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Authorities have issued warrants for the arrests of two people involved in a police chase and a vehicle rollover into a house May 19 in the 2000 block of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Arrest warrants issued after police chase ends with car crashing into business

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police have issued warrants for the arrests of two people who evaded a traffic stop May 19 and crashed into a horse trailer and, eventually, a business under renovation, according to a Marble Falls Police Department media release. (more…)

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A proposed rock crusher and quarry operation south of the Texas 71 and U.S. 281 intersection drew protests from residents. A lawsuit filed by the city of Marble Falls, two property owners, and a residential development challenged the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s permitting process. A recent opinon by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in favor of TCEQ, but the plaintiffs said they’ll keep pressing legal action. File photo

Mining opponents vow to continue lawsuit after AG opinion favors TCEQ permit process

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a planned rock crushing facility south of Marble Falls vowed May 17 to continue with a lawsuit aimed at halting mining operations, despite the Texas attorney general’s defense of the state’s permitting process. (more…)

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Marble Falls police are looking for the owner of a firearm left behind at an H-E-B checkout line, apparently by a customer. File photo

Marble Falls H-E-B staff find handgun left at register by customer

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This article reflects a clarification May 14 of the license to carry concealed firearms and open carry laws as detailed by state law.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are looking for the owner of a firearm left in a closed container at an H-E-B checkout lane May 10, […]

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DEA program takes old, unwanted prescription meds off streets

DEA program takes old, unwanted prescription meds off streets

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities on April 28 will target prescription drugs flooding the street market through a national take-back program with drop-off locations in Burnet and Marble Falls. (more…)

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After a contentious battle with environmentally minded protestors, the 519-acre site of a proposed rock crusher just off Texas 71 south of U.S. 281 now dons a 'For Sale' sign. Courtesy photo

Planned rock crusher site ‘for sale’ after fight with anti-mining foes

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Mining industry opponents have turned up the heat with a petition calling for a statewide moratorium on quarry permits as an embattled rock crushing operation put its 518-acre proposed site up for sale. (more…)

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A gas pump at Kwik Chek Exxon convenience store in Marble Falls was closed after a credit card-skimming device was found attached to it. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Credit card skimmer found on gas pump at Marble Falls Exxon station

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities removed a credit card-skimming device found inside a gas pump at a Marble Falls station April 24. Investigators believe the culprit might have had a key to open the equipment without disturbing the seal. (more…)

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Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two women in their 70s were sent to an emergency room April 17 with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at the entryway of a roadside park on RR 1431 West, officials said. (more…)

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100-acre brush blaze east of Marble Falls sparks fire danger warning

100-acre brush blaze east of Marble Falls sparks fire danger warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY JONESTOWN — A 100-acre brush fire off RR 1431 east of Marble Falls, which resulted in injuries to at least two firefighters, prompted Burnet County officials on April 12 to ask residents not to burn outdoors for the next couple of days due to the fire danger. (more…)

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A Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner asked city leaders to study how conditions upstream from Johnson Park could impact planned park improvements in the event of a significant flood. Commissioner Steve Hurst pointed out that debris around the Avenue N low-water crossing could impact both flooding at that location as well as downstream in the Johnson Park vicinity. File photo

Marble Falls parks commissioner raises flooding concerns at meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While city leaders discussed utility work to support proposed park improvements, one Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner urged they address a potential flooding risk that could wipe out any park upgrades. (more…)

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Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Officers on routine patrol arrested two suspects April 1 after witnessing pickup trucks “racing down” U.S. 281 in the heart of Marble Falls, according to a police report. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added this Ford F550 brush truck to its fleet thanks to a $100,000 grant from Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. The Marble Falls department contributed to the purchase through fundraising efforts and Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6. The new vehicle replaced a 1997 Ford F350 brush truck. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Area VFD purchases new brush truck with forest service grant

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added a nice tool to its firefighting toolbox thanks in part to a cost-share grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. (more…)

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Rabid wildlife reported in Burnet and Marble Falls prompts alert

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of tests on skunks captured in Burnet and Marble Falls have come back positive for rabies, prompting an alert from public safety officials. (more…)

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TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY TOBYVILLE — A mining company recently received permit approval to crush mined rock at one of its existing quarries in Burnet County, pending an April 2 “motion to overturn” deadline. (more…)

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MFISD bus driver recognized with two awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District board members celebrated one of the district’s bus drivers with two honors during the regular trustees’ meeting March 20. Paula Smith earned the district’s Living the Vision Award as well as the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas Bus Driver of the Year. (more…)

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Marble Falls police discovered March 20 that a suspicious package left the day before at a Marble Falls car wash was an ‘innocent happenstance.’

