Marble Falls news

Fri
19
Apr

MFISD welcomes new head football coach Brian Herman

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Brian Herman was named the new head football coach for Marble Falls High School on Monday, April 15. Herman and his family were introduced to those in attendance at the school board meeting by MFISD Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen. The public is invited to a meet and greet at the Max Copeland Gym on Monday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Read more about Coach Herman's vision for the Mustang football team and his past experience in the Friday, April 19 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email nathan@highlandernews.com.

 

Fri
19
Apr

High school renovation designs presented to Marble Falls ISD

Contributed/MFISD
Engineers from Huckabee Engineering shared conceptual sketches with the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, April 15. One of the sketches showed what the Marble Falls High School commons area will look like after the renovations are complete.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Representatives from Huckabee Engineering, construction managers for the Marble Falls Independent School District's $55 million bond projects, presented preliminary designs and budgets for district-wide renovations to the school board on Monday, April 15.

Fri
19
Apr

Burnet County, Marble Falls school officials concerned by SB 2 passage

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Local county and school officials were less than pleased this week with the passage of a Texas Senate bill that caps the amount property taxes can be increased without requiring voter approval.

Fri
19
Apr

TXDOT construction to shrink U.S. 281 business frontage in Marble Falls

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls business owners along a stretch of U.S. 281 north could lose state right-of-way frontage including parking lot space, as the Texas Department of Transportation takes steps for highway construction projects for safety and to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

Tue
16
Apr

EDCs extend trade training to Burnet, Llano

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet and Llano economic development corporations have joined a Marble Falls-initiated workforce program to offer more career opportunities and train residents in high-demand jobs.

Tue
16
Apr

Marble Falls officials release state of city's fire protection services

Contributed
Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel participated in a course in 2019 to sharpen tight-space and other rescue skills as part of the entity's enhanced efforts for comprehensive training. Pictured, from left, are: Fire Capt. Sam Stacks and Engineer Randy Rankin.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Fire Rescue unveiled the state of local fire service with several new personnel, facility upgrades and training features during the entity's annual report to city leaders.

Tue
16
Apr

Former Lockhart coach selected as Marble Falls head football coach

Contributed/MFISD
Brian Herman has accepted the position of head football coach and boys athletic coordinator at Marble Falls Independent School District. He and his wife Nicole and their children, including a high school, middle school and college student, will join the community this school year.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Marble Falls school board members approved a new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator, during the April 15 regular school board meeting.

Officials welcomed Brian Herman to start his position this school year.

Fri
12
Apr

Hill Country Community Theatre annexes 'Doublewide, Texas' for April show

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From left, Helen Ward, Amy Masuda, Gabriele Grasmick, Eliana Palmer, and Donna Petty star in the comedy “Doublewide, Texas,” opening April 25 at Hill Country Community Theatre.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Doublewide, Texas,” the fourth show of its 2018-19 season¸ by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.

Fri
12
Apr

Marble Falls officials testify before state lawmakers about mining regulation

Burnet County Judge James Oakley/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer (left) and City Manager Mike Hodge spoke before the Texas House Energy Resources Committee about the infiltration of the mining industry and its economic impact, near the city and in the Burnet County area.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer
Burnet County officials offered insight April 8 into the pitfalls of the growing number of mining operations among fledgling residential developments, as state lawmakers in Austin considered potential bills which would further regulate and tighten oversight on the industry.

Fri
12
Apr

Kayaker treks Colorado River, Highland Lakes on Gulf excursion

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Ethan West, at just 22 years old, embarked recently on a kayaking adventure from near the headwaters of the Llano River to the Gulf Coast. The Highlander caught up to him April 10 at the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina on Lake LBJ as he started to make a transition onto Lake Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The spirit of adventure can motivate people to do extraordinary things. For Ethan West, it was his motivation to kayak to the Gulf of Mexico.

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