colorado-bought pot products

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After the arrest of the owner of a Marble Falls vapor shop in possession of a large quantity of suspected edible marijuana products, one of his competitors was worried the incident might not be good for business. (more…)

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Members of the Marble Falls High School theater arts department on Nov. 8 delivered more than 1,800 pounds of food to The Helping Center of Marble Falls during a community-wide push to replenish the facility’s shelves. Pictured are Taylor Wimbish (left), Holden Fox, Ellie Isaack, Lupita Mora, Petra Mora, Phoebe Greening and theater arts director Jon Clark. Courtesy photo

In November, Helping Center receives $5,000, thousands of pounds of food

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — From first-responder agencies and churches to schools and service groups, a request for help prompted a quick response and a huge haul of food and other donations for The Helping Center of Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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The Lowe’s Foundation recently donated money, supplies and services to construct a new shed on the grounds of the Open Door Recovery House in Marble Falls. Pictured are Chris Clendennen, Open Door board president; Donna Meyn, board member/administrative assistant; Paula Mays-Hall, executive director; Cheryl Fernandes, board vice president; Rebecca Luebcke, Lowe’s human resources manager; and Lowe’s customer services associates Matthew Doerfler, Ashley Votruba and Katie Wilde. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls Lowe’s partners with addiction recovery house for women

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Clearing the way for something as simple as a new shed at Open Door Recovery House has motivated board members, a local home improvement store and volunteers to get their hands dirty for a facility that helps women clean up their lives. (more…)

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JUAN JOSE RAMIREZ SR.

Man sentenced to 10 years for attacking ex-wife at Marble Falls home

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — According to prosecutors, on Aug. 7, 2013, Juan Jose Ramirez Sr. attacked his ex-wife, ambushing her outside her Marble Falls home and holding a large kitchen knife against her throat. (more…)

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