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New Marble Falls H-E-B doors are open

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Marble Falls H-E-B store director Rudy Gill, center, is joined by his son, Grant, and a number of H-E-B partners and city dignitaries, including Marble Falls Mayor John Packer and Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan, in cutting the ribbon Thursday, Feb. 8, at the new 110,000-square-foot store on Ranch-to-Market Road 1431. The store officially opened at 6 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 9.






Today, Friday, Feb. 9, H-E-B opens its doors to a new, world-class Marble Falls store.

Welcome to your new H-E-B,” store director Rudy Gill said Thursday at a sneak preview of the new 111,000-square-foot facility, located adjacent to its old store at 1503 RM 1431 West in Marble Falls.

I am extremely proud to serve this Marble Falls community and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you better,” Gill said. “Over the past few months, we have spent a lot of time putting together a great team to run this store. It is truly an honor for us to get to serve you. If there is anything we can do to make your experience better, we hope you will let us know.”


2017 banner year for Marble Falls

Contributed/Marble Falls EDC

This latest architectural rendering of the downtown hotel/conference center is a view looking up from Lake Marble Falls. In addition to a banner year for economic growth, signs of that continuing into 2018 include a probable late-summer groundbreaking on this project.





By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Reports have been steady that things have been promising on the economic front in Marble Falls this year and the long-awaited downtown hotel/conference center seems to back on track.

“By just about every economic measurement, Marble Falls had a banner year in 2017,” said Christian Fletcher, executive director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation in an end-of-year report posted online this last week.

In addition he said Thursday, Dec. 28, that the city's hotel/conference team has executed a term sheet with the operator.


HUSH Luxury, as seen at Market on Main Saturday





By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander


Marble Falls Market on Main has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 17, and one addition to the Main Street vendors will give shoppers a preview of local products that went national Monday.

Right there on Main Street in booth 212 will be Hannah Starr, founder and CEO of the natural beauty products manufacturer HUSH Beauty Products.

A series of national television commercials introduced by celebrity entrepreneur Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks from the TV reality show “Shark Tank” and in collaboration with, began Monday marketing her company's new cutting edge, 100 percent vegan skincare products, HUSH Luxury.

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