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Applications available for vacant Marble Falls City Council seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS Applications for a vacant Marble Falls City Council seat are available for residents. The deadline to apply for the Place 6 seat is Dec. 31. (more…)

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Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Parks and Rec commissioner resigns over planning and flood concerns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6, citing what he sees as the city’s lack of planning for its green spaces and flood mitigation. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. received a Community Leverage Grant from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. during its regular board meeting Nov. 7. The grant is a match with funds received from the Marble Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax committee to purchase a high-definition projector and an inflatable screen to show free movies in city parks and on the water. Staff photo by Jared Fields

With EDC decision, you could be watching movies on the lake

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Free monthly movies in Marble Falls parks could soon be a regular occurrence after the Economic Development Corp. and Hotel Occupancy Tax committee approved funds for an inflatable screen and a high-definition projector. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for First Baptist Church of Marble Falls to build a new facility to replace Cornerstone Baptist Church, located at 408 Avenue R. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls church closer to new Avenue R mission center after City Council action

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS First Baptist Church of Marble Falls can move forward with a proposed new facility in the 400 block of Avenue R after Marble Falls City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit during its regular meeting Nov. 7. (more…)

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Marble Falls doctor killed in Texas 71 crash in Lakeway

Marble Falls doctor killed in Texas 71 crash in Lakeway

  NOV. 7 UPDATE: Funeral services for Dr. Michael James Babineaux are being handled by Harrell Funeral Home of Austin. Click HERE for an obituary and service information.   FROM STAFF REPORTS A Baylor Scott & White Specialty Clinic-Marble Falls physician died Oct. 29 after a pickup struck his vehicle on Texas 71 in Lakeway. […]

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Megan Klaeger Ruff has resigned from the Marble Falls City Council. Courtesy photo

Klaeger Ruff resigns from Marble Falls City Council, citing move outside of city limits

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Megan Klaeger Ruff resigned from Marble Falls City Council effective Oct. 30. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Texas

August sales tax receipts a mixed bag for Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls’s October state sales tax allocation increased 3 percent from the prior year’s amount, according to the state comptroller’s office. (more…)

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Marble Falls passes rewritten development code, postpones zoning map action

Marble Falls passes rewritten development code, postpones zoning map action

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls City Council took a half-step toward replacing its development code and zoning map during the rescheduled regular meeting Oct. 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

The city of Marble Falls sent out an alert Oct. 20 that the boil water notice has been canceled and city water is safe to drink and use. The city remains under Stage 5 Emergency Water Conditions. Click here to view Stage 5 restrictions.

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When do you need a permit for flood-damaged properties?

FROM THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS: REQUIRES A PERMIT: Roof repair/replacement ALL structural repairs Mechanical system repairs Electrical repairs Plumbing repairs All permit fees related to flood damages that occurred in October 2018 will be waived. It is the city’s goal to ensure any permitted work is built to safe building standards and codes adopted […]

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One of the two pecan trees lost at Johnson Park because of flooding Oct. 16. This tree was growing near the Johnson Park amphitheater and the boat ramp on Backbone Creek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

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Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

From the city of Marble Falls: Recent flooding has caused damage to the city of Marble Falls water plant resulting in the implementation of Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan. Residents must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately. According to the city’s plan, nonessential usage includes: irrigation of […]

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Volunteers were preparing to feed lunch to people at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls flood shelter. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS: Where to drop off donations or volunteer in Marble Falls area

OCT. 18: INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO People can always count on Highland Lakes residents to pitch in when times are tough, and the recent destructive flooding is one of those times. (more…)

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Marble Falls and Kingsland issue boil water notices for residents

The Kingsland Water Supply Corp. and the city of Marble Falls have issued boil water notices for residents. In Kingsland, bottled water is available at First Baptist Church, 3435 RR 1431. The following notice received Oct. 17 is from the Marble Falls Police Department Communications Division: Due to conditions that indicate the potability of the drinking […]

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A sales office opened this week at 108 Main St. for a planned development next to the Marble Falls Public Library called the Lofts at 99 Main. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Latest ‘sign’ of development in downtown Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The next step in the evolution of downtown Marble Falls came earlier this week when the sales office opened for the Lofts at 99 Main. (more…)

