Marble Falls OKs nearly 11 percent water rate hike to pay project debt

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A water rate hike approved by the Marble Falls City Council will increase water bills citywide by nearly 11 percent to pay the debt on infrastructure projects — some of which were ordered to bring the system up to state standards, officials say. (more…)

Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood was looking for a little help to take her Lion Latch, a jewelry protector, from idea to marketable product, she turned to a SCORE mentor. (more…)

Red Cross is more local than you think

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — One misconception Rik Chapman hears when he talks to people about the Red Cross is they think it only responds to disasters on a national or international scale. (more…)

Roger Staubach’s biggest pass wasn’t with the Cowboys

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — After a professional football career that included several trips to the Super Bowl and a college career at the Naval Academy along with winning the Heisman Trophy, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had to really dig through his gridiron years when it came to picking his […]

Military flags, Warrior’s Walk coming to Johnson Park veterans memorial

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — To continue honoring those who donned a uniform for this nation, the Marble Falls Rotary Club is adding to the veterans memorial area at Johnson Park. The project will add flags from each of the five branches of the military as well as a Warrior’s Walk trail. […]

Faith Academy trainers keep it all together (with plenty of tape)

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — It takes plenty of rolls of medical tape to ensure the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players can compete without thinking of anything other than their assignments. Lots of tape. (more…)

Suspected Atkins Pharmacy burglar caught due to parking lot chat

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —  When Kevin Atkins of Atkins Pharmacy, 701 Third St., decided to work a little longer on a remodel at his business after hours Sept. 6, he had no idea he would have a conversation with the man who would be accused of burglarizing his store a day […]

Job-training program seeks to include industrial trades with EDC assistance

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A job-training program offering free tuition has proposed expanding to include trades such as plumbing and electrical with potential seed money from the state and the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., officials said. (more…)

The Marble Falls City Council is scheduled to approve a water rate hike on Oct. 18 that will increase the average customer water bills by 11 percent. That money will be used to pay the debt on city infrastructure projects, including improvements to the water system. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls OKs nearly 11 percent water rate hike to pay project debt

28 September 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A water rate hike approved by the Marble Falls City Council will increase water bills citywide by nearly 11 percent to pay the debt on infrastructure projects — some of which were ordered to bring the system up to state standards, officials say. (more…)

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Llano football looks to end losing streak vs. Eastside Memorial

28 September 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The Llano High School football team looks to end a four-game losing streak and will make the attempt during a short week to prepare. The Yellow Jackets (1-4 overall, District 13-4A Division II) will play Austin Eastside Memorial (1-3 overall, 14-4A Division I) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. […]

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Video catches suspect stealing from Granite Shoals food pantry

27 September 2016

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Joseph’s Food Pantry founder Roy Guerrero offered prayers as well as a message of hope after hearing Granite Shoals police tracked down a suspect accused of burglarizing his facility. (more…)

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Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

Get your small business off the ground with free workshop

27 September 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Lerin Lockwood was looking for a little help to take her Lion Latch, a jewelry protector, from idea to marketable product, she turned to a SCORE mentor. (more…)

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Red Cross is more local than you think

Red Cross is more local than you think

27 September 2016

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — One misconception Rik Chapman hears when he talks to people about the Red Cross is they think it only responds to disasters on a national or international scale. (more…)

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Granite Shoals approves tax increase and sets budget

26 September 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council approved a tax increase of 2.65 cents and set the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year during a special meeting Sept. 16. The overall tax rate is 54.72 cents per $100 valuation, which supports a budget of $6,784,677. (more…)

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