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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities believe a dryer could be to blame for a fire on June 14 that destroyed a home on Los Escondidos and required several agencies to contain it. (more…)

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Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have launched steps to implement a blueprint for growth and development in Marble Falls with a hotel and conference center project just off Main Street at the core of the plans. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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The Phoenix Center staff — including executive director Sarah Garrett and therapy dog Mabel — are participating in the International Neurosequential Model Symposium in Banff, Alberta, Canada, on June 8-10. Several staff members are also presenting at the symposium, which focuses on childhood trauma therapy. Courtesy photo

Phoenix Center taking part in international childhood trauma symposium

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Sarah Garrett, executive director of the Phoenix Center, learned about the innovative work Dr. Bruce D. Perry was doing in childhood trauma and care, she knew it was something from which the Marble Falls facility and its patients could benefit. (more…)

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'Suspicious activity' reported before mobile home fire

‘Suspicious activity’ reported before mobile home fire

UPDATE The Marble Falls fire marshal on June 7 charged a Temple man with arson in connection with the mobile home fire. Adam Tijerina, 51, was initially arrested June 6 by Marble Falls police on a public intoxication charge at another location but now faces the additional arson charge. He remains in the Burnet County […]

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H-E-B officials announced June 1 that a new and bigger store will be built adjacent to the current store on RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New and bigger H-E-B coming to Marble Falls at 1431 location

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B shoppers wanting more choices and space are going to get those when the Texas grocery chain builds a new and bigger store in Marble Falls. (more…)

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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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