Marble Falls news News News By Town Soapbox derby could return to Marble Falls Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 01/22/21 | Alex Copeland The Marble Falls Soapbox Classic adult derby was discontinued in 2020 after its special event permit was denied by the city. File photo Adult soapbox derby racing might make its way back to Marble Falls in October. Mary Kay Ragan, a family nurse practitioner in Plains, Texas, has been working with the city of Marble Falls to bring an adult soapbox derby back to the city. “We’re going to meet with City Council after (Feb.) 11,” Ragan said. “If they give us the go-ahead, we will meet with the merchants that weekend and then we’ll go from there and try to find sponsors.” The Marble Falls Soapbox Classic was discontinued in 2020 after its special event permit was denied by the city. The previous organizers said the permitting process had become difficult and strained. Ragan is not involved with the group that organized the previous event. The event would most likely take place in October rather than in the spring and summer like the previous event. “When we talked to the city, they seemed very positive about the entire situation,” Ragan said. She also mentioned adopting a Halloween theme to go along with the new date. “Our people had talked about doing trunk-or-treating,” she said. “Kids could come by and get candy and that type of stuff.” Ragan learned of the event when visiting family in the area and liked that it was something inexpensive and fun that brought people to the city. “Let’s make it something new or make it funner,” Ragan said. “Something different. Everything can always be reinvented.” email@example.com Alex Copeland See author's posts Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Tags: Marble Falls events, marble falls soapbox classic, Marble Falls soapbox derby Continue Reading Previous Collier Materials files for dredging permits at Lake LBJ site; public can commentNext Rural counties struggle to get vaccines You Might Like Burnet Crime & Courtrooms Featured Story - Home Slider News News By Town Commissioner to be charged with animal cruelty in seized cattle case, sheriff says 10/04/22 | Suzanne Freeman Crime & Courtrooms Featured Story - Home Slider News Burnet High School student charged with making terroristic threat 10/04/22 | Dakota Morrissiey Burnet County Featured Story - Home Slider Government News Burnet County Precinct 3 constable job opens after Leake resigns 10/04/22 | Suzanne Freeman 6 thoughts on “Soapbox derby could return to Marble Falls” M.K.Ragan, can’t you do this in your own community? Let’s not and say you did, you act as if the virus is gone and are already planning on making money to benefit your own. City of Marble Falls, pay attention to your citizens of the City of Marble Falls. People’s expectations are high amid this Pandemic. Lets get this virus under control first so there will be people alive and well to actually attend a large gathering. So is this lady doing it for profit or will she be giving the raised money to local organizations? ATTENTION CITIZENS OF MARBLE FALLS. This woman and her intentions are NOT associated with the non profit group that created and produced the Marble Falls Soapbox Classic event for ten years. The third paragraph, third sentence of the article says “Ragan is not involved with the group that organized the previous event.” Are the financials of the non profit group that previously produced the event available for public review? Good luck! Comments are closed. DailyTrib.com moderates all comments. Comments with profanity, violent or discriminatory language, defamatory statements, or threats will not be allowed. The opinions and views expressed here are those of the person commenting and do not necessarily reflect the official position of DailyTrib.com or Victory Media Marketing.