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The city of Marble Falls has planned a vote Nov. 21 to annex several hundred acres of land that extend along the corner of the Texas 71-U.S. 281 intersection. Courtesy map

Rancher opts for 5-year delay in Marble Falls anti-mining annexation plan

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials are expected to delay the annexation of more than 500 acres of land, initially part of a plan to deflect mining operations in southern Burnet County, but another swath is still on the agenda for annexation. (more…)

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Authorities on Nov. 13 nabbed three juvenile suspects accused of stealing items from more than a dozen vehicles in the Claremont neighborhood in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

3 teens arrested in Marble Falls neighborhood car burglaries

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Police have charged three juvenile suspects with burglary in connection with a rash of unlocked vehicle break-ins in the Claremont neighborhood, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Traffic was backed up for several hours Nov. 13 as Marble Falls authorities cleared the scene of a collision on U.S. 281 south in Marble Falls involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. Courtesy photo

Woman survives head-on crash with 18-wheeler on US 281 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A young woman escaped injury after the vehicle she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 281 on Nov. 13. (more…)

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Cut fiber line blamed for Marble Falls internet and phone outages

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Reports of internet and phone outages plagued the Marble Falls area Nov. 13-14, prompting some entities to use backup systems to keep customers connected to their services. (more…)

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New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

New home for Marble Falls Police Department was a long time coming

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — More than two decades after Marble Falls officials first contemplated moving the police department from its location on Main Street, it’s finally happened. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will house police department, opens Nov. 14

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS —  Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Pounds expects court proceedings to go a lot smoother as staff is able to use more space and added amenities to serve the public at the newly built Public Safety Facility. (more…)

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Marble Falls Elementary School students high-five local veterans following the campus’ Veterans Day program Nov. 10.

Veterans Day programs held Friday in Llano, Marble Falls

Programs honored those who have served in the United States military at Veterans Day events in Llano and Marble Falls. More Veterans Day events are planned throughout the weekend.

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Opponents of a proposed rock crusher just off the southwest corner of Texas 71 and U.S. 281 have presented a petition to Gov. Greg Abbott asking him for a mining permit moratorium. Petitioners believe the location of the operation is a threat to housing development and air and water quality. File photo

Rock crusher foes petition governor’s office for mining moratorium

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of a proposed rock-crushing operation south of Marble Falls presented Gov. Greg Abbott’s office with a petition asking for a moratorium on new mining permits, citing concerns about air and water quality and roadway safety. A “moratorium” is a temporary halt on a particular activity. (more…)

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Jason Tom (left) and Michael Osborne of Net Solutions work to install the internet system Nov. 2 at the new Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, 606 Ave. N. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Grand opening of new home of Marble Falls police slated for Nov. 14

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — With just two weeks until the grand opening, crews are installing what you won’t see when you walk into the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, which will be the new home of the police department. (more…)

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New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Walkers, cyclists, and families can traverse the city’s parks more safely with additional sidewalks near Westside Park. It’s only the first phase of a plan to connect Westside Park on Second Street with the Childers Park ballfields on Broadway Street by sidewalks and the hike-and-bike trail. (more…)

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Collier Materials in Burnet County has applied for a air quality permit with the state to construct a rock crusher at one of its quarry sites in the Tobyville area. Photo Courtesy http://colliermaterials.com/

Tobyville residents, quarry owner at odds over rock crusher impact

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY TOBYVILLE — Opponents of a proposed rock crusher on a quarry property in the Tobyville area have cited concerns about groundwater quality, truck traffic and dust, while the owner contends he’s a “good neighbor” in a growing industry. Collier Materials is seeking approval of a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air […]

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Several hundred people with a number in support of the Highland Lakes Clean Air Coalition were asked to minimize spoken discontent at a TCEQ air quality permit public meeting Oct. 26, so the audience used  signs to communicate their opinion towards speakers at the event. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Output estimate, quarry plans unveiled for proposed rock crusher site

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From healthcare officials to city leaders, hundreds of people attended a public meeting Oct. 26 hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to answer questions about a controversial air quality permit connected to a proposed rock crushing operation. (more…)

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Members of the Highland Lakes Clean Air Coalition, who have staged protests in August and September against a proposed rock crusher, announced a rally Oct. 26 prior to a TCEQ air quality permit meeting at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls rally Oct. 26 against proposed rock crusher permit

