Marble Falls news

Tue
20
Aug

MFISD facility upgrades greet teachers and pupils

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Crews worked on the finishing touches of the new bus loop at Highland Lakes Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19. MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said the bus loop will be ready for the first day of school. Similar loops at Marble Falls Middle and High Schools will be ready for use before Thanksgiving break.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

While the students were out for summer vacation, Marble Falls Independent School District was putting some of the money from last year's $55 million bond to work.

MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen said although there is plenty of work left to be done across the district, the administration is happy with the progress made prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Fri
16
Aug

U.S. 281 crash raises traffic light concerns

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
According to the police report, the driver of a vehicle – facing a red blinking traffic light – pulled onto U.S. 281 from Resource Parkway Aug. 13 and collided with a northbound vehicle.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A recent two-vehicle crash on U.S. 281 sparked reaction from commuters concerned about the status of a blinking light at the intersection of the highway and Resource Parkway.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. Aug. 13 in the intersection of the four-lane highway. The location on the east side of the roadway is the entryway/exit to the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park. Pedernales Electric Cooperative is located on the westside of the highway.

Tue
13
Aug

Marble Falls takes heat from Buena Vista landowner

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city officials announced they will work out a deal with two property owners who accused the municipality of failing to offer “bonafide” offers for their land, as the city continued steps to transition the area near Lake Marble Falls into expanded park space.

Tue
13
Aug

Fire danger skyrockets in Burnet and Llano counties

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Fire officials are zeroing in on the possible cause of a fire that destroyed a log cabin-styled home on Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Kingsland Ranch Cove on Lake LBJ - and scorching conditions may have played a factor. The structure was unoccupied. Suspicions included combustible industrial chemicals on rags as well as embers from a barbecue grill.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Two weekend grass fires in Burnet County, including one near Bertram which required Texas Forest Service assistance, have local fire departments reminding residents there is a burn ban in place for a very good reason.

Tue
06
Aug

Colorful Crusaders join First Assembly Church for camp

Cindi Fry/The Highlander

Dozens of children attended the Kids Crusade, Wednesday July 31 to Aug. 2 at First Assembly Church of Marble Falls. The evening program featured faith-based lessons, activities, songs and special guests including “Lollipop the Clown.”

 

Tue
06
Aug

Flood prompts proposed Marble Falls water rate hike

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

City officials have proposed an 8 percent increase in the water and wastewater rates for residents due to a decrease in post flood water usage connected to aftermath restrictions as well as a reduction in water use tied to smart meters.

Fri
02
Aug

McCannon named Faith Academy athletic director

Contributed/Faith Academy
Coach Steve McCannon and daughter Juliette McCannon at the first annual Faith Academy Relays in March 2019.

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Faith Academy announced that local financial advisor and veteran coach Steve McCannon has been named athletic director.

Fri
02
Aug

Marble Falls High School football practice begins next week

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The older campers got to run some offensive sets that teach different blocking schemes to the offensive linemen and teach the tailbacks how to find the hole.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Mustang football camp is an opportunity for young gridiron hopefuls to learn the fundamentals of the game, but it means something a little different for football fans: the season is right around the corner.

Fri
02
Aug

Authorities net auto theft spree suspect, merchandise

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County authorities tracked down a suspect July 30 accused of stealing as many as six vehicles in about 10 days, after finding a stolen pickup abandoned in the vicinity of one of the other incidents.

Fri
26
Jul

Not all that glitters is Mustangs gold

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls school board members fielded concerns recently over the outline color – which appears orange instead of gold – used on the Mustangs logo at midfield and in the end zone at Mustangs Stadium. Sports Editor Nathan Hendrix reveals his “true colors” on the discussion and what board members may need to do about the dilemma.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

When it comes to school colors, close enough is not good enough.

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