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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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Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

Faith Academy selects longtime staff member Amy Cozby as interim head of school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Amy Cozby admitted she had to get through a “Moses phase” — referring to the Biblical figure who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery but first had to give up life as an Egyptian royal — when officials approached her about the head of school position at […]

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Maribel Nikole Enriquez (left), 17, of Granite Shoals was killed in a collision on Texas 71 in Travis County on June 9. A passenger in the car she was driving, Jose Angel Ornelas, 31, of Marble Falls, was 'critically injured' and transported to an Austin hospital.

Three killed, including Marble Falls High School student, in two-vehicle crash on Texas 71

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BEE CAVE — An outpouring of community support has followed the death of a 17-year-old Marble Falls High School student killed in a two-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked Texas 71 on June 9 in Travis County. (more…)

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Marble Falls man gets 12 years in indecency with a child case involving 11-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Marble Falls man told the mother of an 11-year-old girl he was only trying to wake her for school when he touched the child inappropriately, but the mother, law enforcement, and now a Burnet County jury didn’t buy his explanation. (more…)

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Following projected revenue loss, Marble Falls considers lowering Lakeside Pavilion rental rates after 2016 hike

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Parks and Recreation Commission is re-evaluating fees for Lakeside Pavilion after officials project a $22,850 loss in revenues this year. “The feedback is that we’re expensive,” Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss told the commissioners during its monthly meeting June 4. (more…)

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Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls earned the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands for the staff’s efforts in 2017. It’s the only dealership in Central Texas to receive the awards. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls dealership has garnered the honors, which is quite impressive considering its only been under its current ownership for about 2½ years. Pictured are President Greg Wessels, office manager Lauren Duran, GM District Manager Robert Owusu, new car sales manager Jason Duran, used car sales manager Damon Farmer, service manager Geoff McElroy, parts manager Rand Bettencourt, and manager Matt Wessels. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls wins GM Mark of Excellence awards for second year in a row

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Just moments after GM District Manager Robert Owusu awarded Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls with the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands on June 6, the management and staff slipped off and went back to what they do best: taking care of customers and the […]

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Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — If all goes according to plans recently unveiled at the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lakeside Park will have a 400-foot sandy beach as early as next June. The beach would be located between Lake Marble Falls and Lakeside Pavilion. (more…)

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Verizon sends phone fraud alert after scammer targets Marble Falls customers

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  As Marble Falls resident Jane Marie Hurst started answering questions from a recent caller claiming to be a Verizon Wireless representative, something just didn’t seem right. Now, Verizon officials are warning customers about such calls. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls accepted the resignation of administrator Joe Rispoli. File photo

Faith Academy of Marble Falls administrator Joe Rispoli resigns by ‘mutual agreement’

STAFF MEMBER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The summer of change continues for Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Joe Rispoli, the private Christian school’s administrator, has stepped down. (more…)

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Pumps at Marble Falls gas station hit again by credit card skimmer thief

Pumps at Marble Falls gas station hit again by credit card skimmer thief

STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Police Department is advising people to pay for gas with cash or inside with a credit or debit card after multiple card skimmers were found on several pumps at a local gas station. (more…)

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No one was injured May 29 after a vehicle collided with a Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department brush truck (pictured here) as it headed down a neighborhood street on the way to a medical call. File photo

Car collides with Marble Falls Area VFD truck on medical call; ‘everyone was fine,’ says chief

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — No injuries were reported after a car crashed into a Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department brush truck May 29 that was traveling though a neighborhood behind emergency crews on their way to a non-emergency medical call, officials said. (more…)

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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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