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Marble Falls Area EMS paramedics treat a motorcycle driver after the individual led law enforcement on a chase through Marble Falls before crashing into a Marble Falls police car in front of Chick-fil-A on U.S. 281. Allan Wayne Hawley (right), 53, of Cottonwood Shores was charged with reckless driving and evading arrest. Courtesy photos

Motorcyclist leads law enforcement on winding chase before crashing into patrol car

FROM STAFF REPORTS A motorcycle driver on Feb. 12 took law enforcement on a winding chase through Marble Falls before his escapades came to an end after crashing into a Marble Falls police car in front of Chick-fil-A on U.S. 281. (more…)

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Harmony Park in downtown Marble Falls will include musical instruments that can be played by anyone as they spend time around Main Street. Rendering courtesy of city of Marble Falls

Downtown Marble Falls’s newest music venue: Harmony Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Steve Reitz remembers a family trip to Silverton, Colorado, because of one of the city’s downtown features: a musical instrument installation. “From 2 years old to 100, everyone hit (one of those instruments) once or twice,” said Reitz, the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board president. “It was a real asset […]

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From Johnson Park in Marble Falls you can see the back of two properties on Buena Vista Drive that soon will be demolished. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. awarded a low bid of $37,250 to Hansco Inc. to demolish the homes at 108 and 112 Buena Vista Drive during its regular board meeting Feb. 6. The two EDC-owned properties are on the left and right of the photo. The middle building is privately owned. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Bid approved to tear down Buena Vista houses for parks space

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two houses on Buena Vista Drive near Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls soon will be demolished. (more…)

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Marble Falls fills newly created recreation coordinator job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As the administrative assistant for the Marble Falls parks and public works departments for a number of years, Monique Breaux already played a role in the city’s recreational programs. That role just got bigger as Breaux was hired as the newly created city recreation coordinator. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls hosted a town hall meeting Jan. 29 with about 50 residents in attendance. Topics from the attendees included city communication, billing complaints, crime during the flood, and the Lower Colorado River Authority’s actions during the flood. File photo by Cade Rice

Marble Falls town hall addresses some flood-related concerns

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS About 50 residents attended a town hall meeting Jan. 29 to give their input regarding the city of Marble Falls’s response to the October flood. (more…)

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Industries related to flood recovery led the way in November sales tax receipts, according to the state comptroller’s office. File photo by Jared Fields

Report: Marble Falls sale-tax allocation up in January

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls sales-tax allocation grew 7 percent in January — based on November receipts — compared to the same period in 2017, according to the state comptroller’s office. The growth can be attributed to industries related to construction and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the October flood. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is hosting a town hall Jan. 29 in the Municipal Court Room at the Public Safety Facility, 606 Avenue N, to hear resident feedback related to the city's response to the October flood. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls town hall Jan. 29 on city’s flood response

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is opening the doors of the Public Safety Facility to residents so officials can hear their feedback about the October flood response. (more…)

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Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber hires new executive director

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a new executive director beginning Jan. 29. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Post Office remained open after a vehicle crashed into the side of the building Jan. 23. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls Post Office still open after SUV crashes into it

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Post Office remained open for business after a sport-utility vehicle crashed into the side of the building Jan. 23. (more…)

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Downtown Marble Falls has a new public restroom after a crane placed the structure on the corner of Main and Third streets. The restroom is the first of two new restrooms to be placed in the city. The next will be installed at Johnson Park in March. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Public restroom now in place in downtown Marble Falls; musical accompaniment coming

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new public restroom now sits in the City Hall parking lot in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved this design for downtown street signs during its Jan. 15 regular meeting. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls City Council sinks boat ramp fees, selects street signs for downtown

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls City Council debated a boat launch fee and selected a design for downtown street signs during its regular meeting Jan. 15. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue added three new firefighters during a ceremony Jan. 15 at the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, 606 Avenue N. Taking the oath were (left to right) Travis Rabb, Jordon Thomas, and Bobby Amick. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls Fire Rescue

Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomes three new firefighters

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three new firefighters joined Marble Falls Fire Rescue during a Jan. 15 ceremony at the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls was recently recognized by the Texas Film Commission as a Film Friendly Certified Community. The program allows participating cities to market themselves to the film industry. Photos of some of the local sites submitted to the commission include of Lakeside Park (pictured), Charley Taylor Arena, downtown, the Falls on the Colorado Museum, and scenic areas. Photo courtesy of the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls is ready for its closeup; city is now Film Friendly Community

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Now that the Texas Film Commission has recognized Marble Falls as a Film Friendly Certified Community, more eyes will be focused on the city for consideration in movies, TV shows, and commercials. (more…)

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Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board President Steve Reitz recognized former board member Jane Marie Hurst during the regular meeting Jan. 2. Hurst resigned from the board in December to take office as the Burnet County Precinct 3 justice of the peace. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls EDC adds workforce development, arts projects to its list; public hearing Feb. 6

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. will add two items to its projects list for the first time in more than two years. (more…)

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Marble Falls Chamber tourism director is new downtown coordinator for city

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A familiar face is switching roles in Marble Falls to lead future development of the downtown area. The city of Marble Falls hired Erin Burks to its newly created downtown coordinator position. Burks has been the director of Marketing and Tourism for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention […]

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Paceline Collision in Marble Falls is one of the company’s nine Texas locations acquired by the Boyd Group.

Boyd Group acquires Paceline Collision Centers, including Marble Falls location

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Boyd Group announced on Dec. 17 the acquisition of Paceline Collision Centers’ nine Texas locations. (more…)

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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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