Marble Falls news

Mon
29
Apr

Funeral services set for Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle crash

Cindi Fry/The Highlander
The community has covered the squad car of the late Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe with gifts, flowers and balloons to show their support after his death April 26 in a motorcycle crash. Funeral services for Howe are Thursday, May 2 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Law enforcement and the Marble Falls community have expressed an outpouring of support for an officer who died in a motorcycle crash on Ranch Road 1431, as the family prepares for his memorial service.

Tue
23
Apr

Early voting underway for city and school elections

Special to The Highlander

The early voting period ahead of the May 4 municipal and city elections began Monday, April 22 and ends Tuesday, April 30.

Tue
23
Apr

Marble Falls athletes in four Regionals events

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls sophomore Kason O'Riley won first place in the high jump event at the Area track meet. He also won first place in the District meet.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The second half of the Area track meet produced another Regional competitor for Marble Falls High School.

The field events and the 3200-meter run were moved to Thursday after Wednesday rains intensified after the track events in Leander.

Tue
23
Apr

DPS identifies victims in Kingsland plane crash

UPDATE: The victims of the plane crash were identified as William Lee Glenn, 69, and John Timothy Sharp, 66, both of Kingsland, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. They were pronounced dead at the scene by Llano County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Maureen Riggs.

From staff reports

Two people died Easter Sunday, April 21 after an experimental aircraft crashed at an airstrip in Kingsland, near the Legends Golf Course, officials reported. Witnesses believe high winds may have played a factor.

Tue
23
Apr

Music instrument installation to open on Main Street in Marble Falls

Contributed/City of Marble Falls
Downtown Harmony Park – to be unveiled on Thursday, April 25 – will feature new outdoor, free-standing instruments at the corner of Third and Main Street in Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Crews were scheduled to install the final component of a Marble Falls city amenity, known as Harmony Park the week of April 22, which features free-standing outdoor musical instruments on the grounds of a new downtown restroom facility.

Tue
23
Apr

Marble Falls chamber clears way for Lakefest return in 2020

Special to The Highlander

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce has vowed to reboot the formerly shelved Lakefest Drag Boat Race event for 2020 due to renewed partnerships with an alternative drag boat association and the Marble Falls community, officials said.

Fri
19
Apr

MFISD welcomes new head football coach Brian Herman

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Brian Herman was named the new head football coach for Marble Falls High School on Monday, April 15. Herman and his family were introduced to those in attendance at the school board meeting by MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. The public is invited to a meet and greet at the Max Copeland Gym on Monday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Read more about Coach Herman's vision for the Mustang football team and his past experience in the Friday, April 19 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email nathan@highlandernews.com.

 

Fri
19
Apr

High school renovation designs presented to Marble Falls ISD

Contributed/MFISD
Engineers from Huckabee Engineering shared conceptual sketches with the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15. One of the sketches showed what the Marble Falls High School commons area will look like after the renovations are complete.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Representatives from Huckabee Engineering, construction managers for the Marble Falls Independent School District's $55 million bond projects, presented preliminary designs and budgets for district-wide renovations to the school board on Monday, April 15.

Fri
19
Apr

Burnet County, Marble Falls school officials concerned by SB 2 passage

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Local county and school officials were less than pleased this week with the passage of a Texas Senate bill that caps the amount property taxes can be increased without requiring voter approval.

Fri
19
Apr

TXDOT construction to shrink U.S. 281 business frontage in Marble Falls

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls business owners along a stretch of U.S. 281 north could lose state right-of-way frontage including parking lot space, as the Texas Department of Transportation takes steps for highway construction projects for safety and to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

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