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Investigators temporarily closed off a portion of Stony Ridge Court in Marble Falls after a vehicle caught on fire in duplex carport. Staff photo by Cade Rice

Vehicle fire forces evacuation of Stony Ridge Court duplex

FROM STAFF REPORT MARBLE FALLS — Authorities temporarily closed a portion of roadway and evacuated a duplex after a fire destroyed a vehicle in a carport on Stony Ridge Court. (more…)

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Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

Several new peace officers join Burnet County law enforcement agencies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY GRANITE SHOALS — When Chief Gary Boshears selected his most recent recruit to the Granite Shoals Police Department, he had a clear philosophy in mind. “We’re looking for someone who is in line with our vision and core values,” he said. “We’re continuing to put together a very professional staff that […]

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A Burnet County District Attorney investigation continues against David L. Meyer, 45 of Rockford, Illinois, for allegedly shooting at a Cottonwood Shores family on Nov. 30 after his car and the family’s car collided on RR 1431 near Smithwick. A Burnet County grand jury on Feb. 6 deemed an off-duty Austin police officer’s shooting of the suspect as ‘justified’ and declined to pursue further charges against the officer.

Officer cleared by Burnet County grand jury in road rage shooting

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury has deemed an off-duty Austin police officer’s shooting of a road rage suspect “justified” with the contention the officer saved the targeted family’s lives by his actions, officials said. (more…)

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Attention, H-E-B shoppers: New Marble Falls store opens Feb. 9

Attention, H-E-B shoppers: New Marble Falls store opens Feb. 9

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When the new H-E-B throws open its doors Feb. 9, shoppers will not only find more space but a department for all your Highland Lakes needs as well as Curbside Service and a much larger selection for wine lovers. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School students and staff remained on alert Feb. 4 following the arrest of a 13-year-old boy in connection with a ‘non-specific threat’ on social media uncovered the day before his arrest. Staff photo

Marble Falls police charge 13-year-old over threatening Snapchat post

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities charged a 13-year-old boy with making a terroristic threat after a social media post raised concerns among students and parents and prompted increased police presence Feb. 5 on the Marble Falls Middle School campus. (more…)

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Alleged assault on Marble Falls officers during traffic stop prompts tips for other motorists

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A traffic stop that could have resulted in a warning ended with a motorist allegedly assaulting two police officers and landing in jail facing a felony charge, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Worst of flu season yet to come; practice prevention to avoid illness

Worst of flu season yet to come; practice prevention to avoid illness

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Middle School nurse Emily Kelley typically sees 70 students a day with problems ranging from an ankle sprain to a lost tooth. With flu season in full swing, she also might be seeing many students with symptoms of that seasonal ailment. (more…)

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Cigarette, chain sparks could be causes of fires near TX 71, US 281 intersection

Cigarette, chain sparks could be causes of fires near TX 71, US 281 intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Windy conditions combined with dry, dead grass might have helped ignite a string of roadside fires Jan. 18 along Texas 71 west of U.S. 281. Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department crews snuffed were able to snuff out the blazes prior to them posing a risk to nearby structures, officials […]

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PHOTOS: Marble Falls Police Department swears in new officer

PHOTOS: Marble Falls Police Department swears in new officer

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Officials: Be cautious if traveling but don't 'panic' over ice storm warning

Officials: Be cautious if traveling but don’t ‘panic’ over ice storm warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Icy winter weather led to a few funny plays on words such as “Arctageddon” and “Snowmageddon.” Some Highland Lakes residents even found humor in their neighbors’ reactions to the Winter Storm Warning issued for the area Jan. 15-17. (more…)

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Following community outcry and a state air permit issuance, the city of Marble Falls, developers, and private property owners filed a lawsuit in January in an attempt to halt the planned operation of a quarry in southern Burnet County. File photo

Marble Falls plaintiffs in civil lawsuit ask judge to halt planned rock crusher

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — The battle against a mining company heats up after four Marble Falls-area plaintiffs filed a civil lawsuit in January asking for an injunction to halt a planned rock crusher and quarry operation. (more…)

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Some dog owners have raised concerns about larger dogs being aggressive toward smaller ones at Ruff Park, a half-acre, enclosed dog park at Westside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls digs into dog park complaints, solutions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is trying to stay out of the dog house as it addresses concerns of pet owners regarding small dogs vs. big dogs at Ruff Park. (more…)

