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Tue
25
Feb

Sales tax revenue sets record in Marble Falls

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax allocations for February for Marble Falls shattered a previous all-time record, topping $900,000 for the first-time ever as the county's largest city continues to experience outstanding economic growth.

Tue
25
Feb

Marble Falls High School choir is going places

Contributed/Marble Falls High School Choir
Under the direction of Bryce Gage, the Marble Falls High School Choir has traveled the world, including a 2017 trip to Italy, performing and learning. Next year, the tradition continues as the students and their parents will tour Greece.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Under the guidance of choir director Bryce Gage, the student singers of Marble Falls High School have traveled the world and received numerous accolades for performances.

Gage – the ever-humble teacher – insists that he hasn't done it alone. …

Fri
21
Feb

City of Marble Falls eyes runoff remedy for methodist church

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials will work with First United Methodist Church for possible solutions to water runoff issues onto the grounds which posed a safety hazard to the congregation and visitors to the facility.

City staff met with church representatives recently in light of problems officials reported having with stormwater drainage from city streets onto their property, 1101 Bluebonnet Dr. …

Fri
21
Feb

LCRA announces water releases at Starcke Dam in March

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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week.

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. …

Wed
19
Feb

Contested races on tap for MFISD, Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Contested races will be on the ballot for Marble Falls ISD and in the cities of Granite Shoals and Meadowlakes after the candidate filing period for the May 2 election concluded Friday, Feb. 14.

Wed
19
Feb

Mission Outreach to host Black History Month event

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mission Outreach representative Bessie Jackson accepted a welcomed Black History Month proclamation by Marble Falls Mayor John Packer on Feb. 18 during a regular city council meeting. Jackson invited the public to the Mission Outreach Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Frederick Baptist Church, featuring soul food, music and descendants' speeches.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Well-documented, celebrated and steeped in rich culture, the history of black residents in Marble Falls will unfold during the upcoming Mission Outreach 2020 Black History Month event, hosted at St. Frederick Baptist Church.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the church, 301 Avenue N. in Marble Falls.

Since 1986, organizers have worked to make the event a reminder for long-time residents and to introduce the history to newcomers and younger generations. …

Thu
13
Feb

Burnet and Llano counties announce early voting sites

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Early voting gets underway Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 25 in the primaries for Burnet and Llano counties. Locations are listed here, and you can find sample ballots in the Friday, Feb. 14 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting for the Tuesday, March 3, Republican and Democratic primaries in Burnet and Llano counties begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Friday, Feb. 28.

Burnet County

Wed
12
Feb

TCEQ approves Buchanan, Travis water management plan

Special to The Highlander

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved an updated Water Management Plan that governs how the Lower Colorado River Authority manages lakes Buchanan and Travis.

Tue
11
Feb

Wall, Haddock discuss commissioner qualifications at forum

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A Marble Falls City Councilman is running against Incumbent Pct. 3 County Commissioner Billy Wall. During the forum, Haddock said he is “not running against Billy. I'm running for a job.”

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Republican primary voters are being asked to choose between experience or change to determine who should be the Burnet County Precinct 3 commissioner — incumbent Billy Wall or challenger William “Dee” Haddock.

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