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Marble Falls boy shares rare disease, strong will with Dallas Cowboy

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bobby Shirley, president of Burnet Bulldogs Tackle Football, wanted to do something to help the Thompson family. Joel Thompson, 6, a Marble Falls Elementary School student, began playing for Shirley this season after battling anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis two years ago.

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Moonlight Madness shopping event in Marble Falls offers great deals, fun

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The countdown has begun for the annual Marble Falls shopping extravaganza as merchants and shoppers get ready for a day of fun with lots of deals, enticements and even some costumes.

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ArtFrog Art Academy keeping ‘lost arts’ thriving with festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Are you looking for a new hobby? Or maybe you want to explore your creative side but can’t really figure out how. Why not check out one of the “vanishing” crafts during a free workshop and demonstration at the ArtFrog Art Academy on Oct. 18?

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Sculpture on Main set for viewing

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Seven years ago, Marble Falls held its first Sculpture on Main. The idea, while new at the time, brought a sense of creativity to downtown. But instead of directing people into art galleries, organizers took the art to the streets.

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Water skiing and Jesus — organization offers both to special group

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you notice an influx of boats on Lake Marble Falls and its beaches in Johnson Park this week, it’s all because some folks want to share a lot of love and the word of God with some special people. And they do it through a little […]

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Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club holding 5k and children’s mile April 26

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club invites runners to “Race Like A Champion” by participating in its first 5k run April 26. The club also created a Purple Pony Mile for children, which will be conducted before the adult race. “I wanted to do (the 5k) last […]

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Faith Academy schools canceled; Llano ISD on two-hour delay

MARBLE FALLS — Several area schools are canceling classes for Jan. 28 due to inclement weather. Marble Falls, Burnet and Faith Academy officials announced the cancellation of classes the morning of Jan. 28. Llano school district is on a two-hour delay. A band of wintery mix during the overnight hours brought freezing temperature and sleet […]

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Marble Falls community takes part in National Night Out on Oct. 1

PHOTO 1: Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway posed with one of the emergency services teaching tools during National Night Out on Oct. 1 at Westside Park in Marble Falls. Courtesy photos PHOTO 2: Marble Falls Police Department National Night Out coordinators Amanda Langley and Brooke Hanson volunteered at a booth during the Oct. 1 event that featured police, fire and EMS […]

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Marble Falls sticks with current property tax rate; officials see economic growth

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The City Council voted Aug. 6 to keep the current property tax rate of 64.83 cents per $100 valuation for the next fiscal budget. “Basically, by leaving the tax rate the same, if somebody’s property value didn’t increase, then their (city) tax bill won’t either,” City Manager […]

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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Spelunking in, under and around Marble Falls

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature. And at this time of year, it’s a great way to take a cool break from the summer heat. The easiest place to go down under in the Highland Lakes is at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Daily […]

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Spike in utility cost, upgrades hasten senior center fundraising

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Rising utility bills and building projects at the Senior Activity Center have prompted officials to make a push for more fundraising.

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Legendary Mustang Taylor celebrates 85th birthday

Legendary former Mustang football running back John “Sonny” Taylor celebrates his 85th birthday recently.

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Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite Mountain quarry.

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