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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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New water meters in Marble Falls to be more accurate, detecting leaks and high usage

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls plans to replace more than 3,300 water meters for customers in the 2018-19 fiscal year without interruptions of service. (more…)

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Marble Falls pushes for legislation giving cities more power over permits in ETJs

Marble Falls pushes for legislation giving cities more power over permits in ETJs

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — In an ongoing effort to address permitting issues within Marble Falls’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, the city on Aug. 21 passed a resolution to seek help from the Texas Municipal League to recommend legislation. (more…)

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Park View Park near Mormon Mill Road is one of many planned projects in the city of Marble Falls’s five-year plan. The Capital Improvement Plan Committee made a recommendation to present more than $68 million in projects over five years for the City Council to consider.

Marble Falls Capital Improvement Plan committee debates park’s cost in $68M projects list

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — With more than $68 million in planned projects over the next five years to recommend to City Council, the Marble Falls Capital Improvement Plan Committee debated just one item Aug. 23. (more…)

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June Oliver (center), the Democratic nominee for Texas's 25th congressional district, is holding a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Westside Park Community Hall, 1704 Second St. in Marble Falls. Burnet County Democratic Party Chair Marti Pogue (left) and Marble Falls resident Shirley Schmidt helped plan the town hall. The free event is open to the public. Courtesy photo

Democratic congressional candidate Julie Oliver holding Marble Falls town hall

  CORRECTION: In a previous version of this story, Democratic congressional candidate Julie Oliver was incorrectly referred to as June Oliver. We apologize for the error.   FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Congressional candidate Julie Oliver is holding a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Westside Park Community Hall, and […]

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (at the head of the table) held a round table discussion Aug. 23 with Marble Falls leaders. Williams, who represents the Texas's 25th congressional district, has made it a priority during his time in office to work on behalf of small businesses and 'Main Street America.' Courtesy photo

Congressman Roger Williams in Marble Falls for business-focused round table

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — U.S. Rep. Roger Williams continued his whirlwind tour of Texas’s 25th congressional district with a stop in Marble Falls on Aug. 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council discussions focus on fees

Marble Falls City Council discussions focus on fees

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls City Council spent much of the Aug. 21 regular meeting discussing fees as members work toward adopting a tax rate and a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. (more…)

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Man from state’s most wanted sex offenders list arrested Aug. 21 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The U.S. Marshals Service’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Marble Falls Police Department captured a man Aug. 21 who was featured on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. (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 state sales tax allocation increase attributed to new HEB and housing

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls’s state sales tax allocation in June increased again from the previous year. The August payment — based on June receipts — was up 3.94 percent from $807,103.39 in 2017 to $838,941.03 this June. (more…)

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Marble Falls resurfacing mile of city streets; work begins Aug. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Road work beginning Aug. 20 will improve about 1 mile of city streets between Mormon Mill Road and U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School sixth-grader Nathan Jowers watches a video on his smartphone thanks to the new Wi-Fi service at Westside Park. Jowers connected to the free service Aug. 9 while attending Westside Connection, a festive gathering hosted by the city of Marble Falls’s Community Engagement Initiative. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls now providing free Wi-Fi access at Westside Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Eleven-year-old Nathan Jowers didn’t hesitate when answering why he wanted to attend Westside Connection, a fun gathering at Westside Park on Aug. 9. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council proposes lower tax rate for second straight year

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls’s tax rate will likely decrease for the second straight year. City Council voted 7-0 during its regular meeting Aug. 7 to set the tax rate at $0.615 per $100 in valuation for the 2018-19 fiscal year and set public hearing dates of Aug. 21 […]

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Man wrestles for Burnet County deputy’s gun during mental health transport attempt

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Burnet County sheriff’s deputy was able to subdue a suspect who went for the officer’s firearm after striking him. (more…)

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Public hearing on proposed development code, zoning map July 12 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — City residents can learn how a proposed development code and corresponding zoning map impact their property and the community as a whole during a public hearing on the matter Thursday, July 12. (more…)

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Marble Falls police administrator Ted Young retires after nearly 24 years with agency

Marble Falls police administrator Ted Young retires after nearly 24 years with agency

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —Prior to Deputy Chief Ted Young’s retirement, the Marble Falls Police Department administration scrambled to make sure all his duties would be covered when the longtime peace officer departed. (more…)

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A cement truck rollover temporarily stalled traffic the morning of June 28 on U.S. 281 just north of Marble Falls. The driver was transported to an Austin hospital. Courtesy Photo

Cement truck rollover ties up U.S. 281 traffic in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating what caused a cement truck driver to run into a traffic signal pole June 28 and roll the vehicle prior to rush-hour traffic on U.S 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls under Stage 2 water restrictions; affects washing vehicles, watering lawns

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Due to the heat and lack of substantial rainfall, the city of Marble Falls has implemented Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan, which includes limiting residential and commercial watering. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue, the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at River City Grille in Marble Falls on the morning of June 21. Nobody was injured in the incident, but restaurant owner Paul Brady said River City Grille would likely be closed at least the rest of the day for cleanup. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

UPDATE: River City Grille in Marble Falls reopens after kitchen fire

  UPDATE: As of June 30, River City Grille in Marble Falls has reopened for business, announced officials with the restaurant.   EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Fire officials credited a calm but quick-acting River City Grille staff for ensuring everyone safely evacuated the restaurant after a fire broke out in the kitchen at […]

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David Gorman (left), president of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents, presented Theresa Friesenhahn of Salem Insurance in Marble Falls with the 2018 Customer Service Representative of the Year during a May 19 ceremony in Arlington. The TPIA gives the award to a customer service representative who has helped improve an agency’s operation, served the clients in a unique or extraordinary way, engaged in the community, and helped advance the insurance industry. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls insurance agent wins Texas Customer Service Rep of the Year award

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As a customer service representative for Salem Insurance, Theresa Friesenhahn loves taking care of her clients, and while she can take care of both personal and commercial clients, she focuses on one particular group. (more…)

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