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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. …

Fri
07
Feb

Marble Falls sales tax revenue growth shrinks in January

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The south end of Burnet County (Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Horseshoe Bay) saw smaller sales tax revenue growth in January as spending appears to have returned to the level it was prior to the October 2018 flood.

Tue
04
Feb

New Marble Falls McDonald's to don vintage architecture

Contributed/Marble Falls EDC
The new Marble Falls McDonald's will have modern amenities, a larger parking area and dining space, but will conjure nostalgia with its new look. Crews demolished the old structure, 1605 RR 1431,on Jan. 30. The new one is scheduled to be completed in the spring.

Find more news updates like this in the Tuesday, Feb. 4 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

Fri
31
Jan

Putters and Gutters Fun Center plans Marble Falls location

Contributed
From bowling and skating venues to live music and an arcade feature, the Lampasas-based Putters and Gutters Fun Center has plans to open a Marble Falls location.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Business representatives of the Lampasas-based Putters and Gutters Fun Center have confirmed plans for a Marble Falls location to include a 20-lane bowling alley, miniature golf course, skating rink, arcade, eatery and live music venue, officials said.

“Marble Falls has needed and wanted children's activities for a very long time,” said Business Development Coordinator Midge Dockery of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation. …

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.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls hits record for sales tax

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls hit an all-time single-month high as the city received an $838,756.75 allocation from the state of Texas.

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
16
Apr

EDCs extend trade training to Burnet, Llano

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet and Llano economic development corporations have joined a Marble Falls-initiated workforce program to offer more career opportunities and train residents in high-demand jobs.

Fri
08
Feb

Two homes set for demolition for Marble Falls parks expansion

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Two houses on property owned by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation, along Backbone Creek, are set for demolition to make way for more green space.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Economic Development Board members approved a contractor to demolish two Backbone Creek-side homes and ultimately transfer the cleared property to the city of Marble Falls for park space, officials said.
The municipal park space plans are pending approval by the Marble Falls City Council.

Fri
01
Feb

Marble Falls sets new record with hotel revenue

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A new report from the Texas Comptroller's Office shows Marble Falls hotels generated a record $11.7 million in total revenue for 2018 — an increase of about seven percent above the nearly $10.95 million lodgers generated in the community in 2017, a local economic development official said.

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