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David Gorman (left), president of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents, presented Theresa Friesenhahn of Salem Insurance in Marble Falls with the 2018 Customer Service Representative of the Year during a May 19 ceremony in Arlington. The TPIA gives the award to a customer service representative who has helped improve an agency’s operation, served the clients in a unique or extraordinary way, engaged in the community, and helped advance the insurance industry. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls insurance agent wins Texas Customer Service Rep of the Year award

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — As a customer service representative for Salem Insurance, Theresa Friesenhahn loves taking care of her clients, and while she can take care of both personal and commercial clients, she focuses on one particular group. (more…)

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Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls earned the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands for the staff’s efforts in 2017. It’s the only dealership in Central Texas to receive the awards. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls dealership has garnered the honors, which is quite impressive considering its only been under its current ownership for about 2½ years. Pictured are President Greg Wessels, office manager Lauren Duran, GM District Manager Robert Owusu, new car sales manager Jason Duran, used car sales manager Damon Farmer, service manager Geoff McElroy, parts manager Rand Bettencourt, and manager Matt Wessels. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls wins GM Mark of Excellence awards for second year in a row

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Just moments after GM District Manager Robert Owusu awarded Chevrolet Buick Marble Falls with the GM Mark of Excellence Award for both Buick and Chevrolet brands on June 6, the management and staff slipped off and went back to what they do best: taking care of customers and the […]

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Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach will present a free program geared toward small-business owners looking to succeed in a world dominated by online retail giants. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls EDC hosting small business presentation on how to compete in Amazon-size world

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — If you’re the owner of a small business, especially a brick-and-mortar retail shop, your world shifted — well, actually endured an 8.0 earthquake — when online giant Amazon and other e-commerce sites started booming. (more…)

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Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A San Saba-based winery has agreed to a deal with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. to lease the Badger Building, which is undergoing more than $1.5 million in renovations, on the downtown square, 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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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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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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Jack and Virginia Walker of Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast in Llano show off their new ‘hardware’ after Better Business Bureau officials presented them with the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast is only one of four businesses in a 105-county area honored with the award. Courtesy photo

Llano’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast wins BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — When you do things right, you sometimes get rewarded. That’s what Virginia and Jack Walker and their staff at Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast learned Sept. 13. (more…)

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Rene Jackson was aiming for 30 years in the Army, but a second bout with cancer cut his goal short by two. Many veterans ponder what they’ll do after a military career, but after careful research and study, Jackson settled on selling pizzas. Jackson and his wife, Sandra, who works in the Pentagon, are opening a Little Caesars franchise in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

After military career and cancer battle, veteran opening Marble Falls Little Caesars

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Chicken wings and $5 pizzas weren’t on Rene Jackson’s radar about six years ago. The then-Army lieutenant colonel was wrapping up three decades of military service. “My plan was to put in 30 years,” Jackson said. Then, cancer struck. This wasn’t the first time either. “I fought cancer twice. […]

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Time isn’t just passing by for Great Escapements clock repair in Lampasas

Time isn’t just passing by for Great Escapements clock repair in Lampasas

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LAMPASAS — The constant “tick-tock” fades into the background after a few minutes, but at the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour, chimes ring out. Some are loud enough to cause a visitor to Jason Soule’s shop to look up. (more…)

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin) visits with Marble Falls-area business owners during an Aug. 17 stop. Williams held the Small Business Roundtable to share his Jumpstart America tax-reform plan with business owners and community leaders. Williams, who represents the 25th District of Texas, outlined eight things he’d like to pass, including cuts to personal income tax, corporate taxes, and payroll taxes. Go to williams.house.gov to look at the plan. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

U.S. Rep. Williams in Marble Falls touting tax cuts, Main Street America

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — U.S. Rep. Roger Williams laid out his vision for boosting the U.S. economy to Marble Falls-area business owners and community leaders during a Small Business Roundtable on Aug. 17 at the Market on Avenue H. (more…)

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Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

Bertram’s Texas Pecan Cake Shop wins first in HEB’s Quest for Texas Best contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BERTRAM — The days of baking only a handful of Lorraine’s Original Texas Pecan Cakes at a time might be over for Bridget and Will McCoy after the couple nabbed first place in the 2017 H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. (more…)

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H-E-B employees will begin temporarily parking on a newly constructed lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property at the intersection of Pony Circle and Bluebonnet Drive until the new grocery store is completed in the summer of 2018. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls ISD cuts deal with H-E-B for temporary employee parking

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Crews are clearing the way for a lot on the Marble Falls Middle School property as part of an agreement between the school district and H-E-B for temporary employee parking while the new store is being built. (more…)

