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Fri
21
Feb

City of Marble Falls eyes runoff remedy for methodist church

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials will work with First United Methodist Church for possible solutions to water runoff issues onto the grounds which posed a safety hazard to the congregation and visitors to the facility.

City staff met with church representatives recently in light of problems officials reported having with stormwater drainage from city streets onto their property, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr. …

Fri
21
Feb

LCRA announces water releases at Starcke Dam in March

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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week.

Fri
21
Feb

Loose pit bull shot following attack on pedestrian

From staff reports

Granite Shoals police will not file charges against a man who shot and killed a pit bull that was in the midst of attacking a woman on a walk near her home, according to the report.

The incident was reported at 2:52 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the 3900 block of Valley View Lane in the city limits. …

Fri
21
Feb

Main Plaza plan sparks debate among Marble Falls business owners

Rendering/Marble Falls EDC
Phase 1 of the plan would be developed on an EDC-owned parking lot, on the north side of the former police station, and will include green space amenities and sidewalks to tie into three other phases on city property, west of city hall, 800 Third Street.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The city of Marble Falls and downtown merchants support a revitalization plan for a corner on Main Street, but some business owners differ sharply with planners on what it should look like.

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation board of directors on Feb. 18 approved allocating $20,000 for the 209 Main Plaza project in the southeast corner of Third and Main Street. …

Wed
19
Feb

Contested races on tap for MFISD, Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Contested races will be on the ballot for Marble Falls ISD and in the cities of Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes after the candidate filing period for the May 2 election concluded Friday, Feb. 14.

Wed
19
Feb

Burnet County may pick up PACE for infrastructure

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Commercial property owners may be able to upgrade infrastructure at their facilities with little to no initial capital outlay under a program being considered by the Burnet County Commissioners Court.

The commissioners will hold a public hearing Feb. 25 to dicuss participation in the Texas Property Assembled Clean Energy (PACE) program, which can make low-interest loans available to property owners to pay for eligible water conservation, energy efficiency, resiliency, and distributed generation projects. …

Wed
19
Feb

Mission Outreach to host Black History Month event

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mission Outreach representative Bessie Jackson accepted a welcomed Black History Month proclamation by Marble Falls Mayor John Packer on Feb. 18 during a regular city council meeting. Jackson invited the public to the Mission Outreach Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Frederick Baptist Church, featuring soul food, music and descendants' speeches.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Well-documented, celebrated and steeped in rich culture, the history of black residents in Marble Falls will unfold during the upcoming Mission Outreach 2020 Black History Month event, hosted at St. Frederick Baptist Church.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the church, 301 Avenue N. in Marble Falls.

Since 1986, organizers have worked to make the event a reminder for long-time residents and to introduce the history to newcomers and younger generations. …

Thu
13
Feb

Burnet and Llano counties announce early voting sites

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Early voting gets underway Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 25 in the primaries for Burnet and Llano counties. Locations are listed here, and you can find sample ballots in the Friday, Feb. 14 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting for the Tuesday, March 3, Republican and Democratic primaries in Burnet and Llano counties begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Friday, Feb. 28.

Burnet County

Tue
11
Feb

Wall, Haddock discuss commissioner qualifications at forum

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A Marble Falls City Councilman is running against Incumbent Pct. 3 County Commissioner Billy Wall. During the forum, Haddock said he is “not running against Billy. I'm running for a job.”

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Republican primary voters are being asked to choose between experience or change to determine who should be the Burnet County Precinct 3 commissioner — incumbent Billy Wall or challenger William “Dee” Haddock.

Tue
11
Feb

Cottonwood Shores issues boil water notice

UPDATE: City officials lifted the boil water requirement for residents as of 1:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14, as per TCEQ water quality testing results and restoration of proper water line pressure.

 

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Cottonwood Shores residents are being told to boil their water for a couple of days starting late Wednesday, Feb. 12, while city water lines recover from an emergency repair.

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