Marble Falls

Mon
30
May

Lightning crashes across the sky

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Lightning crashes across the sky in downtown Marble Falls on Saturday, May 28.

Wed
25
May

Severe weather alert issued

Forecasts still hold out hopes for improvements for Saturday night, May 28, and the Memorial Day weekend. See more from the National Weather Service on Facebook: The-Highlander.

Gusty southerly winds are adding moisture and, while afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible today, Wednesday, May 24, the threat is predicted to escalate and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued severe weather alerts.

“The broad trough of low pressure over the western US is forecast to slowly shift to east Thursday through Friday, said Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority. “As the trough approaches northwestern Texas, it's expected to cause the widespread development of rain showers and thunderstorms across the Hill Country and Central Texas.”

Thu
19
May

Flash Flood Watch Issued for all of South Central Texas on Thursday (1 AM until 10 PM)

Area of Concern:

All of South Central Texas for flash flooding and subsequent river flooding, with a slight risk for severe storms and isolated tornadoes primarily in the Coastal Plains. See attached graphics.

Threats & Impacts:

Tornadoes:  A few tornadoes in the Coastal Plains possible, low risk elsewhere

Winds:  Up to 60 mph

Wed
18
May

Texas Tech partnership has benefitted Burnet County

By LEW K. COHN

The Highlander

Managing Editor

 

Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan's recent visit to Marble Falls has revealed just how important the Highland Lakes campus is to the university system. Friday, May 6 was the first time the chancellor had visited the campus at the Frank Fickett Educational Center and he noted that the regional site is definitely “an asset in the Texas Tech System.”

Tue
17
May

Marble Falls man indicted on stalking, aggravated assault

Rose

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH

BURNET BULLETIN

 

A Marble Falls resident and convicted felon will face trial once again following an indictment on charges of stalking, aggravated assault and harassment.

Richard Lee Rose II, 39, was arrested on two felony charges and one misdemeanor after an indictment was filed against him on May 3.

The a grand jury in the 33rd Judicial District Court indicted Rose on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and stalking, a third-degree felony, after he allegedly spiked a woman's coffee with methamphetamine, stole and damaged her property, and threatened her. Rose was also indicted on the misdemeanor count of harassment in county court on the same day.

Mon
16
May

Severe thunderstorms expected across South-Central Texas Tuesday afternoon, evening

Area of Concern:

All of south-central Texas, especially the Hill Country and I-35 corridor. 

 

Threats & Impacts:

Tornadoes:  Low threat for tornadoes.

Winds:  Wind gusts to 60 MPH.  

Hail: Up to 2 inches in diameter.

Rainfall: Localized amounts near 2 inches. 

Wed
11
May

Stamp out Hunger at your mailbox Saturday, May 14

The Marble Falls Post Office is asking the support of Marble Falls and Granite Shoals on May 14, as it joins America’s letter carriers to conduct the nation’s largest single-day food drive—Stamp Out Hunger.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to support local food banks and the 48 million Americans who struggle with hunger.

Mon
09
May

Family mourns gruesome slaying of former beauty queen

Naomi Chaney when she was in the Marine Corps

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

 

Friends and family are mourning the death of a former Miss Aqua Boom who was gruesomely killed in New Mexico earlier this year – apparently on her birthday.

Two men were arrested last week for their part in the slaying of 36-year-old Naomi Ruth Chaney. New Mexico State Police are still searching for the body of Chaney, a former Horseshoe Bay resident and graduate of Marble Falls High School.

Fri
06
May

MayFest promises fun for all at Johnson Park

 By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor

 

The countdown is on for the annual MayFest, to be held at historic Johnson Park in Marble Falls from May 11-14.

This year's MayFest promises to be better than ever as there are a number of fun events for children and adults alike as well as music, contests and the MayFest carnival.

Fri
29
Apr

Texas Tech chancellor to visit Marble Falls campus

Robert L. Duncan

The Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Site at Highland Lakes will host a community meet-and-greet for Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan and Interim President John Opperman.

The event is set to take place from 2:30-3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Frank Fickett Educational Center at 806 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls.

The Chancellor and President are visiting the regional site to learn about programs and initiatives and to meet community stakeholders who work to advance and enhance opportunities for students who attend Texas Tech University locally. Both Chancellor Duncan and Dr. Opperman are focused on providing the regional site with the resources needed to achieve its mission.

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