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Workers prepare the sign at the new Bealls store, 1400 RR 1431 in Marble Falls, which is scheduled for a grand opening April 6. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New Bealls in Marble Falls on schedule to open April 6

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new Bealls store, scheduled to open April 6, will debut in its new location with a number of additional amenities and more space for merchandise, officials said. (more…)

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FirstCapital Bank of Texas president and American Bank Association chairman-elect Ken Burgess (left) of Horseshoe Bay and Midland joined other ABA officials Laurie Stewart, Jeff Szyperski, Luanne Cundiff, Dorothy Savarese, Rob Nichols, Leslie Andersen, Tim Zimmerman, Rebeca Romero, and Scott Heittkamp with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office following a meeting March 9. The president invited ABA officials and community bank representatives to the meeting so he could hear their concerns and challenges. Courtesy photo

Horseshoe Bay banker meets with Trump in relief effort for small banks

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Ken Burgess, chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, and other community bankers voiced their concerns with President Donald Trump during a White House meeting, the Horseshoe Bay resident liked what he heard in the president’s response. (more…)

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Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood was looking for a little help to take her Lion Latch, a jewelry protector, from idea to marketable product, she turned to a SCORE mentor. (more…)

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Marble Falls leaders recently released a state-of-the-city report featuring the city's financial health, projects and business prospects. The report stated a Chick-fil-A, proposed in the 2100 block of U.S. 281, is expected to break ground in the early part of 2017, while Burger King officials are considering the southwest corner (pictured) of U.S. 281 and RR 1431. Staff photo

Marble Falls unveils timing of Chick-fil-A, Burger King and more projects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An annual state-of-the-city report has revealed business prospects for Marble Falls as well as its financial health, future and ongoing projects in the community, according to the document. (more…)

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Residents have complained to the city of Marble Falls about a half-block-long stucco wall in the 1500 block of RR 1431, the site of a proposed new Bealls department store under construction, but the developer says await the finished product. Staff photo

New Bealls building faces public criticism regarding 1431 view

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Construction of a side wall on the proposed new Bealls store on RR 1431 has prompted a torrent of complaints to city officials and on social media that have been critical of the current aesthetics as well as the developer’s decision to position the building’s storefront away […]

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Striping along Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 in Marble Falls was completed June 23. The road should open to traffic next week. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Avenue N gets its stripes; road should open next week

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Striping on the newly surfaced Avenue N from Broadway to RR 1431 was completed June 23. (more…)

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Officials with APAC Texas, a rock quarry north of Marble Falls on U.S. 281, dropped seeking an amendment to its state permit to expand operations. File photo 

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

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H-E-B officials announced June 1 that a new and bigger store will be built adjacent to the current store on RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New and bigger H-E-B coming to Marble Falls at 1431 location

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — H-E-B shoppers wanting more choices and space are going to get those when the Texas grocery chain builds a new and bigger store in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

Market on H in Marble Falls open for business, overnight stays

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALL — For several years, Stuart and Rebecca Nunnally looked at the laundry mat on some property on Avenue H adjacent to Second Street and wondered about the land’s possibility. But a long-term lease kept the property as a laundry mat. (more…)

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Burnet EDC negotiating land deal to attract businesses, including national chain stores

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials are considering the purchase of a 21-acre tract to coax potential national retail chains and other commercial ventures to the community. “What we’ve seen over the last several years is a significant level of interest from retailers and other businesses in looking at […]

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The first graduating class of the culinary arts program prepared dishes toward their final exam on March 8 at Saucy’s Catering in Cottonwood. Pictured are graduates Marissa Carrillo (left) and Lindsay Parker, chef and course instructor Luciana McKeown of Saucy’s Catering, and students Shadow Crouch, Josh Yocum and Manuel Bravo. Courtesy photo

Cottonwood Shores culinary school serves up hospitality workforce

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES —  Creating a tasty whiskey tarragon sauce could very well launch Josh Yocum’s career as a future chef. Yocum and four other students were the first graduating class March 8 of a culinary arts program that offers free tuition through Central Texas College for individuals trying to enter new […]

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Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

Workers tear down businesses, carve new Avenue N in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As contractors clear the way for a city street relocation, workers started tearing down two adjacent businesses March 1 to make way for new private development. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

Marble Falls’ historic Uptown on Main closes; new investors sought

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The curtain is falling again for an historic theater on Main Street, but its owners hope to find a group of investors to purchase the building or operate the venue for its third act. The Uptown on Main, 218 Main St., recently closed after a nearly two-year […]

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