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Patti Zinsmeyer, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce executive director, is resigning effective Dec. 31. She will then continue as executive director on a part-time basis until the board makes a new hire. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce

Executive director of Marble Falls chamber, CVB resigning

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Patti Zinsmeyer is resigning as executive director of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau effective Dec. 31. (more…)

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A concept rendering for a sandy beach along Lake Marble Falls at Lakeside Park shows the proposed proximity to Lakeside Pavilion. The Marble Falls City Council on Dec. 4 awarded a contract to Myers Concrete Construction to build the beach as part of Project Phase 1A. Shallow water inside the lake wall will let beachgoers splash in the water inside. The project also will somewhat affect the layout of the Walkway of Lights but is not causing the popular Christmas event to go away. Rendering courtesy of the City of Marble Falls

Chamber: Walkway of Lights is staying at Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS News of a $3.2 million contract awarded for Marble Falls park improvements quickly sparked words of remorse for the supposed loss of the beloved Walkway of Lights. (more…)

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Harbor Freight Tools has a permit to remodel the Designers Furniture Market building at 3300 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. The furniture business is in the final days of a sale before closing. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Tool store will take the place of Marble Falls furniture market

FROM STAFF REPORTS A nationwide tool store will move into the Designers Furniture Market building in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will transition quickly from the home of Walkway of Lights to a construction zone for a sandy beach along Lake Marble Falls. The Marble Falls City Council awarded a $3.2 million contract during its regular meeting Dec. 4 for Lakeside Park Improvement Project Phase 1A. Staff photo by Jared Fields

City awards $3.2M contract for Lakeside Park, beach work; bid higher than estimate

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls City Council awarded a $3.2 million contract to Myers Concrete Construction for Lakeside Park Improvement Project Phase 1A, which includes a sandy beach, during its regular meeting Dec. 4. (more…)

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Marble Falls’s mid-level industry sales tax receipt report from September.

Marble Falls sales tax receipts show big gains for two industry segments

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls’s November state sales tax allocation increased 3.88 percent from the prior year’s amount, according to the state comptroller’s office. The growth in November’s allocation — which is based on September receipts — is the ninth month in 2018 the city has received more than the comparable month in 2017. This month’s […]

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A fire Nov. 19 displaced two residents of a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. The fire was reported at about 8:35 a.m. When Marble Falls Fire Rescue crews arrived, they evacuated a resident from the adjacent unit. No one was home in the first unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Fire damages Marble Falls duplex unit, displaces residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two people are without a home after a fire broke out Nov. 19 in a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. (more…)

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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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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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