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The Deer

Marble Falls graduate bares soul in The Deer, performing at UtopiaFest in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A self-described shy girl from Marble Falls is in the midst of promoting her band’s fourth album, which includes a stop at this year’s UtopiaFest. Grace Rowland, a 2002 graduate of Marble Falls High School, is the lead singer for Austin-based The Deer, which has been in existence since 2013. The […]

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Remember When

REMEMBER WHEN: Sisters recall early Marble Falls

SENIOR WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Editor’s note: This issue of The Picayune Magazine takes a look at Highland Lakes history, including sit-down interviews with people who “Remember When.” A new feature in the magazine, “Remember When” will appear regularly along with other stories that explore the roots of our community. The series begins with two women […]

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Granite Mountain

ROCKY HISTORIES: Granite Mountain chipping away

  More than 1.1 billion years ago, two different magma chambers were emplaced at nearly the same time and depth in Central Texas. Through a number of geologic processes loosely termed the Llano Uplift, they were exposed at the surface and are now known as Granite Mountain in Marble Falls and Enchanted Rock between Llano […]

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Sculptor Dan Pogue

Sculptor: Public art displays feasts for eyes, economies

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Dan Pogue has sculpted intricate, beautiful pieces of art, including a towering 16-foot archangel, but his latest project is almost amusing to him. “You know, I’ve never done a hippo before,” he said in his gallery and studio located east of Marble Falls. “I’ve done a lot of things, but this is […]

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Operation BBC Relief

Marble Falls businessman joins ‘food first responders’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Hurricane Dorian released its grip on The Bahamas earlier this month and the vast destruction became evident, Numinous Coffee Roasters owner Alex Payson wanted to do more than just offer “thoughts and prayers.” “Thoughts and prayers are a great start, but what can you do after that,” asked Payson rhetorically. On […]

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Pink Out Marble Falls

Pink Out Marble Falls on Thursday full of pageantry

Just which Highland Lakes first responder has what it takes to be the next top supermodel? Maybe none, but that’s not stopping a bunch of them from competing in the annual First Responder Pageant Show during Pink Out Marble Falls on Thursday, September 12. Last year, a crowd packed into Old Oak Square under the […]

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Johnathon Gonzales

Stabbing suspect leads several agencies on high-speed chase

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The suspect in the stabbing of a mother and son in Cottonwood Shores led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through two counties, but teamwork put him in the Burnet County Jail, where he is facing several felony charges. Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Johnny Liendo said the man entered a Cottonwood Shores […]

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A concept rendering for a sandy beach along Lake Marble Falls at Lakeside Park shows the proposed proximity to Lakeside Pavilion. The Marble Falls City Council on Dec. 4 awarded a contract to Myers Concrete Construction to build the beach as part of Project Phase 1A. Shallow water inside the lake wall will let beachgoers splash in the water inside. The project also will somewhat affect the layout of the Walkway of Lights but is not causing the popular Christmas event to go away. Rendering courtesy of the City of Marble Falls

Chamber: Walkway of Lights is staying at Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS News of a $3.2 million contract awarded for Marble Falls park improvements quickly sparked words of remorse for the supposed loss of the beloved Walkway of Lights. (more…)

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A memorial event for Kathy Rose Ferrell on Jan. 28 will honor a woman who inspired others with her joyful outlook and advocacy of breast cancer prevention. Courtesy photo

Memorial to inspire after Marble Falls resident loses battle with breast cancer

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY COTTONWOOD SHORES — Despite losing an eight-year battle with breast cancer, Kathy Rose Ferrell, 45, had “touched many souls out here” because she personified wisdom, optimism, and a fighting spirit, according to her loved ones and co-workers. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls is putting a call out for Community Pride Award nominations. Last year, Ridgemont Village, located in the Gateway community, earned the honor. This year, the city is awarding both residential and commercial areas. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Show your area’s ‘Community Pride’ through Marble Falls award

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Think you live in the best Marble Falls neighborhood? Are you constantly getting compliments on the look of your suburb? Do your family and friends wish they lived in your precinct? The city of Marble Falls wants to recognize your neighborhood through its second annual Community Pride Award. […]

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Career Assets offering free trades classes in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Coordinators have launched a free certification program and are looking for students interested in a post-secondary education through Central Texas College in trades such as plumbing and electrician work. (more…)

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Marble Falls residents, pictured with Mayor John Packer (center, background), participated in the Coffee with the Mayor series in September at Numinous Coffee Roaster, 715 RR 1431. The next event featuring City Manager Mike Hodge and Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Christian Fletcher is 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the coffee shop. Courtesy photo

City staff step in to host Marble Falls Coffee with the Mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents can order up a cup of joe while finding out more about city projects from city leaders who will also answer questions about the Marble Falls community during an upcoming Coffee with the Mayor. (more…)

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JOHN MICHAEL VINCENT CASTILLO

Marble Falls man faces charges after children receive tattoos

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — A 24-year-old man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly giving juveniles, one as young as 10, tattoos out of a Marble Falls residence. (more…)

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Albert Monzon Jr., 14, of Marble Falls was killed in an automobile accident in Mexico over the weekend during a family trip.

Marble Falls teen dies in accident on family trip

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 14-year-old Marble Falls boy died during a family trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, in an automobile accident that sent several other family members to a hospital. (more…)

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Police: Masked suspects shoot Marble Falls man in residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls police are investigating a late night shooting that sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital with two bullet wounds. (more…)

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David Paul Vanscoy, 54, was killed July 19 after being struck by two vehicles while walking to work on U.S. 281 in the early morning hours. Courtesy photo

Pedestrian killed in early morning Marble Falls accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A 54-year-old man walking to work died July 19 after two vehicles struck him in the 3100 block of U.S. 281 North. (more…)

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New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

New speed limits in effect south of Marble Falls as signs go up

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — They warned us it was coming, and now it’s here. The lower speed limits on U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls are now in effect. (more…)

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Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

Marble Falls timeshares on fast track for partial opening

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A timeshare development project by an international company that is nearing completion will offer dozens of units and is expected to add a substantial boost to the city of Marble Falls tax base, officials say. (more…)

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Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

Gregg Ranch expected to add 700 homes in Marble Falls area

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the first homes in the Gregg Ranch development are ready in late 2017, it will fill a need local leaders have been eyeing for some time. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Council on June 21 unanimously voted against the passage of an expanded tree ordinance over concerns it might hinder development in the city. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls shelves expanded tree ordinance in favor of development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After three years of planning by a grassroots committee, city council members rejected an expanded tree ordinance in June, citing concerns that additional regulations might stifle commercial and housing projects, officials said. (more…)

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Marble Falls Area EMS hosting car seat fitting station

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Car seats are one of the most important pieces of child safety equipment, yet there’s a good chance yours might be unsafe. “About 90 percent of the ones we see are installed incorrectly,” said Kevin Naumann, operations director of the Marble Falls Area EMS. “There can be a […]

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Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

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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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Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities believe a dryer could be to blame for a fire on June 14 that destroyed a home on Los Escondidos and required several agencies to contain it. (more…)

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Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

Marble Falls unveils plans for city growth and development

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have launched steps to implement a blueprint for growth and development in Marble Falls with a hotel and conference center project just off Main Street at the core of the plans. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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