Marble Falls shoots for economic boost with filmmakers

Marble Falls city officials are working to coax more filmmakers to the city for location filming for the economic benefits to the community. Pictured here is a scene from “Shotgun Honey,” a 2016 drama shot, in part, in Marble Falls.





Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

From the 2016 drama “Shotgun Honey” to the biographical disaster flick “Jon,” Marble Falls city officials want to try to coax more filmmakers to the area for the economic benefits and to potentially cultivate a new industry to the community.

To that end, the city recently earned the designation as a Certified Film Friendly Community (CFFC) by the Texas Film Commission (TFC), a division of the Texas Office of the Governor.

To gain certification, city representatives attended a day-long workshop in 2016 to learn about the production process and best practices for working with the film industry and developed TFC-approved film policy which the city has adapted into an ordinance.

“It's general exposure to Marble Falls as a destination,” Assistant City Manager Caleb Kraenzel said. “Marble Falls is now a very browsable community that pre-production can go into.”


Proffitts look to restore farm, ranch property

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
On the Proffitt property’s south end is a building that was once one of Burnet County’s old country school houses.




By Richard Zowie
Staff Writer

The descendants of a property that’s been family owned and family farmed for almost 130 years are hoping to return the land to its former glory.

Proffitt Property is a long, narrow strip of land, consisting of approximately 238 acres reaches the Colorado River on its north end and crosses Double Horn Creek on its south end. On the south end, it also has a former community school called Double Horn School House.

Nita Proffitt, who currently lives on the land and is the great-granddaughter of the original owners, is getting help from family members as they work to restore the land.


How it was

The land survived the Great Depression of the 1930s, a time when the economy collapsed and when many banks that didn’t close often found themselves foreclosing on farmland.

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