Marble Falls news

Fri
06
Dec

Marble Falls hires new finance director

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials have announced hiring Baron Sauls as the new finance director, during the Dec. 3 regular meeting.

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A new finance director with an extensive background in civil service has joined the ranks of the city of Marble Falls.

On Dec. 3 during a regular city council meeting, officials announced the hiring of Baron Sauls to oversee the finance department. His official first day is Jan. 7, however, he has already started familiarizing himself with his duties and co-workers. …

Tue
26
Nov

Burnet County crisis negotiation team created

Contributed/BCSO
Members of a new Burnet County Crisis Negotiation Team are comprised of officers from both Burnet County Sheriff's Office and Marble Falls Police Chief that will be available to respond to assist any agency in Burnet County.

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

Tue
26
Nov

Public meeting set for Inks Lake Park input

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The public will have one final chance to give input on the Public Use Plan for the old Highland Lakes Golf Club course at Inks Lake State Park during a 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, public hearing at the Burnet Community Center.

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
26
Nov

Group labels Burnet, Llano voter website 'not secure'

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A grassroots non-profit organization has labeled the elections websites for Burnet and Llano counties “not secure” in its latest survey of Texas county websites.

Fri
22
Nov

Lighting of the first Marble Falls Community Christmas Tree Nov. 22

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

The city of Marble Falls has erected an approximately 35-foot Christmas tree in Harmony Park at the intersection of Third Street and Main in the downtown historic district. The lighting of the treeat 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 22, will coincide with the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of commerce Light-up Parade on Main followed by the opening of the 29th Annual Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park.

Fri
22
Nov

Tow man dies in FM 1174 motorcycle crash

From staff reports

A Tow man has died in a motorcycle accident on a remote section of the highway in eastern Burnet County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ray Dean Levacy, 63, the driver of a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling northbound around 1:15 p.m. Nov. 21 on FM 1174, approximately 11 miles north of Bertram.

“[The motorcycle] traveled off the roadway and entered the northbound barrow ditch,” the report stated. [The motorcycle] traveled over an embankment, causing the driver to lose control.”

Fri
22
Nov

Marble Falls ISD to show signs of construction soon

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Residents and parents of Marble Falls Independent School District will soon see tangible evidence of building construction following school board approval of the financing documents for phase two of the $55 million bond projects.

At the Nov. 18 regular school board meeting, the trustees unanimously accepted a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $21,268,965 for the bulk of building renovations at several districts across MFISD.

Fri
22
Nov

Marble Falls Housing Authority eyes plans to dissolve

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Housing Authority Executive Director Mark Mayfield (at right) announced Nov. 19 during the regular city council meeting that he would be resigning soon to dedicate time to the Texas Housing Foundation. Also pictured, from left, are Marble Falls councilmen David Rhodes and Craig Magerkurth.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Housing Authority officials announced the impending dissolution of the entity, as council members approved an agreement Nov. 19 which would allow the Burnet Housing Authority program to oversee the administrative operations for local clients.

Marble Falls Housing Authority Executive Director Mark Mayfield spoke before the Marble Falls City Council with announcements about the potential future of the federally-subsidized housing authorities in Marble Falls and Burnet.

Fri
22
Nov

FBCS teacher inspires faith with prayer journals

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
FBCS teacher Kasey Smith distributed copies of her prayer journal, The 30 Day Gift, to students to pray for wisdom and courage for political and military leaders in Washington D.C. The school will send the completed journals to the White House on Dec. 18.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

What started as a routine lesson about the power of prayer has morphed into a school-wide project aimed at sending prayers to political and military leaders in our nation's capital.

Kasey Smith, a fifth-through-eighth-grade teacher at First Baptist Christian School, started her instruction on prayer using the Biblical story of Daniel and the lion's den as inspiration.

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