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78-year-old Horseshoe Bay man killed in FM 2147 collision

78-year-old Horseshoe Bay man killed in FM 2147 collision

FROM STAFF REPORTS A two-vehicle collision Feb. 4 on FM 2147 West in Marble Falls killed a Horseshoe Bay man. (more…)

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From Johnson Park in Marble Falls you can see the back of two properties on Buena Vista Drive that soon will be demolished. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. awarded a low bid of $37,250 to Hansco Inc. to demolish the homes at 108 and 112 Buena Vista Drive during its regular board meeting Feb. 6. The two EDC-owned properties are on the left and right of the photo. The middle building is privately owned. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Bid approved to tear down Buena Vista houses for parks space

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two houses on Buena Vista Drive near Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls soon will be demolished. (more…)

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Marble Falls fills newly created recreation coordinator job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As the administrative assistant for the Marble Falls parks and public works departments for a number of years, Monique Breaux already played a role in the city’s recreational programs. That role just got bigger as Breaux was hired as the newly created city recreation coordinator. (more…)

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Dead priest with local ties on sexual abuse allegations list

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A list of 22 Catholic priests “credibly accused of committing sexual abuse against a minor” released by the Diocese of Austin on Jan. 31 included one with ties to the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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The U.S. Post Office Contract Unit on Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals will close at the end of the business day Jan. 31. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals postal unit closes; residents must go to Marble Falls for some services

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Granite Shoals contract postal unit will be closed as of Jan. 31, and residents will be forced to head to Marble Falls for “full retail services.” (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls hosted a town hall meeting Jan. 29 with about 50 residents in attendance. Topics from the attendees included city communication, billing complaints, crime during the flood, and the Lower Colorado River Authority’s actions during the flood. File photo by Cade Rice

Marble Falls town hall addresses some flood-related concerns

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS About 50 residents attended a town hall meeting Jan. 29 to give their input regarding the city of Marble Falls’s response to the October flood. (more…)

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Report: Marble Falls sale-tax allocation up in January

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls sales-tax allocation grew 7 percent in January — based on November receipts — compared to the same period in 2017, according to the state comptroller’s office. The growth can be attributed to industries related to construction and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the October flood. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is hosting a town hall Jan. 29 in the Municipal Court Room at the Public Safety Facility, 606 Avenue N, to hear resident feedback related to the city's response to the October flood. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls town hall Jan. 29 on city’s flood response

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is opening the doors of the Public Safety Facility to residents so officials can hear their feedback about the October flood response. (more…)

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Phillips Ranch Road near Granite Shoals City Hall. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Smoother Phillips Ranch Road headed for consistent 35 mph

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO About the only drawback to Phillips Ranch Road since recent improvements is it is so smooth now that motorists have a hard time driving the speed limit, especially when it shifts from 35 mph down to 30 mph. (more…)

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Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber hires new executive director

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a new executive director beginning Jan. 29. (more…)

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Burnet EDC looks at whether city has room for another hotel

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a recent convention visit, Burnet officials were approached about the possibility the city could support another hotel. To find out, the Burnet Economic Development Corp. voted Jan. 25 to contract for a feasibility study. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Post Office remained open after a vehicle crashed into the side of the building Jan. 23. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls Post Office still open after SUV crashes into it

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Post Office remained open for business after a sport-utility vehicle crashed into the side of the building Jan. 23. (more…)

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Downtown Marble Falls has a new public restroom after a crane placed the structure on the corner of Main and Third streets. The restroom is the first of two new restrooms to be placed in the city. The next will be installed at Johnson Park in March. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Public restroom now in place in downtown Marble Falls; musical accompaniment coming

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new public restroom now sits in the City Hall parking lot in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Death of woman in Kingsland is possible homicide; hospitalized man 'person of interest'

Death of woman in Kingsland is possible homicide; hospitalized man ‘person of interest’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Llano County deputies and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman in Kingsland as a homicide. (more…)

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With $350,000 loan, new water well in the works for Burnet County community

