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The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added this Ford F550 brush truck to its fleet thanks to a $100,000 grant from Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. The Marble Falls department contributed to the purchase through fundraising efforts and Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 6. The new vehicle replaced a 1997 Ford F350 brush truck. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Area VFD purchases new brush truck with forest service grant

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department added a nice tool to its firefighting toolbox thanks in part to a cost-share grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. (more…)

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Rabid wildlife reported in Burnet and Marble Falls prompts alert

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of tests on skunks captured in Burnet and Marble Falls have come back positive for rabies, prompting an alert from public safety officials. (more…)

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TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

TCEQ approves Tobyville rock crusher permit, sets deadline to contest

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY TOBYVILLE — A mining company recently received permit approval to crush mined rock at one of its existing quarries in Burnet County, pending an April 2 “motion to overturn” deadline. (more…)

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MFISD bus driver recognized with two awards

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District board members celebrated one of the district’s bus drivers with two honors during the regular trustees’ meeting March 20. Paula Smith earned the district’s Living the Vision Award as well as the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas Bus Driver of the Year. (more…)

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Marble Falls police discovered March 20 that a suspicious package left the day before at a Marble Falls car wash was an ‘innocent happenstance.’

Marble Falls police: ‘Suspicious package’ actually discarded school project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Investigators revealed March 20 that a suspicious package that prompted an evacuation and brought a bomb squad to the city was actually a discarded high school project left beside a car wash trash can, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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A report of a suspicious package at a car wash on Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls prompted police to close a three-block area of the roadway and request a bomb squad. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

UPDATE: No bomb found at Marble Falls car wash; scene cleared and road opened

UPDATE: Marble Falls police are continuing their investigation following a report of a suspicious package after explosives specialists determined a cardboard box wrapped in duct tape was not a bomb. Bomb specialists from the Austin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety cleared the scene at a Marble Falls car wash on Mormon Mill […]

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A vehicle burglary suspect was caught on a surveillance camera taking items out of unlocked vehicles March 14-15 in a neighborhood in the southeast corner of the RR 1431-U.S. 281 intersection in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Suspect sought in five vehicle burglaries in one night in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police need the public’s help in finding a man caught on surveillance video burglarizing at least five vehicles in a neighborhood southeast of the heart of the city. The incidents happened overnight from March 14 to March 15 in and around Sixth Street, adjacent to U.S. 281. (more…)

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Texas A&M Forest Service Wildland Urband Interface specialist Jake Gosschalk clears some underbrush March 14 adjacent to the Marble Falls High School auditorium. The forest service crew, along with Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department members, created a 30-foot ‘defensible space’ to limit the fuel available for a wildfire. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

‘Defensible spaces’ can protect homes and businesses from wildfires

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The chain saws ripped through underbrush and cedars as Marble Falls firefighters and Texas A&M Forest Service crews cleared away a swath of overgrown brush, cedar, and vegetation alongside the Marble Falls High School auditorium. (more…)

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Marble Falls H-E-B demolition

Former Marble Falls H-E-B store being demolished

Crews began tearing down the exterior of the old H-E-B building in the 1500 block of RR 1431 on March 14. Workers had previously stripped the exterior pieces such as A/C units from top of the building, as well as removed most of the interior items. The new H-E-B opened in February, clearing the way […]

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Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

Fire departments train together at old Marble Falls H-E-B

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Give firefighters and EMS personnel a vacant 76,000-square-foot building, and you’ve created a training mecca. That’s what H-E-B presented to area first responders March 12 when it opened the former Marble Falls grocery store to crews from several departments. (more…)

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Emergency crews transported a 13-year-old Leander boy to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas after a car struck the youth just after 8 p.m. March 9 as he was attempting to cross U.S. 281 in front of the Sonic Drive-In. According to Marble Falls police, the teen is listed in critical but stable condition with broken bones as of March 12. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

13-year-old boy recovering after being hit by car on 281 in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Leander boy suffered broken bones and remains in critical but stable condition as of March 12 after being struck by a car while he was attempting to cross U.S. 281 in front of the Sonic Drive-In, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Cemetery is a very special place, according to local historians, who’ve shared that assessment over and over again. The Texas Historical Commission agrees. (more…)

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Criticism over LakeFest cancellation undeserved, says former organizer, race director

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to LakeFest, Ken Dollar had a front-row seat. He was on the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce board of directors when Barry Burton and John Kemper first pitched the idea of hosting drag boat races on Lake Marble Falls more than 25 years ago. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. is located at 120 S. Main St. in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls OKs contracts with paddleboard, boot camp companies to operate in parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A deal between the city of Marble Falls and two businesses means you can enjoy some paddleboarding and a good workout at two parks. The Marble Falls City Council approved concession contracts with Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. and Camp Gladiator for one year each. (more…)

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Police say a rain-slicked roadway might have played a factor in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 21 at the intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Rain wreaks havoc on roadways, more wet weather in the forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Crews transported at least one person to the emergency room after two vehicles collided Feb. 21 at the rain-slicked intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls police arrest 23-year-old man for firing gun in neighborhood

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Marble Falls man faces several misdemeanor charges after allegedly shooting a firearm in a neighborhood. Marble Falls police arrested Albert Anthony Mann, 23, on Feb. 18 following a traffic stop connected to a shooting investigation in a neighborhood within the city limits, according to a police department report. […]

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Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

Marble Falls LakeFest drag boat races canceled

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — After 26 years, the LakeFest drag boat races appear to have come to a close. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce officials stated that they received a notice from the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series that it would be proposing some significant changes for the 2018 event. (more…)

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Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

Police arrest two Marble Falls High School students over alleged threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two Marble Falls High School students face third-degree felony terroristic threat charges after authorities arrested them Feb. 16 on campus about an hour after the start of school, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune hold the Locals Love Us contest each year.

SCAM: Contact Picayune/KBEY office if you receive Locals Love Us call

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune management is reminding businesses that get unsolicited calls regarding their Locals Love Us awards to tell the caller they’ll be contacting the station and newspaper office directly. (more…)

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The areas of improvements in Johnson and Lakeside parks and Racer’s Landing on Lakeshore Drive, all in Marble Falls. Projected start of construction is in October with projected completion in June 2019. Courtesy drawing from the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls signs $296,620 contract with firm for park system upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls took a step closer to creating its own oasis at Lakeside and Johnson parks Feb. 6 when the City Council approved an engineering and design contract with Halff Associates for $296,620. (more…)

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Steve Feist (center) stands with Marble Falls H-E-B team members after making the first purchase at the new store just after 6 a.m. Feb. 9. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New H-E-B in Marble Falls opens with fanfare; guess what first customer purchased

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — A pep-rally atmosphere welcomed early morning shoppers to the 6 a.m. opening of Marble Falls’ newest attraction. The Marble Falls High School band played outside the new 110-000-square-foot H-E-B store, 1503 RR 1431, while the school’s cheerleaders welcomed shoppers inside. (more…)

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New H-E-B in Marble Falls more than 'impressive;' get a sneak peek

New H-E-B in Marble Falls more than ‘impressive;’ get a sneak peek

  STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — “Enormous,” “massive,” and “impressive” don’t begin to describe the new H-E-B store in Marble Falls. But people used those words a lot during a ribbon-cutting Feb. 8, when H-E-B officials gave community leaders and the media a behind-the-scenes look at the 110,000-square-foot facility, located at 1503 RR […]

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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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