Marble Falls news

Tue
09
Apr

PEC director candidates announced for 2019 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in districts 4 and 5 will elect directors to serve a three-year term in the 2019 election, which culminates at the annual meeting in June at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Tue
09
Apr

Marble Falls must 'bridge' gap with crossing

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A collision on the U.S. 281 Lake Marble Falls Bridge the evening of April 3 compounded traffic delays, following another multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 281 and RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Crews re-routed traffic off the main roadways in the heart of the city which backed up motorists in adjacent neighborhoods and businesses for nearly an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Marble Falls may be a city divided by water, but it needs to come together for a common purpose — to call for construction of a new bridge crossing over the Colorado River.

Tue
09
Apr

City of Marble Falls declares April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

 

The city of Marble Falls declared April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, during their April 2 regular meeting. Members of entities which provide resources offered the latest figures, programs and efforts to protect children. Pictured are: Caroline Ragsdale, Marsha Neel and Jane Graves of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Development Coordinator Kerry Trull, Kaylee Gains and Ken Nickel of the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker.

Mon
08
Apr

City of Marble Falls to tackle Avenue G traffic concerns

Steven Goad/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials are working on a solution to concerns about heavy truck traffic in a residential neighborhood. One resident captured images of 18-wheelers using the street where he lives, Avenue G, as a cut-through route.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials addressed traffic issue concerns April 2 from an Avenue G resident, who expressed that he and his neighbors faced a safety risk and diminishing quality of life due to growing large truck and cut-through traffic in the neighborhood.

Tue
02
Apr

Turf War: Paragon edges Hellas for Mustang track, field

Contributed/marblefallsisd.org
MFISD selected a contractor for the replacement of the Marble Falls High School Mustang stadium field and track. The current surface has been used since 2009 and has suffered wear and tear.

 

 

 

 

Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Independent School Board selected a provider to replace the artificial grass and resurface the track at Mustang Stadium at the monthly school board meeting last week.

Tue
02
Apr

Police asking public to report all incidents following pedestrian/auto collision

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
In lieu of a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian March 30 at Second Street and U.S. 281, Marble Falls police have asked the public to pay close attention to busy intersections and follow through with calls to emergency workers and police.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An auto-pedestrian collision prompted authorities to remind witnesses to report incidents and possible crimes at the scene to help those involved obtain medical care in a timely manner and assist in unraveling clues in subsequent investigations.

Tue
02
Apr

Pedernales Electric Cooperative boasts growth spike

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the nation's largest electric cooperative added 15,000 new meters last year and is expected to add at least that many in 2019 as well, CEO Julie Parsley said last week.

Fri
29
Mar

MFISD plan would provide free breakfast, lunch price hike to offset cost

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Marble Falls ISD school board discussed a proposal that would raise lunch prices in order to pay for free breakfast for all the students in the district. The main concern expressed by the board is how a price increase would affect participation. Pictured here are Marble Falls Middle School students March 28 at lunch time.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Independent School District introduced a proposal to provide free breakfast to all students in the district at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

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.

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