Marble Falls news

Fri
28
Jun

Graduate comes home to market Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Mackenzie White joined the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitor's Bureau June 18 as the new marketing and tourism director.

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For Mackenzie White, accepting a job at the Marble Falls Conventions and Visitors Bureau represented a chance to blend new ideas with tradition to highlight the community and coax more visitors to the area.

Thu
27
Jun

Pursuit crash blocks Hwy 281 traffic in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A collision occured around 4:30 p.m. June 27  on U.S. 281 at the intersection of Fairland Road (FM 1855) in Marble Falls. The crash, involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car, occured while authorities were in pursuit of a passenger vehicle which posted speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. A vehicle occupant was transported by Air Evac to an Austin area hospital.

Tue
25
Jun

Marble Falls ISD moves to advance projects in $55 million bond issue

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved construction firm and associated contracts on the first read at the monthly school board meeting on Monday, June 17 in order to begin the projects as soon as possible.

Tue
25
Jun

School board hires internally for Falls Career High principal

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Allie Hampton as Falls Career High School principal at the regular board meeting on Monday, June 17.

Tue
25
Jun

Faith Academy AD Jeremy Wentrcek accepts job in San Antonio

Jeremy Wentrcek

 

From staff reports

Faith Academy athletic director Jeremy Wentrcek accepted an offer from The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio to become the school's AD and head football coach.

Fri
21
Jun

Marble Falls school board honors new Eagle Scouts

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees honored local Eagle Scouts Monday, June 17 for their promotion to the highest rank of Scouts. There were 12 promoted to Eagle Scout. Six were attendance. They are pictured here with Board Members, from left Kevin Virdell, Superintendent Chris Allen, Kevin Naumann, Rick Edwards, Gary Boshears and Larry Berkman. Scout Master Mike Hodge, who is also the Marble Falls City Manager (far right) presented the Scouts and their community Eagle projects, which include working with a local church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Fri
21
Jun

Terrain-battered fugitive caught by armed resident

From staff reports

A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive.

Fri
21
Jun

Marble Falls school board approves proposed district budget

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year at the monthly board meeting on Monday, June 17.

Fri
21
Jun

Meadowlakes citizen speech rules alarm experts

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Meadowlakes officials unveiled a “citizen comment” form that Freedom of Information (FOI) experts say violates the intent of the Texas Open Meetings Act and serves as an “intimidation tactic” to keep the public from criticizing their government leaders.

Fri
14
Jun

Marble Falls moves from mandatory to voluntary water restriction

File Photo
City of Marble Falls municipal water plant

 

 

Special to The Highlander

On Friday June 14, effective immediately the city of Marble Falls has moved from stage 2 water use restrictions to stage 1 voluntary restrictions.

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