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Jardin Corona Mexican Restaurant will be the newest addition to the Marble Falls food scene in early 2019. The restaurant is the latest in a list of new restaurants in the Highland Lakes. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Downtown Marble Falls Mexican food eatery latest in list of area restaurant additions

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Foodies in the Highland Lakes can look forward to one new addition coming to downtown Marble Falls in early 2019. (more…)

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Brian Murphy (left) and Lewis Fletcher, both of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, Chelsea Seiter-Weatherford, GIS analyst for the city of Marble Falls, and Monique Breaux, administrative assistant of the Parks and Recreation and Water departments, are using their smartphones to pinpoint their exact location in Marble Falls City Cemetery through the city’s new online mapping system. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls cemetery mapping system more user-friendly; parks improvements continue

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed several important items during its regular meeting Oct. 1, including the online map of Marble Falls City Cemetery, Phase 1A of improvements at Lakeside and Johnson parks, and Spring Break 2019.  (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council chambers were at capacity for the Oct. 2 regular meeting as residents, landowners, and representatives came for two public hearings on proposed changes to the city’s zoning code and map. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Packed house at Oct. 2 public hearings on Marble Falls zoning map and codes

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Not only were the Marble Falls City Council chambers full, but at least a dozen other people spilled out into the hallway during the Oct. 2 regular meeting for public hearings about proposed changes to the city’s zoning map and and zoning codes. (more…)

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A $553,968 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to Marble Falls Fire Rescue will enable the department to add three firefighters. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls Fire Rescue can hire 3 firefighters with Department of Homeland Security grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A Department of Homeland Security grant will enable Marble Falls Fire Rescue to add three firefighters to the department, putting an additional crew member on each shift. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan during its Sept. 18 regular meeting. The council increased a committee recommendation from $250,000 to $550,000 for upcoming improvements to the 10-acre Park View Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls City Council settles on tax rate, more than doubles funding for park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council tackled several budgetary-related items during its regular Sept. 18 meeting, including adopting a 2018-19 tax rate. (more…)

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Marble Falls sale tax allocation in July up slightly from 2017

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls’s state sales tax allocation in July increased slightly from the previous year. The September payment — based on July receipts — was up 1.92 percent to $736,295.41. (more…)

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Police: Driver ‘fell asleep’ in head-on collision on RR 2147

Police: Driver ‘fell asleep’ in head-on collision on RR 2147

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — A two-vehicle, head-on collision on RR 2147 at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 sent two people to Austin-area hospitals by non-emergency transport. (more…)

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The remains of the city of Marble Falls tennis court at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

City tennis, basketball courts being removed at Lakeside Park as part of upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The tennis court at Lakeside Park is being removed as part of Phase 1A upgrades to Lakeside Park. (more…)

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The corner of Main and Second streets will be one of the first to be improved as part of the upcoming Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) projects. New rails will be installed or replaced from the corner all the way to the alley. The project is expected to begin later this fall. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TIRZ board discusses Marble Falls downtown coordinator opening, upcoming projects

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) board members discussed their upcoming projects and heard the first update on the city’s search to fill its new downtown coordinator position. (more…)

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New zoning map and districts coming for Marble Falls property owners; public hearing Oct. 2

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Almost 2,500 Marble Falls property owners will begin receiving notices this week about an overhaul to the city’s zoning code and map that has been 10 years in the making. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented a $72,994.34 check to Baylor Scott & White Health as the final payment in a $2.5 million agreement for providing new jobs and extending utilities after opening its Marble Falls hospital in 2012. Pictured are EDC board members Ryan Nash (left), EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher, John Packer, Bramer Owens of Baylor Scott & White Health, Steve Reitz, Lindsay Plante, Jane Marie Hurst, Chris Beck of Baylor Scott & White Health, Mark Mayfield, and Judy Miller. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls EDC hears updates on hospital job creation, new brewery, city projects

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board members heard updates about city projects, the progress of Baylor Scott & White, and a new brewery at their regular meeting Sept. 5. (more…)

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