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Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Parks and Rec commissioner resigns over planning and flood concerns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Steve Hurst resigned from the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Nov. 6, citing what he sees as the city’s lack of planning for its green spaces and flood mitigation. (more…)

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One of the two pecan trees lost at Johnson Park because of flooding Oct. 16. This tree was growing near the Johnson Park amphitheater and the boat ramp on Backbone Creek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

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Brian Murphy (left) and Lewis Fletcher, both of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, Chelsea Seiter-Weatherford, GIS analyst for the city of Marble Falls, and Monique Breaux, administrative assistant of the Parks and Recreation and Water departments, are using their smartphones to pinpoint their exact location in Marble Falls City Cemetery through the city’s new online mapping system. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls cemetery mapping system more user-friendly; parks improvements continue

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed several important items during its regular meeting Oct. 1, including the online map of Marble Falls City Cemetery, Phase 1A of improvements at Lakeside and Johnson parks, and Spring Break 2019.  (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan during its Sept. 18 regular meeting. The council increased a committee recommendation from $250,000 to $550,000 for upcoming improvements to the 10-acre Park View Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls City Council settles on tax rate, more than doubles funding for park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Council tackled several budgetary-related items during its regular Sept. 18 meeting, including adopting a 2018-19 tax rate. (more…)

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The remains of the city of Marble Falls tennis court at Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

City tennis, basketball courts being removed at Lakeside Park as part of upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The tennis court at Lakeside Park is being removed as part of Phase 1A upgrades to Lakeside Park. (more…)

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Park View Park near Mormon Mill Road is one of many planned projects in the city of Marble Falls’s five-year plan. The Capital Improvement Plan Committee made a recommendation to present more than $68 million in projects over five years for the City Council to consider.

Marble Falls Capital Improvement Plan committee debates park’s cost in $68M projects list

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — With more than $68 million in planned projects over the next five years to recommend to City Council, the Marble Falls Capital Improvement Plan Committee debated just one item Aug. 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School sixth-grader Nathan Jowers watches a video on his smartphone thanks to the new Wi-Fi service at Westside Park. Jowers connected to the free service Aug. 9 while attending Westside Connection, a festive gathering hosted by the city of Marble Falls’s Community Engagement Initiative. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls now providing free Wi-Fi access at Westside Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Eleven-year-old Nathan Jowers didn’t hesitate when answering why he wanted to attend Westside Connection, a fun gathering at Westside Park on Aug. 9. (more…)

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Following projected revenue loss, Marble Falls considers lowering Lakeside Pavilion rental rates after 2016 hike

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Parks and Recreation Commission is re-evaluating fees for Lakeside Pavilion after officials project a $22,850 loss in revenues this year. “The feedback is that we’re expensive,” Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss told the commissioners during its monthly meeting June 4. (more…)

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Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — If all goes according to plans recently unveiled at the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lakeside Park will have a 400-foot sandy beach as early as next June. The beach would be located between Lake Marble Falls and Lakeside Pavilion. (more…)

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A Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner asked city leaders to study how conditions upstream from Johnson Park could impact planned park improvements in the event of a significant flood. Commissioner Steve Hurst pointed out that debris around the Avenue N low-water crossing could impact both flooding at that location as well as downstream in the Johnson Park vicinity. File photo

Marble Falls parks commissioner raises flooding concerns at meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While city leaders discussed utility work to support proposed park improvements, one Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner urged they address a potential flooding risk that could wipe out any park upgrades. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Leta Stephenson-Smith reacts to a crown she found in a gift bag presented to her by Mayor John Packer as Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss looks on during a ceremony honoring the former commissioner March 15. The event was held before the start of the newly named Leta Stephenson-Smith 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which was part of the city’s Spring Break activities. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Longtime Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioner honored for service

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Leta Stephenson-Smith had decided to decline an invitation to attend the 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 15, which was part of the city of Marble Falls’ weeklong Spring Break activities. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. is located at 120 S. Main St. in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls OKs contracts with paddleboard, boot camp companies to operate in parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A deal between the city of Marble Falls and two businesses means you can enjoy some paddleboarding and a good workout at two parks. The Marble Falls City Council approved concession contracts with Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. and Camp Gladiator for one year each. (more…)

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The areas of improvements in Johnson and Lakeside parks and Racer’s Landing on Lakeshore Drive, all in Marble Falls. Projected start of construction is in October with projected completion in June 2019. Courtesy drawing from the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls signs $296,620 contract with firm for park system upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls took a step closer to creating its own oasis at Lakeside and Johnson parks Feb. 6 when the City Council approved an engineering and design contract with Halff Associates for $296,620. (more…)

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Some dog owners have raised concerns about larger dogs being aggressive toward smaller ones at Ruff Park, a half-acre, enclosed dog park at Westside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls digs into dog park complaints, solutions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is trying to stay out of the dog house as it addresses concerns of pet owners regarding small dogs vs. big dogs at Ruff Park. (more…)

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One of the holes of the new back nine of the city of Marble Falls’s disc golf course at Westside Park. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

You can now play a full 18 holes on Westside Park disc golf course

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Disc golf enthusiasts can now enjoy a full 18-hole course at Westside Park as city staff and volunteers installed an additional nine baskets. The course previously consisted of nine holes with golfers having to play two rounds to turn it into a full 18. (more…)

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Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Things are taking shape at the Johnson Park Veterans Memorial as crews installed stone monuments and service branch flags, but officials say there’s still work to be done. (more…)

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New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Walkers, cyclists, and families can traverse the city’s parks more safely with additional sidewalks near Westside Park. It’s only the first phase of a plan to connect Westside Park on Second Street with the Childers Park ballfields on Broadway Street by sidewalks and the hike-and-bike trail. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Online map for Marble Falls City Cemetery is ready

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Finding loved ones and historic figures buried at the Marble Falls City Cemetery won’t require walking from plot to plot in the hopes of stumbling upon for whom who you’re looking. (more…)

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Lakeside and Johnson parks in Marble Falls are due from $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks commission discusses $3.3M in funding for major improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission learned during its regular meeting Sept. 11 how officials will pay for $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements to Lakeside and Johnson parks as well as received a timeline for Phase 1A of a multi-year parks plan. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

4-story parking garage could take spot next to Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have unveiled plans for a proposed parking garage north of a potential hotel/conference center project on Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. property adjacent to Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Data gathered counting boat ramp use in Marble Falls compared boating activity at the community’s amenities located in three parks, including Johnson Park. Photo copyright of city of Marble Falls

Survey says most popular boat ramp in Marble Falls is …

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The results of a camera-tracked survey that collected usage data revealed that Johnson Park has the most-used boat ramp — and the set-to-be-relocated Lakeside Park’s ramp is not far behind. (more…)

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The Falls Creek Park and Skatepark in Marble Falls gets a lot of use by local skaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks department celebrates 10 years of growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss smiled as he thought back to one of his favorite days as the parks and recreation director for the city of Marble Falls, the day Falls Creek Park and Skatepark had its official grand opening Oct. 16, 2010. (more…)

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Tony Nandin Jr. (left) uses a hammer to remove one of the bars on the wooden playscape in Johnson Park as his dad, Tony Sr., watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Old playscape removed from Marble Falls’ Johnson Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The wooden playscape that’s been in Johnson Park for about three decades was being deconstructed May 19 by Tony Nandin and his son, Tony Nandin Jr., to be transported to its new home in Brady. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (more…)

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Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Beekeepers on March 10 were prepping to remove a hive in a tree along the Marble Falls Hike and Bike Trail after the bees became aggressive the day before and stung a woman. (more…)

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