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The Blue Bonnet Cafe turns 90 years old

Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls celebrating 90 years

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Since April 1929, generations of Highland Lakes residents have made family meals at the Blue Bonnet Cafe a tradition. (more…)

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Police warn residents over possible mountain lion sighting

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls Police Department is urging residents to take precautions after it received an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion in a wooded area east of 400 Avenue N on May 8 in the early morning hours. (more…)

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Marble Falls implements less restrictive Stage 2 water rules

FROM STAFF REPORTS Marble Falls implemented Stage 2 water use restrictions effective May 3. The city has been under Stage 3 restrictions since April 5. (more…)

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With ongoing construction at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls expected to last into August, the city has decided not to open the pool at Lakeside Park this summer. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Due to construction, Marble Falls pool closed this summer

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city pool at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls will be closed for the summer. Ongoing construction at the park and on Buena Vista Drive forced city officials to make a decision regarding the pool with its June 1 opening just a month away. (more…)

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A service for Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew E. Howe is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. Howe died April 26 in a motorcycle accident. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls officer remembered for leadership, sense of humor

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Andrew Howe joined the Marble Falls Police Department in July 2017, it didn’t take long for the veteran officer to prove himself. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls was recognized as a Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful for community projects near Westside Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls now Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city’s efforts to support the Westside community in the previous year elevated Marble Falls to a Silver Star affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. (more…)

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Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident April 26. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS A 36-year-old Marble Falls police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Friday, April 26, on his way to work, according to officials. (more…)

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The instruments in Harmony Park, 800 Third St. in downtown Marble Falls, will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The five permanent instruments are installed but sealed until Thursday’s event. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Downtown Harmony Park instruments unveiling Thursday

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Anyone can be a musician in downtown Marble Falls starting April 25, when city officials unveil six new instrument installments at Harmony Park. (more…)

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LakeFest is returning to Lake Marble Falls in 2020 after a two-year break. The Southern Drag Boat Association, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Marble Falls made the announcement April 22. File photo

LakeFest drag boat races returning to Marble Falls in 2020

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a two-year hiatus, LakeFest will return to Lake Marble Falls in 2020. (more…)

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Marble Falls has included a potential new City Hall in its five-year Capital Improvement Plan. During the city’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting April 17, more details were presented about how a future move might affect downtown. File photo

More revealed about potential new Marble Falls City Hall

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Details of a potential new Marble Falls City Hall emerged April 17 during the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board meeting. (more…)

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Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

Marble Falls moves down to Stage 3 water restrictions

FROM STAFF REPORTS The city of Marble Falls implemented Stage 3 water restrictions April 5. (more…)

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The Fourth of July fireworks show in Marble Falls has been taking place at Lakeside Park, but with construction ongoing at the park, the public viewing location this year will be moved to First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, seen on the horizon across the lake on the far left. That’s not the only change: The city of Marble Falls has taken over the event this year. File photo

New viewing location for 2019 Marble Falls fireworks show

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With construction underway at Lakeside Park, Marble Falls city officials had to find a new location for people to enjoy the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls’s wastewater treatment plant is operating at 75 percent of capacity. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the city must begin planning and designing for expansion. The city approved a contract for engineering services and has a timetable for future construction to begin in 2021. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls council discusses Avenue N bridge, wastewater treatment plant expansion

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Marble Falls is eyeing a possible partnership with the city of Meadowlakes to apply for a federal grant to build a bridge on Avenue N. Marble Falls officials could present the idea of the two entities applying for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the City Council […]

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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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