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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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On Nov. 2, Rebecca Luebcke, Lowe’s human resources manager (background kneeling), along with Lowe’s customer services associates Katie Wilde (standing) and Asley Votruba volunteered to paint a new shed paid for by the Lowe’s Foundation for the Marble Falls Open Door Recovery House, which helps women overcoming addiction.

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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