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Tue
07
May

Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls Mustangs basketball coach reaches terms with Tomball

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
After leading the Marble Falls Mustangs back-to-back winning seasons, head coach Matt Bailey has accepted a position at Tomball Memorial High School.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls High School boys basketball head coach Matt Bailey has accepted the head coaching position at Tomball Memorial High School in the Houston metropolitan area.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls postpones swimming pool opening until 2020

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials decided to skip the summer 2019 municipal pool season and wait until 2020 to re-open the facility to clear the way for completion of Lakeside Park upgrades and additional amenities.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Due to construction-related safety concerns during on-going Lakeside Park upgrades, the city of Marble Falls will postpone the municipal pool season until 2020.

Fri
03
May

Property tax reform bill SB2 gains steam in 86th Texas Legislature

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After a contentious day of discussion, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30, approved Senate Bill 2, which leaders of both chambers are calling a victory for tax reform and limited property tax growth. House members then finalized their vote on Wednesday, May 1.

Fri
03
May

MFISD budget impacted by proposed bill addressing recapture

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

As the time approaches for Marble Falls Independent School District to pass an operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year, the status of House Bill 3 is making it difficult for administrators to put solid numbers on paper.

Wed
01
May

Meadowlakes city council election on Saturday, May 4

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting in the Meadowlakes City Council election ends at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 30, with Election Day voting scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

Mon
29
Apr

Funeral services set for Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle crash

Cindi Fry/The Highlander
The community has covered the squad car of the late Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe with gifts, flowers and balloons to show their support after his death April 26 in a motorcycle crash. Funeral services for Howe are Thursday, May 2 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Law enforcement and the Marble Falls community have expressed an outpouring of support for an officer who died in a motorcycle crash on Ranch Road 1431, as the family prepares for his memorial service.

Fri
26
Apr

Marble Falls police officer killed in wreck

MFPD officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday, April 26. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED to include additional details of crash

 

From staff reports

Speed appears to have been a possible factor in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident which killed a Marble Falls police officer early Friday, April 26, east of the city.

Fri
26
Apr

Llano woman gets three years for stealing from bank

 

 

 

 

A Llano woman was sentenced in a San Antonio courtroom to three years in federal prison Thursday, April 25, for stealing more than $900,000 from Arrowhead Bank in Llano, officials announced.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced Kelley Ranae Jones, 45, to the prison term followed by five years of supervised release and ordered that she pay $905,372.49 in restitution to the bank, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs..

Tue
23
Apr

DPS identifies victims in Kingsland plane crash

UPDATE: The victims of the plane crash were identified as William Lee Glenn, 69, and John Timothy Sharp, 66, both of Kingsland, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. They were pronounced dead at the scene by Llano County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Maureen Riggs.

From staff reports

Two people died Easter Sunday, April 21 after an experimental aircraft crashed at an airstrip in Kingsland, near the Legends Golf Course, officials reported. Witnesses believe high winds may have played a factor.

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