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MARBLE FALLS — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a second-floor bedroom of a Marble Falls home Jan. 2.

Fire crews respond to two Marble Falls blazes

MARBLE FALLS — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a second-floor bedroom of a Marble Falls home Jan. 2. Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said the fire on East Wildflower Boulevard was believed to have started from a child playing with a lighter in a bedroom. (more…)

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Two Llano County youth injured in separate accidental shootings

LLANO — Following two accidental shootings involving youth since Dec. 21, officials are asking parents to speak with their children about gun safety. “We’re asking people to remind their kids to be careful around guns,” said John Neff, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy. “They can review gun safety and hunter’s education courses.” (more…)

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Bertram chief steps down to take Hays County position

BERTRAM — After two-and-a-half years of service as the city’s police chief, Ron Hall offered his resignation Dec. 14. The city accepted it during a special meeting Dec. 18 and appointed Bertram Police Lt. Dean Stringer as interim chief. (more…)

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Marble Falls police find $100,000 worth of drugs, $25,000 cash in local hotel room

MARBLE FALLS — A tip led Marble Falls investigators to a hotel room Dec. 15 where they found more than a few bath towels lying around the room. “The room wasn’t occupied when the investigators searched it, but they found over 25 pounds in marijuana, $25,000 in cash and a rifle and a pistol,” said […]

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Woman, 6-year-old son hospitalized after Texas 71 wreck

MARBLE FALLS – A Granite Shoals mother and her son are recovering after a crash Dec. 12 involving an 18-wheeler on Texas 71, just east of U.S. 281, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The collision happened just before 7:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of the highway at the entryway of Vulcan […]

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Marble Falls looks for industry identity to spur growth

MARBLE FALLS — Health and wellness careers as well as light manufacturing companies might be the key to future growth, researchers told city leaders during the Economic Development Corp. meeting Dec. 5. Officials with TIP (Theory into Practice) Strategies unveiled their recommendations aimed at taking Marble Falls to another level of economic success. (more…)

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Fix to some roads in sticks nixed by Burnet County commissioners

BURNET —  Burnet County will no longer provide repairs on publicly dedicated roads following a 5-0 vote by Commissioners Court to end the 20-year practice. In essence, even roads used by the public in private county subdivisions or overseen by property owners’ associations cannot receive repairs and maintenance funded by tax dollars. “It’s not an […]

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Shuttle available for Burnet v. Marble Falls gridiron grudge match

MARBLE FALLS — A shuttle service dubbed the Mustang Express is available for fans on Sept. 14, the night of the traditional Burnet vs. Marble Falls high school football game. The contest will be played at Marble Falls High School’s Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Officials expect thousands of spectators at the game, the latest […]

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