Marble Falls news

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.

Fri
03
May

MFISD STEAM Academy students build 2900 Bridge models for Kingsland

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
STEAM Academy student William Eppler prepares his group's presentation board for an ambitious cantilever bridge to replace the 2900 Bridge that washed away in October 2018.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

When the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland washed away on Oct. 16, 2018, teachers at the Marble Falls STEAM Academy found inspiration for a real-world assignment that hit close to home.

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls postpones swimming pool opening until 2020

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls city officials decided to skip the summer 2019 municipal pool season and wait until 2020 to re-open the facility to clear the way for completion of Lakeside Park upgrades and additional amenities.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Due to construction-related safety concerns during on-going Lakeside Park upgrades, the city of Marble Falls will postpone the municipal pool season until 2020.

Fri
03
May

Property tax reform bill SB2 gains steam in 86th Texas Legislature

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After a contentious day of discussion, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30, approved Senate Bill 2, which leaders of both chambers are calling a victory for tax reform and limited property tax growth. House members then finalized their vote on Wednesday, May 1.

Fri
03
May

MFISD budget impacted by proposed bill addressing recapture

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

As the time approaches for Marble Falls Independent School District to pass an operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year, the status of House Bill 3 is making it difficult for administrators to put solid numbers on paper.

Mon
29
Apr

Funeral services set for Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle crash

Cindi Fry/The Highlander
The community has covered the squad car of the late Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe with gifts, flowers and balloons to show their support after his death April 26 in a motorcycle crash. Funeral services for Howe are Thursday, May 2 at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Law enforcement and the Marble Falls community have expressed an outpouring of support for an officer who died in a motorcycle crash on Ranch Road 1431, as the family prepares for his memorial service.

Tue
23
Apr

Early voting underway for city and school elections

Special to The Highlander

The early voting period ahead of the May 4 municipal and city elections began Monday, April 22 and ends Tuesday, April 30.

Tue
23
Apr

Marble Falls athletes in four Regionals events

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls sophomore Kason O'Riley won first place in the high jump event at the Area track meet. He also won first place in the District meet.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The second half of the Area track meet produced another Regional competitor for Marble Falls High School.

The field events and the 3200-meter run were moved to Thursday after Wednesday rains intensified after the track events in Leander.

Tue
23
Apr

DPS identifies victims in Kingsland plane crash

UPDATE: The victims of the plane crash were identified as William Lee Glenn, 69, and John Timothy Sharp, 66, both of Kingsland, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. They were pronounced dead at the scene by Llano County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Maureen Riggs.

From staff reports

Two people died Easter Sunday, April 21 after an experimental aircraft crashed at an airstrip in Kingsland, near the Legends Golf Course, officials reported. Witnesses believe high winds may have played a factor.

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