Marble Falls news

Tue
14
May

State appeals lawsuit against city of Double Horn

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The state of Texas has opted to continue its legal action against the city of Double Horn, alleging the municipality formed illegally, following a petition denial by a district court judge in Burnet County.

Tue
14
May

Burnet County communities sees increase in sales tax receipts

From staff reports

While Burnet County's three biggest cities all saw decreases in their sales tax distributions for the month of May, the entire county remains well above average for calendar year 2019 as the collections are up more than 11.1 percent combined.

Thu
09
May

Marble Falls hires new head basketball coach

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Former MFISD teacher and coach Travis Crain has rejoined the district as the new head basketball coach.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls Independent School District hired Travis Crain as the new boys basketball head coach at a special school board meeting on Thursday.

Crain takes the reins after previous head coach Matt Bailey accepted the position at Tomball Memorial earlier this month.

Wed
08
May

Marble Falls police investigate report of mountain lion sighting

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Marble Falls police are investigating a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. Contact 9-1-1 or call (830) 693-3611.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Marble Falls police officials are sending out an alert to residents about a possible mountain lion sighting May 8 near two churches within the city limits, according to a press release.

“[We] received an unconfirmed report of a possible mountain lion sighting in the wooded area east of 400 Avenue N,” the release stated.

A person reported to police that they spotted what they believed to be a mountain lion, also known as a puma or cougar,  in the early morning hours that day.

“Although this is an unconfirmed event, we want to notify residents in the area so that they may take proper precautions regarding children and pets,” an MFPD spokesperson stated in the release.

The agency contacted Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which offered the following safety tips in the event a predator is lurking in the neighborhood:

• Keep children and pets inside from dusk to dawn;

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls MayFest announces Battle of the Bands lineup

Contributed
The lineup of Marble Falls MayFest music artists include Creekside Republic, Hard Right, Thunderosa, ArchEgo, Doug Day, CRVNCH and JR Gomez y Los Conjuntos Bandits (pictured here).

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The lineup has been set for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bands as Marble Falls MayFest 2019 returns for another action-packed four days of fun, beginning Wednesday, May 8, and continuning through Saturday, May 11, at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J.

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls Mustangs senior stays strong for his mother

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs outfielder Sean Ferrell honored his mother's memory with a banner in right field at Marble Falls High School's Scearce field.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls senior baseball player Sean Ferrell found inspiration in his mother's memory to finish the baseball season and his senior year strong.

Tue
07
May

Marble Falls High School sophomore on track for state dominance

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Coach Chris Schrader worked with MFHS state-bound runner Bailey Goggans May 3 in preparation for the upcoming state track meet.

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls High School track star Bailey Goggans has no fear about running in the State track meet this year, and that should intimidate her competition.

Tue
07
May

Post Office to help stamp out hunger May 11 for Helping Center

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Helping Center Board President Paul King volunteered May 6 at the Marble Falls food pantry. Volunteers, the Burnet County Hunger Alliance and the U.S. Postal Service are working together to collect food May 11 for Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
The Highlander

As Helping Executive Director Sam Pearce has known for years, a dry, hot summer can lead to a food drought without community assistance.

Fri
03
May

Press Play: Voting. . . Not to be taken for granted

Connie Swinney is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. Her column appears in both publications. She also covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

One of my proudest moments involved watching my daughter go into a voting booth for the very first time at age 18.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls Lady Mustang De La Hoya signs with Concordia soccer

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Family members Junior Ramirez, Veronica De La Hoya and little Aleena joined lady Mustangs senior Jessica De La Hoya as she inked a deal April 26 to play soccer at Concordia University in Austin.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls soccer star Jessica De La Hoya committed last week to playing soccer at the next level for Concordia University in Austin.

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