Marble Falls news

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls MayFest announces Battle of the Bands lineup

Contributed
The lineup of Marble Falls MayFest music artists include Creekside Republic, Hard Right, Thunderosa, ArchEgo, Doug Day, CRVNCH and JR Gomez y Los Conjuntos Bandits (pictured here).

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The lineup has been set for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bands as Marble Falls MayFest 2019 returns for another action-packed four days of fun, beginning Wednesday, May 8, and continuning through Saturday, May 11, at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J.

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls Mustangs senior stays strong for his mother

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs outfielder Sean Ferrell honored his mother's memory with a banner in right field at Marble Falls High School's Scearce field.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls senior baseball player Sean Ferrell found inspiration in his mother's memory to finish the baseball season and his senior year strong.

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls High School sophomore on track for state dominance

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Coach Chris Schrader worked with MFHS state-bound runner Bailey Goggans May 3 in preparation for the upcoming state track meet.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls High School track star Bailey Goggans has no fear about running in the State track meet this year, and that should intimidate her competition.

Tue
07
May

Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.

Fri
03
May

Press Play: Voting. . . Not to be taken for granted

Connie Swinney is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. Her column appears in both publications. She also covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

One of my proudest moments involved watching my daughter go into a voting booth for the very first time at age 18.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls Lady Mustang De La Hoya signs with Concordia soccer

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Family members Junior Ramirez, Veronica De La Hoya and little Aleena joined lady Mustangs senior Jessica De La Hoya as she inked a deal April 26 to play soccer at Concordia University in Austin.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls soccer star Jessica De La Hoya committed last week to playing soccer at the next level for Concordia University in Austin.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls postpones swimming pool opening until 2020

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials decided to skip the summer 2019 municipal pool season and wait until 2020 to re-open the facility to clear the way for completion of Lakeside Park upgrades and additional amenities.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Due to construction-related safety concerns during on-going Lakeside Park upgrades, the city of Marble Falls will postpone the municipal pool season until 2020.

Fri
03
May

Property tax reform bill SB2 gains steam in 86th Texas Legislature

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After a contentious day of discussion, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30, approved Senate Bill 2, which leaders of both chambers are calling a victory for tax reform and limited property tax growth. House members then finalized their vote on Wednesday, May 1.

Fri
03
May

MFISD budget impacted by proposed bill addressing recapture

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

As the time approaches for Marble Falls Independent School District to pass an operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year, the status of House Bill 3 is making it difficult for administrators to put solid numbers on paper.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Marble Falls news