Lake Marble Falls

Tue
26
Nov

Marble Falls signals annexation deal on Kemper family property

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
John Kemper, second from left, first rejected the city's annexation plans during an October Marble Falls City Council meeting.

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials indicated Nov. 19 they may work with property owners, in particular the John Kemper family, to delay and/or modify a plan to potentially annex several acres of land into the city limits.

City staff has proposed annexation of 64 acres of Kemper's property, which includes a two-acre homestead tract, located south of Lake Marble Falls on the eastern portion of the city limits.

Tue
29
Oct

LCRA - So what is the problem?

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA Executive Vice President of Water John Hofmann addressed the Marble Falls City Council in February about the entity's operations during the October 2018 flood. Council members quizzed Hofmann about debris and sediment deposits left in the flood's wake.

 

 

 

 

By William D. (Dee) Haddock
Marble Falls City Council Member

As I begin this letter, I want to make clear that I am writing this as an individual member of the Marble Falls City Council, and I am not speaking for the Council as a whole.

Tue
29
Oct

Marble Falls water customers can track use

Special to the Highlander

Marble Falls city officials have launched an online water utility portal to arm customers with ways to detect and prevent water loss due to leaks or untracked usage and to promote conservation.

The WaterSmart platform available on the city's website is described as “a cloud-based, customer self-service and engagement platform.”

“(The platform is) proven to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction by more than 25 percent,” stated City Manager Mike Hodge in a press release. . .

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Walkway of Lights fate coming into focus

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber Executive Director Jarrod Metzgar (left) and electrician Terry Evans worked on planning the installation of Walkway of Lights Oct. 18 in Lakeside Park.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

In 26 years, volunteer and electrician Terry Evans has seen several versions of Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls.

“It's changed quite a bit,” said Evans, who has witnessed everything from lighted sculptures washed away in a flood to the display's transition from incandescent to LED lighting.

Fri
18
Oct

Highland Lakes Crisis Network reflects on year of flood recovery

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Members of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network coordinated their third house blessing on Sept. 17 for October 2018 flood survivors with the most recent being Patty and Charles Hundley, who live on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls. HLCN has done several more since as well as provided other flood recovery assistance with the assistance of Catholic Charities, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), St. John's Catholic Church, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Burnet County Flood Relief Fund, Community Resource Center, First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kevin Naumann
HLCN Executive Director

October 16th marked one year since the Highland Lakes Floods of 2018.

We celebrated ‘House Blessings’ this week with two individuals as they were officially welcomed back home after completion of repairs from flood damage.

This makes five Home Blessings and one Vehicle Blessing we have completed in the last couple of months.

Fri
18
Oct

LCRA declines Marble Falls lake desilt request

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA turned down a request by the city of Marble Falls to dredge Lake Marble Falls, citing reasons. The story is on page 2A in the Friday, Oct. 18 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Lower Colorado River Authority officials denied a request from the city of Marble Falls to desilt Lake Marble Falls, adding the waterway was not created for water supply storage nor lake recreation but for flood control and power generation.

LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson responded in a letter dated Oct 10. to a city council-generated request for dredging on the waterway which runs primarily through the south side of the community.

Tue
13
Aug

Marble Falls takes heat from Buena Vista landowner

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials announced they will work out a deal with two property owners who accused the municipality of failing to offer “bonafide” offers for their land, as the city continued steps to transition the area near Lake Marble Falls into expanded park space.

Tue
06
Aug

Flood prompts proposed Marble Falls water rate hike

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

City officials have proposed an 8 percent increase in the water and wastewater rates for residents due to a decrease in post flood water usage connected to aftermath restrictions as well as a reduction in water use tied to smart meters.

Fri
19
Jul

City of Marble Falls eyes reserves to finish Lakeside Park

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Workers deposited sand July 18 for the manmade beach area in Lakeside Park. Marble Falls City Council approved about $210,000 during the regular council meeting the evening prior for the private contractor to install an irrigation system and landscaping at the venue.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As crews tackled the finishing touches on the phase 1A portion of parks improvements, Marble Falls city officials approved over $212,000 on July 16 for the private contractor on site to install the landscaping and irrigation system at Lakeside Park.

Fri
14
Jun

Marble Falls moves from mandatory to voluntary water restriction

File Photo
City of Marble Falls municipal water plant

 

 

Special to The Highlander

On Friday June 14, effective immediately the city of Marble Falls has moved from stage 2 water use restrictions to stage 1 voluntary restrictions.

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