Marble Falls news

Tue
17
Sep

TxDOT: Child car seats used incorrectly

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Area EMS staff are among the first responder agencies who will demonstrate proper child safety seat installation.

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls High School hosts homecoming activities

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Jett Huffman and Brooklyn Chavez were crowned Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night during halftime of the football game at Mustang Stadium.

See more photos from the MFHS Homecoming, including the parade on Page 12 of the Tuesday, Sept.17 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email nathan@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our E-edition online.

Tue
17
Sep

Contractor to trap wildlife in Marble Falls at rabies site for testing

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson responded recently to a report involving a stray dog roaming a neighborhood. The community is on extra alert due to a report of a rabid gray fox which chased and bit a woman in her yard.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The city of Marble Falls has hired a contractor to trap and rabies test wild gray foxes near a neighborhood where a woman was attacked and bit by the creature, prompting a public alert.

The federal contractor, who lives in the Hill Country area, was scheduled to start trapping Sept. 13 in a rugged and wooded area adjacent to the 400 and 500 blocks of Avenue B and the 300 block of Sixth Street in Marble Falls.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls police host town hall meeting for input

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls police need the public's input during a town hall meeting Sept. 19 as agency officials update its strategic plan for equipment, technology, resources, staffing and programs.

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.

Fri
13
Sep

Marble Falls Fire Rescue tours town for cancer awareness

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Wed
11
Sep

Marble Falls and Sandy Harbor mark 9/11 anniversary with ceremonies

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Various entities are commemorating the 18th anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks with memorials and ceremonies. In Sandy Harbor, Stephanie Langseth concluded the community's 9/11 memorial ceremony this morning with the reading of a poem about the infamous day. This was the third year of the tradition in Sandy Harbor. A prayer was recited, the memorial bell – made from metal from the towers – was rung at 7:46 a.m. the moment the first airplane struck one of the Twin Towers. Marble Falls Rotarians are hosting an "Day of Remembrance" event at 5:30 p.m. today at Lakeside Pavilion to commemorate the attacks and to honor local first responders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Marble Falls will observe the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 with a Day of Remembrance this Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Tue
10
Sep

MF Fire Rescue hosts Pink Out contests, music and festivities Sept. 12

Contributed/Marble Falls Fire Rescue

 

Special to The Highlander

Marble Falls Fire Rescue is asking the community to help fight for funds, education and awareness for those in the community who have been affected by all forms of cancer.

This year all proceeds will benefit Fighting for Gold, a local non-profit organization within our community that helps family's that have a child who has cancer.

This year's event will feature a Mr./Ms Pink Out 2019 competition, the best Pinked Out business contest and live music by the Queen of Texas Country Music Pauline Reese.

Tue
10
Sep

MFHS Mustangs doomed by turnovers in rivalry game

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
During the cross-county rivalry gam Sept. 6 in Burnet, the Marble Falls Mustangs had 20 offensive plays where they gained seven or more yards. At one point, the team had an 11-play drive in the first half that didn't result in points - crucial moments which fed the other team's momentum, according to the coach.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs football team turned the ball over six times on Friday, Sept. 6 in a 41-6 loss against the cross-county rival Bulldogs in Burnet.

The Mustangs (0-2) gave the ball away on three lost fumbles, three interceptions, a turnover on downs and also allowed the recovery on an onside kick.

Despite numbers that show improved offensive production, the Mustangs' turnovers allowed the Bulldogs to score twice on defense and gave the Burnet offense several short fields.

Tue
10
Sep

Rabies scare prompts alert in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Marble Falls woman bitten by a rabid fox prompted Marble Falls Police Department's Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson to descend on neighborhoods to encourage residents to update pet vaccinations and beware of potential rabid wildlife.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A Marble Falls resident is undergoing rabies post-exposure treatments after being bit by a fox Sept. 4 that came into her yard and attacked a three-month-old puppy, officials said. The fox tested positive for the rabies virus, which also prompted a public alert.

“She does have bites. It's considered an exposure,” Marble Falls Animal Control Officer Jacey Ferguson said.

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