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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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Upcoming Burnet Job Fair making beneficial connections

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Businesses from across the Hill Country will participate in a job fair Aug. 6 in the hopes of finding eager people wanting to start a career. The event is 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 Jackson St. (more…)

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Gateway neighbors deal with blasting, noise, dust at CVS construction site

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After several weeks of construction, the CVS Pharmacy project has made quite an impact on nearby residents and businesses in the Gateway subdivision. (more…)

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Historic Badger building in Burnet

Winery nixes historic Badger building partnership with Burnet EDC

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  City officials have temporarily halted renovations of the historic Badger building after investors in a winery venture backed out of a partnership with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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Launch your business with help from free seminar in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Ever thought about owning your own business but wondered how to get started? Well, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce has a deal for you. The chamber is hosting “Ready, Set … Launch Your Business,” a free seminar 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the chamber office, 229 S. Pierce […]

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Raymond Brandenburg recently took over GameDay Comics and Cards in Marble Falls. He’s busy putting his touch on the business, but at the heart of it remains, well, comics and games. GameDay is celebrating international Free Comic Book Day on May 2. The store remains a hub of comic and gaming enthusiasts with Friday Night Magic tournaments. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New GameDay owner embraces magical world of comics business

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Raymond Brandenburg is giving away comics May 2 at GameDay Comics and Cards. Yeah, he really is — or, at least, the comic book distributor is. (more…)

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Burnet chamber honoring citizens, businesses at banquet

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet is celebrating its citizens and businesses Feb. 7 during the 60th annual chamber banquet and awards presentation. Anyone is welcome — you don’t have to be a member to attend — but those hoping to celebrate with the community would be wise to buy tickets early. (more…)

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