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Cause of waterline break at 281 and Broadway not yet determined

Cause of waterline break at 281 and Broadway not yet determined

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls public works crews tackled a waterline break at about 4 a.m. Jan. 4 in temperatures well below the freezing mark. Public Works Director James Kennedy said a call came in during the early morning hours reporting the issue in the 700 block of U.S. 281 on the […]

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The new H-E-B store on RR 1431 in Marble Falls is about seven weeks away from completion. Courtesy photo

New Marble Falls HEB store set to open Feb. 9

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The wait for the grand opening of the new H-E-B store in Marble Falls is almost over. Officials announced the new store, which is 110,000 square feet, will open at 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9.  (more…)

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A 23,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located between Burnet and Marble Falls, is expected to be operational by the end of December. Jewell, an Oldcastle company, announced the facility will focus on growing Oldcastle’s concrete and mortar brands. The manufacturing unit will also bring new employment opportunities to the area, according to company officials. Courtesy photo

State-of-the-art manufacturing facility between Burnet, Marble Falls opening soon

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People driving U.S. 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls might have noticed workers building a new manufacturing facility just on the north side of the railroad tracks between the two communities and wondered what it was. (more…)

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Marble Falls assesses legal deadlines in rock crusher battle

Marble Falls assesses legal deadlines in rock crusher battle

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls city officials took a closer look at their potential legal options and voted Dec. 18 to continue seeking possible court intervention in connection with a state-issued air quality permit for a mining company’s rock-crushing facility. (more…)

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The future look of Faith Academy of Marble Falls with a new football stadium, baseball and softball fields, gymnasium, and tennis courts. Courtesy drawing

Faith Academy announces $5.9M ‘athletic complex’ with new football stadium

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — By this time next year, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will have completed its first season in its new stadium. In a Dec. 18 media release, school officials announced a three-phase, $5.9 million expansion that includes a new football stadium, softball and baseball fields, a […]

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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store officials say they’ve had a couple of customers report getting emails supposedly from the thrift store regarding unpaid accounts. However, the thrift store doesn’t use accounts for any of its sales and hasn’t sent out these emails. If someone receives such an email, thrift store officials urge them not to click on the link in it and definitely don’t pay any money. Call the store at (830) 693-5120 if you received such an email or if you have questions about a Marble Falls Library Thrift Store email. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Overdue account scam hits Marble Falls Library Thrift Store mailing list

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The email comes across as the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store just trying to clear up a customer’s overdue account. The message asks the customer to click on the link and settle up via PayPal. (more…)

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Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

Marble Falls to request appeal against Asphalt Inc. air quality permit

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Despite a state agency granting an air quality permit for a planned rock crushing operation, Marble Falls officials have vowed to oppose and potentially stall the pace of the industry within the city limits. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders announced Dec. 5 they will expand two existing boat ramps instead of building a new one in another area of Lake Marble Falls. File photo

Marble Falls opts to expand two boat ramps as a third one closes

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have chosen to expand two existing boat ramp access points instead of building a new one in light of the eventual closure of the Lakeside Park ramp due to redevelopment on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council could decide the fate of the Lakeside Park boat ramp Dec. 5 at its regular meeting. File photo

Marble Falls City Council mulls Lakeside Park boat ramp’s fate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — City leaders tasked with coming up with an alternative to the pending closure of the Lakeside Park boat ramp have detailed some options in connection with the community amenity. (more…)

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Angel Mitchell works on the Christmas tree at J&J’s on Main in Marble Falls. Shop owner Lindsay Burrow and many businesses in the Highland Lakes depend on people shopping locally. Since 2010, American Express has emphasized the importance of shopping locally through its annual Small Business Saturday: Shop Small promotion, which is Saturday, Nov. 25, this year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Small Business Saturday shopping fuels growing Marble Falls economy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City and business leaders are promoting a “shop local” theme this holiday season to motivate shoppers to support mom-and-pop businesses and boost the local economy. (more…)

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Marble Falls man cleared of intoxication manslaughter, sentenced on probation violation

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury cleared a Marble Falls man of an intoxication manslaughter charge, but the defendant still faces a prison sentence for violating his probation due to alcohol detected in his system at the time of the incident, officials say. (more…)

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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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