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes Clean Air Coalition has organized a rally Oct. 26 in advance of a public meeting being held by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in connection to a pending air quality permit for a proposed rock crusher plant. (more…)

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Cops: Fatal street brawl started with argument, assault at Marble Falls eatery

Cops: Fatal street brawl started with argument, assault at Marble Falls eatery

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — A street brawl that left a man dead Oct. 22 might have started with an argument and alleged assault at a restaurant, according to a Marble Falls police report. (more…)

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Man struck and killed by vehicle after Marble Falls street brawl

Man struck and killed by vehicle after Marble Falls street brawl

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police are investigating the death of a man struck and killed by a vehicle following a street brawl in the early morning hours of Oct. 22. Marble Falls police have identified a number of suspects, who remain at large, according to Marble Falls Police Sgt. Trisha Ratliff. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Marble Falls sets annexation hearings to combat rock crusher plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls will go head to head with a proposed rock crushing operation by taking steps to annex land south of the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer has joined the fight against Asphalt Inc.’s proposed rock crushing operation just south of the city limits. The city has set two public hearings Ot. 24 and 30 to start the process of annexing a good portion of the land. File photo

Mayors take stand against Burnet County rock crusher permit

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — The mayors of Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls have jumped into the fray against plans for a rock crushing facility just off the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County. (more…)

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A manufacturing company could lay down stakes on 16 acres in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park in an area where Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials cleared the way for new development. File photo

Manufacturing company considering move to Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials have taken steps to coax a manufacturing company to the city on several acres in an area of the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park opened for development with a roadway extension. (more…)

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The Highland Lakes Clean Air group lined U.S. 281 in southern Burnet County on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to protest the air quality permit application for a rock crushing operation. The group has invited the public to a second weekend of protests from 9 -5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the intersection of 281 and CR 403. Courtesy photo

Mining influx pits environmental concerns against economic impact

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — A mining industry representative has blasted environmental concerns by opponents of rock crusher permits, citing the economic benefits of aggregate materials tied to infrastructure and jobs. (more…)

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As part of a community health partnership, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls is offering health informational events to not only unveil available services but also enhance community wellness initiatives. File photo

Scott & White coaxing aging populations, new families to screenings

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From recovering after shoulder surgery to skin cancer screenings, Baylor Scott & White officials are inviting the public to several community outings for preventative care advice and free medical screenings and to get to know local health care workers. (more…)

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Republic Services employees sort through recycling. Marble Falls residents can now recycle even more items through an agreement between the city and Republic Services. Photo from Republic Services Facebook page

Marble Falls recycling service expands with bigger bins, more items

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Recycling just got easier in Marble Falls. On Oct. 2, Marble Falls residents started using bigger, 95-gallon recycling bins, but it wasn’t just the size of the bin that expanded thanks to a June agreement between the city and Republic Services, the local waste management provider. An amendment to […]

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Opponents of a proposed rock crusher facility (pictured here Sept. 30) on U.S. 281 just south of Marble Falls are planning a second weekend of protests Oct. 7-8 at the intersection of 281 and CR 403 to express concerns about what they believe is an air quality issue should the operation move forward. Courtesy photo

Rock crusher opponents, advocates clash on danger of crystalline silica

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — Opponents of two rock crusher permits in Burnet County have raised concerns about air quality connected to a substance called crystalline silica, but industry advocates scoff at their claims, saying the science does not support fears about pollution. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Online map for Marble Falls City Cemetery is ready

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Finding loved ones and historic figures buried at the Marble Falls City Cemetery won’t require walking from plot to plot in the hopes of stumbling upon for whom who you’re looking. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue officials, including Chief Russell Sander, will contract for a study to determine if factors such as increased call volume and water system capacity would hasten the need for more fire stations in the city limits. File photo

Marble Falls Fire Rescue to study need for more fire stations

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An increase in service calls and expanding city limits prompted Marble Falls fire officials to contract for a study to determine if more resources, such as additional fire stations, would benefit residents. (more…)

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Collier Materials rock crusher air permit goes to public meeting

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — An upcoming public meeting will address questions about a pending air quality permit for Collier Materials, a longtime quarry company that is seeking to expand its operations in Burnet County to include a rock crushing operation. (more…)

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Marble Falls leaders to usher in first phase of master-planned community

Marble Falls leaders to usher in first phase of master-planned community

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The groundbreaking of a new apartment complex signals the launch of a more extensive master-planned community on the south end of Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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