Marble Falls news

Fri
15
Mar

Lake Marble Falls refill starts Monday, March 18

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The refill of Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to begin on March 18 and conclude by the end of the day on March 21.

LCRA temporarily lowered lakes LBJ and Marble Falls in December to assist lakeside property owners in recovering from recent historic flooding along the Colorado and Llano rivers. The drawdown made it easier for residents to remove debris, dredge and maintain or repair docks, retaining walls and other infrastructure.

Unforeseen circumstances such as floods or extended power emergencies could prompt LCRA to change or cancel the drawdowns. Equipment and tools should not be left in the lake unattended and should be removed from the lakebed when not in use.

Fri
01
Mar

Mission Marble Falls, 100 Chicks for Charity donate to Boys and Girls Club

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

The Chain of Chairity Continues. . .

Mission Marble Falls donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes on Thursday after receiving a $10,000 donation from 100 Chicks for Charity. In attendance at the check presentation were: (front left to right) Steve Lackey of Mission Marble Falls, Crissy Alderman of 100 Chicks for Charity, Kara Buster of Mission Marble Falls, Victoria Rucker director of Marble Falls Boys & Girls Club and Vicki Campbell of 100 Chicks for Charity; (in back, left to right) Brooks Blake of Mission Marble Falls, Rev. George Perry of Mission Marble Falls, Danny Joe Buster of Mission Marble Falls, Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes Executive Director Bill Drake and Grant Dean of Mission Marble Falls.

Fri
01
Mar

Whataburger donates dining furniture to Boys and Girls Club

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

 

Children of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes got comfortable in the new chairs and booths provided by local Whataburger restaurants recently. The Marble Falls Whataburger location recently remodeled its interior and donated the old tables to the Boys & Girls Club.  On Feb. 19, Whataburger district manager Keith Jensen and Burnet general manager Shaun Dilworth served kids plates of chicken strips in Marble Falls.

Tue
12
Feb

City, school election filing deadline ends, Friday Feb. 15

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

With a week left for candidates for city council and school boards to file for election, the city of Marble Falls has four candidates in place for four positions on the May 4 ballot.

Tue
12
Feb

The Highlander teams up with H-E-B

Staff Photo Illustration
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Special to The Highlander
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Every Tuesday, H-E-B inserts will be found in The Highlander on newsstands and in subscribers' mailboxes, chock full of weekly specials for Market, Seafood, Produce, Household Essentials, Bakery, Deli, Floral, Health and Beauty and more! Look for great H-E-B Meal Deals which will save you time — and money!

Fri
08
Feb

Girl Scout house reopens in Marble Falls

Contributed/Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Flooding in the Highland Lakes in October 2018 made the Girl Scout Huber House hut unusable on Pecan Valley Drive, but thanks to community assistance, the hut is celebrating its reopening this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

When the Highland Lakes flooded in October, the Marble Falls Girl Scout Huber House was rendered unusable. Thanks to local citizens who stepped up in a time of need, however, the building was renovated and is ready to reopen just three months later.

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
08
Feb

LCRA responds to flood management critics

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA Executive Vice President for Water John Hofmann addressed questions from Marble Falls City Council members Feb. 5 about the entity's response to the October flood event.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A representative from the Lower Colorado River Authority unveiled Feb. 5 how the entity responded to the October flood event and addressed criticism about river management as Lake Marble Falls and LBJ residents continue to recover from the devastation.

Wed
06
Feb

Police ID man who died in RR 2147 head-on collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A Horseshoe Bay man was killed on RR 2147 West Feb. 4 when the Jeep SUV he was driving went into on-coming traffic and struck a Ford pickup, near the Rocky Road intersection, according to the police report.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Police identified a man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on RR 2147 West Feb 4, just off the intersection of Rocky Road.

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. that afternoon and blocked traffic for about two hours while crews assessed and cleared the scene.

Alvis McClure, 78, of Horseshoe Bay was traveling east in a Jeep SUV, when he left his lane and went into on-coming traffic, Marble Falls police reported.

The SUV collided with a Ford pickup truck driven by David Martin 46, of Marble Falls.

Burnet County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Debbie Bindseil pronounced McClure dead at the scene.

There were no other reports of injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police ordered an autopsy.

As crews cleared the scene, traffic was blocked, re-routed and/or stalled for about two hours.

Tue
05
Feb

LCRA extends drawdown by three weeks through March 18

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lakeside property owners and municipalities have an additional three weeks of drawdown of Lakes Marble Falls (Pictured here) and Lake LBJ, as the Lower Colorado River Authority grants a request for more time to clear away debris, dredge and repair structures.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Requests from local city leaders, citing continued flood-damage repair, prompted the Lower Colorado River Authority to extend a drawdown of Lakes Marble Falls and LBJ for three more weeks, officials said.

The initial eight-week drawdown will go through March 18 with both waterways expected to be back to normal operating range by March 22.

Starting Dec. 30, crews began lowering Lake Marble Falls to reach its 7-ft. level today and Lake LBJ to about 4 ft.

“We jointly reached the conclusion that the drawdown should be extended three weeks to allow property owners more time to complete repairs and cleanup,” Marble Falls Mayor John Packer said in an LCRA statement.
Horseshoe Bay Mayor Steve Jordan added: “The close working relationship we have with LCRA allowed us to be a participant in reaching the decision to continue the lake drawdown period.”

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