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City takes over July 4 fireworks show on Lake Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO While Marble Falls businesswoman Judy Miller won’t admit she probably helped save the annual Marble Falls Fourth of July Fireworks in 2009, she definitely played a big role in resurrecting the celebration. (more…)

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Seth Zargallows stands in the balcony of The Hideaway at the Uptown, 218 Main St. in Marble Falls. This is Zargallows’s second time to operate the historic downtown venue. The first show is scheduled for March 30. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New rendition of Uptown theater is ‘y’all’s place,’ says owner

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Live music returns March 30 to Marble Falls’s historic Uptown theater on Main Street. (more…)

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An illustration of what a proposed Fairfield Inn and Suites in Marble Falls would look like. The hotel recently renewed its site development permit, which signals work at 801 La Ventana could soon begin.

Permits ‘good sign’ work to begin on Marble Falls hotel, lofts

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Recent site development permits indicate two large developments could soon be underway in Marble Falls.  The permits are for Fairfield Inn & Suites and 99 Main LLC.  (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Chief Mark Whitacre introduced newly promoted captains Trisha Ratliff and Robert Talamantes during the regular City Council meeting March 5. Photo courtesy of city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls recognizes new police captains, beautification efforts, city website changes

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two newly promoted Marble Falls Police Department captains were recognized during the City Council meeting March 5. (more…)

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The new public restrooms in downtown Marble Falls is now open for use after it was placed at the site Jan. 23. Staff photo by Jared Fields

New downtown Marble Falls public restrooms are open

FROM STAFF REPORTS The new public restroom in downtown Marble Falls is now open for, well, business. (more…)

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Marble Falls sales tax receipts from December set record

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Marble Falls sales tax receipts set a record in December, according to the state comptroller. (more…)

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This sport-utility vehicle crashed through a fence and came to rest in the open field of Marble Falls Elementary School just before noon Feb. 27 when no children were outside. The vehicle hit an electrical pole, went through the school’s fence, and stopped just before another fence that separates the field from the parking lot. Staff photo by Jared Fields

SUV crashes into Marble Falls Elementary playground

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS An SUV crashed through a fence and came to rest in the Marble Falls Elementary School play field just before noon Feb. 27 without injuring anyone. (more…)

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Signs in the window of Payless ShoeSource, 2713 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, confirm the store’s closing as part of the company’s plans to shutter all 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls store among 2,100 Payless locations closing

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three words, “SALE! CLOSING STORE,” confirm that Payless ShoeSource in Marble Falls is one of the 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico that are going out of business. (more…)

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Give ‘High Five’ to ‘mompreneur’ with grant contest vote

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It’s not easy being a “mompreneur,” a woman actively balancing being a mom and an entrepreneur. Just ask Lerin Lockwood, the founder of Lion Latch. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area EMS paramedics treat a motorcycle driver after the individual led law enforcement on a chase through Marble Falls before crashing into a Marble Falls police car in front of Chick-fil-A on U.S. 281. Allan Wayne Hawley (right), 53, of Cottonwood Shores was charged with reckless driving and evading arrest. Courtesy photos

Motorcyclist leads law enforcement on winding chase before crashing into patrol car

FROM STAFF REPORTS A motorcycle driver on Feb. 12 took law enforcement on a winding chase through Marble Falls before his escapades came to an end after crashing into a Marble Falls police car in front of Chick-fil-A on U.S. 281. (more…)

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Harmony Park in downtown Marble Falls will include musical instruments that can be played by anyone as they spend time around Main Street. Rendering courtesy of city of Marble Falls

Downtown Marble Falls’s newest music venue: Harmony Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Steve Reitz remembers a family trip to Silverton, Colorado, because of one of the city’s downtown features: a musical instrument installation. “From 2 years old to 100, everyone hit (one of those instruments) once or twice,” said Reitz, the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board president. “It was a real asset […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Boaters enjoyed a ride around Lake Marble Falls on Dec. 27 for perhaps the final time before the Lower Colorado River Authority begins lowering lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on Dec. 30. The LCRA will begin refilling the lakes on Feb. 19. Staff photo by Jared Fields

As Walkway of Lights comes down, LCRA prepares to lower lakes Marble Falls and LBJ

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Not long after lunchtime on Dec. 27, the final sculptures from Walkway of Lights at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls were loaded onto trailers to close the 29th annual event. (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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Paceline Collision in Marble Falls is one of the company’s nine Texas locations acquired by the Boyd Group.

Boyd Group acquires Paceline Collision Centers, including Marble Falls location

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Boyd Group announced on Dec. 17 the acquisition of Paceline Collision Centers’ nine Texas locations. (more…)

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