Marble Falls news

Fri
18
Oct

Highland Lakes Crisis Network reflects on year of flood recovery

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Members of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network coordinated their third house blessing on Sept. 17 for October 2018 flood survivors with the most recent being Patty and Charles Hundley, who live on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls. HLCN has done several more since as well as provided other flood recovery assistance with the assistance of Catholic Charities, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), St. John's Catholic Church, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Burnet County Flood Relief Fund, Community Resource Center, First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kevin Naumann
HLCN Executive Director

October 16th marked one year since the Highland Lakes Floods of 2018.

We celebrated ‘House Blessings’ this week with two individuals as they were officially welcomed back home after completion of repairs from flood damage.

This makes five Home Blessings and one Vehicle Blessing we have completed in the last couple of months.

Fri
18
Oct

LCRA declines Marble Falls lake desilt request

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
LCRA turned down a request by the city of Marble Falls to dredge Lake Marble Falls, citing reasons. The story is on page 2A in the Friday, Oct. 18 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Lower Colorado River Authority officials denied a request from the city of Marble Falls to desilt Lake Marble Falls, adding the waterway was not created for water supply storage nor lake recreation but for flood control and power generation.

LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson responded in a letter dated Oct 10. to a city council-generated request for dredging on the waterway which runs primarily through the south side of the community.

Fri
18
Oct

Officials and residents recall historic flood event 1 year later

File Photo
The October 2018 flood washed out the 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. TXDOT contractors replaced it within a year.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

One year after a historic flood event devastated the Highland Lakes area, the community has not forgotten what happened that fateful day — Oct. 16, 2018.

Fri
18
Oct

MFISD principals detail campus improvement plans

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Social and emotional education and academic growth rose to the top of the list of focuses for all principals across Marble Falls Independent School District for the 2019-2020 school year.

The principals presented their individual campus improvement plans to the board of trustees during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Tue
15
Oct

Marble Falls ISD preschoolers put on show for Hispanic Heritage Month

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Marble Falls Independent School District Pre-K students joined together to celebrate Mexican culture on Oct. 10 with a performance of “De Colores” while dressed in traditional garbs. Also, first graders performed a Guatemalan dance to “Yo Le Canto A Guatemala” at the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration which was held at Marble Falls Middle School. See the photo in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 issue of The Highlander.

Tue
15
Oct

Burnet County sales tax revenues continue climb

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls continued to climb in October as all six taxing municipalities in Burnet County reported growth compared to last year, with four cities (Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals and Bertram) reporting double digit percentage gains.

Tue
15
Oct

Texas constitutional amendment voting starts Monday

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election in both Burnet and Llano counties begins Monday, Oct. 21, and continues through Friday, Nov. 1.

Burnet County

Tue
08
Oct

Police investigates Marble Falls High School classroom attack

By Connie Swinney and Nathan Hendrix

A male juvenile will face a possible assault charge, following an attack on another student, captured on video and shared on social media, according to Marble Falls police. Marble Falls Independent School District officials also responded with a letter to parents and communities addressing the safety of students in the classroom.

The incident was reported the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 4 at the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive.

Fri
04
Oct

TCEQ mulls three mining permits on US 281

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials are two of three mining companies which have recently applied for air quality permits under consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The entryway is located, just north of Marble Falls on US 281 in Burnet County.

 

 

 

 

Knife River, Lhoist, Oldcastle expanding operations on US 281

By Lew K. Cohn and Connie Swinney
The Highlander

Fri
04
Oct

Panel to debate mining impact at forum in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Residents who are supporters and opponents of the growing mining industry in Burnet County are set to come together during a public forum Monday, Oct. 7 in Marble Falls. Pictured here is a gravel truck on US 281 on Oct. 2 leaving the entryway of the Lhoist mining operation just north of Marble Falls. Concerns among residents include air and water quality as well as congestion and traffic safety.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An upcoming public forum will feature a debate among group representatives at odds over the impact and proliferation of the mining industry in the Hill Country.

The event – sponsored by the Austin American Statesman (AAS) and KVUE TV Austin – is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Riverbend Conference Center, 708 1st St. in Marble Falls.

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