Marble Falls police: ‘Suspicious package’ actually discarded school project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators revealed March 20 that a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation and brought a bomb squad to the city was actually a discarded high school project left beside a car wash trash can, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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A report of a suspicious package at a car wash on Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls prompted police to close a three-block area of the roadway and request a bomb squad. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

UPDATE: No bomb found at Marble Falls car wash; scene cleared and road opened

UPDATE: Marble Falls police are continuing their investigation following a report of a suspicious package after explosives specialists determined a cardboard box wrapped in duct tape was not a bomb. Bomb specialists from the Austin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety cleared the scene at a Marble Falls car wash on Mormon Mill […]

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A vehicle burglary suspect was caught on a surveillance camera taking items out of unlocked vehicles March 14-15 in a neighborhood in the southeast corner of the RR 1431-U.S. 281 intersection in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Suspect sought in five vehicle burglaries in one night in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police need the public’s help in finding a man caught on surveillance video burglarizing at least five vehicles in a neighborhood southeast of the heart of the city. The incidents happened overnight from March 14 to March 15 in and around Sixth Street, adjacent to U.S. 281. (more…)

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Texas A&M Forest Service Wildland Urband Interface specialist Jake Gosschalk clears some underbrush March 14 adjacent to the Marble Falls High School auditorium. The forest service crew, along with Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department members, created a 30-foot ‘defensible space’ to limit the fuel available for a wildfire. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

‘Defensible spaces’ can protect homes and businesses from wildfires

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The chain saws ripped through underbrush and cedars as Marble Falls firefighters and Texas A&M Forest Service crews cleared away a swath of overgrown brush, cedar, and vegetation alongside the Marble Falls High School auditorium. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B demolition

Former Marble Falls H-E-B store being demolished

Crews began tearing down the exterior of the old H-E-B building in the 1500 block of RR 1431 on March 14. Workers had previously stripped the exterior pieces such as A/C units from top of the building, as well as removed most of the interior items. The new H-E-B opened in February, clearing the way […]

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Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Give firefighters and EMS personnel a vacant 76,000-square-foot building, and you’ve created a training mecca. That’s what H-E-B presented to area first responders March 12 when it opened the former Marble Falls grocery store to crews from several departments. (more…)

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Emergency crews transported a 13-year-old Leander boy to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas after a car struck the youth just after 8 p.m. March 9 as he was attempting to cross U.S. 281 in front of the Sonic Drive-In. According to Marble Falls police, the teen is listed in critical but stable condition with broken bones as of March 12. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

13-year-old boy recovering after being hit by car on 281 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Leander boy suffered broken bones and remains in critical but stable condition as of March 12 after being struck by a car while he was attempting to cross U.S. 281 in front of the Sonic Drive-In, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Cemetery is a very special place, according to local historians, who’ve shared that assessment over and over again. The Texas Historical Commission agrees. (more…)

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Criticism over LakeFest cancellation undeserved, says former organizer, race director

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to LakeFest, Ken Dollar had a front-row seat. He was on the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce board of directors when Barry Burton and John Kemper first pitched the idea of hosting drag boat races on Lake Marble Falls more than 25 years ago. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. is located at 120 S. Main St. in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls OKs contracts with paddleboard, boot camp companies to operate in parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A deal between the city of Marble Falls and two businesses means you can enjoy some paddleboarding and a good workout at two parks. The Marble Falls City Council approved concession contracts with Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. and Camp Gladiator for one year each. (more…)

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Police say a rain-slicked roadway might have played a factor in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 21 at the intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Rain wreaks havoc on roadways, more wet weather in the forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews transported at least one person to the emergency room after two vehicles collided Feb. 21 at the rain-slicked intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls police arrest 23-year-old man for firing gun in neighborhood

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls man faces several misdemeanor charges after allegedly shooting a firearm in a neighborhood. Marble Falls police arrested Albert Anthony Mann, 23, on Feb. 18 following a traffic stop connected to a shooting investigation in a neighborhood within the city limits, according to a police department report. […]

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