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‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

‘No gun’ signs at MayFest lead to staff training on state law

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The “illegal” posting of gun prohibition signs at the recent MayFest has prompted Marble Falls  leaders and chamber of commerce officials to adopt written policy and/or train staff about the state law on behalf of gun license holders, officials say. (more…)

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Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

Marble Falls police talk armed man out of his house

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A four-hour armed standoff in the 1100 block of Mulberry Drive in Marble Falls ended peaceably after officers were able to get the suspect to surrender. (more…)

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Texas Fire Inspectors clarifies role, changing name due to residents’ confusion

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A private company has vowed to change its name after residents voiced confusion about its role regarding fire safety when soliciting local businesses, officials say. (more…)

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Lacey, a blue Lacy dog owned by George Ortiz, suffered a broken hip and other injuries after a car struck her on Second Street along Westside Park in Marble Falls. Ortiz accepts he’s responsible since she was off her leash at the time, but he’s noticed drivers aren’t quite aware of what’s going on around them in the vicinity of the park. Ortiz is concerned for the safety of the people from the area who walk to the park. There are no crosswalks or even sidewalks on or along Second Street near Westside Park. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

After dog is struck by car, resident raises Westside Park traffic concern

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s part of the regular routine of George Ortiz and his dog, Lacey. Before heading to work in the morning, he puts the leash on her and then walks from his house off Avenue P through a piece of property that comes out on Second Street across from Westside […]

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Fund offers new way to contribute to Marble Falls library

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re looking for a way to support the Marble Falls Public Library, the Friends group has teamed up with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund to give you a new way to do just that. (more…)

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Heavy equipment and crews prepare a parcel of land in the 1300 block of Max Copeland Drive behind The Home Depot in Marble Falls for the future The Homestead at Mormon Mill, a multi-family complex that could eventually bring 130-150 residential units to the city. This is one of two multi-family complexes on the books for the area. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls adding 350 apartment units, two food courts

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Housing in Marble Falls could be described as “tight.” Especially for people on middle- and low-income budgets. But thanks to two projects in the works, there are 350 more residential units on the horizon. (more…)

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New Mexico police charge two in Marble Falls graduate’s death

New Mexico police charge two in Marble Falls graduate’s death

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR TAOS, New Mexico — Though Naomi Chaney’s apparent death occurred almost 700 miles from the Highland Lakes, its impact wasn’t lost over the distance. (more…)

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Marble Falls neighborhoods can take part in beautification contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Now that the city of Marble Falls has created a Keep Marble Falls Beautiful subcommittee, officials are celebrating with the first Community Pride Spring Clean Beautification Award, which will be given to a neighborhood. Officials want residents to take before and after photos of their neighborhoods to […]

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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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An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the break but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An employee inside the building whose desk was near the window the car crashed into was treated for a minor non-life-threatening injury. Staff photo

Man crashes car into Texas Oncology in Marble Falls

An 83-year-old Horseshoe Bay man sustained minor injuries May 4 after his vehicle crashed at about 9:20 a.m. into the Texas Oncology facility, located in the 1100 block of Mission Hills Drive in Marble Falls. The driver told officers he had meant to hit the brake but instead pressed on the gas pedal and accelerated. An […]

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James Anthony Walker, 34, of Marble Falls was arrested during a traffic stop April 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Horseshoe Bay traffic stop results in cocaine and marijuana arrest

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — What started as a minor traffic violation April 30 on RR 2147 West resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect with a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

Burnet County quarry expansion protest prompts public meeting

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A proposed quarry expansion and the potential increase in the amount of dust from rock-crushing operations prompted a group of landowners to protest an air quality permit by APAC Texas LLC before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (more…)

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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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