Marble Falls news

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04
Oct

Wayward tortoise visits newspaper, seeking home

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A sulcata tortoise found his way to the newspaper parking lot Wednesday, Oct. 2. The tortoise was turned over to Marble Falls Police Department's animal control officer until its owner can be located. Call animal control at 830-693-3611 to offer information.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sulcata tortoises are not indigenous to the Highland Lakes — they are more common to the southern Sahara desert and the savannas of Africa. However, someone forgot to tell that to one beautiful specimen who paid a visit to The Highlander office Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Mon
30
Sep

Marble Falls Area EMS to hold fish fry fundraiser at Blue Bonnet Cafe

File Photo
Marble Falls Area EMS will hold their annual fall fish fry fundraiser at the Blue Bonnet Cafe from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Plates are $10 per person for adults or $5 for children 5 and under. For takeout orders call 830-693-2444. Pictured here are the Walls of Spicewood with Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director Kevin Naumann during a past event.

Mon
30
Sep

Crews put US 281 road work into high gear in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A $7.3 million road safety improvement project is under way along US 281 from the 2147 East intersection to the Texas 71 intersection. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the project is adding a continuous left-turn lane and widening shoulders. Officials said the project will take approximately 18 months to complete, starting from the time motorists could see preparations taking shape three months ago in the form of caution barrels and land clearing in the right-of-way.

Tue
24
Sep

Texas Tech, Austin Coding Academy join forces

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The Texas Tech Coding Academy is a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers. The local campus has teamed up with an Austin-based firm to launch the curriculum in the Highland Lakes.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

A new joint venture which will begin next month at Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes in Marble Falls could help increase the number of graduates earning higher pay in a technical job field.

Texas Tech University and Austin Coding Academy announced Wednesday, Sept. 18, a new partnership to launch the Texas Tech Coding Academy, a part-time web development program that prepares students for careers as web developers and software engineers.

Tue
24
Sep

Marble Falls City Council debates water rate hike options

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials are considering an average 8.5 percent water rate hike for the next few years. Part of the reason involves funding for upgrades and improvements at the w

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls City Council members suggested raising the base rate and consumption rate on water bills based on the cost projections of operating the water plant, paying off utility debt and anticipating future growth.

Fri
20
Sep

Marble Falls adds streets to "No thru truck traffic" zones

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
On Sept. 17, Marble Falls City Council approved further restricting where large trucks can cut through on city streets, as they're attempting to navigate off off or onto state highways US 281 and FM 1431

 

 

 

 

. . . The Marble Falls City Council approved exemptions on Sept. 17 for an amended “No Thru Truck Traffic” ordinance as well as added streets to the list of restricted zones.

Officials began researching ways in 2018 to reduce the noise and road maintenance impact in areas including the Main Street shopping district. In December officials debated the pros and cons of adding routes to the list of truck restricted areas.

Fri
20
Sep

Police: Warrant suspect injures Marble Falls officer

From staff reports

A Marble Falls police officer was treated for injuries Sept. 20 after during the arrest of a suspect, wanted on a warrant charge, in the HEB grocery store.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. at the store, 1503 FM 1431.

While in the store, a Marble Falls police officer came into contact with a male suspect inside the store, according to the MFPD press release. The suspect attempted to flee.

Fri
20
Sep

DPS investigating dual collisions on US 281 north of Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Back-to-back crashes within a mile of each other on US. 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls around noon Sept. 19 delayed traffic for at least two hours as crew cleared the scene. At least four people were transported to the emergency room. The Texas Department of Safety is investigation the collisions.

Fri
20
Sep

Marble Falls Music Festival to feature top Texas Country artists

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Area residents and visitors will have the opportunity to listen to Alan's music as he joins John Arthur Martinez, Pauline Reese, Kyle Park, and Shinyribs at the Marble Falls Music Festival this Saturday, Sept. 21, participating as part of the local talent setting the stage for the night's headliners.

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

Raised in the Hill Country by a pair of musical parents, artist Brandon Alan grew up with exposure to a variety of genres and styles of music. He soon blazed his own trail, and began picking the guitar around the age of 11.

Fri
20
Sep

Area church leaders conduct blessing of the homes for Marble Falls flood survivors

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

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