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Water Development Board approved a $350,000 loan Jan. 22 to Whitewater Springs Water Supply Corp. in Burnet County. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved this design for downtown street signs during its Jan. 15 regular meeting. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls City Council sinks boat ramp fees, selects street signs for downtown

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls City Council debated a boat launch fee and selected a design for downtown street signs during its regular meeting Jan. 15. (more…)

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On Jan. 17, construction crews began placing the first beams on the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland. The Texas Department of Transportation expects the project to be completed in April. Staff photo by Jared Fields

First beams going in at RM 2900 bridge construction site

FROM STAFF REPORTS The first beams for the RM 2900 bridge began being placed Jan. 17. Ten 80-foot-long beams will be set on the bridge’s first two spans on the north side of the Llano River. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue added three new firefighters during a ceremony Jan. 15 at the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility, 606 Avenue N. Taking the oath were (left to right) Travis Rabb, Jordon Thomas, and Bobby Amick. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls Fire Rescue

Marble Falls Fire Rescue welcomes three new firefighters

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three new firefighters joined Marble Falls Fire Rescue during a Jan. 15 ceremony at the Marble Falls Public Safety Facility. (more…)

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The Badu Park splash pad in Llano was destroyed during the October flood. Insurance will help cover the cost to replace the attraction, but what the Llano Parks Project really wants is a comprehensive parks master plan to ensure that any additions to the city’s parks system is done with the best long-term planning in mind. File photo

Llano Parks Project pursues parks master plan for the city

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After the October flood destroyed the new Badu Park splash pad, you might expect a new one to be at the top of a wish list for the Llano Parks Project. (more…)

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Proposed changes to the Llano City Cemetery ordinance were voted down during the regular City Council meeting Jan. 7. The changes would have limited the types of displays and headstones in a new section of the cemetery. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Controversial Llano cemetery ordinance changes voted down

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Llano City Cemetery ordinance will remain as-is after a unanimous vote during the Jan. 7 regular Llano City Council meeting. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls was recently recognized by the Texas Film Commission as a Film Friendly Certified Community. The program allows participating cities to market themselves to the film industry. Photos of some of the local sites submitted to the commission include of Lakeside Park (pictured), Charley Taylor Arena, downtown, the Falls on the Colorado Museum, and scenic areas. Photo courtesy of the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls is ready for its closeup; city is now Film Friendly Community

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Now that the Texas Film Commission has recognized Marble Falls as a Film Friendly Certified Community, more eyes will be focused on the city for consideration in movies, TV shows, and commercials. (more…)

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Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board President Steve Reitz recognized former board member Jane Marie Hurst during the regular meeting Jan. 2. Hurst resigned from the board in December to take office as the Burnet County Precinct 3 justice of the peace. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls EDC adds workforce development, arts projects to its list; public hearing Feb. 6

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. will add two items to its projects list for the first time in more than two years. (more…)

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UPDATE: Armed man shot and killed by DPS trooper identified

UPDATE: Armed man shot and killed by DPS trooper identified

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Rangers are investigating a state trooper-involved shooting on Dec. 30 that left one person dead. (more…)

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Charles Farrell, 62, was charged in the shooting of a 45-year-old Burnet County man Dec. 22.

BCSO: Argument over property preceded Dec. 22 shooting

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The 45-year-old man shot Dec. 22 during an altercation outside of Burnet remains in intensive care, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The person who allegedly shot the man told authorities he was defending himself. (more…)

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Granite Shoals deer management program brings in 2 tons of venison, keeps roads safer

Granite Shoals deer management program brings in 2 tons of venison, keeps roads safer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO   The city of Granite Shoals’s wildlife committee and its deer management program have provided more than 2 tons of venison so far this year for residents as well as organizations that help those in need. The program also helps reduce the number of vehicle-deer collisions. (more…)

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Marble Falls Chamber tourism director is new downtown coordinator for city

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A familiar face is switching roles in Marble Falls to lead future development of the downtown area. The city of Marble Falls hired Erin Burks to its newly created downtown coordinator position. Burks has been the director of Marketing and Tourism for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and Convention […]

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