The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board directed $40,000 of funding to Workforce Network Inc. that will unlock $4.6 million in job training for the Highland Lakes area. The EDC money will be used to rent a warehouse and finish out classroom space inside to provide hands-on training for various skilled trades. “It’s a game […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors awarded $10,000 of community leverage grant funding for Music on Main, a free concert series at Old Oak Square in downtown Marble Falls. Grant money will pay for musicians, marketing, and seating for concerts scheduled from March through October. The series kicked off on Wednesday, March 1, with a […]

Wow—what a year.  In spite of crazy price fluctuations in the local real estate market (the median sales price of a home in Marble Falls reached $678,800 in July), rising inflation across the board, extended drought in the region, political chicanery at the national level, and global unrest, Marble Falls had a pretty fabulous year […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors approved $14,000 in community leverage grant funding for Highland Lakes Creative Arts during its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2. Grant money will be used for popular events and productions, including the year-round Sculpture on Main exhibit, Paint the Town, Sculpture on Main Street Fest, Sculpture on the Square, and an art walk. […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors approved $78,000 in community leverage grant funding for the Marble Falls Downtown District during its regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7. The recently approved application will help fund several projects in the city, including railing for downtown, the purchase of decorations for the city’s annual Christmas celebration, a lease on a […]

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — A proposed Think, Texas column about a day trip to Burnet County swiftly grew into three separate columns, so fascinating were the historic towns of Marble Falls, Burnet and Bertram — and the people who live there. Today, we look at Marble Falls. Located about an hour northwest of Austin, Burnet […]

Marble Falls Hotel Group announces the iconic name of its highly anticipated hotel and conference center project MARBLE FALLS, Texas, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The wait is finally over. After much anticipation, Phoenix Hospitality Group announces that Downtown Marble Falls will soon be home to The Ophelia Hotel Marble Falls, A Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel. The hotel […]

The lights that brighten the U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls might one day be able to change colors to celebrate holidays and special events. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. authorized engineering services company Stantec to begin preliminary designs for lighting improvements on the bridge that would give the city the ability to change […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. entered a three-year funding commitment with Workforce Network Inc. during the EDC’s regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 5. Beginning this fiscal year, the EDC will provide the nonprofit with $20,000 a year for three years to use toward growing staffing needs. Workforce Network Inc. is a nonprofit workforce intermediary serving communities […]

Backbone Creek stabilization project completed in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park   Brigid Cooley Marble Falls City Engineer Kacey Paul addresses the audience during a Dec. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Backbone Creek Bank Stabilization Project, which began in mid-2020. The project stabilized banks along Backbone Creek and added roughly 2 acres of park land to the […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. will work with Stantec, an engineering services company, in developing the next steps of Lakeside Park Phase 1B improvements. The EDC approved entering a $553,095 professional services agreement with the company during its Monday, Sept. 27, meeting. Stantec will spend the next eight months working on design development and […]

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. entered land purchase, management, and lease agreements with Marble Falls Hotel Group LLC during the EDC’s Sept. 27 meeting. The actions allow for the construction of a planned hotel and conference center. Illustration courtesy of Marble Falls EDC Legal documents to bring the Marble Falls Hotel and Conference Center closer to […]

Can it be? The dog days of summer 2021 are upon us at last. And while plenty has changed over previous years, one thing remains constant: an overwhelming desire among many Americans to head to the water—and, just maybe, consider what it would take to own a house there. But in today’s overheated housing market, […]

Over the last several months, I’ve been reluctant to share my normal updates on economic indicators for Marble Falls. The context for these updates has been turned on its head, and it seems that every statement made by every public official these days is derided by exactly 50% of the population for either politicizing the pandemic or ignoring science, even if it’s not really related to COVID. It’s exhausting and annoying.