Baylor Scott & White Marble Falls




BS&W reachs out to the Hill Country

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls opened at 810 Texas 71 West on Aug. 3, 2015. The new facility and BS&W – Llano serve hospital patients from Johnson City to San Saba in the Hill Country Region.



By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and Specialty Clinic in Marble Falls may still have that brand-spanking-new feel when you walk in the door, but BS&W has been open for business at its US 281 location for five years and has a story to tell.

“When the clinic opened, it was the Scott & White Specialty Clinic; Scott & White Healthcare had not joined with the Baylor Health Care System yet,” said Bramer Owens at a BS&W Media Day Wednesday, Nov. 15.


TCEQ: Rock crushing plant won't harm hospital, patients


By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials do not believe a rock-crushing plant south of Marble Falls would have an impact on air quality at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, according to a letter sent to state Sen. Dawn Buckingham Thursday.

However, the letter also states the TCEQ “does not operate an air quality monitor in the immediate area of the proposed facility” with the closest particulate monitoring station some 25 miles east of the proposed plant site.

Earlier this month, Buckingham, R-Austin, had sent a list of questions to TCEQ executive director Richard A. Hyde PE about the impact the proposed Asphalt Inc. facility would have on air and water quality and how its permit would be enforced prior to a scheduled 7 p.m. Oct. 26 informational meeting about the permit at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.


Hospital nears $2.5 million in EDC reimbursements


A check $229,820 is presented to Baylor Scott & White (BS&W) by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation (MFEDC) at the Sept. 6 meeting of the EDC board of directors. From left, are Bramer Owens, CEO for the BS&W Hill Country Region; Christian Fletcher, MFEDC executive director; Tim Ols, president of BS&W Hill Country Region; Lindsay Plante, an EDC board member and BS&W Hospital Foundation development officer; board members Chris Beck, Ryan Nash; Steve Reitz, EDC board president; Mayor John Packer, and additional EDC board members Jane Marie Hurst, Judy Miller and Mark Mayfield.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Baylor Scott & White Hospital (BS&W) on Wednesday, Sept. 6, received an annual pay-out and a year's extension on a five-year jobs performance agreement with the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation (MFEDC).

At a meeting of the MFEDC Board of Directors, a check for $229,820.58 was presented to president Tim Ols and CEO Bramer Owens of the BS&W Hill Country Region.

When BS&W came to town, the EDC focused its incentives on jobs creation and offered up to $2.5 million, based on $5,605 per new job created, first by the Wayne and Eileen Hurd Regional Medical Center and then by the hospital.


City may become heir to Sculpture Ranch art


Highland Lakes Creative Arts collaborated recently with the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp and the Nightscenes company to illuminate the Father Lopez sculpture at the Marble Falls Visitor Center. The work was was commissioned to include iron pieces from the old US 281 bridge as a symbol of the power and strength of the Marble Falls and to reflect lake area tradition. HLCA now seeks to bring more permanent installations to the city.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday, March 7, heard a proposal that could bring large permanent sculpture installations to town.

The council also considered a full agenda, but it was presentations from the creative community, medical sector and appraisal district which sparket the most interest.

She was introduced by Robert Moss, director of the Parks & Recreation Department, who expressed willingness to work with City Manager Mike Hodge on the project.

Carolyn Bates of the Highland Lakes Creative Arts (HLCRA) Board of Directors addressed the council to say that owners of Sculpture Ranch and Galleries south of Johnson City were selling the property.

“They are moving sculptures back the artists except for about 15 major works,” said Bates. “Basically, the artists want the work displayed. This could be part of making Marble Falls the arts destination for the State of Texas.

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