Marble Falls news

Fri
26
Jul

Marble Falls extends hike and bike trail

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

A new sidewalk began to take shape July 25 in the south end of Johnson Park in Marble Falls. The work is adjacent to a new restroom facility at the venue. When completed, the sidewalk will farther extend the hiking and biking trail system which connects to Westside Park.

Fri
26
Jul

Program to polish historic Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls staff will seek participation in 2020 in the Texas Main Street Program which provides services, resources and potential funding options for communities designated downtown structures and facilities with historic attributes.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls city leaders approved participation starting January 2020 in Texas Main Street Program aimed at revitalizing commercial structures with historic attributes in the business district of the community.

Fri
19
Jul

Meadowlakes City Council approves new EMS contract

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Meadowlakes will continue to be served by the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services for the next three years after City Council members unanimously approved a new contract with the organization at Tuesday's regular council meeting.

Fri
19
Jul

Marble Falls ISD moves to next bond project phase

Contributed/MFISD
Huckabee Architects shared computer-generated visions for what several renovations, including the new courtyard area (pictured here) and the front of the high school will look like. Projects are expected to be completed January 2021.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls school bond project architects provided updates on pending construction around the district to the Board of Trustees, including courtyard upgrades, fine arts building renovations and additional locker rooms at Max Copeland Gym.

Fri
19
Jul

City of Marble Falls eyes reserves to finish Lakeside Park

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Workers deposited sand July 18 for the manmade beach area in Lakeside Park. Marble Falls City Council approved about $210,000 during the regular council meeting the evening prior for the private contractor to install an irrigation system and landscaping at the venue.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As crews tackled the finishing touches on the phase 1A portion of parks improvements, Marble Falls city officials approved over $212,000 on July 16 for the private contractor on site to install the landscaping and irrigation system at Lakeside Park.

Wed
17
Jul

Rodeo gallops into Marble Falls July 19 and 20

File Photo
The Marble Falls Rodeo returns for its 63rd year this weekend at Charley Taylor Arena, 3053 S. US 281.

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Marble Falls Rodeo returns this weekend July 19 and 20 at Charley Taylor Arena, just south of Marble Falls on US 281.

This year's rodeo – the 63rd iteration of the annual event – will feature several competitions, including the return of the rodeo queen.

Tue
16
Jul

Two deaths in separate accidents on Lake LBJ

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
One of two reported fatalities in three days on Lake LBJ occurred near a congested area of the waterway, just off FM 1431 in Kingsland. On July 11 a woman's body was found floating in the vicinity of a personal watercraft authorities believe may have been involved in an accident. On July 14, game warden recovered the body of a Sarita man a few miles upstream from that area in the Legends subdivision.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials recovered two bodies in three days and unveiled the possible cause of death in the unrelated boating incidents over the weekend along the Colorado River on Lake LBJ.

Tue
16
Jul

LCRA adds solar power to generation portfolio

Special to The Highlander

The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Thursday, July 11, it has signed a contract to add 141 megawatts (MW) of solar power to its generation portfolio to serve its wholesale customers beginning in 2021.

Fri
12
Jul

Merchants thrive in Marble Falls infrastructure improvement zone

Special to The Highlander/Sheryl Westerman
Birdie's Market and ReDid are among Marble Falls downtown district businesses which have benefited from projects funded through the tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) program in which the city dedicates a portion of taxes for revitalization, refurbishment or installation of safety features on public right-of-way adjacent to merchants' property.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When Birdie's Market owner Sheryl Westerman started her business she knew exactly who she wanted her target customer to be.

Fri
12
Jul

Meadowlakes rescinds disputed Citizens Comment form

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Meadowlakes city officials changed course Tuesday, July 9, on a recently-enacted public comments policy after questions arose by citizens and legal experts about its legality.

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