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Landscaping may delay Lakeside Park opening until September

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS While the city of Marble Falls hoped to reopen Lakeside Park later this summer, landscaping and irrigation work might delay it until September. During its regular meeting July 16, City Council approved a $210,232 bid by Myers Concrete Construction LP to do landscaping and irrigation work. The company is already handling […]

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Granite Shoals man arrested for online solicitation of minor

A 24-year-old Granite Shoals man was arrested and booked into the Burnet County jail July 4 on the charge of online solicitation of a minor (sexual contact). He also faces a possession of marijuana charge. The suspect bonded out later the same day. Suspect Zachary Cheyenne Trueblood allegedly told a Marble Falls police officer he […]

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Nancy Bassett, 94, retires after 8 decades as pianist

94-year-old pianist Nancy Bassett retires after 8 decades

Nancy Bassett’s fingers immediately dance across the black and white keys as she sits down at the piano at the First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Without opening a hymnal or looking at any sheet music, the 94-year-old pianist fills the room with song. “I don’t know, I just love music,” she said when […]

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Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

Parents arrested after 1-year-old tests positive for meth

FROM STAFF REPORTS After a drug test on a 1-year-old boy came back positive for meth, Marble Falls police charged his mother and stepfather with child endangerment. (more…)

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Marble Falls Main Street

State of downtown Marble Falls: Many changes afoot

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS If it’s been more than a week since your last visit to downtown Marble Falls, chances are it looks completely different to you. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduate returns home as tourism director

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Mackenzie White grew up in Marble Falls and spent her college years traveling the state and working in Washington, DC. Now, the 2012 Marble Falls High School graduate will lead the city and chamber’s efforts promoting the area as the director of Tourism and Marketing for the Marble Falls Convention and […]

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Marble Falls Sidewalk Master Plan

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 sidewalk plan

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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Marble Falls City Council

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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Gregg Ranch development

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 City Council

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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