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Marble Falls passes detailed sidewalks plan for grant

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls City Council passed a Sidewalk Master Plan on June 18 that would add nearly 10 miles of sidewalks to the 20 miles that already exist in the city limits. Current city sidewalks range in width from 4-10 feet and were installed by either the city, developers, or the […]

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Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

Marble Falls moves from Stage 2 water restrictions to Stage 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls Stage 2 water-use restrictions have been canceled as of June 14. The city announced it is also implementing Stage 1 voluntary restrictions. (more…)

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Ice truck rollover in Marble Falls

Icy situation in truck rollover on RR 1431, but no injuries

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS No one was injured in a truck rollover Friday morning on Ranch Road 1431 near the intersection of County Road 342C. The driver and passenger of the double-axle box truck climbed out of the vehicle after it came to rest on the driver’s side. They were soon back to work unloading […]

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Marble Falls seeks $500,000 sidewalk grant to connect schools, neighborhoods

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A grant to build a network of sidewalks connecting three school campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods is in the works for Marble Falls. The city applied for more than $500,000 worth of sidewalk construction through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School project. (more…)

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Luke Allen Mortensen, 29, of Marble Falls was booked into the Burnet County Jail on June 5 on charges of evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and stalking.

High-speed pursuit by Marble Falls police started with harassment report

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police responded to a harassment call on Resource Parkway off US 281 on June 5, the suspect took officers on a high-speed chase to Granite Shoals and back again, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. (more…)

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Alternate routes proposed to keep large trucks out of downtown Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two pedestrians in the past 60 days have been hit by vehicles near US 281 and Second Street in Marble Falls. That sobering statistic from Marble Falls Police Chief Marc Whitacre caught the attention of City Council members during their regular meeting June 4. (more…)

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New Marble Falls housing development closer to construction

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Financing for a Public Improvement District on 242 acres of the Gregg Ranch development is edging closer to reality. (more…)

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Marble Falls school bus crash

Marble Falls school bus crash sends one person to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS A Cedar Park teen was transported to an Austin-area hospital after the SUV she was driving crashed into a Marble Falls Independent School District bus carrying 11 Colt Elementary School students Wednesday morning. (more…)

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Marble Falls, homeowners go back and forth on house’s safety

Correction: A previous version of this story said a police officer ordered the Dunnams to leave their home on October 18, 2018. It was actually a city staff member who was with the officer that day who asked them to leave. STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS For over 14 years, the city of Marble Falls has […]

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Marble Falls possible pedestrian bridge location

Marble Falls explores adding pedestrian bridge across US 281

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS What began as an idea for a gateway arch to welcome people to Marble Falls’ downtown area took quite the turn during the May 21 regular City Council meeting. A proposed arch to cross Third Street, welcoming visitors to downtown, turned into discussion of a possible pedestrian bridge to cross US […]

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Police warn residents over possible mountain lion sighting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Police Department is urging residents to take precautions after it received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N on May 8 in the early morning hours. (more…)

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Marble Falls implements less restrictive Stage 2 water rules

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls implemented Stage 2 water use restrictions effective May 3. The city has been under Stage 3 restrictions since April 5. (more…)

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With ongoing construction at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls expected to last into August, the city has decided not to open the pool at Lakeside Park this summer. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Due to construction, Marble Falls pool closed this summer

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city pool at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be closed for the summer. Ongoing construction at the park and on Buena Vista Drive forced city officials to make a decision regarding the pool with its June 1 opening just a month away. (more…)

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A service for Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew E. Howe is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. Howe died April 26 in a motorcycle accident. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls officer remembered for leadership, sense of humor

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Andrew Howe joined the Marble Falls Police Department in July 2017, it didn’t take long for the veteran officer to prove himself. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls was recognized as a Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful for community projects near Westside Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls now Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city’s efforts to support the Westside community in the previous year elevated Marble Falls to a Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident April 26. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 36-year-old Marble Falls police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Friday, April 26, on his way to work, according to officials. (more…)

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The instruments in Harmony Park, 800 Third St. in downtown Marble Falls, will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The five permanent instruments are installed but sealed until Thursday’s event. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Downtown Harmony Park instruments unveiling Thursday

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Anyone can be a musician in downtown Marble Falls starting April 25, when city officials unveil six new instrument installments at Harmony Park. (more…)

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LakeFest is returning to Lake Marble Falls in 2020 after a two-year break. The Southern Drag Boat Association, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Marble Falls made the announcement April 22. File photo

LakeFest drag boat races returning to Marble Falls in 2020

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a two-year hiatus, LakeFest will return to Lake Marble Falls in 2020. (more…)

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Marble Falls has included a potential new City Hall in its five-year Capital Improvement Plan. During the city’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting April 17, more details were presented about how a future move might affect downtown. File photo

More revealed about potential new Marble Falls City Hall

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Details of a potential new Marble Falls City Hall emerged April 17 during the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting. (more…)

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Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city of Marble Falls implemented Stage 3 water restrictions April 5. (more…)

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The Fourth of July fireworks show in Marble Falls has been taking place at Lakeside Park, but with construction ongoing at the park, the public viewing location this year will be moved to First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, seen on the horizon across the lake on the far left. That’s not the only change: The city of Marble Falls has taken over the event this year. File photo

New viewing location for 2019 Marble Falls fireworks show

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With construction underway at Lakeside Park, Marble Falls city officials had to find a new location for people to enjoy the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls’s wastewater treatment plant is operating at 75 percent of capacity. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the city must begin planning and designing for expansion. The city approved a contract for engineering services and has a timetable for future construction to begin in 2021. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls council discusses Avenue N bridge, wastewater treatment plant expansion

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is eyeing a possible partnership with the city of Meadowlakes to apply for a federal grant to build a bridge on Avenue N. Marble Falls officials could present the idea of the two entities applying for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the City Council […]

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City takes over July 4 fireworks show on Lake Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO While Marble Falls businesswoman Judy Miller won’t admit she probably helped save the annual Marble Falls Fourth of July Fireworks in 2009, she definitely played a big role in resurrecting the celebration. (more…)

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An illustration of what a proposed Fairfield Inn and Suites in Marble Falls would look like. The hotel recently renewed its site development permit, which signals work at 801 La Ventana could soon begin.

Permits ‘good sign’ work to begin on Marble Falls hotel, lofts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Recent site development permits indicate two large developments could soon be underway in Marble Falls.  The permits are for Fairfield Inn & Suites and 99 Main LLC.  (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre introduced newly promoted captains Trisha Ratliff and Robert Talamantes during the regular City Council meeting March 5. Photo courtesy of city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls recognizes new police captains, beautification efforts, city website changes

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two newly promoted Marble Falls Police Department captains were recognized during the City Council meeting March 5. (more…)

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The completion date of Phase 1A of Lakeside Park upgrades has been changed to early summer as opposed to late May. This phase includes a beach on the shoreline of the park and a sidewalk. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Slight delay in Lakeside Park work, but beach should be ready by early summer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The conversion of all overhead utilities to underground along Buena Vista Drive has pushed the Phase 1A completion date of Lakeside Park upgrades, including a new beach area, from late May into early summer. (more…)

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