Marble Falls

Fri
29
Apr

First response training crosses borders and waters

By Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

When an American internship fell through for two Swiss EMTs while they were sitting at the New York airport, it was just good fortune that they had an international community of first responders to fall back on.

Ken Schwake, a Marble Falls Firefighter and wife Michelle, a Marble Falls Area EMS Paramedic, have made several trips to Switzerland in past years and built relationships there with other first responders.

While Dominick Imhof and Rebecca Schaer were stranded at the airport, Ken Schwake got a phone call.

Fri
29
Apr

Severe weather risk this afternoon, evening

The Hill Country, including Burnet and Llano counties, is at risk for some severe storms this afternoon and evening. As you can see on the attached map, this includes areas across the eastern Hill Countgry as well as along and east of I-35, including Austin and San Antonio.

Threats include hail up to 2 inches in diameter as well as wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and rainfall of between half an inch to 2 inches. Isolated pockets east of I-35 could see up to 4 inches of rain and an isolated tornado or two is possible.

Isolated to scattered showers will develop this morning with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening. Environmental conditions are favorable for some storms to become strong to severe and the severe threat may diminish after midnight.  

Mon
25
Apr

Severe weather risk late Tuesday afternoon, evening

Headline:

Severe Thunderstorms possible late Tuesday afternoon into late evening across portions of South-Central Texas…

 

Area of Concern

The Hill Country and portions of the Balcones Escarpment and including the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan cities.

Fri
22
Apr

LCRA,PEC award $22,256 to Marble Falls Area EMS

Contributed
Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services has received a grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and PEC for $22,256 to purchase new CPR equipment.

Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be able to purchase new CPR equipment thanks to a $22,256 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

Marble Falls Area EMS will acquire a LUCAS Chest Compression System and a Zoll portable ventilator, some of the most advanced equipment in the field of emergency medicine for cardiac arrest victims. When paired with defibrillators, medication and highly trained medics, the organization will be able to offer the best in CPR care, said Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director Kevin Naumann.

Fri
22
Apr

Johnson Park honored as Lone Star Legacy Park

Mayor John Packer accepts an award naming Johnson Park in Marble Falls a Lone Star Legacy Park on Friday. The city hosted a ceremony and reception to mark the occasion.

Thu
21
Apr

Early voting starts Monday for city, school elections

Early voting for the May 7 city and school elections begins Monday, April 25 in Burnet and Llano counties. Several different local leadership positions are up for grabs on the ballot.

Voters will decide which of three candidates will get the Place 1 spot on the Marble Falls Independent School District (MFISD) Board of Trustees. 

Wed
20
Apr

CDPP grants giving civic support

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

 

Small ceremonies for the presentation of a grants are about to make a big difference in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Cottonwood Shores and Llano.

Wed
20
Apr

Traffic congestion on US 281 needs to be addressed

By LEW K. COHN

The Highlander

Managing Editor

I listened with interest to the presentation last week on the City of Marble Falls' comprehensive plan, which has been updated through the work of Halff Associates along with the City Council, Economic Development Committee and a Comprehensive Plan Action Committee (CPAC).

One of the more interesting topics which came up as Robert Halff presented the plan was traffic and transportation through Marble Falls, especially on the U.S. Highway 281 corridor. I was especially encouraged when I heard discussion about the possible development of alternate routes to US 281.

Tue
19
Apr

Children's Day dodges April showers with success

GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/THE HIGHLANDER
Children gathered at the Johnson Park amphitheater in Marble Falls release balloons at the opening ceremony of Children Day on Saturday, April 16. Rain threatened but held off, just as predicted by founder of the event, Ely Banuet Rodriguez, leading the count-down in Minnie Mouse, stage center.

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

Johnson Park in Marble Falls became a concourse filled with the youngest of the Highland Lakes residents who came for the Children's Day celebration on Saturday, April 16.

Founder and president Ely Banuet Rodriguez had predicted April showers would hold as they always have. She welcomed children in whimsical Minnie Mouse ears to remind them of the opening prayers. Marble Falls Mayor John Packer read a proclamation of the day and members of  Foreign Wars Post 10376 and Cub Scout Pack 248 posted the colors.

"I was impressed by the crowd that stayed to the end," said Rodriguez. "We had more than 50 prizes to share, including bikes and electronic tablets."

 

 

Sun
17
Apr

Sunday weather alert issued

A National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch continues for most of South Central Texas from 10 a.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
All of South Central Texas is included, with the heaviest rainfall expected primarily along and east of U.S. 281 and along and north of Interstate 10. This still includes both the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
Over the next 48 hours and widespread, 3-6 inches of rain are expected over most of South Central Texas with isolated amounts of 8-12 inches mainly east of U.S. 281 and north of Interstate 10. 
Flash floods and river flooding remain the primary concern. Rising levels on rivers, creeks, and streams and increasing soil moisture levels will continue to increase this threat over the 48 hour period ending Tuesday morning.

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